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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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10:00 am - 11:00 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, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 22
    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
Most recent review
never disappoints!

My go-to place in Reston for Italian food. Great salads and ravioli with spicy sausage is amazing. Service is terrific. Ask to be seated away from the (lively) bar area if you wish to be heard!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Jeanne L
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Reston, Virginia, United States
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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197 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Reston, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

My go-to place in Reston for Italian food. Great salads and ravioli with spicy sausage is amazing. Service is terrific. Ask to be seated away from the (lively) bar area if you wish to be heard!

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

Thank you for the wonderful review on trip advisor, Thank you for being a loyal guest at Il Fornaio More 

Reston, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Such a great experience. This was our 2nd visit, the first in summer, this one on January 16th. First time was in a group at a table, this time was at the bar. Our bartender, Pablo (?), is a gem he was engaging and talented, made a great cocktail, and had good food suggestions. The house made Ravioli was excellent.... More 

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

Thank you for the great review. I will make sure that Pablo was recognized for the experience that he provided for you. We look forward to seeing you again. I am also happy that you enjoyed the wines that we feature every month. With that said we have a wine tasting every second Saturday of each month. 10 different wines... More 

Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Good place, I would visit it again with my family when I'm in Reston next time. Good service and food. I probably had better italian food however I got very good one here and can't complain about anything.

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

Thank you for the all the positive things you have said about Il Fornaio, we look forward to seeing you again. Joel Barajas More 

Woodbridge VA
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We enjoyed a very good meal with only a couple of hiccups. We made reservations yet when arrived were seated next to the door even though the restaurant was only half full. It was a very cold night and there were lots of available tables. We were celebrating a birthday...and mentioned it in the opentable reservation app. Dunno. Another misstep... More 

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

Thank you for the review on trip adviser, thank for all the information that you provided. I will be using it to perfect all the small imperfections . We want to make sure that we can provide all are guest with the best dining experience. Please contact me with any concerns or questions. Jbarajas@ilfo.com Joel More 

Michigan
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Lovely restaurant that is much bigger than you first think, and it was pretty well packed on a Saturday night. Ate in the Sala Privata since we had a table for 10. Cozy little room with a fireplace and a little out of the main stream of the restaurant. The monthly regional menu had lots of great options including a... More 

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

Let me first start by apologizing for the late response. Thank you for all the wonderful things that you have said about the Il Fornaio, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our Regionale menu. Delighted that you will be returning! Joel Barajas More 

Fairfax, Virginia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is a great Italian Restaurant with a nice wine list. They also have monthly regional Italian dishes with wine that you can order separate of the main menu. It is set up so you can get a number of courses for a certain price. The ambiance of this restaurant is like a restaurant in NYC which I love and... More 

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

Thank you for your most kind review on Trip advisor. Thank you for complementing our wine list and the ambiance. I am glad to hear that your are enjoying the Regionale menus that we have every month.Thank you for being our guest and thank you for sharing your positive experience at Il Fornaio. General Manager, Joel Barajas More 

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
287 reviews 287 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

Interesting brunch menu, pleasant atmosphere and attentive staff made this a good spot for brunch with friends. Mimosas nice...followed by very yummy starter of smoked salmon bruschetta with creme fraiche -- would order again for sure...mains nice but spotty...smoked salmon egg dish good, open-faced omelette with shrimp, spinach and tomato and mozarella cheese was dry and barely had any cheese;... More 

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

Thank you for all the positive comments that you have given us on trip advisor. We hope that you will return and try our dinner menu and have a chance this time for some dessert. The salt shakers are emptied and refilled every week, but we now will be doing this more often so we do not encounter this problem... More 

Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Restaurant failed to honor a reservation in a timely fashion. Very poor customer service. If a reservation is meaningless then don't take them.

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McLean Virginia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We dine regularly at Il Fornaio in Reston. The food is always fine and as close to Italian food as we have found in the States. Last night I had two fish dishes that were cooked so perfectly that I felt the need to post it on TripAdvisor. The grilled calamari with caponata was perfectly grilled and nicely presented. The... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review, I happy to hear that you enjoyed the Besta de Festa menu. Hope to see you again, to enjoy the other Regional menus we have every month. More 

Kintbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We ate here in late November. We live in Reston, but it is the first time we've had dinner here. The restaurant is larger than it appears from the outside, but was nonetheless cozy and welcoming. All was clean. Service was excellent. Our waiter guided us towards the taster menu to provide us with their 'Taste of Piemonte', which was... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review. I happy that you enjoyed every part of you dinner and to hear that my staff is up to par. 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: Romance, Outdoor seating, 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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