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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
  • 72
    Very good
  • 33
    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
Enjoy one of the Best in Virginia

We have been to this restaurant during prior visits to Virginia but, never took advantage of the "Happy Hour" (even held during a holiday weekend)!. The bar has a certain charm and the bartenders are incredible. Had a great time, enjoyed some fabulous $6 appetizers and those Mango Mojitos were out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Oceanport, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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211 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Oceanport, New Jersey
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We have been to this restaurant during prior visits to Virginia but, never took advantage of the "Happy Hour" (even held during a holiday weekend)!. The bar has a certain charm and the bartenders are incredible. Had a great time, enjoyed some fabulous $6 appetizers and those Mango Mojitos were out of this world. Dinner in the dining room was... More 

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philadelphia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We eat here several times a year, most recently twice in April, and it always satisfies. Nice selections, with regional specialties that swap out every month, and a good wine list. They never rush us through our meals, so we can linger like we were in Italy; my family, friends and I choose this place for birthday celebrations for that... More 

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Lasne, Belgium
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This restaurant looks like the classic Italian restaurant but the chef has made and effort to slightly change the classic dishes and in my opinion improve on them. not cheap but a friendly atmosphere

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Reston, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Not sure what to say, really. Authentic Italian it's not. I have been to Italy often enough to know that this is an American take on Italian. The couple behind us were talking about how authentic it was because there was a pizza oven. That's now what makes a place Italian. Let's not forget that pizza is not all-Italian. And... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I recently had a business dinner at IL Fornaio in Reston, VA. The service was excellent and the food was great. They were willing to make a substitution on one of their entrees for me.Everyone in my party was extremely happy. They have excellent Gelato as well as a wide variety of tasty desserts. I have eaten at this restaurant... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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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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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156 reviews 156 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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323 reviews 323 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 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 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?