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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Start your Christmas celebration at Il Fornaio! Join us on Christmas Eve and enjoy the festive atmosphere and your favorite Italian dish.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Kick off 2018 in style! Join us New Year's Eve and toast to happiness and health in the new year. Salute!

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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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (28)
Special Occasion (28)
Good for a Date (27)
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Good for Anniversaries (26)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Romantic (24)
Business Meals (21)
Authentic (20)
Casual (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Cozy (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Fun (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined a day ago

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 2 days ago

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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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Food is fabulous and so is the ambience. Our waiter was less than fabulous. He ignored our table of 4 women and it seemed that we were an inconvenience to him. Joshua A, our waiter, seemed attentive to other tables but appeared "put out" by us. One of our orders was wrong and a new one was quickly made by the kitchen. We will be sure to ask for a different waiter when we go back to Il Fornaio.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Il Fornaio has been a favorite of ours for years! Last weekend, I made an Open-Table reservation for my 15-year old and her friends. I did not join them and was pleased to hear that they had a great time, great food, and great service. As my teen becomes more independent, we see Il Fornaio as a fabulous downtown spot where she can be and enjoy. Thanks to the staff (you are the best)!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Showed up at 5:25pm for a 5:30pm reservation because we had show tickets at 7pm. The host disappeared Bseemed to be available for a long time dWhen I asked to talk to manager at 5:50 asked several times what was taking so long but no explanation. When I asked to talk to manager at 5:50

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·Dined 5 days ago

Food was salty and not well prepared. Weird waiting queue at host station even though we had a reservation. Eventually had to jump to the front of the line to see what was happening.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Waited 30 minutes passed our reservation to be seated. Had to call a manger over after an additional 25 minutes just to order drinks. Then meal order was lost and redone.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

We made a reservation but had to wait 20 minutes past our reservation time to be seated.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Our reservation for dinner turned out to be meaningless; 45 minutes after we arrived we were still waiting in the bar. Several items on the fresh sheet we sold out by the time we got waited on. Food, when it finally arrived was bland and not hot. Under staffed, unprepared and underwhelming. Been there several times before but probably won't go there again.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Even though we had a reservation we had to wait for a table. Food was bland.

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·Dined 6 days ago

This is our go to restaurant for our annual girls weekend in the city. We always start off with dinner at Il Fornaio. Can’t beat the food, holiday atmosphere, and their wonderful friendly service. Make sure you have a reservation😉 Already looking forward to next years dinner!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Poor service. Inattentive waitress. Early to reservation and late to be seated. Management needs help with execution on a busy Saturday night.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

We have dined several times here and had nice experiences. This time wasn't. It was a busy Saturday night during the holiday season. We had a reservation. Two of us were initially seated at a table at the intersection of two walkways with tables immediately behind and across from us. When seated we could not pull out our chairs because they were up against chairs immediately behind. We did slide in and were hit in the arms and one of us in the head by the backside of waiters serving the tables across. We asked to be reseated and were. After being seated in the new location 12-15 minutes passed before our waiter made contact. We got water and waited another 10 minutes to order a drink. 40 minutes after our reservation our drinks arrived. One of our meals was good the other bland with the tenderloin overcooked. The waiter apologized for our wait and did comp us on a dessert. We couldn't tell if the restaurant was understaffed or unusually busy. In any event, it was disappointing as there are many other Seattle options in the same price range.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

The service and food were great. We had a show to go to and let our server Josh know so he got us in me out and was great. He was very attentive!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

I’ve dined at Il Fornaio many times but this time it was a total disappointment.
We ordered the calamari which was nothing special with a very thin red sauce. Our Caesar salad had very little flavor, it was topped by large pieces of Parmesan cheese and hard boiled eggs. We were not offered fresh ground pepper for it. They brought our entrée right after we had received our salads so we had to have them hold it for us while we ate our second course. The seafood pasta I ordered which promised shrimp, clams, lobster, and scallops came with two small baby shrimp and half of a clam.
The restaurant was very busy so I am hoping that the meal we had was the exception rather than the norm.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was great but our service was very poor - we definitely were not important to our waiter or other servers walking by our table with water pitchers - we had to ask for refills for our empty glasses. It took quite awhile to take our orders - and then awhile more to get our orders. We kept seeing our waiter thinking here he comes finally , then he disappeared. I hope this was just an off day ( they were not full ) because I enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

