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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, Californian
Neighborhoods:Sacramento
For 2 people today
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Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM

Il Fornaio - Sacramento

$$$$·Italian·
Sacramento
2,876 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The veal shank, and risotto was excellent. Our server, Jose, is outstanding, ...attentive and makes sure we are treated as special guest every time.
95% recommended
Italian in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
25 people mentioned the Butternut Squash Ravioli

Pietro's Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Sacramento
2,015 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
I was disappointed that I was not able to go directly to open table and make my reservation. I did go to open table at first. I put in Lodi CA and then Pietro’s. I have done this Read more
99% recommended
Italian in Exclusive
22 people mentioned the Calamari

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento

$$$$·Californian·
Sacramento
1,831 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
Ambiance is great, food is fantastic and the customer service was over the top fantastic.
95% recommended
Californian in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
38 people mentioned the Mustard Chicken

Black Angus Steakhouse - Citrus Heights

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Citrus Heights
2,089 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
Thank you.. we loved the ribs! Love the high back booths.. privacy!
95% recommended
Steakhouse in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
111 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Rio City Café - Sacramento

$$$$·Californian·
Sacramento
841 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
On our anniversary my husband and i sat outside so we had the river view. It was quiet and relaxing. The manager congratulated us personally and told us to let him know if there waRead more
85% recommended
Great for Lunch in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
15 people mentioned the Sourdough Bread

Seasons 52 - Sacramento

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Arden Fair
2,396 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
This was and excellent dining experience -- we will definitely dine at Seasons 52 again in the future!
92% recommended
43 people mentioned the Flat Bread

Rudy's Hideaway

$$$$·Seafood·
Rancho Cordova
2,639 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Love Rudys, the food, ambiance and staff. Such great food and wonderful people.
92% recommended
314 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar - Folsom

$$$$·Seafood·
Folsom
1,905 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Food was delicious and service was great! We had a small issue with our bill regarding a groupon but the manager was super helpful and fixed it right away! The petrale dore is our Read more
89% recommended
33 people mentioned the Calamari

Lucca Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Californian·
Sacramento
1,826 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Great service & food!
90% recommended
Californian in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
29 people mentioned the Short Rib

Il Fornaio - Roseville

$$$$·Italian·
Roseville
2,237 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Thanks Jason.
86% recommended
Italian in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
20 people mentioned the Calamari

Ciao

$$$$·Italian·
Roseville
563 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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
16 people mentioned the Ragu
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La Provence

$$$$·French·
Roseville
2,884 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
My mother’s birthday. The food was excellent! Our server, Kenneth, was wonderful! Loved our experience!
84% recommended
40 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Buckhorn Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Winters
2,802 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Worth the Drive
We have a tradition of celebrating family birthdays at the Buckhorn. We try to go on Friday nights because they have the best clam chowder around.
98% recommended
165 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Scott's Seafood on the River

$$$$·Seafood·
Sacramento
3,864 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Our waiter was attentive and informative Food great
88% recommended
Scenic View in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
83 people mentioned the Calamari

Hawks

$$$$·Californian·
Granite Bay
2,668 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Fantastic! I had the Short Ribs and my husband had the Filet. We split the Potato Gnocchi as an appetizer and enjoyed the Beignets for dessert. Food and service were amazing. Read more
93% recommended
Best Overall in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
120 people mentioned the Short Rib

Empress Tavern

$$$$·American·
Sacramento
1,107 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Food excellent as well as service. Only one thing, $17 is a little steep for a martini served up in an old-fashioned champagne glass, tacky.
86% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
79 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Roseville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Roseville
1,232 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Nick was amazing
91% recommended
Steakhouse in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
15 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Seasons - Davis

$$$$·American·
Davis
1,236 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Anniversaries
Poor service, we were mostly ignored. Limited non seafood choices. my dining companion does not eat seafood and lunch choices very limited with that restriction. one chicken and onRead more
96% recommended
Special Occasion in Sacramento
34 people mentioned the Bread Sticks

Sheldon Inn Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·American·
Elk Grove
878 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
This was our first visit & will definitely go back!
95% recommended
American in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
11 people mentioned the Skirt Steak

Benihana - Sacramento

$$$$·Japanese·
Citrus Heights
2,019 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Fun
Birthday dinner. Very good
Kid Friendly in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
17 people mentioned the Fried Rice

Plan B - ARDEN TOWN

$$$$·French·
Sacramento
201 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
This is my second time here and I love it. Our waiter was very nice, polite, gave us plenty of space so we could converse and spend time with each other. He was so sweet and the foRead more
96% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
4 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Cafe Vinoteca - Sacramento

$$$$·Italian·
Sacramento
241 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the BibRead more
91% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
4 people mentioned the Banana Cream Pie

The Jungle Bird

$$$$·Polynesian·
Midtown
141 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
We love bringing first-timers to The Jungle Bird, and it never disappoints! But always make a reservation, as they were turning people away for tables, and the bar was standing rooRead more
100% recommended
Best Ambiance in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
5 people mentioned the Pupu Platter

The Firehouse Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sacramento
3,890 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
I absolutely loved firehouse! I can’t wait to go back!!! Food was amazing! I definitely recommend Firehouse!!
91% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
95 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Ella Dining Room and Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sacramento
4,153 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Always enjoyable to go to Ella's food is unique and very tasty! You guys are the bomb!
95% recommended
Best Overall in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
37 people mentioned the Fried Chicken

