Il Fornaio - Burlingame
Mother's Day on TuesdaySurprised restaurant was crowded [a good sign] but it was also very noisy. Their bread is, of course, so wonderful and comes to the table hot. Dishes we had were all very good - carpaccio, beet salad [though a bit overdressed], salmon [we asked for medium rare but it came out medium, it wasn't dry but it wasn't as moist as we wanted], seafood risotto [regional dish] was to die for! [would order again!], and my husband loved his seafood mix grill [another regional special]. The chocolate almond cake dessert with salted caramel ice cream was to die for. I like my coffee really hot. It was just nearly hot. Service was very good. Will definitely come back for a special occasion.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayMy son met me there for a Mother's Day dinner. It was very delicious and a great choice for a special day. Waiter wasn't the best. Wine list is really over the top as far as expensive. We both wanted a glass of "house" cabernet. The waiter claimed they did not have any "house' wine, which we found unusual. We arrived half hour early due to my son's flight coming in early at SFO. The restaurant was very cordial and seated us as soon as possible.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day - we only waitedMother's Day - we only waited about 5 minutes
The food was excellent and the service was wonderful.
Our waiter was superior and very attentive.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWay to LoudI was disappointed on how loud it was i had to yell to my party across the table.
Maggie5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways PleasedWe're always pleased after enjoying a meal at Il Fornaio in Burlingame. Usually with family, but this time at a business meeting, the place is always a perfect fit. With so many restaurants to choose from in Burlingame, this neighborhood gem is a favorite of ours.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful restaurant. VeryWonderful restaurant. Very noisy but will go back.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent!!!!The food was excellent!!!! However, the service was just OK. Our waiter, Keumars, was very obnoxious.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI wrote a special requestI wrote a special request and the staff attended to each detail. The couple was seated in a quiet area so they could talk and be heard. The food was of high quality and the wait staff attentive! Excellent.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe braised short ribs hadThe braised short ribs had an excellent flavor, but the beef was slightly dry and the sauce would probably benefit from less bay leaf. The Pennoni alla Vodka was perfect. The Moscato d'Asti was a very balanced sweet wine that seemed to complement everything. The Crespelle di Mele is a light, tasty desert that has a wonderful variety of flavors and is light enough to top off even the most filling meal.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great and friendlyAlways great and friendly service from Karina.. She makes us feel special and is one of the biggest reasons we go to Il Fornaio so often....The whole group there is wonderful and the food is very good.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper, as always. The Manager,Super, as always. The Manager, Dalton, and his amazing staff, especially Cammie, Rhonda and Saemas, treat everyone as family.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Great Easter Exoerience!While we have been at thie restaurant many times before, mostly fro brunch or late breakfast and dinners,
I could say that the meal at this 2013 Easter Brunch was our most enjoyable meal and combined with
the great service provided by our nice server Darlene, it make the while exoerience an outstanding one!
From the moment we arrived and were very courteously and quickly escorted to our table with a big, and warm smile by
one of the hostesses we felt the energy and desire of the staff to make a difference.
Were in previous occasions we may have a had hard time getting a second cup of coffee or a refill,
that was not the case with Darlene that made sure we had everything we needed while discretely anticipating
our every need.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and serviceExcellent food and service made for a delicious and memorable brunch. We will be back when next in the area.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good Italian food. MonthlyVery good Italian food. Monthly specials from various regions in Italy.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was very nice to have oneIt was very nice to have one of il fornio's visiting chef's from a region of italy I have not visited. this introduced me to a new style in italian flare and taste. outstanding!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Go-To Place...A really nice and reliable place for great food - we were looking for a last minute reservation that still delivered great food at a reasonable price and Il Fornaio delivered. Roasted chicken was amazing!3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointed, no matterNever disappointed, no matter how many times we have been here.2/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis Il Fornaio may have becomeThis Il Fornaio may have become my new favorite. Excellent service and well portioned, tasty food. Great cocktail too. This place was packed when we went. Very lively and happening restaurant. Thanks for a lovely evening!1/31/2013 12:00:00 AMeverything was wonderful,food,everything was wonderful,food, service and the vibe in the restaurant. Joseph made our visit extra special by his warmth making feel like we are visiting a friend!!1/17/2013 12:00:00 AMwe had a house fire and neededwe had a house fire and needed to be seated right away, and we were, the food was wonderful, service excellent. Everyone treated us very warm and made us forget our worries for a while!!12/29/2012 12:00:00 AMFantastic!Fantastic service and excellent food. My dad and I had dinner here Christmas eve. The place was packed but we had reservations and sat right on time. Perfect service, friendly and happy. The food was also perfect. Great experience.12/24/2012 12:00:00 AMWarm atmosphere for Christmas.Warm atmosphere for Christmas. The wine list was very interesting and the waiter helped us choose wines we enjoyed.12/23/2012 12:00:00 AM