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Cafe Vinoteca - Sacramento

4.2
4.2
350 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


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

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

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What 350 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Good for Groups

  • Sacramento

    Good for Groups

  • Sacramento

    Italian

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  1. GD

    GordonD

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

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

    Lauren

    Sacramento

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. CK

    CarolK

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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!!!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super nice!!!!
  12. 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!
  13. S

    Sammy

    Sacramento

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. GD

    GordonD

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 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.
  18. 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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good!
  20. GI

    GwenI

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 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.
  21. SH

    SallyH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

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

    MrIsh1

    Sacramento

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 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.
  23. M

    Mike

    Tahoe

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine’s Day
  24. o

    omnivore

    Sacramento

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentines
  26. 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!!
  27. 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. 🙂
  28. BL

    BruchaL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice solid Italian food in a cozy environment
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    One of my favorite local places ! Always well done
  30. MF

    MicheleF

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    There was a large young crowd who were very noisy during the first half of our meal. This was my only complaint. The food was quite good, the service was excellent. I had the clams and linguine. The sauce was brothy, light, and good, not creamy like one often gets, but it was yummy and flavorful. I was quite pleased.
  31. LK

    LouiseK

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Food was very mediocre, took forever to get it. Not much taste. We asked to substitute pasta for mash potatoes on one dish and without letting us know charged us $5 for the substitute. One person ordered a salad with steak and they charged an extra $24 for the 4 ounces of meat! We gave our credit card and without letting us know (again) they tacked on another $10 for using a credit card instead of cash. Total rip off. We will not be going back to this restaurant.
  32. SE

    ShelleyE

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good lunch!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinners were amazing! I ordered the Pasta Verde with chicken and my husband had the Shrimp Linguine! So good! Loved the wine selection and great service! We also loved the added art to the decor! So good!!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Haven’t been in awhile so decided to visit. Early Saturday dinner (5:00), lasagna was excellent and service was fantastic. Will go again soon.
  35. NC

    NoeC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Cute little Italian spot in Sacramento, great food. Fairly small cute restaurant with great service from staff. Only detail that lowered my score for this spot is - I requested no dairy in my meal and the steak definitely had an arugula in the sauce. Besides this, all was well.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    The food took forever and it wasn’t even good. Overpriced.
  37. GP

    GayP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The service was excellent. the pasta dishes were very good but the side dishes with turkey were not so good. I have had wonderful dishes at Cafe Vinoteca before and will try again but will consider only Italian dishes, their special menu item.
  38. JD

    JDB2018

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Returned after a prolonged absence. We were surprised to see that the interior of the restaurant had changed. Black tablecloths and waterfall mirrors just didn't make the restaurant seem as friendly as I remembered it. Menu items were just OK, nothing to actually recommend.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The food was not hot, in fact it was cool. The crepe on the cannelloni was tough, I used a steak knife to cut it and the filling tasted ok but had a lot of shredded carrots. My husband’s carbonara was also cool and he ate only 1/4 because he didn’t care for the flavor of the bacon and thin sauce. The service was attentive but inexperienced. We have eaten here many times before and loved it but something has changed.
  40. DM

    DebiM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic and our server was exceptional! Definitely will be returning soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

Cafe Vinoteca - Sacramento does offer 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 4.2 stars by 350 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


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

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, 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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