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Cafe Vinoteca

3535 Fair Oaks Blvd, Ste C, Sacramento, CA 95864-7219
916-487-1331
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Ranked #651 of 1,748 restaurants in Sacramento
Price range: $20 - $35
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Sacramento, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My husband and I ate here yesterday afternoon and loved it. It has a wonderful ambiance first of all we felt so welcome right off the bat we were seated promptly and our server Jennifer was amazing she was on it as well as her assistant waitress in training. The customers that were there were good drama free people which... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Tonight I ordered their bolognese sauce to go. I love this meaty and flavorful sauce. I make my own home made pasta, but their sauce can't be beaten. Yes, I have had one or two less than perfect meals there, but over the last decade the majority of my experiences have been wonderful. I am a former caterer and my... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We used to frequent this café from the onset of it's existence. We have moved to Southern California and have not been there in 6 years. Last night our daughter insisted we go there. We walked in at 6:30 on a Friday night and were seated immediately. This was the last good thing to happen. We ordered and 45 minutes... More

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California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Good food. Very attentive waitress and busser. It was so nice to go out and have a waitress that seemed to enjoy her job and was friendly. I would go back!

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Sacramento, California
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

My wife took me to Café Vinoteca for my birthday the other night, in part because we had a $50 gift certificate that was several years old. We showed the waitress the certificate at the beginning of the meal, but not until we received the check (which was twice the amount of our gift certificate) were we informed that the... More

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Sacramento
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We used to go to Cafe Vinoteca for their happy hour at least twice a month. The food was always good and plentiful. However, the restaurant got a good review in a local monthly newsletter, and since then, the quality and portions of food have both gone done. Perhaps, the owners didn't have to work as hard because they got... More

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del mar, ca
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

My wife and I regularly visit family in Sacramento. We are so happy to find Vinoteca. Have been there for lunch, early dinner, and prime time dinner. Pasta is terrific --- must be home made. Salads fresh and delicious. Not inexpensive, but fairly priced for the quality of the cuisine. If you are alone looks like a friendly spot to... More

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Sacramento, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We had reserved a table for our group most of the 12 of us were extremely disappointed in the service and food. The wait staff was not organized and we had to wait a ridiculous amount of time for our dinners. The menu online does not resemble the menu in the restaurant. They charge extra for some sauces and some... More

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Sacramento, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Vinoteca has been a long time favorite, although I resist going on a regular basis because it is a little pricey. The atmosphere is adequate but nothing qauint, artistic or homey. Just pleasantly functional. With a crowd there, seldom at lunches, it can be noisy but the relatively high ceiling reduces this to an acceptable noise level. The wait staff... More

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Chandler, AZ
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47 reviews 47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Cafe Vinoteca seems like a hidden gem in a city where chains are the norm. My husband and I visited the restaurant after the horse show on Friday and liked it so much we came back on Saturday - this time enjoying a bottle of wine from their great selection. Food is great and the pizzette is delicious - they're... More

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