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, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Biba Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The best dining experience in Sacramento ...
The best dining experience in Sacramento. Biba, the lady, is Awesome. Roch and Nancy LaCasse
This is one of my favorite restaurants.. ...
This is one of my favorite restaurants... I live 3 hours away and always look for a reason to stop in.....I took my parents to celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary. They did not want to make a big deal about it...so no one knew... We had the best service (George was our waiter).. and the food as always is as good as it gets..it's not cheap but the food is well worth the price..
Great food , very accommodating to vege ...
Great food , very accommodating to vegetarians, good service and a comfortable atmosphere.
The food was delicious! We loved the bee ...
The food was delicious! We loved the beet salad, the house made raviolis, the halibut, the veal scallopini, and the cheesecake. The meal was paced nicely, and while the bus staff were very attentive clearing and keeping water filled, the server seemed somewhat preoccupied. However, it was not enough to detract from a delightful meal.
The food was delicious. We had a great t ...
The food was delicious. We had a great time.
Outstanding as always!
I have been going to Biba since they first opened, and always, always have had a wonderful meal! The veal ravioli was outstanding, and the halibut on fresh peas was insanely fresh and delicious . Biba was there as usual, greeting and mingling, assuring that her diners are feeling great in her home. Recommended without reservation!
We have been to Biba several times and h ...
We have been to Biba several times and have never been disappointed! Great service and fabulous food.
My first time, not my wife's first time, ...
My first time, not my wife's first time, she's a native to Sac. The ambiance is classic, and the wife said it has not changed in 30 years. With that in mind, the upkeep is immaculate. Our waitress was nothing exceptional, but she was attentive and they did read my notes I made with the reservation and we're aware of food allergies and made adjustments to our dinning to suite. She had the King Salmon special and I the Lamb 2 ways. Both were delicious, the fish was absolutely perfect! A wonderful 50th birthday gift for my wife. I have read many reviews here about this establishment, and really do not understand each any of the sub par ratings....
Loving Sac Lizzy
I ordered the gnocci and half order of ravoli. It was delicious, just a very small portion. My friend gave me part of his veal salinbocca. We had 2 glasses of wine, total was $100. I thought that was a lot for what we actually got.
Wonderful, as always
I took my two daughters for a birthday lunch celebration. The service, food, atmosphere was outstanding. I love Italian food, and this is the best!
A Good Iatlian Restaurant
We were in Sac for business and found Bibas. Overall, good food. Traditional menu with ordering in courses in mind. I would have like to seen some expanded pasta and meat dishes. However, what they had was good. Decent wine list with good finds for an educated wine enthusiast.
Delightful server, Gigi, delicious food, including the homemade bread sticks, and the ricotta cheesecake with raspberry sauce was to die for!
This is what fine dining should be (but ...
This is what fine dining should be (but rarely succeeds at): inspired menu perfectly executed, impeccable yet unpretentious service, subdued ambiance, and fair prices. Bravo, Biba.
Wonderful taste, incredibly cooked just perfect. Service was quick, friendly and we walked away pleased.
Always an above average experience at Biba's
Biba's is consistently above average each time I visit. Biba herself is always out touring tables and asking for feedback and wanting to learn about you. The restaurant itself is fairly quiet and not too "sardinized". The food is always top notch, fresh, homemade and just the right size. The service, impeccable. Treat yourself!
Fabulous as always!
Biba has been an annual tradition for lunch with my dear friend. We've been coming for years. We share every course and are never disappointed. The service was spot-on, each course was split without an extra charge & we never felt rushed. I was concerned that there were so few people having lunch on a Friday. In the past this was a vibrant place perfect for a special gathering or occasion. I encourage folks to visit Biba for a not-to-forgotten, truly wonderful experience.
I was disappointed in the food choices f ...
I was disappointed in the food choices for vegetarians. It is my mistake because it is clear from the menu that it is oriented toward what the general population eats. Very good service and pleasant atmosphere.
The famous lasagna wasn't that great. Th ...
The famous lasagna wasn't that great. The calamari appetizer was okay. The marina sauce that goes with the calamari is wonderful though. The fish and steak entrees were out of this world and the pasta special was too! We will definitely take any guest or people in from out of town to this place and be 100% percent confident that everyone will have a great meal.
Not on the menu
Disappointed, no osso bucco on menu. We came because the website said it was served. Unfortunately not the night we were there. A great dissappointment.
Biba's is my favorite restaurant. I alw ...
Biba's is my favorite restaurant. I always love the food. We celebrated our wedding anniversary just recently. We brought along a good friend to celebrate with us. I just love it at Biba's Rebecca
Biba's restaurant was everything we imag ...
