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Biba

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2801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95816 (28th & Capitol Avenue)
Bus stops on Capitol Avenue in either direction just a few yards away.
(916) 455-2422
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 261
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A FAMOUSLY DELICIOUS DINING EXPERIENCE

An excellent authentic Italian dining establishment featuring the most tender pasta, ever. The ingredients used, in total harmony, are the freshest available, locally. The availability of seasonal ingredients drive the special menu items. I loved my mushroom and avocado salad with a lemon olive oil... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
buckey44
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Bozeman, Montana
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Bozeman, Montana
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An excellent authentic Italian dining establishment featuring the most tender pasta, ever. The ingredients used, in total harmony, are the freshest available, locally. The availability of seasonal ingredients drive the special menu items. I loved my mushroom and avocado salad with a lemon olive oil dressing; subtle and delicious. Classic main dishes become favorites. Delicacies are numerous. Vegetable side dishes... More 

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Thank buckey44
Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Biba's is the place to go for authentic Italian food. It is beyond delicious! It's a bit pricey so go for a special occasion. It's worth every penny! Leave room for one of the supercalifragilistic desserts! The chocolate dome cake is what dreams are made of. I may have to go for one now! Bon Appétit!!

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Thank Marsha T
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not your ordinary run of the mill Italian restaurant. It's a fine dining experience. The service is on par with the excellent food. I'm particularly fond of the calamari fritti for an appetizer. My main course of sea bass was to die for. If you're lucky enough to be at the restaurant when Biba is there, you'll meet... More 

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1 Thank Richard Z
Sacramento, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whether you're there for lunch, dinner, or just coffee and dessert the place is always friendly and warm with a touch of elegance. Whatever you eat or drink there is always of the highest quality and served by well-trained and helpful staff. I have been to Biba many times and have never had a bad meal or an unsatisfactory plate.... More 

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Thank JH P
Sacramento, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very nice restaurant to try at least once. The food and ambiance are spectacular. You will thoroughly enjoy the experience!

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Thank Melissa H
Sacramento, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely restaurant devoted to first class food and service. Biba, the owner is Sacramento's premier Italian chef who defined not only the best of the cuisine but set the standard for being a "good guy" in the community. The best.

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Thank sabbaticalplanner958
USA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food at Biba's is extremely delicious - you think you are in Italy. Biba has demonstrated her skills several times when the Martha Stewart show aired. If you visit, please expect your experience to begin with free valet service. The restaurant is located around midtown and a hospital, so for the average person, parking may be difficult. I recommend... More 

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Thank AbsolutBabe
Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is always outstanding at Biba's, she does a wonderful job with classic Italian dishes. My husband had the lasagne which he said was "great", he took home enough for two lunches the next day, the serving was that generous. But all this does not come without a cost. Prices are on the high end of of upscale.

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Thank elizabethdI158PG
Sacramento, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Biba is consistently excellent -- fresh, high quality ingredients cooked very well. Their servers are well trained, friendly & professional and they know the menu quite well if you have questions or want guidance.

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Thank Deniecerf
El Macero
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94 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Biba is a classic but a bit dated - food and ambience are from the 80s. The food does NOT compare to the real stuff in Northern Italy or even to contemporary Italian/California fusion restaurants today. Service was excellent, if a little stuffy. Don't get me wrong - Biba is good but definitely not a #1 restaurant in Sacramento which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95816
    (28th & Capitol Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops on Capitol Avenue in either direction just a few yards away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: (916) 455-2422

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?