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Il Fornaio - Burlingame, Burlingame, CA

Il Fornaio - Burlingame

4.5
4.5
4159 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 375-8000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Maurizio Mazzon
  • Catering
    Catering is available upon special request. Please contact our Event Coordinator for more details: kchlubna@ilfo.com.
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Marina Casey : (650) 375-8016
  • Neighborhood
    Burlingame
  • Cross street
    Donnelly Ave., 1 block N. of Burlingame Ave.
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available for a fee of $9 per car.
  • Public transit
    Burlingame Cal-Trans Station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,159 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

4,159 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is decent and consistent. However, we ordered 2 beers salad and one of them came like a half portion. We asked them if they mistakenly splinted the salad for us they said no, that’s a full salad. Here’s a photo.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best service, accommodations, and food!

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  3. Dacos

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We're long-time patrons. We were unfortunately disappointed with our service for the first time. If we had been seated in another area perhaps, we would have had a better experience. Our waiter just wasn't interested in paying attention to us. Finally, when he came to our table, we gave him our entire order so we wouldn't need to wait between courses. Once we got our meal, we had to waive like we were parking a 747 to get his attention. We were going to order dessert and coffee, but we waited so long we just wanted to leave. It seemed like he went to every table except ours. He kept hanging out in the kitchen area. Finally, I had to ask the host to get our check. When our waiter, Richard, brought our check, he did not apologize for ignoring us. It was just not a good night.

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  4. FedericoS

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived 10 mins. early for our 6:00pm reservation and host asked where would we like to be seated. Selected near window booth and right away staff name Richard greeted us and ask if we have any questions. He came back and my wife requested hot water and i a glass of sprite for me. Service was outstanding and tasty food. I ordered Lasagna and finished it all😊My compliments to the restaurant is “you’re not RUSHED”👍🏻Great service.

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  5. Luncher

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every aspect of every meal I have at this location is excellent. Being consistent is rare.

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  6. JohnW

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Servers were Excellent. They did an outstanding Job.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall the experience was very good. The service can be a little better, since after the plates were served, there weren’t much service afterwards.

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  8. JoyR

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to sit and enjoy a leisure lunch with associates. Service was excellent, staff was attentive and food was delicious.

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  9. ArtDealer

    New York City

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Just not the restaurant I remembered. Not good . Food arrived undercooked and slow staff Not even busy

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  10. CatherineH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasant surroundings, good food, and nice service!

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  11. HughC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter: Don't give me my check as you put my dessert on the table. It is rude and unwelcoming. Host was very nice as were the other staff.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food wasn’t bad but I certainly wasn’t wowed. In the restaurant’s defense they were catering a party the night we were there so it felt extra loud and crowded

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good selection of food , great waiter, excellent service from beginning to end

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Mostly a nice experience: negative was staff morale was very bad. Server was professional and nice but the bussing staff seemed angry and one used profanity at the floor manager in front of the diners.

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  15. GregS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is a good quality, just wish waitresses would be more attentive. Also was a bit upset about them giving the bread upon our arrival, which seemed complimentary, and then price for this bread was added in the bill. I don’t mind to pay for it, but they should disclose that there is a cost, before placing it on the table.

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  16. JerryDiner

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a Delicious Birthday Dinner for my wife. We were with a friend who is allergic to garlic. Chelsea helped our friend order a Delicious non Garlic dinner. My Salmon dinner with mash potato’s and spinach was very yummy. They surprised my wife with a very delicious candle lit gelato as Isabel and her associates sang Happy Birthday.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good experience! Good food good service. Everything was very enjoyable!!

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  18. Dennis

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The special seafood soup and the crab ravioli were outstanding. We always love this restaurant for special occasions.

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  19. MonicaE

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another enjoyable dining experience. Food cannot be beat

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  20. HannaN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The menu is boring and service very slow. Ambiance is outdated and needs upgrade.

