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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Il Fornaio - Roseville reviews from OpenTable diners
149 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (99)good for groups (65)romantic (64)fit for foodies (59)great for lunch (45)great for outdoor dining (40)notable wine list (40)neighborhood gem (39)vibrant bar scene (20)great for brunch (17)kid-friendly (12)late-night find (9)hot spot (6)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Best in Roseville
    StigVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is our favorite place in Roseville!!! Alex is the best server!!! The good quality is dependable!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre Experience
    miefmuffin
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Several months ago I visited iL Fornaio and had a similar experience. I can only say their food is mediocre at best. Ordered the rotisserie chicken expecting a nicely browned item with flavor. Nice presentation but once again come to my previous conclusion...it will be quite some time before I return. Il Fornaio's quality of food is just fair and I find it difficult to recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Precious Wife, a Great Restaurant
    Rtyddy
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The noise level, wherever you dine today, is always loud with everyone having a good time, but when you are trying to share a moment with a loved one, a sudden burst of extraordinary volume of loud laughter or people trying to talk over each other is disruptive and all we can say to each other is..."just our luck." But the food and service is just fabulous. We will keep coming back and maybe request seating away from large groups and in the open areas, as a way to improve our "luck." Had a great birthday dinner withy wife and already know what to order the next time. Thank you for allowing an avenue for customer feedback to a great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    jeckleinVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We visit this place at least once or twice a month and the food and service is always very good. Our best experiences are when we sit at the bar and enjoy a bottle of wine selected by the outstanding bartenders, Derrick and Zach and have a meal. Outstanding service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This is a go to restaurant for us whether it is for a dinner with friends or a nice place for family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good italian in this area
    shin23
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    visit this restaurant with group of 5 for business dinner. Good food choice, good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Vechtable
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great restaurant with an amazing special menus that have a great selection and very fresh ingredients.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Friday night fun
    Biomouse
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We made last minute reservations here for a friend's birthday who was craving veal. I left a detailed note on Open Table asking that we be given seating in a quieter area since my husband is hard of hearing which don't seem to be part of the hostesses plans for our table. We were sat directly next to a curtain seperating a private room with a large ( over 10 people), loud group of men. It actually felt like we were sat in purposely in one of the worst spots for noise in the restaurant. The server, bussers, and other wait staff were exceptional, and the food was good standard Italian fare. Nothing stellar, but a good spot for friends who have a craving for pasta and veal :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food uninspiring
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Marguerite pizza very boring, salad boring, pasta not special
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The veal with artichokes and lemon was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Lunch
    foodforlife
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We went to celebrate my bosses and co-workers birthday for lunch. The ambiance was spectacular and good was good too! We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great and service
    Dobra
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Cody is an excellent server making our ladies' birthday luncheon fun and memorable. Complimentary bruchetta served for first timers along with spumoni birthday ice cream for two birthday girls. Table linens, cozy patio dining with Tuscan decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good date restaurant
    Jonpaul
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Good ambiance. Food taste good. Desert is also good.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.