Handled a group of 13 with ease
We went to Il Fornaio for a law school graduation celebration. What a wonderful event! We were in the main dining room area, but separated from the hustle and bustle of the full restaurant by a half divider. Our waiter was superb. He assisted our son in making the wine selections which were excellent. He even spoke about the different wineries. Most knowledgable waiter/sommelier we have ever had served us. The food was excellent from the antipasto trays to the dessert. One of our young men had grown up in Europe and was thrilled to have the zabaglione which tasted just like what his grandfather used to make. We can not thank the restaurant enough. Location in tech center is a plus.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
looks great, tastes fine
We come here for special family occasions or for a nice couple night out in the neighborhood. we'll eat at the bar, or with family get a table inside or bettwr out on the patio. atmosphere is great. outside in particular reminds us of past trips to italy. service generally very attentive and personalized. menu is interesting and monthly specials are appealing. all that is great. but somehow the food never quite lives up. Not bad, never anything way off, but never leave there thinking 'wow, i need to order that again'. but we keep coming back, because my teenagers like it, its convenient, decor and service are special, and maybe this time the food will surprise.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Il Fornaio capabably handled a party of 8. They offered to accommodate changes to menu items to fit everyone's needs and the food was out of this world (Piatto Smeralda is my favorite!). Luckily, our group was seated in a small side room, which made it easier to hear each other and was also less disruptive to people in the larger, noisier rooms. Our server was as perfect as the food. We'll be back!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I booked Il Fornaio for a surprise baby shower for a work colleague. I mentioned when booking that we'd like a somewhat private space if possible so we'd have somewhere to place the gifts and cake, and also so the guest of honor would have room to unwrap her gifts without them being in the way of other customers. The restaurant put us in the most perfect room in terms of size and location (they even made sure we'd be able to see the mom-to-be when she arrived) and the staff really went above and beyond to make it a great experience for everyone. They helped us decorate the room, brought in extra tables for the gifts and cake and were incredibly attentive all throughout our lunch. It was absolutely perfect.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed a birthday luncheon--our
We enjoyed a birthday luncheon--our waiter was outstanding---great personality.
All the waitstaff were friendly and smiling.
The food was good but not wonderful---
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Even though this is a chain restaurant the long time manager has turned IL Fornaio into a must stop weekly local eatery. I have long contended that this one of the most romantic settings in Denver but the food and service was spotty. This may have been due to the format of revolving chefs that they used for a while. It's very solid now and the wait staff that the manager has attracted is as good as any in town. If you like a romantic atmosphere and very good Italian food with a very happy crowd give it a try.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Food & Environment
My wife, our two children and I went to dinner to celebrate our 15th anniversary and had a fantastic time. The food was superb as was the service!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took friends for their first time
They very much enjoyed the dining experience. The service was top notch and the food was excellent. The friends thanked me for recommending it and were delighted with all aspects of Il Fornaio. The dining area was quiet but the tables throughout the restaurant were full. I saw groups with all ages there, which is always a good sign. Plenty of full families dining together.
We will return!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of my favorite
This is one of my favorite restaurants. I love knowing that what ever I get, its going to be amazing.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time dining and our waiter was very knowlagable and very friendly!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wecelebrated our 42nd anniversary here. It was a very special place for our night together. We felt like this might a place for our special times together. Everything made this night great. It was something our of the ordinary.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Denver restaurant
My wife and arrrived in Denver in the evening and were staying in the Tech center area. I had no idea of restaurants in the area so, of course, went to Open Table. Found Il Fornaio was close by, looked at the menu and made our reservation. Thought it was a great find. We both tried the 3 course dinner and it was absolutely wonderful from beginning to end. Our waiter was wonderful in that he gave us plenty of time to wind down with a couple of drinks, and when it was time, came back and took our orders. We will definitely return to Il Fornaio when we get back to Denver.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect business lunch spot
Noise level is perfect so you can talk and actually conduct business. Internet is good, highly recommend for a business lunch/meeting. Food is great-- authentic, also a great place for a romantic getaway with the other half for dinner.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for latino
The most important thing for latino people is "sobremesa", that means, after dinner to have talking time.Because we are not going to the restaurant just to eat, but we are going to have fun, being sociable, and having conversation, conversation and conversation. It is the first time, here in USA that I do not feel that waitress or hostess are waiting for my table. I could really to talk with my guest quietly and enjoy food (especially callamari and lasagna) and wine. Thank you so much!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
DTC Biz lunch
Great food and excellent service! Perfect for a business lunch that requires some privacy. I will definitly return soon for another great pasta dish.
