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Lounge - IL FALÒ WOOD FIRED KITCHEN, Raleigh, NC

IL FALÒ WOOD FIRED KITCHEN

3.9
3.9
123 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Il Falò celebrates the art of cooking with fire – with quality ingredients prepared skillfully and cooked to perfection over the open flame.

Our wood-fired oven and grill add a kiss of fire to artisan-quality meats, fresh seafood, vegetables sourced from our local partners, pizzas on house-made sourdough, and elements of our craft cocktails.

With an emphasis on the craft of cooking, ingredients are sourced thoughtfully, pastas and breads are made in-house, and a contemporary approach is applied to Italian tradition.

Enjoy our open dining room, stylish lounge and bar, and outdoor patio, centrally located in the Brier Creek area of Raleigh, North Carolina.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–1:45 pm Bar Mon–Fri 11:00 am–1:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 864-9090
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Tanisha Depina
  • Neighborhood
    Raleigh
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 123 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh

    Good for business meals

123 Reviews
  1. BonEllen

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We really wanted to like this place so we can have another date night option in North Raleigh, but after two dinner experiences the best I can say is that it was good. Nothing great or amazing about our meals. On our most recent visit the waiter was wearing a staggering amount of cologne. It’s also not the best setting for date night because of the noise level. You probably won’t be disappointed with your dinner here, but you probably won’t be delighted either.

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  2. TamaraH

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were excellent! Will definitely be back.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good. The ambience was nice. It was a little loud. Our service was terrible. When we did not order drinks or later, just totally ignored us. He never came back to our table. We had to ask another waiter for our check and pay out that way.

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  4. StephanieL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Not the experience that we had hoped for. The first time that the waitress came to our table she said that she was unable to bring us any bread because they were out of bread. We ordered an appetizer of calamari. We asked about the dipping sauce. Waitress said it does not come with a dipping sauce, but for an additional $3.00 she would bring us some sauce. After a back and forth about how an Italian restaurant can serve calamari without a sauce, she finally agreed to bring us some sauce at no charge. After a long wait for our food, it was actually quite good. Then we ordered desert and capachino. Desert came quickly and was very good, but the capachino never showed up. After waiting for about 15 minutes, after we asked, we were finally told that the frother on the capachino machine was broken and they were trying to fix it. The food, when served was very good, and the waitress was trying her best to be very accommodating in spite of watching us become increasingly frustrated.

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  5. Broughton

    Alabama

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Went here for Valentine's Day dinner. I made the standard reservation online through OpenTable from their website (not the four-course dinner). When we got there they informed us they're only doing the four-course dinner ($65 per person). This was after waiting at our table for probably 30 minutes with no wine menu or water. We noticed other tables getting up and leaving when they were told it was the four-course dinner only. The wait staff and hosts were not informed that there was a standard dinner option, and realized most people did not want their four courses. They eventually offered us the bar menu but only if we'd get up from our table and move to the bar area. Eventually we did, and after more SLOW service (which included warm water to drink, because they "didn't have cold") we received our food, which was terrible. The fries seemed air fried and the pizza was just not good. We took one bite and told the server (when they would even come by our table) and said we would be leaving. After 2 hours there, we left to go to a late night restaurant for better and cheaper food. Really disappointed and will not be returning to this restaurant again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came in for the Valentines Day Menu experience, and it was divine. Akira was our server and did an excellent job and informed us of the wait time. Therefore, we knew what to expect as far as how fast food and drinks would hit the table. I got the Erros cocktail, my partner got love potion, and our little got the limeade mocktail. It was all very delicious. The bar team did a great job crafting these drinks. The food was the best part. The lobster rotolo was my favorite dish. The duck was presented in a way I have never had, and it was also delicious. The Pecan Paraline crisp that came with the red velvet cake was everything it reminded me of home and family. This is my second Il Falo experience, and I can't wait for next. Thank you so much to the Il Falo team for making my Valentines Day dinner one to remember.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Went for Valentine’s Day for the 4 course. I’m the very last person to complain, but absolutely terrible food service, vibes, and all around experience. Unfortunately will not be returning.

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  8. MarkM

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Valentine’s Day. Understaffed. Food was cold. Service was slow. Took 15-20 minutes to get drinks. Bar was next to us. Very loud. Not cozy and intimate like pictures suggest. Sent feedback to Marriott Corporation (hotel restaurant). No response in a week.

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  9. CarmenM

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The calamari was undercooked. The seafood in the seafood pasta was undercooked. They claimed it was par cooked but the shells weren’t even opened. The bread was powdery. The service, however, was amazing. Erin made our evening so special even though the food sucked.
    IL FALÒ WOOD FIRED KITCHENResponded 6 days ago
    Hi, We did not sell shellfish on Valentine's day, we also do not have a server named Erin, I believe you have reviewed the wrong restaurant.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. Mary

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Galentine's tea -- the gluten free was delicious

    1 person found this helpful

  11. Melanie

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was extremely loud in the restaurant. The food and the service was excellent. One area to improve upon is the wine list which was not only limited, but average wine selections.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. MomsNightOut

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great! (Salad and entree came out too close together but servers were very nice and professional). Chicken Parm and Cesar salad were just ok. Side spaghetti was excellent! Loved the Valentine trio special— Cocktails were overrated and overpriced.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The gluten free menu outlined was in fact not correct and did cause a bit of confusion when it came to ordering as I was forced to change what I was eating twice because the gluten free items weren’t gluten free. That was upsetting and unsettling. My food even came cold after finally receiving a dish.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    It is a hotel atmosphere. The service was outstanding.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. BobR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First visit was a good experience. Food and service were exceptional. Parking was easy.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. AndreaW

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent. I highly recommend the arancini and the meatballs.

