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Il Fornaio - Roseville

Il Fornaio - Roseville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilfornaio.com
  • Phone: (916) 788-1200
  • 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
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This is one of our favorites. The food and service are always excellent. They know our favorite area for seating and often greet us as friends and catch up on what we've doing. The regional menus are different each month and very good. The regular menu items offer great selection."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great food, great service for a party of 8. What more can you ask for!?!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We love this restaurant for it's great food & ambience. The regular menu is terrific. We enjoy their Festa Regionale monthly menu even more. Each month a different region of Italy is represented with a special menu - choice of starter, pasta and secondi (main course) & a special dessert. You can order a "Taste of the Region" for a price ($5-7) more than just the main course - you get a small version of starter & pasta, then a normal size main course. There are vegetarian options and wine choices that correlate with the region. You can ask for a free "passporto" that gets stamped for each monthly Festa meal you eat that entitles you to a free gift representative of the region. This July the region is Venetian. Check the web. Buon appetito!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Everything to do with this dinner was nice. The wait staff made our experience pleasant. We had been out of the area and have not been participating in their Pass Port program for the past 2 years . We look forward to many return visits Our dining experience was very pleasant."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Always a great place. We frequent the restaurant at least once a month. Open table makes it really easy to accommodate a reservation. Great all the way around!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I asked for one thing - no cucumbers in my salad....guess what? Full of cucumbers....Perhaps the waiter should write the order down?"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the food but the service was very slow even though the restaurant was not at all crowded. I don't want to ding them too hard too overall because the food made up for their shortcomings, but just remember to allow extra time if you have after dinner plans. We arrived at 5:15pm and got out at 6:55 (waited over 15 minutes just to get a desert to go!)."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our waitress was amazing but our food was lack luster. Not bad by any means, but it was just very bland. There was no real flavor to either one of our dishes. The ambience was great and it was my boyfriends birthday and they brought us a desert with happy b-day written in it, which was very nice. We let the waitress know about our food and she actually comped the whole meal but the wine, which was a plesent surprise since we werent complaining just stating that it was bland. We will deffinately return and loved the resturant overall."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "If Fornaio has great ambience and is a pleasant spot for dinner. The food is good but not great. Pasta and sauces are OK and better than most neighborhood restaurants but not "fit for foodies"."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Can't rave enough... We received the VIP red table treatment, much to our surprise... Loved the little red journal book, with entries from other special guests.. Of course, loved the cuisine. I love visiting Italy, and Il Fornaio makes me feel a little closer."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Dined after a long absence and will be another long absence before I dine there again. Caesar salad below fair, pasta w/vodka equally fair. Best I can give Il Fornaio very pleasant atmosphere, great bread (don't pay those prices for bread) and trained staff. From my last experience I do not recommend Il Fornaio."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We are regular diners at this restaurant. Usually for the Winemaker dinners where Mitch creatively chooses entrees to go with a guest vintner. Go to their website to sign up for special announcements. During July they offered us no corkage fee for up to 2 bottles of wine from your own cellar. The five of us all ordered different traditional Italian entrees from Seafood, Chicken and Beef and had a wonderful time enjoying each others company with fine food and wine. I would have rated the food excellent if there were less herb and salt seasoning, but this was a minor degrade as we had such a good time and service. We love to support good restaurants that permit bringing in your own wine without a corkage fee. Normally it is $20 here."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Celebrated a birthday here. Great food, exceptional service, friendly staff and management, pretty location. Highly recommend this place for a special occasion or a just a nice meal."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We have had delicious dinners at the Capitol Mall location but the 3 entrees we had at the Roseville location were a big disappointment. We took a friend to celebrate her birthday and wanted it to be special, but we were embarrassed by the food. Since all three entrees were poor we knew it wasn't just a case of one person's taste preferences. I would not go back, our experience left "a bad taste"."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This is the second time I have eaten at Il Fornaio. Service was great, and the food was very good. I would go back. Am I raving about the experience, no, but that doesn't mean it was sub-standard. It was very good."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I have been to several Il Fornaio restaurants in California but this was my first visit to the Roseville location. It did not disappoint. Our party had their favorite dishes that we eat whenever we are at Il Fornaio whichever location it may be. The results were consistent and delicious. Il Fornaio is a chain restaurant in the best sense. The ambience and quality is first rate and consistent. I always look forward to visiting an Il Fornaio -- and Roseville did not disappoint."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Went with my daughters to celebrate Father's day. I ordered hot Chocolate, it had hardly any chocolate taste at all! It tasted like brown water. I ordered steak and eggs with the grilled onions on the side. Not only were the potatoes put on the side with the onions still in it, but they also served my steak with steak sauce on it. What kind of serious restaurant serves steak with steak sauce on it? They destroyed the steak. Three strikes. I didn't care anymore I just wanted to get out of there. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "In every way, beyond expectations every time. Our go-to date-night and family favorite, even though we have to drive all the way into the next county to enjoy."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Il Fornaio was a great experience, from service to entrees to desserts everything was top notch couldn't have been happier with the experience. My friends and I had a blast and spent three hours enjoying food, drinks and friendship! The restaurant ambiance is Italian upscale, well decorated and enjoyable by all. Don't let this detract, but if you go during Friday or Saturday busy time (6-8:30) it is quite noisy, but with the great service and food you won't care. =) I have also been there during less busy times during the week and it is fit for romance and conversation. I give it a 10 as we all enjoyed our food and desserts and the atmosphere, great time with friends!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We went there for the special Sicilian Festa Regionale. All 3 of us are Italian wanna-be's, having traveled in Italy many times. It was so great to see the foods of Sicily so well prepared and presented. We spent a very leisurely time there, over 2 hours, much like we would do in Italy. Our server was so attentive without being intrusive. But back to the food.....absolutely marvelous. I have never been disappointed with Il Fornaio. Although it is a chain restaurant, the chefs of each restaurant, as well as the Master chef, take great pride and care in preparing the menu and the food. It is my local go-to place for Italian cuisine."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My friend and I really enjoyed our dinner at Il Fornaio the other night. Service and timing of bringing courses to the table were perfect. We enjoyed everything. We both ordered the lamb chops and found them to be very heavy on the salt. Overall, a lovely restaurant with great service."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Our party of ten was quickly seated by a very efficient and friendly hostess. Our waiter was attentive, but needs more polish and training on the nuances of serving (and selling) wine. We ordered two bottles of wine for the table, and some of our party had ordered non-alcoholic drinks, which were delivered before the wine. After the wine was initially served to those who wanted it, he placed the bottles in an ice bucket and did not refill the wine drinkers' empty glasses for a long time...my husband eventually got up and refilled the glasses himself. You missed an opportunity to sell additional wine. But the food was very good, as always. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I came here for a friends birthday, got seated at a table where all the people usually walk (ask for a more private place it will be very romantic and no disruptions). It's a bit too pricey for the amount of food you get on your plate. I had the lasagna... I heard that a lot of people liked it, but my personal opinion is that it was not so good :/ it was a bit too soggy for my taste and leave an after taste in your mouth, i would not recommend taking the lasagna... my friend took the beef and said that its the best beef she ever tried! the service is very good there!they really look to please and are very helpful! overall it is a very great place to go on special occasions very romantic and the food is all italian so definitely try it out!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Whoa! A great place to take your favorite person. The food was delicious and service outstanding. Very friendly and fund waitress with prompt service."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was great. They also have small plates for those looking for a smaller portion. Great restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The appetizers came with salads. The Caesar salad did not have dressing! Two selected entrées were not available. Waiter was very slow to respond. Table water, when specifically asked for was not delivered until the second request. Lamb was good but only warm, not hot. Pasta was room temperature. My third attempt to bring clients to this restaurant. Each occasion, except for the check in, was simply a huge disappointment. Wait staff are a disaster!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Great time as always, thanks! Took friends there for their first time and they loved it. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We were seated by a hostess that barely looked up at us, never smiled and barely spoke. We watched her seat several other tables the same way. We were given a table that a door opened into so we asked to love across the aisle and then we totally ignored for 25 minutes. When water finally arrived the we had to ask the bus boy to find a waiter. We ordered our appetizer only bc we weren't sure we'd stay. The server actually ended up doing a nice job but it was not a good start. My husband's soup arrived cold, the waiter switched it for the other type (served luke warm) the ceasar salad dressing was oily not creamy. The cannelloni didn't have much flavor, even my teenager thought it was bland. Had to ask for water constantly. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Recent Sunday brunch visit to Il Fornaio in Roseville was top notch as usual! Prompt greeting - excellent table selection - even after moving from inside to beautiful outdoor patio area. Attentive professional pleasant staff - excellent menu options (not your run-of-the-mill usual brunch selection) quick hot food delivery with frequent, yet unobtrusive staff always at the ready. Wonderful time - wonderful visit yet again. I've been going to this location since it opened many years ago (at least 10 years??) and it's always worth the time and the money to go. Wonderful place to eat great food and relax with great service. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner at El Fornio at the Galleria for his birthday. When I made the reservation I indicated I would like a quiet table. When we arrived, the hostess asked if we would like to be seated on the patio and escorted us to a quiet table tucked away in a corner. Our waiter was a young man who we learned later from the manager had only been waiting tables for a short time. He was excellent. He knew the menu, gave us great suggestions, watered down my ice tea to just the way I like it, was pleasant without being intrusive, and checked on us just the right number of times. The food was delicious and very well presented. AND the tab was quite a bit less than anticipated(no chrage for splitting a meal). We will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We enjoyed an excellent meal on the patio. The service was excellent. We were able to relax and enjoy the water feature that the patio over-looks. We can't wait to try other menu items next week! A definite yes for date night or to visit with family and friends."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Dinner was great. Outstanding service. Best Italian restaurant in the area."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Went there for their Regional Menu, and the food was excellent. The food at this Il Fornaio is always consisted and flavorful. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "It is our most favorite place to dine! Consistently great."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "great food, consistently. Keep your dress code to biz casual. This isn't a place for flip flops and shorts."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The waitress we had, Anne, was awesome, very accommodating, friendly, and attentive without being intrusive! The food was excellent. Only downside was that our drinks from the bar did not arrive until after we got our food. Apparently only one bartender was on staff for Mothers Day! Not a good move on the restaurants part for this occasion!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014