Fabian's Italian Bistro

4.8
597 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Voted Best Italian Restaurant in Sacramento! Fabian's Italian Bistro serves locally sourced ingredients crafted into classic Italian dinners, lunches and brunches. On the weekend, you can enjoy brunch with classic eggs benedict, avocado toast or even the "chef's mess". At dinner or lunch service, take a peek at the special wine and cocktail menu, which is filled with both local and imported options.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Dine in
Starting Feb 14, 2021

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.

What 597 people are saying
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Chris
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always excellent food with warm ambience and great service! Can’t go wrong with Fabians Italian Bistro!!

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AllisonH
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabians is a secret neighborhood gem. The food is always incredible, friendly staff and a great atmosphere

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MarianD
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. We've eaten here numerous times. Never had a bad meal.

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DavidM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Fabian's. Best Italian Food in Sacramento now!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious well prepared food served by knowledgeable ,efficient and pleasant waitstaff in beautiful surroundings

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Drheather
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Gottagetgoing
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Sunday and Tuesday night specials are often a good deal.
The current Brussels sprouts are very good.

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Jeff
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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ChrisG
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JoeK
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience at Fabians! Love the crew they have there!

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KristinZ
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipSarahM
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JessicaH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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*

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Gottagetgoing
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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docdur
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant, especially the food, the staff, and the ambiance!

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StephenT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful venue, people and amazing food. They follow all health and safety guidelines.

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JaimeS
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio is beautiful and warm. The food and cocktails are outstanding

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vipBonnieN
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, attentive and quick wait staff, food was great from appetizer to entree. I'll definitely be goi g back.

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vipCindyL
Sacramento
70 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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.

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GeorgeS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place. Our food came out a little too fast, but it was very good. Awesome patio.

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vipFoodies
Sacramento
37 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Alex is very attentive. She comes back and check on us and make sure our glasses are filled.

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vip1kCranes
Sacramento
27 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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DianeB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabians is ALWAYS a great meal, service, and place to be.

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vipBurningcinder
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and yummy food.

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gottagetgoing
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

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vipPatrickS
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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LedinaR
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipKingderb
Tahoe
108 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and staff. Outdoor facilities are very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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EDHDiner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Terrific outdoor patio! Heaters everywhere and covered. The location was great! Food was good. Limited menus and food was good.

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CherylT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, service and overall experience. Would definitely recommend.

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Stan
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MamaCathy
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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GypsyheartMeg
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our nuptials at the courthouse with my father and sister. It was a wonderful, delicious experience. Love the staff and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PhillipK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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LizH
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

FAQs

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.

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