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

Il Fornaio - Greenwood Village Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilfornaio.com
  • Phone: (303) 221-8400
  • 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 & Promotions: 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 - Greenwood Village
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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Diner Reviews
  • "I like Macaroni Grill, Carabba's and Maggiano's, but I would put Il Fornaio a cut above those establishments in terms of service, ambience and dining fare. The prices are a bit higher and the portions might be a bit smaller, but the food is worth it. They offer the option of purchasing smaller portions of pasta, so you can sample some and still have room for other dishes. And, of course, the bread at Il Fornaio is worth the visit itself. I finally tried the wood-fired pizza and was not disappointed. Others in my party tried the rosemary chicken -- now that *was* a big portion and several pasta dishes. Every plate was clean except for the chicken we took home. We had the lemon custord for dessert: delicious."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant for casual dining and a romantic evening. The wait staff is attentive and they do an excellent job."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We love coming to Il Fornaio for the all around experience - ambience, decor, and food. The bread is everything you want Italian bread to be and in three different flavors. We love their rotating menu with options for all palates. The open kitchen is a telling part of this restaurant because you can see the ingredients they use. The service this time around was something less than spectacular but it will not keep us from coming back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was great. Service was terrific. Very attentive and friendly staff. The monthly regional feast is a great idea. Each month you can enjoy dishes from different regions of Italy."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Whenever we are in Denver, we eat at Il Fornaio. The food is excellent, the service fine and ambience comfortable. It is convenient to our hotel with ample parking. This time we were celebrating a special occasion and were treated to a complimentary desert. This was a nice touch. Next time in Denver we will return."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Our party of eight were thrilled with the food, atmosphere , and attentive service. We had cocktails & appetizers in the bar area that also was exceptional! It was perfection ......"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The menu and service are always consistent. The patio is covered and a great hide away from the middle of the day."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We do Regional every month. Ravioli was great but risotto was big disappointment. Undercooked, chicken was dry, rice lumpy not creamy and asparagus was almost raw. Ordinarily they do a good job on risotto."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Family reunion, three generations. Asked for quite place to sit and they gave us a table in the back room Service was great."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "This Restaurant is the real deal. Much like you would find in Florence, Sorrento, Lucca or well you get the idea! Great, authentic food from the bread onward. I did enjoy it. Richard"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We were in Italy last fall for two weeks and when we had lunch here, we felt as though we were back in Italy. We had lunch outside on the patio, had salads and split a pizza. It was wonderful! The salads were tasty and light and the pizza was hot out of the pizza oven. The wait staff was attentive, but not obtrusive. A friend told us about this restaurant and we're so glad we tried it. We'll be going back for dinner soon."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Went here for lunch for a business meeting. The food looked like it fell off the pages of a magazine and the taste matched. Everything was delicious. The waiter picked up on our queues and gave us the privacy we requested. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Our waiter was a little slow in the beginning but pick it up and turned out to be pretty good. Highly recommend dinning here. Love the one in Walnut Creek and Irvine, CA also. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy incredible food. Can't recommend it enough!! Ps. Bread is great but bread stick are to die for"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed a terrific dinner on the outdoor patio earlier this week. The ambiance was perfect, and the food and service were very good. We shared a Caesar salad, and both of us enjoyed the seafood pasta dish (shrimp, scallops, mussels and clams in a delightful red sauce over spaghetti). The wine list was extensive, and wine by the glass was reasonably priced. The service was great and attentive, without being intrusive. All in all, a good value, and we wil definitely return."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My first time here. My friend took me for my birthday - and we will be going back in July for hers!!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Another dinner for four at this restaurant that we have been patronizing for over 10 years in whcih all were quite pleased. Il Fornaio had been in a bit of a slump over the past year or so but the new manager seems to have righted the ship."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is a regular on my rotation for business lunch meetings. Great food and location."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Have loved Il Fornaio for years in it's other locations and was pleased to get to go there again at the Denver Tech Center - Wish they were still in other places in Denver !!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Celebrated Father's Day and had dinner at Il Fornaio. Service was excellent but the food not so much, especially for the price. Macaroni Grill is much better and the price is more reasonable. I probably won't be coming back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Second trip back in a month. Love the special menu with the region of Italy they are exploring."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We tried the tasting menu for Sicilia and were very pleased with the food. The tomato appetizer was excellent and the wine flight with dinner was good too. We had very slow service-had to get our own water from the bar as we waited more than 10 minutes for it and our espresso after dinner sat at the bar for 10 minutes before it was brought to the table lukewarm. Perhaps it was due to a big party in one of the private rooms. We hope the service improves as this place is a usually consistently good in food and service."