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Il Fornaio

#83 of 3,042 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown
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600 Pine St, Ste 132, Seattle, WA 98101-3702 (6th Street)
+1 206-264-0994
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Tacoma, Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014

The service was pretty hit or miss--we were seated right away and the server was funny and very friendly. But that's about as good as it got. The pricing was pretty high (I know you're in DT Seattle, but it was $5 for a HALF GLASS of wine..) The bread they served was good but I wasn't very impressed by... More 

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Thank LizaTravels
Marco N, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Grazie for your feedback, it does help me to get better, I will check with our chef team to ensure food quality and correct execution. Please feel free to contact me mnocco@ilfo.com if you like to discuss more in detail your experience. Looking forward to meet you soon. Marco Nocco More 

Lake Stevens, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014

Dinner was really good and we were sat right away but the menu items were a lot spendier than I remember and the lobster bisque was a huge miss at the table.

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Thank InTheWASide
Marco N, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience, I will look it over with the chef to ensure the best quality in our recipe execution. Grazie di tutto More 

Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

We decided to go to this restaurant, because it was close to the hotel we stayed. We ordered appetizer, salad and pasta (+ kid's meal) to do family style sharing. We wanted to enjoy the meal not so rushed, but they brought everything at one time. The table was so full and we did not have space for our own... More 

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Thank chocho777
Marco N, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review my restaurant, we really appreciate feedback since we believe is a great way to get better. Please, you contact me directly at mnocco@ilfo.com to discuss more in detail your experience. Grazie di tutto. More 

Seattle, Washington
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214 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

We go to shows at the Paramount and 5th Avenue Theaters and have a rotation of several downtown Seattle restaurants. Our recent dinner at Il Fornaio was excellent. I had the Seafood Linguini and it was the best. Scallops may have been a little over cooked but everything else was perfect. My wife always orders the Angel Hair Pomodoro and... More 

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Thank rkatao
Marco N, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback More 

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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014 via mobile

i was so pleased with Il Fornaio's chef who was able to prepare a meal for me, even with multiple food allergies. I have to avoid gluten and dairy and they have the menu marked for gluten free items, upon asking,mother waiter brought the chef swiftly to our table and helped me find a delicious meal. Herb roasted chicken, steamed... More 

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Thank VJDM
Marco N, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Grazie, I'm happy that you enjoy our gluten free menu, I will follow up with the kitchen team regarding your Undercooked carrots. Grazie di tutto More 

Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

We had a large group dining before a show. Food was average but service was prompt and friendly. The best dish was the burschetta appetizer, it was fresh and tasty. The place was very busy but they seated us promptly (we had reservations) and got us out in time for curtain.

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Thank RainCityGal425
Marco N, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, and most important to choose us for you pre theater dinner. We really enjoy serving you. Grazie di tutto More 

San Luis Obispo, California
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014 via mobile

Ugh, our most spendy dinner was our worst of our visit. But it was thanksgiving so law of supply and demand. Generic....nothing to say and any Italian would be embarrassed to call this their own food. Would not recommend at all. Shrimp and scallops under cooked and sauce bland. Trying to be fancy but SO not. Good service though, poor... More 

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Thank slolucky
Marco N, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Good evening, we are really sad and sorry that we didn't meet your expectation, I would like to discuss with you more in detaile your experience. You can reach me @ mnocco@ilfo.coom More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was located within walking distance of my hotel so I decided to try it. The food was under steadiness and the menu is limited. There are better places to eat in Seattle

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Thank mrsjmleekc
Marco N, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Good morning, thank you for your feedback on TA, I really appreciate it, I'm sorry we felt short on your expectation, If you like to discuss more in detail your experience please contact me mnocco@ilfo.com Grazie di tutto More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

Asked for a risoto, a vegetable soup and a cup of wine. Risoto was ok, the soup was Mexican style not Italian but still ok, the wine was terrible, to an extent of acidity that leads me to think the bottle was open for a long time. Price is in the range of neighbor restaurants.

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Thank x_pedro_x
Marco N, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience, I will discuss it with my management team to ensure food and beverage quality checkpoint during service to avoid this situation in the future. In the meantime if you like to reach me directly to discuss in detail, please contact me at mnocco@ilfo.com. Grazie di tutto Marco Nocco More 

Ellensburg, Washington
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145 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014

Great service, great food, great drinks, great location staff was flexible on accommodating slight changes to orders. I could eat their pizza every day for the rest of my life.

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Thank racingliberty
Marco N, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Wow, what a nice review, I love it, eating pizza for life, sound a very good plan to me!!!! Grazie di tutto More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 45
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Pine St, Ste 132, Seattle, WA 98101-3702
    (6th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Metro line stops at 6th and Olive.
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-264-0994

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