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Fabian's Italian Bistro, Fair Oaks, CA

Fabian's Italian Bistro

4.8
4.8
1738 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (916) 536-9891
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Fair Oaks
  • Cross street
    Madison Avenue
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

What 1,738 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Neighborhood gem

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Italian

  • Sacramento

    Great for brunch

  • Sacramento

    Neighborhood gem

  • Sacramento

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Sacramento

    Italian

1,738 Reviews
  1. MICHELLEG

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time coming to Fabian’s and it was delicious. We will definitely be coming back. I would recommend it.

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  2. cjsb

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Becky (our waitress) was fantastic! I really enjoyed the non-alcoholic drink that she recommended. the fellow that came by to refresh our water and ask if there was anything we needed was also super! All of our meals were good and quickly delivered. I'm sure we'll be back.

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  3. CraigB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was incredible and the food is always a delight. This is one of those hidden gems that everyone needs to try!

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  4. SDLowdown

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great neighborhood spot for an upscale dining experience with great ambiance and friendly service. Highly recommend!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was sooo good and service was amazing! Really enjoyed it!

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  6. PatriciaC

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been going to Fabian's for years, and have had a wonderful experience every time. I always tell people I have never had a bad meal. We love our neighborhood bistro.

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  7. CesarM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my second time having dinner there. It has been consistently excellent. The food, the service, and the drinks are outstanding. Recommend it to anyone who asks.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived 15 min early and seated right away. Service was excellent and the food was delicious!!!! Bread, Cesar salad, gnocchi, pesto pasta, lobster pasta, butterscotch desert and a great bottle of wine!!!! And don’t get me started on the beautiful wife across the table!!!! Great Date Night!!!! Thank you!!!!!

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  9. JannayM

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It doesn't get any better than Fabians. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, just enjoying time with a group of friends or a loved one, or if you want to sit alone and read a book - if you're looking for a 5 star meal, this is the only place to go! Weekend brunch, lunch or dinner - all are amazing!

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  10. Britboy1964

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite go to place in all Sacramento. Always good. Great food, great service, great ambience

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  11. BizTravler

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply fabulous!! Food and service were outstanding. Menu is amazing! This is a must-go!

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  12. Pops

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love going to Fabians. Always special, with great food and exceptional service. I love the Chicken.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a little pricey but so worth it. We did the wine pairings with each course and it was fantastic. The lobster was so tender and flavorful.

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  14. MichaelC

    Sacramento

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect Valentine's Day experience! They had a 4-course prix fixe meal for $99 p.p., with a $29 supplement for half a dozen oysters on the half shell, which we had, they were delicious. Each course was so creative, mixing the richness of crab in a salad along with the zing of ruby grapefruit and mandarin oranges, for example. The service was exemplary, and the vibe was just great. Not at all the usual chaotic evenings that can happen on Valentine's Day!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks for a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner! Celebrating 4 years married and loved spending it with wonderful service tonight.

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  16. RachelC

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal with exceptional service. They never disappoint with their innovative menus.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely one of my favorite places to dine 👏👏👏 The food is consistently fantastic And I love the employees and the manager , well she is delightful I’ll be back sooner than later

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  18. FredP

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Becky, our waittess was awesome, very knowledgeable & friendly.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service was great and Erin took great care of our group. The food was amazing and their wine selection is awesome

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  20. hollyc

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabian’s brunch was excellent and service friendly and timely.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful time at Fabian’s! Incredible service, ambiance, & the food was to die for. I love this place with all my heart. Thank you!

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  22. BarbaraS

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Each time we have dined at Fabian's, our meals are delicious. I chose the evening's Pasta Special and Cioppino was my friend's choice. The seafood in the Cioppino was fresh and the Pasta Special was delicious. We also chose the Italian Country Bread to accompany our entrees. We were enjoying our dinner and were ready to go home, but our server showed us the dessert menu, and we both chose the Polenta Cobbler, which was outstanding. It was served warm with a scoop of spicy vanilla gelato. Another enjoyable evening at Fabian's; right here in Fair Oaks. We plan on returning very soon.

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  23. CinnyT

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It's a great place to eat. We love the outdoor space more than the indoor one but it was too cold and threatening rain. We'll definitely go back!

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  24. HelenaB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was amazing. Service was outstanding and the atmosphere was perfect

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  25. LadyBIzTraveler

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything perfect and consistent over may years. Thank you!

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  26. PamelaG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful meal at Fabian's. I ordered the smoked salmon frittata and, while it was not exactly what I expected, it was absolutely luscious! Service was excellent also.

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  27. JeffreyD

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabian's has become a go-to for our family brunches. The food is always great, and the wait staff are friendly and helpful. Always something for us to look forward to.

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  28. AdamC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely friendly wait staff. The atmosphere is great and the restaurant is very nice inside. Food was also excellent! Planning to go back soon.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabian's is becoming our go to restaurant. We have never had a bad or ever mediocre meal there. The staff is friendly and attentive. Fabian's has everything you need for a fun night out.

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  30. John

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best clam chowder ever: a dozen whole clams in a beautiful presentation. All the servers worked thoughtfully & hard at enhancing the diners’ experience. A real team effort.

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  31. PamT

    Sacramento

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and great service! We definitely recommend this restaurant.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always. Wish the menu had a little more diversity in flavors.

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  33. Oldskipla

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is creative, well-presented and tasty. Wine list is good but could use more Italian varietals to give more authenticity to pairings with their entrees. The service (from Jessica) was excellent as always.

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  34. JenniferE

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nothing better than ordering pasta and it comes out steaming hot!!

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  35. JanetB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of the brunch food was delicious and the service was great!

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  36. LisaG

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabian's is a cute Italian restaurant, but ridiculously expensive for a small Fair Oaks cafe. The service was good and the atmosphere was nice. The pasta/meals were ok - nothing special. The meats were fantastic. For a family of 4 - sharing salads and one dessert, our bill was over $250 and we mostly ordered pasta. It seemed really overpriced and unreasonable. Otherwise, I wouldn't mind going back.

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  37. joen

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our go to place in the Fair Oaks area. The food is great, the wait staff is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. It is like a family experience when you are in the restaurant.

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  38. KenH

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Prices have shot up and quality of food has gone down a bit.

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  39. cltsmf

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service from Becky! Food was great! One note, the bread appetizer was ‘interesting’. More like a biscuit texture when expecting a sourdough type Italian bread 🤷‍♂️ Dessert was amazing too!

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  40. BruceA

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A nice place to have dinner & conversation. Service is very friendly and attentive. The place was full with groups up to 8 in the semi private booths.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

FAQs

Fabian's Italian Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. 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 1738 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 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Fabian's Italian Bistro

11755 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Fair Oaks
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
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