Easiest parking in the DTC.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jose was absolutely the BEST. If you ever dine here, make SURE you ask for Jose, he was the best waiter we have ever had and we eat out 20 times a month. He had us rolling laughing, it was like stand up comedy night. Amazing waiter, you will definitely enjoy your night!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Il Fornaio to try it out and we were blown away by the food, ambience and service. My wife had pasta with chicken and I had linguine de mar and both were excellent. We had a wonderful waiter who recommended a great bottle of wine and was really great to chat with. Dessert was wonderful and we will definitely go again!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing, the server named Allie was so nice and gave us an excellent service. It was more than we were expecting.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would definitely revisit the next time I visit the area.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was wonderful, as always, and the wait staff was amazingly efficient, friendly,and accomadating.
We had a question regarding one of our dinners and they went above and beyond doing whatever they could to keep us happy.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upscale Italian Dining.
Consistently well-executed Italian fare, attentive service, nice ambiance. Our "go to" Italian restaurant in the Tech Center/Greenwood Village. We also frequent their many restaurants in California when traveling.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of 8 and Il
We had a group of 8 and Il Fornaio was perfect for the occasion. We were put at a table in the back of the restaurant and this allowed us to talk enjoy our evening together. We had mostly wine and found the wine list had a variety of choices. The food and service were good.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for Italian food
I recently had a birthday lunch with good friends at Il Fornaio in Greenwood Village. The lunch was great, the service was excellent and this has been my go to neighborhood restaurant since it opened.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and ambiance was so wonderful. The service was outstanding. Our food was so good that we ordered dessert just to have more of what these people made! One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Loved it.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent all the way around.
I was there for lunch and only had soup and salad--both of which were excellent. And, the Italian ambience and food choices are also excellent. And, the Italian waiter was "the icing."
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous food and service.
Fabulous food and service. Inside seating can get noisy, but we had a quiet table on the patio that was very nice.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Family Get together
Came in for an early dinner after visiting the Clyfford Still Museum. As usual, food was excellent and service was fine. They could stand to back off on their blasting A/C; we needed jackets and it was 90+ degrees outside. Wine selection is nice, however, it would be great if they'd offer a few beers on draft. Most notable mid to upscale Italian restaurants offer Peroni or Morretti on draft.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Its nice, service is great... pretty expensive... two salads and teas wee $46. I had a steak salad and it was modest in size with four small pieces of steak. My business companion had a salmon salad. It has two nice pieces of salmon.. but again a modest salad. It was nice but I think a little pricey.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, service is good
Good food, service is good but room for improvement. I would eat there again.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience!
Food was great and the service was exceptional. Our waiter was always checking to see if we needed anything. He was professional, polite and friendly. As usual, we enjoyed our evening at il Fornaio.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
thank you for the service
thank you for the service and the food. it was so great. that's why my daughter choose this place for her birthday.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our book club met at Il Fornaio for dinner and had a private room. For the first hour we could not hear the person across from us because of noise in the next private room. Other than that the food and service were both great, as always. (even though they were out of my favorite wine, "Centine")
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice quiet place
Enjoyed time with friends here. Good variety on the menu. Unobtrusive wait staff. Noise level was a low him of conversation.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Il Fornaio always delivers
We have eaten frequently at this restaurant since it is very close to our home and we always have a good dining experience. The room is very attractive and comfortable and the service is very good. Although the menu includes many meat and fish entrees, we tend to gravitate toward the pastas. They offer a number of interesting pasta dishes on the menu along with specials on a daily menu. One nice feature is that many of the pastas are offered in two sized plates - regular and small. Do not be decieved by the term small. The portions in these dishes are generous. The wine list is decent and prices are average. They do offer a fair number of wines by the glass. Dinner at If Fornaio always results in a quality meal in a pleasant environment.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Wonderful Dinig Experinece
Eating at Il Fornaio was a wonderful dining expeince. We were seated 15 minutes later than our reservation time. The hostess apologized several time and provided us with complimentary coupons for drinks or dessert that we were able to use at the time. Our server, Jose, was great. He was very knowlegeable oregarding the menu and varius selections. He was extremely pleasant and very efficient. Jose introduced us to the new manager at Il Forniao who also apologized for the delay in seating us. The food was superb. The seabass my partner had was cooked to perfection. I had a steak that was excellent.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, Il Fornaio was great!
