Il Fornaio - Pasadena
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 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
Everything was very satisfactory
I’ll Fornaio is always our go-to restaurant. Everything is always consistently good.
Not the same anymore
Great food. We went for birthdays and were well taken care of. Great location in downtown Pasadena.
Awesome place for date nite. Sit outside (weather permitting) and enjoy the delicious meals!
Every thing was very satisfactory, no complain
I normally love it at Il Fornaio but the food was horrible!
We had Veal Scaloppini that was tough and the vegetables were raw and tough to eat. The green beans had not been the sharp ends left on.prepared.
When we mentioned it to our waiter, he offered us some spinach.
It was apparently an "off" night on Monday when we had dinner at Il Fornaio. We have eaten at the restaurant many times and never had food this poorly prepared.
I ordered a special, penne pasta with meatballs. It was seemingly put under the broiler to "finish" it off and boy, did they finish it off. The pasta was burned, tough and crispy. The meatballs were hard and dry. We had a guest with us or else I would have sent my meal back.
My husband and our guest both ordered the special seafood risotto. The risotto was not what one would expect; it was not smooth and creamy but rather somewhat dry and chewy. And, there was hardly any seafood included.
Very disappointing! We will wait awhile before returning.
I made reservation online same day morning. Upon arrival my table not setup yet and took them some time to set. The outdoor seating is too loud with the band.
The indoor seating is right out of the kitchen on the hall way, where I don't think they shall put a table for staff safety and for customer quality assurance. Overall the service is most important and I don't think they do a good job.
Restaurant was clean and staff was friendly. Food was hot and fresh. The patio was awesome to sit outside in evening.
Not great, not bad- but consistent and not expensive.
Always good. We love Roland the bartender. The waitstaff all attentive
I love it, everything is very satisfactory and the service is outstanding
Great service and flavorful food! Perfect to get acquainted and conduct a lil business!
The restaurant offers consistent quality regardless of the location you visit. Service is excellent whether its at the bar or at your table. The seafood is always fresh as is the pasta. Service is delivered in a comfortable dining atmosphere with the time to enjoy every course.
Il Fornaio is wonderful. We had perfect weather so we sat outside on the patio. Nancy took EXCELLENT care of us! She is a fantastic server! We ordered the tagliatelle bolognese and the beet salad. Both were wonderful! We love this restaurant!!!
Il Forniao always delivers for us. Every one in our party loved their meal, the service was excellent and the ambiance is relaxed yet classy.
Whenever we visit Pasadena, we always schedule at least one meal here. The food is excellent and the service superb. The indoor and outdoor seating van't be beat. I wish we had an Il Fornaio in Portland.
Service sucked. Had to ask to get water glass filled and to get more olive oil. I ordered a glass of wine and never received it. Tables on both sides of me got much better service. I expect more from a white napkin establishment.
Lobster dish was yummy. Hope to see it on the menu again soon.
We were quickly seated and our server quickly took our drink order. We ordered from the regional menu and both had delicious entrees. The wine we ordered was out of stock, but the replacement bottle was quite acceptable. We opted for a regular menu dessert and were not disappointed. It was a lovely evening in Old Town Pasadena.
They honored my request of seating at a quiet place away from the open kitchen. Thx.
We are celebrating of my milestone. The foods was in good presentations and taste delicious. We ordered Cristina pizza, calamaretti fritti, linguine mare chiaro, piatto emeralds. Very tasty food and then we will go by there soon.
I wish someone from the restaurant would have told me by email or phone that it was BAND NIGHT in the plaza by the restaurant!!!!!!!
Entees took over 45 minutes
one meal, lasagne arrived completely burned on top
billed for wrong table no way to provide written receipt that charge was cancelled so went on blind faith that we didn't get charged for two tables.
Long time faithful clients shocked at the mishaps
Great and real Italian food! Very good service!
Best bartender ever! Super friendly service & great food.
It was fantastic, food and ambience, everything was very satisfactory
Great place to stop after Sunday’s church service or
Before the IPiC movie theater next door.
Food is excellent and service always the best
It was my daughter’s graduation and emphasize on my reservation but nothing special was done. So frustrated
We chose Il Fornaio for a girls' night out.
It started out poorly. Our server brought the balsamic out and accidentally splashed it on the table, my arm and hand, and my sweater. He apologized and covered the the mess. I was left with a sticky hand and arm and dirty sweater (luckily, it was black). Our overall service was slow, as we had to flag a server down, but our food was very good.
Then we ordered dessert. When the coffee came, the server dripped coffee all over the table and didn't even notice.
I don't think we will be back.
The place is fantastic. Our waiter Andrew was extremely helpful and cordial. Definitely a place I would go back to.
First time diner and I will definitely be back. Service was phenomenal. Rosario was attentive and funny. Food was fresh and cooked perfectly. We had the seafood mixed grill and a mixed grill special. Can’t wait to try the rest of the menu.
The staff were great! They made my pre birthday dinner just that much more special!
Wonderful location for a weekend stroll around Old Town Pasadena. Ambiance was nice. Casual environment, friendly staff and delicious food. Thank you!
When weather permits, the patio is lovely.
Although we did not request it, our party of 9 was given a private room with an assigned waiter. The waiter (do not know name but was from Greece) was outstanding. Very pleasant, efficient and attentive.
It all made for a wonderful evening.
It was a wonderful meal and everyone was great.
They have the best pizza in Southern California, and there services is fantastic,,
Less than what we’ve come to expect. The lettuce in the salad had browned edges. The cocktails from the bar came in what looked like small, juice glasses-not very appealing. However, the service was very good and the ambiance very pleasant.