We offer 2 private dining spaces; our East Loggia, holding 80 seated or up to 120 for a stadning reception.We can create smaller private dining areas for as small as 15 people using curtains. Our South Loggia can hold up 40 guests seated.View Private Dining Details
Treat the mom in your family to a special day at Il Fornaio filled with authentic Italian elegance, a deliciously creative menu and memories for a lifetime!
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Celebrate Easter at Il Fornaio with your friends and family at Il Fornaio! Large parties welcome upon reservation.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
This has been one of our favorite restaurant but tonight was very disappointing. We had to wait 15-20 minutes to be seated despite having a reservation. Then the service was extra long - 30min+ to get our main course, 20 min for desert, server not paying attention and was not available, we got the wrong desert plate, and the food was surprisingly so-so: too much garlic in one, seafood pasta was cold and desert was too dry.
I have been here over two dozen times - a half a dozen in the last year. The restaurant has decidedly gone downhill.
I've had to send under-cooked chicken back, got shoe leather veal, the portion sizes are getting smaller, and the price point is at the higher end. There are just too many other great options - especially for Italian - in the area - and you might do better even at home.
The restaurant is one of my favorites and I had always enjoyed the food there. The last dinner visit as a disappointment. Though I love pasta and the seafood there, this time I decided to order the pizza. I had the Cristina before and I enjoyed it. This time was a disappointment. The toppings looked like leftovers from another pizza-the prosciutto was stale, the cheese and arugula looked like they were just "left there". My friend had a pasta with Alfredo sauce. It was a very small portion and I didn't see anything else with the pasta-just the noodles and sauce and we paid how much for it? My husband had the spaghetti with meat balls and we finally found the "standard" food from the restaurant!
I gave it a good rating and will still recommend friends there as most of my experiences with the restaurant have been positive.
This is my happy place. The food is wonderful and I love the changing menus that spotlight different regions in Italy. The service is always excellent, and the best part is sitting at the counter and watching the chefs at work. No matter how busy they are, they always find time to share a bit with you.
This is an expensive, but worth it, restaurant dining experience. Suitable for a special occasion or an important business meeting.
Was wonderful as usual.
The quality of the food was low. The service and ambiance were great, but the actual food was not good.
food was great as usual. service was good. disappointed they no longer have chocolate mousse. all desserts are sorbet, gelato, very few others.
We always forget about this place. A good reliable staple in Walnut Creek that never fails to please. Great warm Italian ambiance on a rainy winter night. We are trying to be Paleo so asked for no starch and extra veggies with our fish and meat and the waiter said, SURE!!! We received LOTS of perfectly cooked veggies on the side. I hosted a baby shower here a year ago and everyone was so pleasantly surprised at the quality and quantity of the food. A neighborhood gem.
We enjoyed our dining experience. Both had the delicious seafood salad and dessert!
We are 0 for 2 with visits to the Walnut Creek Il Fornio. My wife's pasta was literally noodles with chicken and broccoli, no sauce, no flavor. My daughters pasta was seriously lacking in sauce. My Spaghetti was saucy and delicious.
Our waitress was pushy and unfriendly.
We have learned our lesson, we will not be returning here.
It was a lovely lunch. The food was excellent, as was the service.
We had reservations for dinner and they sat us promptly and Sven our waiter was great! Love the food!
Excellent food and service. Table location was poor and the table itself was too small for a comfortable dining experience.
Met a friend for brunch. The service was impeccable, the dappled sunlight on the patio was lovely and the smoked salmon omelet was one of the best I've ever had!
Very nice wait staff
Great food and good service. Went there with three friends. Two of us had the seared tuna salad which was excellent. One person ordered a salad and the fourth a sandwich. Everyone was happy with her choice.
Tasty bread with OO and Balsamic vinegar. We’ll go there again.
We had a great server who was friendly without being pushy, attentive without being intrusive and had knowledgeable recommendations. The service was expedient, however the price is a little high for a lunch, however it is downtown Walnut Creek, but the food was excellent. I would go again.
Quickly seated, great friendly service, tasty food. A little on the pricey side but overall a great time.
We were excited to have a Valentine's Day dinner here since we had our wedding luncheon at the Il Fornaio in San Francisco but unfortunately it didn't meet out expectations. We we're sat at a table not even a foot away from another couple and it was uncomfortable. I feel like for having a reservation at month and a half before should have given us a better table, guess not. The food was good but the ambiance not so great. Maybe I'd come back for a lunch on the outdoor patio but don't think I would make a reservation again.
