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Il Fornaio

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$$ - $$$
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11990 Market St, Ste 106, Reston, VA 20190-6000
+1 703-437-5544
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Il Fornaio with a large group while visiting Washington on for a conference. The service was quick and efficient and the food was good. Prawn risotto was good as was the New York Strip. Would go back if in the area again.

Thank Ken P
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the restaurant for a team lunch last week of December. The restaurant was fairly empty, probably due to the holidays but the service and the food was excellent. We tried the appetizers and the different types of pasta, everything was delicious and the portions were the right size.

Thank tasyed786
Reston, Virginia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Il Fornaio numerous times over the past few years. Every time, the service was excellent and the food was excellent. They have a monthly regional special fixed price dinner that has been great every time I've tried it. They also have a very nice Happy Hour - only a few choices for food, but they're great... More 

Thank ryanschmelz
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The servers removed appetizers and soup before we were finished with them, failed to provide fresh silverware, waited 20 minutes for one beer to be delivered and waited 25 minutes for a side dish to be delivered. They had crammed extra tables in spaces they shouldn't have and it made for a very tight and uncomfortable experience. The food was... More 

Thank JSSknows
Reston, Virginia
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

A recent dinner here confirmed a downward trend for this restaurant. Service was poor. Long wait to order, wine didn't come until after salads arrived. Salad and pasta were delicious, my chicken main course was very ho-hum and tough. My husbands veal was tough and dry. I love the atmosphere of this place, but have been disappointed with the food... More 

Thank Andrea S
Reston, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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.

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Northern VA
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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 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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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 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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.

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Manassas, Virginia
Reston, Virginia, United States

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