Il Fornaio - Denver Tech Center
Il Fornaio - Denver Tech Center
  • Address:
    8000 East Belleview Avenue
    Greenwood Village, CO 80111
    Neighborhood:
    Tech Center / Greenwood Village
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $30 and under

Il Fornaio - Denver Tech Center

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilfornaio.com/
  • Phone: 3032218400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Benji Macias
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Brunch is served on Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day and Thanksgiving

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Ulster Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Il Fornaio - Denver Tech Center
Il Fornaio’s award-winning authentic Italian cuisine is a favorite in Greenwood Village. Specialties include housemade pastas, wood-fired pizza, grilled fish, authentic risotto, rotisserie meats and fresh artisan breads. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007.
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Il Fornaio - Denver Tech Center reviews from OpenTable diners
122 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (59)good for groups (54)fit for foodies (42)romantic (39)neighborhood gem (36)great for lunch (28)notable wine list (20)great for outdoor dining (18)great for brunch (9)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great location
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Food and service were excellent. I've always been a fan of Il Fornaio restaurants. I've been to the one in Marin, Ca, Reston, Va, and now Denver. They are very consistent in their service, presentation and food. Highly recommended....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely dinner for two on Sat. night
    DenverDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We were seated promptly in one of the smaller rooms with a couple of big groups. It was a noisy for us so we moved to a table in front of kitchen. Our server was very attentive/ helpful in describing our meals. My penne vodka was very good and the 1/2 portion was just enough, as I had the carpaccio appetizer first-it was fantastic. The meat was very thin sliced and nice and cool as it should be, served with arugula and thin shaved parmesan.. The red wine by the glass selections were adequate and we found a very nice Badiola 2011- not too heavy or sweet to go with our meals. The chicken pecorino(?) was also very good. The semi freddo hazlenut dessert was fantastic! We will continue to go here for well served and delicious meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night!!
    lesleygoth
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great night! Started at bar with happy hour and apps and ended with wonderful dinner, great service and conducive to romance!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, food okay
    CastleRockDiner
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I have had some great meals here, but this time it was only adequate. The atmosphere is nice for a date - casually upscale and relatively quiet - and sometimes the food is quite good, so I will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good lunch.
    Makk
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Repeat customer who took a friend who used to enjoy the Lodo Il Fornaio. The lunch specials didn't disappoint. Service was prompt, courteous, friendly and attentive without being intrusive. I'll be back to enjoy the Il Fornaio experience again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot
    robyattVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    great food and the service from Beth was outstanding! She put up with our noise and banter, with a great smile and we were for want of nothing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Late dinner on a Tuesday night
    DenverDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We made a spur of the moment decision to go out to dinner at 8:15 after a long work day. We had excellent service --food arrived promptly-had excellent wine recommendations from our server and even managed a bit of dessert. The risotto with shrimp was very good as was the sausage pizza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food and great service
    charlesjohn
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Good food and great service. We were there for a business dinner and we got a private room with a great server called Jason. Never rushed us and the food menu was excellent!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kathy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Restaurant was very noisy. Had to practically yell to the other couple we were with and I had asked for a quiet table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it was fine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Went with our eleven year old. All was fine. Food was good, service was nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it but NOT for lunch
    awrd1
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I love Il Fornaio but would never go again for lunch until they do something about the parking situation. I invited a friend to celebrate her birthday. I happened upon a parking space when someone was pulling out. She drove up and down aisles for a full 10 minutes before finding something. If you were going for a business meeting, you're suddenly late. Why no valet? Love the restaurant but won't put it on the top of my list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Our group ordered the butternut squash ravioli, a chicken dish named Pollo Toscano, a simple, but delicious Capellini Al Pomodoro and the Ravioli Alla Lucana with sausage. No one left anything on their plate! Our food and service was outstanding. During our meal, a bottle of wine inadvertently slipped out of an employee's hands. Although neither wine nor glass hit us, the manager checked on us to make sure all was well. She gave each of us a free appetizer/dessert card. Combined with our already great lunch, this extra touch left us with a great feeling and ensured our return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rushed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was good. Wine was good. For some reason, our server was in a great big hurry. We had to ask her three different times to give us a few minutes. Our appetizer came out exactly 3 minutes after ordering. We were hoping for a nice and relaxing date night. Appetizer, salad, entree and after dinner coffee/dessert took exactly 40 minutes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice
    ItalianbyMarriage
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our 3 pasta dishes were delicious, but the one ny steak entree had no flavor in the meat except for the sauce. Otherwise, nice birthday dinner for my daughter who loves your gluten free pasta with vodka sauce :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocore
    JoJo
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Good service. Food never better than fair. Does not compare with other area Italian restaurants.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • scott210
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    good food and great service. very good for a business lunch or dinner for large groups
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ROXIE322
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had the sea bass, while cooked perfectly, was very bland. We asked for a side of risotto, but after a wait, the server came back to tell us the chef said "no", he did not want to run out. After another wait, we were served cold pasta to go with our cold fish. We had an early, 6:30, reservation. Having eaten here many times, I will chalk it off to a bad night, although at the time it did not seem so busy. My friend had her retirement party here several years ago It may be a while before retuning. Our server was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, service and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Pizza was really really good. Pasta bologenese was fabulous. Service was just right balance of info and leave alone time. Will be back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten Free menu available
