Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento

4.6
2059 Reviews
$30 and under
American

About

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 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.

Support Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience1

Way too hot to eat outdoors. Only two fans available.
Service was outstanding

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ORNITH
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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 one another and the servers all wore masks and refrained from getting too close. We hope one of our favorite restaurants can survive this challenging period.

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JeanM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was nice to get out for our anniversary evening. Our meal was great! Service was on point and they had a patio for outdoor dining.

JM
vipJeannetteM
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to stop and have lunch when you're traveling thru the Sacramento area. I had some of the best canitas tacos ever. Angel hair pasta with shrimp was to die for. Sarah was a wonderful and experienced server.
We'll be back.

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DebS
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

With Covid, needed to meet a friend in an outdoor venue (despite heat!) with safety precautions in place. I made our reservation the day before and we had a nice seat in an enclosed patio with shade. I run hot naturally, so I was still fairly hot. However, given options that are available right now, this was a good one. (I will return to indoor seating when it's safe!!) I was a bit disappointed that my favorite go-to mushroom salad wasn't on the lunch menu, but did enjoy the pizza margherita instead. My friend had the pepperoni and was equally as happy with her order. I would suggest this to anyone looking for a nice dining spot for meeting friends/family during Covid. (And afterwards, for that matter!)

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KenB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

COVID puts a damper on the ambiance, but the patio was comfortable, service was great and the food was very good. We enjoyed ourselves, despite the limitations forced upon the restaurant and staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piero is always attentive and food is never disappointing.

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RandyW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent. Great staff
Fast and friendly. Can’t wait to go back

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Maurice
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food with excellent service. The only negative was that we had to do outdoor dining and were bothered by flies quite often.

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vipWendell
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter. Patio was lovely. Good social distancing.

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vipMila
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn’t dine inside due to this COVID but dining outside in the patio was actually nice and refreshing. Food was very good and service was excellent! We are so ready to go back again !

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vipNonickname
Sacramento
103 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Due to COVID we had to eat out on the sidewalk nothing the restaurant can control. That being said the food and service were great. We have never had a bad meal or experience here. We will continue to return.

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ToniW
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed and ran into old friends which made it even nicer!

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Birthdaycelebrations
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff made an outstanding effort to make the evening perfect for my husband’s birthday

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johnm
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at the Zinfandel for years and have always found it to be a pleasure in
dining! ...Our recent visit on the Patio dining was excellent, from food preparation
to service was five star.
Jack & Marjorie

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RichardB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The waiter (Russell) was absent most of the time and surely when finally seeing if we needed more drinks.

I will never go to this restaurant again and left a $1 tip

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
Responded on July 19, 2020

We're very sorry about the service you received during your visit. We have a high standard of service and your experience should not have been an exception. I have passed your feedback to our management team to make sure a similar situation doesn't happen again in the future. Thank you again for your feedback and I apologize that we were unable to provide the 5 star experience that we strive for. If there is anything else please don't hesitate to our management directly at 916-485-7100.

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DonnaE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Zinfandel Grill has managed to continue their wonderful food and excellent service even with the new virus protocols and requirement for outside dining only. Had a lovely evening and felt very safe and comfortable.

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vipDiner
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Piero who looked after us was very pleasant and did a great job. Our steaks were nice. Outdoor seating was pleasant even though it was a warm day.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and drink were very good. Service was friendly and excellent. Patio dining was seamless. We will be back!

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DebbieT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent location for lunch eating outside during Covid. The food was wonderful and the service great.

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DianeS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly server. Food and wine were delicious. Fast service and the outdoor patio was lovely.

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vipKathyM
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining in at Zinfandel Grille and the outdoor patio was great considering we couldn’t eating inside due to COVID-19. Food was delicious and our waitress Clarissa provided excellent service! Definitely will return.

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vipDiningOut
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner. Cynthia was our server and as always was friendly and attentive. We were celebrating our 49th anniversary and had a most enjoyable experience

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CherieF
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had all properly distanced seating, gloved and masked employees! My rack of lamb was perfectly delicious! Very friendly staff!

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CarolynA
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the food. This trip we were impressed with the efforts made to ensure the safety of everyone.

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CarolynH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sword fish meal was delicious. I would definitely order it again if offered.

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vipStellaD
Adelaide / SA
20 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My Ravioli was a little tough, which really surprised me! Usually the Food is excellent!
Thought we would be seated a little further apart than we were.

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vipChrissie
Sacramento
107 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice to see your C-19 adaptations to protect everyone’s health. If possible I’d suggest contactless payment options at the table & sanitizer available at the door.
We all need to do our part to everyone’s health benefit.
We should support businesses like yours that are following CA guidelines. Thank you

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
Responded on June 26, 2020

Hi Chrissie, Thank you for supporting us and for the taking the time to leave us feedback and suggestions. We have a touchless hand sanitizer mounted in front of our host stand for our guests to use upon entering and exiting the restaurant. Also, at the bottom of every receipt is a QR code that you can scan to do touchless payment. Regards, Allen

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vipMrhungry
Sacramento
57 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a bit picky about staying safe during the pandemic, but dining here felt very Covid-19 safe. Ate outdoors. Was 20+ feet away from the nearest diners. Wait staff was masked and gloved. Did insist on masking anytime not that the table. Had contact with only 4 people who work there Hostess, Waitress, Waterboy, and Kitchen Server. Menus were single use. Appreciate the care being taken! Happy to patronize again to assist this fine establishment survive in these difficult times. And the food was delicious, just like pre-Covid! Nice job.

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vipCMCO
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job to all!! So glad you’re back!! Feel very safe there!! Food stir fabulous!

Had to send back mashed potatoes—cold, but an easy and rare need to exchange. Cheerfully switched!!

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Cinderella
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Father’s Day Dinner!

Very good food. We sat outside and only 2 other tables were occupied so it was quiet.

Great food, good service, definitely returning.

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DebraO
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and a fun night out. I hate wearing masks.

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AnneS
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zinfandel Grille is our favorite restaurant but we haven’t been since COVID. Food was as delicious as ever and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ther food and service was great! The only thing we would change are the drinks, the Sangria was watered down and you could hardly taste any alcohol or other flavors in the Kentucky Maid, but again the food was great ! Some of the best fettuccine we’ve had !

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience3

Great food! Great service! Kind staff

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NathanR
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurant. First time out and about in three months, and there was little doubt where we wanted to go. The service was impeccable, the mitigations they're putting into place for Covid are reasonable. And, of course, the food was wonderful.

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kmsdiner
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food never disappoints. Not skimpy with portions. Have been 3x and will continue to go there.

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Patterson
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary dinner with entire family. Host and wait staff were so gracious and welcoming. At the end of the night someone picked up our tab. Nice evening thank you Zinfandel Grill we had a wonderful dinner.

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RomanT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st dine in after the quarantine period. Celebrated my 2 kids’ graduation from college and high school. Awesome food especially the bread pudding dessert. Always a great experience for dining in.

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Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento is rated 4.6 stars by 2059 OpenTable diners.