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Il Fornaio - Sacramento

4.5
2258 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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 2007 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday : 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday : 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(916) 446-4100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bruno Amato
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
4th Street
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Parking details
Validated, complimentary parking available in private lot. Street parking and valet are also available.
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 2258 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRusty25 (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Recently enjoyed a nice lunch with a friend. We sat "outside", which is really a covered patio area and nice and warm. Lovely restaurant, impeccable service. Nice menu with some good choices, pizza, pasta, and salads. Not your typical Italian restaurant. It's more upscale. Definitively will come here again!

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful place to visit and enjoy a delicious meal with friends.

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vipChuck (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food and service were both very good. However, we were seated on the porch on a cold night. Some of the heaters were not reliably working, and we had to request to move to a different table. The heater was better, but the temperature varied between cool and too hot.. An upscale restaurant like Il Fornaio can do better than this.

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vipPedro (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Excellent evening. The food and service was outstanding. We will be back.

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vipmadeleine (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Absolutely scrumptious cuisine--we all had the regional menu. The management is wonderful and all servers attentive. I think it is the best restaurant in Sacramento......elegant, but not fussy.

Thank you for consistently delicious food and a beautiful ambience.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
1.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great dinner and fun evening. Veal Scallapini was wonderful as was the Vodka Pasta. The desert was supposed to be warm but was not. Everything else was wonderful.

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PAULINEC 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We were her to celebrate my birthday. Every person we were in contact were especially friendly. The food was very good. My husband had the ravioli from the regional menu and they were excellent. We would definitely recommend it to others and come back ourselves.

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KenyaB 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

All seven of us enjoyed the wait staff, the quality of the food and the atmosphere. Location is excellent and enjoyed a nice walk afterwards. Will be back.

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PaigeF (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Loved this place. First time going there and it was on Valentine’s Day. I made reservations and as soon as i got there our table was ready. Our waiter was extremely nice but not a fake nice. Like a real nice lol. I would definitely recommend this place. I was scared when the bill came to the table because I figured it would be extremely expensive but it was only 36$ and we got drinks. Loved this place! I will be back. Hope you guys go.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was great

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KamonteD (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Good food, very nice setting, wish our waiter treated us a little better. Soon as he found out the table sitting next to us had lots money and bought the last bottle of a very expensive champagne he started to treat us different and paid more attention to the other party, plan to visit again just hoping for a different waiter

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DominicC (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was sensational as always. People go out of their way to accommodate you. Magnifico! Grazi Il Fornaio!

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AlexanderS (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our food was awesome, especially the steak and our server Michelle was great.

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TerrenceW (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and ambience. We will definitely be back with friends to enjoy your restaurant again.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day Lunch with my Wife.

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