About Il Fornaio - Burlingame
Il Fornaio is renowned for its authentic award winning Italian cuisine. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Annual winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Saturday 10:00 - 11:00am & Sunday: 9:00 - 11:00am; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00 - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00 - 11:00pm
Donnelly Ave., 1 block N. of Burlingame Ave.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering is available upon special request. Please contact our Event Coordinator for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valet parking is available for a fee of $9 per car.
Burlingame Cal-Trans Station
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We welcome the opportunity to plan your next private dining occasion.
Please contact our Event Coordinator at 650.375.8000 or email@example.com.
Bring your next special occasion to Il Fornaio and work with a friendly and knowledgeable Event Coordinator. Celebrate with excellent service in a warm and stylish surroundings serving extraordinary authentic Italian food and wine. We look forward to helping you plan your next memorable occasion.
Il Fornaio - Burlingame Ratings and Reviews
Take.advantage.of.their.app. Got.a.trio. ...
Take.advantage.of.their.app. Got.a.trio. dessert.for.free. try.their.regional.dishes.as.well.
Just went after remodel. Main dining r ...
Just went after remodel. Main dining room ambience is now terrible and without charm. Too loud.
Restaurant was not at all packed for lun ...
Restaurant was not at all packed for lunch which is when we were there yet it took us over an hour to receive our meal! Pretty unacceptable length of time especially during lunch when I was there for a business lunch. My pasta was bland, barely any marinara sauce on it and the extra chicken breast I added to it was dry. My co worker ordered some seafood dish and tried one of the calamari and it was disgustingly rubbery so he could not eat any more of them. My bosses salad was a spinach salad that looked bland so it was a good thing he ordered salmon to go on top of it. The prices are way overpriced for the quality of food. I would not return to this restaurant.
Our waiter was entertaining and energeti ...
Our waiter was entertaining and energetic for our group of eight ladies who were having a reunion. We were happy with our roundtable which sat eight people and allowed for great conversation. We will come back again next year if God allows us !!! We were the class of 56 !!! Great food!
Great food but lousy service (host - gav ...
Great food but lousy service (host - gave us the wrong menus; server - could never keep water and iced tea refilled; bus boy - no refills and removed plates/glasses before we were ready)
They used to be good, but now they are n ...
They used to be good, but now they are not. Service was slow, food was too dry and not ven good. It was also too expensive for what I got. One small piece of celery and some dry sea bass. I used to come here numerous times within the past 8 years, but this time might be my last. They have lost their mojo. Would not recommend anymore.
Il fornaio is overpriced, but the food i ...
Il fornaio is overpriced, but the food is pretty decent. Willie is the best waiter ever!
Great ambiance, delicious food, friendly ...
Great ambiance, delicious food, friendly service! We'll be coming back for sure!
We frequent the restaurant often and hav ...
We frequent the restaurant often and have never had such a horrible experience. From the moment we sat down till getting the food and the bill it was all down hill. Tried to speak with someone but since it was Fathers Day it was a lost cause. I can honestly say we will not be coming back for a very long time.
We are frequent diners at IL Fornaio in ...
We are frequent diners at IL Fornaio in Burlingame, on this occasion the cooks and food service were totally backed-up and we ended up waiting for almost an hour to get our meal. When mine arrived it was cold and looked like it had sat under a heat lamp.
Service pretty poor the few times I have ...
Service pretty poor the few times I have come. Waited 30-40min for egg dishes for brunch and wait staff refused to give us bread.
As always, we had a fabulous meal, nothi ...
As always, we had a fabulous meal, nothing over the top fancy, but amazingly great, consistently good Italuan cuisine. Service is very attentive, one is made to feel as if you were dining at the table of a family member.....kid/family friendly, great for groups to gather & share a delightful evening together.
Good not great this time. A little dis ...
Good not great this time. A little disappointed but it was extremely busy with very large groups. Lots of celebrations that evening. Good was mediocre at best whereas I usually love my meals here but it was stone cold and very bland. I will go back I just think it was too busy. Note to self - do not go to Il Fornaio on graduation weekend! But server was delightful but busy with too many tables with too many people
Consistently well prepared dishes and de ...
Consistently well prepared dishes and desserts served in a very comfortable atmosphere.
I was a wonderful dinner. The food was d ...
I was a wonderful dinner. The food was delicious the waiter was very friendly and helpful. We had lunch there many times but I haven't had dinner there in a while. I forgot how nice it was.
Excellent food and service . Our table w ...
Excellent food and service . Our table was ready when we arrived and had no wait even tho the restaurant was starting to fill up..
Horrible service from the host and hoste ...
Horrible service from the host and hostess to the server. I have never been more motivated to leave $0 tip.
we were there early and had a window tab ...
we were there early and had a window table (which was a plus). we took our friends out for their birthdays and paid the bill. they paid the tip and i am not exactly sure how much they left. food and service very good.
Too loud!! Couldn't carry on a conversat ...
Too loud!! Couldn't carry on a conversation (and our server struggled to hear us too)! Food was awesome though...
Have visited Il Fornaio several times in ...
Have visited Il Fornaio several times in Burlingame and Walnut Creek. Food was excellent. Service was below standard. Server was not attentive, and had a very caustic attitude. I am positive we will return, but I would not want to be served by this individual again.
Downtown Burlingame classic and consiste ...
Downtown Burlingame classic and consistently really good. Period.
Great service today and there were a lot ...
Great service today and there were a lot people. Never disappoints.
Excellent service. Some dishes were goo ...
Excellent service. Some dishes were good, but most were just ok.
My friend and I both enjoyed the lovingl ...
My friend and I both enjoyed the lovingly prepared pasta.....which took forever to appear at our table. Unfortunately, the NOISE level was almost unbearable and we had to shout across the table to communicate! Flowers were beautiful and we so enjoyed the warm bread. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to review our lunch visit.
Quality of food was very good, but servi ...
Quality of food was very good, but service was slow.
The restaurant Is O.K. But expensive $$$ ...
The restaurant Is O.K. But expensive $$$. I like the veal skallopini at the Iron Gate much better! May be for Lunch, i t is a good place?
Came for brunch - food as always was great
Good food/drink - they remodeled and got rid of tablecloths - which I miss but understand less formal and less laundry/water waste. Needs to add some wall décor/photos to liven it up a little. Great service as usual. Always a great time there and we come often.
The Spumoni dessert was out of this worl ...
The Spumoni dessert was out of this world! Absolutely delicious and a very generous portion. I would go back just for that, but the yummy bread and the fresh salads were fantastic, too.
We had an excellent waitress, but she had way too many tables to cover. She was, literally, running from table to kitchen and back. The restaurant was definitely understaffed, with extremely slow service.
I was disappointed as the food is okay but nothing special - the scampi was overcooked and the service was not very attentive.
Lovely evening at Il Fornaio
Bro came into town and we were able to get together. We had a very enjoyable dinner from their Regions Menu. The food was very tasty and the portions were good. They had some interesting appetizers. The 1st course pasta was very interesting, with meatballs that were very yummy and seemed to be fried to give it some extra texture. The fish was done perfectly and the lamb was yummy as well. A great evening was spent at Il Fornaio.
Was very disappointed...we went to celeb ...
Was very disappointed...we went to celebrate a special birthday for brunch. No breads or pastries anymore. Nothing special about the breakfast. Coffee took forever and no refills. I seriously think our waitress forgot about us which was a party of six. Who does that...not good!
Bad service and bad conduct
For the first time my experience was awful. I invited friends for a night out of fun. For one couple it was their first experience dining at Il Fornaio--they are unlikely to return. Food was very delayed in first instance and order was incorrect when got to table. We waited even longer as result--then we were told to leave( immediately upon paying bill) as they needed our table--which was absolutely false--restaurant almost empty at 9:30--several tables including large tables available. After we left--they didn't even reset our table. We spoke to the manager who lied directly to me--she said no one would ever ask customers to leave without checking w management--but indeed I found out from guests that she was the one who asked us to leave. I don't want to think that the request had to do with the diversity at our table--but that is where I am headed.
The ambience and service were outstandin ...
The ambience and service were outstanding (even with construction going on) but everyone's meal was under par . One of my favorite restaurants for years but no longer - hope it was just an off night
Excellent Sardinia-themed dinner at Il F ...
Excellent Sardinia-themed dinner at Il Fornaio in Burlingame. Even my ultra picky son wolfed down his pasta. My only complaint: service is on the slow side. But we were there at a fairly busy time (6:30 PM on a Friday). If the kitchen needs a little extra time to keep the food quality high, I'm OK with that.
Consistently good place for lunch or dinner. Great food and wine selections.
Fine for a quick trip
The food was warm and not hot. The service was inconsitent. Apps took a long time to arrive. Then it was as fast as they could push out the food, but it must have been sitting. I saw asparagus that looked like it had been cooked for weeks. Hardly a stiff spear in sight.
Construction is over -- it is safe to go ...
Construction is over -- it is safe to go to Il Fornaio again and expect a reasonable dining experience.
Great service, good food...
Great service, good food...
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