We were very happy that we were able to get a reservation on Valentines Day. Naturally, it was quite crowded that evening. But they took us on time. Food was terrific, as always.
If I didn't already go to the location in Sacramento(which I give 5 stars) I wouldn't be so disappointed! The food appetizer tasted like it had been sitting out (very dry), the entrée was very good veal and drinks were good. The desert came with the dirtiest spoon I have ever seen! the service was bland and he wasn't knowledgeable in recommending anything, the price was not worth it, ambiance was terrible to loud and felt like I was put in a corner! I requested a single rose and they failed to even let me know that they were unable to commidate my request. I definitely won't be coming back to this location simply from the service and ambiance. /: I am a loyal customer to the Sacramento location!!
Great Valentine’s Day dinner with good friends. Team Il Fornaio: great service from Sherry & Raul; kudos to the chef for superb food; the special personal touch from the always charming Host Veniero Monti made for a special evening. Thanks to all <3
We had a wonderful dinner at Il Fornaio on Valentine's Day. There were four of us and we all thoroughly enjoyed our delicious dinners-salmon, chicken, pizza and mixed grill plus beautiful salads. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. We will definitely return to this Walnut Creek gem.
I took my daughter out for a Valentines Day lunch. Our server was put out that she had to help our table. She clearly was more interested in her family friends that were seated across from us in the corner. We had to ask for everything. She didn’t offer us cheese for our pasta. However w did watch her kindly offer it to other tables around us. She didn’t come back to our table until we finished our plates. When she finally came back to our table she said “done? “ ..we wanted to know what options were avail for dessert. We had to ask her for a dessert menu. The table behind is also wanted desert menus she went Into great detail with them about what was available and what she recommended from her personal experience. She then as walking by tossed their dessert menus on our table and kept walking. So rude. My daughter was done by then. She works In The restaurant industry and said that the customer service we were receiving was sub par and we needed to go. We had to ask for our bill and when she finally came back to our table she said oh “now your done?” My daughter was about to get up and tell management at this point. I jus signed the card and said let’s jus go and we won’t be back. The food was amazing but customer service is really important part of the dining experience. Really disappointed.
Wonderful service and the food was great . We really enjoyed our meal there
Food was absolutely amazing. Service was fabulous and very professional.
Nice evening with friends we hadn't seen in over 20 year. Sherry our waiter was very good. Overall a very nice evening. As to the food, it was good. The Umbria selections were a nice departure from the regular menu.
My husband and I come frequently to dine at Il Fornaio as the restaurant is comfortable with consistently good Italian dishes and wonderful service. Reina helped us on this trip and she was marvelous, very attentive and knew the menu. We had the lentil soup. Arugula and beet salad, carpaccio, and fettucine al mare in a garlic white wine sauce. Birthday desert was a slice of real spumoni ice cream with plenty of cherries and pistachios. Parking in the garage across the street cost a whopping 50 cents. Il fornaio always delivers an excellent experience.
Good time with ex work colleague.
My Wife and I were looking for a new restaurant to celebrate out meeting each other and we think we have. It has been 43 years and we are looking forward to meet there each year.
This is a long time favorite of mine. Food was sub-par at best. The appetizer and dessert were great but main course was not good. Service was almost painful. She should not be waiting in a what I would consider a top restaurant. I am hoping that it was just a bad night. Normally it is terrific. I will try it again.
it's been years since our last visit. Again, Il Fornaio was less than meets the eye
We did the happy hours I ordered lemon drop cocktail and loved it order appetizer pizza calamari fritti and it wee good too. Gem in the neighbor hood servers good and courteous lots of parking in the street, nearby lots of stores, for sure I will be back
Everything was great except service. The waitress hit my head with a stand for calamari, dropped the plates on the table instead of placing them on the table. Not very good service.
Big, busy and loud. Very friendly server. Pretty good food.
Very good and we enjoyed our time dining on Il Fornaio.
Work retirement party
We went for a birthday celebration. The food was cold and the service was terrible. The waiter was not able to answer a couple of questions and said he would find out and return with answers. He never did and we had to ask a bus boy twice to get us water and find our waiter to take our order. After waiting a long time for our meals, we had to return two of them because the food was cold. No one even came over to apologize or see how we were doing. We had a party of 7 and the only positive remarks after the meal was, 'well the bread was really good'. Oh one final note. The waiter brought over a house birthday dessert of spumoni ice cream and it was almost all melted! I was so disappointed because it was my choice of restaurant and my sons 26th birthday. We moved out of the Bay Area 7 years ago and I was so looking forward to a fantastic meal on this visit. Just a disappointment.