Il Fornaio - Roseville

Il Fornaio - Roseville

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilfornaio.com/
  • Phone: 9167881200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Mitchell Davis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Roseville Parkway
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking available in Roseville Galleria Mall parking lot.
A word from Il Fornaio - Roseville
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Il Fornaio - Roseville reviews from OpenTable diners
149 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (97)romantic (67)good for groups (61)fit for foodies (57)great for outdoor dining (47)notable wine list (45)great for lunch (42)neighborhood gem (35)great for brunch (22)vibrant bar scene (19)kid-friendly (15)late-night find (9)hot spot (6)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Excellent Dinner
    CvcliffVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A group of six were going to a local production of "Spamalot" and let the waiter know we needed to leave by a certain time. He indicated that would not be a problem and we were able to enjoy dinner without worrying about the time. We also had some special dietary needs which the waiter said he would take care of. In both cases, the waiter came through with flying colors! All 6 meals were fantastic as was the service. We would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu Variety
    celpen
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Il Fornaio has a wide variety of dishes....from mild to spicy flavors upon your request. The food is not only tasty but attractive as well. My friends and I really appreciate the ambiance of the restaurant I like it so much I enjoy lunch there also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary here. The service was world-class and food was excellent and delicious. It was my first time dining at Il Fornaio. I will definitely be back. Thanks for a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • extremely disappointed
    anniversaryb
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I took my family here to celebrate 5 couples anniversaries. The menu looked amazing and that is why I choose it. When we got there the staff was very freindly and gave us free appetizers which was great of them but they didn't have much flavor. The main courses where very disappointing! My lasagna was not good at all. I have had frozen that had more flavor. Everyone was disappointed with their meals for the price. They gave each couple a half of a dessert to share which again was great of them but it wasnt that good either. The check came to over $300 and I was very sad that it wasnt worth it but live and learn I guess. I wish the food would have been good because the staff were all very nice.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We chose Il Fornaio for a small family 95th birthday party. We were not disappointed as the food was excellant and the service during our 2 hour dinner was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great place for special occasions, birthdays, anniversaries, and it has nice romantic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Waited 20 min for drinks and 20 min to take order. Not even busy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Thomas
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Simply delicious food and great atmosphere. A must go.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food, lovely restaurant
    TACJAC
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food and service are always top notch. Especially enjoy the passport dinners that they have every month.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Way to Celebrate Birthday
    SashaVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Enjoyed lunch with Family for Nieces Birthday. We had Pasta, Pizza and Ravioli... Save room for dessert =) Service was Great too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marginal
    linuspvp25VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Flavor was lacking in the soups (minestrone and lobster bisque) and lasagna. Risotto with sea bass was tasty but there were only three tiny pieces of sea bass on the dish. Prices high for the experience received.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic
    dbutler
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The service was some of the best I have ever had at a restaurant. It was like the server knew what I wanted before I knew it myself. The rest of the staff were courteous and helpful. The food was delicious. It was a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner4six
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Very good staff; friendly and helpful with the menu. The dinner for six of us was outstanding. Wine list was kind of limited, but the server recommended a good Italian wine. There was cork in my husband's wine but the wait staff was not concerned- ÿeah it happens"". We would have appreciated a complimentary glass to replace it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good date restaurant
    Jonpaul
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Good ambiance. Food taste good. Desert is also good.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    Cindy
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We have been dining at this Il Fornaio for 14 years. It is our favorite place to dine! Each family member picks Il fornaio for their birthdays and of course we go there for our anniversary as well. And of course for the once a month Passport dining. AND any other reason we can come up with! We have never been disappointed in any way with food or service. Never Disappoints...always excellent :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Missed the Mark
    StudioLadyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Service was slow. Food was disappointing. I've been to 6 different locations and this one was by far the worst!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Service was spectacular . Food was great, better than I remembered
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Lovely Evening
    foodiefriend
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were celebrating an anniversary and getting ready to go to Italy. This was a wonderful warm up to our trip. Annie, the waitress was great. We have eaten at Il Fornaio several times before and it is always a pleasant experience. Definitely will recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was lacking
    NateVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food is always good. Service was a little lacking this time. Richard was our server and gave us the couple sitting next to us our meal. He caught it only because I said something. He was very embarrassed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Anniversary
    JAGard
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our second year celebrating our anniversary here, and they never fail to meet expectations! My wife and I love this place, their butternut squash ravioli is amazing, the special red table service was stellar.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    RRSS
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Date night with Hubby...no kids! Had a really nice evening. The food and service were great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Always our 'go to' restaurant for a great meat and surroundings!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty OK
    Yerfdog
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We split carpaccio, beet salad, Rissotto, and lamb chops. All were perfectly fine but nothing was exceptional. Marcus was an energetic and knowledgable server. Everything came with arugala. Everything!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary!
    Husband
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary and we were astonished! Our table was set-up with a red anniversary table cloth and a book to record our special event with other honored guests in the past. The service was amazing! Thank you to our waiter Jeremy and his assistant server Steven. You made our event a special occasion and you allowed us to spend all the time we wanted with each other. Also, the samples you provided were very thoughtful and delicious. You will be seeing us more often even on our anniversary because you provided excellent customer service. Thank you again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fiesta Regionale
    LibuVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Love our trips to different regions of Italy! Missed out on then sea bass, but the pork and sole was fab.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Datenite
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Relaxed atmosphere with outstanding service by our waiter Steven. First time to this location and will will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DLCinCA
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was our first experience dining at il Fornaio and it was most enjoyable. The occasion was my birthday and, as others have mentioned, the wait staff couldn't have been more attentive and friendly. We were given the red-clothed 'table of honor' and were treated to complimentary appetizers, sparkling water and the birthday girl's choice from the dessert cart instead of the usual celebratory spumoni gelato. Everything was delicious, the atmosphere was warm and welcoming, and the only detraction of the evening was a gentleman seated at a nearby table who talked at length and in stentorian tones! But overall, an enjoyable dining experience and one that we will repeat on future occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    rumblestilskin
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I don't recall how much noisier it was since I last dined at an Il Fornaio. The goal was to have a romantic dinner to celebrate our first anniversary. The food was good; not stellar and the portion sizes were great on both dishes. The service was very good, we just didn't the the waitress as much as would have liked to when waiting to get more vinegar and oil or our check. Please note that it was busy that night. Since they knew that it was our anniversary, I expected to be seated in a more private area in the restaurant; if the weather was better we would have opted to dine outside. We thought it was comical that desert tray was on a hard wheels as it literally rumbled by on the mosaic tile several times. Overall: a good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pintar
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Was not greated very warmly. Despite putting anniversary in special requests, it was not mentioned nor were we asked if we were celebrating anything. It was my first time there. Great food. Hostess was not very inviting.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • frequent FLier at Il Forniao
    michaelVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had the lasagna (always a great option) and cannelloni al forno (just OK for my taste buds but to be fair I tasted it after eating half my lasagna). The caprese was with hard tomatoes so not as good as when heirloom in season, nevertheless decent. Wine list is great esp with the Italian options. . I tried a merlot (Textbook) which was smooth and excellent value. Desert was crème brulee (guaranteed great just like the lasagna ) and we tried a new blueberry mouse desert. Light and smooth but not strong in taste. On a regular basis we have meals ranging from exceptional to good at Il Forniao but never average meal or experienced any service issues. Bar is bustling and overall ambiance is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Anniversary Dinner
    devinediners
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I had made Open Table Reservations and when we walked in 15 min. late I mentioned it was our Anniversary. We were seated near the kitchen/pizza oven and it was quite hot so we asked for another table. We were escorted to a red table clothed table and told we were chosen to sit at the "Table of Honor." We were each served our own antipasto plate and then we each received a butternut squash ravioli appetizer all complimentary. We ordered wine and our entrees and were then treated to 2 complimentary desserts: key lime ricotta cheesecake and vanilla gelato! We doubled the tab to estimate the tip, figuring we received about $70-$80 in complimentary food, and left extremely satisfied customers! We are customers for life! Thanks Il Fornaio!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This place has gone down hill. I live my the Sacramento Il Fornaio and I drive up to Roseville. The servers are stretched out take too long for things to come out from the bar the cost of the special entrees are completely over priced and the quality of the food was not good
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Took our friends out for their anniversary and had a wonderful time. Food was perfect, the service impeccable and the ambience relaxing and so very enjoyable. Thank you for a wonderful evening and helping to make our friend’s special night so memorable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dapearl
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    excellent food..good promotion with no corkage (do it again)..very noisy..hard to have a conversation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner Experience
    EricaB
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My fiance brought me here this evening for my birthday dinner. The ambience was fabulous, very romantic, and the staff was very professional and attentive. The waiter found out via the hostess (who saw my note through my Open Table reservation) that it was my birthday and brought me their Spumoni Gelato as a desert. They even have outdoor/patio seating and an extensive wine menu. I would highly recommend the Linguine Mare Chiaro; it's basically a seafood pasta
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent in every way
    GoldRiverGirlVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My favorite thing about Il Fornaio is their regional menu. The July region is Veneto, and I strongly urge you to go right away before it's over. Every dish our group of four had was excellent, especially the curried chicken. Yes, that's right: curried chicken in an Italian restaurant. This was nothing like Indian food, however, but rather a succulent chicken breast that happened to be spiced with a little curry among other flavors. I am going back to have it again before the end of the month. Pastas are always good, as is the veal. Our spinach salad was excellent, also. I am not a dessert eater, but others in our group loved them. The server brought a loaded pastry cart with a huge variety of desserts. You can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Anniversary Dining
    LuvtoEatWell
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We celebrated our 29th Wedding Anniversary on 7/19 and had a fabulous dinner complete with wine and dessert! The food was exceptional! We greatly appreciated the timing of the courses, when the entrees came to the table, they were nice and hot and freshly prepared. We loved the no corkage fee allowing us to bring our favorite wine to the table...that was a special touch. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite
    Gabby
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Not as good as our last visit.. It was a very busy night, lots of large groups and noise.. Was on my passport, but the little present of seasonings was out of stock. Settled for a prosecco Stopper, but not the same. My mixed seafood was a little dry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    1HppyGirl
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Went here Friday for date night and had a wonderful evening!! Our server was fantastic and did not rush us at all. We ordered drinks and a calamari appetizer first, relaxed, visited then ordered a caprice salad to share and a nice bottle of wine, later ordered dinner and were never pressured to rush us through the evening! When it was time for desert, we were wanting a little more wine. Our server was nice enough to bring us a sample of one of the wines by the glass to try before we decided on one. We ended up with his recommendation for the Jamieson Ranch Cab which was pretty remarkable! Our evening was so enjoyable and I just can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Evening to Remember
    wineandf00dy
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We have been to the Il Fornaio in Roseville many times in the past and always enjoyed it. This evening, we notified them that we were celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary. We were seated at a dining table with a red tablecloth, rather than the normal white. We ordered from their Festa Regionale menu, which gives you a 3-course meal and is always fun and tasty. We were treated to an appetizer sampling of Bruschetta, thinly sliced cured meat and cheese. Additionally, they brought us a pasta sample, their very own housemade ravioli filled with butternut squash. For the finale, they gave us a sampling of desserts, including key lime pie and Tiramisu. The meal was fabulous, and we felt like royalty! A special way to spend our day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet