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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Kick off 2018 in style! Join us New Year's Eve and toast to happiness and health in the new year. Salute!

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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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (40)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Good for a Date (28)
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Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for Groups (28)
Romantic (27)
Authentic (21)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Casual (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Business Meals (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Cozy (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Seasonal (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Fun (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Healthy (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Sports (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

Our monthly get-together. Service was slow. We got stuck in a corner and ignored.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 17, 2017

On our short trip to Roseville, CA, we ate at Il Fornaio twice because it was so good. The first night we had a wonderful waiter who gave us suggestions on the food and options on portions. He was very attentive and the food was outstanding. The next night we took friends with us who were familiar with Il Fornaio in their home town of San Jose, CA. The four of us had a wonderful meal. None of us had any complaints at all. Excellent choice for dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent facilities, wonderfully prepared food, superb ambience. The wait staff was attentive, responsive, and polite. I have been to this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food is always good but this time, it was a little "off." Pasta was somewhat dry and needed some salt. Risotto was barely warm. Could be because we were a group of 14?

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A very good dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food came to the table cold. Waitress forgot a drink refill. Loved this chain in the past. This was our first experience at Roseville and we will not be back.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was pretty bland and overpriced for the quality. Thought it might just be what we ordered but then overhead the table next to us discussing the poor quality seafood dish they ordered. Too bad as the restaurant is elegant and pleasing to the eye. Service was good.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Server was excellent food took a long time although we had simple selections.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Another fabulous job! Thank you!!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Waitress less than convivial. Would like to have seen her more often.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Il Fornaio is an exceptional restaurant that is consistently great. The food is outstanding and and service is impeccable. We look forward to lunches and celebrating special occasions there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The noise level was deafening . Impossible to have comfortable conversation both in bar area and dining by room. Too bad this ruined an otherwise great place. We will not come back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was great but pricier than I thought it would be.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I have always enjoyed Il Fornaio in Roseville. Such great ambience! Our food was very good and we had excellent service! Been coming here for years and will continue...

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Jason, our server, is always great! Kudos also to the bartender for a wonderful suggestion for the wine.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went there for our anniversary, it was really good! Service was great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Overall it was great again, but when you request to be seated at a certain table that isn't occupied on a Monday night it should happen. It didn't, so we had to ask for it. Then fortunately we were almost done with dinner, but the host sat a couple right next to us when there were probably 40 other tables in the restaurant available and another fireplace they could have turned off it that is what the other folks requested. That was extremely frustrating since it was our anniversary.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 23, 2017

My wife and I are frequent visitors at both the Roseville and Sacramento locations. The atmosphere is fantastic and the staff warm and friendly. The quality and taste of the cuisine is always consistent. I would highly recommend Il Fornaio for any occasion. They never fail to satisfy my taste buds.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a great a t meal. Service was good. My only recommendation would be to lower the music level. The music selection doesn't seem appropriate for the Italian ambiance.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Checked in on time, waited at the bar for 35 minutes. We were never called for a table. We decided to eat at the bar. We waited for 10 minutes for water, another 10 minutes for wine. Very slow and poor service. Our salad was good, but our meal was virtually tasteless. Very disappointed. We have had good experiences here before, but not this one.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I’ve been here a number of time before but this time was not good. The food was average at best, the service was terrible (over 1:30 wait for food). Other table who sat after us were served before us. Most likely my last time here. Drive to sacramento and go to biba instead.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Il Fornaio is our most popular Roseville Restaurant - we have enjoyed numerous meals over the years and have never been disappointed. The food is always fresh, tasty and the service first class.
It is our go-to restaurant for Anniversaries, birthdays and all special occasions.
I wish I could eat there every night!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Authentic, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fun, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious food and outstanding staff from the greeters to the wait and bus staff. Accomodated our special needs without making us feel awkward.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My husband and I shared a INSALATA DEL FORNAIO which was fresh and a good start. I ordered the PETTO DI POLLO AL PEPERONCINO from the Gluten Free Menu. This was the second time I had ordred this item and it was just as yummy as the first time I consumed this specialty. My husband ordered the GRIGLIATA DI PESCE MISTO from the regular menu. This was his second time ordering this specialty as well. He too indicated it was just as good as he had the last visit. Service was warm and timely. Two thumbs up for consistency in flavors and service. We both thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. We will be back again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food is delicious and I'm thrilled that they offer gluten free options, but the service needs some work. Our server was inattentive, forgot to bring a gluten free menu when requested and forgot to serve one of our guests his glass of wine. He never came back to check on us to see how we were doing or to see whether we needed anything else (which we did). The busboy, on the other hand, was very attentive, refilling our water, getting us boxes for our leftovers, etc. I've been there a few other times when the service was great, so it seems hit or miss, depending on how busy it is or how short handed they are. Prices are on the high side so will only go there for special occasions. In spite of the hit or miss service, I would still recommend this restaurant based on the delicious food alone.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We went to celebrate 4 birthdays, had a wonderful waitress and food was delicious.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Ever since they appeared on the scene, I have loved Il Fornaio. Fine breads, activity everywhere, people waiting to be seated, others just waiting hoping to get a seat...vibrant feeling all around. Great food...and I love the Bread!, yes, I mentioned that earlier but enough cannot be said. I haven't been to the one in Palo Alto in a long time and that one is still my favorite, I just hope its just as elegant as I remember. As you enter the restaurant you are ALWAYS greeted nicely/sincerely/welcoming. All in all, if you can't think of a place to eat for the evening, you can always rely on the one in Roseville.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 8, 2017

