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Il Fornaio

18051 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612-1003
+1 949-261-1444
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (28 reviews)
“bread” (30 reviews)
“carpaccio” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
18051 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612-1003
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was our first time, the waiter was very helpful and friendly and got us bruschetta on the house. It was extremely fresh and delicious. My husband ordered the fettuccine Alfredo with smoked salmon and I got the capellini pomodoro and both were amazing. We...More

Thank Dalia F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to get 1 of the 2 private dining rooms at Il Fornaio Irvine for our family Christmas lunch. Everything was perfect. The room was lovely; the food was delicious; the staff in charge of the room (Irma) could not have been more...More

Thank leesandler
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and your comments, I am very happy you and your family enjoyed your Christmas Party with us. Happy Holidays

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow...okay so I love restaurants with service that has a bounce to their step but this place took that to an extreme on this particular night. My entree was delivered within 2 minutes of being served bread and I promptly got my water as I...More

Thank Mark S
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and for your feedback, I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We continue to work on guest satisfaction and hospitality and your detailed comments are very valuable, thank you. I hope you come back soon to try more...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food here is decent but a bit expensive for what they are. Whenever I have a guest i visit here for a business meeting, but price vs value isn't hat great for me.

Thank Joe C
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and your comments, I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We continue to work on guest satisfaction and hospitality and your feedback is very valuable, thank you. Best regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The day was perfect. The setting in a back room that made you think that you were in Tuscany. Lana, our server, was bright, articulate, pleasant and very thorough and professional. We had multiple appetizers - cheeses, meats, prosciutto and melon followed by lunch where...More

Thank Baltimore48
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and your comments. I am very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you come back soon to try some of our monthly regional specialties. Happy Holidays

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Il Fornaio used to be a regular spot for me, over the years their style has gone more American centric, while a few classic dishes are still offered. Picked this spot since there are really lacking great choices in Irvine. Food was tasty but presentation...More

Thank semanticvision
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and comments. I am really sorry you were disappointed with your food during your last visit, please accept my sincere apologies as it is not our standard, but rather an isolated incident. We continue to work on guest satisfaction and...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Food was delicious. Had a lovely salmon plate. Disappointed that they were out of the lamb shank, however, everything else very tasty.

Thank 15gigi
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your visit and your comments, I am very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you come back soon. Sincerely

Reviewed 10 October 2017

Went there during our recent visit to OC, dining with friends we haven't seen for more than 10 years. It all started with a very friendly and personal greeting which made us feel very welcome. Main courses (most of us had fish dishes) were very...More

Thank Matthias Z
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your visit and feedback. We continue to work on guest satisfaction and hospitality and your comments are very valuable, thank you! I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you come back next time you visit the US. Best...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Our family and friends have been enjoying IL Fornaio for over 20 years. Our event last night was delightful and was marked by the excellent planning of Marcello, Adrian and the efficient servers who made the event special. This month features the region of Friuli...More

Thank Nancy K
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Nancy, thank you for your patronage and relationship all those years, I am very happy you and the whole family enjoyed Brian's 70th birthday celebration. Sincerely Marcello

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Had a working lunch here. It's centrally located on Von Karmen Avenue. The sitting area was well-lit and spacious. The salad was fresh and consisted of a nice mix of greens. The side order of salmon was panfried perfectly - crispy but juicy. The service...More

Thank ToroFarm
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for your visit and your feedback, I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you come back to visit again soon. Best regards

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Response from ClaraMarlene | Reviewed this property |
It is a nice and safe walk from the Irvine Marriott at 18000 Von Karman Avenue. Please be aware that they are four Marriot Hotels in the area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18051 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612-1003
    (Michelson)
  • Public Transportation: Orange County Transit
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-261-1444
  • E-mail
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