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Biba

2801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 455-2422
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Ranked #6 of 1,752 restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $80
Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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86% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Laramie, Wyoming
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The food was very good and the menu had a variety of options. Everyone in our party enjoyed the meals and wine. The server was delightful without being intrusive. It was also quiet enough that we could visit with each other without having to yell. A very enjoyable evening out with friends from around the country. I would not say... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I picked Biba based on other reviews on Trip Advisor and it did not disappoint. I was looking for a sea food place and their halibut was probably the best I have ever had. I agree with another reviewer that for a more European like pallet was a touch salty but I would have the same dish anytime the way... More

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Fairfield, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We tried Biba's again after a number of years on a recent Friday night in Sacramento. This place has been around for a long time and should have it down. Right? As with the last time we ate at Biba's, the food was very good. Service was attentive, if a bit obsequious, but they were trying to overcome something that... More

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Sacramento
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Over the many years I have come here for special occaision meals, I have always had excellent food and excellent service. It is my personal number 1 restaurant in Sacramento.

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

For the price, I feel it is overrated. Yes, Biba is well known, especially for occasion dining, but I feel there are other great choices for the money.

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Sacramento, CA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The current Trip Advisor blurb says it is the No. 3 most popular restaurant in Sacramento. Whatever the two listed above it, it can't be for the quality of the food or the ambiance. This is absolutely wonderful but, because it is indeed pricey, is a "special occasion" restaurant. Biba, the owner--yes, that's her name and yes, she is Italian--is... More

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Nevada City
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The two course prix fixe lunch at $20 is great value, in a beautiful well air conditioned dining room.

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Los Angeles, California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I have dined at Biba several times over the years. I recently returned for my daughters birthday celebration. The atmosphere, service, and food have not changed since my first visit 14 years ago. It is always consistent. I view Biba as classic Italian based on the selection of menu items, portion sizes, and quality of the food. While the portion... More

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Nutley, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was one of only two meals I've ever had in the United States that actually tasted like Italy--and I travel in Italy, off the beaten track, often. Excellent service, nice atmosphere, phenomenal food, great wine list. My husband had the smoked salmon appetizer with shaved farm eggs and asparagus and loved it. I had the pappa al pomodoro soup... More

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Sacramento, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A popular spot in Sacramento. I thought it was a little over-rated, especially price. Other places in town are better for the same price. I eat out 10-12 times per week; therefore, believe my palette is pretty recallable.

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