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Il Fornaio

1265 Battery St, Levi's Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94111-1101
+1 415-986-0100
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (22 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1265 Battery St, Levi's Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94111-1101
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is tucked away and has a nice bar area to meet for drinks. I enjoyed our first course of squash ravioli and bread. The steak was not good quality in my opinion, too tough. They also ran out of steak knives that night,...More

Thank JBR888
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We came to watch the fireworks and got here a little early so we ended up at Il Fornaio. And it was happy hour until 6:00pm. $6 drinks and pizza. The place is a block from the waterfront and very nice. I don't know what...More

Thank mynamehere2013
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Another consistent place to eat. Used to work next door and would eat often for lunch. Service great as is food and specials.

Thank globbiztravel
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Went there with high hopes - nice environment, but lacked on the culinary front with lackluster plates and flavors -

Thank bwalsh19
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Not far from Fisherman's Wharf but worth the extra steps for a great meal. We happened on the restaurant during one of our walks and asked a local for a recommendation for dinner --- he was right on.

Thank retired_zoomie
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

This place does such a great job, we have been to several locations and they all are great. The consistency of their operation is always refreshing. Keep up the great job you do

Thank tima505
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

This may be part of a chain restaurant but it is one of my favorites. Each of their restaurants feels unique and special. I have not been to this specific restaurant in a while. The interior is of Carrara marble floor and walls, and is...More

Thank MGN777
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We often dine at Il Fornaio restaurants on the west coast to include Las Vegas. The food and beverages are excellent and very consistent. This particular one near the Embarcadero in San Francisco is no exception and worthy of strong consideration. It is next to...More

Thank RonTomp
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We hosted a business dinner for about 40 guests. It worked so well. The staff were on top of things, the private room was just right, as were the food and price. This chain does a terrific job!

Thank J G
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We found the salmon to be cooked just right (not overcooked and very tasty), great salads, and a good and interesting choice on the menu. The atmosphere was pleasant too, though it tends to be somewhat snobbish. Still, we have a nice memory of two...More

Thank Anna Y
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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25 December 2015|
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Response from Barbara G | Reviewed this property |
We have been to two in the SF area: Palo Alto and SF Embarcadero. Both are excellent. There also are locations in San Jose & Walnut Creek (a bit farther from downtown), but no other locations in SF proper. To see the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 55
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1265 Battery St, Levi's Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94111-1101
  • Public Transportation: Muni Bus: 10 Townsend; Muni Metro: F Line
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-986-0100
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