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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

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  • 2
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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
Not the typical Italian

Oh yes, scallopine and other expected entrees, Spaghetti, minestrone, all very good, but with their own italian touch Near a busy street but the traffic sound is completely blocked out, but inside the bar is too noisy. Interesting wine racks. Service friendly and prompt

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
CarmclTrvlr
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Carmichael, California
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Carmichael, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Oh yes, scallopine and other expected entrees, Spaghetti, minestrone, all very good, but with their own italian touch Near a busy street but the traffic sound is completely blocked out, but inside the bar is too noisy. Interesting wine racks. Service friendly and prompt

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Carmichael, California
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good food, good service! Nice little restaurant which is open for lunch and dinner. I have been there for both, several times, as well as for appetizers. They have a nice wine selection and a small bar. For lunch I have had their Eggplant Ptarmigan sandwich which was delicious as well as their Salmon, BLT sandwich and would recommend both!... More 

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Sacramento, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

An early Sunday night dinner at this local bistro proved to be wonderful. We enjoyed the tomato soup, meat lasagne, and Italian fried chicken. All were delicious. Attentive service impressed us without being annoying. We've been meaning to dine here for years, and we will return for the pizza soon. Danielle's next door is great for brunch.

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Sacramento
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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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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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?