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Il Fornaio

1430 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5182
+1 925-296-0100
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (34 reviews)
“affogato” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1430 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5182
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our venture to Il Fornio for Thanksgiving was unremarkable. The staff were friendly and efficient. The traditional thanksgiving plate was good. The piazza Fradiavola lacked flavor and toppings. The ceasar salad was fresh and the dressing good. The ambiance in the restaurant is nice, but...More

Thank Double64Double
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ambience was all that we might ask for! The waiter was new but very professional and most likely Italian. The food was not what I remembered from the last visit to the Del Mar Il Fornaio. My chicken (pollo) was dry but the soup...More

Thank Geolorenzo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us enjoyed dining here after a movie. Excellent but unobtrusive service. The mushroom soup to start was delicious and full of good ingredients. Hit the spot on a cold night. My branzini main course was delicious and only needed a little of the...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We went there with 7 of us, ages from 10 to 76. We sat there for 10 minutes of no service until waved someone down. The main room has little ambiance though the front narrow room with view out front windows looked nice for couples....More

Thank saintjack
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Beautiful restaurant with warm, inviting ambiance & consistently good food. We've been here for a romantic dinner, happy hour with friends (great value), a graduation brunch, & their special price fixe Thanksgiving Dinner. The food is always good, their house wines & prosecco are always...More

Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Great prices for happy hour small plates. Love the calamari and then a margarita pizza. Good prices for drinks as well. Nice ambience and close proximity for shopping the Broadway Plaza.

Thank vicki1221
Reviewed 6 September 2017

If you get seated and order before 6PM...great selection of Pizza, Salad, Calamari and reasonably priced Wines

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Always a good meal here at Il Fornaio. When we were first seated we considered moving tables because there were two tables of families with kids running around and playing in the aisles. Glad we stayed as we met a new wait person this time...More

Thank StarLady99
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I brought our kids in for an early dinner after school shopping and we had a great time. IL Fornaio is very kid friendly. They have a nice kids menu. Our server was pleasant and attentive. Our kids thought he was very...More

Thank David102399
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

My friend and I like to try new restaurants around Walnut Creek. Tonight we chose this restaurant to eat our dinner. We ordered calamari, ravioli, pasta, tea for me and coke for her. Our food was good especially the calamari. I love the sauce and...More

Thank Tina B
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21 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from markltennis | Reviewed this property |
Approximately a half mile. You are walking thru downtown Walnut Creek so there is plenty of window shopping. Also, Walnut Creek offers a free bus service throughout his he downtown area- check the city website for pickup... More
14 May 2016|
Response from Cali-Native2015 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing anything on their menu or materials about a happy hour
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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