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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
3685 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 37 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 3,685 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Good for business meals

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Great for fine wines

  • Sacramento

    Good for business meals

  • Sacramento

    Great for fine wines

  • Sacramento

    Good for special occasions

  • Sacramento

    Italian

  • Sacramento

    Most Booked

3,687 Reviews
  1. SNMM

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great service. Perfect place for a business lunch.

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  2. Sharita

    Hawaii

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best tiramisu!! Always great food and service! A family favorite!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and great food! Can’t wait to come back again.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb authentic Italian food; beautiful setting and always excellent wait staff!

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  5. Judy

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have found the food at il Fornaio to be hit and miss lately. Last night was a partial miss! The soup was luke warm. The lasagna was nice and hot. My linguine mare was luke warm and the mussels and clams were cold! Not the best meal ever!

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  6. JillM

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always get the best service, best food and best ambiance. I love this restaurant so much!!

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  7. ChristopherB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from the food to the service was stellar.

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  8. NapaFoodie

    San Francisco

    164 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    164 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible and service was too. We will return the next time we are in Sacramento.

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  9. Jeff

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really nice dining experience. The food was very good and the service was excellent.

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  10. JoJo

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'll fornio is always a pleasant and tasty place to eat. The service is excellent. The only thing I wish is that they had more pasta sauces and choices.

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  11. SmittenByFrench

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lasagna is the best I’ve ever had. The pear salad was distinctive and perfectly composed. The bread was perfect. I wonderful meal in a special setting.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The overall experience was great, unfortunately the steak was heavily undercooked but apart from that the service was great and the environment was very and is perfect for a date!

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  13. Lisa

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fish was delicious!!! A great night for dining.

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  14. eedson98

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
     beautiful restaurant, while the main room is noisy due to the high ceiling we were able to go into an adjoining room, which was a little quieter. Weight staff (Jose) was amazing very friendly. Food was fabulous. Had the beet salad, soup special, Lamb shank and a chicken pasta with mushrooms and truffle oil. Affogato for dessert! another nice thing is that you can order a glass of wine or kraft with two glasses, or a bottle on most of the wines. Plan to return for lunch someday.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Hostess was rude and inconsiderate (after she looked at us for about two minutes without greeting us at all). We had a reservation for a birthday dinner. We were 10 mins early and there were tables open / clean everywhere. She said she couldn’t seat us as the servers needed a break. What the what?!? We waited at the bar for 10 minutes staring at the wide open array of tables. She came to seat us and walked us to the back of the restaurant to the smallest booth they had as we walked by three large and open booths one after the other in the center of the restaurant..all empty. We had gifts, coats, purses etc and it was a scrunch and basically crammed especially watching the booths remain empty until of course she seated a two top. Waiter was good though he forgot my only drink order (never brought it). Food was OK. My husbands Vodka pasta was way overcooked. Bolognese wasn’t reminiscent of bolognese at all. Tasted like someone threw chunky tomato sauce with some ground beef. It was pretty much a let down all in all. But the hostess really set the tone and unfortunately that tone was riddled with mediocrity.

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  16. PlexerQueen

    Sacramento

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent dining experience at Il Fornaio!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Really bad service the waiter for got half of our order or she didn’t paid us much attention but the food was good just really felt unwelcome by the waiter 

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  18. Marianna

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a reservation but weren’t sat until 20 minutes later, finally got to our table given water than forgotten about for another 20 mins. Put in our order immediately for appetizers and mains and unfortunately left as we only had our appetizers and were waiting over 1 hr to receive our mains sitting with empty plates. 2 1/2 hrs in total for our experience and still were leaving with mains in boxes having to drive home hungry, as just couldn’t stay and wait any longer.

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  19. Luima

    Nevada

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is good but I was expecting more. Especially price is kind of price for the food. Rey disappointed of the Tiramisu Strawberry sorbet really good

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  20. KshipraA

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food but very average service. We have been here several times over serval years and service is always okay, empty dishes left before dessert being served.. no check ups etc.. our table with 6 of us was a mess and we struggled to keep it so we can get the next dish..

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  21. PamelaK

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! The service by Sergio was perfect! We couldn't have ordered better! Sergio confirmed our choices and told us those were his favorite dishes! He was very attentive the whole night despite the restaurant was extremely busy.👏👏👏 I also liked that Il Fornaio takes care of their staff by giving them health insurance and other benefits🫶🏻

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, delicious food and beautiful venue.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing! We had an issue with the steak we ordered and she was so accommodating and had the kitchen remake it with no issues at all!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Outstanding! Wonderful! Yummy! Delicious!

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  25. LizC

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening with good food and great service. Would return again.

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  26. RitaS

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very noisy, but everything else great. Service excellent, food great

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  27. UncleCharlie

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was the very excellent Nicole and she made this birthday dinner extra special with prompt and friendly service! The pasta here is hand made fresh. The mushroom ravioli and seafood linguine that we ordered were full of flavor in every bite. The pasta was cooked to perfection. It's as if the ingredients were dancing to a symphony on my tongue! The calamari appetizer is the best here in Northern California. As a finale, the tiramisu was phenomenal and the closest to what I've tasted in Rome. This Sacramento location is the most elegant, with tall ceilings and classical architectural details throughout the restaurant. With oil paintings decorating the dining rooms, it seems as if you magically walked into a restaurant in Europe for an incredible meal! A must try if you've never been here for an incredible Italian meal!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place and fabulous food. Service was exceptional.

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  29. JenniferM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and service was great. The only negative is that we were celebrating a birthday and they didn’t really acknowledge or do anything.

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  30. favtimes

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    great dinner before a concert. Everything was great and our server Nigle very attentive

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy our time here. Perfect date place! Love almost everything about it. Parking can be a challenge at times but it's worth it

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  32. MartinC

    Sacramento

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always enjoy Il Forniao. The food is really good, I have always had great servers, the place is beautiful, and parking is easy

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  33. JillM

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming here! Food is always delicious and service impeccable. They don’t rush you and allow you to enjoy your evening!!

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  34. AnnetteJ

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love dining at Eranio before we go to the concert at the Golden one it’s become our tradition. Always great food and drinks with friends we love sitting in the booth in the center of the restaurant.

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  35. AlanF

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was fantastic. We all enjoyed the vibe of the restaurant as well

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  36. MKETraveler

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! FUSILLONI with chicken was wonderful. Friend ate the CASARECCE ALLA NORCINA and said it was amazing.

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  37. Bravo

    Sacramento

    52 reviews

    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    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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  38. Rocky

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    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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  39. KMfoodiedoc

    Sacramento

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    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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  40. batman

    Sacramento

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    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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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 3685 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 37 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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