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Il Fornaio - Corte Madera

4.3
1895 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Great for Lunch (42)
  • Special Occasion (38)
  • Good for Birthdays (34)
Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience. 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. Winner of the annual Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2002.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Saturday: 9:00am - 11:00pm; Sunday: 9:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 927-4400
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Neighborhood

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate your Valentine with a special selection of dishes inspired by the Italian region of Umbria, the home of Saint Valentine. End your evening with Fondente ai Tre Cuori, a heart-shaped flourless dark chocolate cake with white chocolate and mixed-berry gelee hearts.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 1895 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Erin 
2.0
Dined 6 days ago

The food was lukewarm, some if it (shellfish) inedible. Service was very slow. Waited an hour after first course for main entree No one checked in on us to refresh drinks or see how we were doing.

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H2018 (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

We were celebrating my daughter’s birthday and it was clearly a busy night. We had a reservation and were seated in a reasonable amount of time but it took over an hour and 15 minutes to receive our food. That is unacceptably long, especially when you’re with kids. Our server was apologetic but even our water glasses were not refilled. I haven’t been here often and never had a bad experience before. It was pretty disappointing.

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viplkp53 (Denver)
2.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Disaster!!! The wait to get our meals was ridiculously long. There was 30 minutes between each course. We ordered a salad and soup, pasta, a meat dish and ice cream for dessert. The pasta dish came out cold. The Veal dish was unevenly cooked. Some was fine some was raw. It took waiter 30 minutes to deliver one scoop of ice cream for dessert. The people sitting behind us left because they waited a long time for their food and it never came.

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Ricki (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

My friends and I get together every month for the passport meals. Every month we enjoy eating our way through a different region of Italy.

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vipVegan4Life (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Just popped in for a quick bit, everything was again fantastic. Sherri was our server again and she's just the best!

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vipMarindoc (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

We had lunch with friends and were given choice of seating. They have vegan minestrone that was very good and a poached salmon panini with arugula salad that easily could be shared. Special pasta with prawns and anything from the Rotissierre is recommended. Service and ice tea, coffee refills were spot on with seasoned waitpersons. Only problem is parking on Weds. due to farmer’s market and nearby gym. We’ve also had nice brunches: try fresh apple juice and ask for seating in patio near fireplace.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

I had the salmon over spinach and I swear it was the best salmon I've ever had. I want their secrets for how they prepare it. SO GOOD!

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localfamily (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

Pleasantly surprised at the level of service, quality of the food and ambiance for a restaurant that is a 'chain'. The vibe did not say chain restaurant at all. The quality of the food was impressive as well as delicious. Would recommend for a date night.

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vipJustroy (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Good place, good food and a REWARDS PROGRAM, that stopped working. The waiter said the reward would end soon. Ended suddenly without any regard for people with points, Sunday January 7, 2018

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Terrible service, rude waiter, it take them for ever to attend the table. Very poor service

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Saturday: 9:00am - 11:00pm; Sunday: 9:00am - 10:00pm
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Cross street
Paradise Dr.
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(415) 927-4400
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Parking details
Public parking in Town Center parking lot directly adjacent to Il Fornaio!
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Public transit
Golden Gate Transit
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Executive chef
CJ Snyder
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Il Fornaio can accommodate 10 to 75 people for a la carte or a fixed menu is optional.

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