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24 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627 (Fair Oaks Blvd.)
+1 626-683-9797
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is always very good at Il Fornaio. The service staff are very nice, though the food is a little slow coming out of the kitchen. The bar is very inviting, and if the weather is nice, the outside patio is appealing.

Thank Sue S
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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173 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm from Phila so I'm on lookout for Italian rest - real ones. This place could make it back home -- thats saying a lot. Had the calamari, a delicious leek n pot soup and a special order of ling w clam sauce, that wasnt on the menu - I requested and they produced. Classy white table cloth place so... More 

Thank JeremiahF
San Marino, California
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195 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Parking on Friday night is difficult. The parking structures were full at 6:30 p.m. We ate on the patio with high glass walls. Perfect weather for that. A friendly waiter took our drink, dinner, and dessert orders. Everything else was done by about four or five helpers. It was very noisy inside. I thought the patio would be quieter. It... More 

Thank CASanMarino
Aix-les-Bains, France
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200 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a very good moment while eating in that restaurant. Believe me as I'm Italian and used to check restaurants. The menu is not too long which is good. Dishes are from Italian tradition and well cooked. Personnel is prepared and smiling and plenty of attentions for the customer. I recommend it.

Thank 270GianlucaP
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Working nearby, I've stopped in for the build-your-own salad del on Wednesday, which is a good deal at $6.00. The Thursday pasta deal offers a decent portion of rotini pasta with several different sauces. Their wood-fired oven pizza was delightful. There's casual seating in a pleasant courtyard, more formal indoor seating and a more formal outdoor courtyard too. Lunchtime can... More 

Thank lietuva_9
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158 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'll Fornaio is a chain, but a good one. I had veal scaloppini with artichoke and lemon. My husband had spaghetti with raw tomato sauce. Both were excellent. The restaurant was large but we ate outside on a patio. Service was a little rushed and our waiter wore a grubby-looking white jacket.

Thank DEngelJ
Los Angeles, CA
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Il Fornaio a couple of times for brunch on a weekend and have thoroughly enjoyed myself, Very nice employees, great service and very good food. Nice atmosphere both with inside and outside seating. Conveniently located next to Crate & Barrel which can be dangerous for a shopper like myself!

Thank vicdru
San Diego, California
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253 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We were here on business and decided to explore Old Pasadena. I had been to Il Fornaio in Del Mar years ago, but it was time to try it again. We sat outside on the patio in the Old Pasadena courtyard. It was a lovely evening and we were surrounded by twinkle lights. We started with a glass of wine... More 

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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We came here because we were staying close by at the Residence Inn. We didn't have a reservation, but got seated right away. My husband had the pasta with vodka sauce. Extremely different tubular shaped pasta with bacon. I had the linguine with the meatballs. The meatballs melted in your mouth. It came with about 6-7 quarter sized ones. We... More 

Thank Jovimom09
Silicon Valley, CA
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I had planned to go to Gales, but there was a wait of 30 minutes. I'm glad we came here instead. The Il Fornaio restaurant is spacious, bright, and clean. You can see the cooks -- and they are very busy at times! My colleague had the three course special, and although she had insisted that she was very hungry,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 50
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627
    (Fair Oaks Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: Metrolink and Gold Line
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-683-9797

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?