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Cafe Vinoteca

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3535 Fair Oaks Blvd, Ste C, Sacramento, CA 95864-7219
916-487-1331
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 5
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Deserves to be much higher ranked. Very memorable meal.

My wife and I found the service and food to be among the best we've experienced in Sacramento. It's not Biba's, but a lot closer than you might think. The server was patient and knowledgable but just enough of a showman as to not be annoying or intrusive. Our meals were superb and prepared with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
curtismapman
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Sacramento
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Sacramento
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My wife and I found the service and food to be among the best we've experienced in Sacramento. It's not Biba's, but a lot closer than you might think. The server was patient and knowledgable but just enough of a showman as to not be annoying or intrusive. Our meals were superb and prepared with care and precision. I only... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We ordered the risotto cakes and they were fabulous, highly recommend them! The pesto sauce on my pasta was fabulous. My only problem, we asked to sit outside. We did not have good service out there. Eat inside. We had to ask for silverware, waited a long time for dessert, I had to go inside and get the salt and... More 

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Sacramento, California, Usa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Cafe Vinoteca is a locally owned bistro with the best veal scallopini we have found. The bistro is a neighborhood gem. Oh, for those who like Old Fashioned's, their bartender muddles the best Maker's Mark Old Fashioned in town.

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Sacramento, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
107 reviews 107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3535 Fair Oaks Blvd, Ste C, Sacramento, CA 95864-7219
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: 916-487-1331

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 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
4:00 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?