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Il Fornaio - Burlingame

4.3
2944 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
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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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday-Friday: 11:30am-10pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10am-10pm
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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
Catering is available upon special request. Please contact our Event Coordinator for more details: kchlubna@ilfo.com.
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Neighborhood
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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 kchlubna@ilfo.com.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat the mom in your family to a special day at Il Fornaio filled with authentic Italian elegance, a deliciously creative menu and memories for a lifetime!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2944 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.0Dined a day ago

Overall still solid. Patient service, tasty food, decent wine selection . Nice to see they have survived all these years!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Ambiance, food and service were great! Had Sunday brunch and my omelet was delicious. Our waiter was very accommodating and refilled our glasses throughout the meal. It was full, but we were able to hold a conversation without any problem. Will be back to try a few other options as it was hard to pick just one.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Mediocre food. Bland fish, poorly seasoned. High prices; poor value. Mediocre service. VERY LOUD. Would not recommend. Would rate it a 5 on a 10 pt. scale.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Very good service. Food quality and presentation were also very good.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Hadn't been there for a couple of years because of a bad experience. This visit, found the food portions generous and well prepared, service capable, the drinks reasonably priced and dining room bright.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful luncheon at I’l Fornaio!! Especially great service! Thank you for a special experience for my birthday celebration!!

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Really disappointing after so many good dinners at other Il Fornaio locations. Waited 15 minutes after seating for server to visit. Caesar salad that was so memorable from other locations seemed to come from a bag. Special Sardegna salad with fennel had no detectable fennel and ravioli with mint had seemingly no mint. Special dessert of blueberry panna cotta could have been jello. Shockingly disappointing experience.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

very good experience, great service made us feel very special favorite restaurant!

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1.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The Wednesday before we had a wonderful meal and service. So this particular Sunday we were sat at one of those small tables for two where you can hardly fit the bread, wine and water glasses, etc. I ordered Veal Scallopini and got pieces of veal, baby carrots and green beans floating in grease I must assume was olive oil. Never had V.S. served like that.
We split a salad that the waiter did not think of splitting before serving it to us on our ridiculously small table, then he brought our entrees while we were half way through our salads, which meant we had to squeeze plates to the point 1/3 of the salad plates were hanging precariously at the edge of our table.
What a difference 4 days made! I can not believe this was the same place. The Restautant was 1/2 full so I do not why they did not give us a “NORMAL” size table. Also the waiter needs training!

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food quality was disappointing. My entree (veal and vegs) was cold so I returned it and I think they just warmed it up in a microwave!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Quick seating, server brought bread oil & vinegar quickly
Food was amazing flavorful, calamari was free with a yelp checkin.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The table service was great and the food was good. It wasn’t as busy as normal so we could talk and have a great conversation. What caused me to rate the restaurant lower than I normally would was a very rude hostess at the check-in desk. Sarah was horrible. No greeting. Asked twice for a high chair and she ignored it both times. She was eating at the front reception desk which is very unprofessional. Very rude and made us feel like we were an imposition. Not the norm for this place.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Awesome meal and exceptional service from start to finish.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The place is a chain restaurant, but you would never know it. The service was excellent. Our waiter was fun and knowledgeable. To get a reservation. We got an excellent table because of that. They bring you a nice big basket of bread olive oil “Italian butter” and we really enjoyed ourselves.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Il Fornaio never disappoints. Il Fornaio Burlingame has great service
and excellent cusine. I love the panna cotta and the lobster with
spaghetti.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Compliments to our server, Vena!! We’ve been dining here for years and she remembers our preferences!

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Easter Sunday dinner, family just flew back from overseas and we went straight to the restaurant, order a salad, appetizer and our dinner choices.
Water glasses were not refilled in a timely manner, we had to ask another waiter to refill our water glasses, it was not like the Restaurant was full of guests. What made the experience bad was after our salad and appetizer, we were told there was a mistake or errors, we waited close to 20 min for our dinner. My family was hungry and tired from their flight and to be honest, we were willing to skip dinner now.

We have eaten at El Fornaio every month for the last 6 months, so we were disappointed.

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2.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Really slow service and not particularly friendly or gracious. Took two hours to dine bc kitchen was so slow. And food is always sub par. Only redeeming factor is ambiance. Tasteless food.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter was fantastic especially because we had brunch. The lobster was amazing.

I just love this place and will continue to enjoy every moment of it. Highly recommend coming

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food and service as always - great place we always enjoy going to

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was just so-so. I’m not sure we’re coming back again.

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Not a good day for Il Fornia. Typically a good go to place. We had several issues:
Waitress removed wine glass from my daughter's place setting (she's 23) and we were there celebrating her new job. We gave her a glass from another setting at our table. We ordered wine and the server poured for my wife and me but not my daughter...did't even ask. I told the waitress that my daugeter would be having wine and she said, "Ok, I'll come around" She went around to my daughters side of the table and walked right by and went to the kitchen. So I poured the wine for my daughter. We ordered dinner and it took a long time to come out. My daughter ordered the Buccattini Carbornara. When she put her fork in it the entire serving of pasta lifted off the plate almost like it was a fake plate of pasta. When she separated the pasta it was very hot...it appeared that the food was sitting for a long time before the server got to it and then to cover it up she must have microwaved it. It was pretty gross. Oh and before the wine I ordered a Manhattan. One of the other servers bumped into my table spilling my drink, mainly on the table. I waited for him to come over and clean it but he just said "sorry, sorry" so I cleaned it up with my napkin. Another server saw that I was cleaning up the spill and gave me another napkin. I guess it's up to the guests to clean up after the servers. I've had good meals there in the past and will probably go back but it may be a while.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We are a group of retired ladies from College of San Mateo and take turns hosting each other to lunch. I can always count on I'll Fornio for amazing food and fantastic service. Thank you. Beverley.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

A bit too noisy. Food good.

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This used to be a great place. Food was tasteless. Ordered a bunch of appetisers and main courses. Bruschetta was especially bad--canned tomatoes:( We will not be back!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We were so appalled that you are serving octopus! If you knew how intelligent and necessary they are you would not do it. Please study this issue and act accordingly.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Consistently good Italian pasta, pizza and the Sole special was perfect. Warm bread always served with meals. Salads fresh and creative. We were so fortunate to have our favorite server, Pete, who gives his all to ensure diners satisfaction. He is a gem

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I went there with my two students who had just completed a two week intensive. We had done a lot of eating out before the night at Il Fornaio, but nothing compared. We loved the atmosphere, the windows, the outstanding food, and our excellent waiter who came from El Salvadore (who we thought was from Italy). I can't wait to go again!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Beautiful dinner with family. Food was delicious and service was attentive and prompt. Totally recommend for any occasion. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Service was great! Food was fabulous! And perfect place for a birthday party!

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Service wasn't good. Food caliber has gone down tremendously. Lots of new faces at the restaurant so not sure what's going on.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Pretty disappointed in the food. Two people had the capellini pomodoro which was pretty flavorless. It was two 13 year old girls who had it and their food tastes aren't that sophisticated and both of them said it was bland. I had the salmon with asparagus and artichokes and also pretty flavorless. The only good thing we had was the beet and arugula salad which was delicious. I have eaten here before and been very happy, but other than the salad, there was nothing good about our meal.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

So I went to eat with my date. Yum. We had the best pasta and my date had a pizza. We had cesar salad also. Outstanding incredible unbelievably amazing. I love u Il fornaio Burlingame I will be back often. Thank u to the chef and manager for always keeping me incredibly happy.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We have dined at several of this chains restaurants, but this was nowhere near to the level of the others. The service was shocking. They must have been in a hurry to turn the table since the busboy started to clear our plates before we had even finished. My wife had to grab her plate back as she still had a third of her dinner uneaten on her plate! Really, really disappointed

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

It was awesome!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great place for good food, great service and perfect location

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Always enjoy Il Fornaio however the parking is terrible. I was there the other day with the rain coming down in buckets at 11:20 AM The valet did not arrive on time at 11:30 as the sign is posted so I left the car and went inside. They workers inside were very understanding and within a few minutes I had a receipt for my car. This should not happen.
I enjoyed being with my friends and having good food but I will have to think again if I want to return to Il Fornaio in Burlingame because of the parking....

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

I’ll Fornaio has excellent food. Our server was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant is pleasant and fun. I would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great ambience, cordial service and fine food. Wine prices low for restaurant dining and a nice variety.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

I hate organic...so definitely would never even try it...but the ambiance has always -- for 30 years -- been fantastic...but last Monday night, my birthday, was fantastic...only because of our waiter, Kevin!!! and I do mean ONLY...

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