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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.
Seattle, WA 98101
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday -
Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Convenient self or valet parking is available in Pacific Place parking lot. Street parking is also available.
Metro line stops at 6th and Olive.
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
Il Fornaio offers four distinct dining options for large or small groups with menus suited to your preference.
Il Fornaio - Seattle Ratings and Reviews
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
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.
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!!!
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. 😔
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.
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.
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.
We’ve been sited right away the server came after 5-10 min. We place the order. The bread that should come right away as promised didn’t come. When finally I talked to manager they gave us bread almost after being sitting 25 min. Appetizer came like in 20 min and main course came in 1 hour. Food was ok service needs to be improved
I understand today is a thanksgiving but it wasn’t that busy and other people got their food faster then we came
Our family ate Thanksgiving dinner here and it was excellent. My husband and I are pretty picky about restaurants, and it exceeded our expectations. All of the people who served us that evening were friendly and on the ball. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
First time spending Thanksgiving in a restaurant. Everyone's food (party of four) was cold on arrival. Nice ambience. Nice waiter. Food was not worth the price at all. Cold food is always a problem at Il fornaio in Seattle even when it's not busy. Figure out how to get the food piping hot. It sits way too long.
We were disappointed in both the food and the service. Our server was a newer server, so I could maybe understand that part. But the food was also sub par......2 inch chunk of uncooked potato in mashed potatoes, cold turkey, under seasoned sides and no offers for more wine.
Our server was attentive but not particularly well trained. The food was good but not great. This is a large chain restaurant in a mall. It was a decent choice but not a great or inspiring one. We would return, but mainly if our plans brought us back to the mall.
We had a reservation. With many tables open they sat us literally next to wait stand. We ask to be moved, which they did to a slightly better table. Still crammed and in walkway, we asked to be moved again. They were not happy, but did move us to a descent table. The service was rushed from that point on. Enter showed up before appetizer was finished. We had to ask about dessert, which was the only truly good thing we consumed.
The restaurant is inside a mall and you can guess how cozy that can be. Bread was stale, fried calamari overdone and chewy. My pasta was incredibly Aldenti and flavorless. The greeter was nice. He offered us a better table. Did not like the atmosphere nor food. Would not recommend to anyone.
Il Fornaio recently dropped their "Festa Regionale" at their locations outside of California. This is a very disappointing development as we looked forward to tasting the regional food of Italy each month. They have also stopped making their salt and rosemary rolls due to cost of labor.
We will not be dining there near as often due to these changes
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