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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.
Burlingame, CA 94010
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, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, 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
I ordered the raviolis from the special menu and it was delicious, the asparagus pieces balanced the creaminess of the dish. Everyone on our table was happy with their orders. This is really more a shout out to the host that evening, it was busy and crowded and there was waiting which means unhappy customers, but he kept his composure and took care of each party. Probably it helped that we have reservation through Open Table as our wait was minimal.
Il Fornaio is always very good. I like the atmosphere in the Burlingame restaurant. The waiter was very enthusiastic and "sold" the luncheon specials extremely well. My guest and I both ordered the Petrale Sole and the restaurant accommodated our request for vegetables (spinach and broccoli) rather than pasta. My only (minor) complaint is that, as true of many servers, the waiter was very attentive until it came time to getting the bill. It took some time for him to come back to the table and present the invoice and then to bring back my credit card.
Came here for a family gathering. The food was delicious although a tad bit overpriced in my personal opinion. This was my first time here so we got a lot of help from our server Gerardo. We asked a lot of questions and he answer all of them. He was on beat the entire time we were there not only with us but the rest of his section as it was a busy night. He suggested we start with an antipasto that had a lot of things I can’t remember but he made it sound delicious by describing every item. We also got a great wine recommendation from him with the Jamison ranch Cab. For dinner mainly everyone got pasta. I chose the pennoni vodka which I added scallops to suggested by our server again and it was amazing! Overall had a great dining experience and will definitely be back very soon.
Waitress was not engaged, may be someone made her wait out table that was out if her way?!
She came to our table after we've been there for >10-15 mins. , just stood there and stared at us!
She did not return tocheck if our orders arrived nor to provide refills on our coffees and ice tea, i had to trouble another waiter.
When we keft, she walk right past us to go check her tip- no thank you, so rude.
The other wait staff were great and attentive.
our dinner was excellent. we have been eating at Il Fornaio for almost 20 years. The new chef there has has helped to make it better than ever! It is a treat to have a chef right on the line to oversea the food and to actually help with its delivery.
grazie e ciao
I like this restaurant for its varied menu--something for everyone--but what I really don't like is making a 7:15 reservation and then being asked to wait until 7:30 to be seated. (On top of that, the maitre d' blamed OpenTable for opening up more slots than the restaurant realistically would have available! That sounded like BS to me, since I believe restaurants choose how many of each time slot to open up. A restaurant that big should be able to manage its capacity better than that, so it seems like they're erring on the side of overbooking.
We got together with friends leaving for China who wanted to celebrate our anniversary. Our waiter was very pleasant . We haven't eaten here in a while. The seafood risotto and mixed seafood grill were very good, as was the pasta with Bolognese sauce. The beet salad and calamari fritto were also good. Our disappointment was the roasted chicken which was so dry, we had to send it back, but they took it off the bill, The sorbet, gelato and affagatto were all up to their usual standards. The noise was quite energetic when we first arrived, but after 8 PM it was much easier to have a conversation. May have just been a off night . It was still a very pleasant evening.
Food was typical Il Fornaio which is good. Plenty to choose from on the menu. It was surprisingly busy for a Sunday evening. Plenty of parking near the restaurant. Convenient to SFO hotels. Service was unremarkable but maybe it was an off night. I'd go back.
Excellent service from David! Antipasti was great but would have been nice if it was more sharing-friendly but I know that's more labor intensive for staff. Wine was great! Shrimp on salad was pretty oversalted but overall salad was great. We are regulars at this place and will surely be back! Thank you :)
Never thought this was a good restaurant,picked this one again because this was last minute and must of places were closed for Labor Day lunch services. I was disappointed again! Food was lukewarm, taste just ok, nothing special. The place is known for freshly baked breads, but, ours were dry, not fresh, maybe it's leftover from last night? Went to the bakery down the street for coffee and dessert afterwards, much better ! Won't go back!!!
Excellent restaurant. Great range of vegetarian and vegan options. The decor and ambiance are wonderful. Only small downside was that the service was a little rushed - our server was a little too efficient.
Also - don't put calories on the dessert menu! Let us live in ignorance ;)
Over all it was a pleasant dining situation. Food was pretty good. It was an anniversary celebration
that evening. I told the waiter and he brought a beautifully decorated plate that said Happy Anniversary with a scoop of ice cream with a candle. That was a nice ending to our celebration. Waiter was polite and service good as it was very busy that evening.
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