Il Fornaio - Sacramento
Salmone con Spinaci
Grilled salmon over organic baby spinach salad with red onions, mushrooms, toasted walnuts & red wine vinaigrette; cal/610
Gluten-free pasta with meat ragu & Grana Padano; cal/390/780
Filetto di Bue
Beef tenderloin grilled rare, with balsamic vinegar & green peppercorn sauce; served with sauted organic spinach & roasted Yukon Gold potatoes
Everything was great.
Great food and service. Meals are priced reasonably.
We love the food and great service. It’s worth the drive to downtown. We will miss dining in during this time. We were doing the passport dishes - it’s been fun. Too bad it’s disrupted now.
Still as good as I remember. Great wines and the food is good but the bread seemed stale. The service was good but there were a few moments where we waited for our wine flights to have with our dinner. Dinner came, still no wine, but the glasses were there. We ate half or dinner, still no wine. We ended up stopping eating in order to have wine with our dinner. Finally the wine came but by then our dinner was cold. It was loud even though it wasn't particularly busy for a Monday night. The reservation ran through open table but didn't transfer that we were celebrating a birthday. So they asked when we arrived. I was hoping for a more seamless acknowledgement in regards to the birthday. Over all I definitely recommend and they validate parking!
I went for the regional meal after the theater and the meal was fantastic. Service was impeccable, from the waiter to the bus staff. I always enjoy going to Il Fornaio for the regional meals because it is like going to a new restaurant every month. I cannot remember the last time I ordered from the regular menu.
We always enjoy dining at Il Fornaio. It was our daughter’s 20th birthday and that is where she wanted to go.
The service is always fabulous as well as the food.
I used to love their veal scallopini but they discontinued it! That's pretty disappointing. I hope they bring it back
The food was great but it took 40 minutes from order (7:30) till the food arrived (8:10). The noise level was moderately high making table talk a little difficult but not too bad.
One of our favorite restaurants. Top notch food and friendly staff. On this visit we were seated next to the kitchen which was noisy (though interesting to watch chef), and table service (topping water, taking orders etc) was slower than I would have liked. Overall still a pleasant experience.
Great food and atmosphere with excellent service. We would definitely go back. Just wish they still had the butternut squash pasta.
I’ll Fornaio has the best service, and outstanding waiters! This is a yearly visit, and we have never been disappointed!
wonderful food, amazing staff & always a great experience.
Fairly disappointed in how my anniversary dinner went. I proposed there 15 yrs ago. Perhaps mgmt has changed but my anniversary was not acknowledged until after we paid. My guess is they forgot? Big no no and easily avoidable on restaurant part. Again, maybe change in philosophy, but I was used to 1, a greeting of the anniversary as I check in... that did not happen. Perhaps free appetizer or a drink... again I don’t feel entitled to that but prior visits had me think it could be coming. I don’t think I’d come back, the food is decent but I think there are other places that will treat their customers better. Again, I’m not looking for a handout, but my biggest gripe was the acknowledgment of the anniversary only after we paid, who does that? Not enough attention to detail, I was disappointed as this specific location has lots of meaning to my wife and I....
My son and I had dinner the other night. The seafood risotto was delicious. My son’s steak was perfect. The staff were friendly and efficient, and the venue is beautiful. This is one of the premier places to eat in Sacramento!
This is our second time at this location and we love the ease or parking and the selection of food. We have been to many other locations but this is by far the best. The only down fall is the bartender. He was pretty rude the first time we were here and very rude Saturday night. My husband and I think that on the nights that Golden 1 Center is having an event that Il Fornaio should open a bit earlier or at least the bar area.
We arrived a little before our reservation, and when we checked in we told them.we were going to grab a drink at the bar. The hostess said ok, just let us know when you are ready to be seated. There was a bar full of people and only one bartender. Before he could get to us the hostess was calling us to be seated. As we were walking to our table what I think was the manager could sense my disappointment, and said a bartender had called in sick. Not my problem! Don't tell me to enjoy a drink and then call me to be seated.
Great food, great service. Beautiful interior as well.
