Il Fornaio - Reston
Il Fornaio - "Molto Bene"As always, we had a wonderful dining experience. Our meal was perfectly prepared and the service was impeccable.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthenticAfter being in Italy, this food was so real! The dishes offered were
Were real Italian food--not just pastas with red sauce. The crab stuffed
artichokes were awesome, the ravioli with walnut sauce was to die for,
and stuffed chicken was fabulous! The chef obviously knows
Italy.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGood foodI had been here before for dinner and really enjoyed it. Lunch was good, too. The service was very good American service, but I would have preferred good Continental service at a reasonably authentic Italian place such as Il Fornaio.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING!!!!Herman our waiter was amazing and did a super job. The meal was one to remember - the chef made an off menu special soup, to the cheese to the wine. Really outstanding night.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWine ListThe primary wine list starts at $50 and goes past $350 per bottle. Make sure you look for the more cost-friendly wine list, usually within the menu itself. Other than that, all was great.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid but not spectacularThis is a national chain and the food is good, predictable, and ... safe. Nothing amazing but never disappointing.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI am finding that Il FornaioI am finding that Il Fornaio is my "go-to" restaurant in the RTC area. It is very easy to get to and park near as opposed to other restaurants in the RTC area. The I am finding that Il Fornaio is my "go-to" restaurant in the RTC area.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SpotWe were able to sit outside and enjoy a wonderful meal with delicious wine and great company. Restaurant has great Italian food, we have been there several times and have never been disappointed. Definitely a great place for large groups, intimate dinners and for "older" children. Service was GREAT! Definitely going back again.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways greatTerrific service. All requests were honored cheerfully. Consistantly great food and service.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting First VisitThe food was good, but the outdoor service was marginal. When I walked inside I noticed extremely attentive waiters at the tables inside along with the manager visiting the tables to check on everything. Sitting outside we didn't get any of this and waited a very long time to get wine refills.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Satisfied!Our family of 8 celebrated two birthdays in real style with excellent food and service this past Sunday. My wife and I had been going to Il Fornaio for years and we brought the family for a special occasion. The restaurant and staff has never disappointed us. We love the variety and quality of the monthly Festa Regionale. Heartily recommend Il Fornaio if you want a quality dining experience!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the finest in RestonThis is the first time I visited this restaurant and I love it. Service was awesome, and there were lot of choices on the menu.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMIl Fornaio is great all around!Thanks to Joel, the manager, this is a great community
Place!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIl FornaioThis is our go to restaurant for special events. The food, service, and staff are always outstanding. We have had big group events, small immediate family events, and have even tried the wine tasting events. Il Fornaio is consistently outstanding.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIl Fornaio Saturday DinnerA very nice stylish room; Spacious and visually pleasant. Food excellent. Service smart and friendly. Wine was very good. Minor problems: noise from other patrons, the room is noisy. The menu posted outside is much longer and has more choices than the menu they give you once you sit down.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Experience OverallThe hostess was very pleasant and helpful on arrival; very good as an initial experience. Nothing in particular about the service was over the top, so it was about average. The waiter was courteous, knowledgeable and helpful, but not engaging; perhaps a result of the number of tables he was servicing. The food, as a whole, was good. The pasta dishes were great, but the grilled seafood dish was not of my liking. Since the appetizer and pasta dishes were very good, next time I'll try something other than the seafood.
The ambiance was great so, based on this experience, we will return again.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic as alwaysThis restaurant really does it right and consistently! They have almost all of the same waiters for several years and the food is amazing. I brought a new friend there this time and she was blown away by everything. Great wine list also.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Taste, Great presentationIngredients are fresh and unique, presented quite nicely and with very good service. Prices are reasonable for quality, selection and service provided. Was not particularly crazy about the menu selections as it contained many items I did not care for and not enough of some of the staples you might expect from an Italian restaurant. So from that perspective it is a different twist on Italian cuisine and that could be quite interesting and refreshing for those that are looking for something a little different from the usual fare.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMReliably good food and experienceLinen table cloths, attentive waiters, good coffee, rich food -- what's not to like? I have had brunch at Il Fornaio perhaps 25 times, and it has always been excellent.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAll five of us in the partyAll five of us in the party enjoyed our food and the wait service was excellent and friendly.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMagnifico! But we still preferMagnifico! But we still prefer to visit when they are featuring thier Festa Regionale!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThey always do a nice job.They always do a nice job. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at this locationFirst time at this location after having been an Il Fornaio devotee for over 25 years. Food, bread, and drinks were delicious as always! Service was top-notch!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food - traditional styleSecond time at this restaurant. The food is very good - we had several salad openers. The salads are flavorful, but not too heavy with dressing or cheese. Nice balance.
