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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
9:00 PM
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Il Fornaio - Seattle

3.9
1999 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday -
Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(206) 264-0994
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Franz Junga
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
6th Avenue
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Parking details
Convenient self or valet parking is available in Pacific Place parking lot. Street parking is also available.
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Public transit
Metro line stops at 6th and Olive.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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

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What 1999 People Are Saying
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3.9  based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

Drinks were never refilled.

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vipDesiree (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Good food to have with friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food was good, but the kitchen had already run out of two items (one special entree and one wine special) that we wanted to order, although it was only 6 pm. The menu was limited and had very few other non-meat options, after I was unable to order my desired entree. The restaurant was very crowded on a Saturday night, the tables were very close together, and the kitchen was backed up. It took 90 minutes to receive our entrees, and we nearly missed our show nearby, although we arrived early for our reservation 2 hours before showtime. This was very disappointing, so we may not come back.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food was delicious, as always! The shell pasta with butternut squash and crisped sage was light and filling. My daughter gave high marks to the salmon ravioli. Il Fornaio has become out go-to before theater spot.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Had to cancel entrees after waiting nearly 40 minutes after our salads.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food, great wine and wonderful services

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

My wife has celiac disease, and this is a very safe dinner spot so we don't have to worry about cross-contamination. The food is always excellent, top-notch service, and Thierry always is able to recommend the perfect wine to go with our meals

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Likes8s (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Great menu and delicious too. Service was outstanding. It was a lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s dinner-my Caesar salad was a heavy on the creamy dressing; pasta Bolognese was good, a bit bland. The waitress did recommend a nice wine for us. There were a couple of times we couldn’t catch our waitress’ attention, which detracted from the enjoyment of our dinner.

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JeremyD (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was awkward and it was not what we thought for the Valentine’s Day occasion. I also ended up getting sick after eating there. It was very loud as we placed right by the service window so yelling the entire meal.

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alkigirl (Seattle)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Waited 15 minutes to be seated despite having a reservation. Waited 1 hour for our food to arrive! Had to eat quickly in 15 minutes to make it to our show.

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AlexO (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was great. No complaints. Bonus: Darius Rucker was on the bar TV's.

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KSchu (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had such a bad experience at Il Fornaio last night, despite the best efforts of a very nice hostess, manager & server who really tried to make our experience good.

To be fair, we were late for our reservation, but they told us "no problem" both on the phone and when we arrived. After 15 minutes of no table, I asked the hostess what was going on and she confessed they were struggling to find us one. She said, though, that they could seat us immediately in one of the booths behind the hostess desk, across the aisle from the kitchen, which is completely separate from the main dining area. She was so apologetic, and sweetly offered us a complimentary appetizer, so despite our having found a table for 4 at the Thai place upstairs (which we love), we let them seat us.

NEVER let them seat you in the tables by the kitchen! You're basically half in the lobby and half in the kitchen, so it's a constant stream of people by you and it's really loud. We listened to the cooks and servers yell at each other about what dishes were and weren't ready for which table the entire meal.

Our waitress was really nice and apologetic, and tried to provide good service, but we hardly ever saw her because our table was so far from the main dining room, where every other table in the restaurant was. It took over 20 minutes to get each of the 2 drinks I ordered, and it took us almost an hour from when we ordered to get our food.

And the food - it was disappointing. My 14 year old daughter really enjoyed her spaghetti with meat sauce, while my 16 year old said her angel hair pasta with marinara was just ok. My husband said his meatballs were mushy and fell apart and had little flavor, and he thought the calamari appetizer was awful (although he did eat half of it). My shell pasta with broccoli, sun dried tomato & chicken was ok, but it needed more garlic or spice - it was pretty bland.

So - we basically ate at Buca di Beppo but paid $200 for the experience. Pass.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Dinner after Hamilton. It was a good meal after a fantastic show!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The wait staff was very nice and attentive, ensuring we would make our curtain on time. The food was good. I had the salmon which was perfectly cooked for doneness, but very oily as it was basted in oil.

I replaced the potato side with a veggie side and was given three small carrots as a replacement. They were good, but maybe 4 or 5 would have been appropriate. My daughter had a very nice gourmet pizza which she very much enjoyed.

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viphamckay (Seattle)
1.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We go here a lot and have always had a wonderful experience. Tonight was different. We sat at our table for 25 minutes before our waiter came. He quickly took out order and asking if we wanted a drink at the end. Knowing how long it took just to get to our table we declined a bottle
Of wine knowing it would probably never make it to our table. When our food arrived the portions for the pasta dishes were very small compared to what we have ordered in the past and they were all cold. My fish was cold as well. Our waiter never came back to check on our food until the very end of the meal. When i said something to the manager as we left he seemed to not really care.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent evening. Pre-theater dining, plus birthday celebration. Service was great. Table overlooked the street with beautiful lights and evening activities outside. Service was excellent, food was prepared quickly and exactly as expected. Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Enjoyed the grilled seafood platter. Nice preparation. Food was good, service a little slow even though we had reservations and indicated we had tics for 5th Ave at 7:30; still made show though.

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vipVeraA (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

All 4 of our meals were disappointing......a bland smallish pizza for the price, fish antipasta was also bland and seemed like frz food. The other shellfish entree equally bland and overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing food, service was great and the views of downtown from the dining room are awesome!

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HappyEating (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was great: buttery, fresh noodles; bread made in-house; fresh and flavorful seafood and appetizers. I'll be returning soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Delicious food and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Birthday always consistent food and service . One of our family favorites!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Very good food, I go for a dinner there every year when I go to Seattle at least once.

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cjp1026 (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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vipNeedfullmenu (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on January 10, 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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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 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

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 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.

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