We arrived early, about 5 minutes and were seated at our reservation time, 5:45 pm on a Sunday holiday weekend. We were seated in the atrium, which was just the right temperature. I ordered the wine flight, they were out of the rose and offered the house rose instead, but they were willing to switch out another wine if the house rose did not work. We both othered a meal with chicken, one a chicken rotisserie, which was incredibly moise and one chicken spicy breast, our favorite. If you enjoy a little 'kick' in your food, I would highly recommend the spicy chicken breast. We topped it off sharing the hazelnut chocolate cake, it was incredible. This is a great place for an intimate romantic evening. They also accomodate groups, but with all the glass around, I am not sure if I would recommend little ones.
The wine, food, and ambiance was amazing. We had a fantastic time. What a great date night we had. We would come back again for sure.
Food as good as ever. Service spot on, even though very busy. Feels authentically Italian.
We can absolutely recommend this restaurant. Maybe twice a year we go here - and always a great experience. Great servers, nice environment, a bit of class - and great food.
Service, food, wine and ambiance were awesome!!
The staff was extremely nice despite working past closing on Valentine’s Day, and the service was expeditious, but still gave us enough time to talk and enjoy our time together. Truly couldn’t have picked a better spot to spend our Valentine’s Day date, and I highly recommend going to Il Fornaio for any occasion!
The food at this restaurant was GREAT! The service on the other hand was another story. My girlfriend and I are in our early 20’s and we went here for a special Valentine’s Day dinner. Our reservation was at 9:15PM and the restaurant closes at 11PM. At exactly 11 o’clock sharp the restaurant turned off the music & their bussers & servers began yelling and laughing across the restaurant as if they had been closed for 3 hours and all their guest were gone. I understand the restaurant workers want to go home in a quick manner & the night must have been a hectic one but I really felt like I as well as my date should have been able to finish our meal in a nice and wonderful fashion just as the couples who went to the restaurant earlier in the night we’re able to. Our server at this restaurant was also not very attentive or friendly at all. The server only visited our table a total of 5 times the entire night & 4 of them were to bring our food & 1 drink. We practically had to beg her for refills on our beverages & even then she did not come back consistently to ask if we needed anything but did so to a few older couples who were sitting around us. I felt that because we were a younger couple & this restaurant is a bit more “upscale” we were not treated as well. I understand Valentine’s Day must’ve have been a crazy and hectic night at this restaurant but if you can not accommodate and give the same experience to your later night guests as your earlier night guests then you shouldn’t offer reservations so late in the evening and you shouldn’t be open on a busy holiday.
Great service, food, and ambiance
Everything was great. The food was delicious and our server Leann was absolutely amazing. Had such a wonderful experience. Can’t wait to come back.
Ceaser salad nice, tagliatelle w/ a great ragu, seafood stew excellent w/ toasted bread so yummy in the broth+, tusca chicken good.too full for deserts
The food was JUST AMAZING, our waiter was sooooo nice and took care of everything, our experience was just perfect.
Great food! Pricey but worth it! We will be back again!!!!
Great ambience to enjoy mediocre food and slow service at a drafty table. Spoiled a pre-valentine date. Not the servers fault stick with the pasta is my recommendation.
Food was delicious, as usual. Really enjoy the monthly special menus.
Service was not as we have had in the past. Had to ask for things and received items after parties seated near us. I hate to say it, but, those tables had male customers and I believe that is why they were served before us. This practice should never have happened, but certainly not in 2020. All of our money spends. Don’t treat anyone like second class.
The reason it didn't receive an outstanding was the location of the table the hostess took me. I had a reservation and I used to go there about three times a month. I did ask for a change because there were many empty tables. But the hostess said everything was reserved :(
Fantastic! Made for a memorable night! Service was excellent and the food outstanding.
We were in Sacramento for a 7:00 concert at Golden 1. We had 5:00 reservations and showed up a couple minutes early. We didn’t get our food until after 6:00!!! Other tables got their food - even those that came after us. We complained and the waitress was kind and very apologetic. The food, once it arrived, was very good. They had us worried though!
Good food and nice atmosphere and decor. I love the marble absolutely everywhere!
Very friendly staff!
We enjoyed a savory meal for our early Valentine's day celebration!
Had a reservation for 5:45 we were early and they set us earlier. Every thing was wonderful , but it can get very loud in there.
Great food and service
As always, the food, drinks and service were beyond expectations. This is why Il Fornaio is one of our favorite places. Keep up the good work!
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 3007 OpenTable diners.
Il Fornaio - Sacramento does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ilfornaio.com/gift-cards/.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.