    TerriO
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I ate here recently and decided to bring my girls' dinner group here as they have a gluten free menu. We were here on a Tuesday evening, but the staff was too busy to serve us as well as they did the diners around us. They had large parties of individuals and we knew things would be slow, but when they were serving meals to others who had come in after us, we became impatient. Oh well, women dining out? I'll go back, because the food was excellent. I'll just remember to be patient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch for conversation
    SnowellenVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We asked for table conducive to a private conversation and we were accommodated with no problems. The wait person was kind and responsive. My pizza was a little greasy but my friend's salmon salad and soup were very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian in Denver
    HananVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The chef is one creative person or person The wine list is great and the service is wonderful. I think if you get into early at times for an early supper like 4:30 PM, you will have service that is mediocre. Other than that there are definitely no complaints make sure you try one or two up there desserts.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    staci126
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have eaten here several times. This past time the service was a bit slow, but still good. The food was outstanding. We brought two guests and they loved their meal and the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was not impressive
    Jfrankdrew
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our first time here. It was a beautiful restraunt and felt romantic, but the food was so-so. Not very flavorful, meat was sparse in the entree, salad was $9 and just some lettuce a couple croutons and some cheese. The did bring us a complimentary dessert (think the manger could tell we weren't impressed with dinner) and the chocolate mousse was very good. That did save our date night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great experience
    haydale
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Excellent service, fine food, grest atmosphere. Seated immediately although was early for reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the quality I expected
    Frank
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I appears that this Il Fornaio is going the way of the previous Il Fornaio's in Denver. At one it they were the best, at least in food, but now this restaurant has seemed to lose its edge.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor table location
    buff
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had reservations and had to wait for several minutes because they didn't have menus. Then we were placed at a table for two right between two other tables which gave us no privacy at all. Not really what we hoped for.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a very good dining experience during Restaraunt Week. The waiter made an excellent wine recommendation, main courses were very good and chocolate mousse was fantastic. Will definitely dine here again
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly staff and good ambience
    luv2explore
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Staff and ambience was very nice but food was over priced and very plain.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    It was dinner time and we were shoved in a two person tiny (short) cocktail table and it seemed like the server section was cut and they were responsible for more tables than usual. The salad was forgotten for our table (Dinner arrived first) as the manager took care of the mistake however just little things were "off." Refills needed to be asked for. Water refills especially. Didn't offer appetizers (although we ordered them anyway)... It could have been a better night for the server in regard to more booze being sold but she didn't work for it and/or try to increase the bill at the end of the night. I'd go back but hope that it's better.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MageeVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Il F. serves outstanding food at reasonable prices. They are always willing to customize your meal. The bread is freshly baked and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try It!
    parkerdiner
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We had a great dining experience here for our Anniversary. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and service
    staci126
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Accommodates both meat eater and vegan. Servers are wonderful, there when you need them, not when you don't. Food is do good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    Caccy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Celebrated our anniversary there. Food and service were great! We had been to an Il Fornaio in CA years ago and loved it too!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch!
    BMoore
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It was wonderful and I had the salad that has Ahi Tuna in it and I loved it!!Best salad ever! Great for meetings and service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top Notch
    Amazing4Dinner
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Il Fornaio takes their concept, idea, specialty and service to meet YOUR need and to another level compared to any restaurant in the region. They really set the standard and bar very high! They care about the customer, the service is outstanding and they stand out in comparison to any competitor or restaurant in the area for that matter. Their concept, idea and specialty is Italian food and Italian food from different regions of Italy. They do not only meet it but the effort to make you enjoy the difference is very clear. They go way and beyond and make it a wonderful experience. I was there on a first date and they went way and beyond to make it a great, first class experience. I will recommend to visit and I promise you will be amazed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Amgdenv
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I have came here a plentiful amount of times, and I have not had a single bad experience
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Mee
    TNazz
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We had clients fly in for a meeting and had dinner at Il Fornaio - two of us ordered the Sea Bass special and it was great and the other two guests had the Seafood Misto. We were not disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • barbie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    we received excellant service. The food was really good. A very relaxing meal and a great menu. We will be back and will recommend it to friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Prices here have gone up in the past few years (as many restaurants have), but service and food quality have been adjusted more than accordingly. If you are looking for authentic Italian food and five star service, look no further. The menu offers a good variety of salads, Italian-style pizzas, unique pastas, items from the grill (rotisserie chicken, seafood, beef), and classics (lasagna, canneloni). he managers have really turned this place around. Service was much more friendly and attentive. Overall, everyone seems more happy. And I also noticed that the restaurant also is much cleaner than in the past - from the restrooms to the side stations and everywhere in between.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place
    Bobz
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very nice meal with friendly, attentive service. Not as mobbed as similar places, so much nicer. Can accommodate and work well for whomever/whatever.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.