Fabian's Italian Bistro
Fabian’s Italian Bistro is worth checking out any day, but if you happen to be in the neighborhood on Tuesday or Wednesday, you’re in for a treat. Tasting Tuesday dinners include an ever-changing special tasting menu, where you can try smoked pork, scallops, pork tenderloin, polenta, squid ink spaghetti and more. Wednesdays at Fabian’s Italian Bistro feature select house favorite wines for half price, plus they allow you to bring your own bottle with no corkage.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
Join us for a four-course prix fixe Valentine dinner celebration! The special menu is available to view on our profile page. Price per person is $99. A credit card is required. All cancellation charges will be issued in the form of a Fabian's gift card for use at a later date.
Always excellent food with warm ambience and great service! Can’t go wrong with Fabians Italian Bistro!!
Fabians is a secret neighborhood gem. The food is always incredible, friendly staff and a great atmosphere
Love this place. We've eaten here numerous times. Never had a bad meal.
We love Fabian's. Best Italian Food in Sacramento now!
Always delicious well prepared food served by knowledgeable ,efficient and pleasant waitstaff in beautiful surroundings
We love Fabians! We thought we would be cold on the patio for our door dining. We bundled up needlessly. They have heaters that kept us very comfortable. Fabians has done such a good job with out door dining. Their outside area doesn’t feel like an afterthought. You feel that you are having a great dining experience. Great food, good service, fabulous ambiance.
Sunday and Tuesday night specials are often a good deal.
The current Brussels sprouts are very good.
We dined outdoors in the patio area. There were enough heaters to keep us nice and warm. It was a cozy area and COVID friendly. We had the Sunday special, which was delightful.
Had an amazing first date here. Everything was wonderful. The outdoor dining was beautiful and as it got dark, remained well lit (not overly bright). They had patio heaters so my date and I were had plenty of warmth despite a cooler evening.
The staff were super friendly and helpful. We were sat very fast and in a great location (didn't have to ask). The drinks we ordered were tasty and just right (not watered down and not overly strong). My date said the soup of the day (Cream of Mushroom with truffle oil) was amazing! Our main dishes (Chicken Picatta and the Short Rib w/Gnocchi) were decent portions and oh, so delishious! Dessert was just as good ( Chocolate shell Spumoni and the Cheesecake)
I'm so glad I found this spot and would highly recommend for a special occasion!
Fabian's is always an excellent choice for a relaxing brunch.
Service is always very attentive, making sure we are taken care of.
The menu has an great choice for all in our party, and is awesome as usual.
Always an amazing experience at Fabians! Love the crew they have there!
Great experience. The patio twinkles with the lights in the trees, plenty of heaters to shield from the cold, delicious food amd top notch service. Quite a hidden gem!
We are so lucky to have this neighborhood gem. They have gone above and beyond since March to expand their patio and make dining out safe and comfortable. Thank you Fabian's Italian Bistro & Bar for always striving for excellence.
What a wonderful time at Fabian’s! On a cold night, there patio is quite warm and inviting. The salmon and short ribs are always great and shout out to the Fair Oaks Old Fashioned *chefs kiss*
Best patio in Sacramento area!
Food and service very good, prices a little high versus comparable local restaurants, appreciate that it’s close to home.
Fabulous restaurant, especially the food, the staff, and the ambiance!
Wonderful venue, people and amazing food. They follow all health and safety guidelines.
The patio is beautiful and warm. The food and cocktails are outstanding
Beautiful setting, attentive and quick wait staff, food was great from appetizer to entree. I'll definitely be goi g back.
Beautiful outdoor setting for dinner. Tables are distanced and lots of heat lamps on the ground and above which make sitting outside on a fall evening very doable. Highly recommend the apple/beet salad. Delicious! Everyone love their dinner. Two had the gnocchi with chicken meatballs (3 very large meatballs) and one had the bolognese. Service was good. Was surprised they only had one bottle of champagne chilled. But they went to a lot of effort to get a second one chilled and provided a split for the interim. Always love dining at Fabians!
I have been to this restaurant about 10 times, it is 3 minutes from my house. The food is good/ok to very good depending on the day. The biggest difference i have noticed is what server you get, some are amazing and others treat you like they wish you stayed home. 50/50 on what server you get.
Excellent scallop dinner and peanut butter chocolate dessert. The Manhattan's were not up to their standard but zip we will go back for dinner within the next month.
Great place. Our food came out a little too fast, but it was very good. Awesome patio.
Our server Alex is very attentive. She comes back and check on us and make sure our glasses are filled.
We went there to cerebrate my birthday, which was noted during the OpenTable reservation. While a couple next to our table received a cake with a candle to celebrate their anniversary, the restaurant never acknowledged my birthday. I was a little disappointed, but we still enjoyed our dinner.
Fabians is ALWAYS a great meal, service, and place to be.
Excellent service and yummy food.
After receiving an email from Fabian’s about their upcoming Alaskan Halibut weekend special, I immediately reserved a table. It was disappointing to arrive and hear that the halibut supplier had not delivered. Dinner was fine, but I’m still longing for that halibut.
I’ve had many very good meals at Fabian, and their patio is one of the best for outdoor dining, during all seasons. We just wear appropriately warm clothing for winter, and enjoy their many high and low heat lamps. I’ve never been uncomfortably cold that way.
This is one local restaurant we should all be supporting during these crazy Covid times; their takeout is good too.
This was our first time at Fabian’s and what an awesome experience. Jake was our server and he was incredible. We will go back to eat there whenever we can. You should go!
I have been dining at Fabian's almost every weekend for several years but wanted to take a minute to acknowledge what a wonderful restaurant this is. We always have a consistently great dining experience, even in the time of Covid. We ate on the patio last weekend (the only option) with temperatures in the low 50s, but with the newly installed outdoor heaters I did not even need a sweater. The wait staff is knowledgeable, friendly and attentive and the food is fabulous. I love being able to support our local favorite restaurant, especially now!
Excellent food and staff. Outdoor facilities are very nice.
We had visited for our anniversary dinner, and had a great experience. The food was great, the atmosphere was awesome. It was nicely decorated and heated on the patio, didn’t get cold at all.
Would highly recommend, and will be coming back again.
Terrific outdoor patio! Heaters everywhere and covered. The location was great! Food was good. Limited menus and food was good.
Lovely ambiance, service and overall experience. Would definitely recommend.
We had three exceptional dishes that evening. The only part we had some issue is in the appetizer. We had the crab cakes which were very good but we only got 2 cakes and there was three of us. They were normal size, but the price was way too high for just 2. Service was very good and the outdoor sitting was comfortable and the ambiance was nice with enough heaters to keep us warm. I definitely recommend.
We were celebrating our nuptials at the courthouse with my father and sister. It was a wonderful, delicious experience. Love the staff and ambiance.
What a excellent meal. All 4 of us had the Sunday dinner special. It was not only wonderful but seemed like a great value. The Cesar salad, pasta, and dessert were excellent. Can’t wait to go try another menu item. We will definitely go back.
My wife had the ink pasta with a marinara/sausage sauce and she did not care for it. I had the pork chop over polenta and it was outstanding, though the pork chop was a little over cooked.
Dining on the patio is so romantic! There are plenty of heaters. We had the crab cakes for an appetizer, so crispy and delicious. The cherry lemon drop is fantastic complete with a luxardo cherry. I had salmon which was cooked to perfection. The fingerling potatoes were delicious. Our server, Brett is knowledgeable and friendly. Fantastic evening.
You can order delivery directly from Fabian's Italian Bistro using the Order Online button. Fabian's Italian Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 536-9891.
Fabian's Italian Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 597 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.