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Biba

2801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 455-2422
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Ranked #3 of 1,723 restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 28th & Capitol Avenue
Transit: Bus stops on Capitol Avenue in either direction just a few yards away.
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

traveling thru Sac and stopped impromptu at Biba's for lunch. all pastas (wild mushroom ravioli, gnocchi, garganelli, and fettucini) quite fresh, tasty and well-prepared. a meal to soothe a cranky New Yorker. thanks Biba.

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Sacramento
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Biba's offers authentic Italian cuisine from one of Sacramento's best restaurants. Wonderful dining an an upscale environment with impeccable service. The lasagne is out of this world.

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Sacramento, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I went to Biba after reading the good reviews expecting a nice dinner with a girl I am seeing, and received quite the opposite. To be fair, the initial service from the waiter wasn't bad but when I received my gnocchi I ordered, I got a long blonde hair in my mouth. I have never had this experience before from... More

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Eureka, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Walking in, the place smells like a geriatric ward in a hospital - yikes! The service was very attentive, and our carpaccio appetizer was very good but not exceptional. The salad was way overdressed, but the pizzocheri entree was utterly divine. I'd give it another shot, but for the price, I'm not sure about the value.

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Sacramento, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

For more than 25 years Biba's has been the best Italian restaurant in the greater Sacramento area. Many dishes are rather simple, but the flavors are rich and authentic. This is a great place for pasta, with gnnochi as good as you can find, but the 10 layer lasagna the best I have ever eaten. Sadly, it is only served... More

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Auburn, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Maybe every great restaurant has an off day. If so, it was our misfortune to dine at Bibas on that day. The waitress gave a condescending response when I asked for a wine recommendation. The lamb was overcooked and bland. My wife sent an email to Biba the day after offering an honest and constructive critique. No response.

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Sacramento, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Regardless of the day or time of day, this is a restaurant that is always excellent. I have never had a bad experience and it frequently requested by out of town guests.

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Sacramento, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I love Biba's and consider it one of the best restaurants in the Sacramento area! Make reservations, for they are often fully booked. It is not the usual Italian food, it is exquisite Italian food! And the pasta is handmade! The ambiance is elegant and the service perfect. Biba often circulates on diners to ensure that they love their meal!... More

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for authentic, high quality, Italian food with an upscale diming experience, Biba is the only answer. Well, there may be others but Biba is the best. Service is always top notch, menu is varied yet inclusive, specials are creative and absolutely fabulous. The owner is a nationally known chef and is personally engaged in the operation,... More

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Wilton, CA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

One of my FAVORITE places in Sacramento! The food is authentic. Service impeccable. And atmosphere really elegant but not stuffy. Biba is there almost every time to greet you. I have a little Service Dog and Biba and her staff always make us feel so comfortable and welcome. Biba is a WONDERFUL place to dine. Well worth the splurge.

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