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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 - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

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, 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.

Il Fornaio - Seattle Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (35)
Good for a Date (30)
Special Occasion (29)
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Good for Birthdays (27)
Casual (23)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Romantic (20)
Business Meals (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Authentic (15)
Cozy (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Kid-friendly (9)
Seasonal (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Fun (5)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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·Dined a day ago

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Delicious food, great wine and wonderful services

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 8, 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 4, 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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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Delicious food and great service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·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.

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 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·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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 (Seattle)·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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 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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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 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 December 31, 2017

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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 2017

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 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 24, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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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