Our group had a nice assortment of pastas for the main course. Ravioli was perfectly cooked and seasoned nicely. One entree was a calazone which was made in beautiful manner. Not so heavy on the dough, stacked on the inside with ham and just enough cheese and sauce to balance the ham. Easy to eat, not overwhelming like a calazone can be.
Service was good - because of the attention of all the wait staff. Our waiter seemed highly disinterested. We heard the waiter at the table next to us go over all the specials with energy. We had Mr. Zero Energy.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWaiter took longer than expectedWaiter took longer than expected to take our order. Other than that, it was a good experience.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMHandsome restaurant on theHandsome restaurant on the town square. Comfortable seating, including outdoor covered veranda with heaters. Excellent food and service. Good wine list. Highly recommended.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, Fantastic staffWe absolutely loved this restaurant. I am already planning to go back. We tried to sit outside and they had heaters running, unfortunately I was a little cold so we asked to be moved and that was not an issue at all. It was a great experience, the food was delicious and the portions were perfect!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOUTSTANDING MEAL!Had a most wonderful vegetarian meal that was new on the menu called Mezzalune, soft half moon ravioli stuffed with pears and mozerrella, with an asparagus cream sauce, I went back twice in one week for it! SOOOOOOOOOO Good!
Made sure to let the Chef know that I was dually empressed. :)4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommended!We go out for dinner at least once a week, but once a week, we chose a restaurant we have never been to. We both love Italian food and we were not disappointed. Everything was wonderful from the time we were seated until we left. We were given a gift from the waiter of a bag of white beans with recipes to use them three different ways! That is the first time I have received a gift from a restaurant!! Highly recommended!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my best friend here forTook my best friend here for her birthday, had outstanding cocktails and the meal was to die for! Thanks for making her birthday something special to remember.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother brilliant eveningAnother brilliant evening of Italian regional cuisine (part of the 6-month long Feste Regionale) with superb wine pairings - this time, Toscano. Dragged my foodie sister and brother-in-law down from NJ, and they were fairly thoroughly blown away. I've commented here almost a half-dozen times in the past three months - suffice to say, I love this place (after having avoided it for five years because "it's a chain" - you'd never know that): the breads, the apps, the (absolutely best homemade) pastas, the carne and pesce, the regional wines we'd never heard of, the dolci, the superb service, Joel the manager, everything.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time! Excellent foodGreat time! Excellent food and service! Definitley a great place to dine!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Easter brunch with ourNice Easter brunch with our family. We brought a 8month old and she had a great time.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMIl Fornaio has become my favoriteIl Fornaio has become my favorite brunch place in the Reston area. Good food, linen tablecloths, great coffee.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, excellent service.Great food, excellent service. Plenty of gluten free options in addition to their regular menu!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMYou can't go wrong eatingYou can't go wrong eating at this Italian gem in Reston!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food at great pricesGreat food at great prices in a great atmosphere. Probably the best restaurant in Reston.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMStaff was vert accommodatingStaff was vert accommodating as I was 30 minutes early. Our server was Doug ... he did an excellent job.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for Sunday Brunch. PlaceWent for Sunday Brunch. Place was empty. We were with a 3 and 5 year old. Very nice with them.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friends and I had a greatMy friends and I had a great time celebrating one of us birthday. The server Doug was very attentive and polite.
Thank you very much!
Helen Hourihane3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is wonderful, they evenFood is wonderful, they even offer half sized portions for people like me who prefer not to eat large meals!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe appetizers were very good.The appetizers were very good. We enjoyed the set up of our table with white roses and the fact that it did not seem overly crowded.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy new favorite in RestonThis has become my favorite restaurant in Reston Town Center - don't know what took me so long to discover it. Food is very good, service and ambiance are excellent. A little loud, but not so that you can't easily converse with table mates. Highly recommend this place.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe needed a large group spaceWe needed a large group space with a nice ambience and great food and this was the right place!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in RestonYour service is as goog as the food. Excellent as always. We try to come once a week. You are always accommodating. We're on vacation. So see you soon3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe truly enjoyed our lunch.We truly enjoyed our lunch. We were not rushed and we really appreciated that. My sister and I were there to celebrate our March birthdays and the manager even treated us to a wonderful sparkling Rose after we had finished dining.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOur table was ready when weOur table was ready when we arrived. Our server tried to up-sell too much; but all in all a wonderful experience. The food was spot on!1/31/2013 12:00:00 AMwent for brunch, $3 mimosaswent for brunch, $3 mimosas and kids under 10 are free. the kids meal options were a lot of food even for an adult and led to leftovers. the adult options are solid and liked the salmon omelette and poached eggs on a crab cake with lobster sauce. both very good and everyone was full at end of meal.1/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice New Years Eve dinner.Very nice New Years Eve dinner. Staff was very focused on serving tables quicly but not too fast. Our dinner was excellent. Lasagna remains a favorite along with the Calimari. The bar is alwasy "hoppin'" & crowded.12/31/2012 12:00:00 AM