Il Fornaio - Pasadena
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Petto di Pollo al Peperoncino
Grilled free-range chicken breast marinated with herbs, Trebbiano wine, Dijon mustard & lemon; served with spicy peperoncino sauce
Fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, shaved Grana Padano, mushrooms & wild arugula; drizzled with white truffle oil
Thinly sliced raw Certified Piedmontese beef, shaved Grana Padano, capers & wild arugula, drizzled with lemon-olive oil
We had an amazing Mother’s Day dinner!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The black cod was awesome, as was the Scottish salmon (lox) bruschetta. Definitely a really good restaurant.
Love this place, over and over but I think they got too busy overall (a good thing!) and not enough staff at present.
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!
Service was horrible and food quality was really bad.
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!!
Outdoor dining in a nice alley way. Food was excellent. And service while a little slow at the end was great
Very pleasant experience. Everything was great. We particularly appreciate the consistent excellent service at this restaurant.
Everything was perfect: service, food, ambiance, friendliness.
Great Italian food. The wine list is extensive. Highly recommended !
Our server was simply wonderful! She brought us a brownie for desert since it was our first date in over a year.
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.
It was so great to see everyone again. The manager has done a great job of keeping his experienced people!
We enjoyed our entire evening!
The food was perfect, the wine was excellent
And the service from Leticia was the best!
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.
Amazing food, each time we visit Pasadena we make a stop here!
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.
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!
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.
Date night! We had a great experience and look forward to coming back. Great food and live entertainment! Thank you!!
Slow service, food good but not hot enough, bread wasn’t replenished and had to request more water too. But great setting and food.
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!
Always great food and service at this place. Management obviously cares about its guests and makes them feel welcomed and special. Thanks again.
The food is always delicious at an Il Fornaio. The Pasadena restaurant has a very pleasant outdoor shaded patio.
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.
IF never disappoints been craving for a while happy I finally able to enjoy a wonderful meal with good company.
Great dinner and enjoyed the atmosphere! My partner and I will be back in the future for sure. :)
Great to see our friends again after over a year of COVID - Wonderful food great service.
we loved eating out side with the singer- it was lovely
Great food and great service.
Letecia is an excellent server.
Loved the calamari
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.
Always delicious & great service
llFornaio as usual was great! Excellent and cheerful service.
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.