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  21. Alla

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The vegetable soup and dessert were great, but the veal in bread was not testy, probably, the beacon on the top of the veal didn’t match with it.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was Tuesday, February 13, the day before Valentine’s Day. In years past, the decor for Valentine’s Day here has been fun and well designed. This year the two large floral arrangements were on their last legs, and there was a dismal heart decoration at the check-in counter. I was definitely disappointed. Arrived on time with reservation. Waited a few minutes to be acknowledged. Someone came and said I’ll be right with you, but never return.ed. Three or four minutes later someone else came and said same, then to checked for reservations for Valentine’s Day for two other parties, who had dropped by in person while we were waiting to be seated. Wanted to order sparkling water/Pellegrino, but after a considerable wait, two different employees came to tell us that they didn’t have any! We ordered bottled still water. As a courtesy, at least one bottle should have been complementary. Food was delicious: caprese salad, ribbon pasta, short ribs, affogato. Had to pay extra for bread.

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  23. JohnDR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful waitress. She was a Mexican lady who had worked there over 20 years. I think her name was Bella. She gave us great service.

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  24. dougpaul

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Very busy. Seems like traffic has definintely returned to pre-Covid levels.

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  25. AndS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistent, attentive service. Accommodating of special requests and knows how to handle tables with kids (prompt delivery of kid items, great kids menu, crayons included)

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  26. dede

    San Francisco

    165 reviews

    5.0

    165 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They were so accommodating and the food was delicious It was a little chilly and we had to wear our coats but everything else was wonderful.

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  27. Rubieskye

    San Francisco

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always good here service, food and ambiance. My go to

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  28. Foodsquire

    San Francisco

    61 reviews

    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great entries, good service, and good value. What's not to like?

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server is not attentive enough need some more training, and be socially communicative, but still I gave him 20% for the tip. Thanks

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  30. ThierryS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The appetizers were good, and the main courses were decent, but the dessert (special of the day) was disappointing. The wait staff was a bit in a hurry.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always consistent food. Service is excellent. Great place for business lunch or dinner with friends.

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  32. JohnS

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The menu is the same as all other IL Fornaio restaurant locations

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  33. SHIRLEYS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant, excellent service, amazing food…coming back Sunday

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was under seasoned. I asked regarding the strawberry risotto being a savory or sweet and the waiter said it was delicious also mentioned the strawberries were just a garnish. Then when the risotto came it had strawberries inside and was very weird in texture which could have been ok if it had any flavor but the whole thing was just flavorless. Even when adding salt and pepper at the table I could not enjoy it. Then when i told the writer I could not enjoy it she offered to replace it with the seafood pasta however I waited about thirty minutes and my guest had already stopped eating. My guest ordered the chicken and cream sauce pasta which also had no flavor she barely ate about half after also adding plenty of salt and pepper. The best thing was the beet salad even the season salad seemed to have no seasoning. Very dissatisfied and disappointed.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was grouchy and it kinda spoiled part of our evening.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the atmosphere and the food at Il Fornaio!

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  37. b100

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a six person business dinner. Overall very good service with delicious meals. This is still one of our favorite Burlingame restaurants.

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  38. KathleenT

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was perfect and the Birthday Tiramisu best I ever had! The three different salads were each delicious and the bread great. My lasagna was good but not great. The veal scallopini was dry and un inspiring, The pasta with the mushrooms was tasty but the sauce was very thick. Have been here several times but this visit was disappointing.

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  39. HelenK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good standard go-to restaurant for nice ambiance Italian. I ordered a dinner salad with salmon add-on and it was near $30 for what I thought was more like a lunch portion, but it was very tasty. I think I'm just not used to these inflationary prices :). The carpaccio was also decent but needed more acid and pepper (a bit bland). My table-mate had a veg ravioli pasta dish which was uninspiring however. Overall tho, this is a pleasant place to hang out for drinks.

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  40. PBMBW

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Never disappointing, The combination of food, service, atmosphere and price never disappoint.

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FAQs

Il Fornaio - Burlingame offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 375-8000.

Il Fornaio - Burlingame is rated 4.5 stars by 4159 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 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Il Fornaio - Burlingame

327 Lorton Ave., Burlingame, CA 94010

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Donnelly Ave., 1 block N. of Burlingame Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Burlingame
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available for a fee of $9 per car.
  • Public transit
    Burlingame Cal-Trans Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Maurizio Mazzon
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (650) 375-8000
  • Catering
    Catering is available upon special request. Please contact our Event Coordinator for more details: kchlubna@ilfo.com.
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Marina Casey : (650) 375-8016
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