Excellent service. Good food.
Excellent service. Good food. Not too loud. I met a friend I hadn't seen in a while for dinner and it was lovely. I had the risoto special and it was wonderful
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had Festa Regionale menu
I had the Branzino alla Trapanese 26.99 Bianco Wild sea bass roasted with fresh tomato sauce, green olives, pine nuts and golden raisins; served with mashed potatoes. Hot, fresh, aromatic, taste-FULL. Loved it. Will be coming back to try other items on the Festa Regionale menus. Grazie!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great variety, food and drinks
Great variety, food and drinks were fantastic all for a reasonable price
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great night at our special place. Thank you
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprise in Seattle
Looking for a local Italian Restaurant in Seattle, we found Il Fornaio primarily because of its proximity to our hotel. What a gem. The dining room is attractive, the wine list varied and cost effective and the service was attentive. The surprise was the food - - the quality was obvious, everything tasted wonderful and the menu was broad enough that there was something for everyone, from traditional Lasagne al forno to a pumpkin and walnut ravioli. The breads (baked on premises) were particularly good, and helped contribute (along with tomatoes grown just for them) to one of the best bruscchetta's which we've ever eaten.
7/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice space, good food
I was a bit taken aback to find it part of the mall downtown, but the food was really good, as was the service. The home made pasta tasted it and my kale salad was really very good.
7/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great restaurant, even on weekends
I was pleasantly surprised to find a last-minute dinner slot. Food was great, and noise level was average, allowing for some good conversation. We liked all 3 courses. Will come back.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food and service.
Outstanding food and service. Really had a great meal. Thanks!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Customer Service
We chose to celebrate my son's birthday at this place due to the excellent service we've experienced in previous visits and for the good quality of the food, specially their pizza and desserts. It is also encouraging that our recent visit, the staff who served us was not only very knowledgeable about the items in the menu, but was very attentive to our requirements throughout the entire meal.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the Ravoli with Sqquash and walnuts and it was perfect! The food was hot when it came to the table and things couldn't have been better!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently great food and value
The professional and yet friendly service adds so much to this wonderful eatery. The upstairs is graced with white table cloths and napkins. The atmosphere is casually elegant and inviting. Menu choices are excellent and the deserts are divine!
8/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
start of a great evening
We were a group of 5 ladies on our way to the theatre -- I can honestly say that I had no idea that we would experience such wonderful service, pleasant wait staff, and "yummy" food! I certainly will not wait long to go there again.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pasta, wine, and pasta are all made by the restaurant! Food was awesome! The only gripe I had was the table they put us at was really small and crampt.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place for lunch or dinner
I always enjoy meeting friends here for lunch. The food is consistently good and so is the service. I've also had dinner here and have never been disappointed.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great service, nice
Always great service, nice and convenient location for pre-theatre dining. Menu is a bit limited in options.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food & great service
On a busy nice in Seattle, we needed to book a table for 6 at late notice. I hadn't doubts that a place not already fully booked, might not be too good. I was mistaken, we all had Excellent food & great service. I would highly recommend this place.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Late Bday surprise
So we normally go to Coronado for our anniversary and that was gem of a find that swept us away. Since we have attempted to visit them all on our journey together on various special occasions. This was well planned and as usually you never cease to amaze us. You gave a great table, wonderful service and a personal touch by your hostess you made us feel like family. We hope to come back and if not there maybe at Coronado see your hostess :) But our journey continues and you have many more locations we would love to see :) !
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of our favoriate
This is one of our favoriate "go to" restaurants" in Seattle. Food and service are always excellent.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable birthday dinner
My wife selected Il Fornaio at 600 Pine for her birthday dinner this past Friday night, and it was delicious. We began with their house pinot grigio, a good white wine way to transition from the busy day into a relaxing evening. We're not big eaters, so after starting with some fresh-baked warm bread we went right into our entrees. The wife had the extremely delicious butternut squash ravioli, wow that was good. I ordered the fishe mixed grill which was also good, and we shared. We don't usually order dessert but, being a birthday celebration, we concluded with coffee and tirimisu. We're relatively new to Seattle but have been to Il Fornaio several times, such as before the opera and symphony. It's just a great choice for Italian.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My partner and I have never eaten here but walked by it numerous times. I have to say that we should eaten here sooner. The food was great and so was the ambience. The service was definitely on point and he made our experience a pleasure. We never had to look for him or ask anyone else to get him. We will definitely come back with some friends.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
elegant dining in a downtown mall
Food was good plus ambience and service are great!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great with energetic one year old!
We celebrated our son's one year birthday at Il Fornaio and they were so incredibly gracious! It's not exactly a kid-oriented restaurant but they went out of their way to make him (and us!) welcome and accommodate the extra needs that come with dining with an infant. Thanks for a special night.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will defiantly go back! Great food, excellent staff, lots of choices to choose from on the menu.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bread was yummy. The portions of pasta were generous and overall very tasty. The wine special was $12.00 a glass. We would have liked a lesser price option on their special list.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
My dining experience
Food was tasty; wine excellent; dessert exceptional. Server continued to check with us, but not in an invasive way. Seemed interested in our experience not out of "duty". Large area in which noise is magnified by hard surfaces. Nice ambiance but not a romantic one. I would choose to eat there for the great food but not if I wanted a "special time" with my wife.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Too bussy and probably understaffed
Too bussy and probably understaffed. Did not have time for dessert.
Terrific spinach salad.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visited during Restaurant
Visited during Restaurant Week and had a delicious 3-course dinner for $28. Several different choices were offered within each course (appetizer, entree, dessert). Selected a refreshing salad; a nicely prepared gnocchi dish with small tender shrimp in a rich creamy white sauce, which arrived hot from the oven; and ended with a slice of mouth-watering chocolate mousse and sponge cake soaked with triple sec for dessert. A basket of freshly made bread with olive oil for dipping was also served. Matthew was very attentive and provided excellent service, making the dining experience even more enjoyable.
