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Biba

2801 Capitol Ave. (28th St.) Send to Phone
916-455-2422 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Longstanding local favorite for high-end, traditional Italian.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Features
  • Parking available
  • Dress code: Jackets suggested
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Biba Restaurant Review

: Despite competition from newer, sleeker restaurants, Biba has held its own as one of the city's top destinations for upscale Italian cuisine. Founded by cookbook author, cooking show host and Italian native Biba Caggiano, the restaurant has paved the way for fine dining in the city. It is a good place to impress, whether it's an important business lunch or special occasion celebration. The menu leans toward traditional Italian recipes with sophisticated flair. Starters include grilled scallops with cauliflower florets and beef carpaccio with wild mushrooms, while pastas include a daily house-made gnocchi and a delicate lasagna. Entrées range from balsamic-glazed pork chops to grilled rib-eye with potato gratin, and sautéed jumbo prawns with tomatoes. The list of 200-plus wines proposes good Italian labels as well as local selections.

User Ratings & Reviews for Biba
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Hair in the food
by AlexanderW on Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:09 pm
 
I went to Biba after reading the good reviews expecting a nice dinner with a girl I am seeing, and received quite the opposite. To be fair, the initial service from the waiter wasn't bad but when I received my gnocchi I ordered, I got a long blonde hair in my mouth. I have never had this experience before from any restaurant and this is honestly the last place I expected it from. The waiter came over and told us he would comp the dish and left. I didn't want to cause a scene and ask for the manager and get our whole dinner comped but I feel at an upper scale dining location this should be standard (for rare situations like these). I would imagine even some place like Olive Garden would of treated us better and that is saying something as this place is considerably nicer.
 
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