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Il Fornaio

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8000 E Belleview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111-2660 (South Ulster Road)
+1 303-221-7368
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Denver, CO
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner with our recently hired VP. I had the stuffed swordfish with spinach. It was delightful.

Thank Bothegr8
Copper Mountain, Co
Level Contributor
40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I expected much more than we got. Each dish we had was bland and tasteless, although we did enjoy the wine our server recommended. For what they charge here I expected excellent. We would have been better off at Olive Garden.

Thank kboyle
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Had a business lunch with 3 associates. The hostess was friendly and attentive and we were seated promptly upon arrival. Our waitress quickly arrived and took our drink order. We were told what the specials were. She came back a few minutes later and took our lunch orders. Our meals arrived promptly and all were well-prepared and very tasty. We... More 

Thank steve m
Denver, Colorado
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I've been here several times with many different friends. Always a nice atmosphere, service is good and food a not bad for a higher-end chain.

Thank nzamucen
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My husband and I tried Il Fornaio during a getaway weekend trip to Denver. While it was a busy Saturday night, the staff seemed to be overwhelmed, nearly running from table to table. Our server was running at least 6 tables besides ours and was clearly struggling to keep up. We tried the regional tasting menu, excited to learn about... More 

Thank a2wn
Fairfax, Virginia
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Having eaten at several Il Fornaio locations over the years, this restaurant is well managed and one of the best. The design and architecture is appealing, the staff is attentive, and the menu had many good selections (but not so many that they all taste the same). The carpaccio is a favorite and the ravioli with spinach was nicely spicy.... More 

Thank Miz_Italy
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
90 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

My family and I went there for my granddaughters 20th birthday party. They reserved the back room with the fireplace for us, it was beautiful and semi-private. The bread is wonderful and we all tried different pasta dishes...all were great (hope you like garlic). This is a semi upscale restaurant that I know I will visit again in the future.... More 

Thank gotmybags
Denver, Colorado, United States
Level Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My mom and I come here for Christmas eve dinner for a long time. Kurt our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. There was a lot of other people here dining when we got here at 530pm. Reservations for dinner does help. We were seated right away. The restaurant is very large and always decorated nicely for the Christmas season.... More 

Thank Lindsay S
Lehi, Utah
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This was my first time at Il Fornaio. I was in town for a business meeting and the applicant I was interviewing recommended we meet at Il Fornaio. The atmosphere was great, the service was great, and the food was great! They do a great job of making it feel like a small family owned Italian restaurant. I'll definitely be... More 

Thank Stevealij
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Went with a work colleague, as he knows the chain and recommended it. Liked the open kitchen, so you could see and smell dinner being prepared. A very good meal - had the Veal with Lemon - bright clear citrus taste. Then the trio of gelati (recommend the Bellini sorbet). Very impressive.

Thank IanJ_1649
LeAnne A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Buon giorno Ian! I would like to personally thank you for your kind words regarding your experience at our restaurant. We hope to see you again soon and I would be delighted to make your acquaintance. Thank you again and I hope all is well with you and yours! Ciao! LeAnne More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 50
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8000 E Belleview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111-2660
    (South Ulster Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Greenwood Village
  • Phone Number: +1 303-221-7368
Il Fornaio’s award-winning authentic Italian cuisine is a favorite in Greenwood Village. Specialties include housemade pastas, wood-fired pizza, grilled fish, authentic risotto, rotisserie meats and fresh artisan breads. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007.

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