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Cafe Bernardo Midtown

2726 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 443-1180
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Ranked #136 of 1,748 restaurants in Sacramento
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: In the spirit of the neighborhood European café, the Bernardo menu changes with the season. Salads, soups, daily breads, sandwiches, pizzettas, and burgers compliment entrees of fresh fish, steak and chicken, making Bernardo a healthy dinner house with café prices. Lunch and dinner dishes reflect the bounty of local ingredients and the certified green kitchen in which they are created.
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51 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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English first
Sacramento, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

There are numerous restaurants in Sacramento to choose from and we tend to end up at Cafe Bernardo on a regular basis. The food is fresh, prepared well and local. I love the salmon plate and all of their salads. They also have delicious seasonal food and the service is friendly and consistently good. We will be back!

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Foresthill, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stopped in for lunch on a Sunday on a recommendation from a local friend and we were not disappointed. We sampled soup, pizza, salmon BLT, and burger. The chef happened past our table to chat, Keith. They use all fresh ingredients and take great care to transform those into wonderful combinations. The pizza was the best we have had... More

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Sacramento, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I have eaten many meals at Cafe Bernardo and once brought my extended family when we needed a quick but delicious meal before going to graduation. Everyone was impressed as they had lowered their expectations when they realized that they had to stand on line to order. The service and the food are consistently excellent. They are one of the... More

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New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

After spending two hours at nearby Sutter's Fort State Historic Park (highly recommended), we were looking for a nearby lunch spot. Luckily, we found Bernardo. It seemed that all menu items had a slight twist on the regular fare, which was most welcome. I had the Niman Ranch Angus Burger, which was tender and juicy without being sloppy. It came... More

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Davis, California, United States
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86 reviews 86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I always enjoy my lunches at Cafe Bernardo in Midtown Sacramento. Their menu is perfect for people who want to eat healthfully, but still enjoy delicious food. Yes, you have to stand in line to order, but the servers bring your food to you with a smile, refill your drinks promptly, and take good care of you once you're seated.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This is a nice brasserie style restaurant that offers simple but plentiful dishes. I had a wholesome garlic and bean soup followed by a salmon salad. My husband had steak. It was very good food with attentive service at a reasonable price. I would go again and recommend it to others.

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Sacramento, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I have been coming to this restaurant at its various locations for a long time. I always get the chinese chicken salad which is amazing no matter which location you choose.

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Key Largo, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Went there with a few colleagues last week for lunch. The quinoa salad was to die for and the service was spectacular I went back and got some take out for dinner. Soup and the fettuccine. Again fantastic A must visits

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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I ordered a salmon sandwich for lunch, which came in a timely manner. They cooks had properly cooked the salmon, however the amount of bread overwhelmed the salmon fillet inside. Overall good flavor and service. The presentation needed a little work though.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Went for "brunch" - but ended up having eggs Bernardo (their Benedict) - Yum! Eggs cooked nicely, with rustic home fried potatoes with onion and pepper - the sauce was good too, but what set it apart was that it was served on fresh rosemary bread - a very nice layer of flavor added to classic dish. My friend asked... More

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