We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Il Fornaio

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
11990 Market St, Ste 106, Reston, VA 20190-6000
+1 703-437-5544
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

296 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 289: English reviews
Reston, Virginia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Elizabeth was our wonderful server and the happy hour food was excellent and tasty. Pleasantly surprised at the great value the pizza, carpaccio and seafood appetizer were, plus the novel cocktails added more joy to the meal. Well done and will definitely go again and again.

1 Thank botse03
Northern VA
Level Contributor
21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I was wanting Italian and as recommended Il Fornaio. When I walked in was pleasantly greeted by the reception. As I use Open Table for reservations, they did welcome me and thanked me for reserving via the app - nice attention to detail. Prior to seating I had a libation at the bar. Bar keep was attentive and prompt. Reception... More 

Thank O M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have only been to Il Fornaio during business meetings and Dinner. I dont think I have had any clients every disappointing by the quality fo the food or the service. The wine selection is quite good as well.

Thank xspyguy
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had a great dinner at Il Fornaio. We liked how they had half portions of most of their entrees. We sat outside and the wind ended up blowing a menu over on my glass of wine, causing it to spill everywhere. The wait staff rushed over with napkins to help me dry off and also brought me another glass... More 

Thank lesliebug
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

As always, great restaurant. Highly recommend il Fornaio! Pizzas are really good. Pasta is fresh. The seasonal menu is quite unique. Tiramisu is amazing.

Thank Jayson272014
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is one of my all time favorite restaurants. The food is delicious. The wait staff endearing. The chefs excellent. Always a smile from all when you walk in. My favorite is their tour of a different region of Italy each month. So much fun. Go - you will not be dissapointed.

Thank Mlikens
Manassas, Virginia
Level Contributor
314 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stopped for a late lunch on a September Saturday. There were very few occupied tables so the restaurant was quiet and service was unimpeded. This is a high-class place with starched white tablecloths and a high standard. The food was wonderful - a gluten free pasta dish that was the best gluten free pasta I've tasted anywhere! Pasta dishes... More 

Thank Karen L
Pittsford, New York
Level Contributor
62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The manager and staff went out of their way to work with us to set up a surprise 80th birthday party for my husband with only one day's notice. It was a party of 8 and we had requested two tables of four near each other so we could put them together when the other two couples arrived. The restaurant... More 

Thank granof5
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Lots of options available including Gluten-Free. Nice bar menu and superb cocktails. A great place to people watch.

Thank bellabeauties
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This place is really good. Its a bit pricey, but lunch is actually not too bad. Its a great place to celebrate something. The food is very good and the ambiance is nice.

Thank Laura D

Travellers who viewed Il Fornaio also viewed

Reston, Fairfax County
Reston, Fairfax County

Been to Il Fornaio? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 40
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11990 Market St, Ste 106, Reston, VA 20190-6000
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: +1 703-437-5544
In the tradition of Italy's trattorias, the sight, sounds and aromas of authentic Italian cuisine are recreated fresh everyday at Il Fornaio. Literally "the baker" in Italian, Il Fornaio offers wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade and imported pastas; pizzas from a wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; antipasti and a wide variety of desserts made daily from scratch. The first two weeks of each month a special menu from a different region of Italy is featured as part of Festa Regionale.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Il Fornaio and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Manassas, Virginia
Reston, Virginia, United States

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Il Fornaio staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?