10/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
A perfect experience
We wanted an accessible italian restaurant to celebrate my mother's 87th birthday. We arrived at 6 pm to a substantially sized table for eight right in the center of the room but the tables are spaced far enough apart that we were able to easily communicate and not feel crowded in. It is so refreshing to find a large restaurant that is not too loud, has sound dampening ceiling, wood walls, carpeting and a lovely corner location with a vista of downtown and space needle through its large windows. The access via the valet parking at Pacific Place was quick and easy for my mom. The service was friendly and flawless. The food was great and the menu varied and
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
While a west coast chain, this location stands out. More elegant than most with service that matches. Delicious Italian staples.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved every minute of it.
I'm not an Italian food fan so I wasn't too excited about going here. However, I'm now a huge fan of this restaurant. The food was amazing, the service was outstanding, and our overall experience was top notch. I had a smile on my face the entire time.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food while shopping downtown
Excellent Italian food in the midst of a bustling Pacific Place Shopping Experience. Everything was delicious!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently Excellent in every way
It's always a pleasure to be served locally sourced food, prepared to please the eye and palate. We appreciate the white table cloths even @ lunch off the mall level. The wait staff is well trained, courteous and professional. The street level is more casual with the same excellent food and service.
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was well worth the money and the setting was very romantic! It makes me want to visit the place on non restaurant week days~ portions were large and it's well worth the money!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had reservations for 6;15
Had reservations for 6;15 but were not seated till 6;40. Large Sat crowd so understandable. Not enough time to order the main dinner so just had appetizer and wine. Next time we go to Seattle, we'll allow ourselves more time and have the full dinner.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time for us at this restaurant. The food was wonderful and service exceptional. We didnt think we had enough time to eat and stoll make a show at the paramount. Our waitress assured us she would make it happen, and she did.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
we chose IL Fornaio because of the location, food and service. We had an 8:00 PM concert at the Paramount and made sure the waited knew that. We asked a couple we meant at the bar to join us as they were going to the same concert and did not have reservations. The food was excellent as always. They were very busy with a concert, homecoming etc. We were seated at 6:15 (our reservation time) and were out of there by about 7:25. Plenty of time to get up to the Paramount. We have used Il Fornaio for over 20 years starting in Sacramento CA. Their consistency is why they are always.busy at all their locations.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seattle night spot
Very nice restaurant and outstanding service - get there early - great hidden shopping mall
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's a good restaurant, good Italian food, always quality food never anything extraordinary
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service
We ate here and it's a very nice open dining room. It's inside of the mall but don't let that stop you. The food is very good, I had a salad and my kids had pasta. I had a taste of each and it was very good. We also had dessert. I had a sundae, my daughter had crepes and my son had a chocolate cake. All were excellent. Our service was also great.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Variety of Food
Went with a group of co-workers and was impressed by the variety of food available - salmon and seafood available for seafood lovers, butternut squash ravioli for the vegetarian, beef and chicken for the meat eaters. But the best variety was the desserts! We shared the dessert sampler and tasted the tiramisu, ice cream, chocolate torte, apple pie, canoli and a pistacchio/ricotta cake.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, our waiter
Great service, our waiter was missing so the floor manager became our server and was very skilled and congenial. Food was very good for chain restaurant, much better than most. We'll be back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I Love the Feste Regionale
The Piemonte menu was superb. From the Zuppa and Insalata, to the Pasta and the Secondi, we were not disappointed in any of our choices. The Filetto di Branzino all'Uva was particularly delightful - grapes, thyme and champagne vinegar, mmm. The wine choices were wonderful as well. I only wish we had left time for dessert but we were off to a show after dinner.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food everytime
Consistently good food. Nothing too out there but everything I've had is delicious. Great place to meet before a show for groups.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for elderly birthday!
Excellent ambiance for an elderly person with interesting menu choices. Loved the seafood options.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
A pleasant surprise
One of many great restaurants in Seattle. But this was quiet, relaxing and very good. A great place to unwind in a vibrant city. Nothing I can complain about. We will return.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, but slow service
I don't blame my waiter for the slow service, as I overheard him speaking with another server who suggested he alert the manager to the problem of slow food preparation. This made for a less relaxing dinner than I'd hoped, since we had theatre tickets (the waiter knew that, as well) and found ourselves eating a little faster than usual to ensure we would be done in time to walk to the theatre. We even asked for our check right as we were served our dinners, since we didn't know if that would be delayed as well. We may have even ordered dessert if we'd been served on more of a timely basis. But, I would come back again for dinner...just maybe not on an evening where i have something else scheduled afterward.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is my place to eat in Seattle. Absolutely awesome!!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place Before a Show
Wait person was very attentive to our needs and was very aware of the timing to ensure we were able to make it in time. Very much appreciated.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice for Thanksgiving dinner
My fiance and I had our Thanksgiving dinner here bc our families are out of town. The decor was great - very pretty & classy. The food was good and plentiful. The only thing was that we sat at a two top and the neighboring two tops were so close that having a private conversation was impossible. We could all hear each others conversations clearly. So, we just enjoyed the food and it was a nice outing.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a favorite
My family has dined at many Italian restaurants in the Seattle area and only Il Fornaio is consistently good. Not only is the food delicious, but I particularly like the style of the dining room. It is elegant and nicely lit for an evening meal. The service is not always prompt, but it is usually very friendly and helpful, which we appreciate. We arrived early for our reservation and the hostess was still able to seat us right away.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM