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2121 Golden Centre Ln, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
916-858-0651
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Description: We specialize in fresh made Italian style dishes; Hand Tossed Pizzas...
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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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, wonderful atmosphere, and one of my favorite places to eat.

Il Forno Classico is one of the best restaurants in town. The food is amazing and nice size portions. I got take out and when I arrived home the food was still hot. The bread is also amazing epically with olive oil to dip the bread in. I can't wait to go again

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Adventure_Traveler85
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Sacramento
via mobile
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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Sacramento
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Il Forno Classico is one of the best restaurants in town. The food is amazing and nice size portions. I got take out and when I arrived home the food was still hot. The bread is also amazing epically with olive oil to dip the bread in. I can't wait to go again

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Sacramento, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

While the ambiance of this restaurant is excellent, don't expect a gourmet dinner. The food was average and had a strong taste of canned tomatoes. For the price, there are a lot of better tasting restaurants and I would even say that Olive Garden food is better than what we all had. Bottom line, overpriced for the quality of food... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

LOVE this restaurant, but have to say that the prices keep me from going there frequently. Their bread is to die for and I have never been unhappy with the food. I am always full when I leave, but was distraught when my favorite steak salad crept up past the $15 range. Now, I only go on special occasions. The... More 

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Sacramento, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I live in Gold River, in which we claim Il Forno Classico and have been dining there for years. If you want a restaurant with local charm, great food and a fantastic wine selection then this is the place for you. I would have to say it has the best wine selection of any restaurant in the Sacramento area. The... More 

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Roseville, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Il Forno Classico serves up the most authentic Italian cuisine in the Sacramento region, and I should know - my grandmother was from Northern Italy and she was an amazing cook. Risotto is expertly prepared and always delicious, as are the pasta, the meatballs, and the wonderful pizzas. Service is top-notch, with well-trained servers who know the food and the... More 

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Redding, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

4 or 5 years ago my wife and I found this place by accident. We like to stay in Rancho Cordova and take long bike rides on the American River Bike Trail. We were planning a long ride and were looking for an Italian restaurant to get the proverbial carb load the night before. We were very surprised by how... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Stopped by for Sunday night dinner after a long week in Tahoe and taking a grandchild back to Bay area. The food was delicious, fast and the place has a great atmosphere. Food was impressive, our salad was large and we split, great portion size and the waitress was so accommodating. My husband had the halibut and I had seafood... More 

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Gold River, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Eight for dinner. Each ordered off the menu. Our waitress was very plesant and attentive, even though her area was very busy. The food, as usual was excellent. We (Mary and I) eat here often as we love the food and wait staff. Scotty helped us pick out the wine to match our food. It was very good and fit... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We've always been impressed with the food. It's a great place to eat. We have always had good service every time we've been there.

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Fair Oaks, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Busy restaurant with a good vibe with great food and neighborhood bistro feel. Loved everything we had from bread to wine to chicken and pasta. Service was excellent and we never ran out of water. Spinach salad was excellent! Would recommend that everyone try this restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2121 Golden Centre Ln, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Cordova
  • Phone Number: 916-858-0651

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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