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2801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95816-6000 (28th & Capitol Avenue)
+1 916-455-2422
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Sacramento, California
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I took our children and grandchildren to Biba for dinner earlier in the month to celebrate our sons birthday. There were 5 adults and 2 small children. Our food was fantastic from the appetizers on to dessert. The grandchildren of course wanted mac and cheese which wasn't on the menu. However they went out of their way... More 

Thank Michael J
Sacramento, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice atmosphere. They spoil you. Everything on the menu is excellent. A Sacramento tradition. Excellent restaurant for special occasions.

Thank Ricky12John
Menlo Park, California
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We hadn't been to be better for quite a few years having had a dismal experience the first time. We decided to give it another go and unfortunately were even more disappointed this time. Though they had a nice selection of offerings they have a tendency to greatly over salt their food. Miles rabbit wasn't oversalted however the fried polenta... More 

Thank carol f
Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has been known for many years as one of Sacramento's finest. Named for the owner "Biba" (pronounced BEE-bah), this place serves top-shelf authentic Italian cuisine with a friendly and personal flare. The cost matches, but the value is exceptional and well worth it. The now-legendary lasagna is served only on Thursday and Fridays and is worth a trip... More 

Thank Paul P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I tried to talk my friends out of going to this tired "landmark" establishment, but to no avail...as I feared, the atmosphere is still nonexistent(picture a hospital operating room with lights turned up full blast), and noisy enough we had to repeat ourselves to every member of our dinner party. The service was ok, but when waitress told us they... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat in the bar area which had a good view of incoming patrons with all the diversity of outfits! It seems darker and more intimate than the other side. Our food was wonderful and the owner even stopped by our table to check on our service. I highly recommend.

Thank suzanne d
Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friday's at Biba's means one thing and it's lasagna. Pasta so fresh and delicious you're savoring every bite, The pasta is thin like a whisper and the layers upon layers melt in your mouth. The sauce is light but not so light that you don't taste this heavenly dish of flavor, You won't believe the portion size and swear you... More 

Thank jaymechick
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Long been wanting to try the labor intensive lasagna and it did not disappoint. The layers of pasta were so thin and delicate. The food was wonderful and the service excellent!

Thank kareny260
Sacramento, California
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We returned to Biba for my wife's birthday this week. We started with cocktails. My wife tried the cable car(rum, Curaçao, and lemon juice) while I ordered the New York Sour (Amador double barrel bourbon, lemon juice, with a float of red wine). Both drinks were delicious. While we pondered the menu, we enjoyed the bread basket, especially the breadsticks.... More 

Thank JoeHafky
Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Have never been to Sacramento so we normally look for historic local restaurants. Biba did not disappoint. The food and service was excellent. ANd a great walk from Sterling Hotel looking at Victorian Mansions during the 1 mile walk. Highly recommend.

Thank nancy c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 80
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95816-6000
    (28th & Capitol Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops on Capitol Avenue in either direction just a few yards away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-455-2422

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