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Fabian's Italian Bistro, Fair Oaks, CA

Fabian's Italian Bistro

4.8
4.8
1762 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 50 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 1,762 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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Great for brunch

  • 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

    Good for special occasions

  • Sacramento

    Italian

1,762 Reviews
  1. RobertB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and it was a perfect day. Nice experience!

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  2. StanW

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful outdoor dining and delicious food. Excellent service.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The porchetta was not hot and needed seasoning. My pasta was warm not hot.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute place. Service, ambience and food were great. Would definitely dine here again.

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  5. StellaStarbuck

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch on a Friday, Brunch on a Sunday. I highly recommend this Bistro Gem. Very clean, great service.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Easter brunch. Food was delicious and service was stellar. If you want to have a special meal or just go out to dine, this is definitely the place to go. Great atmosphere.

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  7. christyh

    Tahoe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food was not great. This is the second time I have been there and both times the food was bland or not good. My friend and I have decided to not go back.

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  8. pattiJ

    Sacramento

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The could not figure out how to cook an egg over hard. So after sending it back I received burnt eggs that were black on one side. The other dishes were ok

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  9. ddmonty

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. All the flavors were good. Good portion size. Will return!!

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  10. RachelJ

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never a bad meal and always great service. Cocktails and mocktails are on point. Classy!

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  11. LoveJeanty

    Sacramento

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I have eaten at this restaurant several times. My favorite is their brunch. The menu is limited but everything good. Only issue this last visit was poor service. Granted they were busy but our waitress had difficulty remembering we were there. Had to get her attention and prompt her for food and drink delivery. Seemed they had plenty of help so doubt if she was overwhelmed. Too bad.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a great server and was thrilled with our experience. I really appreciate how the staff made sure to tell my guest happy birthday throughout the evening. So kind and genuine hospitality. I always love coming back here. Thank you!!!

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  13. JohnM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fabulous food and pleasant surroundings and staff. PLEASE make the date cake part of your usual desserts. It is one of the best I have ever tasted. Thanks!

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  14. AllenB

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabian’s is an excellent place to dine on the weekends. Their brunch is outstanding thank you for excellent service.

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  15. MichaelN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Interesting menu. Definitely plan to return.

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  16. SarahM

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new spring menu was fabulous, I can't wait to come back and try more.

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  17. BenP

    Sacramento

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Italian restaurant. The food is fantastic. The staff is super friendly and fun. We will return many times.

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  18. Marcellita

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been to Fabian's numerous times over the past several years, and it's always been great food and great service there. Their patio seating is especially pleasant during warmer weather. Highly recommend!

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  19. MargaretK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Exceptional chef! Amazing food and presentation! The staff are a total delight—we would adopt them all. Not inexpensive but we rarely go anywhere else. Can’t wait for the warm-weather patio to open again!

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  20. DanielC

    Sacramento

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great night- everything clicked- food selections, service and preparation- all exceptionally well. Highly recommended for a nice night out. You well not be disappointed.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always excellent! Hostess/owner went above to squeeze 3 of us in on a cancellation. Sadly friends couldn’t make it. Katie entertained me with excellent service & clean jokes!! I would suggest they do not hold tables past 15 min-a lot of lost revenue🤷🏻‍♀️It’s my go to when in town❣️

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Good food with attentive staff.

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  23. RichD

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered the arugula salad and the chicory salad. Both excellent. They were followed by the bucatini and a special spaghetti carbonara. The bucatini was a little bland but the carbonara was great. Service was excellent as always.

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  24. SeeDubya

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, great service, will go again. A great hidden gem.

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  25. CoreyC

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    No one acknowledged anniversary, so why have notes or requests. Server was nice and took care of us. Wife’s braised short rib was excellent. My Cioppino could have been better, sauce was like bland tomato soup and seafood was chewy. Wife and I did not like the Polenta Cobbler, as it tasted like lemon grits with some berries in it. The winter spice Vanilla gelato that accompanied it was fantastic and the Chocolate Nemesis was delicious.

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  26. MICHELLEG

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    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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  27. cjsb

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    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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  28. CraigB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    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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  29. SDLowdown

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. MichaelC

    Sacramento

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 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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  40. 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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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 1762 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 50 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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