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Il Fornaio

2752 Augustine Dr, Suite 120, Santa Clara, CA 95054-2944
+1 408-217-8844
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good39%
  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (4 reviews)
“salmon” (5 reviews)
“bread” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2752 Augustine Dr, Suite 120, Santa Clara, CA 95054-2944
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank SoCalGal2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Rhett L
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.

Thank Jitendra G
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.

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.

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

1  Thank carl w
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We took my mother here for a big birthday. The staff did a good job of making her feel special. Our server Alexander was excellent. It is so lovely to have someone serve you the right way. :). The ambiance is lovely. We loved the...More

Thank Funtravels13
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Had some colleagues take me here for lunch while in town. One note, make a reservation! Full disclosure, everyone says I am a great cook and I am Italian whose relatives owned restaurants in the Boston area so when it comes to food, I can...More

Thank BearTravels33
Reviewed July 27, 2018

friendly attentive staff. nice environment. good drinks. Pasta was only so-so. had the bolognese pasta. not much flavor. others had different meat, chicken, and fish. good size portions. table of 8 at lunch served quickly.

Thank mastaple
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

The ambience is nice. Except for the tv’s at the bar. The service was okay, but robotic. I started with a Caesar salad. The croutons were like rocks and the cheese came in large slabs. My entree was the Conchiglie. The shell pasta was rubbery...More

Thank don g
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2752 Augustine Dr, Suite 120, Santa Clara, CA 95054-2944
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: +1 408-217-8844
  • E-mail
Il Fornaio is renowned for its authentic award winning Italian cuisine. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch.
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