Il Fornaio - Pasadena

4.5
2545 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had an amazing Mother’s Day dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Very slow service. Waited for over 30min. for order to be taken. Server did not come by to check on us after I food came out.

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trixy400
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We waited over half an hour before we were even brought water. Service is not good. We asked at least 4 different wsitets, bus boys etc to find our waiter person.

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NickS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience2

This might have been the worst experience I have ever had dining. I don't usually write reviews but the food was horrendous. I sent back my wife's and my entree and got something else. It was a white fish covered in what looked like canned tomato sauce. The entire dish was a soggy mess. Then I ordered salmon which was over done and my wife's chicken was as dry as Gandhi's flip flops. Just awful. Recently I have spent Thanksgiving and now Mothers-day there and that will be our last visit.

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nickg
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Server Alyssa was on point. And great time celebrating Mother’s Day with my mom. Definitely will be coming back again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The service was awful. We didn’t see our server for 20 minutes and then she disappeared again for another 20 min. We had to ask her over and over to bring our drinks. She was not attentive and we all agreed had an attitude. The service was terrible but the food and ambiance was wonderful.

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MichaelG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The black cod was awesome, as was the Scottish salmon (lox) bruschetta. Definitely a really good restaurant.

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DarrenS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Love this place, over and over but I think they got too busy overall (a good thing!) and not enough staff at present.

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CyrusJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Superb service from Robert our server. The restaurant was very busy as it was the start of Mother's Day weekend. There was a small misunderstanding with the was I wanted my steak cooked, but it was still excellent. They did however, removed it from the bill.
Cocktails were well made, tasty, and reasonably priced. Overall, a great experience. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was horrible and food quality was really bad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service and customer service excellent! Beautiful outside dining with heat lamps and beautiful lighting! Such a nice evening. The manager went out of his way to bring me a dish that was delicious but i had asked for no bacon in it. I enjoyed half of it and he brought a new one out. Apologizing for the bacon that I was fine eating! We will be back!!

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Josephm
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outdoor dining in a nice alley way. Food was excellent. And service while a little slow at the end was great

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LADiner456
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience. Everything was great. We particularly appreciate the consistent excellent service at this restaurant.

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EnriqueC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect: service, food, ambiance, friendliness.

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vipPeterN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food. The wine list is extensive. Highly recommended !

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JoshuaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was simply wonderful! She brought us a brownie for desert since it was our first date in over a year.

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Amanda
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Went to celebrate our anniversary, the service was terrible. Food was delicious, but server wasn’t knowledgeable.
When we tried to talk to management, he said he would come check on us, then did nothing but we saw him hang out at the bar and chat with friends that had shown up.

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vipSharon
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great to see everyone again. The manager has done a great job of keeping his experienced people!

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vipCosmo7
Los Angeles
501 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our entire evening!
The food was perfect, the wine was excellent
And the service from Leticia was the best!
Thank you

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allpro
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was attentive. The bartender asked questions to ensure our margaritas were perfect. The waitress provided good food selection choices. The food was very good. My lamb choice was large enough to split in two for leftovers. This place has become our new Friday night dining location.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, each time we visit Pasadena we make a stop here!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Probably saw our waitress 4 times the whole time we were there. She spent the whole time talking to regulars at another table. She my Chianti waiting at the bar so I had to go up and ask the bartender if it belonged to me (it did). She left everything up to the busboy, who didn’t change gloves/wash his hands before getting us bread after cleaning out another table ....... I’m not that picky with service but was not impressed with our servers’ lack of care and grossed out by the busboy’s hygiene. Probs won’t be revisiting this location.

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HectorB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Anniversary

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SSL2021
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Incredibly rude hostess (blonde, tall). Seated us at a small, tucked away table. We had reservations and there were tons of other tables at a not busy time of lunch. Wait staff was lovely, food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Il fornaio. The Dodger game was on and the wine paired with the meal was exquisite. Quality Italian food with a great dine in vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night! We had a great experience and look forward to coming back. Great food and live entertainment! Thank you!!

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vipmiw319
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Slow service, food good but not hot enough, bread wasn’t replenished and had to request more water too. But great setting and food.

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vipVincentP
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful memorable lunch with excellent cuisine, outdoor seating on an amazingly gorgeous Pasadena day celebrating our post-covid vaccination completion with dear friends who we had not seen for months due to the pandemic!

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vipWayne
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service at this place. Management obviously cares about its guests and makes them feel welcomed and special. Thanks again.

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vipglutton
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious at an Il Fornaio. The Pasadena restaurant has a very pleasant outdoor shaded patio.

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Victoria
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time, good food and good company. I like that patio dining has expanded - I'll keep it in mind for my next visit.

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YC007
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

IF never disappoints been craving for a while happy I finally able to enjoy a wonderful meal with good company.

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vipGeneGGSM
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and enjoyed the atmosphere! My partner and I will be back in the future for sure. :)

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JamesB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see our friends again after over a year of COVID - Wonderful food great service.

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ShawnaD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

we loved eating out side with the singer- it was lovely

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vipblueyes147
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.
Letecia is an excellent server.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the calamari

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OccasionalDiner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The margherita pizza and the penne pomodoro were excellent. We had a very nice dinner in one of the two outdoor seating areas. Delicious food and chic place. We'll be back.

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vipTiffaniH
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always delicious & great service

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GingerO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

llFornaio as usual was great! Excellent and cheerful service.

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 2545 OpenTable diners.

Il Fornaio - Pasadena does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ilfornaio.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.