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Il Fornaio - Sacramento

4.5
4.5
3162 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Il Fornaio means 'the Baker'; in Italian. Located in downtown Sacramento, this award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list. Enjoy wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; house made and imported pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and house made soups; antipasti and a wide variety of desserts made daily from scratch.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 27 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (916) 446-4100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mitch Davis

  • Catering

    Retail Catering: When you can’t join us, Il Fornaio food will come to you! Catering services include: boxed lunches, pastries, sandwiches, salads or cookies platters and much more. Perfect for any social or business meeting. Call for delivery details and minimum order information (service charge applies). Planning a wedding or large corporate event? Full Service Catering is available at our Sacramento location. Authentic, award-winning Italian cuisine and our experienced catering staff can offer Five-Star service when handling all the details of your next special event.

  • Private party facilities

    Il Fornaio is located in downtown Sacramento just four blocks from the state capitol. In a beautiful and elegant setting we offer delicious authentic Italian cuisine and impeccable service. We have a number of private dining options available along with special menus to match your group's needs.

  • Private party contact

    Fiorella Suaurez: (866) 944-2827

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross street

    4th Street

  • Parking details

    Il Forniao parking is located inside the Wells Fargo Parking Garage. We offer complimentary validation of 2 hours, excluding event nights held at the Golden One Center. Street parking and valet (M-F 8am till 4:30pm) are also available.

  • Public transit

    Regional Transit stops one block over on 4th and L Street. Amtrack stops three blocks over on 4th and I Street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,162 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. CA

    CathyA

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Greeted as we walked in… bar quality was excellent.. Our waiter Kyle was attentive and exceptional. Food was very good.. definitely will return.
  2. AL

    AngelaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Tables weren't too close together. Restaurant and employees were clean. Nice menu options. Adequate parking in the garage to get validated.
  3. HH

    HollyH

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always my go to for business dinners or lunches. Great food, service and locations.
  4. H

    Hbrasil

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great environment and amazing food.
  5. k

    kevina

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date have my wife.
  6. MM

    MikeM

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Server was great! Sadly, Food quality has consistently declined over the years.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Food came out hot and in a timely manner.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Posto molto bello, tranquillo con prodotti ottimi e veramente italiani. Unico neo è l’accoglienza. Quanto è stato gentile il cameriere, molto fredda la ricezione e l’accompagnamento al tavolo. Basterebbe un sorriso…
  9. MW

    MelindaW

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lasagne did not have that much flavor unfortunately. Chicken salad rated subpar to another venue. Service was great. But I always expect more from ail Fornaio and we were sad to be disappointed since not inexpensive.
  10. SW

    SuzeW

    Sacramento

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitperson, Rossie, was extremely attentive and helpful. I ordered the Risotto with shrimp, salmon and tomatoes. My husband ordered the lasagna. Both were very tasty (be forewarned - the lasagna is rich and there is a lot of it). Cannoli for dessert. We haven't been to this restaurant in quite a while so need to add it back to our list of places to eat in downtown Sac.
  11. AT

    AftTea

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress was amazing! Food all came out at a good speed but had to wait over 30 min for our entree which was not great. Second time dining here and enjoyed the experience overall.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great the food was good. Could use more vegetarian options
  13. S

    Sparkly

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had an 7.45 pm reservation. Celebration dinner for my daughter. Service was very slow even though not many people there. After our entree we were given dessert menus but the a few minutes later told we couldn’t order dessert as the Kitchen was closed. Disappointed with that. If you decide to go leave plenty of time for slow service.
  14. A

    Aksana

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time and delicious meal! Highly recommend :D
  15. JF

    JinFO

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Beautiful venue, convenient parking. Food was good. Service, while friendly, was slow. Would give 3.5 - 4 stars
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience overall. The waiter was friendly and very diligent in making us feel comfortable while ensuring we had a great meal. His recommendations for wine and food were perfect and we were impressed with everything we tried. Ambience is great as you get a 5 star restaurant feel without the price of a similar level establishment. We were lucky to come at 7:30 on a Sunday when the restaurant was fairly empty and everything went very smooth.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went on a date. The date went really nice and the restaurant was great.
  18. JJ

    JodiJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner. Staff were wonderful and made my daughters birthday special. Also we are glad to see the butternut squash raviolis back on the menu.
  19. SS

