The Waterboy

$$$ • French, Italian

2000 Capitol Ave, Sacramento
(916) 498-9891


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for The Waterboy

We visited The Waterboy for dinner. The staff were kind and attentive. The focaccia was very flavorful and the Minestrone with Basil Pesto was phenomenal. We ordered the bouillabaisse seafood special and Risotto. The bouillabaisse was great. The risotto was a little onion-forward, which subtracted slightly from the delicate flavor of the saffron, but was perfectly cooked. The fruit crostata was phenomenal. Our next visit to Sac will include a return to The Waterboy.

Wife wanted bubbles and oysters so we walked on over, we didn't have a reservation, but the hostess was super nice, we waited a few moments and were able to get seats at the bar. The oysters were perfect, we also had a few small plates that were delicious, the bartender and the rest of our drinks were fantastic, and you can't leave without trying one of their desserts. Superb, all around.

Can't believe this place has been here over 20 years and I never knew about it. I have been missing out. There is a swerved on the menu that I would've never have ordered but fortunately the friendly couples sorting next to us recommended it and it was amazing. Make sure to get the bread to sop up the yummy juices. Ordered the scallops and duck confit ravioli and was the best. We will be back. The food smelled so good and tasted so good that I forgot picture until the end.

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Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11:30AM - 2PM
5 - 9PM
Thursday 11:30AM - 2PM
5 - 9PM
Friday 11:30AM - 2PM
5 - 9:30PM
Saturday 5 - 9:30PM
Sunday Closed

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