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Il Fornaio - Burlingame

2837 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion (45)
  • Great for Lunch (41)
  • Good for Birthdays (39)
Il Fornaio is renowned for its authentic award winning Italian cuisine. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Annual winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Saturday 10:00 - 11:00am & Sunday: 9:00 - 11:00am; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00 - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00 - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(650) 375-8000
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Maurizio Mazzon
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Catering is available upon special request. Please contact our Event Coordinator for more details:
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Cross street
Donnelly Ave., 1 block N. of Burlingame Ave.
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Parking details
Valet parking is available for a fee of $9 per car.
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Public transit
Burlingame Cal-Trans Station
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Special events & promotions
We welcome the opportunity to plan your next private dining occasion.
Please contact our Event Coordinator at 650.375.8000 or
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Bring your next special occasion to Il Fornaio and work with a friendly and knowledgeable Event Coordinator. Celebrate with excellent service in a warm and stylish surroundings serving extraordinary authentic Italian food and wine. We look forward to helping you plan your next memorable occasion.

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate your Valentine with a special selection of dishes inspired by the Italian region of Umbria, the home of Saint Valentine. End your evening with Fondente ai Tre Cuori, a heart-shaped flourless dark chocolate cake with white chocolate and mixed-berry gelee hearts.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 2837 People Are Saying
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vipFrank (San Francisco)
Dined 2 days ago

Waiter was excellent

TaniVee (San Francisco)
Dined 2 days ago

The service was awesome but the longer we stayed, the more it seemed like the waiters were patiently hoping we’d leave. Odd because we were there around 3 to about 5 and it wasn’t crowded at all.

Ciscosal (San Francisco)
Dined 3 days ago

I love this restaurant and this location. The food is always excellent, the staff super friendly and efficient, this is fast becoming my regular local place to visit. I can also go alone, which for a woman in vey important. I highly recommend it.

Duncan (San Francisco)
Dined 4 days ago

The service was delayed and the waiter told us that they had not anticipated so many people coming for lunch and so they were behind. I appreciated the information but the wait was too long.

vipGwen (San Francisco)
Dined 7 days ago

The food was very good, but the last 5 times I’ve been there, the service has been awful—terribly slow!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on January 15, 2018

WE go every month and have for the past 10+ years - love the place!

Vreader (San Francisco)
Dined on January 15, 2018

What a disappointment. We haven't been in a few years but always experienced a good meal in the past and considered it reliable. Everything has gone downhill. Three of us went and each person had sub par food and drink.
To start the tonic water was flat and my wife's drink had to be sent back. We had beef carapace and a beet salad to start. Both had a ton of shaved cheese on them. Our dinner entrees were all bad. My son had the smallest portion of veal scallopini I have ever seen. It was drowned in sauce and tough I ordered venison which was chewy and flavorless. I did not think it possible to eliminate flavor from venison but they did it. The sauce was cold as if the stew preparation had been microwaved. There was a teaspoon splash of cold berry sauce on the side which was flavorful but not nearly enough to help out the meat. The polenta tasted like water. My wife had pasta which had to be salted and peppered Everything lacked seasoning. We ordered chocolate hazelnut cake to share for dessert. It was so dry we didn't finish it. Coffee was burnt.
The server was nice and the restaurant was full but not busy. It was a Sunday night. Overall we will not go back. Our meal was $200 and it was like cafeteria quality.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on January 13, 2018

Service was great. Food was good. They just seemed confused in getting people with reservations to their tables

CarrieSchrupp (San Francisco)
Dined on January 13, 2018

The staff here was awesome last week when we came in with my friend to celebrate him having been to 100 countries. Also, we came in with my landlord who brought his lifesize doll, and nobody was rude to us. This was his first time taking her out, and it was great since I'd been worrying all day that there may be hiccups.

The food is excellent as always. They carry my favorite varietal by the glass, so had to have that.

vipPrada06 (San Francisco)
Dined on January 13, 2018

I used to go to Il Fornaio all the time because the quality of the food was great. My chicken was tough, the vegetables must have been cooked in rancid oil because they tasted awful, and the potatoes were so so. I cannot believe the amount of business the restaurant does with the food they serve. Kudos to them for charging a lot of money for terrible food and get away with it.