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Fri, 2/23
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Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento

4.4
1319 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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The Zinfandel Grille in Sacramento has been a local tradition for more than 20 years. We specialize in house made pasta, fresh seafood, and wood fire oven pizzas. In addition we have a full bar, an extensive wine collection, and happy hour from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. We also have live jazz music in our dining room on Friday and Saturday from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. We have a banquet room that seats up to 65 people which is perfect for private events. Our chefs selects only the best and freshest ingredients and we change our menu seasonally.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11am - 3pm (between 3pm-4pm we have a limited anytime menu) Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4pm - 9pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(916) 485-7100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cerilo Hernandez
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Catering
Offsite catering is available please call (916) 485-7100 to inquire.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Howe & Fulton
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Parking details
Private lots located behind and to the side of the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Live Jazz music every Friday and Saturday from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1319 People Are Saying
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SacGirl (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Very popular for Wednesday lunch. Ordered comfort food (tuna melt) for a cold day and coffee. I wished the cheese was creamier, but glad it was not on rye bread. We sat in a booth and the distance between seat and table was a little tight. Needed to talk loud to be heard. Water refills were often, but needed to ask for coffee refills. We enjoyed our lunch and time together.












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vipOpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food was great, making the reservation was easy, the server Leo made it a great experience...my Moms 85th birthday

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

This was our first time and it was for a birthday dinner, we will definitely be back. The calamari appetizer and gnocchi dinner was the best!!!

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Average (Sacramento)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

We had a 7:00 PM reservation but when we arrived about 6:55, line was out the door w folks who had reservations but we're being told that they could not be seated. We had to wait until 7:30 for our table. We brought wine but our waitress never showed up to pour us more after the initial pouring.

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Medzjohn 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We had a very good time with our friends at dinner Saturday. The only reason I didn't rate it 5 stars overall was that despite arriving a little early for our 5:30 reservation we were made to stand and wait for 20 minutes in a chaotic crowded scrum at the entry before being seated at our table, which had been empty the whole time. However everything went well after being seated and we were happy to be placed far from the noisy bar. Good short ribs and masheds.

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ChristieH 
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Clam chowder was delicious, as was the butternut squash ravioli. The Chinese chicken salad was disappointing, not much chicken and a small salad

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

First time at Zinfandel Grille and it was amazing! Food was great. Service was outstanding. We will definitely be back.

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DandD (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We went to Zinfandel Grille on Feb. 15th to belatedly celebrate Valentine's Day, because of a conflict on the actual day. Very satisfied with our choice. Relaxing and romantic. Easy parking and good service, and food was excellent. Ambience and value were reasonable for a fine dining establishment. Recommend reservations, as restaurant was crowded.

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PaulF 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Excellent place, excellent service, excellent food, maybe a bit noisy but it was Valentines Day, So we expected it to be slightly noisy.

Otherwise everything was great !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Valentine Day date. The stag was friendly and attentive. The waitress was one of our highlight this year! A bit crowded and noisy, but it was Valentine Day. We get it. The portions were modest, more to our liking.

The pricing was a bit high. Reminded me of Maui without he surf sound. Again it’s Valentine Day??

We eat here frequently and plan to continue to.

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docdur (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We've been to Zinfandel Grille several times, so we're familiar with the restaurant. About the food...I had angel hair pasta with seafood, which was delicious. The pasta however, was over cooked and more paste like. My husband had the prime rib and ordered it medium. What he received was partially medium and more than half rare. He was unable to finish his meal because of the rareness of the prime rib. The prices, given that the menu was limited, were very high. We did not believe it would be over $200, including tip, but it was. On a brighter note, our waitperson was outstanding. She checked with us occasionally, which was just enough. Our reservation was for 4:15 (we're old so it was perfect for us) and were seated promptly. We were disappointed in the meal, especially since we were one of the first couples to be seated. We thought our meal would have been great since we were early in the dinner hour, alas it was not.

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DanielB (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Way too crowded, way too loud, was seated 45 minutes late and had reservations

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JamesP (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The tables were squished tightly together. Any time our waiter visited another table his butt was right on our food. We could hear every conversation. This was our second time giving this restaurant a try because the first time was horrid. Third time may not always be a charm I guess because we arent going back.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Overbooked, overcooked, and waaay too loud for romantic dinner....more of a pub atmosphere. Would help to give some basic courtesy lesson to host staff...they were nice enough to us, but others not so lucky.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This was on Valentine’s Day so I understand

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Valentines Day spot for me and my honey. Our seating was perfect. Placed perfectly to our specifications
Laura was an exceptional waitress. Clever, funny, not intruding. Made great suggestion for wine.

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LadyVet (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Accompanied my aunt to the Grille for a Valentine's Dinner. She is battling Stage 4 Cancer and this was her wish. It was great to see her enjoy the evening. The only request was to have live music.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Best fried calamari anywhere. Great food and friendly staff. My favorite restaurant in Sacramento.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I really thought my pork chop was rather bland which was most disappointing, I was really looking forward to a yummy meal... my friend didn’t care much for his meal either... sorry but we came away feeling very disappointed!!

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Susans (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

I've always loved this place. After all the years of being open they are consistent in good service, cleanliness and absolutely great food.

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MonicaL (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Enjoyed my sea bass tremendously as well as all who dined with me.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Shared the filet and short ribs and I couldn’t tell you which one was better!! Both were some of the best I’ve ever had. Will be coming back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Reservation on time seating. Appetizer forgotten til entrees served. option of cancelling appetizer not offered. Food reliable and good. Wait staff removed some plates & drink glasses without asking if it was alright/finished with; reached across in front of person to guest across the table; need instruction in table service.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

One of my favorite places in town. Never had a bad meal there. Highly recommend it.

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KathrynP (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Always a favorite for business or pleasure. Lovely service

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Much better food at this location than their other locations.

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vipFrequentOTuser (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a very enjoyable dinner on last Saturday night. Service and food were awesome. I typically dine here for lunch as it is close to my work, but it is sufficiently compelling for me to make the trek from Shingle Springs for dinner with my wife. Our server was incredibly efficient while being very polite and courteous.

The only detraction is that for the second time in a row the restaurant indicated to OpenTable that I was a no-show for my reservation. I called the restaurant both times to clear it up, and was a bit surprised on Saturday when the female employee who answered my call blamed the error on the fact that we had been greeted and seated by a male colleague! Hmmm.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Love the restaurant and we will go again! The food was incredible!

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