56 Sacramento Area Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

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Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

Restaurants:Il Fornaio - Sacramento, Pietro's Italian Restaurant, Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Italian, American
Neighborhoods:Sacramento

Il Fornaio - Sacramento

$$$$·Italian·
Sacramento
3,007 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We love the food and great service. It’s worth the drive to downtown. We will miss dining in during this time. We were doing the passport dishes - it’s been fun. Too bad it’s disruRead more
93% recommended
25 people mentioned the Butternut Squash Ravioli
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Pietro's Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Sacramento
2,528 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
My husband and I had friends join us for a lovely meal out in the Pietro's patio. Absolutely charming!! Courteous and efficient servers were wonderful. The food was excellent. Read more
99% recommended
Best Food in Exclusive
22 people mentioned the Calamari

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento

$$$$·American·
Sacramento
2,056 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
We appreciated the care Zinfandel Grill took to be safe in this period of Covid-19. We felt quite safe given the careful precautions taken. All tables were widely spaced from oneRead more
96% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
38 people mentioned the Mustard Chicken
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Black Angus Steakhouse - Citrus Heights

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Citrus Heights
2,333 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Great service from Nathan in the bar. Don Nardinelli, too! Great service and good food all around! We are regulars here and have missed this place!
92% recommended
111 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Rio City Café - Sacramento

$$$$·Californian·
Sacramento
1,038 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
Our waitress was outstanding. Knows the menu as well as the wine. The late afternoon dinner was on the patio and friends were able to bring their small dog. Looking out over the riRead more
92% recommended
Great for Brunch in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
15 people mentioned the Sourdough Bread

Seasons 52 - Sacramento

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Arden Fair
2,587 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
During the time of the Covid, many things are difficult. My dinner was not. I was not only easy but harkened back to pre-pandemic times. All was covered -- Easy booking, excelleRead more
92% recommended
Romantic in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
43 people mentioned the Flat Bread

Rudy's Hideaway

$$$$·Seafood·
Rancho Cordova
2,951 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Service was amazing!! Drinks were good and the food was delicious! I will be back!
94% recommended
314 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar - Folsom

$$$$·Seafood·
Folsom
1,945 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Requested a window table and did not receive one. Otherwise good experience.
94% recommended
33 people mentioned the Calamari
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Lucca Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Californian·
Sacramento
1,997 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
Great food great service.
91% recommended
29 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Il Fornaio - Roseville

$$$$·Italian·
Roseville
2,459 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Great food and incredible service! Thank you for a lovely dining experience.
90% recommended
Italian in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
20 people mentioned the Calamari

Ciao

$$$$·Italian·
Roseville
563 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Notable Wine List
We love everything about Ciao. The food is always reliably excellent. The service is friendly, speedy and well-executed. Wine recommendations are great, and you are given a sample Read more
92% recommended
16 people mentioned the Ragu
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La Provence

$$$$·French·
Roseville
3,292 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Scallops are incredible, drinks incredible. It’s all such a wonderful experience
86% recommended
Scenic View in Sacramento
40 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Buckhorn Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Winters
2,805 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
Great place for Thanksgiving
96% recommended
165 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Scott's Seafood on the River

$$$$·Seafood·
Sacramento
4,377 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
As always we enjoyed our food and service. Miguel was our waiter, on the terrace and he was outstanding! Will ask for his section when we return.
93% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
83 people mentioned the Calamari

Hawks

$$$$·Californian·
Granite Bay
2,934 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Amazing night and fabulous server! A+
99% recommended
Best Overall in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
120 people mentioned the Short Rib

Empress Tavern

$$$$·American·
Sacramento
1,191 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Special Occasion
I shared the kale salad with a friend but wish I had it all to myself. It was the best salad I've ever eaten! I can't stop thinking about it!
86% recommended
79 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Roseville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Roseville
1,377 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Amazing! Everything was perfect from the service to the food. Recommend highly!
88% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
15 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Seasons - Davis

$$$$·American·
Davis
1,296 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Pre/post Theatre
Felt safe due to outdoor dining , table separation and masking Excellent service and food was well presented Wine list was small but adequate
86% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
34 people mentioned the Bread Sticks
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Sheldon Inn Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·American·
Elk Grove
1,185 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
Excellent adherence to social distancing and cleanliness. The wait staff was great, the food excellent as always. I had their famous stuffed pork chops...be ready for big portionRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
11 people mentioned the Skirt Steak

