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Il Fornaio

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11990 Market St, Ste 106, Reston, VA 20190-6000
703-437-5544
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Service: weird! They charged us for water, and they did not tell us beforehand. The food itself was not bad, but it has a snobbish vibe.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very productive meeting. The service was attentive and pleasant. The fish was fantastic. Very easy to get to and find parking.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were a party of 6 ranging in age from 6 to 88.....everyone was happy with the service and the food......all will go back.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is a mainstay of fine dining in Reston Town Center. The bar is well designed and sized to encourage after work Happy Hours. Some Happy hour food and bar food is available and the menu satisfies its purpose. Dinner can be a bit of a letdown. Reservations are often needed. When the restaurant is full, as it was... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated for my birthday. Most of our party tried the tasting menu along with the recommended flight of wine. Everyone had s great meal. Service was excellent.

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Thank MsParticular1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family and friends. The server accommodated people in our party who arrived at different times, and was courteous and professional. Drinks, appetizers, and entrees were excellent - overall a positive experience.

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Reston, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate her twice in the paste month and found the food to be subpar for the price. To be fair I am not a huge italian fan anyway but the dishes lacked pizazz - if I am going to eat italian I better be wowed and it should taste out of this world. My daughter had their pizza and... More 

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Thank GerberDaisey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We had an incredible meal here last night. We all started with drinks, which were fantastic and served quickly. Three of us had their regional tasting menu and every thing we had was as good as I've had in Italy. Highly recommend the restaurant.

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

This place hits a lot of highs; it is a solid 4.5 for Reston. Really nice WL; nice range with some great high cost and low cost choices. Romantic ambiance, high service, friendly aspect, family treatment of its employees. Menu is diverse. Nice presentation. I always stay for dessert because they earn me spending extra time and money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

4 dinners, all excellent. Service was superb. You prefer outdoor patio? Prepare for street noise and some secondhand smoke from park across the street. We could deal with it and our companions were ok. We had ravioli, (one veggie with butternut squash filling, and one with the sausage puree), a slightly sturdier chicken cannelloni, and a grill chicken with shell... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11990 Market St, Ste 106, Reston, VA 20190-6000
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: 703-437-5544
Description
In the tradition of Italy's trattorias, the sight, sounds and aromas of authentic Italian cuisine are recreated fresh everyday at Il Fornaio. Literally "the baker" in Italian, Il Fornaio offers wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade and imported pastas; pizzas from a wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; antipasti and a wide variety of desserts made daily from scratch. The first two weeks of each month a special menu from a different region of Italy is featured as part of Festa Regionale.

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Manassas, Virginia
Reston, Virginia, United States

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