Fabian's Italian Bistro

4.8
565 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
What 565 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
2 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.

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docdur
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is one restaurant we want to keep going. It's our "regular" neighborhood eat out place. The atmosphere is magical, and the food and service are top rate.

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Anne
Sacramento
31 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved your restaurant. We went with good friends and we were so comfortable, and really enjoyed the food.

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klangstones
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This weeks special was amazing. It was a filet that was cooked to perfection with brussel sprouts and smashed potatoes.

Chef is awesome, can't get enough of his food.

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SuzanneM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience to go there.

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JanR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the salmon. Cooked perfectly moist. It’s the only dish I’ve ever ordered at Fabian’s. Served with very tasty & creamy fingerling potatoes. An excellent meal. Like the Caesar salad too. The patio has been expanded & it’s beautiful. Very calming & peaceful. Love the wood panels, stringed lights & trees. Can’t wait to return.

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konacyclist
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a most enjoyable dining experience. We will be back!

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MARK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short ribs are to die for!!! This is our go to Italian rest. in Fair Oaks!

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DawnH
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was wonderful and attentive. The ambiance was beautiful. The food was amazing. Can’t wait to go back!

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JackieB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, food and service was exceptional!

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LucyE
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A mixed group of widowed friends got together for Halloween and had a wonderful time.

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LLYNN2020
Sacramento
28 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We’ve been to Fabian’s twice & had enjoyed their dinners again. The service, food & menu choices were all very good. We enjoyed our meal & the server was very congenial!

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, wonderful service and fabulous food!!

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whitney
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous evening & dinner on the patio! What a great job you did creating a beautiful ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love amazing food, try this place
I have had brunch, lunch and dinner and all are awesome.
Tip.... TRY THIS PLACE
YUMMY!!!!!

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vipLynda
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabian’s has mastered Covid protection. Dining outdoors in their expanded patio is magical. Well plAced heaters and fireplaces keep guests comfortable. The food was excellent as always. We love Wine Wednesday with no corkage fee.

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Oldguy
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for the first time with our daughter & son in law for birthday brunch. Liked it so much went back 2 times that week. Can't wait to go again! Kimberly is a terrific waitress

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vipMccyawl
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid restaurant in all categories. Outside dining of course, but nice patio area.

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DawnE
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have expanded the outside patio area and it is awesome. The food is always delicious and the staff is superb! Treat yourself!

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RobinL
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous and the new outdoor patio was magical.

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vipGeriK
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio is beautiful on a fall evening with heaters if it's a bit chilly too. Rigatoni special is always a favorite.

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CarlaB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Jake, our waiter, was great...quickly there if needed but not hovering! Only reason I put 4 instead of 5 stars for food was that I really don't care for any spiciness and shrimp were spicier than I anticipated (I should have asked about that). And ambiance was fine, just so very different from what used to be the norm, i.e. inside we were enclosed on 3 sides with a 5 foot (?) separation "wall". I think we'll eat outside next time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The patio and evening ambiance is perfect! The menu is small - 8 dinner menu choices plus 2 specials. My husband had a hard time finding something he wanted. The service is great. Would definitely go back.

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MelindaR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening of outdoor dining despite COVID-19 restrictions.

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BillW
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service, and atmosphere. COVID guidelines are observed and we felt safe and comfortable In the lovely expanded outdoor patio. This was a much needed and appreciated meal out.

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Sally
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch in a serene atmosphere. Food and service were impeccable as always!

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happydisneygirl
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been bringing my co-workers here to get them a great dining out experience. Many have said they will bring their families back! The food is always great (I’m trying the salmon next time!), the service is outstanding, and the outdoor seating is comfortable.

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ChrissyL
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always go there for special occasions. We highly recommended Fabians

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docdur
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fabian's is our "go to" restaurant. Always great service, great food, and a variety on the menu. This last time we visited it was a comfortable Tuesday evening outdoors on the fabulous patio. We opted to have salads followed by an appetizer as our entre. Excellent! And the wine list has numerous choices in each wine type. Desserts are inventive and delicious.

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Z3toofun
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor area - not a parking lot! Service was excellent. We never felt rushed. Food was great! Somewhat expensive but worth it! Great night out without the kids!!!!!

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LucyE
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed it so much we booked a larger party for Halloween.

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vipKatie
Sacramento
51 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The setting is very nice, and the tables well spaced.

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 565 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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