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Il Fornaio

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1430 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5182 (North Broadway)
+1 925-296-0100
07:30 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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138 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were there for a wedding rehearsal dinner. Food- buttenut squash ravioli- was very good and wine selection was great. Service was also good.

Thank Linda L
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Used too be great but has gone downhill in recent years. Brunch is better than dinner. They have a small store at the front which is still really good.

Thank Lafykj
Castel Bolognese, Italy
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was certainly very good. I had excellent branzino fish from the menu of the day and a great minestrone soup "fatto in casa" like mom would! Wonderful ciabatta bread and extra vergin olive oil on the table. Espresso very good as well. It was nice to feel like back home in Italy. Hostess and waiter Juan were super nice... More 

Thank Ramona P
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last night we visited Il Fornaio for the Restaurant week menu. It was absolutely fabulous. The carpaccio was great and had just the right amount of dressing. My wife's salad looked and tasted outstanding. I had the butternut squash ravioli and my wife had the special ravioli and both were outstanding as well. And we loved.the dessert. We keep coming... More 

Thank David102399
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684 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We typically have the 1/2 roasted chicken as it is always so moist and yummy. This trip, the chicken was over cooked and a bit chewy. Also, in the past they have graciously substituted pasta instead of potatoes but this trip we were charged an extra $2, which was fine. The veal scallopini was also a bit overcooked and not... More 

Thank legsbell
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Has a 50th Birthday Surprise at this location, it was very accommodating for a group of 40 guests. Everything was delicious from appetizers to main course.

Thank Kathie K
Napa, California
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We recently visited this restaurant for their scrumptious desserts. Everyone in our party gave a thumbs up to the zabbaglione and choice of home made gelato. Excellent service!

Thank onlinediva g
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great service, wonderful food and good happy hour! Love their pizzas and fried calamari. Beautiful atmosphere and friendly staff

Thank Angela S
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great decor and comfortable seating. Gluten free and dairy free options are available. The chicken and fish dishes are extraordinary.

Thank 426margaretb
Walnut Creek
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I just want to start off by saying that the food here is very good. I had the Petto di Pollo al Peperoncino. The chicken was cooked perfectly and it has the best spicy sauce (if you don't like spicy ask them to place it on the side. That way you can try it but its not on your entire... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 40
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1430 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5182
    (North Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: BART
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-296-0100
Il Fornaio means 'the baker' in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian 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 2007.

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7 months ago
Pleasanton, California

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