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Il Forno Classico

2121 Golden Centre Ln, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-4489
+1 916-858-0651
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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2121 Golden Centre Ln, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-4489
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

This restaurant is very popular in the area. It provides excellent food but it is a bit overpriced like most Italian restaurants are. Be aware that it gets very noisy if it is full, the acoustic is not very good and makes it hard to...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I read the reviews before I went to the restaurant and the reviews were pretty accurate. I sat at the bar and Sean was my server. He was very professional, the food was fantastic and the prices were reasonable for a place of this caliber....More

Thank JosephDonahue
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Hello Joseph, Thank you so much for your review of your experience. I am sure Sean will be very to to read it. We are really glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to your return. Take care, Scott

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Don't let the shopping mall location fool you-- this is a wonderful Italian restaurant, decked out in festive accents (including large, colorful flags and photos from Sienna). The menu offered many delectable dishes, from pastas to fish, meat, and salads. I always judge Italian by...More

Thank stephenrwolcott
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Hello Stephen, I really enjoyed reading your review of your experience recently. I appreciate all the detail you put in to it. Hopefully next time your in town you will remember to visit. Take care, Scott

Reviewed 9 July 2018

My wife and I dined here for dinner on 7/8/2018. The menu has many items to choose from, and their wine list has a nice selection as well. Service was good, although there was some wait time between our salads and entrees.More

Thank DennisAtkinson
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Hello Dennis, Thank you for your kind review of our restaurant and wine program. We feature close to 600 different wines and 60 by the glass. Thanks for letting us know about the wait. Always good to get feedback. Hopefully you'll be back soon. Take...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018

Very professional and polite service. I was there for a private gathering. The service was buffet style with mostly appetizers.More

Thank Carole W
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Hi Carole, I am so glad you enjoyed our private room in the wine shop. It's a great location for private events. We are glad you enjoyed the food and service as well. I hope your group will think of us for future events. Thanks...More

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We were in the area for a national rowing event, and went based on the reviews. We were disappointed. The bread WAS very tasty, but we have access to excellent artisan breads from our local bakery. While the restaurant was packed and very noisy, the...More

Thank surness
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hello Surness, Thank you for your feedback from your experience recently. I am sorry you didn't feel that we lived up to our reputation. I assure you we use the highest quality ingredients, but the execution could have been off just a bit when we...More

Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Went here with my co-workers based on a recommendation. The food was very tasty including the amazing bread they serve you when you are seated. I had the eggplant fritti, which was so good and just the right amount of food. I almost asked for...More

Thank Skpop23
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Hello Skp I would like to apologize first of all for the late response, I missed two great reviews and just realized that I hadn't responded yet. That said, i wish to thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and your experience....More

Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

In all seriousness this place hums like what you imagine Billy Joel was singing about in his song “Scenes from and Italian Restaurant.” (It is located in a gentrified shopping center which somehow just added to this feeling for me.) We we’re staying at a...More

Thank Caryn A
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Hello Caryn, First off I am sorry to respond so late to your review, I must have missed it and I apologize. I love all the detail and thought you put into your review. I wish we could have more guests like you. I am...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Il Forno is one of those hidden gems. Their food is good. Not exceptional but very good. This is mostly Italian but their specials are always worth looking at. But what is amazing is the collection of wines in the restaurant. I have had a...More

Thank Jonathan B
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hello Jonathan, Thank you so much for your kind review. I am so happy you took the time share with everyone your experience. It is great motivation for the staff to know that they are appreciated. We hope to see you soon. Take care, Scott

Reviewed 3 March 2018

The staff are always attentive. Food is great, service is not rushed, great wine and cocktail choices including many by the glass. Can be a little noisy.More

Thank rodarCalifornia
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hello Rodar, Love your review about your experiences. Thank you so much. It does get noisy when we are busy, but with an open kitchen and so many guests it's hard to get the volume down. We have tried, but I think it also adds...More

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13 April 2018|
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Response from Caryn A | Reviewed this property |
I thought the same and just called about that and whether reservations were necessary.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2121 Golden Centre Ln, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-4489
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Cordova
  • Phone Number: +1 916-858-0651
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We specialize in fresh made Italian style dishes; Hand Tossed Pizzas, freshly sautéed pasta, fresh seafood-like salmon, halibut, scallops, and shrimp and fresh Angus beef.There is an exhibitionary kitchen in the main dining room, a full bar, a wine shop and private room as well as two outdoor patios.The wine list is a five time Wine Spectator Award Winning List. We feature over fifty wines by the glass; our specialty is west coast Cabernet sauvignon with over 200 selections. All wine is available to purchase to go at standard retail or less. In the restaurant the most it would cost is $14 over retail. The wine shop also doubles as a private dining room that can accommodate up to 30 sit down or 40 as a cocktail party.Two outdoor patios are in front of the restaurant for those who enjoy people watching.
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