About Il Fornaio - Roseville
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
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Free parking available in Roseville Galleria Mall parking lot.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Our large, high ceiling Main Dining Room is filled with rich woods, Tuscan style hand-painted frescoes and huge picture windows. Il Fornaio welcomes groups in this main dining area. With groups of 10 to 100 guests.
Il Fornaio - Roseville Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I enjoy eating at Il Forn ...
My husband and I enjoy eating at Il Fornaio at least once a month to dine on their monthly Festa Regionale menu - each month food from a different region of Italy is highlighted on a special menu including a selection of wines appropriate for the region. This month was Trentino-Alto Adige located in the Alps with a Swiss and German influence. We always order one wine flight (three half-glasses) to share - we ordered Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon and Teroldego - all were delicious - I especially liked the Teroldego, a lush smooth red wine. My husband had the Salmon and polenta entree - wonderful. I always order the "Taste of the (Region)" - includes a small starter, a small pasta and a full-size entree off the Festa menu. My husband and I share the first two. I chose the Goulash with polenta - the beef was so tender and the polenta was so soft. The pasta dish was large pasta tubes (soft as silk), with bites of chicken, bacon, and mushrooms - out of this world, it was so delicious, it would be a perfect entree on its own. The entree I chose was the Goulash with fettuccini - again delicious. My husband and I shared the regional dessert, one of the best we'd ever had - an apple strudel with caramel sea-salt gelato - we told the server we wished Il Fornaio would add it to their regular menu. This menu ends on October 23, 2016
Consistently consistent! We visit the Ro ...
Consistently consistent! We visit the Roseville location once a month or more. Always great food, service and ambience. Also the prices when compared to other 5 star restaurants are very affordable. We often sit at the bar...this is great way to get to know others and Zach, Derrick and staff are consummate professionals. Truly some of the best!!
We had the most fabulous dining experien ...
We had the most fabulous dining experience of all time, and we eat out often. From making the reservation to paying the check all was perfect. A very nice greeting from Sheila. Appetizers and happy hour was just marvelous. Many choices and you can't beat a pizza from the pizza oven. Our table was quite lovely and Marcus our waiter was awesome. Always there with our delicious food and kind conversation. Can't wait to return and experience other delightful dishes.
The food and service are always excellen ...
The food and service are always excellent. I think their regional cuisine offerings are inventive. The fireplace in winter is an added touch that is very welcoming. My only criticism is that no matter what time your reservation is scheduled for, your table is NEVER ready. There is always at least a 10-20 minute wait! I guess they hope you will spend that time in the bar .
Our latest visit was yet another wait. We were told that we had to wait for tables to be cleared. Yet as we were finally being seated, we noted many empty set tables in various locations throughout the restaurant. So, my supposition is that our wait was less about cleared tables but rather a shortage of wait staff !
It is sufficiently aggravating that were it not for the food , we would choose another restaurant !
We celebrate many special occasions at y ...
We celebrate many special occasions at your restaurant. This visit was for my birthday.
We always seem to order the same items and we like to enjoy them family-style. We start with Caprese & Rusticchella (my favorite!) Our entrees are the Seafood Grill Misto and the Butternut Squash Ravioli. This time we also added the Cannelloni. The Cannelloni was not very flavorful, so we won't order that in the future. We were a lil disappointed in the ravioli this time.... not enough browned butter which left the pasta dry. The salmon was a lil on the over-cooked level, but being such a thin slice, understandable. Everything else was very good!
The service started out good.. we were greeted by the "manager" who decanted our wine (we brought an 04 Grgich Hills Cab). He skillfully poured it into the decanter being careful to leave the dregs in the bottle. He then took our cocktail order and left to get them. Our waiter (name forgotten) came to the table and he immediately attempted to pour the remainings of the wine into the decanter!!! We all yelled "NO! STOP"... he had no clue what he was about to do!
His service was just okay... for a FINE dining experience, he was not up to par. We have always had excellent service in the past.
