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Cafe Vinoteca

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3535 Fair Oaks Blvd, Ste C, Sacramento, CA 95864-7219
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Sacramento, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend had me pick a restaurant for my recent birthday dinner so I picked Cafe Vinoteca as it was close and we both enjoy Italian food. We had a difficult time deciding on our entrees and our waitress was very patient and accommodating, not rushing us. We split a grilled romaine salad which was delicious. My friend ordered the... More 

Thank fogcitylover
Reno, Nevada
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421 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Cafe Vinoteca was a little hard to find. We found the center it is located in easily, but to get to the entrance of the restaurant, you go inside a building and walk to the back. We were seated immediately (They do take reservations). The service was excellent! The server brought out bread with olive oil and herbs for dipping... More 

Thank Heather M
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I both thought the service was very poor: wait staff never came back to check if everything was okay and had to ask for refills on water, soda and coffee. Lasagna was only okay; muscle were small and less than a dozen for the entree. Bread was stale. For a relatively quiet evening I would have expected... More 

1 Thank Kathe N
Carmichael, California
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We hadn't visited Cafe Vinoteca for years and had forgotten how delicious it is. We both ordered the NY steak pasta dish and it was wonderful. The steak was cooked to perfection and the sauce was rich and wonderful. Some items are a bit pricey but there are many mid range dishes also. The atmosphere has a warm glow about... More 

Thank Lyn A
Chico, California, United States
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My co-worker and I dined at this restaurant for the first time on a Tuesday night and weren't sure what to expect. Entry to the café is via a side street off of Fair Oaks, then upon entering the building, one must walk back a bit as there are other dining places within the structure. Upon entering, we were greeting... More 

Thank Nichole N
Sacramento, CA
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

I'm always on the lookout for good Italian, so I was hopeful about this place. Yelp reviews were promising. But despite an appealing menu, the food was nothing special. Combine that with a location in a strip mall away from the city center, and prices that should correlate with better food, and there's really no reason to patronise this one.

Thank Ramblingirl
Folsom, California
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161 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Cafe Vinoteca is a friendly comfortable neighborhood bistro, just the spot to pop in for a casual lunch or dinner where you're likely to run into friends or have a nice chat with the owner. The menu has a nice selection of pastas and pizzerias, supplemented by several nice entrees, and always a few specials. My Mahdi Mahdi with seasonal... More 

Thank Michelelabelle
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Just had the most excellent lunch with my Aunt. We had the spinach salmon salad with caramelized onions and warm bacon dressing. I had l nice glass of Pinot Grigio from Italy and of course their famous banana cream pie. Prices are more reasonable than I remember and service excellent.

Thank lyndarf
Pasadena, California, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Visiting friends in Sacramento who brought my husband and I to this lovely, intimate restaurant. We started with a green salad accompanied by the house foccacia with oil and balsamic vinegar. Yum. I honestly did not notice what anyone else ordered. But all the plates were clean when we were done. I had the risotto with grilled scallops. Wow! The... More 

1 Thank Georgina M
Fairfield, California, United States
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

this place was described as a neighborhood eatery, and if this is typical food for this neighborhood then I want to move here! It sits close to the road, at an intersection, but it is a little tricky to get in to the parking lot (you have to go around the block through a neighborhood). It shares a building and... More 

Thank Margaret W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?