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Pajo Bruich gets a lot of buzz. I've eaten his food either at the former Lounge on 20 or at receptions catered by him, and his food has never ceased to amaze me. He recently started as the chef at Enotria, and the Sac Bee's Blair Anthony Robertson is impressed.

When I visited Enotria several times a couple of years back on the heels of the restaurant's $1.5 million renovation, my impressions were alarmingly mixed. It was a pretty good restaurant but an underperforming one, with great wine, mediocre food and a hazy notion of what it could and should be. If it were to become a good restaurant, it needed to tighten its focus, elevate the menu and improve its approach to marrying wine and food.

But a great restaurant? That would require lots more skill, plenty of hard work and a 10-pound bag of pixie dust.

And yet, Enotria has done it, suddenly and with a startling degree of wisdom and sophistication. It's not only the most improved restaurant I can remember, it has come back with a vengeance as perhaps the very best fine-dining restaurant in Sacramento and beyond.

Read the entire review in the Sac Bee.

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