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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (24)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Special Occasion (24)
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Romantic (23)
Good for a Date (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Business Meals (20)
Authentic (18)
Casual (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Kid-friendly (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Cozy (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Fun (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 hours 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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 (Seattle)·Dined a day 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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 (Seattle)·Dined a day 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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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

Birthday - Concert

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Portland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good specials. Our waiter's relative inattentiveness was more than made up for by the bus boy who ensured we had plenty of water, took a supplementary order, and was engaged with other diners.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This well establish place should never try to do Thanks Giving.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent Thanksgiving dinner with friends our server Ford was excellent

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food, wine, and marvelous service. Server was excellent and attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Spicy, Cozy, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

I like the other day that would

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Nice restaurante. Food and service was ok. Pretty expensive for what it is.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Went to Il Fornaio after seeing a show at the Paramount. Had fantastic meals, an appetizer, drinks and dessert and all were so good. Surprised at the bill - quite reasonable considering how much we ate. Service was fabulous. Will definitely come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great dining experience! Food was delicious and well presented, the service was pleasant and attentive.

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