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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
A really pleasant experience

We dined at Il Fornaio for Mother's day. It was the fifth or sixth visit for us in the last two years. These folks consistently get enough right to make eating there a very pleasant experience. On this occasion the food was very good, on other occasions it has been excellent; the service was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2013
Aaron_Klapow
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Washington, Virginia
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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Washington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We dined at Il Fornaio for Mother's day. It was the fifth or sixth visit for us in the last two years. These folks consistently get enough right to make eating there a very pleasant experience. On this occasion the food was very good, on other occasions it has been excellent; the service was excellent, it has at other times... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Just went here tonight with a group of ten people. The food and service were excellent. Everything was freshly prepared to order, and arrived to the table quickly. Prices are on par with a higher end sit-down restaurant, but they also had a wonderful 3-course menu for 31.99, which had very nice options, and the food I had was amazing.... More 

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East Coast USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

As we pulled up, magically a parking space opened up directly in front of the restaurant! I knew this was a good sign. Gorgeous spring day, looking for a light lunch,,, mixed antipasto was excellent, steak salad divine. The beef was just terrific, and the light bed of cous cous was just right, making the dish just a bit exotic.... More 

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Sunapee, New Hampshire
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160 reviews 160 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We had a group of 12 diners with a reservation and we were seated promptly.Everyone commented on the excellent quality of the food and wine. I had a special that included antipasta, salad, main entre' and desert for an incrdible $29.00. Everything was very good but the main dish of Gnochi with wild boar was exceptional. The gnochi was sauteed... More 

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

Buon Giorno Claude, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor,We are thrilled that your experience at Il Fornaio Reston was outstanding and memorable. I have shared your positive sentiments with our team who were elated about the good work they strive to deliver on a daily basis. Please make sure to ask for me or anyone on our management team... More 

Los Angeles, California, United States
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285 reviews 285 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This particular restaurant is quite remarkable for a chain restaurant. The place is always busy but never disappoints. Great service, great value and great food. I went here last night with several clients. The place was packed and we had no reservations. We waited at the bar for less than 15 minutes. BTW, the bar is quite a scene and... More 

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

Buon Giorno Claude, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor! We are thrilled that your experience at Il Fornaio Reston was outstanding and memorable. I have shared your positive sentiments with our team who were elated about the good work they strive to deliver on a daily basis. Please make sure to ask for me or anyone on our management... More 

California, U.S.A.
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

My husband and I have been going to the Corte Madera Il Fornaio restaurant for many years and have never been disappointed with the consistently good food and service. Today, Good Friday, was very busy everywhere, but we snagged a very comfortable booth at about 1:30 pm, and had a very relaxing lunch. Their bread was warm with four different... More 

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

Buon Giorno Claude, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor! We are thrilled that your experience at Il Fornaio Reston was outstanding and memorable. I have shared your positive sentiments with our team who were elated about the good work they strive to deliver on a daily basis. Please make sure to ask for me or anyone on our management... More 

los angeles
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The food was OK. I was hoping to be wowed by the food and found it to be very average and a bit pricey. Service was OK, not great considering all the nice reviews I had read about. Beautiful decor and the Calamari was excellent. I have had much better food at other Italian restaurants so I cannot recommend ll... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear about your experience at Il Fornaio in Reston. We strive to provide a great experience for every guest and appreciate you bringing your experience to our attention. I have spoken with our Team members the importance of following the recipies. We would like to invite you and... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
368 reviews 368 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Il Fornaio is located in the Reston Town Center, just outside Washington, DC. I was there on business and several of us had dinner due to its convenient location, near our hotel. The restaurant was packed on a weekday night so I highly recommend making a reservation. The food was good with traditional dishes, like pasta, done very well. The... More 

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

Buon Giorno, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor! We are thrilled that your experience at Il Fornaio Reston was outstanding and memorable. I have shared your positive sentiments with our team who were elated about the good work they strive to deliver on a daily basis. Please make sure to ask for me or anyone on our management team... More 

Reston, Virginia
Top Contributor
239 reviews 239 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Nothing special, it is better than Paolos in the town center but I'd recommend going to Vienna to Bonarti.

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

Buon Giorno, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear about your experience at Il Fornaio in Reston. We strive to provide a great experience for every guest and appreciate you bringing your experience to our attention. We would like to invite you and a guest to come in again at no cost to see for... More 

Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

The food was amazing and the service was excellent. The Bread served at the table was fresh baked and tasted amazing. I was there for lunch and it was great.

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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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