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.
Seattle, WA 98101
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 Dining, 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
Food was delicious. Only downside in my ...
Food was delicious. Only downside in my opinion was the lighting. Last time I went there it was dimmed down substantially which made conversations seem more exclusive. This time it was lit up quite well (around 8pm) so people talk louder and it takes away from the whole vibe.
I've had good dining experiences here be ...
I've had good dining experiences here before but this time, it was subpar. Food was tasty but I was supposed to get mashed potatoes with my chicken but got roasted instead. They were yummy, but when you have your heart set on mashed...well, you know. Server was pleasant but she disappeared after taking our order. We had to order wine from the server who brought our food..and that arrived when we were halfway through the meal.
We go to this restaurant every year for ...
We go to this restaurant every year for Christmas Eve. This year my Husband was sick so we postponed our trip . We did however decide to take our daughter here for her 19 Birthday dinner. The food is always wonderful, however the steak my husband ordered was the best that either of us had ever had! It was simply delicious!!!!! II Fornaio never disappoints! Thank you!
A disappointing dining experience. Has t ...
A disappointing dining experience. Has the management changed? I used to count I'll Fornaio among my favorites. Service was inappropriate and intrusive. Food was mediocre ( except for the gluten free meal, which was excellent. ) even the bread, which I had previously rated excellent, was mediocre at best. I am really sorry to have had such a disappointing dining experience.
very courteous and friendly staff as alw ...
very courteous and friendly staff as always. Asked if this was pre-theatre and was helpful about reminding us of the time we needed to leave. Excellent salad. Very generous portions. We had pizza and salad, but found we could have easily shared one pizza and one salad. Several nice vegetarian options. Great desserts. The spumoni was excellent, but I prefer gelato in a dish rather than on a plate. My favorite Seattle restaurant.
This is a perfect place to go to before ...
This is a perfect place to go to before a show at the Paramount or 5th Avenue as both are a short walking distance. For a 7:30 show; reservations at 5:30 are perfect. The food is lovely the service is great and you can have a leisurely dinner and make the show with plenty of time to spare.
We sat at the downstairs counter to watc ...
We sat at the downstairs counter to watch the cooks. We were going to have a dinner. But after having the great calimari and watching the poor frustrated Chefs bring dish after dish up to be served sitting up on the counter next to my arm which was for the seating areas and we watched and including them see it get cold. We had a small pizza and bottle of good wine and left. The waiters seemed to be having to make all the cocktails and were too busy to serve the people their food. We even saw the chefs have To reheat someone's food. Sad you are losing customers this way.
We were looking for a nice Italian resta ...
We were looking for a nice Italian restaurant for our traditional downtown Christmas Eve dinner and Il Fornaio was an excellent choice. Everyone in our party loved their dinners and we all loved the warm chocolate cake desert!! The service was superlative as well.
Il Fornaio offers really good food, frie ...
Il Fornaio offers really good food, friendly service, and a comfortable place. Our table was a little too noisy for my aging ears (I have some trouble with a lot of reflected sound), but I take responsibility for not requesting something a little quieter. However, I enjoy the energy and that comes with some noise.
This is the second year I have taken my married kids to Il Fornaio for Christmas Eve. Part of its charm is being in Pacific Place--again, that energy. It's a fun place to be this time of year. Not mention that another plus is easy parking.
Service and food preparation/presentatio ...
Service and food preparation/presentation are excellent. Be prepared for take home or share a meal. Always seems to be a busy place which speaks to its desirability as a place to go for something special. Not for dieters.
The service was ok...even though our tab ...
The service was ok...even though our table was ready and reserved through Open Table - they made us wait until exactly 8:15 pm - my dish that I ordered was very bland, however, the wait staff was very nice...I will not be going back
Reservation for our family of five was ...
Reservation for our family of five was confirmed by Open Table. Restaurant staff called to confirm reservation that day. What a surprise to be told when we arrived that they had no reservation for us. Fortunately, they did seat us quickly....but that was the only thing timely for the remainder our visit. It was a long wait before our first drinks arrived and service remained slow throughout our meal. Entrees were tasty...meatballs delicious...but not all items were hot. Sadly, food was overshadowed by overall experience. We didn't even consider waiting for dessert. We have enjoyed family dinners there several times before, but this one was less than memorable.
Two of our party arrived first, and they ...
Two of our party arrived first, and they were seated. We ordered drinks and some munches. When our third member came, service brought her a plate and then the drink she ordered. When Cannon showed up his drink arrived . It was so relaxed and helpful through the dinner. Dessert was Prefect. Thanks for a great evening.
We had a group of six friends for a Chri ...
We had a group of six friends for a Christmas celebration and had a wonderful time. The staff was ultra-attentive and the food & wine just fit the evening. Would totally think about Il Fornaio for any group occasion!
After hearing for years about how great ...
After hearing for years about how great Il Fornio is when I finally Had dinner there it was quite a disappointment. The ambiance would have been good if the noise level was lower. Too many big parties next to our little table which was squeezed in almost like an afterthought. The service was good but the food was definitely a disappointment . I've had better Italian food at most little neighborhood joints back east. The food is the most important factor in a restaurant and nothing can compensate for mediocre food. Improve the food!!
We had dinner at El Fornaio prior to att ...
We had dinner at El Fornaio prior to attending a play at 5th Avenue since it was within easy walking distance. They food was excellent and they were very accommodating with our time constraints. It was our second time there and we have been pleased both times.
I loved that the hostess offered my coll ...
I loved that the hostess offered my colleague and I black napkins (both of us were wearing black outfits). This is a very thoughtful thing to think of. I can't tell you how many times I've left a restaurant covered in white fluffy lint from the cloth napkins! Considering the restaurant wasn't super full it did take our server a very long time to bring our check. But other than that, it was a great, quiet place to hold a business lunch.
We have been to Il Fornaio many times an ...
We have been to Il Fornaio many times and have generally been happy with the food and service. This time the occasion was a late lunch on a Sunday to celebrate birthdays. The service was sub par and the food was not up to the usual standards. I ordered the lamb shank and it was more like mutton shank that had been undercooked. It was tough and the rest of the food on the plate was cold. They took it back and replaced it with another dish, but it was not something I expect from Il Fornaio.
The rest of the meals (4 more) were merely OK.
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