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Il Fornaio - Walnut Creek

4.3
2869 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Birthdays (49)
  • Great for Lunch (41)
Il Fornaio means 'the baker' in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(925) 296-0100
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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate your Valentine with a special selection of dishes inspired by the Italian region of Umbria, the home of Saint Valentine. End your evening with Fondente ai Tre Cuori, a heart-shaped flourless dark chocolate cake with white chocolate and mixed-berry gelee hearts.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 2869 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Had a great time, as usual. Great food. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 7 days ago

Enjoyed our meal and the service was great. Sunday afternoon was the perfect time to dine.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

Food is great! Michael, the GM, worked with the chef to create a vegetarian meal for my husband. It was just what he wanted. Everything was great!

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chocolatefiend (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

Staff holiday dinner

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vipJohnDQ (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Stupid. Uniquely stupid. The Passporto online rewards program is absurd and juvenile.
How many times have you been dining and looked over to see teenagers, pre-teens, and even pre-K kids playing with electronic devices during a meal and thought …. why?
Il Fornaio now requires grown adults to use their devices - log in, input password, retrieve password, get new password, type in new password to change password to get to Passporto, to earn points. YUCK ! ENOUGH !!!
Stupid, juvenile, insulting.
The old paper-based Passporto rewards was clever and engaging.
The new online app-based is VERY frustrating!
Great food. Wonderful servers. Fab atmosphere.
Dumb dumb DUMB online rewards program. GET RID OF IT !!

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vipTLWSaratoga (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Great space with bar seating and friendly staff. Delicious risotto special.

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vipAllen (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

We were celebrating this special anniversary. We do not like the new way they are doing the regional menu. Our server Paula was great as usual.

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Belinda (Seattle)
2.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Ordered the salmon cooked through and instead they brought me literally charred salmon . The cook tried to hide it by putting the totally charred side down. I didn’t notice and took a bite; I almost choked it was that bad. To top it off took forever to get my check. You would have thought after they profusely apologized that they would have at the very least taken off my soup. Nope, and I waited a good 15-20 mins for my salmon the second time; and it was a somewhat slow night. This place has gone downhill. I almost went to True Food and wished I would have as their salmon is always good and cooked to perfection!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

Disappointed in the food for the price. Pasta for one of us was overdone. They admitted they had placed it under a food lamp because they brought it before we finished our salads. The other pasta dish was undercooked. Service was uneven. Could not understand the server. The signature cocktails were interesting and rather pleasant.

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Sanleandrosbest (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

business dinner for my west coat sales team. Went well and they honored my request to have seating by the fireplace which is semi private and great for 10 people.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Cross street
North Broadway
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(925) 296-0100
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Catering
Delivery service available for orders over $100 in the Walnut Creek area.
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Parking details
Valet located in Broadway Pointe Plaza, entrance located on Duncan off North Main. Cost is $6.00 with validation.
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Public transit
BART
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Executive chef
Emilio Barajas
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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