I took my 17 year old grandson there for his birthday. He had pizza, of course, but said it was great. I had the butternut squash ravioli and it is fabulous. I would order it just for the sage leaves as they are excellent. They may look like garnish, so don't pass them up. Great coffee there, too, and I am particular.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We love this restaurant but this time the service was not good. The food was fantastic as always.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

great food, great service. We had a Paramount show and they made sure we made it on time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We have dinned here multiple times, at least a dozen over the last 8 years. In fact we dinned here three weeks ago and had a great experience with wonderful food. However this past Friday (12 /8/17) was very disappointing. The food was extremely slow in getting to the table, our table was located right next to the wait station to the back room, one of the dinners steak (the special) was not warm when it arrived and very tough for a tenderloin. I guess it just goes to show you that any restaurant can have a bad night. I was wondering if we had made the reservation directly with the restaurant if the table would have been better?

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We come here every year for a xmas shopping day lunch. This year the timing was all off. The restaurant was never completely full throughout lunch. The main course arrived while my wife was still working on her starter. Wines were late after the main arrived so we had to stop eating and wait. Then the cappuccinos arrived well before the dessert arrived. Normally good but this day they just didn't get it right.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Birthday - Concert

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Nice place for dinner and drinks. Reasonable prices and good environment, upstairs.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary was made extra special by the staff at
Il Fornaio. They went out of their way to make sure we were treated like royalty! I can't talk enough about how wonderful the entire evening was. From the moment I walked in the door until we left, the staff was terrific. The food was delish. Hubby had the ravioli while I had shell pasta w/chicken, sundried tomatoes (the dishes name was unpronounceable by me). They upgraded our bottle of wine and brought us a mouth-watering dessert all at no charge!
Thank you Il Fornaio!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Went here to celebrate my birthday. Ambiance is perfect that made the occasion more intimate. Food is great!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We’ve been to this restaurant typically when downtown for a holiday weekend. It always seems special due to the intimate vibe. Had the gongonzola pasta with mushrooms, was perfectly prepared, not swimming in heavy sauce. Delish!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wait staff was excellent. Long delay in getting food from the kitchen but they compensated us generously.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Dependably good food. Good service. Nice ambiance. A good place to dine in peace downtown.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Waited over an hour for food to arrive while other tables were served long after our arrival. Meals arrive and our orders are wrong. Speak with manager and find that the kitchen is a disaster. This place is capable of so much better.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Salmon was excellent, but side veggie was unremarkable and, in fact, under-cooked broccolini. Still love the atmosphere, service was very good, and location in downtown Seattle is convenient.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was very good, service was very poor. Our server knew we had a theatre performance timeline, and didn’t get our food out in a timely manner. Everyone around us was his focus apparently, as they were all served right away. When I meantioned that we were worried about our food getting there in time for us to enjoy it, he blamed the kitchen staff. I’ve eaten here many times and have never experienced this. I was disappointed. 😔

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I am fond of this restaurant, though on this visit service was slow and distracted, and the veal had an off taste as if it was past its pull date. I will return, because over many years I have rarely had a complaint here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A group of friends and I have a tradition to eat here prior to the Nordstrom event every year. This year, the service was exceptional and the food fabulous. We enjoyed it very much. Terrific for a special occasion or even when you simply want to treat yourself to a delicious meal.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Food good and consistent! Lovely wait staff.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

We had a very enjoyable dinner at Il Fornaio Seattle after taking in the Holiday Inn musical at the 5th Avenue Theatre. The Salmon was perfectly done; hot yet very moist!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Staying in the city for the Seattle Marathon, looked for a good place for dinner that would work for a couple of picky eaters. Il Fornaio had something for everyone, and the Spumone Gelato was great!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always a favorite, due to great, efficient service and food, this dining experience proved to be an exception. Food was ordered and took over 1.5 hours to be served. With theater tickets and limited time, we asked for periodic updates only to hear ‘just five minutes more’. When escalated to the manager, we received no apologies, just ‘five minutes more’. The food was not to the usual standards which added insult to injury. In the end, we received a discount which was appreciated. Another miss by the staff and management is not mentioning that a discount was being offered. A simple apology would have been welcomed. Hopefully this is not an indication of a new standard or trend with this location. Definitely put a damper on the evening.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Il Fornaio Seattle provides a decent selection of Italian menu items. One thing missing that I wanted and consider a Italian staple is Chicken Piccata. I opted for the salmon dinner, a good-sized portion but a bit overcooked on the outside. The dessert offerings are exceptional with a variety of choices that are sure to please everyone.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

First time dining at the restaurant. Will definitely come again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Soup Cold Pasta cold service slow just so disappointed

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