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“First 2 weeks”
Review of Il Fornaio

Il Fornaio
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Ranked #9 of 2,173 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: San Carlos St.
Transit: City bus stops are located nearby
Description: 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.
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“First 2 weeks”
Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

We like to come the first 2 weeks of the month, when they have monthly specials highlighting a different part of Italy. We ask for the same waiter who is knowledgable about the menus and help us decide. Great for trying something new

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 6 Contributor
213 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Good classic Italian”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

We were party of 5. The menu offered all Italia classics. We had Angel Hair Tomato sauce pasta, Lasgna, etc. All were good. The special I ordered - Swordfish was not great. They tried to stuff it and the result was a bit greasy and burned outside.
The environment is nice. I would visit again.

Visited March 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Food, wonderful atmosphere”
Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

When my Husband chose this restaurant to celebrate my birthday, I was delighted! The food selection was good and with a large party of 15 in the wine room, it couldn't be much better. Everyone made different selections FRI salmon, pasta, pizza, seafood and roasted chicken--everyone was pleased. Top it off with friendly, efficient service-simply put a delightful evening!

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Pioneer, California
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“excellent food wine and service”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

We had salmon, balsamic salad and ranchella appetizer. All were excellent. The apple and gelato dessert is super yummy. Easy atmosphere and good family venue. If you are in downtown a must stop.

  • Visited February 2013
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Westford, Massachusetts
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Very nice”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Directly across the street from the San Jose Marrriott. Very nice Italian restaurant at reasonable prices considering the meal quality and the restaurant is located in a hotel.

Visited February 2013
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