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Il Fornaio

400 Capitol Mall, Wells Fargo Center, Sacramento, CA 95814-4407
+1 916-446-4100
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (19 reviews)
“bread” (13 reviews)
“carpaccio” (3 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Value
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LOCATION
400 Capitol Mall, Wells Fargo Center, Sacramento, CA 95814-4407
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joined friends for lunch at Il Fornio, not something typically done. We usually go to dinner there. I had the Focaccetta con Pollo lunch with salad instead of fries. When I got it, I reduced the bread and enjoying a very satisfying open-faced sandwich. The...More

Thank PGNevis
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear PGNevis, Thanks for the nice review. It has been pretty busy over the last few weeks. Please contact me at pdiegelman@ilfo.com, I would like the chance to hear more and try to make this up to you. Patrick Diegelman

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We wanted to give Il fornaio a try and were not disappointed. We started out with carpaccio, thinly sliced raw beef which was amazing. I am not a fan of raw beef but they worked magic with this dish. I then had the veal scallopini...More

Thank Jim K
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thanks for the nice comments Jim, we appreciate them

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Food was good but I guess I was somewhat disappointed in the portion. The food was luke warm once received from DoorDash. Next time I’ll eat on site.More

Thank Teena M
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Hi Teena , thanks for the feedback. Door Dash allows their customers to order a smaller portion called "Primi", we are correcting this. It is a pasta portion meant to be an appetizer, and will fit in a tea cup. We would love to have...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

A large group of us tried ail Fornaio again after a year’s hiatus. Last visit we gave a rating of 3 due to slow service and raw chicken in a pasta dish. This year all the food was prepared perfectly. The only drawback was slow...More

Thank WineEng
Patrick D, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thanks for the upgrade, we appreciate it.

Reviewed 10 November 2017

My wife and I selected Il Fornaio while driving up from San Diego, where we'd spent almost a week visiting with family. We wanted a quiet place where, over a glass of wine, pasta, and a salad, we could share the conversations we'd had and...More

Thank John S
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thanks for the great review John, I will make sure Zack sees it.

Reviewed 9 November 2017

We had dinner on a Monday night. Be sure you ask to be seated on the Patio - we had them move us from inside and were so happy we did. It is a great atmosphere to enjoy the wonderful food. We passed on the...More

Thank marc s
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thanks for the kind words Marc!! We appreciate it.

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Nice ambiance, nice to have a sort of prix fixe with three courses. Had the polenta, don't remember my second course, and the pork chop and it was all very delicious. Also ordered the flight of wine that was suggested to accompany each course. While...More

Thank rmdy_64
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thanks for the kind words, we appreciate them!!!

Reviewed 30 September 2017

Could not have been better: planning, suggestions, setting, food, service. Doing a dinner for a large group is hard, but they hit it out of the park.

Thank Michael K
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks again Michael

Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Service is top notch. From beginning to end. Lunch for 2 took about 1 hr 30 minutes. Give yourself time. Don't rush good dining. Great food. Wonderful ambience. Parking in the Wells Fargo building is perfect and they Will validate your ticket for up to...More

Thank David T
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thanks you for your kind response David, we appreciate it. Patrick

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

My Husband was away at a Men's retreat for Church so my Daughter and I decided to have a nice Mother/Daughter evening and go out to dinner. We decided on Il Fornaio because we were tired of our usual stuff. I had eaten there once...More

Thank lady_syas
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Thanks so much for.the kind words, we appreciate them

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 40
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Capitol Mall, Wells Fargo Center, Sacramento, CA 95814-4407
    (4th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Regional Transit stops one block over on 4th and L Street. Amtrack stops three blocks over on 4th and I Street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-446-4100
  • E-mail
Description
Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. Located in downtown Sacramento, this award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007 wine list. Enjoy wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; house made and imported pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and house made soups; antipasti and a wide variety of desserts made daily from scratch.
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