About Il Fornaio - Denver Tech Center

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.

8000 East Belleview Avenue
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
South Ulster Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 221-8400

Website:
http://www.ilfornaio.com/

Executive Chef:
Benji Macias

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Brunch is served on Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day and Thanksgiving

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

Il Fornaio Denver Tech Center offers private dining for parties of 12-65 people. We have 2 private rooms, a large main dining room and a beautiful outdoor Piazza. Come celebrate with excellent service in warm and stylish surroundings serving extraordinary authentic Italian food and wine.

Il Fornaio - Denver Tech Center Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
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Fit for Foodies (15)
Notable Wine List (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Casual (7)
Healthy (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
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Comfort Food (5)
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Cozy (4)
Seasonal (4)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Met here with visiting family so we could talk and be able to hear each other. First time for all of us and we were very impressed. Staff was friendly and helpful, menu was extensive and a good value, food was delicious (and that's saying something, coming from an Italian family!)

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Ate lunch for business - do good and our waiter was awesome!!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Absolutely terrible service. 30 minutes to get the bottle of wine ordered and it arrived after the salads.
Waiter never had pepper mill, never returned to pour wine.
Amateurish to say the least.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was my Dads 73rd birthday party. It was special and he truly enjoyed everything.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Birthday dinner. From the minute we walked in, it was special. Our server was the best!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Didn't care for the flatbread or the lasagne. Lasagne without sauce, really? Anyway, thought it was way too spendy for what you get. I did enjoy the Old Fashion and dinner salad. I won't be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We are casual dining people so Il Fornaio was a step up from our normal dining. Our server was attentive and personable, and we found good choices on the menu. I don't think we're the right people to appreciate all the gourmet options, and we found it a little pricey for what we wanted. The food was delicious, though, and aside from the closely-nestled tables, it was a good choice for a date night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was a beautiful restaurant and the ambiance was superb! I felt it was overpriced for the food quality and taste. Might have just been an “off” night too, but the food was pretty bland for the cost.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Excellent food and service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I'm admittedly sensitive to a lot of noise in restaurants, so take it with a grain of salt, but I do wish it could be a little more quiet in this restaurant. Other than things getting a little more raucous than I prefer, I love this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving dinner. This was first time there. At first our server was very attentive but much less so as time went on. We had trouble even getting refills on bread and several of the items we ordered were out. Finally the manager took over and gave us free desserts to make up for the problems. We would go back on a non-holiday night to give another chance because the food was so good and the way management handled the issues. They definitely tried to make us happy.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Love the restaurant and the food was great. Our waitress, well ...... they appeared to be understaffed but for the type of restaurant I really shouldn't have to look for someone to refill our drinks. The bus boy was really amazing however. Kudos to him. But once again It was odd for him to bring us our check. Really think it was the waitress' job, but glad the bus boy stepped up or we might still be there lol. Not the best experience this time.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner for my hubby and I. Excellent turkey dinner!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went there for Thanksgiving. While they did offer a traditional Thanksgiving meal, we opted for Italian. Very tasty and our waiter was great. A little pricey for what I would normally spend but not outrageous and they had a variety of options on their menu. Great atmosphere.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Lovely surroundings, tables well spaced. Relaxed but expert service, quality cooking with authentic Italian touches. Can be an expensive evening with wine.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I've been to Il Fornaio many times, but not in quite a while. I want to shout out to our waitress, who was fantastic! She was fun, humorous, and did her job efficiently and with pride. She is a keeper! She put me and my friend at complete ease. We will return and hope to be sat at her station. I have forgotten her name and threw away the receipt so I don't know who she is except the server with the long pony tail!

