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“Always dependable”
Review of Il Fornaio

Il Fornaio
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Ranked #7 of 293 Restaurants in Walnut Creek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: North Broadway
Transit: BART
Description: Il Fornaio means 'the baker' in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian 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 2007.
Walnut Creek
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Always dependable”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

We are never disappointed in Il Fornaio! It always seems to be very good or excellent. We look forward to going there because it just doesn't disappoint. The pizza is wonderful with thin crispy crust. We always try something new there and are surprised at the quality. Parking is east with Valet parking for $7.00 or free parking in the garage above.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Walnut Creek, California, USA
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fine Dining Lunch in Walnut Creek”
Reviewed November 7, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I took my staff for lunch. We all found the menu to be exciting. Distinctive and unique choice of options not found in other restaurants. Would go again and again.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Gary B
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Lafayette, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great restaurant, wonderful service”
Reviewed November 7, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

been going here for years for all occasions. Manager Michael Oldham has created a family feeling and the food is excellent. Like the seasonal menu.

Visited October 2013
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Orinda, California
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262 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great place for their 'Monthly-Regional' dinners.”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is one of our favorite places to eat in Walnut Creek. Easy parking in the attached multi-level parking area. They have a great Happy-Hour and their home-made bread sticks are the 'best'. The service is great. Their olive-bread is fantastic. They have the best fried calamari in the area. We enjoy bringing our friends here because we always know they will like the food, service and atmosphere.

  • Visited August 2013
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Concord, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful every time!”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

I must confess Il Fornaio is our all time favorite restaurant! We've never had a bad meal there. And they accomodate our every request. I have a rather small appetite so we split our meals and they do it beautifully. We love the bread. "Happy Hour" is a true value although they have recently raised the price and cut the hours. But that aside we always have a wonderful time there.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank stagemom1
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