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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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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 23
    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
Good place to take your boss for his birthday lunch

Thought I had eaten at all the restaurants in Reston Town Center but apparently not. Not a great fan of Italian restaurants but my boss is Italian American so I knew he would enjoy lunch at Il Fornaio for his birthday lunch. Great location with valet and/or garage free parking. sat outside as it as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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206 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Thought I had eaten at all the restaurants in Reston Town Center but apparently not. Not a great fan of Italian restaurants but my boss is Italian American so I knew he would enjoy lunch at Il Fornaio for his birthday lunch. Great location with valet and/or garage free parking. sat outside as it as a very pleasant day. No... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We had house guests and wanted to treat them to an outstanding Italian meal so we logically headed to Il Fornaio. Once again we were more than pleased. Our server Andy was very fun and knowledgeable about all the dishes and made several suggestions that were right on the money.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is the first five-star review I've given a restaurant on Trip Advisor. From reading other reviews, it's apparent that your Il Fornaio experience will depend mightily on just whom you get as a server. Ours was as good as any we've had in the States (let's not expect European-grade service in America quite yet.) We've traveled in Italy and... More 

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

Thanks for your review. I will make sure our staff get recognize for this. Please call me direct next time you like to visit our restaurant. one again thanks for your review. Joel Barajas Jbarajas@ilfo.com More 

Reston, Virginia
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148 reviews 148 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Caprese salad was good not great too much tomato vs cheese and green olive oil didn't add flavor to dish. Grilled seafood was perfect and the seafood pasta dish was improved by swapping the linguine for fettuccine. Dessert looked good but alas had no room.

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

Thank you for the review , we hope to see you again at Il Fornaio. More 

Arlington, VA
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317 reviews 317 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Our friends invited us to dinner at Il Fornaio, and we were completely delighted with the experience. The space is comfortable and the service excellent. They have a very nice array of wines by the glass or bottle. The pastas were superb - al dente and flavorful. The bread and salads are also excellent. I had grilled scallops and shrimp... More 

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

I am thrilled that you enjoyed every aspect of Il Fornaio. Thank you for all the wonderful comments that you have said about us. Please let me know the next time you will be dining with us. Hope to see you soon. Joel Barajas More 

Lake Lure, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Had a business dinner with 10 colleagues and clients, and was impressed by the excellent service and superb meal. Well done, and look forward to a return visit!

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Thank you for choosing Il Fornaio, We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Friends of mine invited me to Il Fornaio for a joint birthday celebration (an annual event for us). They had been there often. This was my first visit. I had a Caesar salad and veal with lemon. We shared tiramisu for dessert. The veal was thick and tasty. The salad was very good and the dessert was one of the... More 

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

Thank you for the great review on trip advisor, I am happy that we were able to provide you excellent service and you had a great Birthday Celebration. We look forward to having you dine with us soon. Joel Barajas More 

Mc Lean
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is an example of how waitstaff can ruin a dining experience. I was there with 17 work colleagues. It took forever to get water, bread and our drinks...that should have been a clue of things to come....we ordered our dinners and it took an hour for the food to show up. The food was good and everyone enjoyed their... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My friends and I made a reservation there for dinner. When we arrived, we were starving. The place was packed. Our waiter arrived in a timely manner and took our drink order while we looked over the menu. He brought crunchy good fresh bread. I ordered a chicken and pasta dish. Imagine my surprise when I had to search for... More 

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

Linda, My apologies for the experience that you had with us. Thank you for your feedback, I will be taking all these concerns to the kitchen to make sure all our portion sizes are made correctly. We do hope that you will dine with us again in spite of your previous visit, so we can give you the experience all... More 

Vienna, Virginia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Service was pretty good. Two of us ordered fish and were happy but pizza (just average) and pasta orders for the other two were disappointing. Pasta was something with shrimp but boring - dry - overcooked. Pizza "looked like" it had been siting under a warming lamp. I'm sure (or certainly hope) it wasn't but you get the picture. Wine... 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, Entertaining clients

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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