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Il Fornaio - Pasadena

4.5
4.5
2801 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Step inside Il Fornaio and take an award-winning culinary journey through Italy. Specialties include house made pastas, wood-fired pizza, grilled fish, authentic risotto, and rotisserie meats. Using the freshest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques, Il Fornaio offers a wide variety of premium-quality Italian food paired with great cocktails and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (626) 683-9797

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Banquet facilities and a Catering menu is available for events in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley area.

  • Private party facilities

    Il Fornaio in Pasadena offers private dining for parties of 8-250. We house 6 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.

  • Private party contact

    Natalia Robles: (877) 625-0843

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Cross street

    Fair Oaks Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available on Colorado Blvd., with validation it is $8.00.

  • Public transit

    Metrolink and Gold Line

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

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  1. JA

    JAG5

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rebecca the Best server in Pasadena Thank you for the care to the details
  2. PD

    PaulD

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We've been coming here for many years & missed doing so during the pandemic. Glad to see that Il Fornaio is back with its good foor & outstanding service.
  3. IN

    IreneN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had a dinner reservations at 5 pm .. it was very good at the beginning service was nice and really pay attention of the detail.. but when it get busy .. the service of detail it went down, that is why i gave a three start for it.
  4. LT

    LikesToEat

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have always wanted to visit Il Fornaio and now I wondered why I waited until now to try out a great restaurant. The food is good. The service was excellent. Now, we have another Italian restaurant to visit.
  5. e

    enjoyfinedining

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great lunch place. Love their beet salad and grilled squid!
  6. JC

    JesusC

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vegetable soup amazing butternut squash pasta to die for and the desserts wow we had the tiramisu the flan and the vanilla bean cluster thing don’t know what it’s called but I have a picture
  7. G

    Goodgolly

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent happy hour drink selections (the Maestro was fantastic!), fabulous food and great service! We celebrated my husband's birthday and had a wonderful time.
  8. R

    Rosy123

    Oxford

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    As usual the food and service were excellent. The occasion was ruined by a rude diner at a nearby table who a) brought her dog to dinner and b) upset my son by being very rude to him when he had done nothing. Shocking
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my fav restaurant to eat. Delicious food.
  10. SS

    SteedS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Father’s Day
  11. BN

    BrazilNut

    Orange County

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We were pleased that even with the restaurant so busy, our last-minute Open Table reservation worked fine and we were seated quickly. The bread was maybe a bit too dry and hard, but that would be my only tiny down-vote. All other food and drinks were fresh, creative, served promptly, and reasonably priced. My SPAGHETTI ALLE VONGOLE was great! First time I’ve had squared-off-shaped “spaghetti,” but it was perfectly cooked and flavorful. I’m happy to recommend this spot.
  12. GS

    GaryS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    It was a busy Father's Day. We sat on the patio outside. Very pleasant. Extremely noisy. The person that took our orders was friendly and outgoing. Enjoyed her a lot. She made apologizes when drinks took a bit too long. Very good service. Wish I remember her name. The food? Mediocre at best. Wilted lettuce. Chicken was all right. Nothing special. I had eaten here a few years ago and had a much better experience.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and nice service
  14. II

    IsabelI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    No comments. In general, the food is excellent specially the ravioli.
  15. G

    Georgio

    Los Angeles

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father day lunch at the Bar, everything was very satisfactory, we can ask for more, the Restaurant was very busy, glad to see business is coming back
  16. R

    Rudy9

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    had a “Welcome” voucher entitling to a free appetizer. One was ordered but we never received it. That was disappointing, but we didn’t see our waitress for quite a while. It was Father’s Day, so they were busy but not unusually so. The food was acceptable for taste but came out ‘lukewarm’ after a long wait. On balance it was a slightly disappointing experience, at elevated prices.
  17. AH

