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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
The food is "to die for"!! The service is outstanding. We had the lasagne, short ribs and salads. I would only put one other restaurant in the same category and that would be Ruth's Chris. The only negative is the noise level. We are seniors and our hearing isn't the best so it is difficult to hear each other. We had a party of four. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening out with the food being the star.
Went for a business dinner with a career consultant. I asked for as private a table as possible in the reservation, and they seated us in the perfect spot. Nestled in a corner where we could have our computers up on the table, and not feel like we're bringing the office to a restaurant.
The service was impeccable. Very professional, courteous, and prompt. Food was excellent (we had the pan-seared Sea Bass, it was extraordinary) and served timely. Probably the best glass of Pinot Noir I've had in a while, perfect temperature.
All in all this is a first class place, with a very comfortable feel. They even had live piano playing for dinner. Doesn't get much better than that.
Very highly recommended.
Great service, superb meal and wonderful place.
The mouse level is pretty high so I was thankful the table in the back corner because with the two other people I was with who had hearing aids it wouldn't have been good.
The only thing disappointed in is my meal was supposed to be accompanied with broccoli rabe and what I got was two strands of that and the rest carrots and broccoli. Broccoli rabe is one of my favorite vegetables.
We've been to Biba's on two occasions, the first time about three years ago and then again last week. On our first trip, the food and service were spectacular. The lasagna and other dishes that we had were amazing. We were excited to be back in Sacramento last week so that we could try again. Unfortunately, it just didn't measure up. All of the dishes that we had, including the lasagna again, were lackluster. The service was well below average too. Our server, before even greeting us or asking if we needed anything to drink, walked up to the table and just started spouting off the specials of the night. After we had finished our appetizers, all of my utensils were cleared. When our main courses arrived I mentioned that I needed a fork. Instead of going to get me one (or a whole new set as would be customary), the server pointed out that my wife still had an extra fork and that I could use hers. Based on that, I don't think that we will return to Biba's.
My friend and I wanted to catch up after a long time without seeing each other. We wanted a quiet restaurant with quality food, good wine, and excellent service. Biba met all these requirements and we had a perfect catch-up luncheon. This restaurant in on my top list for Sacramento dining.
Lovely local restaurant- love to see Bibba making the rounds to connect with diners-the only misstep was our server- she was inattentive- seemed overwhelmed and tired-forgot our wine order and had to remind her to bring desserts we had ordered 15 minutes before. This restaurant on a Thursday wasn’t crazy busy- just normal busy - watched other servers checking on their tables-interactive, warm and friendly. I may ask for other server when I return. And I will definitely be back!!!!
We have gone to and loved Biba's for years, but it felt tired on our last visit. Many people probably love the fact that nothing has changed there over the years, but it felt outdated. Our server was clearly frazzled, even exchanging a few tense words with Biba herself. The food was fine, but not as exceptional as I would have expected or compared to other similarly-priced restaurants in the area.
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