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Wonderful meals, service and ambience! From our welcome at the front door to our dessert cart presentation, the service was excellent! Herman was an exceptional, professional and friendly waiter. Loved our whole experience here."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The restaurant was the choice of a friend celebrating her birthday so I obliged. Having eaten in many fine Italian restaurants, including many throughout the US and Italy, I would say that at best the Italian food served here is mediocre. Even the leftovers I shared with a friend of German heritage described the pasta dish as "not having much taste." When the bill for three people eating lunch, with no alcoholic beverages came to almost $90.00, I was stunned to say the least. Just because a place puts table cloths on the tables, I don't believe it gives it the right gouge customers with its prices. I will not be frequenting this place again."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The food was great! The Service was great! Would go again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We met friends last week at Il Fornaio to have dinner and we were not disappointed. We ate out on the patio and it makes you feel like you are in Italy!! Our waitress "Il" was superb!! And then there was the food - OH MY - I ordered the butternut squash ravioli and it was awesome!! I can hardly wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had early dinner @ 5:00 p.m. with family & so pleased for private area where at our request you lite the fireplace as a bit chilly. Food was great & grandkids, 14, 10 & 8 loved the food and how they were treated"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Thanks for another great evening, Matthew, at Il Fornaio. Best Wishes"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Il Fornaio is an exceptionally beautiful restaurant with a private, intimite patio. We went for dinner on Sunday night and enjoyed the peaceful, quiet patio setting. Located in the middle of the DTC, Il Fornaio fits the bill of the swanky, yet somewhat casual, restaurant for all types. The wine was a bit expensive but was very tasty. The bread and olive oil are a perfect compliment to the wine and to the Italian dishes. I ordered the daily risoto with shrimp, crab, and lobster. My wife ordered the caesar salad. We were both very happy sharing our meals and filling up on bread. With a glass of wine, and tip, the bill was $55. It was an unexpectedly great experience for a Sunday evening meal. Will be back for Happy Hour as well."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I decieded to take my husband to this restaurant for his birthday after hearing how good it was from a co-worker. The great service & environment left a great impression on us. However, the food was a little bland and over priced. I wished that there was a little bit more of a menu selection as well. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Nice to have gluten options; good food, would like gluten free bread. thanks "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Had lunch with colleagues on a Saturday. We all enjoyed the food. I was impressed when the waiter told me that all the desserts were 'made-from-scratch' at the restaurant. My dessert was the Tortino Al Limone Verde, their version of Key Lime Pie - just excellent! My main course was the Conchiglie al Pollo which is a pasta dish with chicken done in a wine sauce - it was quite good. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time; it was a dinner for my husband's birthday. Our waiter German was so knowledgeable about wines and the different food being served last Friday night. He also tald us about the cooking classes which we may attend. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We prefer this place for lunch.. as dinner service can be spotty and inconsistent depending on who the server might be. Some are great and some are really, really bad. We'd rather take that chance on lunch instead of the pricier dinner. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The best food I've had since I visited Greece 4 years ago! A must in the Denver area. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Always Great! The wine, the service, the food...incredible!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the experience and, even though it was a 5-star restaurant, it never lost the feel of that old-world Italian eatery. It may seem pricey to some but for the $$$ spent there was plenty to eat. The server was not afraid to offer opinions/suggestions and made very good recommendations on wine pairings. You are assured to walk away satisfied ... happy with your investment."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Our evening was perfect! the waiter was amazing and our food was even better! Will gladly come back again! :)"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "This was our second visit. Awesome. Danny served us. What an great meal with the BEST service. There was four adults and a 21 month old. The restaurant staff was charming . We had cannelloni, veal, pizza and filet. All were prepared perfectly."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Coming at the end of a busy day, Mother's Day, I can excuse staff for being tired. When I walked in for my reservation, I stood at the desk waiting for the hostess to say something. Anything. Finally I spoke, gave my name and was shown to a small one-top patio-style table in the aisle. As the room was then empty I asked for an open conventional two-top with decent lighting. I stood two minutes while the hostess went and checked with her colleague. At the new table I soon received bread, no water, then waited 17 minutes for a server. Again, tough day but perhaps a fresh crew should have come on for dinner. I lived in the SF Bay Area for years and always enjoyed it. This was my first time in Denver but based solely on this, would not go back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went to Il Fornaio for Mothers Day with my wife and son. I ordered the three course meal and started with a soup. It was served cold(no, it was not Gazpacho) and I sent it back and they brought out one that was nuked pretty good. Next up, the second course and that was good. The third course was Sea Bass and mash potatoes and a vegi. The potatoes were cold. Right out of the fridge and onto the plate. I told the server who took the plate and immediately walked the meal over to a manager. They both dipped a finger into the potatoes, understood they were cold and went straight back to the kitchen. Another plate was brought out and the potatoes were hot, but the new fish was not even cooked. Mushy and green. Disgusting! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014