56 Sacramento Area Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

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.

OpenTable
Restaurants:Il Fornaio - Sacramento, Pietro's Italian Restaurant, Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Italian, American
Neighborhoods:Sacramento
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Il Fornaio - Sacramento

$$$$·Italian·
Sacramento
3,132 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups
The short ribs were fabulous and our server was excellent.
Most Booked in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
25 people mentioned the Butternut Squash Ravioli

Pietro's Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Sacramento
3,607 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
My first time @ Pietro's and what a wonderful surprise! I was impressed with the overall appearance, came with 3 other gals and we all concurred our lunches were excellent. The icRead more
Italian in Exclusive
22 people mentioned the Calamari

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento

$$$$·American·
Sacramento
2,098 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
Our experience at Zinfandel Grille was above and beyond from the moment we entered until our departure. It’s beautifully laid out with sufficient distance between tables to talk wRead more
American in Sacramento
38 people mentioned the Mustard Chicken

Black Angus Steakhouse - Citrus Heights

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Citrus Heights
2,672 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
We had a group of six celebrating a friend’s birthday. The server, April, was awesome and service was fast. Some of our group had never been to Black Angus and were very impressedRead more
Steakhouse in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
111 people mentioned the Prime Rib
Experiences available
View Experiences

Rio City Café - Sacramento

$$$$·Californian·
Sacramento
1,279 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Great food and service. We had a wonderful evening!!
Great for Brunch in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
15 people mentioned the Sourdough Bread

Seasons 52 - Sacramento

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Arden Fair
2,881 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
Jeff provided us w excellent customer service! I'll be back soon!
Healthy in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
43 people mentioned the Flat Bread

Rudy's Hideaway

$$$$·Seafood·
Rancho Cordova
3,339 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
Outstanding service and food!!
Special Occasion in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
314 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Lucca Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Californian·
Sacramento
1,987 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Very nice restaurant. The three of us shared the zucchini chips appetizer. Mains were cioppino, chicken saltimbocco, and chicken risotto. All were terrific. We shared a great bottlRead more
29 people mentioned the Short Rib
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Il Fornaio - Roseville

$$$$·Italian·
Roseville
2,757 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups
Great food Great Service!
Romantic in Sacramento
20 people mentioned the Calamari

La Provence

$$$$·French·
Roseville
3,918 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
We enjoyed our visit. My husband would not choose the same dish again.
40 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Scott's Seafood on the River

$$$$·Seafood·
Sacramento
4,835 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
Melissa was our server and she was excellent! Great interpersonal skills, knew when to come back and check in and was complimentary of my husband’s birthday. The food was excellentRead more
Scenic View in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
83 people mentioned the Calamari

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Roseville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Roseville
1,633 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
The steak was amazing! The waitress was very kind. The crème brûlée was bomb! Pricey but worth it every once in a while.
Notable Wine List in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
15 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Seasons - Davis

$$$$·American·
Davis
1,371 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Loved the curry croquettes and would order it again. The roasted veg was delicious. However, the sauce (kumquat marmalade) on the salmon was too sweet for me- almost over powered tRead more
Fit for Foodies in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
34 people mentioned the Bread Sticks
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Sheldon Inn Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·American·
Elk Grove
1,688 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
The staff was above the top in their attention to our 4! Food was excellent.
Best Service in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
11 people mentioned the Skirt Steak

Plan B - ARDEN TOWN

$$$$·French·
Sacramento
409 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Wonderful. The Osso Buco was fabulous and so were the crab fritters. The celery soup was to die for. Everyone is so nice and Brian was such a perfect waiter. Love, love this placeRead more
Fit for Foodies in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
4 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Cafe Vinoteca - Sacramento

$$$$·Italian·
Sacramento
321 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Neighborhood Gem
There was a large young crowd who were very noisy during the first half of our meal. This was my only complaint. The food was quite good, the service was excellent. I had the claRead more
Neighborhood Gem in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
4 people mentioned the Banana Cream Pie

The Jungle Bird

$$$$·Polynesian·
Midtown
474 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
We always love coming here, it has amazing ambience.
Late Night Find in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
5 people mentioned the Pupu Platter

