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Il Fornaio - Pasadena

1863 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Step inside Il Fornaio and take a culinary journey through Italy. Early mornings bring rustic, crisp crusted bread hot from the oven accompanied by the scent of fresh brewed espresso. During lunch and dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while meats and vegetables roast over hot coals. Bottles of wine from small, regional wineries are uncorked to complement the dishes, which have been crafted in the custom of Italy's chefs, bakers and homemakers.
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Mediterranean, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday, 9:00am - 11:00am. Lunch: Daily, 11:30am - 3:00pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday, 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday, 3:00pm - 11:00pm. Sunday, 10:00pm
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Phone number
(626) 683-9797
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Banquet facilities and a Catering menu is available for events in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley area.
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Cross street
Fair Oaks Blvd.
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Parking details
Valet parking is available on Colorado Blvd., with validation it is $8.00.
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Public transit
Metrolink and Gold Line
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Special events & promotions
Monthly Wine Dinners and Saturday Cooking classes. Please call for upcoming dates
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 1863 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

This is my go to place for great Italian food in Pasadena. The service is always really good. They take reservations on OpenTable which makes it easier when you want to make last-minute reservations. The food is so great. I love so many of the pasta dishes. They have valet service right in front of Sephora of Colorado which makes it easy for parking. There's tons of shops around so you can have a great time. Their wine selection isn't large but they do have quite a few good wines. I definitely will go back.

vipNotg8 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Felt very rushed. Portions are getting smaller and prices going up

DavidM (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

some food was cold but overall meal was fine. I will go back.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Had requested some stuff and they didn’t do anything if that

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We came here for Valentine's Day with a gift card generously given to me at work. We have a great experience from the moment we walked in. Very friendly hostesses and a wonderful server who kept our evening going smoothly. It's in a great area so we could walk to some bars afterwards. The Spumoni gelato was awesome. We hope to come back!

waltw (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our service was absolutely stellar. The food was delicious. The whole experience was the perfect night out to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary!

StevenR (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and environment. We were originally seated near the patio door, which brought a draft each time the door opened. The wait staff was kind enough to re-seat us without a hassle. Thanks!

trixy400 (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was ok. Flavor not very authentic for its value. Service from waitress was good but waterman wasnt very conscious in saving water as he kept filling the glass without asking.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We came for a romantic Valentine dinner ( a day early). The food and wine were both delicious and our waitress could not have been better. She was friendly, knew the menu and was attentive to us. The atmosphere was just right for us.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Our waitress Sylvia was attentive and checked on us often even with her having a few tables to serve. She is a native Italian with beautiful accent which made our dining experience even more authentic along with the great food we had (delicious mushroom pasta with black truffle).

PAAU (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Very good service. Food was very good.

StephenH (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

At first I thought the noise would impede conversation, a pet peeve of mine. But it was tolerable. The service was prompt and courteous. We all enjoyed the food offerings.

GilbertS (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Never fail me! Been there almost every other month.. The food is excellent and service is great...

griz (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

first time at this location, but have been to their las vegas location a number of times.. excellent meal and service. would highly recommend

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Wonderful service. Good menu. Nice wine list.