Il Fornaio - Sacramento
Everything Good!First time at this location. Did the 3 course tasting menu and wine flight for the Liguria regional cuisine. Very nice! The choices for each course and the wine pairings were quite nice and the sauces with the menu items were exceptionally good. Service was above average for Sacramento. Ambience is pleasant but noisy. Nice facility with high ceilings and pleasant decorations. Overall, an excellent evening!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFun and enjoyable eveningWe took our friends for their 39th anniversary. I e-mailed my reservation. I wrote on the reservation that it was their anniversary and I was surprised when the water brought a little dessert with a candle on it. Most of the time you have to go up and remind the waiter...but not this time. Our waiter was friendly but not in our face. It was very enjoyable.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Friend Irenesaid, "You're going tot Sacramento? I have the restaurant for you!" We've travelled together and she knows I'm picky. Wow it was great! Thank you.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSLOW WAITRESSMy only complaint was the waitress was slow in getting out orders from drinks to desserts; she never stopped by to see if we were ok after receiving our food.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at sacramento location. The general interior design is very appealing. The waiters always give superb service. The food was amazing.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and food!I was there a long time due to some schedule mishaps and they were very patient and accommodating while I waited. No pressure to order or get out :) The food was tasty and the drinks were good. The wait staff were all pleasant and enjoyable (nice to see folks acting like they enjoy their job).6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Fine Dinner at Il FornaioWe consistently enjoy our monthly outing to Il Fornaio's. The wait staff is always great, the food is wonderful, and out time spent together in a nice atmosphere is priceless. Don't miss the fantastic dining experience.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my fiance and it wasTook my fiance and it was a great experience. Everyone is friendly and helpful. The food is great and the building is beautiful. Highly recommend.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMbusydoes not serve all others well when a large group is partying6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic time at Il FornaioThis is one of my favorate spots. The Food is great, wine selections fantastic and the service is unbeatable. I would recond this to anyone.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMservice with a smileAs a post graduation treat, we took our daughter to Il Fornaio. She loved it , as did we . The waiter was very attentive from start to finish. The entire meal was very good. The waiter , observing that I might not like the wine he had just poured , asked if it was ok. Taking a few seconds to consider, I said yes. We all enjoyed the ambiance and the meal. We will go back.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe special (Sea bass, withThe special (Sea bass, with melon topping) was good, but not outstanding. The melon topping would have been better as a chutney than as chopped melon.
The wait staff was outstanding. Very accommodating and attentive but not intrusive.
The atmosphere was perfect for a date. Not too noisy. Could have a conversation at a normal speaking voice. The restaurant is quite elegant which adds to the ambiance. Would be nicer ambiance perhaps if the restaurant dimmed the lights a tad.
Overall, a good experience.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMQuick business lunchWe received quick courteous service while ordering from a healthy italian menu.
Our food arrived promptly and the complimentary bread was hot out of the oven.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMIl Fornaio always comes throughIl Fornaio always comes through with a great regional tasting menu, excellent service and a relaxing atmosphere.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING!The food. The service. EVERYTHING was perfect. My boyfriend and I when here for our prom night. We made reservations late...no problem...be were running late...not an issue...the food was fantastic! i got a calzone....large but hey lunch for tomorrow!....I totally reccoment this to anyone!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy Pasta. Amazing bread.Pasta is always good and very fresh. Olive bread is my favorite.
Patio is lovely and has a nice romantic feel; however, you cannot sit too long in those chairs.
The food, wine, service is always great. This is our Valentine's spot. Unfortunately, the service was really slow. Our waitress was very nice and funny I think was a bit overwhelmed on the patio and was counting on the help of the bus boys who really didn't help her. But we will be back!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOut of townerThis restaurant, among others, was recommended to me by locals. I was looking for Italian so, I chose Il Fornaio. The service was the top plus. The food was their Puglia special. It was a nice way to make an engaged meal for a single diner. Possibly a little pricey for the fair, but well worth the effort.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent birthday dinnerWe had a very nice dinner with our good friends. The food & service were quite good. We'll be back.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgood, but not greatPasta with anchovies was wat toooooo salty....you need to taste your foods5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good!My friend and I had a really nice dining experience. Our server, Samantha, was not only very professional and courteous, but she was charming as well! The food, as usual at Il Fornaio, was excellent. I had the pasta in a vodka cream sauce with bacon. Just mentioning it makes me hungry again. Sigh.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTook our two grandsons forTook our two grandsons for their first fine dining experience & the waiter was very friendly with them & a great overall experience.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAs frequent diners in downtownAs frequent diners in downtown Sacto this has got to be the best restaurant for service, attention to detail, prompt service, and tasteful
Food. Thanks for a great evening. Other "hip" downtown restaurants can learn from "the baker".4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful celebration!We went there with our 5 kids to celebrate our son's 18th birthday! It was wonderful!
Such a great time for all 7 of us! Our waiter Franchesco was marvelous!
Mary Basso4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoy Il Fornaio's passportWe enjoy Il Fornaio's passport program. The program gives us a new region each month, and we enjoy the opportunity for the tasting menu. We've had excellent service and enjoyable evenings. We also enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant--upscale, but casual.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful meal with smilesThe service was outstanding. The waitress was very attentive and friendly. It was a special occasion and the management came to our table with well wishes. A very pleasurable meal for a party of 8!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Favorite!Every time we visit Il Fornaio, it is exquisite. The ambiance is beautiful, the food is top notch, and the service is impeccable. They have a respectable offering of wines, and are always changing up their special offerings in addition to a sterling regular menu. If there's someone you want to impress, take them to Il Fornaio. This last visit we took our vacationing relatives in for dinner, and everything went off without a hitch. For the same amount it would have cost to have the same meal at Olive Garden, we ate a much higher quality, more satisfying meal, and left feeling as if we'd been treated like royalty. Every time we leave asking ourselves what the secret is, and why other places can't just follow Il Fornaio's example.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMoverall great except the serveroverall great except the server had a friend come visit he was at the bar, so when it came to our familys birthday treat and candle , never happened even thought other guests were given the special treatment, the whole reason we came was for this event only to be forgoten in the end. she was pre occupied with her friend at the bar.:)4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the DriveWe attended the Passporto party and really enjoyed ourselves once again. Love this place. It is one of our regular stops and we live and hour away!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went here for our 30 thWe went here for our 30 th aniversery on the recomendation of a friend. It lived up to the quality I was told about. You were treatted to a fine dining experience from the moment you walked through the door to the moment you left. The staff was impecable. They truly defined fine dining.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMNice to have a solid ItalianNice to have a solid Italian restaurant in Sacramento. Nice dining room and bar and the waiters are very helpful.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleasent birthday celebrationA wonderful meal on a very quiet Sunday evening. Waiter was not overly attentive and left the 4 of us to enjoy our conversation and meal. He was there when he needed to be. The food was excellent, I am not a connoisseur so cannot pass critical judgement, however the seafood dish was fantastic as was the chicken. The sauces are outstanding and of course made the meal what it was.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoy the monthly menuWe enjoy the monthly menu features for different areas of Italy. As usual, this month was just as enjoyable as the others.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI was a little disappointedI was a little disappointed with the Conchiglie al Pollo. It was just ok. This dish included just a few pieces of chicken which was a little dry & lacked flavor & a few small pieces of broccoli; it was mostly pasta shells. I expected better from Il Fornaio. My husband had the Pollo Toscano & said it was good. We were very happy with our server (sorry, didn't get her name); she was very pleasant & accommodating. We also enjoyed the hot bread & were also pleased that the menu items were not overly priced.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Italian DiningIl Fornaio is our family's favorate Italian restaurant. We always enjoy ourselves every time we visit. The atmosphere and food are wonderful.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Dining ExperienceWe go to Il Fornaio once a month and every time we go we know exactly what to expect - great food, attentive staff, pleasant atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone who wants to have a perfect dining experience.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA delicious gourmet Sunday dinnerThe reservation was perfect- on time and the table clean and very organized.
Service was fast and the waiter was courtese (polite) and extremely helpful with our menu choices.
The wine was excellent ! Soo delicious with our lamb and other choices of food.
Everything was well worth dinning experience.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe most fantastic interiorThe most fantastic interior of any restaurant. Speaks Italy2/1/2013 12:00:00 AM