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Il Forno Classico

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2121 Golden Centre Ln, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-4489
916-858-0651
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Elk Grove, California
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The BEST beef slider ever! And calamari! Our bartender was great. Food was great. I will be back! Seriously, I'm a martini girl. Excellent! The happy hour menu was fab. Rombaur Chardonnay $10!!

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Thank MyPalVal
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was delicious. Staff was very friendly & hospitable. We are from out of town so we relied on Trip Advisor for suggested places to eat, & we weren't disappointed. Very impressive wine menu as well.

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Thank Jennifer R
Santa Cruz, California
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel suggested we try Il Forno in response to our request for Italian food. We were seated right away in a comfortable, large booth. It is a noisy place, not the best choice for one in our group (with hearing aids) and it was indeed difficult to carry on a conversation. However, fun to watch the open kitchen, our... More 

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Thank JSSC2014
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this review

Hello, I wanted to thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and I would like to apologize again for the overcooked entree. I hope we see you next time your in town. Take care, Scott More 

Reno, Nevada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! We're we impressed! Looking for Italian we ran across IL Forno Classico and weren't disappointed. It's a small restaurant with an open kitchen. The wait staff was very professional and seemed really happy and eager to please. Very impressed! Now the food. I ordered lasagna and commented to our waitress that is probably the best I have ever eaten.... More 

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Thank Ed B
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this review

Hello Ed, I just wanted to thank you so much for your awesome review. It is very rewarding for the staff and I when guests share their good experiences. Take care and hope to see you soon, Scott More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and wine, a bit pricey though. The bread is to die for! We love the chicken scallopini. Sometimes it can be quite noisy so a quiet dinner is not always an option. Wine choices are excellent.

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Thank James O
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this review

Hello James, Thank you for your positive review. It can get a bit loud in here but I like to think that it's because everybody is having a good time. We did add quite a bit of sound deadening when we did our last remodel last year. I hope we see you soon, Scott. More 

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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good place to meet up with friends or have a romantic night out. Since this place is close to home, it's a favorite of our for many occasions. The wine selection is excellent, ambience is nice though it has a lively, energetic vibe on the weekends. If it's nice, eat outside.

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Thank Riorita51
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to write such a nice review of our restaurant. Hope to see you soon, Scott More 

Rancho Cordova, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

II Forno Classico, is a better than average Italian/California restaurant. The menu is ripe with fresh items, and seasonal choices. The bar, is well stocked with wines, and the drink menu is worth a look. There is outside seating, but the weather can be a bit too warm for that. The interior is light and airy. Worth a lunch, or... More 

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Thank Bruce60B
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this review

Hello Bruce, I wanted to thank you for your review and business. As a family owned restaurant great reviews like yours are really appreciated. Thank you, Scott More 

Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

When I want to enjoy a good italian food, this is the place I go to. The food is always great, their sauce, does not matter if white or red, or any sauce your plate comes with, it is to die for! Their bread is the best! Great service and for me, the price is right since you get top... More 

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Thank Mireya G
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this review

Hello Mireya, Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. I'm glad you enjoyed your time at the restaurant. It means a great deal to us when we get reviews and yours makes our day. Looking forward to serving you again soon, Scott More 

Fair Oaks, California
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The wife & I stopped in for dinner, she had been here before, but my first time. I had house made House Made Fettuccini con Pollo, and she had the Meat Lover's Lasagna. Both were excellent. We definatly will return for more. I also had an italian beer, Moretti La Rossa, fantastic, and very cold. I'm getting hungry again just... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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166 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Had 2 different pizzas. Both were extremely tasty but high priced (not used to $18 for personal size pizza). Service was friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2121 Golden Centre Ln, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-4489
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Cordova
  • Phone Number: 916-858-0651
Description
We specialize in fresh made Italian style dishes; Hand Tossed Pizzas, freshly sautéed pasta, fresh seafood-like salmon, halibut, scallops, and shrimp and fresh Angus beef.There is an exhibitionary kitchen in the main dining room, a full bar, a wine shop and private room as well as two outdoor patios.The wine list is a five time Wine Spectator Award Winning List. We feature over fifty wines by the glass; our specialty is west coast Cabernet sauvignon with over 200 selections. All wine is available to purchase to go at standard retail or less. In the restaurant the most it would cost is $14 over retail. The wine shop also doubles as a private dining room that can accommodate up to 30 sit down or 40 as a cocktail party.Two outdoor patios are in front of the restaurant for those who enjoy people watching.

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