Il Fornaio - Irvine
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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
It’s a fancy setting and the food and service is great!
We love coming here. We sit outside, which is lovely. I always get GRIGLIATA DI PESCE MISTO which is an amazing mixed grill of salmon, fish fillet, calamari, scallops served with roasted Yukon Gold potatoes Filetto di Pomodoro sauce, crushed red pepper, garlic & Trebbiano wine. He substitutes gluten free pasta which he says is the best he’s had anywhere. All of the salads and deserts are wonderful as well. I
We had great short ribs and seafood with pasta!!
The burrata cheese and heirloom tomatoes salad was perfect starter !
Food and Service was fantastic. Il Fonaio is the best
The food was exquisitely cooked and beautifully plated. Everything was mouthwatering and delicious!! Service was impeccable, warm, gracious and professional!!
We have been there many times and everything was great but this time the service was not good at all with the waiter we had.
Never disappoints. We have eaten here many times and the food and service are always first rate.
I highly recommend it.
We love the fish dishes and the bread/olive oil!
The patio is nice in the evenings.
Great experience we will be back soon
Waitress was superb food over the top
Excellent atmosphere. We went on a Friday and the atmosphere was great. The Food was even better, best Italian cuisine in Orange County. I would recommend trying the margarita pizza, it was delicious.
Great food and service
Always friendly, professional atmosphere and service. Good food ( veal piccata, carpaccio, beet salad, scallops) - everything was wonderful. Dependable. Reliable. Consistent.
We have been going to Il Forniao Irvine for years since it opened and it has remained consistently of high quality in all areas since its opening. The service is TOP NOTCH and the food never disappoints.
We highly recommend!
The cooking classes they hold periodically are a lot of fun!
Great for a business lunch. Excellent carpaccio and fried calamari! Service was friendly and very competent.
Great Italian food in a pleasant and comfortable set up. Attention and customer service second to none. Congrats and thanks for a great meal!
We go to El Fornaio at least three times a month and we always have a nice experience. The staff is always really nice.
Service is amazing ,,, food was delisious,,, this place was so beautiful
Great service...I chose something I didn’t care for...I should have had my Ciopino, like my wife. Bus boy Damian was so nice to us.
Excellent, delicious, & very attentive staff. Great place to celebrate a birthday!
Make sure when you make your reservation unless you LOVE being in a bar area where you can't hear your date, to seat you to the left as you walk in. Other than that, everything else was great! Food excellent, craft cocktail yummy, service excellent.
Easy, enjoyable business lunch. Waiter tried to upswell specialty waters a bit but otherwise excellent.
Very pleasant lunch. Waiter rated a #10. Ambiance nice. Salads delicious.
Enjoyed playing bocce with friends prior to dinner!
I have been here several times and it seems like the last two times the service has been not up to par. The bread and water man was very attentive but the waiters seem to have too many tables assigned to them. They didn't have their act together, we had 2 waiters come back to back and introduce themselves and then disappeared for some time. I went specifically for lasagna and they ran out! What kind of italian restaurant doesn't have lasagna! I think this is my last time there. At this price point I expect better. Too bad, I used to really like going there. Maybe get take out next time so I won't be disappointed.
Food, wine and service all above average.
Great service. Great food. The bolognese meat sauce is amazing.
Great location for special occasions.
Always a sure bet, Il Fornaio is a favorite. Love the veal dishes. I didn't give it 5 stars only because my veal scallopini was a bit over done this last dinner visit, but other than that, everything was really great. You can't go wrong at any Il Fornaio, the Irvine location included.
The food was not as delicious as the last time we were there. Maybe the special menu that evening just wasn't to our taste.
Wonderful authentic Italian food. Service was excellent , as well as presentation.
Food was not hot. Server never cleared crumbs from the table the whole time we were there. Server was not present, most likely due to another large party.
Excellent service and quality of food was outstanding; I will definitely recommend it for my friends
Very friendly staff . Waiters were amazing and very knowledgeable about the menu
While we picked Il Fornaio for our birthday luncheon because in the past the food and service were good, this visit was disappointing for the overall experience: food, service and noisy table. I had requested a quiet table (if possible) but we were near the kitchen area and they were pulling trolleys filled with food right by our table and we had problems hearing everyone. The food order got messed up and we had to ask more than once for items needed.
Pizza oven was down
Other food was good
But we specifically came for salad and pizza
A bit disappointed
Exceptional meal 2 out of 3 had chef’s specials. Really good food
Don’t like new menu.
Many items are now gone.
Good service and delicious food. Music should be Italian classics to keep the overall atmosphere.
Our table was near the kitchen and very noisy. The staff was very accommodating by letting us move to the patio. Splendid experience , great food and superb service. Thank you for making my birthday so special!!
The Piatto Smerelda (seared seafood salad) is amazing every time we go. Fresh seafood, perfectly cooked! And the service is warm and welcoming (although being practically regulars might help!). We rave in the yummy memory every time we go!