Il Fornaio - San Jose
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Thinly sliced raw Certified Piedmontese beef, shaved Grana Padano, capers & wild arugula, drizzled with lemon-olive oil
Bruschetta al Pomodoro
Grilled ciabatta rubbed with garlic & topped with marinated chopped heirloom tomatoes, basil & mixed olives
Housemade fresh pasta sheets layered with meat ragu, porcini mushrooms, Grana Padano & béchamel; baked in the oven
Great food and great ambience right in downtown San Jose. The braised short ribs are awesome!
The drinks and service was great but the food was sadly terrible. The bruschetta was good but the bread tasted like it was days old. I ordered a dinner special of Rigatoni and it was just a mess. Tasted and looked terrible. We also ordered lasagna which tasted frozen. Very expensive for this quality of food. I have been to ll Fornaio several times other locations and have been great. Very disappointing.
Great service from start to end of dinner!!! Even short handed it was outstanding!! 👍🏻♥️
Food was fantastic. Staff attentive but not overly so. Definitely will be back.
Servers were excellent, food was really good. Oddly we were told it would take a while to order and get our food when we were sat, so we rushed to choose something and order right away so we could get to our show, but our server was super attentive and the food came out fast. So we felt like we were needlessly rushed at the beginning. But still a great spot.
This is a perfect restaurant to celebrate a birthday! The maitre d' made sure our server knew it was my birthday, and said to 'make sure to treat her like a queen'. This included a complimentary glass of prosecco and a beautiful piece of tiramisu for dessert, both 'on the house'. My friends and I shared a caesar salad, which was a perfect amount to split for 3. Interestingly, none of us had pasta. I had the beef tenderloin, which was cooked to perfection (rare) and accompanied by carrots, broccolini, and baby potatoes. My friends had a new york steak and the short ribs, both cooked perfectly. This is a lovely restaurant, clean and elegant. Parking on the street is free after 6 pm.
We always enjoy coming here, and the food was excellent as usual even though it seemed the portions were a little smaller. Still excellent value though. The service was great, although the ambience was a little sad because there were so few people there. This is surely the result of Covid, not the restaurant itself, and we just hope that people will have the confidence to start returning and support this excellent restaurant. Oh, and I had told open table reservation was for a birthday celebration and without asking the restaurant Davis a free happy birthday tiramisu to share. A very nice touch!
We selected Il Fornaio for our anniversary dinner. Everything was great. Added plus that it was connected to the Westin-St.Claire Hotel where we were staying!
Excellent dinner and the service is always outstanding.
One of our favorite Italian restaurants, it didn’t disappoint.
Super good food and service!
We sat at the bar and our server was amazing! Thank you for a great meal and wine!
Outstanding food and drink! Excellent staff with elegant surroundings.
Food was great, service was great. A little strange that they charged us $2 for bread, but maybe that was due to the Dine Downtown specials that we ordered.
We love IlFornaio! They vary their specials. The staff is fantastic! One of our favorite restaurants.
Food was not as good as a couple years ago. Was overcharged $10 on bottle of wine. Was charged an extra $200 on credit card. We used to enjoy going there but won't be back at least not for a long time.
IIl Fornaio has been one of my favorite restaurants for years.
I have always loved this place and last night it did not disappoint. They took excellent care of us and the food was amazing. Can’t wait to go back again next time I am in San Jose.
The only thing was missing was recognizing the celebration reason ( which was asked when booking on line). They didn't acknowledge it at all.
What a lovely evening! From the wait staff to the food it was wonderful.
We had a large party and tried several dishes. The seafood pasta was one of the best. The breaded pork special was also very good. The carpaccio was fresh. Recommending getting the fresh bread. Service was a little slow, but overall good.
Delicious entrees! I wife had the seafood grill and I had the short ribs. Both delectable! Highly recommend!
Hadn't been here in along time. My dinner was good, my GF's was poor. Calamari served cold, drink had to be returned because there was a fly in it. It got back to us so fast it was obvious they pulled out the fly and tossed the drink in another glass. Oh well.
I don't think it was romantic of a setting but still a quiet intimate environment. I envisioned something not so bright, not a view of a parking lot but still a 5 star experience
Was dope, had the vodka pasta and bruschetta. Bottle of wine was a good call too.
Great service. Food was decent. Very quiet. Good for family conversation.
Been here previously 20 or 30 times. But this was first time I've been here in about 25 years. Very disappointing compared to what it used to be like. Food was only fair at best.
Service could be better.
The food was great, and service was very good. I'll be going there again soon.
This restaurant hostess (a man) was rude. We had a reservation for a special dinner with friends visiting from seattle, we arrived 10 minutes late and the restaurant refused to sit us saying the kitchen was now closed and we were late. This is ridiculous as had we arrived on time 10 minutes earlier there is no way we would have ordered and received our food already.
I believe they saw 2 adults with 3 teenagers (all women) and decided not to serve us, the restaurant only had a few tables seated and all were couples. Rude and discriminating.
We expected a bit more of an Italian feel of energy.
Pricing of entrees is a fair value as the portions are fine
but the flavors are very good but not great as in the past.
W ordered a scotch and water and got a delivered cocktail of only water
and an order of ice tea came way later than all of the other drinks.
We had a party of 12 and a nice gesture for spending nearly $500.00 with tip
would have been a few complimentary desserts.
Our server was fantastic. Knowledgeable, courteous, knows his bourbons (Whistle Pig), patient….when we return we will ask for him….wish I could remember his name….he received a deservingly large but fair tip..,,
Really nice service, you are received promptly, and politely asked to check your temperature. And walk to a clean table elegantly set.
And then really well made drinks where served, a good bottle of wine, and food, pleasant to the eye, and tasting like heaven worth.
Grilled seafood platter is my favorite . Enjoyed the Mother's Day flight of wines. No room for dessert. No problem getting a reservation. Staff were making lots of cocktails so this seems the place to explore those special drinks.
The service was great and the food was cooked to perfection. Great place to celebrate an anniversary.
Food was ok, not worth the amount it is priced. My Brother in law ordered a steak medium, when he got it, it was so rare it was purple inside. They fixed it, but not something you want to see on a almost $40 meal. I probably will not go back there for dinner, but I have had their brunch before and that is definitely better quality food wise.
Delicious Sea food grill! Good observations of the social distancing, too. Wonderful to be able to come back now and enjoy everything about Il Fornaio!
Great mother's day lunch. Service was fantastic. All Covid-19 protocols seemed to be followed, and we had a comfortable, delicious, meal.
Il Fornaio was a wonderful surprise. Luckily they had availability for a last minute reservation. Great food & wonderful service! Looking forward to going back during a future trip to San Jose.
We enjoy having dinner at Il Fornaio in Downtown SJ, especially when Ihab is our server!
You can order delivery directly from Il Fornaio - San Jose using the Order Online button. Il Fornaio - San Jose also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 271-3366.
Il Fornaio - San Jose is rated 4.5 stars by 3795 OpenTable diners.
Il Fornaio - San Jose does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ilfornaio.com/gift-cards/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.