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Il Fornaio

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1430 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5182 (North Broadway)
+1 925-296-0100
07:30 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This is not my normal restaurant, it's very fine and elegant. I found the menu a bit over the top price wise, but nonetheless amazing. The decor is well appointed and incredibly clean. This is not a jeans and tee shirt type establishment. The staff are well trained and very accommodating. I very much enjoyed the lunch and would love... More 

Thank Norahoward
San Francisco, California
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523 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another visit to Il Fornaio for their always delicious beet salad. We tried their special seafood regional pasta and risotto and were quite impressed. Normally the regional dishes don’t seem to be the best options, but on this visit we enjoyed everything. Of course we asked to be seated in the section with our favorite server, Sherri, who always does... More 

Thank StarLady99
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Elegant and comfortable. Always smells so delicious. Great place for the whole family. Convenient downtown location!

Thank hastravelbug
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a business lunch here today and everything was outstanding. I had the best ravioli in a long time. The staff and manager were very friendly. I here they have the best happy hour.

Thank David102399
bay area CA
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has gotten a little tired and is losing its charm . Food is acceptable snd predictable, I fail to find anything stunning on the menu but it is consistently good. Props for gluten free options. Nice atmosphere, quality wait staff, accommodates large groups. My elderly parents prefer Il Fornaio so we often land here for family birthdays.

Thank CAnative4thgen
Santa Rosa, California
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199 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The week day happy hour is a real bargain. Unfortunately, it can only be enjoyed in the bar. Patio dining is for regular service only. Lots of drink and food choices for just $6. A bellini costs $6 as do 2 different types of pizza that regularly cost $15 or more. Lots of other $6 choices. A real bargain for... More 

Thank kitty k
Sarnia, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great, authentic Italian pizza, nice seasonal menu and good wine made for a great meal. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great evening.

Thank Kimmie1975
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a good Italian restaurant but a little pricey. I love the ambience and the food is good but not extraordinary taste. It will not be my first choice for an Italian restaurant.

Thank mvreyes63
North Hills
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579 reviews
471 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Our party of 6 had a business dinner at Il Fornaio last night. We enjoyed several bottles of great wine, very good food and excellent service from our server, Sven. My pasta was really good and I love their bread. Others enjoyed their dinners ranging from fresh fish to other pasta dishes. It was a good evening.

Thank Robert L
Lafayette, California
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169 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We recently went to Il Fornaio for happy hour, and were pleasantly surprised by the food and cocktail offerings. Though it is a bit limited for food choices, there is a good variety of choices for any appetite. I recommend any of the pizza's or the calamari as potential options. For cocktails, they make a great lemon drop, with just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1430 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5182
    (North Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: BART
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-296-0100
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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5 months ago
Pleasanton, California

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?