Our Restaurant is Closed As of August 3rd, 2020.

For information about the restaurant, please write to: 5723 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819


About Us

Over Nine Decades of Excellence

The tradition and eating excellence at “The Espanol” began at 114 Jay Street in 1923. For several years “The Espanol” was a Basque boarding house owned by Castro Arrate and Victoriano Urratia. During those first years, most of the tenants were sheephearders who hired out to local ranchers. It was during these years that Mamerto Fernandez became partner by buying out Mr. Urratia.

In the early 1930’s, Ancil Hoffman (the legendary Sacramentan and manager of the late Max Baer) took over ownership of the building. Little by little outsiders were introduced to the boarders’ food and “The Espanol” became a favorite restaurant of many “Old Time” Sacramentans.

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Family Style

Real Family Dining

Food connects people. Food connects family. At Español Italian Restaurant, we provide an environment for the family to connect and catch up while feasting on an extensive menu of Italian specialties. Every family style meal feels like a celebration with our endless choices of Italian cuisine.

Lunch Menu


Whether you are looking for a quick bite or craving a 4-course meal in the heart of Sacramento, Español Italian Restaurant is the place to go. From a la carte sandwiches to hearty platters of entrée and pasta, the choice is up to you.
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Dinner Menu


What better way to cap off your day than with a satisfying meal in a relaxing environment? Dinner will never be the same once you have tried our delicious, full course feast.
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Full Bar

Not only do we provide you with a satisfying lunch, we could also mix you a happy drink that will make you stay until dinner – with our classy ambience, smooth cocktails, and well-stocked bar!
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To Go Menu


Whether you want to enjoy a quiet meal in the privacy of your home or you’re hosting a unique Italian dinner, our to-go service is the go-to option. Español-Italian Restaurant also offers catering services that are perfect for your parties and celebrations. Complete Lunch and Dinner Menus Available.
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