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“decent breakfast”
Review of Il Fornaio

Il Fornaio
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Ranked #9 of 2,198 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Decent selection. I had berries - but couldn't get anything except toast wheat bread to accompany - no english muffins, toasted sourdough, etc. Odd since they've got a bakery close by. Service was distant/distracted.

Thank rc78703
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

My husband and I are New Yorkers so we almost never eat Italian food outside of the city but we were tired and didnt want to venture out from our hotel. We were pleasantly surprised by how good the food was but greatly disappointed by the apathetic service. The waitress had to be asked to put our white wine on ice, she seemed suprised that we asked. The kitchen staff could be heard through out the restaurant at breakfast. Too bad because the food was very good.

Thank hulettdi
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

San Jose has a number of fine restaurants but this one is consistent and always elegant morning, noon and night.

Thank Dennis N
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

I've been to this restaurant numerous times and have always had delicious food and excellent service. Before events at the Civic Center the place is packed but they hire extra staff to handle the crowds to make sure you get out in time!

Thank transplantedNYer
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

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

Thank Ron R
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