Plan B - ARDEN TOWN

$$$$·French·
Sacramento
254 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Service is always phenomenal and the food is Michelin-star worthy!!!!!!! :)
95% recommended
4 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Cafe Vinoteca - Sacramento

$$$$·Italian·
Sacramento
275 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Comfort Food
Service and food were amazing.
90% recommended
Kid Friendly in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
4 people mentioned the Banana Cream Pie

The Jungle Bird

$$$$·Polynesian·
Midtown
219 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
Friend gathering. Great cocktails and service! Pupu platter dinner! Always good at this place! A favorite destination!
94% recommended
Hot Spot in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
5 people mentioned the Pupu Platter

The Firehouse Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sacramento
4,336 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Happy Hour oysters and martinis on the patio in the beautiful courtyard - just a lovely experience.
93% recommended
Best Ambiance in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
95 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Ella Dining Room and Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sacramento
4,338 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Our halibut and salmon were delicious!! Our server was incredible and the elderberry gimlet is one of the best drinks ever. Such a great place.
92% recommended
37 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
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High Steaks - Thunder Valley Casino Resort

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Lincoln
2,091 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
I have dined at High Steaks several times and have always had a fantastic experience!
91% recommended
Special Occasion in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
95 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Mulvaney's B&L

$$$$·American·
Sacramento
1,902 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
It was our daughter’s 30th bday. Food was great! Ambiance was great! We all enjoyed our dinner and experience there!
94% recommended
40 people mentioned the Heirloom Tomato
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Allora

$$$$·Seafood·
Sacramento
939 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
The restaurant was not hard to find. Parking was a little tough. Street parking around the corner for us since tiny lot was full. Hostess greeted us and offers water. Every employeRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
11 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Morgan's on Main

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sacramento
557 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Food was amazing.....prime rib was delicious and Ahi was amazing. Our waiter Michael was outstanding. Of cousrse he was great at all of his waiter duties.....his personality and Read more
90% recommended
22 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Frank Fat's

$$$$·Chinese·
Sacramento
1,716 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Very nice restaurant with well prepared food. Friendly staff. We’ll return for sure.
97% recommended
151 people mentioned the Banana Cream Pie
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Lone Wolf Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Jackson
1,030 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We had a wonderful meal and the service was fantastic. James did an amazing job serving us and the food was plentiful and delicious!
97% recommended
Best Food in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
9 people mentioned the Chicken Marsala
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Aioli Bodega Espanola

$$$$·Spanish·
Sacramento
1,363 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
We dined outside, which we loved. It was like eating at an European restaurant. Since we cannot travel right now, I totally appreciated the European feel. I felt like I was a piRead more
92% recommended
Romantic in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
101 people mentioned the Paella

Monkey Cat

$$$$·American·
Auburn
1,109 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
It was a bit hot patio dining! We were just glad to be able to go out!
90% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
21 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Public House Downtown

$$$$·American·
Sacramento
122 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Fun
The Public House has a fun ambiance and good food. Will definitely go again!
100% recommended
3 people mentioned the Fish Chip
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Canon

$$$$·American·
Sacramento
925 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
This is a great place to come with a group. There are so many small plates to try and it's fun to order a bunch of things to split. Canon has excellent food, excellent service, excRead more
95% recommended
Best Service in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
11 people mentioned the Drumsticks

The Mustard Seed

$$$$·Californian·
Davis
1,157 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Had a Wonderfull night eating dinner at the Mustard Seed. Great ambiance and newly rejuvenated menu with the best entrees in Davis. Something new is happening here and I hope peoRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
24 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Zocalo - University Village

$$$$·Regional Mexican·
Sacramento
690 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
Great food, great service, great value, and great ambience.
95% recommended
Most Booked in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
6 people mentioned the Burritos

Piatti - Sacramento

$$$$·Italian·
Sacramento
1,239 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
Great meal on the beautiful patio at lunch. Super busy w only 2 servers who were going as fast as possible. They needed help! But otherwise lovely as usual.
98% recommended
Great for Lunch in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
18 people mentioned the Calamari

