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Il Fornaio - Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA

Il Fornaio - Walnut Creek

4.3
4.3
4117 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Step inside Il Fornaio and take an award-winning culinary journey through Italy. Specialties include house made pastas, wood-fired pizza, grilled fish, authentic risotto, and rotisserie meats. Using the freshest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques, Il Fornaio offers a wide variety of premium-quality Italian food paired with great cocktails and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (925) 296-0100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Francesco Gazzana
  • Catering
    Delivery service available for orders over $100 in the Walnut Creek area.
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Ashley Doden: (877) 625-1957
  • Neighborhood
    Walnut Creek
  • Cross street
    North Broadway
  • Parking details
    Valet located in Broadway Pointe Plaza, entrance located on Duncan off North Main. Cost is $6.00 with validation.
  • Public transit
    BART
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,117 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

4,119 Reviews
  1. LFoodie

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Pastas and Gelato are outstanding.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Buretta cheese appetizer should’ve been warmer and the presentation of the plate was rather poor. The drinks were very good, although my Manhattan was not filled up all the way to the tip of the glass like it should be. The ciabatta bread was stale, but then the second time around it was better. our waitress/server was very sweet and personable. 

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  3. brendad

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Food delicious. Server was very tentative to us since we were celebrating a birthday. Loved the complimentary schoop of vanilla ice cream. Unfortunately the server forgot about our orders of dessert coffees. But no problem, we were all stuffed by the wonderful dinners.

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  4. MrsOz

    San Antonio

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was nearly empty but we given one table option in not a great spot or outside (it was cold and windy). The waiter would either hover or disappear. The music was blasting and we had to ask to turn it down more than once. The food was good but not worth the bad ambiance. And we were there to celebrate a birthday for a friend. $500 for that experience in Walnut Crrek is not acceptable

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  5. November

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the server was very attentive. Thank you, Zerriett

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  6. rustydust

    San Francisco

    101 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our Easter brunch at a nice window table. The atmosphere was pleasant and our server was fine. I enjoyed the vegetarian minestrone, but would like to see more vegetarian entrees on the menu.

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  7. Demetrodon

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was slow; had to ask busboy to send waitstaff who finally arrived but were then pretty disinterested in offering service. Had to ask the busboy for bread too because waitress didn’t come around. Drinks arrived late. Cauliflower appetizer is one to skip. Pear and grape salad was pretty good. Given the pretentious ambiance, they should really up their game.

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  8. Cathy

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. I highly recommend this restaurant

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  9. madabouttown

    San Francisco

    105 reviews

    3.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff is very friendly and accommodating and we have eaten here many times and have usually been satisfied. But I was disappointed in one of the specials, the crab risotto as there were only a few pieces of crab and it was mainly a bowl of risotto. I asked our server ahead of time if there was a substantial amount of crab, not just little slivers and he said there were. Since I ate the whole thing with the hope the crab would be at the bottom, I didn't say anything. But for the cost of the entree, there should be at least 4 oz. of crab.

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  10. Cgirl

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A little too dark. Hard to read menu with their lighting

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FAQs

Il Fornaio - Walnut Creek is rated 4.3 stars by 4117 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Google Map for Il Fornaio - Walnut Creek

1430 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Additional information

  • Cross street
    North Broadway
  • Neighborhood
    Walnut Creek
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet located in Broadway Pointe Plaza, entrance located on Duncan off North Main. Cost is $6.00 with validation.
  • Public transit
    BART
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Francesco Gazzana
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (925) 296-0100
  • Catering
    Delivery service available for orders over $100 in the Walnut Creek area.
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Ashley Doden: (877) 625-1957
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