He presented our check after our dessert and let us know he removed the corkage fee as a gift for my birthday. Thank you for that.
Cesar salads were not much. Expect bette ...
Cesar salads were not much. Expect better here. Server somewhat inattentive after we only ordered soup and salad (with wine). Salads came a long time after we finished the soups. Hardly anyone in the place but service was not up to your usual standards. A lot of money for very little. We are long time customers and expected better.
This is our go to place for fantastic It ...
This is our go to place for fantastic Italian food. We always bring our own bottle of wine so I can't recommend the wine list. Service is always excellent. My wife is Italian and really knows exceptional quality in soups and pasta. She loves the open kitchen. You wouldn't think that a place in a mall would be this good.
Il Fornaio has long been a favorite of m ...
Il Fornaio has long been a favorite of mine, but I had not been to the Roseville location priror. The food was up to snuff and the wait staff was funny and friendly. They have lots of gluten free options too, so that is great!
My food was not even warm (ppasta). I as ...
My food was not even warm (ppasta). I asked if they could warm it up. It came back so hot that I burned my tongue and the roof of my mouth. Was the chef mad because I said my food was cold? There was no reason for it to be that hot. Another oder was wrong. Waitress did not offer to get the correct meal. Offered free dessert instead.
Had a nice birthday celebration here. W ...
Had a nice birthday celebration here. We had the calamari appetizer, caprese salad, ravioli bolognese, chicken, and another ravioli pasta. Finished it up with an alfogata. Good time, good service. Had a bottle of Rombauer Chardonnay and a red wine from the by the glass menu. The total including the glass or two of wine per person was about $65.00 per person.
We were there to celebrate our 54th wed ...
We were there to celebrate our 54th wedding anniversary. We were honored to be seated at the table with the "Red Tablecloth" and given free mineral water, ante pasta, pasta, dessert and free corkage of our bottle of special wine we brought. The waitress,Brandie, was most knowledgeable and provided the best of service, adding to the special occasion.
We were celebrating our anniversary with ...
We were celebrating our anniversary with our girls. The waiter was fabulous he made great recommendations for food and wine. He brought pizza dough for the girls to play with while we waited. Great atmosphere and service. We will definitely go again.
Our server started out just fine but the ...
Our server started out just fine but then turned sour toward us when we questioned that he had possibly placed the wrong order for some of our food. For the remainder of the meal he continued to be petulant which cast a pall over the $350 meal! Each of us noted his dour attitude even after WE admitted we were wrong and were simply confused by the presentation, which did not appear to be the correct meal (for two of us). Sort of took some of the fun out of the little dinner party. Fortunately we enjoy each other's company enough that we were able to just ignore him and go on about our evening. Even the on-duty manager came over to check things out and we told him we were fine, but the server never seemed able to recover. For a meal like this, I'd definitely go elsewhere next time. Just didn't appreciate the continued negative vibe he projected.
We had a fantastic dinner. Everything fr ...
We had a fantastic dinner. Everything from the moment we walked in was perfect. It was our annivesary and our server, Annie made us feel like the whole place was ours. Great service and care. You can count on us returning very soon.
We recently went to Il Fornaio in Rosevi ...
We recently went to Il Fornaio in Roseville for our anniversary dinner. We chose the restaurant based on atmosphere, it is very cozy and comfortable there. Other restaurants were on the list, but we figured we could save a little money at Il Fornaio, and spend it on a gift for ourselves instead.
This may not be a fair assessment, since I have a background in cooking professionally, but the food was not as good as it could (or should) have been. The roasted chicken was clearly steamed or poached, maybe even pressure cooked, before it was roasted, leaving it very tender indeed, but very dry as well. The beef tenderloin was in fact very tasty, but for the price, I would have expected something that resembled a steak on the plate. Instead, there were roughly cut shapes that looked like scraps. Everything was flavorful, but corners were cut that should not have been.
