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.View Private Dining Details
Treat the mom in your family to a special day at Il Fornaio filled with authentic Italian elegance, a deliciously creative menu and memories for a lifetime!
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Celebrate Easter at Il Fornaio with your friends and family at Il Fornaio! Large parties welcome upon reservation.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Disappointed that the Regional tasting menu is not being offered anye
Although very busy the food and service was great. Regional menus brings variety on a monthly basis
Good food, well prepared, service was prompt and attentive and overall an excellent lunch experience
Il Fornaio never disappoints. I have always loved their food. I love that their pasta is made fresh.
Would have loved better service from server, would love a variety of sweet wines, pasta better prepared a bit undercooked.
I really enjoyed the wait staff. They were very friendly and attentive. My favorite dish was the pizza.
Our waiter was excellent and IL For Soo is always consistent. Great atmosphere and location in the Wells Fargo building on Capitol Mall. This is a regular go to spot!
Il Fornaio Sacramento is truly the best restaurant in Sacramento. It is also my favorite Il Fornaio. The food, service, ambience is always superb.
The manager, Patrick, is to be commended for going out of his way to assure that the dining experience is first rate. The food is always delicious, but the regional menus are exceptional.
Our waiter was very charming and provided EXCELLENT service. Unfortunately, the tables are close together, and I bumped elbows twice with the larger man sitting right behind me. Because the tables are close together (and our table naturally faced the booth right next to us), it made conversations feel less private or intimate, detracting from the ambiance.
I love to dine at Il Fornaio. The food is consistently good and the service is outstanding. We participate in the tasting menu;s and have for years as well as have this restaurant as our go to place for a great meal.
My friends and I meet at Il Forniao regularly. The food is delicious and we enjoy the Regionale menu. We also love the special treatment and exceptional service.
It’s a great place for special occasions as well.
Very good food and very good service. Loved the complementary bruschetta appetizer. From drinks to desert we were very well taken care of
Great food, great service, and amazing management. We celebrated our marriage here and the manager treated us extremely well. He took care of us in every way! Everything came out perfect. Thank you Il Fornaio Staff for and amazing evening.
Came here on a Friday night with roommates for one of their birthdays, and had a great time! Our server Melinda was exceptional and so gracious, always made sure we were enjoying our meal and had such a friendly and welcoming personality.
The food was incredible, we ordered calamaretti fritti to share (very light and tasty, not drenched in oil) and I had the linguine mare chiaro (absolutely fantastic, rich in flavor but also light, and the clams/shrimp/scallop/mussels were delicious!). We also had a bottle of Jamieson Ranch Cabernet and I may have found my new favorite cab!
Will definitely be returning in the future especially since I also signed up for their rewards program.
Excellent as always. I had the sole piccata on the special menu, and it was delicious. My wife had one of the pastas which was excellent as well (their pastas are always great). love the location and the interior ambiance. The service was spot on. I was going to be seated at a 2 person table, and I said that I preferred one of the smaller booths and it taken care of immediately. If you haven't been there before, go a little early and take in the Wells Fargo exhibits in the building entrance. Very interesting. For dessert, we split the sampler which had 4 different treats and was large enough for 4 people to have a couple bites of each item. It was so good that the two of us ate the whole thing!
It's pricy but very good food and service. Not an everyday type of thing.
We have been to Il Fornaio in San Jose in the past and always felt it was top class. This was a first time trying another location while staying overnight in Sacramento. We were disappointed. The food was at best mediocre and food service painfully slow. Granted, it was a crowded Saturday night, but not overly so and they certainly looked like they were set-up to handle such capacity. However, I do want to give a positive review to the bread / water / bus service staff stood out.
We've been to Il Fornaio many times. Unfortunately, this was by far our worst experience. The service was terrible. We had to ask a passing server to find our server so we could order. Our entrees - all pastas - arrived at our table more than 40 minutes after we finished our appetizer.
The food was delicious but I do realize the portions are getting smaller and well for being a corn fed young man I love a hearty dinner.
Best ever! We had 13 ladies there and we had the best service!
My husbands salmon salad was dry. Our waiter was very kind & brought him out a different salmon dish which was great!!!
Great as always!! Lucas was our server and truly took care of us! Scott the bartender is the Best!
We will get together next month sometime.
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!
Wonderful place to visit and enjoy a delicious meal with friends.
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.
Excellent evening. The food and service was outstanding. We will be back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It was great
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
Food was sensational as always. People go out of their way to accommodate you. Magnifico! Grazi Il Fornaio!
Our food was awesome, especially the steak and our server Michelle was great.
Great food and ambience. We will definitely be back with friends to enjoy your restaurant again.
Valentine’s Day Lunch with my Wife.