We ordered bruschetta appetizer, which was ok. Stacked with too many chopped tomatoes, however. Stuff slid off when you tried to take a bite. The entree came just minutes after our appetizer, and if I could quickly say something, I should have had them hold it while we enjoyed our appetizer. By the time we ate it, it was pretty cold. It was the vodka pasta-forget the name, but very good and a large order served both of us well. We each ordered desserts since it was near our birthdays. I had the three gelatos-very good, and my friend had the little chocolate cake with a scoop of gelato-recommended by our server. Very good. So, there wasn't much that can be improved on, except timing. That was disappointing since we wanted to sit an enjoy our drinks and appetizer before the main course.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We all had the 3 course regional menu which is well priced and has hearty portions. One of the favorites was the carpaccio and another was the long noodles with peas and ham. One of our favorite restaurants that we go back to time and again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 16, 2017

My only complaint was that the service was REALLY slow. Maybe just our particular waiter...

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our dining experience was even better than usual thanks to our waitress Sonia. She was excellent.
Very personable and attentive.
We are vegetarians. She even got the kitchen engaged when I requested a dish that was a combination of things on the menu to make it vegetarian. Even the chef came out to talk to me about the ingredients to make sure it was what I wanted.
So while we love this place and eat here regularly this visit was exceptional.
Thank you Sonia.
And the chef whose name I don’t know. (Sorry)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was delicious but a bit over priced. $12 cocktails and $15 apps is a bit excessive. Nice setting. The waiters were very attentive and knowledgeable.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Absolutely love this place. Have been going for years and never disappoints. Highly recommend this place for any get together no matter the size.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a party of five. We were seated in the back room by a busy bus station which was very busy and loud. Out waiter was ok, but it clear he had too many tables to manage. When we were all finished, he had basically disappeared for at least 10 minutes. Some had pizza which was good, my chicken was very dry and chewy. Not worth the price given the chicken and service

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The hostess did a great job wit a quiet table, kid friendly. The waitress recommended excellent wine and the short ribs were delicious. Thanks for a wonderful birthday dinner with family. The bonus was friends arrived at a table nearby.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was tasty, service ok, but the four of us had to scream at each other to be heard. Avoid the noon hour. Quieter after one pm.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Overpriced for mediocre food, and our server was really bad. Not happy about spending $150 for what we received (my wife and three young children). Will not be going back.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Nice luncheon with a friend ,,good food, nice ambiance

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Healthy
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Staff was attentive. Explained specials well. Good food

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We drive from. Aurora a couple of times a month to dine at this fine restaurant. Great food and service!

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I ate the special ravioli of the day. The noodle part was way too thick and rubbery and the flavor was only OK. My husband had the filet and it was decent, but the greens on the side were cooked with very little flavor. Overall it was not nearly as good as I would expect for the price paid. Our server was lovely and very professional, though we did overhear another server, an older gentleman, address a female server as "hey sweetheart," before giving her an order. Not acceptable. I won't be going back here any time soon.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I made reservations for 10 while at a conference. I had no idea how many seats I might need. I called during the day and increased to 15 - no problem according to the manager. When I showed up with only 8 -no problem and they adjusted quickly. When three more showed up they quickly changed the table again. Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great ambiance. Food was overall very good and service was exceptional.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fun
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

We chose Il Fornaio due to its convenient location near our office. The gnocchi was some of the fluffiest that I’ve ever had. Great service and great food.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Unfortunately the service was so slow that it ruined our meal. We waited 30 minutes for someone to take our drink order. We then waited another 15 minutes to get our drinks. During our meal we were ignored. Our meal was average to okay, but the service was so inattentive, that the meal was ruined.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I have always been pleased with the food served here. Delicious Italian in the varied traditions of the several regions. The service is always friendly and I don't feel rushed to finish my meal. A reliable favorite.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Disappointed that I made reservations quite a while ago and we were sat in inside Patio area in a room all by ourselves, did not have the ambience of the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always great food and service, enjoy it every time we come.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fun relaxing atmosphere. We were seated immediately upon arrival at our reservation time. We were not rushed through dinner, and the service was excellent.
Definitely return!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The butternut squash ravioli was outstanding!!! The service was excellent and the setting elegant. We had a very friendly and comfortable business lunch on Friday afternoon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Delicious food. Very good service. It was a very enjoyable meal!

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