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Il Fornaio

18051 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612-1003
+1 949-261-1444
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (30 reviews)
“bread” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
18051 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612-1003
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't too happy the last time I ate here. Came back last night with business colleagues and the restaurant was much better. Good staff, good food, including the appetizers. Very electric atmosphere--everybody having fun. Very enjoyable. We all hated to leave...but will return.

Thank Shannydog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us hit Il Fornaio after a two day business event to raise a glass to the success we had. It was a great place to celebrate with friends. I had the rack of lamb from the Umbria menu which was really special, including...More

Thank C0dys_Dad
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit and for your detailed comments, I am very happy you and your friends enjoyed your visit. We continue to work on guest hospitality and satisfaction and your comments are very valuable: thank you! I hope you come back again to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took some people here for a work-related outing, and the food was quite delicious. The service was fairly standard. However, a few hours after my meal, I can say I've gotten the worst food poisoning I've ever gotten. Shortly after my meal, I got...More

Thank roastedpekingduck
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for your visit and your comments. I am really sorry you were not feeling good following your dining with us, please accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience. I wanted to let you know that we are available with any assistance you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the Marriott across the street and walked over--the restaurant was a bit hard to find--but once we found it, we knew it was the right place for dinner. I'd call the atmosphere "Italian rustic." I'd call the food "fantastic." The minestrone,...More

Thank DouglasJones2014
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Douglas, thank you for your visit and your comments. I am very happy you enjoyed your stay with us, and yes the construction has been a challenge for the past almost two years. It will complete in 2-3 more months and it should be...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently attended a birthday party with 20 guests in a beautiful (Tuscany themed) private room in the back of the restaurant. The space was amazing with doors opened to an outside (covered and heated) area for pre-dinner drinks. This worked really well since the...More

Thank Monica W
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Monica, thank you for your visit and feedback, I am very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you come back soon to try some of our monthly regional specialties. Best regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our company held our Year End part at Il Fornaio for the 3rd year in a row. We were 22 in a private room with a wonderful square table accommodating everyone. We couldn't have been more please with the service, food and facility. Daniel was...More

Thank KiwiChris5
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your patronage and feedback. I am very happy you continue to enjoy your office year end parties year after year. We value your support and comments, and I will make sure to recognize Daniel and Adrienne for their hospitality. Best regards

Reviewed 16 January 2018

It was our first time, the waiter was very helpful and friendly and got us bruschetta on the house. It was extremely fresh and delicious. My husband ordered the fettuccine Alfredo with smoked salmon and I got the capellini pomodoro and both were amazing. We...More

Thank Dalia F
Reviewed 24 December 2017

We were lucky to get 1 of the 2 private dining rooms at Il Fornaio Irvine for our family Christmas lunch. Everything was perfect. The room was lovely; the food was delicious; the staff in charge of the room (Irma) could not have been more...More

Thank leesandler
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you for your visit and your comments, I am very happy you and your family enjoyed your Christmas Party with us. Happy Holidays

Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Wow...okay so I love restaurants with service that has a bounce to their step but this place took that to an extreme on this particular night. My entree was delivered within 2 minutes of being served bread and I promptly got my water as I...More

Thank Mark S
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you for your visit and for your feedback, I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We continue to work on guest satisfaction and hospitality and your detailed comments are very valuable, thank you. I hope you come back soon to try more...More

Reviewed 18 December 2017

Food here is decent but a bit expensive for what they are. Whenever I have a guest i visit here for a business meeting, but price vs value isn't hat great for me.

Thank Joe C
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you for your visit and your comments, I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We continue to work on guest satisfaction and hospitality and your feedback is very valuable, thank you. Best regards

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Response from ClaraMarlene | Reviewed this property |
It is a nice and safe walk from the Irvine Marriott at 18000 Von Karman Avenue. Please be aware that they are four Marriot Hotels in the area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
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 - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18051 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612-1003
    (Michelson)
  • Public Transportation: Orange County Transit
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-261-1444
  • E-mail
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