Caffe Italiano Ristorante

4.8
136 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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DebraB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Staff was personable, professional and efficient. I definitely plan on coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent and the food was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sergio and staff are welcoming and treat patrons like family. His very friendly sisters are visiting from Italy and help prepare delicious food. Portions are huge!! You will order dinner (delicious pasta, meats, fish, vegetables, homemade bread) and have lunch for the next day. We love going to dinner here. 5 stars!! You should check this place out and say Caio to Sergio and staff!

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gregy
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love Caffe Italiano! We have many great meals there and shared this neighborhood gem with my mother, and 4 different sets of friends over the past year. Our New Year’s Eve 2022 dinner was great! Clams in a garlic white wine butter sauce, Burrata with prosciutto , salad with Gorgonzola, Braised Lamb Shank and Crème Carmel with a Cappuccino for dessert. The service and friendly atmosphere are as great as the food. A Fair Oaks must!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely place. The service, food, ambience, everything!
This is my new favorite spot to eat!

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ArleneC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite dinner restaurant! A hidden gem!!

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Funseeker
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at reasonable prices and good service. Wish they had a full bar.

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vipEmandy
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

All of the food was very tasty. However, it did bother us that our bread/antipasto plate was not removed before our soup was served. The forks and dirty plates were left. We should have been given a new bread plate. We ordered the antipasto plate, soup and then our entree. We were not given a special plate for the antipasto forcing us to use our bread plate. We also ordered the cannoli to share. This came out on one plate and we were not given a second plate to put the second cannoli on. It was a bit messy.

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JackL
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food prepared by staff and Owned by a true Italian from Florence. The pasta dishes are hand made, best Lamb & wild bore shanks anywhere

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AaronC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Excellent food. There were six of us, and I sampled everything! Great service. Quite a gem hidden in Fair Oaks.

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vipdbat
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous restaurant in Fair Oaks. Definitely a neighborhood gem. The food is delicious and well prepared, with attention to every detail. Service is outstanding. You never feel rushed. Reservations are a must if you want to eat between 5:30 and 7:00.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my opinion that Cafe Italiano is the best Italian restaurant in the Sacramento region.

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judelam
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is great to have a neighborhood restaurant of this caliber. I hope eggplant parmegiana will be on the menu soon.

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JunetteA
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I both had the Lamb shanks and they were wonderful. The waiter was very pleasant.

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vipvinofyl
Sacramento
82 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you love veal, this is the place to go. They usually have three or four veal dishes to choose from and all at a very reasonable price. Portions are large, so my wife and I usually split a small salad and then follow with an entree. The desserts look very nice but we are usually too full to order anything else. This is a small, family-owned restaurant that always seems to be busy with a strong neighborhood following. Tuesday is "free corkage night" here which helps compensate for the limited list of wines by the glass. We've found that service is always prompt and professional but with a personal touch.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I wanted to try something new. Found Caffe Italiano Ristorante and took the chance. So glad we did. Staff was incredibly friendly and informative. Being that I couldn’t really decide, the waitress made some recommendations for an appetizer that I normally wouldn’t order (Prosciutto and Melon) and it was spot on. Don’t forget to save room for desert. We’ll definitely be back and take others there as well.

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BradleyD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic authentic Italian cuisine and service. Wonderful place with incredible staff and food.

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JonR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly and helpful staff. Great wine and food. Will return.

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stevej
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. We love the family feel at this restaurant

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BobK
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caffe Italiano is one of my family's favorite restaurants! The food is excellent, portion sizes large and the waitstaff and receptionist are exceptional.

Lots of energy from customers of every type. It's fun to be there.

The owners quickly come to know you and show they are glad to see you.

Highly recommend this place for casual dining.

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vipBrianH
Sacramento
81 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classics done perfectly to please our palates and ready us for the wonderful desserts! A Neighborhood Gem!

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MrsB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a great little Italian spot! We were pleasantly surprised, from the outside it appears to be a simple shopping mall restaurant but the food and service are top notch. Something about the red-sauce with the Lasagna was to die for, and many seasonal specials to brag about. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband absolutely loved the wild boar and my lobster ravioli was perfect. From the time we entered to the time we left was above and beyond. Already planning our next visit until we try everything on the menu!

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NatalieJ
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints! Service and food is always spot on!

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Food4soul
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my sister’s first paycheck at her new job 🥰

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. Ask for Fernando.

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JinFO
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Florentine food. Owner, Sergio, is a gem. Osso bucco so tender it falls off the bone. Limoncello to top off the dinner is a welcome treat.

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PeterR
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'm an Italian born, Caffe Italiano is the most authentic Italian food that I've ever had anywhere in California.

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JimFO
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great little spot, tucked away in a strip mall at the corner of Fair Oaks Blvd and Madison in Fair Oaks.

They've been open for 3 years, but this was my wife and my first time there, our 41st Anniversary. Great service, great ambiance, great Italian food. We definitely will go back soon to try something else on their very extensive menu.

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CindyB
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Love Love this place. Most authentic Italian food around Fair Oaks. A must if you get a chance.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good experience. Wait staff pleasant and knowledgeable.
Food very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, extremely friendly staff, Sergio the owner is very hands on; he makes sure his diners are happy and satisfied. Probably one of the best Italian restaurant in the Sacramento area

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We go there every other month with our friends. Always enjoy it.

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vipPierre
Sacramento
39 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service, outstanding. Bring a appetite, very generous on portions. Very good selection of wines. Thank you.

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time visit…..we’ll definitely go back again!

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vipColleenW
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding but, the outdoor seating is on a very small front porch next to the parking lot and on the corner of Fair Oaks and Madison so I would recommend indoor seating. Loved the lemoncello as a free after dinner drink!

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vipRodneyP
Sacramento
27 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Italian restaurant… A neighborhood gem…

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vipmusic408
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic Italian in a welcoming environment. Well be back.

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AmadorR
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the third time I take friends to Caffè Italiano. Each time the service has been impeccable, the food excellent and the ambience pleasant.
We ordered the prosciutto with melon as an appetizer and it was delicious. The salad was fresh and the entrees excellent. To top it all, we were offered generous servings of limoncello to accompany the desert.
We all enjoyed our dinner and, for sure, we will be back.

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vipTomT
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service Great value

Daily wine specials a good deal

FAQs

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

Caffe Italiano Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 136 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.