On the other hand, the service was excellent. Our server (Annie) did a wonderful job and was peaceful, pleasant and helpful too in selecting a wine for our entrees. She even went the extra mile to have a complimentary selection of desserts sent out to us to help celebrate our anniversary.
The drinks were also very good. They must have a seasoned pro behind the bar. And the atmosphere...I just love it there. It's so comfortable and it feels like home.
Would I go back? Yes, of course.
Made a reservation for my wife's birthda ...
Made a reservation for my wife's birthday, requesting a booth if possible. Turns out there were no booths. The hostess brought us to our table and informed us we had been picked for a "Special Dinner" that night.
It turned out to be a six course feast. We had chosen a salad and two entree's. We then were treated to an appetizer, a primi first course of ravioli and then a desert. We had brought a special bottle of wine to celebrate the occasion and our waiter waived the corkage fee.
Needless to say the special occasion was made even more special by the folks at the restaurant.
Oh, yes the food was great that night.
Il Fornaio is a restaurant we enjoy very ...
Il Fornaio is a restaurant we enjoy very much for special occasions. We love the food, the service, the ambience, and the overall atmosphere. The service is above and beyond what we have found at any other similar establishments in the area. From beginning to end, we consistently have had great dining experiences at this venue. We fully recommend this establishment.
I am familiar with the il Fornaio chain. ...
I am familiar with the il Fornaio chain. The food is always good, but this time the service was off. The restaurant was not crowded, but we waited a LONG time for our drinks. The waitress forgot our appetizers. Not a bad experience, but for what they charge, service should be better than average.
Our food was great. However, it was a Bi ...
Our food was great. However, it was a Birthday celebration that we verified when we checked in. After that neither the waiter or anyone on the staff acknowledged the occasion. Our waiter was either pre-occupied or didn't care about serving us. We had to ask more than once to have items that we had ordered and he just didn't seem to get it right or care. Disappointing since we've typically had great service here.
The food & service at Il Fornaio is alwa ...
The food & service at Il Fornaio is always top notch! I ordered the lamb wrapped in prosciutto, a special for the day, and the flavors were outstanding. Our waiter was attentive & provided us with a complimentary dessert since we were celebrating our Anniversary.
My lady friends and I decided to spend ...
My lady friends and I decided to spend a Sunday afternoon shopping at the Galleria and wanted a place to get a glass of wine and some food at 4:30. I was pleasantly surprised to be able to get a reservation at that time and even more surprised to find out that we could order off the dinner menu. Having an open table reservation got us seated in the best part of the restaurant near the windows. We had a very enjoyable meal and even splurged for some chocolate for dessert. The veal scallopini special was very good and the fish and seafood dish was very generous. I found the wine list just the right size, enough options with out being overwhelming. Our server was the perfect mix of attentive but without interrupting a group of women who clearly had a lot to talk about.
Unfortunately, our server was not frien ...
Unfortunately, our server was not friendly at all. The food was flavorless and not worth the price. The lamps and chandeliers were all covered with a lot of dust and that was a problem for my husband and daughter because they have severe allergies and asthma. I would not come back or recommen this restaurant to friends or family.
The air-conditioning system was not work ...
The air-conditioning system was not working so it was uncomfortably warm in the restaurant. And then there was a very annoying fly that buzzed around our table. I wish there could have been something done about that.
The wait service was fine - attentive but not hovering.
The food was okay. I did notice that no one raved about his/her entree, nor did anyone say that they definitely "would order that again!"
All in all it's a nice restaurant but not superior.
My friend and I participated in the "pa ...
My friend and I participated in the "passport" promotion and found the whole experience delightful. Our waitress was helpful and made us feel special. Food was exceptional as well as interesting because it represents a particular region Nov Italy. Great idea by the restaurant!
The food selection was excellent . Servi ...
The food selection was excellent . Service was wonderful and the ambiance is superb. We had a chance to catch up with good friends and the experience was very warm and relaxed; no rushing through dinner. I highly recommend Il Fornaio - Roseville.
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