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Il Fornaio

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11990 Market St, Ste 106, Reston, VA 20190-6021
703-437-5544
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: In the tradition of Italy's trattorias, the sight, sounds and aromas of...
In the tradition of Italy's trattorias, the sight, sounds and aromas of authentic Italian cuisine are recreated fresh everyday at Il Fornaio. Literally "the baker" in Italian, Il Fornaio offers wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade and imported pastas; pizzas from a wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; antipasti and a wide variety of desserts made daily from scratch. The first two weeks of each month a special menu from a different region of Italy is featured as part of Festa Regionale.
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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely place with Excellent Food!

I went for dinner with a friend and really enjoyed the food, the service was great and the ambiance was perfect. Our waiter was very attentive and gave us good tips on what to eat . I ordered the calamari to start which was a large portion and was delicious and enjoyed the mixed seafood after which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Raj D
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Haymarket, Virginia
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Oceanside, California, United States
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

During my VA vacation 7/15-25/15 SAN/IAD, we all very much enjoyed the brunch at Il Fornaio in Reston Town Center! The owners know Jim for several years, I commented, "we've enjoyed lunch with dear friends of ours at Il Fornaio, Del Mar, CA." They beamed with pride, as their various "Il Fornaio" restaurants are located in quite a few areas... More 

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Roanoke, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Traveling and staying in Leesburg, VA. Arranged to meet with long time friends. Friend picked Il Fornaio. It was outstanding! Had a bruschetta appetizer, penne pasta in a vodka sauce, a wonderful dessert, and coffee. The restaurant was very European, the waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. The service was superb. I would gladly return!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I had been to Reston Town Center a number of times and wanted to try a new restaurant. A friend of mine suggested "the new Italian place on the corner" which turned out to be Il Fornaio. In short, the food was beyond excellent! The calamari was hands down the best I've had and I flagged down the manager on... More 

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Joel B, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Jan, Thank you for all the great things that you have said about Il Fornaio. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Natalie Zuniga More 

Naperville, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Party of 9 for a team dinner. The food was excellent but service was very slow. Not our servers fault. They looked under staffed. It was very warm in the restaurant and we were extremely uncomfortable. Asked to have the A/C adjusted twice to no avail. Unfortunately that ruined our experience.

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Joel B, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, We hope in spite of your previous visit you will return. We hope to see you again. Joel Barajas More 

Genoa, Italy
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I am Italian and I love food and wine , of course, if it's Italian much better ! I've been already at Il Fornaio Reston more than 10 times and I've always had a great time there. Great Service, Great Management and Managers, and food overall good or excellent ! The Festa Regionale is a great opportunity to taste different... More 

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Joel B, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Its our pleasure to always give our guest the best Italian experience outside of Italy. I am happy to know that we continue to meet expectations. Thank you for being our guest. Joel Barajas More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I planned a "farewell" dinner for a co-worker for 20 people. Sara was great to work with to help plan the event. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Would have dinner or an event here again.

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Joel B, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Melissa, Thank you for the review, we hope to see you again soon. Joel Barajas More 

Haymarket, Virginia
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I went for dinner with a friend and really enjoyed the food, the service was great and the ambiance was perfect. Our waiter was very attentive and gave us good tips on what to eat . I ordered the calamari to start which was a large portion and was delicious and enjoyed the mixed seafood after which was fresh and... More 

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Joel B, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Happy to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of Il Fornaio. We look forward to seeing you again. Joel Barajas More 

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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Somewhat pricey, although perhaps not so much for the area. Sevice was excellent, seafood was fresh and overall food quality was good. Fixed price 3 course regional menu sounded like a lot of food but initial two courses are appetizer size so overall serving was not too much. We had a party of six and overall they were doing a... More 

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Joel B, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

George, I am happy that we were able to give you a great experience here at Il Fornaio. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the regionale that we celebrate each month. We also have several events every month that we provide to our guest, some including cooking classes and wine dinners. Please email me if you have any... More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This place is well know for great happy hour deal : only $3 for tasty draft and $6 for big portion of crispy calamari. $6 Pizza is always good.

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Reston
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Please has great advertisement and email campaigns and it all sounds and looks so interesting. but actual visit is very disappointing. The food is very average and not always nicely presented, nothing like the pictures. Service is just ok , last time we got very inexperienced waiter. I don't mind the waiters, it's mostly about the food. Not great.

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Joel B, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, We hope in spite of your previous visit you will return. We hope to see you again. Joel Barajas More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11990 Market St, Ste 106, Reston, VA 20190-6021
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: 703-437-5544

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business

Description

In the tradition of Italy's trattorias, the sight, sounds and aromas of authentic Italian cuisine are recreated fresh everyday at Il Fornaio. Literally "the baker" in Italian, Il Fornaio offers wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade and imported pastas; pizzas from a wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; antipasti and a wide variety of desserts made daily from scratch. The first two weeks of each month a special menu from a different region of Italy is featured as part of Festa Regionale.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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