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.View Private Dining Details
Treat the mom 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, May 13, 2018
Celebrate Easter at Il Fornaio with your friends and family at Il Fornaio! Large parties welcome upon reservation.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Great experience. Food was fantastic and the service was amazing. Perfect place to eat dinner before going to the movies.
The pasta dishes were delicious and beautifully presented. The grilled salmon and asparagus were perfectly cooke. Really exceptionally crafted martini.
Overall a good experience. Food and service was good, prices okay. Made reservations via open table and mentioned that it was a Birthday Lunch, expecting a little acknowledgement but nothing, very disappointing.
Split a salad and delicious pizza for dinner with wine. Great service from our waiter.
Enjoyed a beautiful dinner , kudos to our very sweet and efficient waitress Rosa last sat . She made us feel very welcomed !
Thank you very much Rosa !
Enjoyable evening. It was quiet so we were able to converse throughout the evening. It was a nice touch for the restaurant to present us with some fudge and ice cream as an anniversary gift. Towards the high end of the market place it is one of our favorite restaurants.
Always a pleasant time — good food and service —nice selections of good wine
I eat at the Pasadena and Burlingame restaurants often, and generally love it! This is the second time I ordered veal (this time from the regional menu). The piccata I ordered previously and this evening's offering were both tough. Veal should be should be melt-in-your-mouth! I won't ever order it again. Other than that, it was a lovely evening on the patio with great wine and side dishes!
Food is fine. Plesan
My only quibble is with waiters who, UNPROMPTED, offer their personal favorites. Curiously, these must-have dishes are usually the higher ticket items. I get the impression that management wants them to do this as a way of establishing a rapport with the diners and selling $ items.
I find it very off-putting.
Other than that, I love Il Fornaio and recommend it highly.
Great interior space, outdoor patio looks like it’ll be a 10 when the weather improves. The spaghetti with meatballs had very little “marinara”, and when I asked for more, it took FOREVER.
Server not attentive, should have been back to offer more wine sooner, pasta was terrible.
Ambience alone does not a good restaurant make. We will never eat here again.
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.
Tasty, authentic food. Specials from different regions of Italy are always interesting. Noise level increases as the evening goes on, but we were off to the theater by then.
Felt very rushed. Portions are getting smaller and prices going up
some food was cold but overall meal was fine. I will go back.
Had requested some stuff and they didn’t do anything if that
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!
Our service was absolutely stellar. The food was delicious. The whole experience was the perfect night out to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary!
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!
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.
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.
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).
Very good service. Food was very good.
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.
Never fail me! Been there almost every other month.. The food is excellent and service is great...
first time at this location, but have been to their las vegas location a number of times.. excellent meal and service. would highly recommend
Wonderful service. Good menu. Nice wine list.
waitress was terrible. Unfamiliar with menu and not very friendly. Doubt I will go back again.
Service was good, waitress was very friendly, courteous and attentive. I and friends dined there to celebrate a birthday. Thrcdor salty dessert for the guest of honor was beautiful and decadent.
My wife and I went for dinner, enjoyed it! Going back again this week for our anniversary.
We arrived 2 minutes before our reservation and had to wait 23 minutes to be seated at a table that was available since walking in the door and probably about 40 people were seated before use that arrived AFTER we checked in for our reservation. I also requested a high chair in the comments when making the reservation but still had to ask twice and finally a manager brought one. The manager didn’t even really seem to care about our poor service either. One of our party members used to work with their corporate office and still has contacts there. They will most likely be informed.
Great time good food service was great. It was also quiet.
My boyfriend and I went to II-Fornaio for the first time to try out the dineLA menu. We thought it was reasonably priced for 4 courses. We got to the restaurant at least 10 minutes early, expecting we would maybe have to wait, and we pleasantly surprised to be seated in about 5 minutes. Everything looked fancy and tasted delicious. The service was pretty good. The only part of the meal we had to wait longer was for our desserts and to get our bill. Overall, I would go again for a special occasion or if there was a good deal on some of the items on the menu.
We love eating here l, whether date night or with our kids. Always great!!
Great food and not bad service. Ordered the chime. Penne pasta dish and it was light and yummy. it was connected to a bakery so it was a bit confusing to find.
If you are looking for fairly nice Italian food, DO NOT CHOOSE THIS ONE.
We hadn’t been to Il Fornaio in years so were pleased to find reliably good, fresh food and excellent service on our return. The risotto special was superb, the carpaccio light and bright, the kids’ pasta rich and simple. Desserts were luscious. Glad to be back on the West Coast to revisit one of our preferred dining venues.
It was my birthday so it was a special occasion..service a bit slow had to keep asking for our waitress..food was good..
We were in town for the Rose Parade and someone recommend this.
Simply Fantastic. Crappy table but that's my fault for reserving at the last minute.
Fantastic Food, Great wine list, and my wife. On NYE. Thanks Leanne Suter for the recommendation.
Consistently good quality, value, and service. Come here frequently.