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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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Il Fornaio with a traditional turkey dinner or your favorite Italian dish! Large parties welcome upon reservation.

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

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4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
Good for a Date (38)
Good for Birthdays (36)
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Neighborhood Gem (34)
Great for Lunch (30)
Good for Groups (30)
Authentic (29)
Casual (28)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Business Meals (27)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Great for Brunch (21)
Comfort Food (19)
Romantic (19)
Kid-friendly (16)
Fun (14)
People Watching (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Healthy (11)
Quick Bite (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Seasonal (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Local Ingredients (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Vegan (5)
Cozy (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We've always enjoyed Il Fornaio for consistently good, if not spectacular or authentic, Italian food and it's usually a bustling location whether we're in the city or suburbs. In this visit, however, even with a reservation, we weren't seated for almost 20 minutes, the kitchen was incredibly slow, and the food was less than mediocre. The pasta sauces were watery and flavorless, the pasta was well past al dente, at least one of our dishes wasn't brought out until we were done with our meal. Our server did her best to keep us updated with the delays and tried to make up for the delays so we don't fault her but the food was just not worth the wait. We won't be back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

my husband and I had a great meal, we shared the regional special salad with endive and pear, it was delicious. I had the regional special risotto with shrimp, mushroom and spinach, very, very good and my husband had the fradiavola pizza, our favorite pizza at il fornaio. Our food came out hot, and timely. Our server Heather was wonderful. Heather was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Good food and great service.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service was a bit slow at first but was quite good overall. The food and wine were excellent.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always a pleasant experience!
Great authentic specials
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Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Of all the Il Forniao restaurants, Burlingame is my favorite. It is more intimate and the setting is great!

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wonderfully accommodating and friendly service. Server was there when we needed but not interruptive or intrusive. Timing was perfect at every turn. Crabcakes Benedict had me over the moon happy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service was excellent and I enjoyed a great martini.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Your wine choices are excellent, and your bartender makes a great Manhattan. The consistency of your food has vastly improved in the last year. Look forward to returning. A

Tags: Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Il Fornaio never disappoints; it's not the most exciting restaurant, but the food is always good, the menu changes often enough to stay interesting and service is smooth, friendly and professional. I like the remodel - where the bar has moved to a separate area. It works for a quiet dinner for 2, a large group celebration or family meal. We have been coming here for years and it's still a reliable choice in downtown Burlingame. I noted on my reservation on my latest visit that it was my friends birthday and our dessert came out with Happy Birthday in sauce on the plate and a candle. Really nice, unexpected touch!

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Fun, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I go to this restaurant at least twice a month. I enjoy sitting by the window and watching all that goes on, inside and outside. In the 20+ years I have been going here, I have never had a bad meal. Always so good!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Awesome. The new Management has renewed the place. Friendly and efficent. Food is awesome

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Always good service. Food never disappoints. Never have to wait for our reserved table. Our go to place in Burlingame.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Il Foraio never disappoints. We go to the Carmel and the Burlingame restaurant alot. Love it. We travel all over italy and always compare to Il Fornaio as the closets restaurant to being in Italy. Every chance we get we make our reservations to Il Fornaio.
I love the place so much, that my wife had Il fornaio cater my 60 th birthday . All my friends couldn't believe how good the food was.
B. Alvarez

Tags: Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was just ok, lacking in flavor, service was wonderful and they brought our birthday person a surprise dessert. Nice. Champagne was wonderful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Once again----it is the chefs appearance and concern for every plate leaving the line that adds to the satisfaction at Il Fornaio in Burlingame.
Aside from that the food is also pretty darn good. It is authentic Italin dining.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

A fun dinner experience to celebrate a birthday. Talking across the table a little difficult due to the noise

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Mixed service review. Front desk was awful. OpenTable reservation didn't matter and had to wait 20 minutes. Front desk was being run by a bunch of kids. Didn't offer a free drink or dessert which would have gone a long way. Our server was great and food was top notch - once we got a table.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great good, great service, great atmosphere. Wonderful spot for dinner or brunch, and the bar is very nice as well.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food. Excellent service . The seafood selections were extensive and appetizing.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

celebrated a two couple double anniversary. Il Fornaio brought us 2 anniversary deserts with ice cream and berries. Very nice!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great atmosphere and good food. Also has a touch of class, which makes a night out worthwhile.

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

I ordered the raviolis from the special menu and it was delicious, the asparagus pieces balanced the creaminess of the dish. Everyone on our table was happy with their orders. This is really more a shout out to the host that evening, it was busy and crowded and there was waiting which means unhappy customers, but he kept his composure and took care of each party. Probably it helped that we have reservation through Open Table as our wait was minimal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

My friend and I had the daily special - Sea Bass with Pasta. Delicious. Capped our lunch with a cappuccino. Valet parking available $12.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Very nice place in thriving downtown Burlingame.
Very good menu options with a good variety.
Nice specials.
Good energy.
Food was well prepared and delivered promptly and professionally. Keep up the good work.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Another great Regional Passport dinner. It is always a fun, delicious dining experience to try the special regional food each month. We all got our electronic passports stamped and a bag of special risotto.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great place to visit with friends; staff accommodating and delicious food!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Wife's birthday, just the 2 of us. Loud and busy Saturday night dinner. Food came out promptly; everything came out tasting good as expected. Excellent service. We received a complimentary dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I had a very good experience when I went to your restaurant for dinner some years ago. However, I went to lunch this time and was very disappointing with the food and the service. I will not go back.

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