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Il Fornaio

11990 Market St, Ste 106, Reston, VA 20190-6021
703-437-5544
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Ranked #14 of 131 Restaurants in Reston
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Price range: $10 - $40
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
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English first
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A 5 min drive from IAD, this Italian restaurant in the XXI century Reston downtown is as per one of the reviews real Italian (despite the fact that it is a mini-chain), this is basically what drew me there, escaping the awful airport food while on a 3-hour long layover in IAD. I just one dish, but it was an... More

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VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The food here is always very, very good! The servers are knowledgeable and strive to please. The management is exemplary and makes it their business to speak with patrons at their tables to assure satisfaction with the meal. Every month a different region of Italy is featured, so being able to try new dishes has be great fun. We have... More

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

Thanks very much for the wonderful review, We hope to see you very soon. Joel Barajas. More

Reston, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very good food, lovely decor, attentive service. This is not typical chain Italian food. Good value for price. We've enjoyed Il Fornaio's food for year's in California and were really pleased that they are in Reston Town Center when we moved in to the area. Happy Hour has strong selection of tasty dishes and good drink prices. Even our well... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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769 reviews 769 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My husband I and I liked our meals very much! We each got a calzone, which were both huge, and service was always with a smile. I will be back with family, and I'll recommend this place to anyone who wants wonderful Italian food.

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Reston, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

5.0 star rating8/29/2014 Il Fornaio is one of the best restaurants in the Northern Va area. It is beautifully decorated and a great place to go for happy hour to special occasions. Happy hours are great with a wonderful selection of wonderful options for food and beverages. Very generous sized appetizers each priced at $6 during happy hour. They have... More

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Reston, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Reston is the location of Il Fornaio's first location on the East coast. They feature a standard menu and an ever changing set of regional Italian specialties. These differ from the Americanized fare of run of the mill Italian restaurants. A tasting menu is available. As others have noted, it is noisy during peak times. Lunch or off hours are... More

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Reston, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Three of us who have the good fortune to visit Italy regularly met at Il Fornaio for a mid-day Sunday meal. The weather was splendid so we dined al fresco, where, shockingly, I was stung in the chest by a bee. That aside, the service and hospitality were gracious but the food was just aweful -- tired lettuce dressed with... More

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Potomac Falls, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This restaurant was highly recommended by a business associate; so we gave it a try prior to my son's three year assignment to Rome. Service was excellent; however, the food and wine proved to be of average quality, but much overpriced, even for this Northern Virginia area. We will not return.

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

Thank you very much for your feed, back. We hope that in the near future you will return and give us a second chance to give you a great experience at Il Fornaio. Please contact me directly if you decide to return, so we can make the evening extra special. at jbarajas@ilfo.com More

Lorton, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Sat outside for early dinner. Waiter never mentioned it was still happy hour and charged full price for drinks. My mixed drink was $12 and the glass was 1/2 full. My wife had the Risotto with crab special - her dinner looked like oatmeal in a bowl. It was all rice with 3 small bits of crab. I ordered the... More

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Fairlawn, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Fresh food. Quick serve. Friendly personnel. We had lamb, fish and pasta. Then for desert was ice cream :) I recommend the restaurant for location, food and services!

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