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Il Fornaio

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327 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4116 (1 block N. of Burlingame Ave.)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can never go wrong. Great atmosphere. Great bar. Fabulous salads, great food. Will never be disappointed. Great service

1 Thank vinod g
Potomac, Maryland
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73 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large and noisy with good service and food. Good self branded wines. Tiramisu was better than most. Large servings. Everything tastes good and was prepared as ordered. A bit too noisy for me who wears hearing aids. Long bar is separated from main dining area.

1 Thank hoteikeeper
Chester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second visit to this maddeningly hectic restaurant, I say "maddeningly" because the sheer number of diners whilst making for a great atmosphere, impacts negatively on the service. The food however was good, not great, but very satisfactory. We had a party of 6 and my only criticism was that the starters and main courses should always be... More 

1 Thank Paul B
San Mateo, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was not a busy night. Service was slow. One meal sent back as not cooked enough (Salmon). Prices expensive for what you get. Cocktails also expensive. Will not return.

Thank dcs1755
Madrid, Spain
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59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the plates were really well cooked and the amount were huge, The service was really nice,but our waiter didn't speak Italian . Good price/quality

Thank sumdim
Times Square / Theater District, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I must say this dining experience was one of the best we ever had thanks to lovely sylvia who was our server made our night so memorable she was outstanding for sure we will definetly come back soon.

Burlingame, California
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We celebrated our 40th with some close friends in May Requested a special corner table which we got, the restaurant was busy, but the service for 8 of us was not rushed and done correctly. All had a great time and so did we.

1 Thank Ron L
Burlingame, California
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Great place to go-whether for cookies/pastries & coffee and sitting outside in the nice weather with a friend or dinner. Good menu with varied choices.

Thank kathleenvaras
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I've been here a few times and every time I dine here they have a way of making me feel very much at home. I feel very Italian (and I'm not) along with a deep sense of guilt if I don't finish all of the food on my plate. The service is friendly and I like the atmosphere. It bustles... More 

Thank Rodney M
Lexington, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I went by myself on a Sunday night. They weren't very busy when I got there so I thought I'd be served quickly. I was wrong. My pasta dish came with lots of pasta, three cubes of chicken, and a few pieces of broccoli. I told my waiter and he agreed that they seemed to have given me very little... More 

Thank 2013Chloe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $60
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4116
    (1 block N. of Burlingame Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: 650-375-8000
This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?