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302 S Market St, Westin San Jose, San Jose, CA 95113-2817 (San Carlos St.)
+1 408-271-3366
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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San Jose, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited for a family celebration. Yessica was our server and was knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. There were few people when we arrived at about 6:30pm but the dining room began to fill up soon after. The noise level was low and it was easy to carry on a conversation. The main courses were delicious and the portions were generous.... More 

Thank Edward C
San Jose
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189 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Il Fornaio is an upscale spot. It was a favorite of my late mother-in-law and always a special place for Mother's Day, so we decided to celebrate there again this year. The food continues to be first rate, however, our server was over-worked and under attentive. The once delicious bread stick selection is no longer. We asked Kenneth Jones, the... More 

Thank ColonelLarrySanJose
San Jose, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always have a great time at Il Fornaio, manager Andy was very nice to accommodate my large family of 10 without reservation. Server very attentive and the food was great.

Thank rosaiselacotija
San Jose
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Il Fornaio has delicious food. No doubt about it. My only comment would be prepare to have a slow meal. Even in the bar during Happy Hour, the waiters seem overloaded with customers. They are very nice about it, but can only do the best they can with too many people to serve and not enough help. In the restaurant,... More 

Thank Stephanie A
Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ghost ship of waiters, unsteady delivery of food. Long lapses in service. Took 30 mins to pay... we wanted dessert but not the wait.

Thank Jane T
San Martin, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just had a wonderful dinner with Ihab as our server. Sergio, the GM, dropped by to check on us and the food was delightful. Highly recommend Seafood Mixed Grill.

Thank Andrea C
Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our PTA group had a reservation elsewhere and they couldn't follow through with what they had promised and our chairperson talked to them the day before and were very helpful. Gave us their large room, a decent price, let us hang out for a long time, and got really noisy. They were helpful, the food was good, for a reasonable... More 

Thank Deborah P
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just had dinner at the newest restaurant in Santa Clara, CA. The restaurant is beautiful - outdoor seating and many tables inside. The hostess was very kind and sat us immediately - it was only my friend and I at about 6:00. The restaurant was not busy and she wanted to seat us at a very small two top.... More 

Thank R4211IIdianam
Nick A, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thank you R4211IIdianam! The Santa Clara Il Fornaio is a great place for some tasty refreshing cocktails, delicious authentic Italian cuisine, and great service and hospitality. I am really happy you and your friend had such a great time, and we appreciate you taking the time to post such a nice review about our business. I will let my colleagues... More 

Fountain Valley, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is great. The service is ok. I had one bar tender that was pretty grumpy. All in, its great food, but its expensive. If you do eat at Il Fornaio, get the carpaccio, its delicious. The only good reason to eat here is if you're staying in the hotel.

Thank OtherWillSmith
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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578 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I had the salad to start and salmon dish to follow (as part of a party of around 15 people so set meal). The food was ok but nothing exceptional. The restaurant is fairly new and may still be finding it's feet but it was busy. Nice facility and pleasant staff.

Thank Doug G
Nick A, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Hi Doug, Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your dining experience. I'm assuming you are referring to Il Fornaio Santa Clara (they opened in Nov 2016. Il Fornaio San Jose has been open for 25+ years). They're our sister location not too far from us here in downtown San Jose. I've been there twice for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 S Market St, Westin San Jose, San Jose, CA 95113-2817
    (San Carlos St.)
  • Public Transportation: City bus stops are located nearby
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-271-3366
Il Fornaio means "The Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique 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 2013.

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