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Caffe Italiano Ristorante, Fair Oaks, CA

Caffe Italiano Ristorante

4.7
4.7
189 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Authentic Italian cuisine in Fair Oaks. We use the freshest ingredients and provide the best service. We look forward to seeing you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (916) 436-4037

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    SERGIO MIRABELLI

  • Neighborhood

    Fair Oaks

  • Cross street

    fair oaks av

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 189 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Service

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Italian

  • Sacramento

    Best Service

  • Sacramento

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Sacramento

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent excellent. Look forward to dinner there.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted and seated at arrival and m
  3. a

    artiev

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent. I would come back in a heart beat. The Wine selection was outstanding. Looking forward to our next visit, which I hope is soon.Thank you all so much.
  4. BH

    BrianH

    Sacramento

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb selections well described by our Server Christforo.
  5. v

    vinofyl

    Sacramento

    86 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We have dined at this restaurant several times--primarily for their veal dishes. We noticed immediately that they have upgraded the quality of their complimentary bread. As always the service was prompt, friendly and professional. Perhaps we chose the wrong veal dish, but we were disappointed with the Marsala. The veal was swimming in a mushroom gravy that was not up to their previous offerings. In addition, the vegetables and potatoes were barely warm. We hate to sound picky but the quality of food at this restaurant was much better when we dined here in 2021. The wine by the glass Malbec was barely drinkable, similar to a grocery store bulk wine. Next time we will focus on their pasta dishes. As before, their prices are very reasonable.
  6. TG

    ThomasG

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great food, excellent service nice intimate dining room. Best Italian restaurant in Sacramento.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Caffe Italiano is a wonderful place with superb food and very caring and attentive staff! I strongly recommend this restaurant.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I sampled everyone’s plates! The sauces were divine and the meals were cooked perfectly. The owner and staff were so warm but also knowledgeable and professional. It was a delightful night out with my elderly mother. Just lovely.
  9. TC

    TomC

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood pasta and lasagna. Bottle of Melback. All very good. Topped off with free lemonchelo.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience with friends and family. Sooo much better than the big chain Italian restaurants. Almost went again the next day.
  11. CP

    ChrisP

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lots of family history and traditions at this small out of the way treasure. Great food and lots of specials. It was our second visit with many more to come.
  12. RO

    RobertO

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service and food was amazing and I highly recommend to everyone for any occasion
  13. J

    Jennifer

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, fantastic service. Food was pricey, but everything has gone up. We ate on the outside patio which is unfortunately right next to the parking lot, so there was some street noise and no privacy. It was a lovely special occasion meal for us.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for Mother’s Day - which is notorious for crowds and over bookings. Cafe Italiano was mobbed - and for good reason. Our table was ready when we arrived. The service was friendly and attentive without being overwhelming. The food was excellent despite the diversity of the dishes our party ordered. Salmon piccata. Seafood spaghetti. Lamb shank. Chicken parm. All delicious and served hot. The wine was delicious too tho the one list could’ve been more descriptive and saved me from having to Google the varietals. The decor is homey but nothing amazing. Comfortable and relaxed. This was our first time but definitely won’t be our last!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service was fast and friendly plan on going back soon
  16. AH

    AllisonH

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a early Mother’s Day dinner. Great food and service. Fun atmosphere. Great for family’s. The kids loved the spaghetti.
  17. m

    michaelf

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely small restaurant. Staff is EXCELLENT and very helpful. Good variety of daily specials, as well as a good regular menu. Desert menu was awesome. The house Chianti was perfect.
  18. G

    Gusto

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    It was just okay. We expected more, but like their marinara, it was just okay.
  19. TG

    ThomasG

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal. We have never been disappointed with the Caffe Italiano Ristorante. Sergio, the owner is first class. We are so glad he opened this restaurant. My wife had the Veal Parmigiana and it was amazing, the best she has ever had.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Server was great. Very helpful in making our selections. The owner was also very cordial and asked if we knew anyone that might like to work there.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a really enjoyable experience. The staff is kind and makes you feel like family. It is almost impossible to not be happy here. The food was superb and a very nice wine selection. This will be my go-to place for Italian food when I want to feel good!
  22. AN

    AnNitaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience! Cafe Italiano exceeded our expectations from the moment we entered to appetizers, entrees and desserts. Warm family-owned atmosphere friendly, knowledgeable service and we always gauge an Italian restaurant by the tenderness of their meatballs and flavor of their Bolognese and marsala sauces... all of it is delightful. We can't wait to enjoy their hospitality again!
  23. KH

    KimiH

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great staff. You won’t be disappointed. My brother said it was the best lasagna he ever had!
  24. JF

    JohnF

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time. Food was delicious. Really great atmosphere. Perfect portions and wine was good.
  25. P

    Pedro

    Sacramento

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simple said, the food and service was excellent. We will be back.
  26. BB

    BrookeB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Great food, staff and location. I will return again!
  27. CW

    ChristinaW

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great hidden treasure. Delicious food and wonderful staff.
  28. RO

    RobertO

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service is wonderful. It is very authentic Italian. We highly recommend this place.
  29. S

    Sara

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything at this restaurant is delicious and the service is top-notch
  30. RN

    RockNRo

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Pros: great efficient and friendly service by owner and all of the wait staff. Enjoyed the fried calamari appetizer, pear gorgonzola salad, gnocchi and tiramisu. Cons: tables close to each other so it's noisy, uncomfortable wood chairs. Lasagna was meh, risotto mare was fishy, prosciutto melon was tasteless. Prices are high for portion size ($21 for calamari, $18 for 3 slices of melon). All desserts are $10. Corkage $18. I may try it again on a weeknight when it's not crowded
  31. PP

    PeterP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Amy the server was excellent! She was very friendly, attentive and very pleasant. However, at the end of the meal the manager/owner was kind of surly and we felt like we were being rushed. There were people waiting but we didn’t feel as though we were overstaying and hoarding the table. We had spent 100$, including a bottle of wine, desert 2 salads however we split a large entree. The manager was hovering and tried to empty the bottle of wine in my glass when I didn’t want anymore. When I quickly told him to stop pouring he was kind of indignant and walked away. He was just generally abrupt and really made us feel like we needed to “wrap it up” and vacate the table. We like this restaurant and will likely go back. But I will share my my disappointment regarding this last visit and hopefully get an acknowledgment. Respectfully Peter Phelps
  32. N

    Nan18

    Sacramento

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are big fans of Sergio and glad to see how successful the restaurant is. We brought our daughter-in-law who had not dined here before. She enjoyed the wild boar for the first time. I had the lamb shank which was delicious, as usual. Finally, my husband had the veal Marsala. He said it was the best ever. There was a full house when we went on Friday night. My advice to those who haven’t tried this restaurant would be to make reservations before you go and then go and enjoy the food. Even though the restaurant was very busy, there was sufficient wait staff that the food was served without a long wait. There was a $30 bottle of Malbec as a wine special. It was quite nice.
  33. DP

    DavidP

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We were warmly greeted and served by an outstanding waiter. My wife had the special Wild Boar Oso Bucco and I had the Veal Piccata - both were excellent as was the Caesar Salad.
  34. JM

    JamieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner. The food was delicious, the wait staff very accommodating, and the desserts out of this world!
  35. P

    Pedro

    Sacramento

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. I had the wild boar shank with risotto and it was delicious. My wife had the risotto mare and she enjoyed it very much. our server Sergio was enthusiastic and provided excellent service. We are looking forward to trying the homemade pasta next time as we will be back.
  36. FA

    FoodsnobAl

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always consistent as ever..True Italian family run and authentic Italian homemade food! All their homemade pasta dishes are awesome! Lasagna is my go to though!
  37. RL

    RichardL

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, great service, great to have in our neighborhood
  38. N

    Nonickname

    Sacramento

    113 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our pasta dishes were very good and well presented. Our waitress made sure we were able to finish our first courses before our entrees, hooray! First courses were a little week would try another first course next time. Overall was a good meal will return.
  39. PA

    PamA

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious. They were very busy and still had amazing service.
  40. q

    qbuzz

    Sacramento

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Everything was fine. Food was decent. It was Valentine’s Day so they were packed and a little under staffed.

FAQs

Caffe Italiano Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 436-4037.

Caffe Italiano Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 189 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Caffe Italiano Ristorante

8112 Madison Ave Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Additional information

  • Cross street

    fair oaks av

  • Neighborhood

    Fair Oaks

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    SERGIO MIRABELLI

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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