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Il Fornaio

18051 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612-1003
+1 949-261-1444
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (30 reviews)
“bread” (31 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
18051 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612-1003
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right next door to Il Fornaio is the Il Fornaio Cucina Italian lunch kitchen. They make delicious salads and sandwiches to go. You can also your lunch outside on their patio or in a small courtyard with shade. Great for lunch!

Thank Jed B
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your visit and comments. I am very happy you enjoyed your visit at the bakery café and hope you come back soon. Best regards

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting from out of town. Sat outside and enjoyed California sunshine with dinner. The seafood special was extremely well prepared, scallops were delightful. Took and risk and it paid off coming, would recommend to others. Simple and delightful

Thank Jenny B
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Jenny, thank you for your patronage and comments, I am very happy you enjoyed your experience with us. Best regards

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this restaurant many times over the years. Courteous staff, simple, good food at reasonable prices. I will continue to dine here.

Thank KurtH1951
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the kids and grandkids for dinner tonight at Il Fornaio at their request Maybe a 50/50 night for good food To begun, we had a great server — could not have asked for a nicer and more helpful server Sadly,that was the highlight of...More

Thank davefoshee
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Dave, thank you for your visit and your detailed comments. I am sorry you were not pleased with the food quality, please accept my sincere apologies for the incident as it is not our standard. We continue to work on guest satisfaction and hospitality...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The SoCal version of this restaurant is very different from NorCal. It is big, great for large parties, and noisy. I think this place is probably best for large parties. We had Saltimbocca was not tender and took some effort to cut, let alone chew....More

Thank Gina A
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Gina, thank you for your patronage in Northern California, your recent visit and feedback. We continue to work on guest satisfaction and hospitality and your comments are very valuable, thank you. I hope you come and visit again when you are in the area...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Il Fornaio is a chain restaurant but offers decent... not great Italian food. Big seating area can get very loud. Good service and prices are reasonable. Valet parking available. While I am sure there is better Italian in Irvine you won’t be disappointed here just...More

Thank BFLOMAN
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 6 March 2018

You pay a lot of money for decent but not spectacular Italian food. It's traditional food for the most part so you think they could do it for more reasonable prices. The service is fine. However, if you want to show a teenager what a...More

Thank StationToStation
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

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

Reviewed 14 February 2018

Wasn't too happy the last time I ate here. Came back last night with business colleagues and the restaurant was much better. Good staff, good food, including the appetizers. Very electric atmosphere--everybody having fun. Very enjoyable. We all hated to leave...but will return.

Thank Shannydog
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thank you for your visit and for your comments, I am very happy you enjoyed your stay and that all your guest were having a great time. I hope you come back soon to try more of our monthly regional specialties. Best regards

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Four of us hit Il Fornaio after a two day business event to raise a glass to the success we had. It was a great place to celebrate with friends. I had the rack of lamb from the Umbria menu which was really special, including...More

Thank C0dys_Dad
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you for your visit and for your detailed comments, I am very happy you and your friends enjoyed your visit. We continue to work on guest hospitality and satisfaction and your comments are very valuable: thank you! I hope you come back again to...More

Reviewed 6 February 2018

I took some people here for a work-related outing, and the food was quite delicious. The service was fairly standard. However, a few hours after my meal, I can say I've gotten the worst food poisoning I've ever gotten. Shortly after my meal, I got...More

Thank roastedpekingduck
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Hello, thank you for your visit and your comments. I am really sorry you were not feeling good following your dining with us, please accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience. I wanted to let you know that we are available with any assistance you...More

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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