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Il Forno Classico

2121 Golden Centre Ln, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-4489
+1 916-858-0651
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“bread” (35 reviews)
“pasta” (16 reviews)
“halibut” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2121 Golden Centre Ln, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-4489
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Visited twice while on business. Happy hour food is good and wine list is also very good. I also had the special one night of Halibut, asparagus, and fingerling potatoes. Delish! Restaurant seemed busy even on weeknights so reservations are a good idea.

Thank letsdothisjmfarrell
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Hello, We are very pleased you like the Happy Hour program. Thank you for taking your time to write about your experience, and we look forward to serving you in the future. Take care, Scott

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I am from the bay area and this restaurant reminds me of some place I would find in little Italy, SF. We have gone there on numerous occasions and the food is so good. Cocktails are made old school style, just the right amount of...More

Thank Wendy D
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Hi Wendy, We love your review. Thank you so much for taking time to let others know about us. I'm glad you like our style. Our family grew up going to Original Joe's on 6th street. Now they are in Little Italy, S. F. ....More

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We were here twice in the last 2weeks once as couple, and the next time with a group of 12. They only take reservations for groups of more than 5. As a couple we waited about 20 minutes for a table on a Saturday night,...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This has long been a family favorite. On a recent visit to the area I had dinner with several family members. The service is superb. They make the best Cosmos I've ever had and the food is wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant for the...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This restaurant is my go-to place for business lunches. The entire experience from the moment one enters through the front door to leaving is top notch. The staff is friendly and professional, the choices are excellent and the service is great! What more could anyone...More

Thank JaninRanchoCordova
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Hello Jan, Wow, what a great review. Thank you for taking your time to share your experiences with others. Our employees love positive feedback. Hope to see you soon. Take care, Scott

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great neighborhood restaurant. The food, while American Italian style, is delicious. The staff is friendly and accommodating to your special requests. The only drawback, and it's notable, is that it's noisy. During popular times when crowded it can be hard to carry...More

Thank WineEng
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Hello WineEng, Thank you for taking your time to write such a nice review about the restaurant. Sorry about the noise, if we don't have private parties in the wineshop it is usually a it quieter in there. You may ask to be seated in...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017

Delicious Italian food! Great atmosphere and wine room with friendly attentive staff. Fresh bread with olive oil at the table, portions are good size. Definitely a fan of this place if you are in the Rancho Cordova Area. Very nice private wine room for small...More

Thank Steven B
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Hello Steven, I would like to thank you for taking your time to write such a wonderful review. Our staff work very hard to try and deliver a great experience, and appreciate the the feedback. I will make sure to share with them. Take care,...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

For over 17 years Scotty has continually satisfied not only the Gold River community but anyone else outside of our neighborhood. Sean at the bar will never disappoint you with his drinks. They also have a Secret Dinner event and wine vendor dinners that are...More

Thank vtrudeau830
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Hello Valerie, Thank you so much for the outstanding review. It means a greta deal to the entire staff and I am sure Sean will be proud as well. Take care, Scotty

Reviewed 29 March 2017

They have a good solid menu. The seasonal tomato soup is delicious. Their house made bread is by far the best! It's loud - not the greatest acoustics, but we don't mind. If you want something quieter, sit on the patio.

Thank SaraJL
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Hello Sara, Thank you for your great review. The staff appreciates the feedback very much. Sometime the wine room is a bit less noisy as well, but I like the volume during the rush as it gets exciting. Take care, Scott

Reviewed 21 March 2017

Il Forno Classico has become our place to meet friends and family. The food is wonderful and the wine selection is tremendous - you can actually buy bottles of wine you like to take home at VERY reasonable prices..... truly a great experience. We try...More

Thank Gail-Sparks
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Hello Gail, I really appreciate you taking your time to write such a nice review. I will make sure the staff sees it. It means a great deal to our staff as these great reviews add to their confidence. Hope to see you soon. Take...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2121 Golden Centre Ln, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-4489
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Cordova
  • Phone Number: +1 916-858-0651
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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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