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Il Fornaio

327 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4116
+1 650-375-8000
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (24 reviews)
“tiramisu” (5 reviews)
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All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
327 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4116
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful big salads and grilled Italian entrees served in cozy intimate atmosphere. Super Chef's bar seating. Pizza nothing spectacular. Watch delicious meals being created. Or sit in comfy bar area for some fabulous cocktails or choose from a extensive wine list beforehand. Attentive staff but...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We needed something to eat and every where in Burlingame closed at 9pm. When we called 30 min before they were about to close the kitchen, they let us in for dinner which was very nice. We shared the seafood platter, then I had a...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had black cod but my associate had the chicken Brest with hot sauce and it was way better. All food was good. Service was great. Wine recommendation was very good.

Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you happen to go though Burlingame, STOP HERE! Not only is the restaurant beautiful...the food is as well. If you go, be sure and choose the Chef's bar to sit! It was a great expereience. We got to talk to the Chef's and see...More

Thank Tish S
Reviewed 21 April 2017

There were 7 in our group (4 adults and 3 children), and we were seated quickly. The service was excellent. The food was fresh and delicious.

Thank Weezer55
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Came here for a dinner with a group of 21. The food was delicious and the place was packed. Our server did the best he could to keep up with all of us and in my opinion he did an excellent job. Dimmed lighting and...More

Thank YLexplorer
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Tried for a quick dinner before a movie. Hadn't visited this location for several years, though the las time was fine. I can' recall a worse meal from a generally good chain. Caeser salad: lettuce slightly discolored with gloppy dessing Ravioli: stiff texture, we ate...More

Thank newbreak_kid
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I really like the salads, especially the Tonno salad (ahi) it's one of my favorite anywhere - dinner time can be sloppy with incorrect preparation, so be careful what you order. Happy Hour is great, calamari, bruscetta, pizza and carpaccio all for $6 - can't...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant high quality food. Friendly services. Good wine list. Attentive staff. Always feel at home

Thank vinod g
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Il Fornaio was purchased in 2011 by Roark Capital and has stripped a once good restaurant of its charm and local independence. Now the cuisine is just okay at best but very inconsistent. Roark tries to manage the menu, preparation and cooking from its corporate...More

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Menu prices pls
19 February 2015|
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Response from MikeandSarah | Reviewed this property |
Ditto the others. Menu is on website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4116
    (1 block N. of Burlingame Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: +1 650-375-8000
  • E-mail
This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience.