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
Inattentive service. Soup was not hot and was under seasoned . Pasta was tough and the filling was bland. Very pricey for mediocre food.
Food was blah, fish was not cooked throughly. Had to send it back. Wouldn’t go back again.
We had reservations for 6 for a special occasion. I arrived early and was seated immediately, even without my party. The wait staff was very attentive.
The food was good and overall the experience was amazing!
Consistently great dining experience. Excellent food and ambiance.
Service good, food overpriced ( $20 for a calamari appetizer) and not good.
HAVE THERE MANY TIMES AND AGAIN IT WAS GREAT JUST A NICE PLACE TO SHARE WITH SOMEONE SPECIAL
Always an excellent meal with great service.
Braised short ribs were praise worthy! Had a great meal, and love the vibe there.
Il Fornaio is consistently good. Food is done well and with nice portions. The restaurant is pretty and comfortable. Can go alone or with a group and still feel welcome.
We really like Il Fornaio. Our son's wedding rehearsal dinner was there in 2016. The restaurant did a wonderful job.Good food and excellent service.
Lovely location, but few menu items. I have eaten at other Il Fornaio locations and wonderful experiences. I would try again when a more regular menu is available.
Another couple and I had a splendid meal while I was visiting them. We sat in the back and it was quiet and good for conversation.
I don't remember what we ate but we all enjoyed our selections. I have eaten her in the past and have always enjoyed my experience.
I prefer this location to the one I frequent when I live in Orange County, at the Irvine location.
I love the setting of this Il Fornaio in downtown Carmel. I took a childhood friend out for her birthday and everything was simply wonderful. She had a salmon salad; I had the linguine with shellfish. Both were delicious as was the lovely spumoni dessert. My friend live in C.V. and had never been there!
Good food and friendly staff.
Nice feeling to the restaurant, but it is exceptionally noisy! Very difficult to have a conversation. Food was nice but mine was not exceptional. Soup was watery and not very flavorful and seafood pasta was ok, but again, not memorable.
Great food and service and our waiter
Carlos is great as usual
Mini vacation get-away wit friends.
Always a good place to meet. Restaurant did a wonderful job serving all eight of us. Food and service great. We try to make it a regular each time we visit Carmel
We always enjoy dining at Il Fornaio. The ambiance is good and the food is delicious. We will go back next visit to Carmel.
Overall an OK experience but nothing exceptional. Food was a bit of a let down, but the service was outstanding.
I feel at home! Friendly staff, outstanding food, especially my favorite ...risotto. I love the flowers around the "Sun Room", and the setting sun over the water.
I look forward to the Regional week...with the special foods from each Region.
I love this place. We go every year. Food is always good and they are pet friendly on the patio.
Super in every aspect, delicious food, great & friendly service y wonderful atmosphere!
we were a little disappointed to arrive at an almost empty restaurant on a Thursday evening. This place needs a buzz to fully enjoy its potential. The special seafood stew was delicious; the ceasar salad a disappointment and overprized. Main course pasta was ok but nothing culinairy. Staff was kind, bu most of them seemed a bit bored. All together not Il Fornaio at its best. Hopefully a better experience next time.
As always, we had very good service at the bar as well as our table. The chosen wine paring with my special risotto and shrimp was excellent.
The very best... and the mgmt & staff are very responsive, friendly y gracious.
I am a frequent diner!!
The service and food were very good but a bit pricey. There happy hour is highly rated but there was a large group that overflowed the bar area and were noisy and visually impacted regular diners. If you don't want to take advantage of the happy hour, try to avoid the 4-6 window.
Good Italian food, quiet, reasonably priced for the area. Charming spot, pleasant servers, nice ambiance inside. I would return.
I love Il Fornaio - the food is always good and everyone I take there loves it. They have a good menu with a lot of selections. The staff are always friendly and the service is impeccable and to me that is one of the key things I look for when dining out.
The restaurant was overpriced and down at heel. We were placed in the side annex, which was particularly bright, with zero atmosphere.
The food was overpriced and very average; we won’t be going back the next time we are back in Carmel
Everything was delicious meal in cozy beautiful set-up.
Work trip to SF extended for golf, had a reservation for 1 on a Sat night. Seated promptly and meal was paced perfectly. Had the House Salad and Margherita pizza, terrific. Robert Hall Merlot by the glass was a nice surprise. Great experience.
Il Fornaio is always a dependable choice. We needed a place that would accommodate everyones tastes and they fit the bill!
Great food and great ambiance
My favorite Il Fornaio anywhere, and one of my favorites in Carmel. Never been disappointed, and the one time the prawns were slightly undercooked, they promptly rectified the situation. My biggest problem is saving room for dessert. One day I will!
Food, as always, was good. Must have been new waiter, after serving our order, he forgot about us. Had to waive him down to remind him we were still there. Service could have been better. Poor service not normal for this place.
A little disappointed with our service . Had a reservation for eight people. Waited 15 minutes once we got there to get a table that only had seven chairs and five place settings. So it took another 15 to sort that out and then another 15/20 for a waiter to even come to the table to get our drink orders. Food was good, but also took quite awhile to come out. I’d try them again given the fact it’s Pro Am weekend so it’s busy and want to give them the benefit of the doubt
I like Il Fornio but my husband does not. Unfortunately even though it was a busy night and we were one of the first table seated, it took close to an hour for our food to arrive. My pasta was fine but my husband’s salad was water logged and chicken was overdone. It was disappointing.
Excellent food and service.
Great food, ambiance and services! Very friendly hostess & servers.
We completely enjoyed our experience at Il Fornaio. The food was amazing and the service was great. Our waiter, Salvatore, was the best! We definitely would come back.