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Il Fornaio

18051 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612-1003
+1 949-261-1444
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (31 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18051 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612-1003
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service for my daughters graduation party. All her friends enjoyed their portions and meals

Thank galvarez2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met another couple this week at Il Fornaio and was very pleased with our choice. I was apprehensive because of the service when we went several years ago. Food was delicious, I especially like their butternut squash ravioli. Food is a little on the...More

Thank grpandnana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was perfect while visiting this restaurant. The valet service was attentive and quick. My reservation request was considered and addressed. The service and attention was very good, the timing between dishes well planned and the food perfectly cooked, delicious and served at the right...More

Thank ecestafe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my first time to the Irvine location. Great ambience. Lots of space and outdoor seating. My group each had a different pasta dish. All were excellent. Dessert was also killer. Definitely will return when I’m in Orange County

Thank Sally H
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Il Fornaio hospitality goes above and beyond. Adrienne the catering manager was a delight to work with and she made sure our event was perfect. Our servers were outstanding and the room was quiet, perfect for our event. Hats off to the chef as the...More

Thank Pawsrock
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

This is a very beautiful restaurant with very good food and service. I enjoyed two appetizers. One was a Seafood sampler the other calamari. Excellent The service is outstanding and everyone enjoyed their pasta dishes and two vegetarians loved their dinners.

Thank big10sjunkie
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Every time we eat here, the food still amazes me. Italian cuisine, but it can be rich or light and always fresh tasting and fulfilling. The taste and presentation are excellent. The staff is professional and kind.

Thank TRAVELER88000
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Run to Il Fornio to enjoy the best Italian experience in the OC. We always start with a pizza that has a meatball on each slice it is delicious and worthy of eating a whole pie if I could haha! Next we get the Caesar...More

Thank Joslo3
Reviewed June 17, 2018

We had dinner at Il Fornaio in Irvine last night and the food was delicious and the service was even better. We shared plates of the special ravioli that was tender and succulent and bursting with flavor and the seafood grill that included scallops, shrimp,...More

Thank RichCalif
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Business dinner, superbly attentive staff and amazing appetizers. Private kitchen dining options for a truly unique experience. Main courses are authentic Italian dishes. Try the black and blue, fork tender steak, no knife needed!

Thank beachmedic93
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June 30, 2015|
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Response from ClaraMarlene | Reviewed this property |
It is a nice and safe walk from the Irvine Marriott at 18000 Von Karman Avenue. Please be aware that they are four Marriot Hotels in the area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18051 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612-1003
  • Public Transportation: Orange County Transit
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-261-1444
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