20 Best Lunch Spots in Sacramento

Dubbed the most "hipster city" in California, Sacramento also received the title of "America's Most Diverse City" according to Time Magazine in 2002. This bustling California town shines when it comes to farm-to-table cuisine, and diners can find a slew of restaurants serving up unforgettable fare for lunch. So where do the smartest, savviest diners eat out for the best lunch Sacramento-style? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We pulled data covering thousands of restaurants to determine the best lunch in Sacramento among OpenTable's experienced diners. Book a table and enjoy the best lunch Sacramento has to offer!

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Lucca Restaurant & Bar, Ella Dining Room and Bar, Piatti - Sacramento
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Californiana, Americana contemporanea, Italiana
Neighborhoods:Sacramento
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Lucca Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Californiana·
Sacramento
1,993 reviews
  • Ottimo per mangiare all'aperto
  • Occasione speciale
  • Per gli amanti del cibo

Lucca, a restaurant that specializes in Mediterranean food, is open daily for lunch. Diners love to eat here because it has great outdoor dining options and some of the best lunch in Sacramento. Patro...

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Ella Dining Room and Bar

$$$$·Americana contemporanea·
Sacramento
4,340 reviews
  • Occasione speciale
  • Per gli amanti del cibo
  • Ottima lista dei vini

One trendy and chic restaurant for lunch in Sacramento is Ella. This trendy upscale restaurant has soaring ceilings and drapes adorning the floor to ceiling walls, which makes the space feel elegant a...

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Migliore nel complesso in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
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Piatti - Sacramento

$$$$·Italiana·
Sacramento
1,440 reviews
  • Ottimo per mangiare all'aperto
  • Occasione speciale
  • Tra i migliori del quartiere

Piatti is a favorite for Italian food in Sacramento, and it is also a great spot for lunch. This casual restaurant with an open kitchen is bright and bustling, and the restaurant always feels cheery i...

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Ottimo per pranzo in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

Frank Fat's

$$$$·Cinese·
Sacramento
1,683 reviews
  • Occasione speciale
  • Per gli amanti del cibo
  • Adatto ai Gruppi

Frank Fat's is one of the best places to eat Chinese food in Sacramento, and it is also one of the places for the best lunch in Sacramento. This beloved spot has an excellent lunch menu of classics, a...

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Brasserie du Monde

$$$$·Francese·
Sacramento
984 reviews
  • Occasione speciale
  • Cucina creativa
  • Ottimo per mangiare all'aperto

One of the best French restaurants in Sacramento is Brasserie Capitale. It also a spot to have some of the best lunch in town. This classic French bistro has a large, traditional menu at lunchtime. Di...

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Per gli amanti del cibo in Sacramento

Il Fornaio - Sacramento

$$$$·Italiana·
Sacramento
3,080 reviews
  • Occasione speciale
  • Romantico
  • Adatto agli anniversari

One of the best spots for lunch in Sacramento that is also upscale is Il Fornaio. This classic Italian restaurant in the Wells Fargo Center offers delicious Italian food and an outstanding wine list. ...

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Italiana in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

The Grange Bar & Restaurant

$$$$·Californiana·
Sacramento
131 reviews
  • Occasione speciale
  • Adatto agli anniversari
  • Pranzi o cene di lavoro

The Grange Bar and Restaurant is in Sacramento's trendy and beautiful Citizen Hotel. The Grange features California flavors, with seasonal ingredients fresh from local farms. At lunchtime, diners can ...

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Sano in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
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Zocalo Midtown

$$$$·Messicana regionale·
Sacramento
1,879 reviews
  • Ottimo per mangiare all'aperto
  • Ottimo per Pranzo
  • Adatto ai Gruppi

In the heart of the capital city's midtown is Zocalo, one of the best Mexican restaurants in the area and one of the spots for the best lunch in Sacramento. The menu here is full of Mexican classics, ...

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Di tendenza in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

Seasons 52 - Sacramento

$$$$·Americana contemporanea·
Arden Fair
2,830 reviews
  • Occasione speciale
  • Adatto per un appuntamento
  • Ottimo per Pranzo

In the heart of Arden Fair is Seasons 52, a nationwide chain that is one of the places for the best lunch in Sacramento. This restaurant has seasonal American dishes that change throughout the year, s...

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Sano in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

The Firehouse Restaurant

$$$$·Americana contemporanea·
Sacramento
4,725 reviews
  • Occasione speciale
  • Romantico
  • Ottima lista dei vini

The Firehouse Restaurant is one of the nicest fine dining spots in Sacramento. It is also a place for a great lunch. The restaurant serves lunch Monday to Friday. The restaurant features upscale Ameri...

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Ottima lista dei vini in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

Echo & Rig Steakhouse & Butcher Shop - Sacramento

$$$$·Bisteccheria·
Sacramento
1,164 reviews
  • Occasione speciale
  • Adatto agli anniversari
  • Romantico

At DOCO Sacramento is Echo and Rig: a steakhouse and butcher shop that has some of the best meat dishes in town. They also serve some of the best lunch in Sacramento. This upscale restaurant has many ...

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Occasione speciale in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

Zocalo - University Village

$$$$·Messicana regionale·
Sacramento
1,135 reviews
  • Ottimo per Pranzo
  • Adatto ai Gruppi
  • Ottimo per mangiare all'aperto

For some of the best lunch in Sacramento, head to Zocalo, which s in University Village at Howe and Fair Oaks. This Mexican restaurant serves a menu of classics, like ceviche, quesadillas, queso fundi...

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I Più Prenotati in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Sacramento

$$$$·Bisteccheria·
Sacramento
1,724 reviews
  • Occasione speciale
  • Romantico
  • Adatto agli anniversari

Ruth's Chris Steak House is an international chain for incredible steak and seafood. It's also an option for some of the best lunch in Sacramento. This upscale fine dining establishment is where peopl...

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Romantico in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

Rio City Café - Sacramento

$$$$·Californiana·
Sacramento
1,220 reviews
  • Ottimo per mangiare all'aperto
  • Vista panoramica
  • Lungomare

For some of the best views at lunchtime in Sacramento, head to Rio City Cafe. This riverfront dining spot is quaint and cozy inside. But patio dining offers patrons gorgeous views of the Sacramento Ri...

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Posti all'aperto in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

Osteria Fasulo

$$$$·Italiana·
Davis
1,103 reviews
  • Occasione speciale
  • Ottimo per mangiare all'aperto
  • Per gli amanti del cibo

Technically in Davis, Osteria Fasulo offers diners dependable, delicious Italian food at lunch in an upscale but relaxed setting. White table cloths adorn the table here, but there's no need to dress ...

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Migliore nel complesso in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley
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Scott's Seafood on the River

$$$$·Crostacei·
Sacramento
4,761 reviews
  • Occasione speciale
  • Ottimo per mangiare all'aperto
  • Vista panoramica

Diners say that some of the best seafood in town is at Scott's Seafood on the River. They also say it's a spot for some of the best lunch in Sacramento. This riverfront restaurant is great for a speci...

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Vista panoramica in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley