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Il Fornaio

400 Capitol Mall, Wells Fargo Center, Sacramento, CA 95814-4407
+1 916-446-4100
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (18 reviews)
“bread” (12 reviews)
“minestrone” (3 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
400 Capitol Mall, Wells Fargo Center, Sacramento, CA 95814-4407
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1 - 10 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice ambiance, nice to have a sort of prix fixe with three courses. Had the polenta, don't remember my second course, and the pork chop and it was all very delicious. Also ordered the flight of wine that was suggested to accompany each course. While...More

Thank rmdy_64
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the kind words, we appreciate them!!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Could not have been better: planning, suggestions, setting, food, service. Doing a dinner for a large group is hard, but they hit it out of the park.

Thank Michael K
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks again Michael

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service is top notch. From beginning to end. Lunch for 2 took about 1 hr 30 minutes. Give yourself time. Don't rush good dining. Great food. Wonderful ambience. Parking in the Wells Fargo building is perfect and they Will validate your ticket for up to...More

Thank David T
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks you for your kind response David, we appreciate it. Patrick

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

My Husband was away at a Men's retreat for Church so my Daughter and I decided to have a nice Mother/Daughter evening and go out to dinner. We decided on Il Fornaio because we were tired of our usual stuff. I had eaten there once...More

Thank lady_syas
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thanks so much for.the kind words, we appreciate them

Reviewed 25 August 2017

I have been here several times over the years. In the last month been there 4 times because of concerts at Golden 1. Always consistent and they make sure they get you out on time. If the concert starts at 7, they even open early...More

Thank DreaminCalifornia
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thanks so much Dreamin, we will keep it up.

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Five of us enjoyed lunch; everything was very nice, beautiful surroundings, the food was tasty and of high quality, and the olive bread included with our lunch is excellent. However, it is on the expensive side. If money is tight you may want to save...More

Thank Suzi H
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

I am glad to hear you enjoyed most of your visit, and look forward to seeing you soon. I would like to speak to the right server, can you contact me at pdiegelman@ilfo.com to discuss further??

Reviewed 8 August 2017

I have had several meals there and attended a few parties. It was always chosen by a friend or group. The best I could say was the food was adequate. This weekend, however, I was surprised by how much the food had improved. The service...More

Thank Dan834
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

So glad to hear your were happy with your last visit, thanks for the kind words!!!

Reviewed 21 July 2017

Had a business dinner in a private room. Setting was ideal! Allows for a quiet conversation when door is closed but still get connected with the rest of the restaurant when the room door is open. We had the opportunity to hear one of the...More

Thank 864dearraed
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Thanks for the great review, we appreciate it.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

I had the Spinach Ravioli which was delicious. My husband had the filetto di bue and it was SO tender and tasty. Save room for dessert, because they all looked amazing.

Thank NeneT1234
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thanks for the great review Nene, we appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed 27 June 2017

Husband and I had dinner here a couple of nights ago. Excellent food, very fresh and high-quality ingredients. I had the ravioli, he had a short-rib special. Nice wine list. The interior is a bit unusual: very high ceilings, arches, white-on-white walls. Very clean and...More

1  Thank MaryJZemper
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thanks for the kind words, Mary We appreciate your support Patrick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Meals
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Capitol Mall, Wells Fargo Center, Sacramento, CA 95814-4407
    (4th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Regional Transit stops one block over on 4th and L Street. Amtrack stops three blocks over on 4th and I Street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-446-4100
  • E-mail
Description
Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. Located in downtown Sacramento, this award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007 wine list. Enjoy wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; house made and imported pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and house made soups; antipasti and a wide variety of desserts made daily from scratch.
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