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.

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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (59)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Romantic (39)
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Good for a Date (36)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Great for Lunch (32)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Cozy (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Authentic (21)
Casual (20)
Fun (19)
Seasonal (19)
Business Meals (17)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Healthy (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
People Watching (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Organic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Organic, Fun, Casual, Cozy
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great Service had a good time with my Wife on her 50th Birthday. Food was fantastic. I highly recommend this Restaurant.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

We go to this restaurant at least once a month and love every thing about it especially Annie!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

We love Il Fornaio for the great food and service, excellent wine list, and great bar.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 7 days ago

Love Matt! Made our experience by the fire on the patio for Valentine's Day fabulous! Thank you Matt!

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 7 days ago

Good dinner, good table, good service

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was fantastic. Waiter was not real friendly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

This is a nice place for dinner. Menu is not very extensive but has good choices. The wait staff is attentive and very accommodating, making certain your dining experience is a good one.
The Spumante is the best I’ve had anywhere!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 7 days ago

Brought my wife here for Valentine’s Day dinner. The soup was OK very little flavor. Ask for the house Cab wine, turns out it was $16 per glass (it was good) not the $10 I was expecting. The Veal was very good! The dessert was so rich and good!
I will come back.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 7 days ago

Went for Valentine's Day lunch; one of our favorite places

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We had such a wonderful time on Tuesday. We celebrate valentine day as a family, a party of four, and Il Fornaio is the best. We used some points and paid cash for balance. Umbria lamb chops were the best, as were the manhattans. Laurie, our waitress, got everything right. Ambiance perfect as we were able to talk easily. Sorry to see tasting menu go and points alas will be no more. However still like little presents like the Umbria soup. I love Il Fornaio. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great dinner and service, do miss the tasting menu and the wine flights, they were always a treat. Sad to hear the points program is going away.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Beyond good. Had a great evening. Lighting the food the drinks all worth every cent. Stuff was wonderful and as fast as they could have been

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was fun and relaxing. Server was awesome highly recommend it and we’ll be back!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The food is always very good. The menu changes each month along with stable choices. Everyone can find something to his/her taste. The ambience is wonderful. We enjoy this restaurant frequently.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The server Alex was outstanding, best we’ve had anywhere. Took an hour a and twenty minutes after ordering to get food and then was cooked wrong. Diffently the kitchens fault and not the servers or the managers. Other then kitchen issues would certainly return for same server.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Without an exception we can always rely on having a good meal, wonderful dessert or Martini. The staff are always helpful, friendly and suggest good solutions when we are unsure.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Everyone Should have a favorite restaurant to celebrate those very special occasions. Birthdays, anniversary, graduation, and those very special days we all have in our busy lives. Il Fornaio is my place. The quiet seating locations, or a table by the warm fireplace. The ambience of the overall restaurant. High ceilings, beautiful furnishings. Great bar location away from where you are eating.
The tables with their white starched linen, glassware, silver properly placed. This is elegant at its best. The service puts it over the top. Impeccable. Fast, polite, courteous, knowledgeable.
And so respectful of how you wish your dining experience to progress during the evening. You never have to worry about being pressured to eat your meal and get out so they can use the table for another seating. Our dining experience usually takes about 2 hours at a very leisurely pace.
This is our go to restaurant for a night out that is always memorable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food, service and ambiance service was awesome! Definitely recommend this place for any occasion!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Calamari oily and undercooked. Manager comped the dish, but it was so visually bad why didnt the server catch it before bringing it to our table. My wife’s dish was a medley of grilled seafood and was also very oily.

Service was good. Waiter and busboy kept the drinks full and were attentive. Unfortunately their professionalism is usurped by a poor kitchen.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Three people in our group ordered the seafood platter, it was awful. The scallops smelled which indicated they had been there a while, the calamari was rubbery and tasteless, the Ahi was also old and had a greenish tinge. The service was slow, not helpful and when three people complained about the platter, the waiter said he would let the kitchen know.

We have frequented Il Fornaio, at least 10 times a year for 10 years. Not only was all the above an issue, the prices increased substantially since last time. We are not going back, there are many better restaurants in the area.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great ambiance and environment, food never fails to satisfy. Love that there are gluten-free substitutions for pastas and pizzas!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We were completely surprised and happy with food choices, the service staff were helpful, friendly and quick to fill our water glass or get whatever we needed. I highly recommend the restaurant t anyone looking for a delicious meal and wonderful service staff.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

This is one of our favorite family special occasion places to celebrate. We figured Tuesday night would be perfect, but so did many more people. The restaurant seemed understaffed and our server did her best. I had made the reservation with a birthday being celebrated, but it was not recognized and I had to mention it to the staff.
Overall, still a very wonderful dining experience, just not as stellar as previous visits this one time.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We have been there many times in the past. As usual, it was up to expectations.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

This is are go to place for special occasions. Great service and food -- as always.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Consistently a quality meal and experience. We love the beet salad this time it was off. Way short on arugula and all four of our salads were served on warm plates

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had an amazing experience. Our Server JD was great. He knew the menu and was on top of everything we needed. It was a pleasant and wonderful night. We will be asking for JD again.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Outstanding service, food very good, waiter was outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Just wanted to add that our server was polite, friendly and kept checking to make sure glasses were filled with water—but not overly checking.
The special ‘birthday dessert ’ was an added treat and was very delicious.
I had not been here for 5 years and hope it is not long before I go again.
The butternut squash entree was absolutely delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 6, 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 4, 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 3, 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 3, 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 December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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 30, 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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