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Il Fornaio - Walnut Creek

2896 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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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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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Emilio Barajas
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Delivery service available for orders over $100 in the Walnut Creek area.
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Cross street
North Broadway
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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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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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What 2896 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined a day ago

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!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Quickly seated, great friendly service, tasty food. A little on the pricey side but overall a great time.

3.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

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!!

Martissimo (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

LizOB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

Poms (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.