The Firehouse Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sacramento
4,803 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
My Birthday dinner. Food was very good; green beans over cooked. Thank you for courteous, friendly, professional service, with attention to detail. Appreciate your valet servRead more
Notable Wine List in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
95 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Ella Dining Room and Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Sacramento
4,405 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Everything was amazing! The atmosphere is clean, chic and comfortable. Not too loud. The drinks stood out right away. The salads were beautiful and sooo tasty. I had the beef tendeRead more
Best Service in Sacramento
37 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability
Experiences available
View Experiences

High Steaks - Thunder Valley Casino Resort

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Lincoln
2,371 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Our dining experience at this restaurant was outstanding. The food was fabulous and our waiter even more outstanding! It felt like "a magical evening" and worth every penny (and iRead more
Romantic in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
95 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Allora

$$$$·Seafood·
Sacramento
1,468 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic
One of the best if not the best food in Sacramento. Every single dish was made with love and incredible imagination. Service was outstanding. Our server Lee was fantastic as the reRead more
Best Overall in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
11 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Frank Fat's

$$$$·Chinese·
Sacramento
1,652 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
The hostess was extremely rude. She rudely stated there were no more reservations and, there was no way we could make a reservation to eat tonight. I used open table and made a samRead more
151 people mentioned the Banana Cream Pie
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Lone Wolf Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Jackson
1,339 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Food was delicious. I had calamari and pizza. The server was attentive.
Best Service in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
9 people mentioned the Chicken Marsala
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Aioli Bodega Espanola

$$$$·Spanish·
Sacramento
1,672 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
Very good paella and excellent tapas. Server was very attentive and knowledgeable, I would definitely go back again!
101 people mentioned the Paella

Monkey Cat

$$$$·American·
Auburn
1,216 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
As always, great food, great drinks, courtesy and warm staff. Our favorite place to enjoy a great night out.
21 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Canon

$$$$·American·
Sacramento
1,332 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Wonderful food. Hard to describe the beautiful experience that explodes in your mouth!!!
Fit for Foodies in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
11 people mentioned the Drumsticks
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

The Mustard Seed

$$$$·Californian·
Davis
1,375 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Food was tasty. The Golden squash soup , however, had a spice I wasn’t familiar with. Perhaps curry. Not my favorite. My friend had the tomato bisque and was happy. We both had halRead more
Neighborhood Gem in Sacramento
24 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Zocalo - University Village

$$$$·Regional Mexican·
Sacramento
1,218 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
Staff and service very helpful
Most Booked in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
6 people mentioned the Burritos

Piatti - Sacramento

$$$$·Italian·
Sacramento
1,490 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Piatti’s never lets us down and tonight was no exception. Our Server, Donna, was top notch. The dinner was perfectly prepared. Looking forward to our next visit :)
Italian in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
18 people mentioned the Calamari

The Gate at The Murieta Inn & Spa

$$$$·Californian·
Rancho Murieta
442 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
We had a delightful evening at The Gate. The food was very good! Our server was great!
Outdoor Dining in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
3 people mentioned the Bread Pudding

Formaggio Taverna & Patio - Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova

$$$$·Italian·
Rancho Cordova
159 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
I will return. the only problem was a limited menu due to the ongoing COVID pandemic.
4 people mentioned the Prime Rib

La Huaca Peruvian Cuisine

$$$$·Peruvian·
Roseville
425 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
New Year’s Eve
11 people mentioned the Lomo Saltado
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Capitol Garage

$$$$·Fusion / Eclectic·
Sacramento
1,059 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Lovely place with some of the best staff in Sacramento! Brunch is a personal favorite, great food and drinks!
47 people mentioned the Bottomless Mimosas
There aren’t any available tables for 2 today at 7:00 pm
View Availability

Buca di Beppo - Sacramento

$$$$·Italian·
Sacramento
729 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Disabled Access
  • Great for Lunch
They were out of pizza and lasagna. Then my rigatoni was accident dropped on the floor so we had to get it to go.
Great for Lunch in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
13 people mentioned the Garlic Bread