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Cafe Vinoteca - Sacramento

3.1
3.1
363 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Vinoteca offers fresh, high quality, Italian influenced cuisine in an inviting and casual atmosphere with emphasis on distinguished personalized service. Complimented with specialty wines, decadent desserts, craft cocktails and a premium full bar, Vinoteca makes for a memorable dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (916) 487-1331

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We offer cater portions for takeout and delivery, everything off of the menu, and customizable!!

  • Private party facilities

    Think of Vinoteca for your next special occasion or business meeting. We can accommodate large groups and offer custom menus.

  • Private party contact

    Stacy Schwarz: (855) 414-8415

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 363 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.1
3.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3Food
  • 3.1Service
  • 3Ambience
  • 3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Neighborhood gem

  • Sacramento

    Kid-friendly

  • Sacramento

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. J

    Jillypoo

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They were closed. It was incredibly disappointing as it was New Years. I understand the storm but the power was on. We were not notified.
  2. A

    Anita

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant had a kitchen fire and was closed when we arrived at 7 pm. Too bad they didn’t tell us so we could have made other arrangements.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was temporarily closed due to a kitchen fire when we arrived.
  4. YC

    YCHeck

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    While our reservation was booked the restaurant was closed. How is tat allowed to happen?
  5. A

    Aicram

    Sacramento

    59 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant was closed due to fire and I was not notified in advance!!!
  6. RM

    RebeccaM

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Went to have our Christmas celebration with our out of town grandchildren only to find it closed due to a fire in the kitchen. While this is an awful experience for the restaurant, it would have been easy to inform their customers with reservations on Open Table of the incident in advance. We very much would have appreciated it, as we went to other restaurants which had an hour wait which didn’t work for our schedule.
  7. Y

    Yurii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made a reservation for last Saturday through open table. When we arrived, the restaurant was closed with a sign about fire on their kitchen. No one called us or sent an email about that in advance. It was extremely hard to find other place to accommodate us right away. Thanks God we had just regular date, not dedicated to any special occasion, anyway our mood was ruined. Shame on you for such a poor customer service!
  8. JH

    JoeH

    Tahoe

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    How was it? It wasn't. We made reservations through Open Table two days in advance for dinner Sunday night, but when we arrived, the doors were locked and the place was dark. We were told by the staff at the Mexican place next door that a kitchen fire had occurred earlier that day. So we had to find other accommodations. I should say that we have never had a bad experience at Cafe Vinoteca. But I will note that confirmation of our reservation did not arrive via email until Wednesday morning along with the email seeking a review. Please let people know when you will reopen. We realize that kitchen fires can do lots of damage. We wish you best of luck.
  9. BP

    BradP

    Austin

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Loved the space. Food was good but they were out of 2 of the things I ordered. Great service.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    My family and I ate dinner here on 11/23 and we were very disappointed. Although none of the food was spectacular, the "New York" steak was deplorable. It was very thin, over cooked, and if it was actually a New York cut (which I seriously doubt) it was the worst quality I've ever been served. The server was friendly and, from what I could tell, was the only one working the entire floor and bar. It was a bit slow (despite being basically empty when we were there). Unfortunately, as much as I'd love a good restaurant nearby for our regular rotation, this will not be an option in the future.
  11. s

    susanw

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    They may be a better restaurant than we experienced, but we arrived when there were only a few customers and got busy slowly. We had the bartender for our server and they added a second server later on. Our server was really too busy to continue to serve all her customers and the other server's drinks at the same time. The veal was tough which I would not have expected and the chicken carbonara was not as flavorful as I usually enjoy. The appetizer brussel sprouts were tasty and crispy just like we hoped. I can see the service being better at another time but the food is not worth going back for us.
  12. PA

    PamA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a girls night out for a birthday - great food and great service. Will go back again.
  13. d

    ddmonty

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Loved our waitress. Very friendly, accommodating and cheerful. Will return.
  14. GD

    GordonD

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Have eaten at this restaurant many times. But recently the quality of the food has declined significantly.
  15. L

    Lauren

    Sacramento

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this neighborhood gem of a restaurant. We were in on a relatively quiet summer evening. Servers were attentive and friendly and the food (sea bass with lemon risotto for me, linguine and clams for my husband) was delicious. Thumbs up for everything!
  16. MM

    MoMc

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family dinner. Been a while since we’d been there. Still every bit as good as we remembered.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Food needed flavor. Waitress didn't acknowledge when informed food need flavor. Ambiance ok. Will not return nor suggest restaurant
  18. CK

    CarolK

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We went for our Anniversary. The restaurant is not fancy, but the food is very good. I would definitely eat there again.
  19. OF