excellent service. enjoyable setting (next to cooking area). cuisine very inviting , favorable with a variety of foods. Long time customers, lunch, evening, holidays and special occasions. Will be back again.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were a table of 10 and were well taken care of by the staff. Everyone said their food was good. We were able to have a nice conversation. I would plan an event here again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The veal piccata was superb. It is not on the lunch menu, but I ordered a day before.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I have to say we were very disappointed. My husband and I both ordered the smaller portion of our respective meals. Mine was okay; not very much chicken and heavy on the pasta..my husband's was ridiculous. He had three tiny tiny meatballs and very little pasta...you could actually not even see it from across the table, whereas my bowl was pretty full. Everyone at the table was really shocked at his portion....very disappointing even though he expected the small portion...it was actually about 1/2 the size of our granddaughter's children's macaroni and cheese.

I had the pasta/chicken/broccoli combination. The "sauce" was pretty unremarkable and unidentifiable. Our adult childrens' meals were also pretty unremarkable and we all agreed the only good meal was our granddaughter's mac and cheese. We asked our server if she knew the kind of cheese that was used in it; she said she would check for us but she never actually did get back to us on it.

Overall it was a pretty lackluster meal and we most likely won't go back for a very long time. I'm sorry to have to report this, I very rarely report bad news but honestly, the meal was really pretty terrible.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Although the food was good, the linguini was under cooked. Someone needs to tell the wait staff when someone orders a classic cocktail such as a Manhattan, one needs to ask what burbon the guest prefers and whether they want it up or on the rocks.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

I took my wife to Il Fornaio for our 26th wedding anniversary. It was a fabulous experience. The service was exceptional. Our waiter, Cody, was so friendly and helpful. And his assistant server kept our table clean and kept filling our glasses. FANTASTiC service!! The food was beyond wonderful - so tasty and with beautiful presentation. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

This was my first visit to this restaurant. It was amazing as my husband had told me.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Had a wonderful evening on my birthday with my family. Service was impeccable! Great place for Italian!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The service was slow. The waiter was attentive but it took too long between each course. Beautiful interior design and nice feel. Food was average and priced higher than many other more casual restaurants of the same likeness.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Overall ok, we did not get what we ordered and on the second attempt, again the food was not what we ordered. Didn't want to send it back and take another time delay to get it right. Ashame, because we had a family guest and had this bad experience.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The restaurant is very nice and comfortable. The service was very good. No problems there. The men ordered the veal scallopine which they really enjoyed. My friend ordered the ravioli she shared with me Andy they were very tasty. I ordered a chicken pasta dish which had no flavor And no sauce. The chicken was scant and lacking any substantial flavor. Very disappointed. A green salad with lettuce and tomatoes was $11.95. They did provide tiramisu for my birthday which was great. Nice place. I ordered the wrong thing.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The people there were really nice. Matthew our server and Reed the table attendant were awesome and friendly. Made us feel welcome for our first time. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We really like coming here the food and service were always fantastic and it's just a great place to be

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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