About Il Fornaio - Roseville

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.

1179 Galleria Boulevard
Roseville, CA 95678
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Cross Street:
E. Roseville Parkway and West Dr.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 788-1200

Website:
http://www.ilfornaio.com/

Parking Details:
Free parking available in Roseville Galleria Mall parking lot and covered parking structure adjacent to the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Israel Bejar

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Dinners and Cooking Classes.
Inquire within.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate your Valentine with a special selection of dishes inspired by the Italian region of Umbria, the home of Saint Valentine. End your evening with Fondente ai Tre Cuori, a heart-shaped flourless dark chocolate cake with white chocolate and mixed-berry gelee hearts.

Private Dining

Our large, high ceiling Main Dining Room is filled with rich woods, Tuscan style hand-painted frescoes and huge picture windows. Il Fornaio welcomes groups in this main dining area. With groups of 10 to 100 guests.

Il Fornaio - Roseville Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (61)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Good for Birthdays (38)
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Romantic (37)
Good for a Date (35)
Good for Groups (33)
Great for Lunch (30)
Seasonal (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Authentic (19)
Cozy (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Casual (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Business Meals (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Fun (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Disabled Access (10)
Healthy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
People Watching (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

Thank you to our server and the promptness of the food and follow up! Great food and atmosphere.. thank you Il Fornaio team!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything was fantastic and the facility great. Thank you.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Fun, Tapas
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Ruben provided great tips for each of us. Great drinks and a yummy dinner. We can’t wait to come back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great experience, if I were to be very picky then the busser didn’t keep vinegar supply for my bread very well, had to keep asking for more but that’s just being very picky.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Went for my birthday, food was wonderful, service great . We had a party of 12 and they accommodated us beautifuly.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We enjoyed our meal very much. all 4 of us very happy with quality of food and the service. We were very comfortable. The chef created what I wanted. wow. That was impressive and Delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We are very frequent customers., but this evening was not quite as we imagined. The kitchen were making a lot of noise - the server was nice but obviously new at it. No wine taste after corking, didn’t refill our glasses ( we did). After coffee served we err basically forgotten. A bit of a disappointing evening especially for celebrating NYE ! Food was delicious as always - but almost everyone working seemed pre - occupied. Perhaps anticipating the celebration for their evening - oh well. Most visits are very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have dined at Il Fornaio many times and on New Years Eve on several occasions and have always had a great meal. A small group of us dined this year on New Years Eve and were greeted with a very uninspired server and not very friendly. The server did not even offer to pour our wine. When our meals finally arrived, most all of them were "very cold"! We don't usually complain, but even the plates were cold to the touch. The manager had to be summoned and he did comp our meals, which was very commendable, but instead of just apologizing, he made excuses and with an attitude! It is doubtful if we will return anytime soon and especially for a special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always a great place for a special dinner. The menu choices are excellent and the restaurant has a lovely atmosphere.

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2017

All of the food was excellent in seasoning and preparation. Service was very good. The environment was a bit noisy for conversation.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always good food and a very classy atmosphere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a wonderful waiter and very enjoyable dinner. Food was great.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We have been having lunch for many years at this location of El Fornaio. It is always an excellent experience, with friendly staff and a great (and changing) menu to choose from.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I have been coming here with family for 10 years and it never disappoints. The food is excellent, with a choice of the regular menu or the ever- changing regional menus, there’s always something for everyone. The service is always above average and the atmosphere is upscale, great for any occasion!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 29, 2017

In a word “Awesome” thank you for an awesome meal and service!!! Our server, Alex, was the bomb... thank you to the staff of Il Fornaio!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Everything was perfect for Christmas Eve dinner. We came early at 4:00. Only thing was when leaving, the entryway inside the restaurant was very dark. Benches inside are nice but have legs that stick out. I tripped on the bench leg which sticks out, but thankfully I caught myself. Good thing because I had a knee replacement 6 weeks ago. I am very steady on my feet but those bench legs are not safe.. I told the receptionist area, and they acted like it was no big thing and basically ignored me. Some time soon, you might want to think about replacing those benches especially when it is dark in the entryway. Also inform your reception to “care” when someone trips. It could have been a scary situation (think surgery on my new kneee)? Safety should be of utmost importance. Other than this, we had a fabulous time and the food was fantastico!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving and the service was amazing and there was a special menu. We also went for Xmas eve and the service was horrible, there was no special menu, and we were given regular lunch menus. I was embarrassed that I took my family there.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service was spectacular. All the meals were terrific. Would recommend to anyone looking for special occasion or just a nice place for Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 24, 2017

depending on the selection the food could be excellent or merely good--i ordered the sea bass and although the fish itself was lovely, it had a sauce i didn't care for--would have preferred a lemon based sauce instead of the tomato based that was served--but that's just me--the accompaniments of mashed potatoes and spinach i quite enjoyed--and the restaurant was pretty quiet so we could converse and relax--all in all il fornaio is one of the few good eating places in roseville

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Sampled the best of their regional menus, the spaghetti Mazzara was awesome. My wife really liked her ravioli. We had one the long time waiters serving us so service was top notch. all the food was served hot with just the right time between courses. The restaurant was crowded with holiday shoppers and parties but they did not miss a beat.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

This was a special Christmas date for my husband and myself. Although a bit expensive (we are seniors on a fixed income), our experience was delightful. The food was wonderful, and our server was excellent. Thank you.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food is not what it used to be—-must have a new inexperienced chef—-hope it gets better like it used to be! Atmosphere and service is perfect! Food needs work.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

They did not honor our reservation. The only table they had was in a drafty location where the door was being opened constantly. The waitress was very nice and tried her best but was obviously being over worked. I expect more from this place!

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 16, 2017

A great find for lunch in Roseville. I would definitely return for the seafood mixed grill I had.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

The Salmon with Spinach was excellant and the service was great. I would come again and certainly recommend to friends.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Scheduled a company/team holiday dinner weeks in advance. The time was set for 6:15PM. I arrived early to have a drink and checked in early understanding that this time of the year can be a little hectic. I checked in about 6PM, I checked back in at 615 and again at 630. The reasoning was another group was on over on the time expected. I asked for a plan "B". Manager said he was working on a solution. 45 minutes after scheduled reservation we were seated.
Appetizers were offered as compensation.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Everything is usually 5 star but this time my food had grit/sand (sea food not cleaned properly) and then ordered Lasagna but returned that too—-corner piece-hard/burnt. Kitchen must have had a bad day. My friend’s dish was fine. I had dessert for dinner....Manager was great and apologized for my food and waived cost. Because of Manager, Tyler, I will go again next week for another special luncheon.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Always a great time and yummy food. Will be back again soon!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We always enjoy going to eat at Il Fornaio - especially if we have a special occasion - birthday/anniversary. Love the Taste of Italy as well

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 11, 2017

One of our favorite places to go. Always an excellent meal !

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I think the above says it all. We have always enjoyed the food, drinks, service, and setting.

Tags: Disabled Access, Organic, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Casual, Romantic
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Good food with good friends. Wait staff did not rush us even though they were pretty busy. Enjoy going there for different occasions.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I found the food to be a bit disappointing. I had gnocci that was smothered with red meat sauce and a small salad that wasn't much other than lettuce. I should have gone with the cream sauce or the gnocci because I could barely taste the pasta. The salad was served only when my friend mentioned I hadn't gotten it, but I was already through with my entree.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great place. Good and especially service was outstanding,

Tags: Disabled Access, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

This place was fantastic. The service was great, the food was delicious, great ambience. I had the butternut squash pasta and also the beet salad. Both were very tasty. Had tiramisu for dessert which was also very good.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our server Ashley was amazing. Catered to 7 women with all different arrival times.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Wonderful. The service was excellent. A family favorite and nearby.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We love Il Fornaio and Trevor was great server helping with gift cards and points. Capallacci zucca is my favorite and negronis better than mine made at home. See you soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 26, 2017

As usual, the food was excellent, the service was great and the ambiance was perfect on a rainy day!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 26, 2017

It was very nice and delicious - we are regular customers ! Love it !!

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