    OsideFoodi

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Friendly staff. Outstanding service. Unique preparation of standard Italian dishes. Will be a regular spot when in Sacramento.
  20. DK

    DarrenK

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This place is nice. I like the water sculptures that serve to both separate areas and provide a little ambient noise for private conversations. I had the scallops which were pretty good, but not like amazing. The oil/basalmic for the bread was highly highly infused with something, maybe garlic. I liked it, but I could see some folks not. It's also a warning if you take a date there :-) The staff was very attentive, which is rare right now. They also did a little trick in the presentation, which was kind of cool. I would go again, but it's not cheap.
  21. NC

    NorCalGal

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Server did the best possible. Restaurant needed another server really. Ours did ALL the tables and bar. 1 server and 1 table busser. Not enough. Left her a bigger tip because it was a bigger job. She made the best old fashioned I’ve had in a long time. Food was very good. Gnocchi for me and lasagna for my daughter. We took the left overs home. We’ll be back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing time! Great foot and wine.
  23. SC

    SarahC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a wonderful gem. We went there at the last minute for dinner for a very large group -- literally made our reservations 9 hours in advance. The ladies working there went out of there way to make sure our evening was absolutely wonderful. Our menus were personalized for our group, the people working there were absolutely FANTASTIC and the food was wonderful. WAY exceeded expectations, but the very best part was how friendly and nice every single person (that's looking at YOU, Maggie, Cassandra, Skye....) was. And we arrived all at once with LOTS of dinners being ordered from hungry people!!! Thank you, thank you!!!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super nice!!!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Capesante and the Lasagna. Both were excellent! Don't forget the banana cream pie!
  26. S

    Sammy

    Sacramento

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent server; best meal we have had at this restaurant. the Caesar salad had an excellent dressing, best we have had in a long time. our server told us they have a new chef; we were pleasantly surprised and delighted with the food.
  27. AF

    AFPfriends

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Casual and pleasant. An applause to the chef for his cooking performance, and to the very attentive server. Just one minus: this time "the" lime pie was somehow disappointing, to much filling in an under baked crust. All and all it was a very good experience (not the first!). We'll be back for sure.
  28. Z

    Zakattk

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The staff was nice and helpful. The food is so so and the bill was a bit too high given the quality of the food. Will probably not return.
  29. MA

    MichelleA

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good, the Arancini appetizers are the best, everything we had from the bread, lasagna, Chicken Carbonara, Creme Brulee and Chocolate Cake was great. Service was spot on, there when we needed her, friendly, and unobtrusive when we were talking.
  30. GD

    GordonD

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Have eaten there on many occasions so what can I say. We return about every 4-6 weeks and rarely disappointed.
  31. M

    Munchieluv

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Need a bartender! Server forgot about our drinks…and our food was served to another party.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good!
  33. GI

    GwenI

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as usual. I made an early (5:30pm) reservation as it can get busy on a Saturday night. When we left it had started getting busier, with a higher noise level. Our server, Maggie, gave us very good service and answered any questions we had. I have always enjoyed coming here for dinner and look forward to making future reservations for dinner.
  34. SH

    SallyH

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great service and nice atmosphere.
  35. MI

    MrIsh1

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My wife and I enjoyed the Valentine special. We were seated on time and the wait staff and hosts were very polite and cordial.
  36. M

    Mike

    Tahoe

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine’s Day
  37. o

    omnivore

    Sacramento

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Arugula salad was fantastic. Calamari were greasy!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentines
  39. h

    hungrygirl307

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Cafe Vinoteca has the feel of a neighborhood place. We recently "re-discovered" it. It was a bit noisy Saturday due a semi private event. Food and service was good and we felt, also a great value! Our wait person was concerned about the noise and presented us with a $20 coupon for our next visit. We will return again soon, coupon or not!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Tonight's atmosphere was generously energetic, shall we say. The noise level was unusually high for the place as there was a party going on. I wasn't terribly bothered by the experience but was generously compensated by the staff. Much appreciated! See you next time. 🙂

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe Vinoteca - Sacramento using the Order Online button. Cafe Vinoteca - Sacramento also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cafe Vinoteca - Sacramento also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 487-1331.

Cafe Vinoteca - Sacramento is rated 3.1 stars by 363 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Cafe Vinoteca - Sacramento

3535 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95864

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (916) 487-1331

  • Catering

    We offer cater portions for takeout and delivery, everything off of the menu, and customizable!!

  • Private party facilities

    Think of Vinoteca for your next special occasion or business meeting. We can accommodate large groups and offer custom menus.

  • Private party contact

    Stacy Schwarz: (855) 414-8415

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