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Biba

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Italian, Seafood, Pasta
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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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Today
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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 194
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
    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
Elegant but relaxing atmosphere - Superb food

On our 4th anniversary this past March, my husband and I went to Biba for the first time. We were so happy with our food and experience we could not wait to return. We went again last Friday night with friends and the food and the service were excellent. It was quiet enough to have a nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Karen B
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Shingle Springs
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Shingle Springs
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

On our 4th anniversary this past March, my husband and I went to Biba for the first time. We were so happy with our food and experience we could not wait to return. We went again last Friday night with friends and the food and the service were excellent. It was quiet enough to have a nice conversation. This is... More 

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Sacraamento, CA.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is not a Hip-n-Trendy place, so if you're looking for a young scene, this may not be the place for you. It's the best of Old School Dining: excellent food in a spacious nicely furnished dining room that has white tablecloths and is relatively quiet - what more could you ask for?

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

First Class dining in Sacramento. If you have the time and money, check it out! Thursday and Fridays only, a must dish ... Spinach Lasagna.

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a must. The best food and service. Pasta is delicious, especially the ravioli. Ever time I go, I feel like family.

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Sacramento, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Visited on a prix fixe deal and had the soup. Oh my, what a soup that was. Incredible, since I don't like tomato soup, normally.... until this magnificent bowl entered my life (and my mouth). Yum. Oh yes, the rest of the meal was incredible too. Highly recommend.

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We have been coming here for years for special occasions when you absolutely, positively want to have a great dining experience. Gnocchi, lasagna, ravioli...you name it, they make it perfectly. Janine was our superlative waitress. Highly recommended.

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Gold River, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We have been visiting Biba for about 20 years. Never have we been disappointed. Biba is the most gracious hostess,and the food and service are perfect. There is no better Italian food in the area.

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Roseville, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

After more than twenty years of wanting to we finally experienced Biba for our wedding anniversary. I have a couple of her cookbooks and my bride uses her pesto recipe every spring as our basil blooms. The food was amazing! Biba was working the room with whom appeared to be regulars but sadly Biba did not stop at our table... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is an old school restaurant. Great food, service and atmosphere. I ordered the special, Baked Rigatoni and enjoyed it a lot. Our server was there when we needed her and available but did not intrude when we were deep in discuss. I couldn't have asked for a better understanding of our needs. But let's not forget the food. I've... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I work about 1/2 mile away. For years, I would drive by Biba's at least 2-3 times a week. Finally, I decided to treat myself on my birthday. I was not disappointed. I don't have an entree recommendation per se but I have an Italian friend that swears by the lasagna and she is very particular about Italian cuisine; she... 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, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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?