Il Fornaio - Irvine
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Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations
Treat the dad's 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, June 16, 2019
I had the salmon special - grilled with roasted potatoes and sauteed vegetables. It was delicious! Our drinks were refilled often. We were checked on but not hovered over. I wish I didn't live +100 miles away. It would be a regular stop if geography was on my side.
Server had attitude and was essentially too busy for us. Although the food was good, $20 at lunch for 6 squash raviolis is a bit much.
Everything was excellent except for the mashed potatoes - they were instant from out of the box which was completely unexpected and disappointing. :(
The food was very good, but our server was largely inattentive.
I have never had a bad experience @Il Fornaio. Fresh, well prepared and delicious. Servers are top notch, attentive and professional. Highly recommend this gem!
I’ve been coming to this location for years but haven’t been here in a while. It is better than I remembered it. The appetizer pizza was delicious. Our main dishes excellent. A true oasis among the office buildings.
The special room was perfect for a private birthday celebration! Great food, service and ambiance!
Amazing experience with delicious food,l and excellent service .
Great food and great service !
The Food and Service was excellent! They had 2 menus to choose from. They have their normal menu and a regional menu. When we went, they were making food from Sicily from their regional menu. Super hard what to choose because it all sounded great. We will definitely be going back to sample more delicious food.
Besides the condescending hosts, the experience was good even if it was a little noisy. The food was good. The sweaty cook walking through the dinning room was by all means undesirable. The wait staff a little to familiar with the guests, we wanted a waiter not a long lost friend.
We enjoyed a very nice Mother's Day dinner with our great waiter, Daniel.
We went there for Mother’s Day and it was awesome! We reserved a table for 14 and we couldn’t have been happier.
The food was delicious and the servers were so busy but yet so attentive and helpful! It was such a great experience that we decided to celebrate Mother’s Day every year at Il Fornaio in Irvine!
Went for Mother’s Day. They had nice vegetarian options and all taste great. Service was good and fast.
We went for Mothers Day. Had a wonderful time.
Il Fornaio is our favorite place to eat and we look for it in our travels. VERY consistent in every city regarding the food and service. The quality of food is outstanding for the price-point we believe. It's on the expensive side however the quality is always excellent.
Keep it up!
Marc and Terri
Loved it! Great food, service and atmosphere. I can’t wait to go back.
Venue is very nice and spacious. Service was bad to be honest and food so so. I won't come back
Overall a very lovely evening; however, i was disappointed with my entree. After a very tasty and flavorful salad, my eggplant pasta dish was very disappointing and bland. However, all of my guests (we were a large celebratory party) were pleased with their dinners, the wine was pleasant, the service outstanding, and the check smaller than i had expected. Thus, very good, but please add some flavor to the eggplant/tomato/pasta “O”s!
Always a great meal and great service at Il Fornaio in Irvine. The Veal with Artichokes is sensational, they do so many dishes well. Service was spot on and friendly. Not much else you can ask for.
The friendly neighborhood restaurant with consistently good food and service. Start with the BRUSCHETTA or CARPACCIO, always great. Share the CAPRESE salad. Enjoy the lemony VEAL PICCATA OR SAUTEED VEAL WITH FRESH BABY ARTICHOKES . Or MARGHERITA PIZZA. Or melt-in-your-mouth BEEF TENDERLOIN. OR ... just close your eyes and point. All good!
For lunchtime pricing it was pricey. The atmosphere was lovely and we had a large group celebrating a workmates special occasion. It was a great service and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Thank you for providing a special lunch for our friend. Cheers
I enjoyed this restaurant. It's excellent and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves Italian food.
Great Ambiance for a Birthday Party for 12 adults having fun !
The restaurant was undergoing renovation which we were not told about at the time the reservation was set. Our waiter was unpolished in his mannerisms and speech and did not provide us with water, removal of finished plates was slow. What happened to our favorite dining spot?
We have eaten here many times. The food was excellently prepared, as always. The service was exceptional. We look forward to returning soon.
The food was excellent, the service good but we were seated at the "Chef's Table" which was past the kitchen and at the end of the prep table. Ours was the only table in this location. The hostess told us this was a fun place. Really? When making dinner reservations we always request seating where my husband's power wheelchair will not obstruct servers and other patrons. Since his accident we have strived to live as normal a life as possible and this situation did not feel normal. In addition, we were entertaining guests who had never been to Il Fornaio so we were embarrassed by the seating location. I was shocked and disappointed that a restaurant of this caliber would do this. Other times we have been to Il Foranio, we were treated and seated like all of the other patrons.
Best Italian in the OC
Business dinner. Pace and quality of service for our drinks, appetizers then dinner was perfect to support a relaxed setting for a dinner meeting. Food was excellent!
Great food!! The Calamari is incredible!!
WE enjoyed the fresh bread and the deserts!
The food is so delicious and the service is great every time we come. We are never disappointed.
Easter celebration with family. Kids friendly!
We liked it so much we went back twice. Really good restaurant with great service.
The restaurant's staff are very friendly. The dinner was mostly satisfactory. They have the special of lamp chops so we ordered it medium. The chops came out are medium rare at best. it is definite on the raw side. other dishes are all excellent.
Nice restaurant with very good food and great service.
Had a small group of 8 for a business dinner. The drinks are very good, the service was excellent and the food was amazing. Really liked to unique ambiance and would like to return when the weather is nicer to get the outdoor seating experience
First this is a very hard restaurant to find. We were staying at the Hampton and spent 10 minutes trying to locate the restaurant. Google Maps tries to take you through a parking ramp.
The food was just OK, our caprese salad was good but the bolognese was weak.
Great food, great service! We will definitely go back.
I have loved this restaurant for years! Thank you for being in Irvine
Very nice atmosphere and our servers were extremely knowledgable and friendly. We celebrated in the wine cellar so the privacy was top notch. The food was very tasty as well. Most of the family ordered the Penne Alla vodka (or something to that effect) and loved it. Portions were just enough for dinner.
It was great ! Got in right away. Great ambiance.