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About Il Fornaio - Burlingame

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.

327 Lorton Ave.
Burlingame, CA 94010
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 11:30am-10pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10am-10pm

Cross Street:
Donnelly Ave., 1 block N. of Burlingame Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 375-8000

Website:
http://www.ilfornaio.com/

Catering:
Catering is available upon special request. Please contact our Event Coordinator for more details: kchlubna@ilfo.com.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available for a fee of $9 per car.

Public Transit:
Burlingame Cal-Trans Station

Executive Chef:
Maurizio Mazzon

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

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.

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.

Il Fornaio - Burlingame Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (40)
Special Occasion (39)
Business Meals (38)
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Good for Birthdays (37)
Good for Groups (37)
Good for a Date (37)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Authentic (25)
Great for Brunch (25)
Casual (25)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Kid-friendly (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Fun (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Romantic (13)
Seasonal (12)
Hot Spot (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Happy Hour (9)
People Watching (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Healthy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 12 hours ago

Lipstick on water glass. Replacement delivered without a care and given to wrong person. Runner didn't know how to use words let alone serve properly.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Great bruschetta, risotto, chicken filled ravioli and caramel sea-salt gelato

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Consistent food and service.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Been going here for years. Great Italian food and great bruch on Sundays..

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Happy valentines. Wow wow wow. I love this place so much. The decorations were so charming and so nice. It was so welcoming.

Today I had heart shaped ravioli filled with chicken that was to die for. My date had the salmon with black truffle which was outstanding.

The server Gerardo was so awesome. Just no mistakes and so nice.

I’m coming back soon. Thank you Il Fornaio Burlingame.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Once again a great experience, delicious food especially the pennoni alla vodka, the restaurant has great energy and the service is always consistent.
Best restaurant in Burlingame

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

My mom, who does not know much about online reservations so asked me to get her a table for her and a friend at Il Fornaio in Burlingame since the last time she was there she had a wonderful experience. I was happy to oblige. Again, she shared with me that she thoroughly enjoyed both the food and the service and loves how open and airy the restaurant is. She can't wait to go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Authentic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Great service and food! The Insalata Regina is amazing especially with some grilled salmon. My boyfriend had one of the lunch specials the steak sandwich and he really enjoyed it! Will definitely be back again!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Well what can I say. Again Il Fornaio Burlingame has done it again. Fantastic fantastic fantastic. The food the service the ambiance wow. I’m speechless. I can’t recommend this place more. This time I got to meet the chef and the manager they are both incredibly awesome. This will be on my list to come to very often. The food is so so good. The consistency the presentation the taste. Yum yum yum. Until next time. Thank you.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The food was delicious, and our waiter very prompt and attentive. We are glad that we heeded his advice to try the homemade spumoni - outstanding!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was great - server was not! She looked like she just got out of bed - very ruffled looking.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We always have good food served to us by friendly waiters.

The only suggestion is that the Regional Tasting menu no longer offers the Prix Fix price for three courses. This was a very compelling treat. I recommend that corporate management of Il Fornaio reinstate this.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Noise level was unreal. Wait staff forgot us. Brought dinner and we weren’t finish with our salad. Just left dinner on table.... no apology.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It’s very average for an Italian meal but the ambiance is nice with the large room and windows to the street.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I can only say good things about this restaurant. I have gone to many Il fornaios and this one in particular is my favorite. The food the service the quality is amazing.

I ate the special which was so delicious. So perfectly cooked and very well presented. My date had a pasta which was amazing and so tasty.

We will be coming back very often. Thank you to all the staff especially the chef.

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Absolutely love this place! I had a great date night with my boyfriend yesterday night! Love the pizza and pasta!! I will continue to come back here!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

EVERYONE was just as friendly and attentive as could be and the food was delicious, as always!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

My sister and I recently had a fabulous dinner at Il Fornaio in Burlingame. We sat at the counter because we love watching the cooks work their magic and seeing all the wonderful dishes on their way out to the tables. The head chef, Gustavo, was running the show, creating amazing meals. He and his crew were working non-stop.
We started with the Carpaccio, which was very fresh and delicious, and then Gustavo cooked us a beautiful veal special that melted in our mouths. The veal was so tender and it was covered in a lovely sauce made with prosecco and mushrooms. It was very light and went well with the roasted potatoes. It was fantastic!
Our food was served by a very spunky and attentive server, who was assisted by Great support staff, he said has been part of the Il Fornaio Family for twenty years. They are always warm
and friendly.
We had a wonderful evening and appreciate how special the crew there makes us feel. It's great!

