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Il Fornaio

327 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4116
+1 650-375-8000
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“pizza” (25 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
327 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4116
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Much hyped venue but I really did not think that this place had value for money. The ambiance and the layout were great, but it was poor quality food. - I would look around for a better food preparation - But I can sigh and...More

Thank Billytoucan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Il Fornaio used to be a family tradition for dinner but our most recent visit was disappointing. Quality of food and service both have dropped!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So disappointed with lunch that I was looking forward to after reading the reviews. I had the crab/vegetable soup in a lobster stock that was "fishy" and included large croutons that became soggy fast. Not sure what vegetables they had in the soup as they...More

Thank wetravel4fun4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We frequent this restaurant in many cities. The atmosphere in Burlingame is one of our favorites. It’s medium sized and has a cozy feel. Their wines and entrees are many to choose from. We’ve also sat at the chefs bar and enjoy seeing the food...More

Thank Lindarosee
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Meet some friends for a dinner and it was still good. Especially enjoy that they have decaf capp for after dinner. The one thing that could make it better is some noise level reduction. It is a very noisy, high ceiling space so it is...More

Thank xcone
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for an early dinner and the pasta with the vodka sauce was delicious as usual and the regional coffee dessert was great Look forward to my next visit

Thank Kristine L
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Whenever I'm in the Bay Area for work, I always love to swing by this restaurant even if it's just for a quick bite. The ambiance is low key and friendly and I absolutely love their bread selection and appetizers. This last time I really...More

Thank emilysilvmata
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Met my brother fro lunch at what has been a FAVORITE, since the early nineties back in Irvine. From there to Denver, to SF, SJC and more...always amazing. Previous visit to Burlingame was "meh" and we thought it was just an off day. Monday was...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Il Fornaio is one of my favorite Italian restaurants. While visiting the San Francisco museum I had brunch at their Burlingame location. The restaurant is bright and airy with wonderful fresh flowers all over the restaurant. My breakfast omelette was absolutely amazing. Crisp applewood smoked...More

Thank Sally H
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Very tasty pasta dishes... The best thing with the restaurant is the smiley service... They are also fast... Recommended.

Thank Hakan K
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19 February 2015|
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Response from MikeandSarah | Reviewed this property |
Ditto the others. Menu is on website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 60
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4116
    (1 block N. of Burlingame Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: +1 650-375-8000
This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience.
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