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About Il Fornaio - Seattle

In the tradition of Italy's trattorias, the sight, sounds and aromas of authentic Italian cuisine are recreated fresh everyday at Il Fornaio Seattle. Literally "the baker" in Italian, Il Fornaio offers wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade and imported pastas; pizzas from an apple wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; antipasti and a wide variety of desserts made daily from scratch. Voted as Seattle Magazine's 2006 Reader's Choice for "Best
Italian" and repeat recipient of Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence," this award-winning restaurant is located in downtown Seattle at Sixth and Pine.

600 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday -
Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
6th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 264-0994

Website:
http://www.ilfornaio.com/

Catering:
When you can’t join us, Il Fornaio food will come to you!
Catering services include:
• Boxed Lunch – sandwich, salad, Italian cookie and drink packaged individually.
• Platters – pastries, sandwiches, salads or cookies. Perfect for any meeting held at Il Fornaio or your location.
• Ala Carte – We will accommodate any to go order from our regular menus.
• Delivery – Delivery available for catering orders with a $25 minimum (20 percent service charge applies). Please contact banquetssea@ilfo.com

Parking Details:
Convenient self or valet parking is available in Pacific Place parking lot. Street parking is also available.

Public Transit:
Metro line stops at 6th and Olive.

Executive Chef:
Franz Junga

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate your Valentine with a special selection of dishes inspired by the Italian region of Umbria, the home of Saint Valentine. End your evening with Fondente ai Tre Cuori, a heart-shaped flourless dark chocolate cake with white chocolate and mixed-berry gelee hearts.

Private Dining

Il Fornaio offers four distinct dining options for large or small groups with menus suited to your preference.

Il Fornaio - Seattle Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (35)
Good for a Date (32)
Special Occasion (30)
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Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Casual (24)
Romantic (23)
Business Meals (21)
Great for Lunch (19)
Authentic (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Comfort Food (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Cozy (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Fun (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
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Worth the Drive (5)
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Healthy (3)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant was not at all busy, and this server could not seem to manage the amount of tables she had. She would disappear for periods of time when plates should be cleared, waters empty, etc - basic serving tasks that customers appreciate.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Always like the food and he bread, but extremely disappointed they have gone to a VERY limited menu until 8pm. Won’t be going back even though it has been one of our regulars. They need to go back to a full dinner menu. Frustrated. Server was able to get two entrees of one the family favorites off the full menu for us. Very helpful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always a good meal, and exceptional service. It's a but over-priced, but for a convenient meal in the city, that doesn't stop us.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food was mediocre at best. Price points were high for the caliber of the food. Service wasn’t very attentive. The restaurant was empty and it still took forever to get drinks.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Waitstaff had to come back 2 times and inform us that menu items were out. Waitstaff forgot twice our drink orders. They apologized for confusions and indicated it was the volume of guests. Food was good when it did arrive but portion size for cost was small

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Arrived 15 minutes prior to our reservation & we were seated right away. Leisurely meal where the main server could have been a little more attentive. An entree had to be sent back due to a server/kitchen mistake (allergy), unfortunately the rest of the table were halfway through their dinner by the time the plate arrived. The establishment was very busy as it was pre-show & they are in close proximity to The Paramount. All food was fantastic & we would definitely return to give them another shot.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The table we were seated at was very strange. We were seated right behind the ordering station with no view and got bumped into frequently even though I made reservations.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had dinner at Il Fornaio before an early evening movie at the theatre upstairs. It worked perfectly for us. We had great service, ( a friendly, attentive server and his supports), a delicious meal ( we each had pasta dishes and shared a salad. ( fresh ingredients, well prepared), and had enough time to eat in a leisurely way and get to the movie with time to spare. No complaints.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year's Eve. Wasn't particularly busy that late, but our server was clearly tired. Took long to take our order and then told us the two meals we asked for were out, requiring another look at the menu and another long wait. Took nearly a half hour to collect our check. Not worth it.

