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Il Fornaio

1265 Battery St, Levi's Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94111-1101
+1 415-986-0100
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1265 Battery St, Levi's Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94111-1101
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Rombauer has a great dinner at the Il Fornaiou in SF. It was a great dinner , overlooking the Levi Plaza fountains . The food and wines were terrific.

Thank Leo D
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We tried salads, pastas and main courses and everyone made good comments. The service, while attentive, was very slow even though Il Fornaio was far from full.

Thank mlgtrips
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The location is the best, the bar awesome and the crowds always friendly. Great place to enjoy great Italian food and have a good time. Close to financial district.

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Breakfast is not my normal restaurant meal but having breakfast in an outdoor setting on a beautiful day is an exceptional experience.

Thank truetray
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The risotto was good, the service excellent even if ice water is the least Italian thing you will ever come across in Italy. Loved the deco and the location is just the best one can dream of. Next door to the harbor, a Starbucks and...More

Thank CDFBologna
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The team made every effort to accommodate my food allergies and to provide good service for a corporate event. Well done. Had a salmon and pasta.

Thank PeripatetiPat
Reviewed 5 September 2017

My tour group was booked here for a dinner and I was very unimpressed. Lackluster salad, fishy tasting sea bass and boring spinach. I don't understand why anyone would go here when there are such fabulous Italian restaurants in San Francisco!

Thank AXplat
Reviewed 1 September 2017

4* Il Fornaio San Francisco Italian High quality, sophisticated setting Have nice Happy Hour All the staff is very friendly and helpful Love the house bread The drinks are very good

Thank Rosquete
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We have been fans of Il Fornaio for years. Last night we dined at Il Fornaio in Levi Plaza, reprising a meal we shared there over 20 years ago. The strength of Il Fonaio has long been its wood fired oven and every changing regional...More

Thank 14hannon
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We found it on Open Table after a day at the Exploratorium - it's just a few minutes walk from there. Good Italian food, and the service was great too.

Thank Top5Jamaica
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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25 December 2015|
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Response from Barbara G | Reviewed this property |
We have been to two in the SF area: Palo Alto and SF Embarcadero. Both are excellent. There also are locations in San Jose & Walnut Creek (a bit farther from downtown), but no other locations in SF proper. To see the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1265 Battery St, Levi's Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94111-1101
  • Public Transportation: Muni Bus: 10 Townsend; Muni Metro: F Line
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-986-0100
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