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Permanently Closed - Il Fornaio - Reston

2540 reviews
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$30 and under
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This restaurant is permanently closed. In the tradition of Italy's trattorias, the sight, sounds and aromas of authentic Italian cuisine are recreated fresh everyday at Il Fornaio. Literally "the baker" in Italian, Il Fornaio offers wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade and imported pastas; pizzas from a wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; antipasti and a wide variety of desserts made daily from scratch. The first two weeks of each month a special menu from a different region of Italy is featured as part of Festa Regionale.

Parking at Il Fornaio Garage will always be 2 hours free for our guests. Please check in with us when you arrive.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am; Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 437-5544
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Roberto Gerbino
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Private party facilities
In the tradition of Italy's trattorias, the sights, sounds and aromas of authentic Italian cuisine are recreated fresh everyday at Il Fornaio.
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Private party contact
Wendy Berduo: (703) 437-5544
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Parking details
Entrance is on the corner of St. Francis and Market Street. Take the retail elevator to Market Street.
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Special events & promotions
Monthly wine dinners, wine tastings and cooking classes are offered!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGreeneyes (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 29, 2017

So SADDENED to hear of the closing of IL Fornaio. We have been dining there since the opening, 10 years ago. It was like a fine wine. It got better with age. Management was excellent and waitstaff very professional. Reston Towne Center is losing a "real gem"!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 28, 2017

Great restaurant...never had a bad meal. Closest thing to Italy that we have found. So sad this location is closing. Hopefully they will decide to reopen at a new, nearby locatoon.

vipWalt (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on June 25, 2017

For the past five years we have dined here at least monthly; needless to say it was among our favorite restaurants. But we were shocked to learn that its corporate HQ in California has decided to close its only doors on the East Coast for good as of June 30th. What a pity; and a BIG MISTAKE on corporate's part! Ciao, Il Fornaio. You leave hundreds of Virginia faithful in the process!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

We are sad to hear that Il Fornaio is leaving Reston Town Center. It was a great location with good Italian food. We'd celebrated many family get-togethers there. Heard that the lease renewal had too many issues that couldn't be resolved. Restaurant business is tough.

vipevery2weeks (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

My husband and I love coming here and are so sad that it's closing down. Wish they would have another one open up in Northern VA instead of closing the only one existing in VA.

Cjbassoc (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

Best restaurant in Reston And its closing the end of the month. Very sad

Regazza (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

Unfortunately, "Il Fornaio" Reston is closing!! we are devastated! Where else can we get 'high end" Italian food near by!! Wish they would open in a different location.

vipArgonaut (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 21, 2017

Ahi puttanesca was perfect. Kevin was a delight as our waiter.

vipOpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on June 20, 2017

Food has always been consistently good. If you want Italian you won't be disappointed. W enjoy the outdoor seating and it has a vibrant happy hour

Foodgrl (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on June 20, 2017

A very good meal and good service. We were celebrating a special occasion and the restaurant payed attention to that with a complimentary dessert!

SPQP (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

Our group had both vegetarians and non-vegetarians and we were pleased with the selection of food that was offered. Everyone loved the food, the ambiance, and the service. Our server was on top of her game and took excellent care of us throughout the night. We will definitely be back!

KimC (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

Nice dinner with a fun and very thoughtful server. The restaurant itself was very warm. The a/c did not appear to be working properly

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
1.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

This is the first time I am writing a review.
I took my parents to this place for Fathers day, my 97 year old father and his nurse arrived earlier than I, the hostess moved him to the bar area and made him wait for almost 15 min.
When we arrived and requested to be seated instead of sitting us with others in the white table cloth dinning they sat us at the end of the bar without any proper setting.
The waiter had no experience and did not have proper manners either, we all ordered eggs from brunch menu, since my father has a very restrict diet I ordered an egg white omelet for him, they refused to make him one, the explanation was they don't have egg whites, my dad had to eat fruit and bread, seems the kitchen doesn't know how to separate egg yolk from white.
I use to own several restaurant in Washington DC area, never ever seen such disrespect for customer.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day brunch

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints! Food,service and ambiance excellent!