    AngelaH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We four had a fabulous Father's Day lunch! The food was incredible and our server, Aaron, was excellent and attentive. Everyone in the restaurant was solicitous and friendly, which made for a very enjoyable time.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good, will definitely come back
  19. a

    aglobalnomad

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Never had such poor service at this place before...boohooo
  20. TT

    TiffanyT

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best nochi!!!!
  21. G

    Georgio

    Los Angeles

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have Afocado , ice cream w shot of Espresso,but this time the ice cream was one scoop , this is ripoff , I talk to the waiter he says instead of raising the price the cut the ice cream from two scoop to one scoop, I didn’t like that , next tim I’ll complain to the manager
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The service was extremely slow and the food was mediocre. I have had better experiences here in the past but would hesitate to return.
  23. M

    Mkdmalibu

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent.
  24. D

    Deep

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent waiter, very good food but loud when it fills up. I will definitely itely go back. I usually sit outside because it is less noise but was way too hot.
  25. S

    Scott

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The noise level was high which made conversation difficult. The tables were also very close to one another. The food and service were great
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and top notch service. Our waiter and the entire staff was friendly, professional and exceeded our expectations.
  27. R

    Randy

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server Roland was THE BEST Special menu was also worth exploring
  28. GH

    GriseldaH

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  29. a

    andressler

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Been visiting several of their locations for many years. Always enjoyed their food and attitude. Also used them many times for curbside pickup during the pandemic. Wished though they would bring some of their older menu items back, such as the Sabayone dessert.
  30. S

    Sevanna

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Tess, was just a delight. Knowledgeable attentive, and an all around pleasant person. Made us feel like we're the only customers there even though they were packed! The food was delicious. We had the prosciutto antipasti, the ham and artichoke pizza, and the corkscrew pasta with chicken. And the ambience was just perfect - beautiful outdoor setting, clean and comfortable. Recommending this place to everyone I know!
  31. CD

    CassidyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They made the best gluten free pasta & the sauce was amazing - fresh ingredients, just enough spice! My husband enjoyed the pizza - the dough was perfect and the sauce was on point. My daughter Really enjoyed the Mac n cheese - the noodles were perfect and the sauce was creamy and cheesy but not too heavy. The bursts con prosciutto was the perfect salty mixture with the creamy cheese. Would definitely recommend!
  32. GW

    GraceW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Well ambiance was good . Food was good but pricey . The area were is located is nice and parking is great across the restaurant public parking area. Also what I didn’t like they allow dogs inside the restaurant and was making noises and loud ones . They should keep pets outdoor not inside the premises . Overall I will recommend it.
  33. G

    Gwen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, and the management even came by to check on our experience. The food was AMAZING! We enjoyed a great meal and dessert!
  34. F

    Foodlover44

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Family in from NYC. Very satisfied
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Graduation
  36. R

    Rosy123

    Oxford

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food but not the price! Excellent service.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place! 👍👍
  38. AV

    AVan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Chose the restaurant for a birthday dinner/lunch. The food and options were excellent. We sat in the patio section as requested in our reservation. It was perfect! The only issue was that the service was lacking. Our food was brought out promptly, but there was a lack of follow up to offer such things as water, grated cheese, or even asking if we were interested in dessert before the bill was presented. Not sure if the holiday weekend had anything to do with the staffing, but just surprised.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It took forever to get our drinks and the ribeye wasn’t great.
  40. GS

    GloriaS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and so was our waiter. It was perfect weather to sit outside.

FAQs

Il Fornaio - Pasadena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 683-9797.

Il Fornaio - Pasadena is rated 4.5 stars by 2801 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Il Fornaio - Pasadena

24 West Union Street Pasadena, CA 91103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fair Oaks Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available on Colorado Blvd., with validation it is $8.00.

  • Public transit

    Metrolink and Gold Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (626) 683-9797

  • Catering

    Banquet facilities and a Catering menu is available for events in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley area.

  • Private party facilities

    Il Fornaio in Pasadena offers private dining for parties of 8-250. We house 6 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.

  • Private party contact

    Natalia Robles: (877) 625-0843

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