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Il Forno Classico

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2121 Golden Centre Ln, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
+1 916-858-0651
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
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Gold River, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The food is excellent and the servers are very friendly and helpful. Their wine selection is second to none. The bread is fresh every day, served warm with the best balsamic dip in the world.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Service was fantastic - had private room - wine room nice wine selection. Variety of apps - excellent. Had to get the naughty pasta! Solid experience!

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Thank Rgbledsoe
Incline Village, North Lake Tahoe
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My daughter recommended we try this restaurant on our last trip to Sacramento, based on online reviews. I'm so glad she did! On our 3-night stay in the area, we ate here twice! So I brought my two friends with me last weekend when back in Sacramento for an art event. We each got a dish and shared all 3... More 

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Thank Rdeux
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this review

Hello, I just wanted to thank you for such a kind review and taking the time to write and post it. I'm so glad you have enjoyed your visits to the restaurant. We look forward to serving you in the future. Please tell your daughter thank you from us. Take care, Scott More 

Pewaukee, WI
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Our family of five was seated in the "wine cellar" room, in which only a family with a baby was already seated. We were concerned immediately that the room acoustics' amplification of the baby would be the opposite of what we needed after a 3+ hour drive from Santa Clara. But after that family left, we experienced outstanding food (especially... More 

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Thank Nilder
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this review

Hello Nilder, Thank you for such a nice review. I am so glad the room cleared out and you had the room to yourselves. I hope we see you the next time you are passing through. Take Care, Scott More 

Elk Grove, California
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The BEST beef slider ever! And calamari! Our bartender was great. Food was great. I will be back! Seriously, I'm a martini girl. Excellent! The happy hour menu was fab. Rombaur Chardonnay $10!!

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Thank MyPalVal
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this review

Hello Val, I wish to thank you for your great review about our happy hour. I'm so glad you had a good time and hopefully we will see you soon. Take care, Scott More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Food was delicious. Staff was very friendly & hospitable. We are from out of town so we relied on Trip Advisor for suggested places to eat, & we weren't disappointed. Very impressive wine menu as well.

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Thank Jennifer R
Santa Cruz, California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Our hotel suggested we try Il Forno in response to our request for Italian food. We were seated right away in a comfortable, large booth. It is a noisy place, not the best choice for one in our group (with hearing aids) and it was indeed difficult to carry on a conversation. However, fun to watch the open kitchen, our... More 

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Thank JSSC2014
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this review

Hello, I wanted to thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and I would like to apologize again for the overcooked entree. I hope we see you next time your in town. Take care, Scott More 

Reno, Nevada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Wow! We're we impressed! Looking for Italian we ran across IL Forno Classico and weren't disappointed. It's a small restaurant with an open kitchen. The wait staff was very professional and seemed really happy and eager to please. Very impressed! Now the food. I ordered lasagna and commented to our waitress that is probably the best I have ever eaten.... More 

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Thank Ed B
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this review

Hello Ed, I just wanted to thank you so much for your awesome review. It is very rewarding for the staff and I when guests share their good experiences. Take care and hope to see you soon, Scott More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great food and wine, a bit pricey though. The bread is to die for! We love the chicken scallopini. Sometimes it can be quite noisy so a quiet dinner is not always an option. Wine choices are excellent.

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Thank James O
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this review

Hello James, Thank you for your positive review. It can get a bit loud in here but I like to think that it's because everybody is having a good time. We did add quite a bit of sound deadening when we did our last remodel last year. I hope we see you soon, Scott. More 

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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to meet up with friends or have a romantic night out. Since this place is close to home, it's a favorite of our for many occasions. The wine selection is excellent, ambience is nice though it has a lively, energetic vibe on the weekends. If it's nice, eat outside.

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Thank Riorita51
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking your time to write such a nice review of our restaurant. Hope to see you soon, Scott More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2121 Golden Centre Ln, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Cordova
  • Phone Number: +1 916-858-0651
Description
We specialize in fresh made Italian style dishes; Hand Tossed Pizzas, freshly sautéed pasta, fresh seafood-like salmon, halibut, scallops, and shrimp and fresh Angus beef.There is an exhibitionary kitchen in the main dining room, a full bar, a wine shop and private room as well as two outdoor patios.The wine list is a five time Wine Spectator Award Winning List. We feature over fifty wines by the glass; our specialty is west coast Cabernet sauvignon with over 200 selections. All wine is available to purchase to go at standard retail or less. In the restaurant the most it would cost is $14 over retail. The wine shop also doubles as a private dining room that can accommodate up to 30 sit down or 40 as a cocktail party.Two outdoor patios are in front of the restaurant for those who enjoy people watching.

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