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Fabian's Italian Bistro, Fair Oaks, CA
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Fabian's Italian Bistro

4.8
4.8
1414 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 36 times today

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

  • Neighbourhood

    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 1,414 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Overall

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Ambience

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Great for brunch

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Italian

  • Sacramento

    Best Overall

  • Sacramento

    Best Ambience

  • Sacramento

    Best Value

  • Sacramento

    Great for brunch

  • Sacramento

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Sacramento

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining at Fabian’s. The food was excellent and so was the service. Becky was wonderful - answered all our questions, made recommendations, and was very attentive.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dinner, excellent service and great bar.
  3. MH

    MichaelH

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service and ambience. Chicory salad was severely underdressed and lacked any seasoning. House special of Chilean sea bass was excellent. Cooked to perfection with crispy skin and perfect internal temperature.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time there, and it was an amazing experience. We will definitely be back.
  5. U

    Underimpressed

    Los Angeles

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very nice restaurant tucked away in a small shopping center with upscale shops. Great little bar. Unique cocktails and good selection of beers and wines. Sunday brunch competes with the best of them. Cordial staff.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This place is delicious and fabulous!
  7. C

    Chris

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu is seasonal and resolving but always delicious. Inventive specials. Good wine list and even better specialty cocktails. This in a hidden gem in Fair Oaks.
  8. G

    Gigi

    Tahoe

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the service here. Great place for catching up with friends. Outdoor space is lovely.
  9. KJ

    KathleenJ

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fabian's Italian Bistro has excellent food and service. Sandy was our server... very special lady. But we were the first customers early on a Thursday and they seated us next to the paneled wall.... boring.; ask for a table by the windows. I had the best Chicken Piccatta I've ever had. My sister had the Linguine Pesto Scampi... also excellent and the two desserts were unique and delicious: Date Cake and Chef's Special (a decadent chocolate cake with coffee/chocolate flavored sauce topped with hazelnuts).
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wine, and service.We love Fabian’s!
  11. ST

    SweetT

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is in my neighborhood. The brunch on the weekend is always Great. I love the people that work there and the food is ALWAYS YUMMY!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Brunch spot!
  13. L

    Lydia

    Sacramento

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious! Our server, Becky, was delightful.
  14. S

    Sacmilennial7

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was decently loud in here and hard to have an intimate dining experience. Many of the entrees don't come with protein and the portion sizes are very small. The service was attentive.
  15. SD

    ScottD

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service attention to detail. Will go back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere is great at Fabian’s . Especially outside during the summer. The service is always too notch and the food doesn’t disappoint . Brunch is also a favorite!
  17. t

    terry

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  18. KM

    KandaceM

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabian's is our go-to for Friday night date night! The food, service and ambiance never disappoint! Kandace Mulvaney
  19. L

    Lauren

    Sacramento

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute restaurant interior for a winter day. Service not rushed for 6 ladies out to lunch. Server sweet as could be, food good…perfect!
  20. SS

    SusanS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a casual dinner during the week and the calm atmosphere of the restaurant had a wonderful effect on us. The service was exceptional, from the hostess to the server. Everyone was attentive without being oppressive. They were friendly, competent and efficient. Despite the stellar service, the food was the star of the show. Salmon was cooked to perfection and a beef short rib that melted in your mouth made the evening perfect.
  21. JB

    JudyB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A group of 7 of us. Everyone really enjoyed their meals. Our waiter was wonderful. Very gracious and met our needs.
  22. c

    catdr6

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful for brunch. Superb short ribs egg Benedict. When the weather is nice, they have a lovely patio for dining
  23. c

    christinec

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steven was our waiter and he made it such a great dining experience. Great recommendations, great descriptions, friendly and attentive. Cocktails were amazing, apps and entrees all delicious and perfect portion sizes.
  24. LP

    LindaP

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nadine is a GEM. Had a fabulous lunch to celebrate my Birthday. Thank You
  25. KF

    KellyF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing and the wine was superb! I had the Penne Alla Vodka and Date Cake.
  26. SD

    SueD

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. We were there on Christmas Eve and each ordered a prime rib dinner. We ordered a Caesar salad and it was delicious, too big for before a meal but very good. The prime rib was cooked as we ordered but was quite fatty as prime rib can be. Our waiter seemed nervous so maybe he was new. But the service was attentive. The restaurant has partitions between tables so it was quiet and comfortable. Okay meal, lovely restaurant.
  27. SG

    SherryG

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here for brunch on Christmas Eve. The service was amazing, the food was too. Will definitely be coming back. A real gem.
  28. KM

    KandaceM

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabian's is our go-to for Friday date night. Awesome atmosphere, food, and drinks! Our server last night treated us to cocktails! What a generous and appreciated gesture. Love Fabian's! The Mulvaneys
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely small restaurant with superior food! We all loved it! We usually sit outside on their beautiful patio and this was the first time inside. We got a nice semi- booth in the back, so it was quiet and cozy. We can recommend this restaurant to anybody! Thank you!
  30. MT

    MikeT

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabian staff and kitchen were on top of their game. Perfect cocktails , to die for potato leek soup, and one of the best prime ribs I have enjoyed in quite a while. A little pricey, but what isn't these days. Been coming here since they opened; one of their best meals. Job well done all!
  31. TA

    TerryA

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    My food was good but my friend didn’t like hers so much. She got the crab cakes. We waited over 45 min for our food.
  32. BA

    BruceA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A moderately priced italian restaurant with good food, an interesting menu, and a great appearance and ambiance.
  33. p

    phyllisw

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    No review. Just a pleasant visit with my granddaughter for brunch, which we do frequently. The food was good. Temperature inside was comfortable. We were separated from other people enough that we felt comfortable eating inside. This all made for a pleasant morning.
  34. j

    joen

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the special of the night which was Lasagna. On a rating from 1 to 10 I would give it a 12. We lived in Italy for a while, and this was some of the best Lasagna I have ever tasted. The only thing better than the food was the outstanding staff. They were attentive without being intrusive. All in all, it was a perfect date night even if we have been married for 65 years.
  35. NB

    NoraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Saturday brunch has lots of variety and all of our dishes were excellent (chef’s mess, omelet and eggs Benedict) We were there for a b-day and the service made it feel very special and there was no embarrassing fanfare over that! Tables were full but it didn’t feel crowded and we didn’t feel rushed whatsoever! Will return for sure!
  36. PF

    PatF

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful, from the rosemary cosmo to the pot de crème and date cake. The restaurant is very welcoming and the staff are very knowledgeable about the menu. So friendly! We loved it! Will be back soon!
  37. JS

    JoanS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabian's always brings the happy...great food, outstanding ambience and awesome staff. Can't wait to return again.
  38. C

    Cathie

    Sacramento

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Good was sparse and lukewarm. Not much to it
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food . There was one small issue with my brunch entree but they fixed immediately and brought out one of the best eggs Benedict I’ve had in a long time! The food has improved a lot in the last couple of years imo. Will be back soon
  40. DR

    DeborahR

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to Fabians for special events and we are never disappointed. Brought friends with us and they are going to make this restaurant at the top of their lists.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised 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 1414 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 p.m.


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Fabian's Italian Bistro

11755 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Madison Avenue

  • Neighbourhood

    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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