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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!
Sacramento, CA 95816
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: (916) 455-2422
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
Biba's is wonderful place to meet friends or family. The food is excellent and today our group had the soup of the day and the pasta of the day and both were delicious. The raviolis were cooked perfect and the sauce was creamy and smooth. The front lobby bar is a great place to have a before dinner drink while waiting for group or guests to arrive. The service was perfect and yet not to over attentive. The pace of the meal was exactly what we had hoped.
We had such a fabulous meal! Finally was there on Friday for Bibas famous lasagna . It was everything and more than I expected! Delicate layers of homemade pasta. The veal ragu gnocchi was wonderful as well with a depth of flavor in the sauce! Salads were crisp and perfectly dressed. Everything was perfect! Our service was outstanding . Even the bus girl was wonderful, sweet and kind. Very attentive. We can't wait to go back!
This time food was not up to par. New York steak was dry and flavorless. A little less than half was eaten, the waitress noticed and asked if everything was ok. My husband spoke up and told her, she said she would take it off the bill, without hesitation.
I had the fish stew. The sword fish, clams and shrimp were over cooked. Flavor was very good though. Our daughter enjoyed her two half orders of pasta and the dessert was delicious. We had the Zucotto. Service was good, as always.
Biba's has long been known for outstanding cuisine, Last night was no exception. Ingenuity, skilled chefs, intelligent experienced staff. Our only reservation: it was noisier than in past years. "Energetic," in the words of the survey. We know restaurants are supposed to have "buzz" these days, but we'd like a little relaxed quiet.
The small plates/appetizers were not up to par with my previous experiences at Biba. The entres, on the other hand, were very good. I have been coming to Bibas since she opened--2 to 4 times/year. The service is exceptionsl and the table settings are elegant in their simplicity.
It is such a pleasure to eat Italian food that is prepared as well as that at Biba. I had the gnocchi with a lamb rage that had a nice hint of mint. My wife had the ravioli stuffed with shrimp and served with a cream sauce infused with roasted garlic. Unlike many restaurants, the ravioli pasta was light and delicate. And the selection of wines by the glass is good and the prices very reasonable. We shared a bowl of fruit with zabaglione. The fruit was well selected, particularly the tasty blueberries. We will be back.
Biba's for lunch is a great time to dine. The food is always wonderful and the service exemplary. Love the coffee and deserts. My wife had to scallops and they were prepared to perfection and the presentation a perfect compliment to the meal. I had the pork tenderloin that were perfectly prepared as well.
Bibas is always fantastic. It is one of the few places town that truly has professional wait staff. However, this most recent experience was somewhat different. While the waiter was "efficient" his demeanor was very cryptic and perfunctory. Not at all pleasant and fun. "used car salesman"
Husband always chooses Biba for his birthday dinner. Everything we ordered, from cocktails to dessert, couldn't have been better. Service was impeccable, as always. We'd asked for a quiet spot when we made reservations, and got just exactly that. Menu changes with the seasons, so always something new to try, and Biba is usually there to greet the patrons. Portion size is manageable and beautifully presented.
Biba is our go-to place for special occasions, and it never disappoints.
This is a must for the list of best spots in Sac for serious foodies, romantic regalers, and formal fine diners. Imagine tasting the best food in town. Then stop, because you don't have to imagine. If you catch the mirrors just right at Biba, you can watch yourself enjoy amazing food in real time. And catch other people doing the same thing. All of this you can do again and again as killer after killer course is laid upon your table. I'm not a drinker, but this sure looks like a fun place to imbibe. Desserts are just so amazing its unfair.
Biba continues to shine as a classic Italian restaurant. Wasn't too crazy about our waiter; failed to mention the special appetizer (we overheard from another waiter who was very descriptive and caring) and was very matter-of-fact. Otherwise food was outstanding as always.
First time to the restaurant to celebrate my son's birthday. The restaurant was very roomy and nicely decorated. We were quickly sat and immediately welcomed by our server. For an appetizer, we ordered the calimari, which was the best I've ever had. Crispy and very tender. The server even had the kitchen split the order which was a nice touch. For dinner I had the Orecchiette con Salsiccia. The pasta was perfectly cooked and the pork and broccoli rabe were delicious. My son had the sausage stuffed ravioli, which he could not stop raving about. All in all, it was an excellent meal and an excellent experience.
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