About Biba Restaurant
Located in the historic Old Tavern Building, just minutes from the State Capitol, Biba Caggiano, celebrated chef, cookbook author, and TV personality, brings a bit of Italy to Sacramento. Savor the flavors of Biba's award winning authentic Italian cuisine in a friendly but refined ambiance, with attentive service that will make you feel instantly welcome. Enjoy spuntini with a cocktail or glass of wine in the lounge area, kick back and listen to piano music, or order a full meal at the bar or in the dining room. Only the finest and freshest ingredients are used and the food is truly Italian...house made lasagne Bolognese on Thursday and Friday and a different stuffed pasta dish every day. Osso bucco alla Milanese (veal shanks) or stinco di agnello (lamb shanks) are just some of the entrees you may expect to find. California and Italian wines are available to complement the food. And don't skip the dessert. The Tiramisu is to die for!
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
28th & Capitol Avenue
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Piano in lounge Wed-Sat from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Public parking garage accepting only credit cards available just a half block away at 28th and N St. Valet parking also available for lunch and dinner.
Bus stops on Capitol Avenue in either direction just a few yards away.
Private Party Facilities:
Available only on special request.
Private Party Contact:
Karen Hand: 9164552422
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Biba Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We decided to celebrate the opening of t ...
We decided to celebrate the opening of the Christmas season with lunch at Biba Restaurant. As always, everything was perfect--5-Star rating on the food, excellent service, and lovely ambiance. We have dined at Biba several times and once again found everything to be very consistent and of the highest quality. It is a wonderful restaurant to go to for a special occasion or just a special dining treat.
We celebrated a medical achievement here ...
We celebrated a medical achievement here. Of course we had the lasagne, but the swordfish and beet salad were as good. The home made gelato was wonderful-the choices when we visited were vanilla bean and lemon with olive oil. The latter was parcularly good. The food at this restaurant is excellent. The service is impeccable.
Rarely do I write a review but after bec ...
Rarely do I write a review but after becoming a regular at Biba for the past two years, all I can say is that I have NEVER been disappointed with my dining experience. Every time the food is excellent, the staff charming and Biba and Vincent are always there as gracious hosts. The prices are quite reasonable and John's wine list always has great finds at a fair price. A couple can have an amazing dining experience under $100 and it will be the best hundy you've spent in Sacramento. Their happy hour cocktails and food selection is also excellent. Some may say Biba is past its prime but they'd be wrong. A five star experience always!
Biba is consistently outstanding . We ...
Biba is consistently outstanding . We are of Italian descent and we much appreciate the authentic, house made pasta and inimitable Presentation of Italian dishes . Wait staff on this occasion, as in the past, was excellent, very polite and yet friendly . Quail and Calamari were "Molto Bene" . Biba stopped by our table, as she often does, which is always an added delight. We shall return soon .
Davide and Giudi, Davis, CA
Lunch with friends to celebrate retireme ...
Lunch with friends to celebrate retirement was excellent. Gnocchi, lasagne, cavatelli, apple crostata all were wonderful. Great waiter and sommelier - his name was Jorge - who was very knowledgeable, friendly, and more than happy to answer our questions. For top food, drink, service, and mellow environment Biba's is great. I've been there many times. Valet parking too.
Biba is always excellent. In addition ...
Biba is always excellent. In addition to the fabulous Northern Italian cuisine which is prepared upon order, not in advance, the service is great. They attend to your needs, but never interfere with you enjoyment of your meal or conversation. We have never been rushed and they graciously allow you to sit and talk with your companions. It is always a wonderful dining experience.
Excellent service and fantastic food. ...
Excellent service and fantastic food. Our waiter recimmende some great selections. Veal and Gnocchi were perfectly cooked. Interior is a bit dated along woth restrooms as well. I would definitey recommend. Biba stopped to say HI.
I have dined here multiple times over th ...
I have dined here multiple times over the years. The food is fantastic!!! Sometimes there can be a a significant wait between when appetizer/salads and main Entree arrives. We waited over 30 minutes for our Entree. Waiter explained to us that this sometimes happens when orders arrive in the kitchen at or near the same time. They gave us complimentary desert for the wait. Biba worked the room greeting Tables and agreed to take a picture with my 6 year old son which was nice.
My husband and I did not get to celebrat ...
My husband and I did not get to celebrate our 10th anniversary last year, so we were making up for it this year. We had heard about Biba's for years and wanted to try it very much. It was so worth the wait, the food was a delight and sang on our taste buds.
Thank you again for a wonderful experience!
Donald and Tina Duncan
As always, the food here was spectacular ...
As always, the food here was spectacular. Unfortunately, the service was a bit lacking this time. It was extremely slow for some unknown reason. We waited endlessly at every step. The waiter seemed to be servicing tables all over the restaurant and bar area, so perhaps they were short handed on this particular evening. On other visits, we did not have this issue -- except on the prior trip when we had the same server. So, it's either an issue with this particular server or we've simply hit the restaurant on off-nights. In every other way, this restaurant is outstanding. So, we will certainly return.
My husband, son and I went to Biba's for ...
My husband, son and I went to Biba's for my birthday and were extremely pleased with the service, quality of food and the environment. The menu was varied and gave a wide range of delicious choices.... as we left I was able to take a moment and thank Biba herself for letting us eat at her restaurant. She took time to chat with us and asked us to visit Italy in the near future - what a delightful woman! I will be back and recommend the establishment to friends and family!
It was a great night as we celebrated my ...
It was a great night as we celebrated my wife's bday. I was a bit concerned because we decided to take my 6yr old and 10 year old. My kids are generally well behaved so we decided to take them. It was the perfect night as the kids, even as picky as they are, loved the food (lasagna and chicken ravioli). The owner showed up at our table and made the kids even more welcome. At the end she gave my kids a hugg as we left. We totally felt welcomed even with our kids. It was an amazing night with amazing service, and even better food. But be prepared to drop a bit of cash.
To us Biba's is a classic, understated p ...
To us Biba's is a classic, understated place to dine. The service, white linens and style are
a welcome from the ordinary. The food always has been creative and delicious. It's our
"go to" place for family celebrations.
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