Biba Restaurant

(916) 455-2422 | View Website

2801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA | Directions   95816

38.570755 -121.470114

Open Hours

Service Monday-Friday Afternoon ; Service Monday-Saturday

 
Restaurants, Traditional American, Seafood  more

More Cuisine: Italian

Price: $$$$

Tags: Business Dining, Celeb Hangout, Live Music, Local Favorite, Notable Wine List, Online Reservations, People Watching, Romantic Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Midtown, Central Sacramento

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Biba Restaurant
Menu
Soup of the Day, Housemade Stuffed Pasta of the Day, Housemade Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi of the Day, Lasagne Verdi Alla Bolognese, Garganelli Bologna Style w/ a Slowly Simmered Pork, Prosciutto, Tomato Ragu, Linguine w/ Imported Tuna, Capers, Tomato, Olives, Anchovies & Pepper Flakes, Penne w/ Prawns, Wild Mushrooms, Garlic & Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Spaghetti Carbonara, w/ Crisp Pancetta, Pasteurized Eggs, Black Pepper & Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese, Lamb Stew w/ Minced Vegetables, White Wine, & Tomatoes, Served w/ White Beans, Braised Short Ribs w/ Red Wine, Vegetables & Tomatoes, Served w/ Grilled Polenta... more

Reviews for Biba Restaurant

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Classy Itallian Food, The Best in Sacramento – I have been here several times. Every time I walk in I feel like I am back in Italy.

You will have an authentic meal here! Never will you tatse canned mushrooms, nor tomato sauce. It's just not done in Italy or here!

I have Biba's cookbook with the wonderful Leo Buscaglia featured, it's called The Love Cookbock, and that's what he was all about...before his untimely death.

Go to this restraunt, you will not be disappointed.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Best Italian Food in Sacramento – Excellent service, fabulious food and resonable prices. This place is over the top good. The servers are really helpful at guiding you through the menu and specials. The seafood salad is my favorite, but there are no bad choices here.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Place!! – When I go out to eat, I expect to pay a lot for my meal. I also expect to get a lot of food for that money. I'm a bit of a foodie and only want the best. Well, this place did deliver a great meal that I really enjoyed, only the portion was so small that I left feeling hungry still. The price wasn't worth the meal. However, the ambiance is very nice.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Incredible Service – Our service was great and the waiter was adorable. Ambiance was romantic and definitely recommended. For the music,,,I would recommend jazz or house and the people were cool. Portions were good.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Biba Restaurant – They serve better and most of their foods really tastes good.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

OUT OF THIS WORLD – Dont be fooled by the few negative reviews. The food coming out of the kitchen at Biba is absolutely the finest you will get anywhere. From the soups, to the pasta, to the perfectly cooked veal and fish, everything we ordered was perfection. The servings are actually decent size for a "fancy restaurant". If youre not a large eater, you would have more than enough to eat with a pasta dish and a soup or salad. This place is more than worth every penny.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

An experience to savor – Biba Caggiano has been one of my culinary heroines for many many years. Living in Davis for years, I always wanted to visit her premier restaurant in Sacramento. I highly recommend you visit Biba's if you're in Sacramento for any length of time. Yes, it can be a tad pricey...but you DEFINITELY get what you pay for. From the calamari appetizer to the wonderful osso bucco...(I'm drooling just thinking about it)...it's definitely a dining experience to savor. Yes...you'll need to make reservations. Yes...you might consider getting dressed up. Paying attention to the details of the evening can only make it better. Give it a try.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Perfect service, great food – My husband and I went to Biba to celebrate our anniversary. Granted, it was a Tuesday, but we were seated immediately even though we arrived about 20 minutes before our reservation time. I had requested a quiet table off in a corner and away from the bustle and that is exactly what we got. There was a live pianist in the lounge area, although I was a bit disappointed that we couldn't really hear her in the dining room. Nevertheless, our dinner was delightful. The by-the-glass wine selections are much better than most restaurants'. I started with a brut and had the waiter-recommended temprenillo with my entree. Both were lovely. My husband had two glasses of a very nice sauvingnon blanc. For appetizers, we ordered the sweetbreads and the calamari. Both were delicious and perfectly cooked, but I'd probably just order the sweetbreads next time. We ended up bringing most of the calamari home. For our first course we split an order of the gnocchi of the day, which was a ricotta gnocchi in tomato cream sauce. It was absolutely heavenly and there was no split charge, which was nice. For entrees my husband had the sea bass and I had the jumbo prawns. We both loved our dishes. The prawns were served with seasonal red peppers and butternut squash and the combination was amazing. The bass was cooked perfectly and came with a delicious mushroom sauce. For dessert we split the chocolate mousse, which was also delicious. The service was impeccable--friendly, knowledgable, well-timed and incredibly attentive. It was a little expensive--we ended up spending around $180 with tip--but I don't think that's bad for a special occasion. The ONLY negative thing I can think of is that the ambiance is somewhat lacking due to too-bright lighting and outdated decor. If they gave the interior a makeover, this restaurant would be worth five stars.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Beautiful Botox – The botox in the faces of the patronage made a fitting metaphor for the restaurant, it may look good, but in the end it?s just a shot of pois0n. The outstanding service and beautiful surroundings could not make up for the poorly cut mango, the fishy shrimp, or the potroast-tasting lamb. My second anniversary would have been equally served by sitting in the lounge of the Ritz with a bag of potato chips.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

The Worst Food in Sacramento – Biba Restaurant in Sacramento was terrible. It was the first time in my life that I had to send back unedible food. The Duck was awful, neither my boyfriend or I could get down a single bite. So the I tried the chicken, which was not terrible, but very greasy and not tasty. The portions are a joke... not that you'd even want that much of this food. Plus the atmosphere was too loud to be a romantic restaurant... and without the promised pianist. The service and the wine was pretty good. But the food was the worst I have ever had... and the most I have ever paid. We had to get dinner someplace else AFTER Biba because we were unsatisfied and still hungry... but were out over eighty dollars.

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