A party of 7 were seated a half hour after the three of us and left a half hour before.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The restaurant is pretty and the Food was average-good (based on the dish) although I don't think it was worth the high price. All in all our table of 6 would have been relatively happy if the service wasn't so bad and slow. Our waitress had next to no conversation with us, would not return to our table for very long periods of time and then got our order wrong. Would like to caveat that it was NYE.. BUT... the restaurant was not that busy at all to justify the lack of service.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service was great, the food however wasn't good, at all. My husband had the spaghetti and I got the grilled salmon. The grilled salmon tasted like it was from the frozen isle at Trader Joe's, the spaghetti was bland. Won't be back.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Convenient parking in the garage, fine and attentive staff, flavorful menu items, generally a delightful experience.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Service was bad. We chose a wine from their list and they were out. It took about 25 minutes to receive my cocktail , a simple Martini up. Water glasses were not refilled until we requested. Olive oil & balsamic for bread was never replenished. My husband requested a cup of minestrone for him to eat while my son & I ate our appetizer. Soup was not brought until I had my salad and I had to remind them my husband was also having a salad. His salad arrived followed almost immediately by his entree. My husband ordered a Cannoli & an adult hot chocolate for dessert, he received the hot chocolate but never received the Cannoli, luckily we were not charged for it and at this point we were so frustrated that we just wanted to pay our bill and get out of there. We have been coming to this restaurant for years but this time the food, presentation & taste, as well as the service were so bad that we are seriously considering not returning.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Maybe we went on an atypical night, but we were surprised by the disorganized service provided by our waiter. After we ordered, someone brought bread but then it wasn't until our main dish arrived that our waiter noticed that he had not provided the plate of olive oil for dipping the bread. At tables around us, waiters were providing oil immediately after bread was delivered to the table. Second thing to happen was we ordered soup but none came. First food to arrive at our table, after the basket of bread, was the main dish. We were puzzled but our waiter never stopped by long enough for us to ask about the fate of our soup. Fortunately no soup was on the bill so we did not have to argue that point. After we were finished with our dessert, we waited much longer than other tables before getting our bill. Two tables of 6 near us were seated after us and were through paying their bill before we received our bill, even though the tables of 6 had appetizers (their appetizer came), main dish, and dessert. We understand things do not always go according to plan but three things amiss in one dinner impacts the experience. The food itself was good and the person bringing the food from the kitchen was exceptional.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Server to busy with a larger party to care about outlet table.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was marginal for the price. Veal was tough, vegetables underdone. Nice dining room and convenient downtown location.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It was Christmas Eve, so the atmosphere was hectic, leading to our order being taken wrong and some excessive delays in being served. Good, if pricy, food.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Have been here several times in the past, this time for Christmas Eve; by 6:30 PM they were out of 2 menu items, server did not communicate this until after we tried to order; would prefer he told us before we made our selections. Server timing was way off, our hot appetizer was served cold. This restaurant does not live up to it's past experiences, will not go again.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Amazing to find this level of consistency. Average food, average service, average ambiance. Okay for weekday lunch or dinner. Not a good choice for Christmas Eve.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I mistakenly booked the wrong "Il" Italian restaurant for our traditional Christmas Eve dinner (usually an elegant dining establishment). When we arrived, seeing it's in the Seattle Pacific Place mall, I was worried it was going to be a bland evening. But don't judge a book by it's cover. On a magical, snowy Christmas Eve night in Seattle, the restaurant was warm, elegant, great ambiance, lighting and decorated elegantly for Christmas. They even had a favorite 2013 California red on the wine list so we splurged on the bottle. Dinner was great. Our server extremely attentive and even had an assistance. Thank you, Il Fornaio!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was subpar. Had to flag waiter down for multiple things like water and napkins. Food was decent but nothing to get excited about, overpriced for what it is.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We gathered here Christmas Eve. We had never been here before but we will be back. It’s a great place to eat and the atmosphere was great. The staff was fast and friendly. The food was great I had the spaghetti and meatballs which was great. And the bread pudding I didn’t notice that it had a coffee ingredient I’m not a coffee drinker. Other than that it was great give them a try and enjoy yourself!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We come every Christmas Eve for a late lunch and to people watch. Great food as always but we are somewhat disappointed with the lack of quality Washington wines offered. This had always been a strength in past years with many Walla Walla choices.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our server Hunter was SO nice!! We ordered Bruschetta to start and he offered it for free since there had been a bit of a wait to be greeted (which we didn’t even really notice!) Very hospitable service and yummy food. Family friendly (we had our three young kids with us) Thank you! A

