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.
First time dining at Fabian's, I was very happy with the service and food!
Wonderful and friendly staff. Excellent food at a fair price
Always a great place to visit, especially when the weather cooperates and we get to enjoy some patio dining.
Rissotto was very good. Veal Picata could have been more tender.
Is there a happy hour? "House wine was quite expensive". Drinks, dinner and tip totaled $137.00 making it an expensive evening for two.
Cute place but mediocre food. Price was high for quality of the food
Brunch was good! The special omelette of the day was a big hit. Food is always good! Excellent waitress and manager.
They need to fix the ceiling...when you glance up or across room, you see black plastic liner... cheap and ugly.
Service was slow. Food was awesome. Lights are oddly bright, noticeably weird.
My husband & I had a great dinner at Fabian’s Bistro.
We started with cocktails I had their tasty chicken meatballs with a curly pasta, which was cooked al dente! The service was very nice, friendly. Other employees also greeted us during the dinner. We will definitely return again for another culinary experience!
I like the patio setting. Next time if the temperature is ok, we will sit outdoors. The interior lighting could be improved by softer lighting. The hard scapes like walls, tables need a touch of warm decor in my opinion since the table tops are bare. I like the background music.
Very nice. Food was excellent. Service was on point. Thank you. I turned 43 today.
This is Fair Oaks best kept secret! Amazing food, service and setting. I like how they have a different menu about every 3-4 months, I have yet to have something that I didn't absolutely love.
Two of us ordered the pork chops and they were amazing. We all had a Caesar salad and it was very good and very nice size. I however ordered shrimp to go on top of my Caesar salad, and I was surprised only four came and they were quite small. So I requested additional order. My sister ordered the seafood Bolognese and she said the fish was wonderful, however the Bolognese wasn’t that great. The vegetables were much chunkier than traditional Bolognese. But all in all we enjoyed ourselves and will return.
My favorite place to dine when I want an intimate conversation. Food is delicious. Service is great. No rushing to get us out. Truly a delightful dining experience.
Delicious risotto. Romantic place. We love their patio!
We very much enjoyed our dinner at Fabian's on our 50th wedding anniversary. The food was excellent and the service was on point. We look forward to returning soon.
Great service, excellent pasta, sit outside if you can. Thanks to a fine , locally owned, family run restaurant.
Fabian's never disappoints; the food is always wonderful, the service is always top-notch, and this time we dined on the patio which made the evening perfect.
Fabulous as always. Fabian’s is a jewel of Fair Oaks 💙
The first time we dined at Fabian’s I was completely won over by the charming ambiance on their patio and we really enjoyed it. That was about a year ago. Since then, they’ve changed their menu. My main complaint is the limited choices on the menu. Also, didn’t care for the bread/dipping sauce. The waitress seemed quite busy and we didn’t have great service from her. The food was good, but not great (except the calamari- delicious!). There are so many excellent restaurants in this area, and quite a few Italian, that I enjoy more. Fabian’s will have to improve their menu selections and service to woo my business- despite the charming patio.
Good food, excellent service, and very knowledgeable staff with menu and drink selections
Great outdoor seating, service and food.
We had a wonderful evening!
This is the best brunch in town. Sitting under the trees, enjoying the summer breeze, knowing the food is consistently wonderful! Service is sophisticated and timely. Bartender is friendly and talented. What more could you ask for?
This is one of our favorite places to go. The service is excellent as is the food.
Enjoyed the outside patio dining! Food was excellent and service great. We were not rushed and enjoyed the food and time we spent at Fabian!
The special was ahi and it was delicious! We always enjoy the fresh bread with dipping sauce. The service was great.
We are regulars at Fabian’s due to the seasonally delicious dishes and great, friendly service. Their lovely landscaped patio creates an oasis of calm in Fair Oaks during spring through fall.
Second time there and an even better experience. Really outstanding dishes - beautiful presentation/plating, and just wonderful all around. Great service too.
Brunch w/ family and friends. Always a great menu & bottomless mimosas/bloody Mary’s
Food was great and the service was outstanding. The server was informative, friendly and was always there when we needed something. We will definitely be going back.
A lovely quiet place for lunch. Nice drinks.
We requested outdoor seating since 4 out of 5 of us thought it would be comfortable. (It wasn't, although I tried not to complain...just too hot, even under those beautiful trees!) We had super good service from the young ladies doing lunch service. They were both exemplary! We're sad that the Salmon BLT still isn't back on the menu, nor is the Fair Oaks lunch special. Four shared a bottle of the Wine Wednesday special and loved it, and my margarita was really good. Tried the pork tenderlion sandwich and it was okay, but the Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho was delcious. It was a birthday lunch so we all shared a lovely tiramisu and the birthday girl had the gelato with a candle. We came at opening and stayed until after 1pm. It was a wonderful occasion. Thank you for being there. We're all retired from Macy*s and celebrate all our birthday lunches at Fabian's.
Good food and beverages. Allows the guest to choose seating outside or inside.
Surprised at a couple food items which I will not order next time. Usually everything is perfect.
My family loves eggs benedict and fabian's has three types to choose from for brunch. Everything is absolutely fresh and delicious. You can't beat the quality or the service.
This is definitely a hidden gem. Restaurant has an outdoor seating area under cover of full trees, very nice. Our server and assistant (Jenny and Drew) took great care of us and were very friendly. The Brunch selection was good and the food was delicious (Crab Cake Benedict, Polenta and Eggs). The bottomless mimosas were fabulous and were truly bottomless (thanks again to Drew and Jenny). My daughter's family joined us and said they routinely come here for a romantic dinner. We will be coming back to try that too!
Excellent food, service, and ambiance. Menu offers an amazing balance of classic and modern Italian dishes. Order the bread and try their homemade dipping sauce!
Yummy food, nice atmospheres, great service, you can actually have a conversation! Would go again....
This is a gem of a restaurant tucked away in Fair Oaks. We love the option for indoor or outdoor seating. Both areas areas are very nice. The food is always good and the staff was great.
The food is excellent. Chef Tom is excellent and puts his own take on different dishes. The wait staff is very attentive and friendly. Their Tuesday night tastings are phenomenal. If you want to, you can also eat outside. Fabian's is my go to place for good Italian food.
Everyone enjoyed their meal. The polenta fries were delicious. The only thing I did not like was in the dish I had (papperadelle), the shrimp was overcooked And it tasted like it was probably frozen shrimp not fresh.The lobster wasn’t really very good. It was a lot of money for a kind of disappointing dish. This disappointment however was an exception. I am usually very pleased with everything I order at this restaurant