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Il Fornaio - Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
Il Fornaio - Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
Il Fornaio - Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
Il Fornaio - Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
Il Fornaio - Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

Il Fornaio - Sacramento

4.6
4.6
3651 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

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 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: (916) 446-4139
  • 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

What 3,651 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Good for business meals

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Great for fine wines

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Italian

  • Sacramento

    Good for business meals

  • Sacramento

    Great for fine wines

  • Sacramento

    Italian

  • Sacramento

    Most Booked

3,651 Reviews
  1. Bravo

    Sacramento

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful, elegant dining room with great service and food.

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  2. Rocky

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, it’s a special place for sure. Will not disappoint 👍🏼

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  3. KMfoodiedoc

    Sacramento

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellence service, fantastic food. My out of town guest really enjoyed her meal and the ambience.

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  4. batman

    Sacramento

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Short on wait staff drinks seemed watered down Bruce

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Couldn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day until the weekend, they still offered the menu all week! Good on them! Il Fornaio never disappoints.

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  6. kklee

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food and service. One of our favorite restaurants in Sacramento.

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  7. MonaB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, atmosphere and service ! A great place to celebrate!

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  8. Sandra

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    As I was heading out, my server approached me and questioned why I tipped the amount I did. I found it odd and disrespectful because I’ve never been asked that before anywhere. It felt as if she was talking down on my family and I. I do not recall her name but it was a lady with blonde hair on valentines evening.

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  9. Tyler

    Baja California

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was mediocre, food came cold and portion size was small. Not much depth to the flavor of the dishes and felt more american than Italian. Service was okay, not once did the server make conversation. Not very personable. Drink came after dinner was done. Overall my impression of this high class restaurant is low. And was disappointed.

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  10. LoriC

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Valentine dinner!! Great food, craft cocktail and dessert.. staff was wonderful..

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great night for us two couples/besties on Valentine's Day. Everything was great except maybe the Pollo Ai Funghi (chicken) was dry and dishes were slightly under seasoned. But, it was all pretty good and the the service was great!

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  12. LudwigM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner and service is superb. If looking for authentic Italian food made with the freshest ingredients then look no further. Definitely coming back soon.

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  13. Dennis

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently good food and service for over 20yrs that I’ve been eating, drinking and celebrating at Il Fornaio

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  14. Santana

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and our waitress was so friendly overall great experience definitely will be back

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  15. Russp

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, served with care. Our server was attentive. It is always a wonderful experience here.

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  16. SacramentoFan

    Sacramento

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Want so badly to give il Fornaio food 5 star ratings, but they need a reboot on the menu and to consider a true lunch menu with lunch prices. Today there were so few people at lunch (fewer than 25 in the main room) that I felt badly for staff. Please brighten the recipes for lunch and offer a menu that doesn’t cost $27-$47 for lunch entrees. Even the very plain pastas are way out of line cost wise. You have a good chef and staff, challenge them to work with corporate on bold new recipes. Keep a few tried and true, then be creative. A $25 Caesar salad with chicken? Salads that could be a nice option for a main course at lunch just aren’t going to be hot items at the $26 or $27 price point. We love the staff and ambiance of Il Fornaio. Highly professional staff and beautiful dining room. We want to fall in love with your food again.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent, our server was great even with the restaurant packed. It was a Kings game night so the place was hopping. Definitely a great spot for dinner before heading to the game and a parking garage attached!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service and pasta especially the vodka pasta goes crazy

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  19. Psdub2k2

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and outstanding service will always be a favorite and I would recommend

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  20. CathyP

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been here before and it is always a lovely experience. The selections are always interesting and they have a great ambiance.

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  21. RobertG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a reservation for 6pm and wasn't seated until 6:10 and that was after asking twice. We had to make a play and were short on time. Luckily the waiter was helpful and got our meal and the check right away so we could leave when we were finished.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Awesome food and service, the dining area was very loud though!

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  23. OneTwoThree

    Sacramento

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Frequent patrons of two locations for a reason: pusually an excellent combo of ambience, first-rate service, interesting and well executed cuisine, reasonable value, and overall uplifting experience relecting too-notch mgmt. This time, not so much. Main problem was the waiter. First, though the house looked well staffed and the downtown room was only a quarter busy, it took at least 10 mins till anyone arrived at our table - not even for drink orders. Then our waiter did and his whole thing is better suited to a fast food joint — minus anything fast. Looked slovenly. Scarecly seen. Not much sign of his caring. Didn't clear extra two table settings (we were a two at a fourtop). left dirty dishes sitting in front of us for ages and when he finally took them left some behind till prompted, which isn't my job. gave attitude about validating parking ticket. Also the calamari was undercooked and mostly uncrispy and too chewy for the second time in a row, this time being in a second location. all in all, not what had earned us being regulars. pasta dishes were innovative and good.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful celebratory dinner for six. Attentive wait staff and delicious food!

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  25. Psdub2k2

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and excellent food would highly recommend

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    You can do way better at this price in Sacramento.

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  27. Adrenlen

    Sacramento

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last night I took my family to dinner at IL Fornaio. It was the best dinner we have ever had there.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal great service. Looking forward to returning.

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  29. Lovenortherncalifornia

    San Francisco

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Appreciate being able to reset our reservation time due to traffic. Food very good. While a cocktail order was delivered promptly, two separate deliveries of wine by the glass were very slow. Other than that, the service was very nice.

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  30. josephfb

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would have liked the server to ask if we would like a little time between bringing us our salad and our main course. Unfortunately we had the main course held a little which meant the salmon was a little dry from standing under a heat lamp:( Also, Caesar was just so so.

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  31. PhilipC

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food was delicious. Price was reasonable. Wish the pastas were a bit more al dente than cooked through. Otherwise, a wonderful experience and would come back again.

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  32. JennyM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lucca was a wonderful server!! The bolognese was fabulous.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, service was great! They got us out in time to see our concert! Perfect evening!

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  34. CliffordM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rarely when you dine is everything what you expect. The experience at IlFornaio not only met our expectations but exceeded our expectations.

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  35. DanaM

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always this restaurant did not disappoint. Definitely order the roasted cherry tomato spread with bread for an appetizer.

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  36. FrancesS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been coming here for years because of great food and excellent service.

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  37. ToddR

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Sat ok. The patio before a kings game. Heaters were way too hot. Took awhile to get them shut off.

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  38. jeffa

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you order something other than pizza, it's pricy but good when you want to splurge for a special occasion. Watch out for the 4% Benefits surcharge. Given the price point it would be nice if they enforced a dress code. Most people dress appropriately, but there's always several clueless guests who show up wearing hoodies, baseball caps and t-shirts, especially at dinner. This is a high-end restaurant, not a diner.

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  39. Congratulations1

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Returned again this year for a birthday celebration, as last year’s visit was exceptional. This year was NOT disappointing. All was perfect. Thank you.

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  40. BeatriceN

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fiancé and I came here for my birthday yesterday, it was fab! We loved everything!

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FAQs

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

Il Fornaio - Sacramento is rated 4.6 stars by 3651 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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: (916) 446-4139
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