Wise Villa Winery & Food Pairing Bistro

$$$$·Bistro·
Lincoln
269 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Went to pick up wine and made a reservation to have lunch. First time having lunch. We had pasta and it was excellent with their wine. Great view of vineyard. Chocolate dessert waRead more
94% recommended
3 people mentioned the Shrimp Scampi
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Mexquite - Folsom

$$$$·Mexican·
Granite Bay
11 reviews
  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Fun
Mesquite is one of our favorite restaurants in Folsom. Their entrees are great. I wish they served better corn chips, as their salsa is outstanding. The number of times we werRead more
93% recommended
1 people mentioned the Blood Orange
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Stanley's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Jackson
424 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
Place was great service was prompt food was way better than average overall great experience Only negative and very slight the wine list t abbreviated and they were out of most ofRead more
89% recommended
21 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Taylor's Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Sacramento
592 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Always an amazing meal at Taylor's. Very consistent and perfect every time! I love that since they have a market next door you can pretty much ask for anything. I need to remembRead more
91% recommended
13 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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The Gate at The Murieta Inn & Spa

$$$$·Californian·
Rancho Murieta
277 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Everything of late has continued to soar. Excellent
97% recommended
3 people mentioned the Bread Pudding

View 202 - Redding

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Redding
369 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
I had a wonderful time! Service and food was excellent!
86% recommended
13 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Grange

$$$$·Californian·
Sacramento
3,129 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
The chef made me a custom vegan meal! It was delicious. The flavor was outstanding. I really appreciated the effort.
93% recommended
39 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Formaggio Taverna & Patio - Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova

$$$$·Italian·
Rancho Cordova
148 reviews
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Quiet Conversation
Had to spend a few nights in Sacramento and was looking for a nice quiet nice dinner. It was very nice, the food was very good and the service was excellent.
4 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Christian Michael's Ristorante

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Chico
631 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Our server was amazing
89% recommended
9 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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La Huaca Peruvian Cuisine

$$$$·Peruvian·
Roseville
416 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
I absolutely loved my first time here. I recommend this delicious restaurant to anyone. The service was amazing and the food even more so. And I loved the Peruvian dancers! GreRead more
86% recommended
11 people mentioned the Lomo Saltado
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Ketmoree Thai Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Thai·
Davis
42 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
We arrived in time for the Happy Hour and ordered a number of things off of that menu. It was all good. We liked that they will accommodate requests such as not adding cilantro to Read more
100% recommended
3 people mentioned the Lettuce Wraps
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Iron

$$$$·American·
Sacramento
169 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
Had chicken and waffles for the first time. It was great! Nice atmosphere and great staff.
89% recommended
14 people mentioned the Beignets
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Capitol Garage

$$$$·Fusion / Eclectic·
Sacramento
1,022 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Food was great. We ordered the garage burrito. Delicious. Mimosas are strong and creep up on ya! Servers were super nice, attentive, kind, and prompt.
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
47 people mentioned the Bottomless Mimosas
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Buca di Beppo - Sacramento

$$$$·Italian·
Sacramento
796 reviews
  • Kid-friendly
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for Groups
Nice to see the restaurant is open for indoor dining with safe distance tables in service.
13 people mentioned the Garlic Bread

Elephant Bar Restaurant - Citrus Heights - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Global, International·
Citrus Heights
121 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Anniversaries
Mother’s day
4 people mentioned the Lettuce Wraps
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Benihana - Sacramento - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Japanese·
Citrus Heights
2,180 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Fun
The only problem I had was with the wait, but it was worth it. It was probably due to the news you were closing that store. Everybody wanted one more fix, I know I do.
17 people mentioned the Fried Rice
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Biba Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Sacramento
2,617 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
It is always a great experience but Beth our server was the BEST. Very efficient professional and helpful. We will request her again. Margie Santos
94% recommended
70 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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Rosewood Bar & Grill

$$$$·American·
Lodi
363 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
What a great spot in downtown Lodi with a classy bar, friendly staff and lively ambiance. We went for Valentine’s Day dinner and had an amazing time with our friends. Cheers!
10 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Kitchen428 Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Woodland
554 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Nice ambiance, service and food
95% recommended
22 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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