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was a special Christmas date night for my husband and I in the city before a show at the Paramount Theatre. Great ambiance even more beautiful decorated for the holidays. We mentioned our after dinner plans to our server just to make sure we wouldn’t be late and she did an excellent job of timing our meal perfectly so we didn’t feel rushed through our dinner or rushed to get to the theatre. Food was delicious, can’t wait to go back again!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We’ve been to I’ll fornaio numerous times when my girls were young. It was almost a tradition every holiday. The service was a little slow and I’m sure because they were busy. It took awhile for our dinner to arrive so we ate so much bread! I love having wine with my pasta so I ate slow while waiting but the wine never showed up. It took awhile for the server to check our table and when asked he said he had forgotten. My husband canceled it and had to pack my canneloni to go.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We arrived on time for our reservation and only waited a few minute past. But our entre's did not show up until 6:45 and we had concert tickets at Benaroya Hall which we had let our waiter know. This was not his fault this was the kitchen. The couple next to us had to leave their entre's because they arrived so late. I could not in good conscious recommend this prior to a theatre or concert night unless you gave them at least two hours so you wouldn't risk being late. The food was okay the broccoli in my dish was almost raw. could have been steamed longer. This was not my first time but will wait quite awhile before returning. The waiter was actually really great and very attentive and did all he could.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Disabled Access
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

This was the second evening in a row that i dined at Il Fornaio. The previous evening I dined early and had fabulous service and the food was fantastic. This evening we dined at 5:30 and felt that our waiter may have had too many tables as we waited quite a bit between courses. That being said, i have dined here often and have never had this experience before so I'll definitely be back.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Il Fornaio has great customer service and amazing ambiance. I sat near a window and the holiday lights outside and decorations inside were gorgeous. Also our server, Matt STA, was very attentive, polite, and welcoming. Would totally recommend this place!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The service was good; the food was great. Our only issue: There was an ad for "buy a $100 gift certificate and get a $20 gift certificate." We asked if we could get that and use it for our meal. Maybe our waiter didn't understand - didn't really hear what we said. But he said yes. Turned out: no. The $20 is only usable for a few months next year and I don't know when we'll be back - we don't eat on the West Side much. The manager, however, did right by us and in a timely fashion. We were headed to a play at 5th Ave Theater and, even with this snafu, we made it in time. :)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Seven of us, all family members, chose Il Fornaio for a family Christmas dinner. We have a long-standing tradition of an annual trip "downtown" to see Santa Claus, ride together on the Westlake Square carousel, and have dinner, in the past probably most often at Hamanasu (the former Benihana). We've also spent a couple of those dinners at Il Fornaio.

This time several of us once again were disappointed in the food quality and in some degree with the service (primarily from our waiter.) We spent what we felt was a whole lot of money for what netted out as pretty average dining.

Next year, if all goes well, we will no doubt be back enjoying the consistently excellent food and particularly super service at Hamanasu.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The calamari was an excellent appetizer, perfectly cooked. All of our main dishes were excellent and the petto di pollo al peperoncino was especially tasty. It had ust enough spice to provide a nice zing every now and then.

The service was fine, a little slow on refills but otherwise good.

Overall we had an amazing meal and highly recommend Il Fornaio.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

I find Il fornaio to be consistently good - service is always excellent and there is always a great menu selection.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It was crowded the evening we visited and service was pretty slow. Wait person was very nice just not very speedy. Food was delicious. We do recommend and will come back again.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful waiter with excellent suggestions from the menu. We don't get to the big city often but will put this on our list of favorites.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Good location for Pacific place. Restuarant has 2 level, with the booking part upstairs, looked like informal dining downstairs, but I didnt get the option to select when I booked on Open table. Was very busy at 5:30 with diners already eating. Table bit cramped against the waiters stand/bar.
Food was good, pasta better then the pizza, but slow in arriving probably due to the number of diners. Service was only ok - we told the waiter that we would want coffee after finsihing our wine, but in the meantime he brought the bill anyway!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Nice time, nice lunch, we had a window seat, fun to look outside at all the activity on the street.
Waiter was attentive too.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had our Company Holiday Lunch, the space was adequate and the food was good. Apparently they had combined the upstairs and downstairs menus, so some items on their website were not available, which was unfortunate, but not the end of the world. Over all it was a delightful lunch with my team.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Service was friendly but a little slow. Food was good but not awesome. Nothing terrible about it but probably not worth making an effort to get back there. (Sorry it wasn't better news.).
We went to see Holiday Inn at the 5th Ave after dinner - that was a lot of fun.

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Brought my family there for a pre theatre dinner to kick off our Christmas celebrating. The service was excellent from our server to EVERYONE on staff we came in contact with. The food and drinks were also excellent. They put us all in a great mood and set the pace for our very enjoyable family outing.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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