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

food just wasn’t good. bruschetta was overwhelming, covered in cooked tomato. the carpaccio was bland and had too much cheese to compensate. drinks weren’t consistently made. not someplace i would go back to again.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great place for business lunch. We were served quickly and seated in a nice booth. Food is consistently superb. Arrive early in this popular area to avoid parking stress and bring change for the meter!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I celebrated my Birthday in this restaurant. Perfect service, good food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Food and ambience good. Service was very slow

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Not a great meal. Beautiful beet salad. But overcooked meat. Over sauced fish. Wonderful service. Nice place. Seemed like the chef was uninterested.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

I made reservations for my mom and aunt who were in the Bay Area and they absolutely loved it! They called me asking me for recommendations and I immediately thought of “Il Fornaio” in Burlingame. The food is always delicious, the service is on point and I love that after a meal you can take a walk around the neighborhood with plenty of cute shops. Definitely a must try if you’re in Burlingame.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I have always liked this restaurant but the food last night was mediocre. The prawns were very dry and the pasta with chicken and broccoli was just OK.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Disappointing- was recommended by a friend but what was in the plate was not attractive- I didn’t finish appetizer nor main course - service was slow and not motivated and speaking more Spanish than Italian

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Birthday celebration for my daughter’s 20th

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Sadly, the food is constantly subpar for Il Fornaio. I'm not sure if it's this specific location, but our potatoes were burnt, the onions were missing, and the over hard eggs I ordered weren't over hard.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Our waiter was wonderful. food ok, far too $$$ for value. $100 for breakfast for 3. no alcohol. Definitely not worth it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

One of my favorite IlFornio locations. Upbeat, open friendly environment. Unfortunately we had an overzealous waiter - loud, a bit obnoxious and inattentive this visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The veal was spoiled.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We know you can do better, Il Fornaio! We generally love coming here when we don't feel like cooking as you generally do really well. But Friday night was not showing your best game when it came to the Caesar salad and salmon. For the salad, the lettuce was wilted and overdressed. There was a very generous amount of sliced (not really shaved) cheese on top. It almost went back to the kitchen but we decided not to make a fuss. But that was before the salmon. My husband thought the chef would know how to prepare or the server would have asked, but the fish came out overdone. We understand that not everyone likes their salmon somewhat "rare" but we didn't expect it to be overcooked. On the flip side, I had the Sole which was perfectly prepared and what I would have expected. I think going forward it's good to ask how we foodies like our fish prepared, and we will be back on good terms!

By the way, the spumoni is out of this world, completely delicious!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

It’s a lovely restaurant visually. My main course was just okay — it was the seafood grill. Nothing was outstanding and the calamari was super tough. The beet salad was very good. Our server was just okay. She didn’t do anything wrong except for failing to bring our companion’s wine in a timely manner, but she wasn’t really engaged with us or seemed to enjoy her job. I would go back but order something else and hopefully get a more lively server.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great ambiance, nice to have a valet, and really, pretty good food. Reasonable wine choices as well. Honestly in Burlingame center of town it’s the best sit down and relax restaurant I’ve hit over the past year. There are a few more but go here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I personally love Il Fornaio restaurants, but am particularly fond of this one. It does not close after lunch, so you can eat a late lunch. Sophisticated, and very nice.
I used to fly into San Francisco from the East coast, so was starving! Around 2pm and it was great going there for lunch before going home to Cupertino.
Parking is a challenge in Burlingame, but they have Valet parking at certain times.
Hope you try it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Nice service, good food it could be a bit nicer the people that sits you down

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The food consistency fluctuates. I use to think this was a decent Italian restaurant. I had dessert here back in December and it was a great tiramisu and so I wanted to come back for some real dinner again, but everything was just a little lacking in flavor. The service was pretty good. Our server kept coming back and checking in on us. I ordered risotto and it wasn't so creamy and I think it seemed not as hot as freshly cooked. So I'm guessing it might have waited till my friend's pizza was ready. Which when I tried seemed okay, but to her, it wasn't as crunchy and crispy as it could be, and we did ask for extra crispy. I thought the tiramisu will save it all, but even that was lacking in flavor. I write this review in hoping they will be more mindful of the consistency of their food when it comes out. I just ate in Il Forniao on Battery St, and the tiramisu was as great as I remembered. I was still come back here and give it a try. I do love the ambiance and atmosphere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was good. Service was not soo good, we waiting a very long time for a server to come our table.

We had to call them before they attended to us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Waiter was excellent

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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