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Il Fornaio

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Sat, 4/20
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

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individual appetizers ample enough to share
bruschetta al pomodoro
grilled ciabatta bread rubbed with garlic and topped with marinated chopped tomatoes, basil and kalamata olives
housemade‎ flat bread topped with goat cheese, mozzarella, tomatoes, red onion, kalamata olives, basil and oregano; baked in the oven
calamaretti fritti
baby squid, lightly floured and deep fried, served with spicy marinara
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
soups and dressings are made on site
minestrone di verdure
seasonal vegetable soup made with vegetable stock
insalata del fornaio
mixed greens, garlic croutons and shaved grana padano; house vinaigrette
caprese tradizionale
sliced heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil and black olives; drizzled with basil-infused extra-virgin olive oil
insalata di bietole
organic red and gold beets with red wine vinegar, wild arugula, toasted walnuts and asiago cheese; lemon-olive oil dressing
insalata cesarina
romaine lettuce, grana padano, hardboiled egg and focaccia croutons; housemade caesar dressing
thin-crust pizza using housemade dough and mozzarella
mozzarella,‎ tomato sauce, oregano and fresh basil
mozzarella, tomato sauce, sliced artichokes, zucchini, eggplant, sliced tomatoes, mushrooms and fresh basil
Mozzarella, tomato sauce, Italian sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers, red onions and spicy peperoncino oil
fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, shaved grana padano, mushrooms and wild arugula; drizzled with white truffle oil
mozzarella, ham, artichokes, mushrooms, kalamata olives, oregano and tomato sauce
Fresh pasta made on site; dry artisan pasta from Italy.
gluten-free pasta available.
served in primi or secondi portions
capellini al pomodoro
angel hair pasta, chopped tomatoes, garlic, marinara sauce and fresh basil
tagliatelle alla bolognese
pasta‎ ribbons with traditional meat ragu and grana padano
pennoni alla vodka
large pasta tubes with bacon, vodka-cream-tomato sauce and grana padano
conchiglie al pollo
shell‎ pasta, chicken breast, broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, pecorino cheese, roasted garlic and trebbiano wine
cappellacci di zucca
ravioli filled with butternut squash and walnuts served with tomato sauce, brown butter, grana padano and crispy sage
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
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
Authentic Italian specialties from our rotisserie and grill
pollo toscano
free-range chicken seasoned with rosemary; served with sauteed seasonal vegetables and yukon gold roasted potatoes
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
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
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
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
Il Fornaio means "The Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2013.
$30 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love this Italian place, it is the best and the price is reasonable. I go there mostly for lunch, I always get the seafood linguine and other seafood dishes. The tiramisu is amazing. The warm bread is amazing too! I’ve been there for team...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Vicky H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful restaurant with high ceilings located in the Westin Hotel. Service excellent, food delicious, very nice wine list with some reasonable wine prices. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ChrisB412
Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

I stayed nearby last night and was searching for a good meal. After searching TA I came upon this restaurant. As I was with some traveling companions who indicated they wanted something inexpensive we chose this establishment. The service was excellent, the bread was very...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank P2887XRkevinv
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

This is a very nice restaurant in a vintage hotel. Parking is across the street or you can valet. The ambiance is a mix of classy-semi-casual-casual. Most people do try to dress up because it is a nice place with a price tag to match...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank m r
Reviewed February 23, 2019

This restaurant is in the Westin but was recommended by a local, and apparently it's an open secret because it was packed on a Friday night that seemed otherwise quiet in the area. I had a wonderful beet salad with shrimp for my meal -...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MN_on_the_road
Reviewed February 14, 2019

Ordered a particular pasta dish and it arrived totally different than what I ordered and the shrimp were missing.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank dpritchard2017
Reviewed February 11, 2019

Went in with high expectations to this one for our anniversary dinner. The bruschetta was simply delicious. Not a big fan of the complementary bread though. Entrees were a little bit of a let down - particularly for me. Didn't expect a fine establishment such...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Madhavi J
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

I had dinner at Il Fornaio at the end of a long business trip. The door, service, and atmosphere were perfect. I had the beet salad which was a wonderful start to the meal. I had the penne vodka which was wonderful. It was a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JeannieZ4
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Great atmosphere and staff make this restaurant worth going to. We’ve had breakfast and dinner here with good service and food both times. With many attractions within walking the restaurant is a good upscale choice for good food and drink.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ivan_DCarmelo
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

Went alone Saturday evening during a conference. Service was better than expected with 2 folks quickly seating me immediately while very busy. Four different folks promptly took care of me at the table. Great team work. Food was very good. Wine is expensive. Nice hot...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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January 26, 2018|
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Response from Sergio L | Property representative |
Hi Anne, Thanks for asking. We have no dress code here at Il Fornaio.
January 26, 2018|
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Response from la2nj | Reviewed this property |
Dressy casual seemed to be what most were wearing.
March 31, 2016|
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Response from Sergio L | Property representative |
We do have a great happy hour. It's M-F 4pm - 6pm.
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