We love coming to Il Fornaio for the food, the ambiance and the service. Our server, Jose, was charming and efficient, as always. We had the grilled salmon, the squash ravioli and the special mixed grill and they were all fantastic. The house salad is a great recipe and my son loved the potato and shiitake soup. We shared the trio of desserts - tiramisu, apple crepe and chocolate mousse - delicious. I would highly recommend Il Fornaio for any kind of occasion. They really do a great job.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very accommodating of gluten
Very accommodating of gluten free and adjusted regular fare to include gluten free pasta which was great. Much improved gluten free menu from in past.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite go to restaurant
Our favorite go to restaurant in the Denver area, consistent and always good. We enjoy the Regionals, attend them all.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Il Foranio DTC has become one of my favorites in the DTC. Great food, excellent service and civilized atmosphere. Edgar did a very nice job of serving .
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Lunch Spot
I met my aunt for lunch here because it was located near my doctor's office. I will definitely be back - the atmosphere was lovely, our waiter was very helpful and sweet, and the food was delicious. Hard to ask for more.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
typical better italian restaurant
A great place to go for Italian food. Old World Italian steck house atmosphere and the service was excellent.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Matt is the best. Great service. Makes you feel like family.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
With everyones desire to consume wine at different quantities, I was happy that the server did not constantly fill everyones wine glass. I think this is a past service that more servers should do. The driver doesnt want to consume much wine, my 85 year old mom doesn't want to consume much and I dont want my 21 year old to be forced to drink because her glass is "full". The rest of the people on the other hand have fun filling their glass to the level comfortable for them.
I hope this is a new trend that more servers would attempt to do.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This small chain has restaurants
This small chain has restaurants in several cities - I have eaten at several of them. Quality uniformly high at all of them.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our group of six thoroughly
Our group of six thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We were there for a business meeting and had no trouble communicating without yelling. Everyone had something different and all were very pleased with the food. The service was excellent and quite prompt. Would definitely recommend for medium-large business dinners as well as a night out with your loved one.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful experience.
Jose, our waiter, made our dinner at Il Fornaio a wonderful dining experience. He was very friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. We could not have been more pleased with the service. He is a definite asset for the restaurnat. The food was wonderful and the ambience beautiful. I highly recommend Il Fornaio, and when you go there, ask for Jose.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were celebrating a family birthday - and were seated right away since I had made reservations. There was a waiting line.
Our service was very good - a little slow because the restaurant was packed on a Saturday evening. However the waiter Mark M. kept us informed and apologized.
All food was excellent and we enjoyed being there.
The desserts for our twin birthdays were complimentary. Thank you.
We have celebrated other occasions there before.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch to Remember
We celebrated Veterans Day with lunch at Il Fornaio and everything was perfect for us. The welcome, service, menu and food quality was what we expected and received. Veterans Day is very special to us because of my 20 years of service and two Combat Tours in Vietnam and a tour in Korea. In addition, my Father volunteered to serve in WWI so that he could get his Citizenship early.
We had a very relaxed and wonderful meal and talked about how outstanding every thing was on our drive home.
Thanks to everyone that works there.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Two birthday celebrations!
Couldn't have chosen a better place. My family loved all of it. The dining room, the food and the service were wonderful.
The hostess made sure our table was set up as I asked. I have noticed other restaurants don't pay attention to my request
When I go through 'open table'. I have great experience otherwise.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great italian restaurant!
Excellent service and delicious food. Deserts were great!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM