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.View Private Dining Details
Treat the mom in your family to a special day at Il Fornaio filled with authentic Italian elegance, a deliciously creative menu and memories for a lifetime!
Sunday, May 13, 2018
We had a very lovely Brunch, your menu on your web site needs to be updated. Some of the items on the web were not available , menu was changed.
Great food ! Great service as always !
Wonderful as always! When me and my husband need a date night, Il Fornaio is a favorite. The food and ambiance is fabulous and the prices don’t break the bank. Our waiter Randy was attentive, friendly, and added some humor too :). Highly recommend for adult dining.
We had a very nice meal, veal scallopini and wild sea bass, with meatball appetizer. All dishes were well executed, and the fresh tomato sauce and 2 different meatball sauces were tasty. The desert cart is a treat, with wonderful tarimisu. If you want excellent service, ask for waiter John.
Food not to the normal level. Both ladies sent their salmon back as too salty. Service very good but food was not up to par. Considering not going back
Food was poorly prepared probably the result of some large parties that took priority over a dinner for two or new cooking staff. We were very disappointed with the quality and flavor. Not our typical experience.
Always great service, exceptional food and close by too.
We just had a good pizza.
We had a wonderful dinner. We were not rushed even though they were very crowded and had multiple group events going on. We started with a shared caprese salad followed by bowls of house made minestrone soup then two outstanding pasta dishes. Our waiter did a great job in the pacing of the dishes and pouring of the wine. It was a relaxing evening meal.
My friend ordered the Risotto and sent it back. She then ordered the lamb chops and said they were mediocre. Another friend ordered the seafood pasta and said it was bland.
The service was great and the ambiance was very nice. We were seat in front of a cozy fireplace.
Great options for special occasion, a little pricey.
We brought my brother and wife from Long Island, NY and they were impressed with the food and service. We loved your seafood appetizer with fresh calamari. Love your restaurant for special occasions. You never disappoint.
The veal was superb and our waiter, James, is always wonderful.
It might seem a little expensive in the beginning for middle class like us but when you there... food is exelent, service amazing and authmosfire is awesome. Good for dates and anniversary.
Great staff and great food.
We had a wonderful lunch with very imaginative cooking and presentation.
This place is well-known and lives up to its reputation, as a venerable go-to sport. The food was delicious.
They made our visit fun as we were celebrating two birthdays! Thank you
The food and service rock!!
After a VERY LONG day trip to San Francisco, we decided to dine at Il Fornaio. You see, our original plan had been to dine in North Beach in San Francisco after securing Global Entry at SFO, but the timing wasn't right. So, our taste buds whetted for Italian food, and having four hours (yes, four hours!) of heavy traffic on our return trip to Roseville to salivate over delectable dishes, we went online and secured a reservation for later in the evening. None of us have ever had a bad meal there, and Friday night was no exception. The service was great, and the food was solid. A perfect way to unwind from the mind-numbing stop-and-go traffic on I-80.
The descriptions of our meals vs what we got were
Way off. The food has gone downhill. We had been there in December and it was very good. We had gone back in February hoping it would be just as good but it was just ok. But this last time in March was not good. We will not be back.
Very disappointed with our dining experience. Service was slow though the restaurant wasn’t busy. I ordered a glass of Prosecco which was FLAT and I had to ask for another.
The biggest disappointment was the meal I ordered for my mother and myself. It was described as filled cannelloni that was supposed to be baked but what we got were similar to crepes , with a mushy filling and a terrible gloopy Alfredo sauce. Yuck!! When the server came back and asked how the first few bites were tasting, I told him it wasn’t what I expected and he just walked away.
We had my elderly parents with us and it’s rare that they feel up to going out for dinner so this was a major disappointment. I don’t think we’ll be back.
Food was great
Outstanding meal and service. Totally excellent lamb chops,
Year-in, year-out a constant value. They have these menus devoted to specific regions of Italy, at different times of the year.. Interesting to taste these!
We were there for our anniversary dinner and we had the most amazing waiter, food was good the service was impeccable, we brought our own botle of wine with us to dinner the waiter always made sure our glasses were never empty wither wih wine or our glasses of water! Before we left, we had to let the supervisor know what an amazing service with had that evening.
Outstanding service, entire staff friendly and cordial. Assistants always smiling. This visit food was on time, hot and delious.
very disappointed in our server. never have experienced this at any il fornio! food however was great, as always
One of my favorites!
Have visited the restaurant many times and always enjoyed the food. However, this time it seems quite loud--not sure why.
Service was excellent and food good. Will return and hopefully the issue with noise will have been addressed.
For a Sunday afternoon, it was very quiet. We were placed in the farthest area of the restaurant, far from other diners. Seemed very odd. The food was good but, of the 3 orders of eggs benedicts that were served, they were all over cooked. 2 were sent back. The kitchen quickly turned those orders around so that we did not have to wait too long. The new plates turned out delicious. Everyone else in our group seemed to enjoy their meals. Our wait staff were very attentive and wanted to make our meal special. A very nice experience to be sure.
We had a great dinner celebrating our Granddaughter's 17TH Birthday . Our server, Matthew, was very attentive and helpful explaining menu items and making suggestions for two finicky teenagers . The Birthday dessert was a nice touch. We will be back.
We had made a reservation that same day. Our table was ready to go even before our time. The service was wonderful and the staff very friendly.
As usual their food was very good. However, I was very disappointed in that they eliminated their 3 course tasting menu - that's what I there for. Cross another Res. off my list.
My daughter and I go to El Fornaio once a month for the regional dinner it is always exceptional I would recommend it to anyone
Not that it was the fault of the seaters but they sat 6 noisy loud gentlemen next to us. It was very hard to hear ourselves to visit. The food was good I had a special and so did both of my friends, had a different special however, it was not but slightly warm, my one friend sent hers back to reheat it as it was cold, some of that is because we were talking and visiting but mine was even cold in part of it.
Nice restaurant; good quality- price value; nice setting for families who get together for birthdays, Christmas, retirement, ....
Il Fornaio did a wonderful job recognizing my wife's birthday and placing us in a good location to increase our special time together. They were gracious with some surprise appetizers and a post dinner dessert. The service was spot on and the cocktails were fresh and creative. If you want to satisfy your good Italian food cravings this is the place.
Food is always good and there is always a good variety of dishes. The wait staff is always friendly and very professional.
We had such a good time and the food was absolutely delicious. Our waiter was the best; solicitous, amusing and not intrusive. Food choices were perfect and the wine was delicious. Thank you for a wonderful evening. It made our anniversary great.
Great Service had a good time with my Wife on her 50th Birthday. Food was fantastic. I highly recommend this Restaurant.