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Il Fornaio

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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ANTIPASTI‎
individual appetizers ample enough to share
9.75
bruschetta al pomodoro
grilled ciabatta bread rubbed with garlic and topped with marinated chopped tomatoes, basil and kalamata olives
12.95
rustichella
housemade flat bread topped with goat cheese, mozzarella, tomatoes, red onion, kalamata olives, basil and oregano; baked in the oven
14.95
calamaretti fritti
baby squid, lightly floured and deep fried, served with spicy marinara
13.95
carpaccio
thinly sliced raw beef, shaved grana padano, capers and wild arugula, drizzled with lemon-olive oil
16.95 per person
antipasto della casa
A sampling of authentic Italian antipasti including: prosciutto di parma, Italian salame, caprese tradizionale, bruschetta al pomodoro, grilled artichoke, grilled zucchini and eggplant, roasted bell pepper, grana padano, green and black olives
MINESTRE E INSALATE‎
soups and dressings are made on site
5.50
7.50
minestrone di verdure
seasonal vegetable soup made with vegetable stock
9.75
insalata del fornaio
mixed‎ greens, garlic croutons and shaved grana padano; house vinaigrette
13.25
caprese tradizionale
sliced heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil and black olives; drizzled with basil-infused extra-virgin olive oil
12.25
insalata di bietole
organic‎ red and gold beets with red wine vinegar, wild arugula, toasted walnuts and asiago cheese; lemon-olive oil dressing
11.95
insalata cesarina
romaine‎ lettuce, grana padano, hardboiled egg and focaccia croutons; housemade caesar dressing
PIZZA‎
thin-crust pizza using housemade dough and mozzarella
15.95
margherita
mozzarella, tomato sauce, oregano and fresh basil
16.50
vegetariana
mozzarella, tomato sauce, sliced artichokes, zucchini, eggplant, sliced tomatoes, mushrooms and fresh basil
17.50
fradiavola
Mozzarella, tomato sauce, Italian sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers, red onions and spicy peperoncino oil
18.95
cristina
fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, shaved grana padano, mushrooms and wild arugula; drizzled with white truffle oil
17.75
capricciosa
mozzarella, ham, artichokes, mushrooms, kalamata olives, oregano and tomato sauce
PASTA FRESCA E SECCA‎
Fresh pasta made on site; dry artisan pasta from Italy.
gluten-free pasta available.
served in primi or secondi portions
11.95
15.95
capellini al pomodoro
angel hair pasta, chopped tomatoes, garlic, marinara sauce and fresh basil
12.95
17.95
tagliatelle alla bolognese
pasta ribbons with traditional meat ragu and grana padano
13.75
18.75
pennoni alla vodka
large pasta tubes with bacon, vodka-cream-tomato sauce and grana padano
14.50
18.50
conchiglie al pollo
shell pasta, chicken breast, broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, pecorino cheese, roasted garlic and trebbiano wine
14.50
18.95
cappellacci di zucca
ravioli filled with butternut squash and walnuts served with tomato sauce, brown butter, grana padano and crispy sage
14.50
19.50
ravioli alla lucana
Organic spinach ravioli filled with Italian sausage, ricotta, grana padano and fennel; topped with fresh tomatoes, spicy tomato sauce with imported peperoncino, pecorino pepato cheese and fresh basil
14.50
19.50
cannelloni al fornox
large fresh pasta tubes filled with free-range rotisserie chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, ricotta, pecorino, smoked mozzarella and organic spinach; topped with bechamel, marinara and mushrooms
GIRARROSTO, GRIGLIA E SPECIALITA‘‎
Authentic Italian specialties from our rotisserie and grill
22.50
pollo toscano
free-range‎ chicken seasoned with rosemary; served with sauteed seasonal vegetables and yukon gold roasted potatoes
28.50
scaloppine ai carciofi e limone
thinly-pounded veal sauteed with sliced fresh baby artichokes and lemon; served with roasted yukon gold potatoes and sauteed seasonal vegetables
28.95
grigliata di pesce misto
mixed grill of salmon, calamari, scallops, whitefish and prawns, topped with lemon-olive oil sauce; served with roasted yukon gold potatoes and broccolini
34.50
tagliata chianina
beef tenderloin grilled rare and sliced, topped with balsamic vinegar and green peppercorn sauce and served with sauteed organic spinach and roasted yukon gold potatoes
23.50
petto di pollo al peperoncino
grilled free-range chicken breast marinated with sage, rosemary, thyme, crushed red pepper, white wine, dijon mustard and lemon; served with spicy peperoncino sauce, sauteed organic spinach and roasted yukon gold potatoes
About
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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All reviews pasta insalata bread butternut squash sea bass scallops italian food nice happy hour business dinner never disappoints anniversary dinner love this restaurant the wait staff the happy hour menu galleria mall great restaurant sacramento area
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

This place was a true "find". The decor was more formal than we expected, but the clientele was low key. My business associate was satisfied with the wine selection and he typically complains about that. The food was superb and the service was efficient and...More

Date of visit: January 2012
Thank Samiamiu
Reviewed January 16, 2012

Great atmosphere - outside patio is enclosed with heat lamps and our first pick for seating. The regional menus they have the first part of each month are the way to go - although their regular menu is great, too! Their house wines are fine...More

Thank Life-is-Good-Enjoy
Reviewed December 23, 2011

Recently I took my wife here for her birthday dinner and we were shocked at our service. Our waitress was very un-attentive and our busboy Cameron gave us more attention than our waitress. The food was decent I enjoyed the veal very much, but the...More

Date of visit: December 2011
Thank decade420
Reviewed December 22, 2011

butternut squash stuffed pasta...the very best. Il Fornaios are consistent...good service, great food wherever you go...Carmel, Roseville, Sacramento, Corte Madera....Highly recommend.

Thank inrbty
Reviewed December 13, 2011

Reliably good. This time we asked for a taste of a wine served by the glass and bottle, thinking we'd like a bottle. Well, we liked it. Shortly, the mana err arrives to tell us they ran out of bottles, and comps us a very...More

Date of visit: November 2011
Thank ucddoc
Reviewed November 22, 2011

This is one of my favorite restaurants to eat. I love the formality of it and yet its affordable, comfy, good food, great coffee and deserts. Even though it is a big restuarant you can carry on a conversation!!! Outside dinning is really nice, toasty...More

Date of visit: November 2011
Thank Rosemarie A
Reviewed November 11, 2011

There are WAY too many dining options in Roseville. Thankfully, this Il Fornaio is a no-brained. Always quality service, food, and atmosphere. It's hard to find servers in this area who take their job seriously - this place does. My wife and I come here...More

Thank ashevilleluva
Reviewed May 27, 2010

We just returned from a fabulous CA vacation, and we had to stop at this Il Fornaio twice during our visit. It is wonderful, superb in every way -- food, friendly service, and atmosphere. Lunch and dinner are served at this nice location -- sit...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2009

I love, love, love this place. I've been there 4 times and very pleased w/ everything about my dining experience there, every time. The service is excellent and the food is amazing! Ummm.... this is where I go when I'm feeling decadent. I love their...More

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Reviewed January 16, 2009

They have the best Mac and Cheese I've ever eaten and we go there for festive lunches often!

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Response from Susheelkbfi | Reviewed this property |
They do have a happy hour.
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Response from callucan | Reviewed this property |
definitely YES. There are even vegan items on menu every month.
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