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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:
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

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, Takeout, 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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Start your Christmas celebration at Il Fornaio! Join us on Christmas Eve and enjoy the festive atmosphere and your favorite Italian dish.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Kick off 2018 in style! Join us New Year's Eve and toast to happiness and health in the new year. Salute!

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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (43)
Good for a Date (42)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
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Good for Birthdays (38)
Great for Lunch (33)
Authentic (33)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Business Meals (29)
Good for Groups (29)
Casual (26)
Great for Brunch (23)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Bar Seating (23)
Romantic (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Fun (18)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Kid-friendly (17)
Quick Bite (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Seasonal (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Healthy (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
People Watching (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Cozy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Vegan (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 2 days ago

Wait staff was EXCELLENT, staged our meals to enable lots of conversation without being rushed. Super food and wine selections. The pizza margherita was a bit bland. Squash ravioli = the best ! Salads large and flavorful. See you again.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at the final Regional Passport dinner of 2017. The pastas and the sea bass were delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was tasty but all our entrees were cold. The service was terrible, very unprofessional and very slow. I told the person at the reception desk that it was our friend's birthday. He said he would tell the servers but apparently he never did as I had to tell her again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was average - felt it was overpriced. When clearing the table I asked waiter to box up my leftovers (I only ate half my meal). He wound up throwing away the food. When I asked him about it he apologized but I felt he should have at least offered to comp us a dessert as he threw away at least $10 of food. Such a waste.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Overall the experience was pleasant. They were very busy so there was a lot of noise. The biggest disappointment was that the food was cold. It tasted good but would have been great warmer.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Unfortunately, our experience at this restaurant was absolutely horrible. Our waitress was attentive until just after she took our order. It seemed like such a long wait time until our food arrived. I brought it to our waitress' attention that there was a was a little bug in my pizza which I was able to catch in my napkin. She just laughed and said those things happen and brought me a new napkin.

After we had our entree, we asked to see the dessert menu. Our waitress never came back and I noticed she was taking orders from a huge party. My husband and I waited patiently, but it became ridiculous so I took the menus and brought it to the attention of the manager. I informed him that we were waiting so long that we now just wanted our bill. The manager apologized and brought over our bill.

I observed during that whole time that other patrons with only a party of 2-4 were getting annoyed. Apparently, there were a lot of holiday parties. I do not recommend going there at all during this time.

It was a disappointment because it was a special occasion...our anniversary!

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 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

Lunch for four. Very noisy on this particular day, and I could hardly hear my guests in my booth. Service was at first nice and friendly, but as the meal went on this waiter just kept trying to rush us along wanting to take plates away that were not finished. The acoustics here would be difficult for a business meeting. Food is always great.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Very nice lunch during busy time of the year. Took awhile for waiters to figure out who would wait the table, but the waiter we ended up with was excellent. Food was just OK, but still had good time

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Meatballs were hard like over cooked

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Loved it - special lasagna were amazing

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

I was disappointed with the dish I ordered. It lacked depth of flavor. The description on the menu did not match what I was served. Love the atmosphere.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Had a good meal for three. Tried their special mushroom soup. OK, but not great. Caesar salads were good, one had too much dressing. Seafood pasta dish OK. Recommend for comfort food

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always good but this day certain not as good as I was expecting. good for consistency but today was not the case.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very disapointed in our recent evening at Il Fornaio. It was always our go-to place for special occasions and the holidays but the quality has gone downhill.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always love going to Il Fornaio. Jessie was our waitress and anytime we return we will ask to sit in her station. Food was delish! We made reservations but still had to wait with some confusion - but totally worth it! Bartender made great drinks too!

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The shortribs are wonderful very first class and tastes like we could not stop eating we recommend order this plate makes us return to il Fornaio to enjoy the food and ambieance again and again...

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Other than the receptionist who seated us who was disagreeable the rest of our experience was great

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Dinner started out nicely.
. Good service and food.
However for some reason the staff decided to create a table for 6 about a foot from our table. Not only could the wait staff barely squeeze by but noise was terrible! We left without ordering dessert.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The place was dead , our waitress had no emotions. Food was bland , we were travelling from out of state and thought it was a fine italian restaurant. People were in gym shorts and hoodies. We made the reservation for out anniversary and i guess it was disregarded, noone wished us anything , was an awful experience actually.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our server was outstanding and friendly with full knowledge of menu and wine

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great Thanksgiving Dinner, great ambiance in the restaurant and a very nice server (unfortunately forget her name.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were there don a major holiday. The food and service was excellent--not something all restaurants can accomplish on a holiday. We really enjoyed it. Although the restaurant was full, the tables are not so close together that you cannot hear. We had a good dinner and pleasant experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful Thanksgiving luncheon menu
AND superlative service!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful service,, great food and lovely ambiance!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great way to celebrate Thanksgiving. The turkey tasted fresh and the presentation of serving
us at the table was really nice. The squash soup and pumpkin pie were delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I have been going to Il Fornaio in Burlingame for many many years and have always been pleased. I am not sure if there has been a recent change of ownership or management but my brunch yesterday was extremely disappointing. To begin with the service was appalling. As the waitress took our orders she upsold on every item, do you want to add fruit? avocado? bacon? If I want extras I will ask for them - it feels cheap and crass to have them pushed on me.
The food took 40 minutes to arrive and when it did one meal was wrong and had to go back and it took another 5 minutes for the correct meal to reappear. Once we got our food it was very average, nothing special or very flavorful. For the prices charged I would expect better quality food and better service. This will be my last trip to Il Fornaio Burlingame

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Not as good since they moved bar out of main restaurant. Lost some positive ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service seemed slow even though we were there after peak time. Chicken on the pasta was dry and not good.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our whole eating experience and visiting time was absolutely perfect. The service was excellent. will always return and recommend to everyone!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Cozy, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I ordered the liguine with seafood. Only the pasta was hot. The meat was cold

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Everything was great but it was very noisy on a crowded night. In the future, I will go back on a quieter weeknight.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Consistently good. great for dining brunch and dinner. Recommended for great pasta and their sauce

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Mediocre food, poor service. We would not return. What a shame that they set the bar so low.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I asked for no cheese and there was cheese on my dish. I asked for a birthday dessert that I would pay for and they didn't come through

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Took us 47 minutes from the time we ordered until our food was served! I ordered a chicken dish and got some veal dish that was decent BUT not what I ordered!
Won't be returning there's way too many good restaurants on the peninsula to be disappointed! Thanks anyway!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always pleased. Nice atmosphere, varied menu, authentic Italian dishes, good bar, and attentive service.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Quick Bite, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The staff was very accommodating and efficient for such a large group.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great selection of gluten-free items, yummy food, awesome place for a birthday.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a nice date here. The food was authentic and tasty!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic
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