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Il Fornaio

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Tue., 01-22
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US$10 - US$30
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Italian, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

Great place, great service, outstanding food! Contemporary and innovative place. Tables set-up variations invites for either regular formal dinner or more relaxed dinning with high tables. Staff is knowledgable and attentive. Food is balanced served and being traditional Italian flavor. Linguini di Mare and Gelati...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JuanFrequentTraveler
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Professionally managed, nice decor, not too noisy and with good lighting (they dim it nicely for the evenings). Good wine selection. Excellent seafood appetizer (loved the calamari), good cold cuts. OK pasta dishes, well done but not memorable. Hard to find a parking space, so...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pieroinusa
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Walked in without a reservation and was seated immediately. Good Italian menu with plenty of options. Pizza's were large enough for two or three and was delicious. Simple house salad in a very generous portion. House Chianti was exceptional and available in 6 or 9...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank HEH352
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Took my team - about 20 people to dinner.. they only 2 waiters on the outside area serviing us. Many points for a spicy margarita that was custom mixed... kudos ends there, unfortunately. they did not put out bread.. when I requested, they served it...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank bobrusa
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Loved this place. I'm not from Santa Clara, so I'm guessing for this area the prices are par for the course, but to me (Orange County) they were a little on the high side. BUT you are paying for a great location, really nicely decorated,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SoCalGal2018
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Get reservations as this restaurant gets very busy at lunch. There is not a lot of parking. Inside is very crowded and service has gotten better but you still have to tackle your waiter if you want to get good service. Food is quite good...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank RhettL905
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Parking is difficult to find at this popular Italian joint. The ambience is good and the wine choice seemed good. The food was ample portioned and good. The vegetarian options were rather limited, the potato soup was limpid but the regular meat options were good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 401jitendrag
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Nice restaurant with good and delicious Italian food. I only regret menu lacks many tradition pasta options like lasagna. Wine menu is really good and prices are decent with local, Italian and south American options. Staff is very friendly.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Matias P
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Rented out the patio for a business dinner. Service was amazing from start to finish - very accommodating. Food was great and wine list was very nice.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Barb F
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Took old friends to Il Fornaio for their anniversary, they have always enjoyed the one in San Jose, me not so much. Food was always just so-so and service not so good. This is a brand new location with a much better ambiance and the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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