Il Fornaio - Denver Tech Center

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$30 and under
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Italian
Il Fornaio’s award-winning authentic Italian cuisine is a favorite in Greenwood Village. Specialties include housemade pastas, wood-fired pizza, grilled fish, authentic risotto, rotisserie meats and fresh artisan breads. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

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

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

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

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Kick off 2020 in style! Join us New Year's Eve and toast to happiness and health in the new year. Salute!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2319 People Are Saying
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JG
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Terrific for lunch. Took my mom who is on a walker and she loved getting out. They were very accommodating to my mother. The food was great

KW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service could not have been better. I feel like the prices were a little high and was surprised by the cost. Most places a salad as a meal cost the same amount as the dinner salad we ordered for lunch. The cost will likely keep me from going back unless it is a very special occasion.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Was seated in a round table right next to the doorway to a private dining room. Everytime someone would go in or out of the room the door would slam and bounce right behind me. Food was just ok and the server was nice but we were a table of 2 and seemed constantly overlooked. They seemed short staffed for servers on a Friday night which was surprising.

k
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, friendly hostess and the best waiter ever - lunch was delicious and it is a spacious restaurant-so, very comfortable-
Will definitely return!

D
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

When we arrived, the manager was very off-putting and verging on rudeness, saying that they would be with us shortly... rudeness not in the words that were spoken, but the WAY in which they were spoken and the attitude behind them. Our server was called away from our table to speak to the manager, while she was in the process of taking our order. I would think that the manager would be able to wait until our order was taken, in the interest of customer service.

Our waitress herself was not good- we were originally not quite ready to order, and it took her forever to return. When she did return, we planned to have an appetizer that was listed as “shareable” - but she insisted that it would not be enough for the four of us, and suggested ordering two of them (at $20 each)...so we did not order an appetizer. Not friendly, very matter-of-fact, very brusque. Acted as if she was doing us a favor by stopping by our table to take our order.

The food itself was good, so it was a shame that the rest of the experience was so disappointing. Not sure we will return or recommend to anyone.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Ambience and service was great! Food is amazing

B
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for client lunch. Awesome options for light fare or full meal.

VV
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our hostess was great! It is a perfect place for celebrations!

EO
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great lunch spot in DTC. We had excellent service and sat outside on the cute patio. I would recommend you get the dressing on the side for any salads. My Caesar had about 3x the dressing it should have.

OV
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Fornaio always has an excellent reputation for fine Italian dining. Their ability to serve meals based on various Italian regions provides us with a good "taste" of Italy. Very authentic in our opinion. The service and ambiance is always exceptionally excellent.

BB
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, wine and service was great! Enjoyed the evening very much!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Our waitress was not good- food so so and cold and no apologies. I could go on but it may be she had s bad night or something hard going on her life. We tipped her 20% wondering if that were the case.

OT
Denver
66 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wine, atmosphere

CI
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Hi, we are long time customers of the Resturant, since it opened, and prior to that we went to the
location downtown, Loved it" ! Well times have changed our last reservation, as always our Anniversary was not pleasant. we found the service average at best. the booth seating was tired and not comfortable. Our server was not timely and he was trying but .. maybe new...
The food was average at best, we did order a bottle of wine, the highlight of the meal. We do know a few of the servers and we did get a long-time server, but that wold not have compensated for the overall experience.
We do hope someone can turn the experience around.

S
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service, food, and overall dining experience was nothing special. Portions for the price was highly overrated. Other Italian restaurants in Denver that are much better and not so pricey. Will not be returning.

TC
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both had the cod special, which was delicious and perfectly cooked (not overdone).

R
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Caprese Salad - no balsamic...pretty tasteless. I ordered their angel hair pasta with olive oil and garlic, sure it was a special order, but I was told they could do it - no problem. It came out dry, virtually no olive oil and again, tasteless. So not much of a meal. Service was great - we had a pleasant, energetic waitress - food prep wasn't her fault.

HH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd visit, just as good as the first. Love this place!

MD
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always solid

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very private esp on the patio

JC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a business dinner and everything went well.

T
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Even thought this is a chain, the chef and manager make it seem like a local cafe in Italy. The ingredients and pasta were excellent.

OT
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing here. The service was exceptional! Neyla made us feel like we were her only table. This made an already special night even better!

HM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was less than mediocre and expensive. The receptions was very friendly. The restaurant is dated and was less than half full on a Friday night. It pains me to not be able to give a better review.

b
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was totally awesome. Food out of this world!?

DF
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Quickly becoming one of our favs

OT
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

It was extremely loud since they sat us next to the kitchen. The server was nice however, the manager at the end of the night was very rude when we finished telling us we only had 5 minutes til he would kick us out. The food in general is a bit over priced as well are most of the wines.

AS
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu, nice selection of wines from Europe to California- well trained, efficient and fun staff.

OT
Denver
265 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m always impressed with food and service. We had a tiny miscommunication when ordering and the staff made everything right and more. Can’t say enough about the freshness and authenticity of recipes. And on top of it you are treated the way you think you should be.

L
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

I recently moved to an office across the street and have have entertained clients for lunch twice in the past two weeks. Both times the food was awful. Dry, flavorless, blah and expensive. Service is so so which is odd as the place never seems busy. I thought the first time was a fluke but the second time was just as bad...maybe worse. Will not go back nor will I recommend to anyone. Shocked the doors are still open.

V
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Pretty disappointed in this experience given it cost us 200$ for two adults and a child meal. The veal was chewy, the polenta hard and dry, the service was non existent- although our server was super nice. For that price I expect at least perfect food. And seriously, $6 for one small scoop of vanilla ice cream???? Come on... :-/

J
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was good and our server was fantastic, however, the prices are ridiculous!! A small salad with no meat or fish in it...fettecine alfredo and water should not cost $45 plus a tip.

CA
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We went for an anniversary dinner -- which was noted on the OpenTable reservation. My husband ordered lasagna -- they were out of lasagna at 5:30 pm on a Thursday evening. Okay, no problem, there are plenty of other choices. We move on. We ordered salads and a cup of soup. The server asked if we wanted the soup with the salads and we said we did. The salads came, but the soup never did. Then, our entrees arrived about 3 minutes after our salads. We were not even halfway through with our salads when our entrees were plunked down in front of us. In addition, there was never an offer of bread. We were told when the server came to pick up our entree plates that bread "is upon request." How were we to know? There were bread plates on the table when we sat down, which would indicate that bread would be served. Nothing was completely egregious, but for a dinner that cost over $100 for two, it was a poor value and experience. We don't plan on returning -- quite disappointed.

LF
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food in a pleasant environment. Always a favorite of mine.

EB
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good, though I had to reiterate our wish for a quiet table, previously expressed in my reservation request.

RS
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place rocks every time we go . Never even a thought of disappointment. Best in he DTC area of Denver

ED
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Would recommend it to my fruends.

J
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, exceptional service, and incredible value all-around. Would definitely bring my family again.

NOTE: The CO locations do not honor the "bring your own bottle" deal advertised on their website. :)

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my wife to Il Fornaio on our 5th wedding anniversary. My wife and I loved it, the food was wonderful. They acknowledged our anniversary when we first sat down. They gave us a delicious dessert afterwards, and multiple servers came over to wish us well on our anniversary.

EP
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a surprise baby shower celebration. I had told the manager about the event and he put us in the private room. The suggested dishes were great and the ambiance was wonderful!

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