Il Fornaio - Roseville

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$30 and under
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Italian
Il Fornaio is renowned for it's authentic and award winning Italian cuisine. Specialties include: Wood fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game, housemade pastas, pizzas form a wood fired oven, fresh salads and housemade soups, a wide variety of housemade desserts, and fresh baked bread. Annual winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Il Fornaio with a traditional turkey dinner or your favorite Italian dish! Large parties welcome upon reservation.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Start your Christmas celebration at Il Fornaio! Join us on Christmas Eve and enjoy the festive atmosphere and your favorite Italian dish.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Kick off 2020 in style! Join us New Year's Eve and toast to happiness and health in the new year. Salute!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2239 People Are Saying
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PM
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. The service we receive from Alex is extraordinarily efficient and he is so personable!

MP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very Nice all around, we had excellent quality food and excellent service. We chose II Fornaio for our 20th Wedding Anniversary, and it did not disappoint. I put the occasion on the Open Table reservation and was treated to a nice dessert :) We love this place and will definitely return

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks Jason.

JV
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is very elegant and yet there's still that feeling of being in a local restaurant in Italy. Having the Caprese made me go back to Sorrento, where I had the sweetest of tomato and delicious mozzarella. My dinner was Zuppa di Pesce and was like having the soup I had in Napoli. Everyone on my family loved their dishes. We would definitely go back.

LG
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The service was slow and the restaurant was not busy. When we got our food it was cold and it took about 15 minutes to get our bottle of wine

CT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great as usual. There was a large party so a bit on the noisy side. But we were still able to speak to each other at a comfortable volume.

V
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and exceptional food!! Will definitely recommend and be back!

CD
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious meal

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated four birthday with a family dinner party of 10. Everything was excellent! The only reason I put a four star for food is that half if us had our heart set on the butternut squash ravioli and it had been taken off the menu. Bring it back! Bring it back! Oh won’t you please, bring it back! And the warm spinach salad too! Still one of our favorites, thank you for a lovely dinner celebration.

TF
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

The food was good but portions were very small for the price.

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great, superb taste authentic Italian food. Too pricey though. Happy hour menu selections are just a few but half off is a good price.

CL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The ambiance is great for a date night. The service was great! They brought us a free dessert for our anniversary! However, my husband ordered a ravioli special and it was not great! The cocktail he ordered tasted way too sweet, like it was just a premixed and not specialty cocktail. I think the pricing is a bit outrageous. I don’t know that I would go back.

c
Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter! Food was delicious. It was so relaxing and enjoyable after a long stressful day! Thank you for that.

MM
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit for our special occasion to II Fornaio was fantastic as always. The food, service and ambiance were impeccable! Our waiter was on top of everything and made feel warm and special.
You want a special dinner or any time for that matter to be memorable, go to II Fornaio and you won’t be disappointed.

ME
Sacramento
32 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good !

H
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We asked for bread, but was told they ran out. It was 7pm dinner. Waiter was really overwhelmed serving his 4 tables.

LL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I Love Il Fornio, but I notice that it and probably all restaurants are getting very expensive.

ME
Sacramento
32 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was delicious as always. It was quite noisy because there was a huge party going on and there were some very rude people at this party - with no consideration for others. Normally we have a very relaxing time. Our favorite Italian restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great service. Great nite.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was delicious but the girl who bring the food was mean when i ask about the drinks she was mean and sarcastic with the answers so but bottom line was good experience i will come back

DD
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

Waiter took our order and we never saw him again The manager brought our food. We ran out of drinks half through the meal and they were never filled. Sat for 15 minutes when we were done and then had to ask a staff member to get our waiter to get our check. Our food was good but were never asked for cheese or pepper. The restaurant wasn’t even that busy.

KH
Sacramento
46 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food on this visit. Chairs on outdoor patio are plastic wicker and uncomfortable.

MN
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a great dining experience and reasonably priced

B
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Our server Reed was awesome.

f
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant - perfect place for celebrating that special occasion! Food and service was wonderful! Food was excellent. We celebrated our 53rd wedding anniversary. The restaurant provided dessert for the occasion. We will be back soon.

MB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Il Fornaio has very good food. I ordered the cod special, which was delicious. However, I pulled about 8 bones out of my fish which made me nervous about eating it. I put them on a side plate and showed the waiter, but he never said any more and we never saw a manager, and of course paid full price for the dish. I would have liked a little more concern shown.

B
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I don't eat seafood and what was left to choose from was pretty flavorless.

J
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The ambience is always lovely; while our waiter was pleasant enough, it seemed he had more tables then he could reasonably manage during the dinner service. Long wait for a simple desert. Otherwise, yummy as usual.

JS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was phenomenal!!!!!!

CW
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

We went specifically for the Maine Lobster dinner. Mine was over cooked and mushy. The waitress who was very accommodating returned to the chef for a properly cooked lobster. What I got in return was a piece together dish, with the original claws and one 1/2 ring of lobster tail and the tail fin , no meat. I talked with the manager and he apologized but he was just assigned to this resturant. It was not worth the 34.00 I paid.

JD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Fornaio is my family's (three generations!) favorite restaurant for very special occasions.

PM
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous lobster dinner with heirloom tomatoes. It was light and perfect for a very warm summer night. our waiter was very attentive and very knowledgeable. His recommendation for wine was perfect. We could not have asked for a better dinner at a beautiful restaurant.

G
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

WE come to this restaurant as a family every few months. The food and atmosphere were great. Normally the service is also great. I feel like my last visit was an off night with the service. Our family dinner for 8 of us took over two hours and 15 minutes. Its a school night so wanted to move faster not have a long dinner. Waiter had too many tables and did not come back and follow up to see if we needed anything. Took awhile to clear our dishes then move on to dessert.

CH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Staff was wonderful, cery friendly, and saw to our needs. The decor was lovely. The prices were a little high, but worth it. We will return here again.

MM
Sacramento
36 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very attentive staff and wonderful ambiance. Always one of our favorite places.

D
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Maybe it was an off day but I expect a restaurant to be able to poach an egg. Cold eggs Benedict not really my thing :(

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Veal dish tough. Not good at all. Restaurant was unbelievably hot. Used to go there a lot. Won’t be back for a long time

A
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, excellent service, and pleasant surroundings.

MM
Sacramento
36 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Fornio is always great.Never had a bad meal yet. Excellent service, friendly staff and the food is always wonderful

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Very loud as we were placed in between two very large groups in the mezzanine area. Should have moved tables but........
Server was very pleasant but not overly accommodating. Busser with the long ponytail was awesome! Supercool.
I put on the reservation it was my wife’s birthday, no happy birthday wishes or scoop of ice cream. I remember way back, when Il Fornio was special and a cool place to dine. Now just another dull Roseville restaurant. I enjoyed my meal, Linguini Mare, but my wife’s chicken pasta shell dish was blah. Kids liked their angel hair pasta, they were very happy to see a few vegan options on the menu. Overall a good dinner,but a tad too expensive. Would have gone to The Place but their restaurant is much too hot inside on a 100 something degree day.
Cheers!

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