$15 for $30 Worth of Traditional Italian Lunch for Two at Biba Restaurant

Midtown, Sacramento

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In a Nutshell

Owned by cookbook author and TV cooking-show host Biba Caggiano, this restaurant serves dishes with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients

The Fine Print

Expires Oct 17th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Not valid for fixed price menu. Limit 1 per table or 2 per table of 6 or more. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Must purchase a food item. Not valid for tax, gratuity, gift certificates, cookbooks, or take-out dinning. Valid only for lunch, from 11:30AM to 2PM. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

Biba Restaurant

What started as a hobby for Biba Caggiano became a culinary career when she relocated to Sacramento with her family in 1969. During the move, she brought along a practiced knowledge of Old World cuisine, which she gleaned from her mother while growing up in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. After teaching a handful of classes at a local cooking school, she began fully dedicating herself to gastronomic pursuits, publishing cookbooks of her signature recipes, studying culinary traditions throughout Italy, and hosting an internationally syndicated cooking show, Biba's Italian Kitchen.

She opened Biba Restaurant in 1986, devising a menu of authentic Italian cuisine that changes seasonally, much like a snowman’s ability to survive. Her chefs blanch homemade pastas, pan-roast sea bass, and braise veal shanks for an osso buco alla milanese that Frommer's proclaimed as "excellent." With a commitment to freshness, Biba sources her ingredients from local farmers and producers, including Del Rio Botanical and Ports Seafood.

The menus brim with refined dishes, and the décor to "make [diners] feel instantly at home." In addition to its yellow walls, the recently renovated main dining room, according to the Sacramento Press, features hand-painted Italian silk sconces and crema marfil marble.

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  • Midtown (2350.4 miles)

    2801 Capitol Avenue

    Sacramento, California 95816

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