    SalaamS

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was for my mother-in-law’s 74th birthday. We were treated well.
  20. M

    Michelle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy we came here for date night. Everything was perfect!
  21. DS

    DebbieS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time eating at Il Fornaio and we all enjoyed it very much. Its a great location, very nice ambiance, the food was delicious and the waitress was so nice! We'll definitely come back!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The only negative thing to say was the time it took to get served out entree. It was close to an hour from sit down to entree service and the restaurant was not that busy. The food was good.
  23. BK

    BillK

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Spent a day in Sacramento. We were in the mood for Italian cuisine. Did a search of Italian restaurants near us. Il Fornaio popped up and we gave it a try. What a lucky find. I strongly recommend this restaurant. Great food and great service.
  24. AG

    AnnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and really good food! Fun menu with excellent selection.
  25. DT

    DebraT

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Our experience was satisfying. The food was good and our server was fantastic.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frank was our server and provided excellent service!
  27. JB

    JenniferB

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, good food.
  28. RP

    RandiP

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is always wonderful. I’ve never had a meal here that was short of perfect.
  29. K

    Kitchenfan

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always!
  30. AR

    AnnaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food excellent service! 💕 Highly recommend.
  31. BF

    BrookeF

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good food & great service. Definitely recommend this place .
  32. M

    Maui

    Sacramento

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We are regulars like food, ambiance, no corkage July. Normally service excellent. Friday got server who was just terrible. Clearly asked him appetizers first, salads, then entrees. One appetizer arrived as did all our salads together, after salads our second appetizer appeared then entrees while still eating appetizer. Never asked us if we needed anything or why’d we were ready to open next bottle. Told him when we sat down to open all wine we brought which he ignored, never goofier of more bread or olive oil. Odd thing was he seemed to be long time employee although we never had him before. Not our usual experience we used to go every other week before Covid for no corkage Sunday
  33. B

    Bigboat

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We have been here many times and each time it's a great experience. The food is fantastic, the service great and the prices are in line with this type of offering. We asked for and received a window seat which is our usual. Looking forward to our next visit...
  34. NM

    NormM

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The restaurant design is spectacular. VeryItalian! The food and service is top notch. I would reccomend this restaurant to anyone.
  35. HR

    HarindraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian food accompanied by good service and ambience.
  36. P

    Paulobee

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress was wonderful. The steak was cooked correctly to order, meduim. But it was tough.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    The food was sadly average, at best. We were very disappointed in that, but the service was good.
  38. KW

    KathyW

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls night out had a wonderful time the food was delicious
  39. CC

    CarolineC

    Sacramento

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Il Fornaio is continuing to provide great service! And our dinners were delicious as always.
  40. MS

    MeladeeS

    Tucson

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Very average. Some seating with hard plastic patio type chairs. Staff seemed short handed. Ladies bathroom with three stalls had long lines.

FAQs

Il Fornaio - Sacramento offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 446-4100.

Il Fornaio - Sacramento is rated 4.5 stars by 3162 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Il Fornaio - Sacramento

400 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814

Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Il Forniao parking is located inside the Wells Fargo Parking Garage. We offer complimentary validation of 2 hours, excluding event nights held at the Golden One Center. Street parking and valet (M-F 8am till 4:30pm) are also available.

  • Public transit

    Regional Transit stops one block over on 4th and L Street. Amtrack stops three blocks over on 4th and I Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mitch Davis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (916) 446-4100

  • Catering

    Retail Catering: When you can’t join us, Il Fornaio food will come to you! Catering services include: boxed lunches, pastries, sandwiches, salads or cookies platters and much more. Perfect for any social or business meeting. Call for delivery details and minimum order information (service charge applies). Planning a wedding or large corporate event? Full Service Catering is available at our Sacramento location. Authentic, award-winning Italian cuisine and our experienced catering staff can offer Five-Star service when handling all the details of your next special event.

  • Private party facilities

    Il Fornaio is located in downtown Sacramento just four blocks from the state capitol. In a beautiful and elegant setting we offer delicious authentic Italian cuisine and impeccable service. We have a number of private dining options available along with special menus to match your group's needs.

  • Private party contact

    Fiorella Suaurez: (866) 944-2827

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