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About Il Fornaio - Sacramento
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.
Sacramento, CA 95814
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Validated, complimentary parking available in private lot. Street parking and valet are also available.
Regional Transit stops one block over on 4th and L Street. Amtrack stops three blocks over on 4th and I Street.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
Il Fornaio - Sacramento Ratings and Reviews
We had Thanksgiving dinner at Il Fornaio. The menu was extensive with an advertised traditional turkey dinner. Our dinner was very good with the exception of the gravy on the mashed potatoes. There was tomato sauce in the gravy which we did not like at all.
We are new to Sacramento, but we always enjoyed Il Fornaio in San Jose when we lived near there. For our first meal at Il fornaio in Sacramento, we were 6 family members for Thanksgiving dinner. We ordered a variety of meals from the holiday and everyday menus, and they were all excellent and generous portions. Service was outstanding.
Beautiful restaurant full of light due to floor-to-ceiling windows. Conversation-friendly noise level (except the patron next to us sounded like he was mic'ed). Very good service, delicious food. A little spendy for what you get but not deal-breakingly. Beautiful Wells Fargo lobby adjacent. The major drawback is the terrible parking structure available. Minuscule slots for cars after driving forever to find spaces not marked Reserved. And $1.75/20 minutes. Good thing Il Fornaio validates for 2 hours.
Although there were empty booths we were Seated at a horrific table that was like stuck into the end of the kitchen. Not setup and there were holes all over the chairs. They brought the pasta at the same time as the salad so no chance to eat properly. The food was good but overall a very poor dinner experience for me and my guests.
Wine was delicious, calamari was yummy. I was a little disappointed in the pizza, but I am willing to try again.
Also Fridays are so busy that I may change my night as while the server was very pleasant and attentive it seemed a bit slower than normal especially bring our wine. Maybe the bar was backed up. I do love your rewards program. Definitely motivating us to come in more. One more thing—I love Patrick. I appreciate his momentary drop by to say hello.
Il Fornaio's is above and beyond outstanding customer service, and there is absolutely nothing to complain about. The service, the atmosphere, the selection on the menu, and the wines are phenomenal. Thank you for making each visit memorable. This is why I always request to return over and over
We tried their monthly prefixe 3 course tasting menu. What a value and every course was delicious. All four of us ordered something different from the others so we all had bites of each others dishes. Total home run on all counts.
It is amazing that a restaurant that big can serve so many people so effectively. We were there right after a play so there was a crowd from that and then the event at the Center finished and there was a glut of people then too. So the tables got filled pretty rapidly but the staff kept pace and the food was delivered promptly. Great time!
Normally I would give this Restaurant high marks as I have been there many times ; however, this time was a disappointment. 2 and half hours to get dinner, and it wasn't because we were casual dinners nor the fact that Disney on Ice was at Golden 1, just lack of attention. The food when served was cold.
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