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“Appetizer Antipasta plates as lunch”
Review of Il Fornaio

Il Fornaio
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Ranked #5 of 504 Restaurants in Roseville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Roseville Parkway
Description: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Reviewed 3 September 2018

A sufficient amount of food for the two of us: the meat and the fish antipasta plates. The calamari had spiciness, the shrimp a wonderful sauce, the proscuito was great! The ambience at Il Fornaio is soothing, romantic, and unpretentious but elegant.

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Thank BonnieAlli
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

We used to go to Il Fornaio a couple of times a week just to have their wonderful chicken because it would literally 'fall off the bone' and was so delicious and would melt in your mouth tender. Things have dramatically changed as this time the chicken was kind of pink inside..So we sent it back to be 'cooked'...It was returned and was still tough and not fit to eat..
We were very disappointed...The restaurant was not full and it always was.

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Thank jnjdougan
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Lovely ambiance. Casual but sophisticated dining. Always consistent food quality, and professionally staffed at the Roseville, CA location. This is really good place for date night, friends, families, gatherings, or business, though it may not have much appeal to children’s palates unless they have been raised on fine Italian cuisine. It’s not typical fare. Be prepared for exotic, imported cheeses.

I haven’t had many items from the menu yet, but the chicken in peperoncino sauce and the rotisserie chicken are both great and generous portions. I also enjoyed the Chicken Alfredo on the lunch menu. I’m not a great fan of the bread, (with olives in it I think) though many find it to be a favorite item. There are many traditional and unique items you may not find at most Italian restaurants. The menu listings are in Italian so it helps to look it up online ahead of time and figure it out so you know what mean if you don’t speak enough (or any) Italian. Though the wait staff are quite knowledgeable and more than happy to explain. There is a full bar and a very nice wine list as well.

Thank Debora F
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I dined with a good friend this past weekend and the experience was excellent. The service was attentive and professional. The salmon and the sea bass were fresh and cooked perfectly. The vegetables and mashed potatoes were fresh and perfectly seasoned. They have excellent wines by the glass. The atmosphere is lively, but warm and intimate. A great restaurant!

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Reviewed 26 July 2018

Love this restaurant. It's my go-to place for special occasions. Celebrated my birthday there in March. The food was wonderful as usual! I am a vegetarian and can always find great dishes to eat. I've been told that if you request it, the chefs will even substitute anything on their Passport menus for vegetarians. I haven't tried it, though, so you might want to double-check that. My favorite dish is the Cappellacci di Zucca. So delicious! And for my birthday, I was given a free desert. Love this place.

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Thank ShelleyF F
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