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Fabian's Italian Bistro, Fair Oaks, CA

Fabian's Italian Bistro

4.8
4.8
1790 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 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 1,790 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Neighborhood gem

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Italian

  • Sacramento

    Best Service

  • Sacramento

    Great for brunch

  • Sacramento

    Neighborhood gem

  • Sacramento

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Sacramento

    Italian

1,790 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful meal and it’s always so peaceful on your patio. It’s always our go to when friends come to town!

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  2. DianaR

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Fabian’s! The food is great, staff is wonderful and the ambiance is amazing! We were there for brunch and sat out in the outdoor patio. It’s so charming! Definitely will be back!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Fabian’s and it was everything I wanted it to be. From beginning to end all of it was an amazing experience. We will definitely be back!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have visited Fabian’s many times. The wait staff, including bar tenders are always great. The food is excellent, both dinner and weekend brunch. Highly recommend. The patio is very pleasant when the weather is nice.

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  5. LauraD

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice patio and excellent service Food was very good We enjoyed a pleasant brunch

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  6. MargaretK

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a delightful experience. The food is exceptional, the staff are superb, and the ambiance — al fresco under market lights and Chinese elms — is our summertime favorite.

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  7. Foodiewithpups

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The 5 of use to celebrate a birthday was very nice. Thank you for the birthday desert and the great service. The wine that was suggested was a great bottle. I should have taken the empty bottle home. A fantastic wine selection. Among our dishes, my wife was disappointed with the small lasagna serving. Otherwise, we enjoyed ourselves.

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  8. Foodguy24

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabian’s never disappoints! Food was on point and service was impeccable.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was welcoming! The way the tree branches shade the outdoor seating was magical. Mother’s Day brunch with my friends started off with Mimosas, with you choice of orange, cranberry or grapefruit juices. It was very refreshing! The food was savory, which there were only empty plates when we finished. The atmosphere was enjoyable, where we could have a conversation without being loud. The misters were like a breath of fresh air. We will sure be back.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great dining experience. Exactly what mom and I wanted.

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  11. Anna

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Visited for Mother’s Day brunch, and the service and dishes were excellent. Looking forward to coming back to try the dinner menu.

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  12. DaveH

    Exclusive

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful Mother’s Day brunch on the patio. Patio is nicely shaded with huge trees. Food was delicious as was the service. 

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  13. LaurenB

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious! From the old fashioneds to the pot de crème, and all the pastas in between, we enjoyed every bite!

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  14. John

    Palm Springs

    169 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    169 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place. Very comfy, civilized. Excellent bread, Caesar salad, and Bolognese! My Scampi sauce was a little too rich due to excess cream, but flavor was there. Service exemplary!

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  15. 3rivers

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is an absolutely wonderful neighborhood restaurant. The quality is more fine dining and both the seating inside and the patio are lovely. They don't rush you out, so we had a family birthday party and everyone could hear each other and we didn't feel like we had to hurry up and eat. It is the birthday lady's favorite restaurant - wish there was another one in Elk Grove! food is consistently excellent and service is considerate, if a bit slow due to perceived understaffing. Trying to catch them on the phone is a challenge. I literally called back the minute I saw a missed call and no one called me for a week to respond to my message. Then when they did call and I missed the call I again called back immediately and it again went straight to an answering machine and I got no call back from my message to clarify their inquiry. So I was not sure what we were going to encounter when we arrived. I thought maybe a trainee was making the calls but it turned out to be a manager, so I'm confused by the phone thing. It created some stress because it was a BIG birthday party and I wasn't sure what the no response meant. Sorry to be picky but it did scare me.

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  16. KarenF

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this place ! Fabulous brunch outside today!!!!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous courtyard setting and excellent service - fabulous food!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, personable service. Timing of each course was impeccable.

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  19. MichaelO

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    absolutely delicious. exceeded our expectations. the squash blossoms appetizer was amazing, and the rest of our meal was also excellent.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Dinner was ok. Slow service. Decated wine and poured sediment in decafer...not sure kitchen ussue. Oddered appetizer and took forever. .right after delivered they served makn course. Been there a few times. Conistsnly average .

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love dining at Fabian's. The menu is both inventive and traditional. The quality of the food is consistently high. The staff is friendly, well trained and make every effort to make sure your dining experience is enjoyable.

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  22. RicheleY

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great meal and great service at Fabian’s.

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  23. David1

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Service, Food, and Desserts. Wonderful experience.

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  24. RayP

    Sacramento

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabian’s is a true gem in Fair Oaks. Great food, atmosphere (on the patio) and such wonderful staff! We will definitely be going back for more dinners.

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  25. RobertP

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Bistro was excellent. We were pleasantly surprised, good food and ambiance.

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  26. Ohmyqueen

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wednesday half off bottle of wine was chardonnay & it was pleasant. Foods were good & I took 2 girl friends who never been there & they were happy. Definitely my go to place!

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  27. Kelly

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was amazing as well as the food! We love having dinner there but this may be our favorite brunch spot as well!

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  28. Alison

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place for dinner or breakfast. The food is delicious!!!

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  29. RobertB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    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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  30. StanW

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

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

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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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 1790 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 16 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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