High Steaks - Thunder Valley Casino Resort

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Lincoln
1,874 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
WONDERFUL MEAL!!! Loved the atmosphere and service. Couldn’t have been better!! Thank you.
85% recommended
Steakhouse in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
95 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Biba Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Sacramento
2,483 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
We wanted a special restaurant for a birthday celebration while in town for a conference. This was the perfect choice as my husbands favorite food is Italian. Highly recommend thisRead more
95% recommended
Best Food in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
70 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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Mulvaney's B&L

$$$$·American·
Sacramento
1,900 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
It was our daughter’s 30th bday. Food was great! Ambiance was great! We all enjoyed our dinner and experience there!
92% recommended
40 people mentioned the Heirloom Tomato
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Allora

$$$$·Seafood·
Sacramento
688 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
The food was marvelous. Incredibly tasteful with unusual combinations. Tastefully presented. The service was terrific, thoughtful and attentive. Ambience is very nice. It did get aRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
11 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Morgan's on Main

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sacramento
536 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Keep the good quality high and you will survive
91% recommended
Romantic in Sacramento
22 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Frank Fat's

$$$$·Chinese·
Sacramento
1,578 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Friendly efficient staffs combined with very delicious authentic food made us drive for 2 + hours just to eat there. Don’t forget to try peking duck.
97% recommended
151 people mentioned the Banana Cream Pie
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Lone Wolf Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Jackson
840 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
It was a busy Saturday night and everything was exceptional! LOVE Lone Wolf.
89% recommended
Special Occasion in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
9 people mentioned the Chicken Marsala

Aioli Bodega Espanola

$$$$·Spanish·
Sacramento
1,188 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The shrimp linguini special was amazing and the pasta was perfectly cooked. The charcuterie tapa with chorizo, olives, and manchego cheese was a great starter.
92% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
101 people mentioned the Paella

Monkey Cat

$$$$·American·
Auburn
1,052 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Have eaten here often. Alway good food and great service. The noise level was a little higher than usual due to a couple of large parties. We love the place and will be back soon.
90% recommended
21 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Public House Downtown

$$$$·American·
Sacramento
108 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Live Sports
Got seated right away but no one came around with water or anything for some time, had to wait a lot for server between server visits to our table. But everyone was very nice and gRead more
86% recommended
Kid Friendly in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
3 people mentioned the Fish Chip
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Canon

$$$$·American·
Sacramento
660 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
One of our favorite restaurants. New Fall menu filled with great choices. Excellent service, wine, and food.
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
11 people mentioned the Drumsticks

The Mustard Seed

$$$$·Californian·
Davis
1,043 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for Birthdays
such a fantastic find in Davis - wonderful delicious food, robust portions, charming and very cozy ambiance, great service. we loved this place and will be back.
98% recommended
Californian in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
24 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Zocalo - University Village

$$$$·Regional Mexican·
Sacramento
460 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
This was my first at this place. Inside the decor and design is beautiful. The food was amazing and everyone was so friendly. I would definitely come again🙂
93% recommended
6 people mentioned the Burritos

Piatti - Sacramento

$$$$·Italian·
Sacramento
1,080 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
Relatives visiting from Germany. They were very impressed with the service and food.
96% recommended
Italian in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
18 people mentioned the Calamari

Wise Villa Winery & Food Pairing Bistro

$$$$·Bistro·
Lincoln
243 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
Thank you Teresa for the exceptional service!!!! The food was great! And ambiance perfect!!!!
92% recommended
Notable Wine List in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
3 people mentioned the Shrimp Scampi

Rosewood Bar & Grill

$$$$·American·
Lodi
334 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Local Ingredients
Excellent service, perfect cocktails, tasty appetizers and delicious entrées.
88% recommended
Most Booked in North San Joaquin Valley
10 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Kitchen428 Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Woodland
515 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great vegetarian / vegan options on menu. Food was delish.
93% recommended
Great for Lunch in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
22 people mentioned the Prime Rib

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
416 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
Birthday dinner
Scenic View in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
21 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Taylor's Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Sacramento
554 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
One of the best restaurants in Sacramento. Farm to fork, great and reasonable wine list, impeccable service in a quiet neighborhood atmosphere. Their ingredients come from the buRead more
92% recommended
Best Service in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
13 people mentioned the Gnocchi

The Gate at The Murieta Inn & Spa

$$$$·Californian·
Rancho Murieta
166 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
  • Bar Seating
Celebrated a birthday breakfast
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
3 people mentioned the Bread Pudding
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View 202 - Redding

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Redding
369 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
I had a wonderful time! Service and food was excellent!
85% recommended
13 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Grange

$$$$·Californian·
Sacramento
3,127 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
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
138 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Tried the Italian Paella It was amazing!
81% recommended
4 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Christian Michael's Ristorante

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Chico
608 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
I found Christian Michael on the internet, & we were glad that we went, the dining experience was great, Aaron our waiter provided a great service
88% recommended
9 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

La Huaca Peruvian Cuisine

$$$$·Peruvian·
Roseville
397 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Everything was very good. Wonderfully unique flavors, presentation and service. Only disappointment was the creme brûlée which had no caramelized sugar topping so it was a bit plRead more
87% recommended
Great for Brunch in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
11 people mentioned the Lomo Saltado

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
166 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
The food is good with a great price point. No corkage on the first bottle of wine. The service is fantastic especially Curtis!
89% recommended
14 people mentioned the Beignets
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Capitol Garage

$$$$·Fusion / Eclectic·
Sacramento
1,001 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Super attentive service and crazy delicious food!
Great for Brunch in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
47 people mentioned the Bottomless Mimosas
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Buca di Beppo - Sacramento

$$$$·Italian·
Sacramento
746 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Fantastic Meatball Monday deal; and we have enough for another delicious meal!
Kid Friendly in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
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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