Kelly Phillips, Thank you for wonderful retirement celebration


Charlene AnthonyPension Program ManagerCalSTRS Customer Services Division

I just wanted to send you a message to “Thank You” and the staff for making our Holiday Event on 12/10 such a success. Most of our guests commented on the amazing service they received and the delicious food. Please send our thanks to your amazing staff for a job well done. We hope to see you again next year. Many Thanks

Paula Weissel

Me and my wife visited old Sacramento for the day, we decided to come eat dinner at Rio City since it was highly recommended to us by a bartender at a local bar called Omally’s. Rio City Cafe’s service was great and the food was fantastic! I suggest eating outside by the water for a more romantic setting.

RLOREGA, Turlock, California

In the last several months, a lot of my business associates and I have noticed a difference in Rio City for the better! Whenever we have guest, that fly into Sacramento we always bring them to Rio City, they love to be outside on the patio. The food and service are exceptional! A favorite spot along the river in Old Sacramento!

J Martin

We loved the location of this restaurant, right on the Sacramento River.
Ordered the cheesy-bread appetizer…oh man…sooo good! Had clam chowder as well which was yummy!
We loved this place but make reservations if you can.

BabsSCSanta Cruz, California

Love the food at the Rio City Cafe and on a nice day you can’t beat eating outside along the Sacramento River.

Nicole DDaly City, California

The food here is good with quite a big choice. The outside area was very pleasant with views overlooking the river. The service was excellent and the waiter knew his wines. Id return there for sure.

Lewis64 Melbourne, Australia

This is the highest quality restaurant, and in an area with tourist traps and so-so restaurants, this place stands out as both a good place to eat and enjoy the river at the same time. I will take out of town guests to this restaurant for the view and reliably good quality food. The view is especially wonderful!

Zackary SSacramento, California

I travel often to Sacramento and when I do I find a way to have lunch or dinner at Rio City Cafe. I have told my husband about sitting on the porch overlooking the Sacramento River. We finally went together this past weekend. And it didn’t disappoint. It was warm, no wind, a calm day and he finally understood why I like this place. I love the location!

From Walnut CreekWalnut Creek, California

Very good restaurant for lunch or dinner. Eating outside on the deck makes it worthwhile, even on a hot day. The area is covered and I believe heated in the winter. Pretty lively bar also. Very good consistent food. Good service

calsun99Truckee, California

Fun Bar and Restaurant for Locals and Tourists I love Old Sacramento – and Rio City Cafe is a splendid restaurant on the river. The bar is cheerful and comfortable for single women as well as people waiting for a dinner table. The drinks are well priced and the bartenders are very nice. The wine pours are generous (I get so tired of bars that measure out a small serving in a huge glass…) The cheese loaf with balsamic oil appetizer makes a great small decadent meal for two! The prime beef tacos are fun and spicy.

Carolyn S.

Rio City is the best view in Sacramento. They have good happy hour and an unlimited mimosa brunch on weekends. The food is good, must have the garlic loaf, but could’ve skipped the mahi nachos. The granola yogurt brunch item is yummy and saves room for all the mimosas I want. Good staff, good food, great location, perfect place for locals to feel like a tourist and great place to take out of town friends.


We celebrated a birthday at Rio City this evening and had a very delightful evening with good food and service. Allison was on top of everything. Highly recommend this place on the river.


I love Rio! The ambiance, the food, the river. It’s all great. Very good wines. Knowledgeable servers (both food and wine). Attentive management. Can be romantic. Can be celebratory. Nice to sit on the patio and enjoy drinks on a warm summer day (well, hot summer day! Sacramento doesn’t have warm summer days).


My favorite restaurant in Old Sacramento. Great service, delicious food, and excellent views of the Sacramento river.

Gino Creglia