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Il Fornaio - Pasadena

4.4
1839 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
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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Cross street: Fair Oaks Blvd.
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What 1839 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.0
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vipMaryf (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

It was my birthday so it was a special occasion..service a bit slow had to keep asking for our waitress..food was good..

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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vipJTthe1st (Detroit)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Consistently good quality, value, and service. Come here frequently.

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McGuyver (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Restaurant was in a nice location close to our hotel, the ambience was nice and relaxing, server was friendly and efficient, but we were disappointed with the meal. The food seemed average at best. We expected more for such a nice restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food prices service

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

It was awesome, everybody had a good time. The service was great!!! The food was delicious. Best place to gather up with family & friends.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

One of the nicest patio dining spaces in Old Pasadena. In the evening the ambiance is excellent. There are heaters if needed, and food and service is always excellent. In the afternoon it's a nice space and the weather is usually beautiful. Try this restaurant, I think you'll like it.

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vipCosmo7 (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine, especially in late December outside.
Beautiful ambiance, great food and service from Tony and his team.
Thank you

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

Highly recommended and looking forward to my next business lunch at ll Fornsio.

It was an perfect choice.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
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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Cross street
Fair Oaks Blvd.
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(626) 683-9797
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Catering
Banquet facilities and a Catering menu is available for events in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley area.
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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
Additional
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
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Special events & promotions
Monthly Wine Dinners and Saturday Cooking classes. Please call for upcoming dates

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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