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  17. Delilah

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This place failed on all levels. Horrible service. Way too noisy. Very overpriced. Waited more than an hour for entree. No drink refills. Spaghetti was horribly sweet. Chicken dry. Just a total fail.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    50 reviews

    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, friendly but slow service. Kitchen has a fire grill, fire oven, and a stack of split logs. Full bar. Steak and mushroom pizza was genuinely wood-oven, and NY Strip was good. Pasta dishes looked good. Service was friendly and helpful but the dining room was pretty full and the 2-3 servers couldn’t keep up. Located in the Westin hotel.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time as per usual, enjoyed the food and experience!

    1 person found this helpful

  20. JoshuaH

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was just ok, not the level of quality I'd expect for this price point. Service was good, though.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. Jason

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tanisha and her team are incredible. It was a very enjoyable dinner and we’ll certainly be back to try other menu items!

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  22. WandaMc

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time and really enjoyed the meal as well as the friendly service! Pizza was delicious!

    1 person found this helpful

  23. Colette

    Raleigh

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They were extremely accommodating, because I have food restrictions. I will go there again! My guest said the food was great!

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  24. RoyP

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Maitre-d was very welcoming and very casually dressed. The restaurant and lounge are pretty, spare, and well lit. The server was knowledgeable and nice. However, there was a miss understanding about what was included in one of the dishes. As a result one of our party of 6 was over charged. The food was wonderful.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. Nikki

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and really good cocktails, the food was average we have had better Italian dishes but cute place to grab dinner before a movie!

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  26. MikeR

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal at IL Falo! We had out of town guest from NYC, who happen to be big Italian food fans, and they were extremely impressed by the quality of the food and service we experienced at IL Falo. IL Falo is quickly moving up our list of favorite restaurants in Raleigh!!

    1 person found this helpful

  27. ncsuz

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pizza and cocktails were great!! Service was great was great too! Will be back.

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  28. StaceyM

    Raleigh

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a hidden gem! Tucked behind the Brier Creek Shopping center in the new Weston hotel! First it does not feel like a hotel restaurant and could stand alone anywhere. From the moment we walked in and was greeted by the most friendly hosts we knew this was going to be good. The décor was modern and sleek while still being warm and inviting. Then we were greeted by our server Ava who knew what and how to order to have the most enjoyable first experience. The pasta's were homemade and tasted like a small café in Italy. From our salads to our entrées everything was made to order and delicious! The only thing about the whole meal that I thought could use a little help was the focaccia and I hope the next time we come (exited about our next meal here) it will be improved. Over all it was a delicious experience from the team and the food. Kudo's to the Chief! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

    1 person found this helpful

  29. ThomasC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had New Years Eve dinner here while we stayed at the Westin hotel and it was immaculate. The service was honestly some of the best we’ve had at a restaurant. Every staff member was very attentive. For each course we were served unique and authentic dishes that were all delicious. You can tell that the chef worked hard to create these dishes and execute them well. The best part was dessert, which was champagne-soaked strawberries. We also had brunch here on New Years Day and it was the same wonderful quality! Brunch was included with our room rate. I highly recommend going to Il Faló if you’re staying at the Westin or even if you’re just in the area!

    1 person found this helpful

  30. Debbs

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was delicious. The service was amazing. $250 for dinner for 2 and 2 glasses of wine is a bit much. $$$$$

    1 person found this helpful

  31. brandond

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There was fantastic service and food; several standouts we tried were homemade bucatini pasta, crudo, meatballs, and wild mushroom pizza. The cocktails were very well made.

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  32. MaryE

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Liked but disappointed in dining area as it seemed too much like a cafeteria/breakfast room.

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  33. JEFFREYG

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The experience at this eatery was very average! The food fair - ordered the pizza - not very tasty ,bland and not cooked to my instruction - crisp! The service was good but server was not knowledgeable of MENU!! Will not return!!

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  34. Alex

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu is a bit short. The appetizers are too small for the price. Main courses are ok although on the expensive side. Pasta dishes and pizza were very good. Service was exceptional

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  35. Trelljon

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Ava was amazing! On top of the service the food was absolutely delicious! Would highly recommend! Great date night spot!

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  36. MikeR

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another great experience at IL FALO last night. Service was spot on as usual. Calamari was done perfectly, and the pizzas were crispy and flavorful. My wife had the Calabrese pizza, which had just the right amount of heat, and I had the Bistecca, which was like a fine steak dinner with each bite. We are looking forward to our next visit!

    1 person found this helpful

  37. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. Refined Italian flavors on display. The service was also great.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent wood fired pizza. I didn’t know it was part of the Westin but that wasn’t a problem as it’s a beautiful hotel. The service was good but certainly a little pricey especially on the drinks. I would still recommend if looking for a good Italian restaurant.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food. Drinks were excellent and we were never waiting too long on anything

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was horrendous.. We waited a very long time for our drinks and food. The delay made no sense as the place was not crowded. The waitress neglected to put in the order for one of our entrees by which time my friend said forget it. Making the reservation I marked it was a birthday and it was never acknowledged. While the restaurant is handsome in design, the acoustics are bad- we literally could hardly hear one another. While the food has potential and the staff is nice, everything else failed miserably. All of us were very disappointed.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

IL FALÒ WOOD FIRED KITCHEN offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 864-9090.

IL FALÒ WOOD FIRED KITCHEN is rated 3.9 stars by 123 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for IL FALÒ WOOD FIRED KITCHEN

3931 Macaw St, Raleigh, NC 27617

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Raleigh
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–1:45 pm Bar Mon–Fri 11:00 am–1:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tanisha Depina
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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