Il Fornaio - Walnut Creek
Mother's DayWe had late ( 7:45) reservations and still had to wait 10+ minutes (standing) We had a nice table w/ knowledgeable waiter. Food was yummy and hot. Daughter not sure she got what she ordered but enjoyed it anyway. Everyone had a good time including dessert!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHad Mother's Day brunch there.Had Mother's Day brunch there. Food was pretty good, a good change of pace to a straight-forward brunch, and a much better deal than the special brunches in the area which typically charge $30-40 per person. We got out of Il Fornaio for less than $30 a person and the food was much higher quality. Only disappointment was the lack of kids' menu items. A complete waste of food to buy a regular dish for a child. Our daughter loved her waffles and fruit but we wasted about 70% of it.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day brunchI chose this place for my first Mother's Day brunch because I knew they had great food and a really nice patio for outside seating and it did not disappoint. We were a party of six and everyone enjoyed their meal. Their main patio was full due to it being a beautiful sunny Mother's Day but they were prepared for this and had nice tables and umbrellas set up on the side of the resterant which they did very elegantly, you did not feel like u were pushed out of the resterant. Our waitress was nice and helpful. I would definitely chose to done here again if my family was willing to make the 45 min drive again ;)5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional serviceOur waitress, Paula, went the extra step to get my Vodka gimlet right. Her friendly service was greatly appreciated.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceOur server, Sherry, was outstanding. Very friendly and attentive. We gave her a nice tip, and she acutally followed us out the door to thank us. When does that happen? She was awesome!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience, great service!Can't believe it was our first time here. The food was great, bread was fresh. We will be back.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner with grandchildrenTook my two granddaughters to Il Fornaio before a play at the Lesher Center. Our server-a grandfather of 8-was wonderful. Our food was served quickly, he was attentive and knew just how important prompt service was for a 7 and 4 year-old. At the end of our meal he brought us ice cream with a lit candle as it was my older granddaughter's birthday the next day. This was a special night made more so by our server and Il Fornaio.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMIl Fornaio, Walnut CreekThis restaurant provides a consistently good dining experience, and is a favorite for Italian. The wine list is modest, but acceptably priced. A guaranteed enjoyable exeperience.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting menu and cocktails.Interesting menu and cocktails. Good decor and suitable for a special occasion.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMRecommend this restaurantIl Fornaio remains a favorite restaurant of ours for many years. Perhaps we've only had one meal that wasn't good.....a couple years ago.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waitress/service was soOur waitress/service was so superior and the food was delicious! Thank you!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent lunch. Good portionExcellent lunch. Good portion size. Friendly service.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurant WeekA friend and I went here during WC Restaurant Week. I started with the Minestrone soup - had had it before and really enjoyed it. Then had the salmon for my main course - it had just the right amount of spice that didn't overpower the salmon and the veggies on the side were perfect (brocollini, carrots & fingerling potatoes). I ended with the chocolate mousse which was delectable. My friend had the bruschetta, butternut squash ravioli and a dessert with peach sorbet and fruit and custard (can't remember what it was called). She said everything was good, but that the ravioli was a bit to doughy.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMQuantity of food was a bitQuantity of food was a bit overwhelming, but the quality was excellent.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an issue with the seatingWe had an issue with the seating - plenty of tables all over the restaurant and the hostess proceeded to try to seat the two of us in a booth far in the back. (One of us was using a cane and had noticeable mobility issues) After getting seating rearranged, we thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Ambiance suffered due to a large somewhat noisy group seated not far away. We would eat here again but cannot recommend it to others until we get to enjoy a more pleasant experience with seating. Why were we initially being routed to a less desirable area of the restaurant? Don’t know. Can only speculate.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI eat here approximately onceI eat here approximately once a month during the restaurant's regional menu evenings. The food as usual was well prepared of very good ingredients. The service is outstanding. My main dish of wild boar was well seasoned and cooked long and slowly so that it was very tender. The accompanying gnocchi provided an excellent foil.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING Easter Brunch at Il FornaioBEST Eggs Benedict I've EVER had...and I am a connoisseur!!!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb meal, as always, andSuperb meal, as always, and the desserts are fantastic, but filling. Delicious cocktails ... just wish they were either cheaper, or slightly bigger. This is my special occasion go-to restaurant.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, staff and ambianceWe loved Il Fornaio. It was just what we needed for our family dinner. We had out of town family with kids and the staff was amazing and the food choices satisfied everyone's palette. We would highly recommend.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night outService was outstanding. Food good although a bit spicy. Wine outstanding. Can't wait to return.
Thank you for a very nice evening dining experience.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood risotto is great!The seafood risotto is out of this world! It's very rich, so I could only eat half, but it heated up nicely for lunch the next day. It paired well with the Greco wine.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food representingExcellent food representing regional Italian cuisine. Excellent service.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI had not been to Il FornaioI had not been to Il Fornaio in quite a while and had always had a good experience before. Everything was great from the reservation to the service with the exception on my salad. I had the caprese salad which was served with hot tomatoes. I had never had that before and mentioned it to our wonderful Italian server. She asked the chef and he apparently said that it was because the tomatoes were not in season. My opinion, if you can't find good produce to serve, don't serve it. Otherwise I would recommend Il Fornaio.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI am never disappointed whenI am never disappointed when I dine at Il Fornao. The food and service is impectable.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful place for familywonderful place for family brunch.. Staff is excellent....food was just okay...not the best that we are use to at this great WC spot.12/23/2012 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was Michael andOur waiter was Michael and he was excellent in explaining the specials, the great variety of desserts, and overall a great waiter. He recommeneded the creme brulee and it wass amazing, we would order it again. We will definitely be back to eat at this restaurant.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM