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Cafe Vinoteca

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3535 Fair Oaks Blvd, Ste C, Sacramento, CA 95864-7219
+1 916-487-1331
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went the day before Valentine's day for dinner. The dipping sauce for the bread was the best we have ever enjoyed. But be prepared for a lot of garlic! For dinner we ordered and split the salmon over greens over polenta entree. The dish was delicious and enough to fill up to the top. The owner came over and... More 

Thank Roy S
San Jose, California
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Café Vinoteca was a delightful find. I just got back from 8 weeks in Italy. I found the food to be comparable to some of the best meals I had there. In my opinion, the minestrone was better. They had a really good selection of wines that I had tasted in Italy. Although not Italian, the crème brûlée had the... More 

Thank Aurora B
Elk Grove, CA
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This was our first time to eat there. We had reservation and seated immediately. The waitress was friendly and checked on us couple times. We ordered fettuccine alfredo Salmon, spaghetti polpetti and creme brulee. All foods were tasty. The price was reasonable. We will definitely go back soon.

Thank rayunited
Sacramento, California
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 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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484 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
Sacramento, California
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207 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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: +1 916-487-1331

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