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Fabian's Italian Bistro, Fair Oaks, CA

Fabian's Italian Bistro

4.8
4.8
1313 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Voted Best Italian Restaurant in Sacramento! Fabian's Italian Bistro serves locally sourced ingredients crafted into classic Italian dinners, lunches and brunches. On the weekend, you can enjoy brunch with classic eggs benedict, avocado toast or even the "chef's mess". At dinner or lunch service, take a peek at the special wine and cocktail menu, which is filled with both local and imported options.

Fabian’s Italian Bistro is worth checking out any day, but if you happen to be in the neighborhood on Tuesday or Wednesday, you’re in for a treat. Tasting Tuesday dinners include an ever-changing special tasting menu, where you can try smoked pork, scallops, pork tenderloin, polenta, squid ink spaghetti and more. Wednesdays at Fabian’s Italian Bistro feature select house favorite wines for half price, plus they allow you to bring your own bottle with no corkage.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (916) 536-9891

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Fair Oaks

  • Cross street

    Madison Avenue

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

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What 1,313 people are saying

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Overall

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Service

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Value

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Great for Lunch

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Outdoor Dining

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Italian

  • Sacramento

    Best Overall

  • Sacramento

    Best Food

  • Sacramento

    Best Service

  • Sacramento

    Best Ambiance

  • Sacramento

    Best Value

  • Sacramento

    Great for Brunch

  • Sacramento

    Great for Lunch

  • Sacramento

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Sacramento

    Outdoor Dining

  • Sacramento

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was slightly salty. We ordered the crab cakes appetizer which was overly salted but still edible. I ordered the salmon entree which was overly salted but still edible. He ordered the bacon spaghetti which he liked a lot. The service was great!
  2. FC

    FredC

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to Fabian's and was very impressed. The food was excellent and the price was reasonable. The patio dining was very pleasant. More visits planned!
  3. YF

    YueF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    Food was ok but service was very slow. It’s not that busy but everything was really slow. the weekend Brunch menu is disappointed. The waitress doesn’t give us a menu and we are waiting for the water.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our absolute favorite neighborhood fine dining.
  5. K

    2Klecks

    Sacramento

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner for 5 of us on the patio. Everything we all had was delicious. Highly recommend!!
  6. SS

    SandyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Ambiance was beautiful - didn’t make you feel like you were in a parking lot Will return and bring some new friends!
  7. F

    Fitz

    Boise

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent outdoor dining area in which to enjoy excellent food.
  8. N

    Nina

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Took my mom for brunch, food was great. Staff was nice too
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last night was amazing! I am so thankful for Fabian’s hospitality, kindness, and superb dining experience. The food as always is amazing, but they were flexible in helping us edit our reservation and were so attentive to our group. Most fine dining places I have been to feel stuffy and uptight, at Fabian’s we felt like we were apart of the family.
  10. S

    Sacman51

    Sacramento

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Always great food, ambiance and service. Highly recommend!
  11. LH

    LizH

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food. We ate on the patio. It was fun
  12. MV

    MatthewV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabian's outdoor dining (I've dined outside on their patio at brunch time) under the lovely shady trees is enchanting. Atmosphere is great, even when it's busy, with tables spaced far enough to enjoy conversation. We've been able to enjoy our visits with our dog as well. Hosts and servers have been friendly and attentive each time we visited (twice so far). Food has been delicious each time.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very accommodating to a special occasion. They provided great customer service. Not to mention the food was fantastic. Definitely will be back
  14. KB

    KateB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I accidentally made my reservation for inside. Wanted outside. They wouldn’t budge. Even though I was the first table they were seating that evening. Otherwise everything was awesome as usual. I always get the waiter with the scruffy beard. He’s very very good. The bus boy is the best. Fast quick service. Your food is a little pricey. But worth it. I love your good. Best Italian here in Sac
  15. JF

    JudsonF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meals were delicious and the service was impeccable. A delightful outdoor dining experience!
  16. HG

    1HppyGirl

    Sacramento

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service as always!! The outside patio looks great!!
  17. BB

    BrookeB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Love coming here!!!! Love the outside patio!
  18. j

    jsto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Noise level very low. On survey its hard to see if they are saying noise is low or high. They should fix that. Food very good but a/bit pricey. But isnt everything these days.
  19. VS

    VanessaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Food was amazing. Our waiter was awesome, made our experience even more delightful.
  20. LM

    LaureneM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the outdoor patios. It is so relaxing and lovely with the fairy lights in the trees. Service excellent
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is fantastic and service friendly and attentive
  22. EJ

    ElaineJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful find, definitely on the way to being a favorite. The service was wonderful, even though they were very busy. The brunch was delicious. Highly recommended!
  23. JL

    JaneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch! Our server was attentive without being intrusive. A mixup with one of our meals was quickly resolved - they even brought a complimentary salad for my friend while he waited for his order to be remade. The food was perfectly cooked and so tasty! Our go to brunch place!
  24. TL

    TomL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Due to weather they had to move us inside. They gave us a few different options to accommodate our party. They did everything they could to meet our needs.
  25. BO

    BOCA98

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recently found this restaurant when we were in the neighborhood. Such a great find! Becky, our server, was amazing and I really appreciated the relaxed pace, not rushing us through our meal. Everything was perfect and we’ll definitely be back! They also have a large outdoor patio area that is very charming.
  26. EA

    EllenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabian’s is a friendly, relaxed, and yummy place to have a meal. Outdoors is lively, inside comfy and overall a very pleasant place.
  27. GD

    GingerD

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service excellent as it has been every time. However there was a family eating inside w/a screaming child who also playing the harmonica.
  28. NO

    NoraO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious and well prepared. The outside seating was shady and comfortable. The service was fantastic. I highly recommend Fabian's Italian Bistro for lunch and/or dinner.
  29. A

    Andrea

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have experienced two lunches on the patio and both times, the service was excellent, food delicious, and environment perfect. All staff that I have had contact with were welcoming, anxious to please, and knowledgeable,
  30. TB

    TonyB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food, excellent service from Becky. We ate indoors to avoid poor air quality; otherwise recommend patio seating for evening meals.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant. We try to visit a couple times a month. They always make our kids welcome and the food is delicious.
  32. JA

    JoanneA

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This was not our first visit to Fabian's. I always recommend it to friends and family, and it has become the Go To spot for me and two dear friends when we want to get together. I appreciated the suggestions from our servers re wine and hors d'oeuvres. Would like the bread to be provided automatically. Last weekends scallops were delicious; would have appreciated some side with them. Glad we ordered the gnocchi. I love eating on the patio, but also appreciate the cushioned seating and quiet of the indoor dining room. Keep up the good work!
  33. JT

    JackT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabian’s has great people working there nice and very professional ! Food was amazing ambiance very calm and great vibe ! Great family place plus when taking your date or significant other ! Are waitress was really nice and professional ! Just really love the vibes there and the spinach ravioli was amazing ! Great IPA’s on tap nice and cold just a very nice experience !
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Scallops were excellently prepared and presented. Their. Manhattan was great.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The entrees and the wine were great, but the bread, which was one of the reasons we went. was disappointing. It was overheated in the microwave, and within 2 minutes it turned hard as a rock. We told the server, and he replied that they don’t have a microwave. I wasn’t born yesterday (to the server). He brought another bread and told us they don’t have a better one and that the manager took it off the bill. The second one was less heated and somewhat eatable. $5 is not a big deal when you pay $200 dollars for two, but at least keep it consistent.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic. Would definitely come back again!
  37. ME

    MajestaE

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabians never disappoints! Go for wine Wednesday for no corkage fee. Don’t skip the bread and definitely order the braised short rib!
  38. GM

    GypsyheartMeg

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Girls night. Server was absent, didn’t mention the Wednesday wine special, and the lemon sauce on the ravioli was intolerable.
  39. M

    Meredith

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent. I am not a fan of pasta, so we both chose fish, salmon and halibut, which were both paired beautifully with their respective sauces. Will be coming again.
  40. KW

    KarenW

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so good! The chef made an adjustment to my order based on my request. One improvement is to offer gluten free pasta. You can order it dry and cook it to order.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Fabian's Italian Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Fabian's Italian Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 536-9891.

Fabian's Italian Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1313 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Google Map for Fabian's Italian Bistro

11755 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Madison Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Fair Oaks

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

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