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Caffe Italiano Ristorante, Fair Oaks, CA

Caffe Italiano Ristorante

4.7
4.7
308 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 3 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:30 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

What 308 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Service

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Neighborhood gem

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Italian

  • Sacramento

    Best Service

  • Sacramento

    Neighborhood gem

  • Sacramento

    Italian

308 Reviews
  1. JanR

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall the food was very good. There were 6 of us and 5 of the 6 meals were good. I had the calamari steak prepared lightly floured. It was not good. This restaurant serves very nice entrees more often not. Maybe an off night for the calamari.

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  2. jimk

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great overall meal. Service very good. food hot. water cold. parking easy.

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  3. Shelleyh

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the salmon and it was outstanding. Our waiter was Chevy and he was very nice and attentive. The hostess is and possibly the owner really made you feel very much at home when you first walked into the restaurant. The restaurant is very clean and has a really nice Italian Ambiance to it.

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  4. BrianH

    Sacramento

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Three different, (and as usual; excellent) ravioli dishes at our table for Mother's Day. Server Stephen and Staff kept us well informed and supplied with everything from seating to exit.

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  5. theTAB

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always outstanding food and great service at Cafe Italiano!

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  6. Mary

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, great service on the patio. A little road noise occasionally. A little expensive.

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  7. vinofyl

    Sacramento

    91 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and I decided to revisit this restaurant after quite some time and found that their prices had gone way above what one had come to expect from a neighborhood eatery. In addition, the portions were smaller than previously experienced. My wife had the veal piccata and I had the wild boar osso bucco, both of which were merely OK. My vegetables were way too al dente to eat but I did enjoy the mashed potatoes and gravy. We brought our own wine because they have free corkage on Tuesdays. As always the service was excellent.

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  8. JimH

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and delicious food. Good times with family.

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  9. RichardH

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Brazed Boar was excellent, and the Calimarie was the perfect appetizer. Service was spot on and the support staff was also positive and jovial.

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  10. Bill

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The new Capaccio with Salmon was superb. Thanks to Sammi for recommending it!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always outstanding! The closest thing to Italy you will find in Northern California. The best!

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  12. Diane

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved having dinner here. The service and food(good size servings) were great!

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  13. MikeT

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first visit. Very pleasantly surprised. Relaxing decor, very attentive and knowledgeable serve staff, and tasty food. And a good value also.

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  14. MaryB

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, authentic Italian food. I loved every delectable bite. A genuine, quality dining experience.

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  15. Bill

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sammy is great. Her service is sterling. Food was great. We love free corkage night on Tuesday.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Food is wonderful. Chicken Marsala is particularly good. Wait staff attentive and friendly.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love this restaurant. The staff are knowledgeable about all of the dishes and wine, and offer amazing service. The owners are friendly and regularly about the restaurant checking in with diners. The food is always top notch and the desserts are delicious. The cherry on top of the evening is the complimentary lemoncello!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Love this little place! Sammie the waitress makes you feel at home!

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  19. Angelique

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The dinner was very delicious! Friendly staff, waiter was a little dry. Place was super cute but a little crowded with tables. I would definitely go back.

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  20. DianeW

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sergio and his staff are terrific. Food is good and service is excellent. Also like the laid back ambience of a cozy neighborhood restaurant.

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  21. CraigT

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A feel-good place. From the moment you walk in you are made to feel welcome. They bend over backwards to accommodate your needs and anticipate your needs. It's small and cozy. You're in a good mood, and so are the other guests. The food is authentic Italian. Delicious. Dessert is displayed to you on a big tray at your table, a wonderfully cruel way of making it impossible to say no. And you'll be glad you succumbed to the temptation. One of our new favorite restaurants.

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  22. LunchatBibas

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service, good food, good people making for a great dinning experience!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We thank the staff who helped us make a family member’s birthday special. The food was delicious and service wonderful!

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  24. Maplover21

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been going to this restaurant for awhile and we always have a great experience.

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  25. AnaW

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The lasagna was better than mine which is saying a lot. My lasagna won over my husband. The service was excellent, Nora was very attentive. A dirty dish didn’t sit longer than 30 seconds which is rare in restaurants nowadays. Highly recommend and can’t wait to go again. I’m dying to have chef put a carbonara on as a special.

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  26. LindseyB

    Sacramento

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect. Great dining experience!! Our young waiter was terrific & the owner walks around and greets his dining guests. Fun evening !

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  27. BrianH

    Sacramento

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Boar & Lamb Shanks were most excellent with the Garden & Caesar salads, finishing with Flan made for a great New Years Eve!

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  28. KeithO

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Silver was outstanding that tomato sauce was great. Look forward to going there again

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  29. Pierre

    Sacramento

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wild boar a must have. Very good service. Very nice place for an all around occasion.

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  30. BobM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is excellent. Tables are a little close, but we had no trouble talking to each other.

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  31. BrianH

    Sacramento

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still our favorite Italian restaurant for years. A dependable & delicious neighborhood gem.

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  32. Augie

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Service was unbeatable. Was greeted warmly and seated immediately. Made to feel very welcome special. Will definitely return.

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  33. ReneC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a delightful anniversary dinner at Caffe Italian. The staff is warm and friendly and the Wild Boar and Calamari steak in lemon caper sauce were absolutely delicious. This is a hidden gem in Fair Oaks!

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  34. KarenB

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We are disappointed with the menu choices being much smaller and no veal which was the most important reason for us to visit this restaurant over the last 3 years
    Caffe Italiano RistoranteResponded on October 13, 2023
    We have the veal back next week as special. sorry for the inconvenient regards sergio

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  35. JamesM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat outside, which is in front of the restaurant. It was crowded, but not overly. The service was great, a long list of specials, all sounded great. The salad was perfect, entrée was excellent. Dessert was light. All in all one of a favorite Italian restaurants.

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  36. MichelleA

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Owner and staff were great, food was very good, wonderful place in Fair Oaks

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I thought the food was delicious and well presented. Table service was excellent and the ambiance was friendly and welcoming.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Café Italiano to celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary. We heard about it on KCRA channel 3. I checked the reviews online before we went, and they were all excellent. We had the fried calamari, coconut shrimp and pineapple appetizer and the batter was very light and not greasy and the fish very tender. My husband had the wild boar, and I had the risotto with prawns and scallops and they were both excellent. For dessert I had the banana tiramisu and he had the cheesecake and both were awesome. We Will be sure to return for our next special occasion dinner (or before with friends).

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  39. cherylw

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    my husband and I were a dinner for his 81st birthday (that day). I wanted his experience to be memorable and it truly was. from the food to the service to our seating - everything was excellent, as had our previous visit with our son and his wife. thank you. we had a great time. cheryl white

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and very attentive servers. I really enjoyed the food and will go back.

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FAQs

Caffe Italiano Ristorante does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Caffe Italiano Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 436-4037.

Caffe Italiano Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 308 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 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Caffe Italiano Ristorante

8112 Madison Ave, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    fair oaks av
  • Neighborhood
    Fair Oaks
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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