Biba's restaurant was everything we imagined it would be! We were able to book a reservation (albeit a little on the early side) the week prior to our night out to celebrate my husband's college graduation! We LOVED the use of local ingredients and the lasagna was amazing. I had veal, which was a special treat, and it was delicious! The wait staff was attentive, but not over-bearing. The highlight? Of course meeting the elegant and incredible Biba herself!
Usually excellent but tonight a little off
Usually Biba's is excellent but, tonight was a little off. I ordered the Ravioli special with Eggplant and Asparagus in a Lemon and light Cream Butter sauce, but it was swimming in Butter. The Beet salad was delicious! Our server was a little distracted, had to ask for our appetizers a second time, then they came out after our salads. Not the best experience we've had at Biba's.
Almost 30 years ago, I lived in Sacramen ...
Almost 30 years ago, I lived in Sacramento; we would go to Biba's for special occasions. I no longer live in Sacramento but when I happen to be in the area, Biba's is a most stop! The food is exceptional and being greeted by the elegant owner makes the experience even more delightful!
Food was excellent. I was a single dine ...
Food was excellent. I was a single diner. My server suggested half portions which akloed me to try several dishes. I would return in a heartbeat!
Biba's is a five star gem in Sacramento. Those of us who know it return again and again. If you haven't enjoyed Biba's yet, it's time you made a reservation.
Always a pleasant evening, excellent foo ...
Always a pleasant evening, excellent food in a relaxing and charming locale.
Best Lasagna Ever
You will never want to eat lasagna anywhere else. Biba's lasagna is like a tasty cloud - light and full of wonderful flavor. It is made with numerous layers of housemade pasta, sauce that is out of this world and just the right amount of cheese.
Delicious lunch, nice atmosphere, good service
Lunch for three was wonderful. Service was attentive. Food was delicious. Atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Sometimes you can leave still hungry, but if in doubt, add a soup or salad. Biba greets you either entering or leaving, which is a nice touch. Looking forward to our next visit.
The food at Biba's is always exceptional ...
The food at Biba's is always exceptional. She is also always there to talk with you and that adds a special touch to the restaurant.
As ever, it was excellent.
As ever, it was excellent.
The food was uneventful, and the service ...
The food was uneventful, and the service was stiff. I was hoping that the food would be the highlight of the evening, but the wine we brought was the only good thing. The bread basket you pay for was great!
Our first time & Biba did not disappoint.
Markus was a dynamite 'advisor! He really knows how to feature the menu, wine, digestives& desserts. He really made a positive impression. Please forward our sincere appreciation! Best, Patrick Park
Exceptional as always!
Our meal was superb and our service was excellent. It was great to have Biba stop by and chat. We love this place for special occasions!
Mom's 100th Birthday
Biba and her staff are the BEST. We always go on a Thursday/Friday so one of us can order her Lasagne. On this special occasion, they presented mom with a beautiful Gerbera Daisy. And, Biba came by to wish mom a 100th Birthday Greetings. Just so special. Can hardly wait for her 101st celebration.
Great taste, flavor and service
We enjoyed our birthday celebration. Started with the lamb crepes then a beet salad. Next we had the special duck ravioli and entree of prime rib New York. We had the olive oil cake with a glass of sambucco. Great aromatics taste and amazing flavors paired a with a special barbers wine. We will definitely be back for more!!
This restaurant was so nice!
As soon as you walked in there was a pianist playing and you have an immediately view of the bar. We sat towards the back in a corner and it was very peaceful! Our waiter was amazing and so nice. He gave us recommendations, explained the items on the menu and was on top of the food and beverages! Overall a great experience and I would for sure go back.
The food was amazing and our service was ...
The food was amazing and our service was just as amazing! Fantastic! Will be back soon!
All was great except for overcharge on drink (HH)?
Arrived a little early to enjoy a drink for Happy Hour. Ordered a Prosecco, which was shown on the Happy Hour menu for $8. Paid $10 and was give 25 cents back. Charged $9 plus tax. Did not question bartender. Figured it was his tip? Other than that, food was excellent as was service and ambiance. Nice valets opened the door for me even though I did not use their service.
Evening Out for Dinner
This was our first time dinning at this restaurant. It was a very nice experience. The service was very good. The menu selection is somewhat limited but very appealing. I ordered the lasagna for which Biba is known for and it was very good. My wife ordered a ravioli special that was also very good. The only negative thing was that the area in which we were seated had an unusual odor. I didn't inquire about it but the building is a historical landmark known as the Old Tavern.
The food and service are always great. The ambiance is very nice and the noise level is low enough to comfortably carry on a conversation. Always reliable as a place for a special occasion or just a great meal.
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