About Il Fornaio - Seattle
In the tradition of Italy's trattorias, the sight, sounds and aromas of authentic Italian cuisine are recreated fresh everyday at Il Fornaio Seattle. Literally "the baker" in Italian, Il Fornaio offers wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade and imported pastas; pizzas from an apple wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; antipasti and a wide variety of desserts made daily from scratch. Voted as Seattle Magazine's 2006 Reader's Choice for "Best
Italian" and repeat recipient of Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence," this award-winning restaurant is located in downtown Seattle at Sixth and Pine.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday -
Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
When you can’t join us, Il Fornaio food will come to you!
Catering services include:
• Boxed Lunch – sandwich, salad, Italian cookie and drink packaged individually.
• Platters – pastries, sandwiches, salads or cookies. Perfect for any meeting held at Il Fornaio or your location.
• Ala Carte – We will accommodate any to go order from our regular menus.
• Delivery – Delivery available for catering orders with a $25 minimum (15 percent service charge applies).
Convenient self or valet parking is available in Pacific Place parking lot. Street parking is also available.
Metro line stops at 6th and Olive.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Il Fornaio offers four distinct dining options for large or small groups with menus suited to your preference.
Il Fornaio - Seattle Ratings and Reviews
Expensive for what you get. Food is so-s ...
Expensive for what you get. Food is so-so, nothing special. Risotto was way undercooked, not al dente at all. Should have gone to the downstairs venue where food quality is more dependable and somewhat less expensive.
I am 5'7 and my colleague is 6'5, none c ...
I am 5'7 and my colleague is 6'5, none could fit comfortably in the booth table because the leg of the table was huge. It was quite uncomfortable during the whole meal.
The lasagna had some regular ham in it, not great for a $93 bill.
The wine was good, so was the creme brulee.
Il Fornaio is a great place to dine for ...
Il Fornaio is a great place to dine for special occasions. It was easy to get a table for two, which came as a bit of a surprise as it was on the same evening as the Seattle Seafair Torchlight Parade. The food was delicious and the server delightful. The "house" salad was outstanding. Parking at Pacific Place while dining at Il Fornaio is reasonable and convenient.
I have been to Il Fornaio many times and ...
I have been to Il Fornaio many times and I was more than disappointed this time. The service was absolutely horrible-the server was less than friendly and we had to track her down to get the bill. The seafood special was overcooked and my salad (grilled chicken) was dry.
Food was good. It wasn't anything super ...
Food was good. It wasn't anything super special though. The service was outstanding though, which I appreciated. We ordered the bruscetta and it didn't really taste like anything. Just tomatoes and bread. It was very timid. My son ordered the meat sauce and meatballs which he enjoyed but the meatballs were very heavily laden with bread. I had soup which had peas and mint and it was very good. I loved it. The waiter was friendly and accommodating and was very knowledgeable about the wine list. Overall, it would be a place I'd go to for lunch but probably not dinner again.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experie ...
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Il Forniao. The staff were very helpful & professional. We were given a complimentary bruschetta & a bag of their dried pasta because it was our first visit to the restaurant. The food was delicious.
Il Fornaio offers a reliable spot to enj ...
Il Fornaio offers a reliable spot to enjoy a lovely dinner. Service is good, the food is delicious, the ambiance is lovely, easy parking, and importantly it is not incredibly loud like so many restaurants are these days. You can actually hear your dinner guests conversation. We often stop by the bar after shopping for a glass of wine and bar food, as well. Il Fornaio never disappoints.
Wonderful find! We were meeting up with ...
Wonderful find! We were meeting up with a college friend and his wife. The atmosphere was quietly elegant, and the staff was unobtrusive. Our orders were delivered in a comfortable, timely manner. The food presentation was outstanding, and the meals were delicious!
Il Fornaio Seattle was conveniently located about three short blocks from the Sheraton hotel, where we were staying.
If/when I return to Seattle, I'd love to come back!
My first experience a few months ago was ...
My first experience a few months ago was outstanding so I went back and because I loved the dishes so much I had the same items. They were underwhelming to say the least...obviously a vastly different chef. The previous waiter knew his wines and provided great recommendations. When the current waiter was asked to recommend an Italian wind, he recommended Chateau San Michelle. I asked if there was a solminer and he didn't know what that was. Not normal in a high end Italian restaurant to say the least! Very disappointed and I won't be returning.
Food & service exceeded our expectations ...
Food & service exceeded our expectations.
Nice variety of Italian foods. Menu offered a full course meal based on a specific region of Italty (Campania), which was a delight. Carlo offered excellent service.
Anyone who loves Real Italian food, will not be disappointed.
Both the service and the food were excel ...
Both the service and the food were excellent and I'd totally recommend this place others as well. My pizza had a nice thin and crispy crust (true Italian style) and the fish my wife had was nicely done. As it turns out 'Il Fornaio' means 'The baker' and their bread is indeed delicious!
I have been to this restaurant many time ...
I have been to this restaurant many times over the years and I always enjoy it. The service is very good and the food is delicious and moderately priced. My daughter and her friends went there before prom and loved it also because it is classy and high end without breaking the bank.
Il Fornaio - For when Olive Garden just won't do
Il Fornaio always satisfies. The food doesn't excite or push any culinary boundaries. But, you always know what you're going to get. Good food (and a lot of it) at a (relatively) decent price, in a (slightly more than their competitors) upscale dining environment, with great service, and usually a lot of noise. If you can't get a table at Altura, and don't want to schlep out to the suburbs to find an Olive Garden, then Il Fornaio ought to suit your needs just fine.
A Total Improvement
We had eaten at Il Fornaio on a number of previous occasions. On our prior visit, about a year ago, we were very disappointed in our service and the quality of food. I had voiced my unhappiness in my Open Table review.
Marco Notto, the manager, sent me a sincere apology with a promise to correct his restaurants shortcomings. On our visit to Il Fornaio last Tuesday I'm happy to report that there had been a total improvement in all the areas where there had been problems before. Staff was attentive and made sure that everything was going well. The food was back to its usual high standards and was one of the better dinners that we have experienced in quite some time.
Our thanks to Marco and his staff for a memorable evening and we're looking forward to our next opportunity to visit Il Fornaio.
The penne a la vodka was really deliciou ...
The penne a la vodka was really delicious. My husband got a chicken fettucine alfredo which is not on the menu but they made it anyway which he appreciated. The service was attentive. The restaurant is very large and right in the downtown Seattle. The entrance from the street is easier to find than through the mall.
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