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What You'll Get
Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Emperor Caligula famously elevated a plate of lasagna to the Roman Senate. Feast on political recipes with today's Groupon.
$20 for $40 Worth of Traditional Italian Cuisine for Lunch
Served Tuesday–Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the lunch menu includes such dishes as linguine with imported Sicilian tuna ($18.50) and house-made fettuccine with a savory combination of mixed mushrooms and smoky speck ($16.50). Additionally, diners receive a 15% discount on the purchase of Biba's newest cookbook, Spaghetti Sauces.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 20, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per tables of 6 or more. Must purchase 1 food item. Dine-in only. Valid only for lunch. Not valid for Prix Fixe menu. Not valid for gift certificates and books. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.