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327 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4116 (1 block N. of Burlingame Ave.)
+1 650-375-8000
10:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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178 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful big salads and grilled Italian entrees served in cozy intimate atmosphere. Super Chef's bar seating. Pizza nothing spectacular. Watch delicious meals being created. Or sit in comfy bar area for some fabulous cocktails or choose from a extensive wine list beforehand. Attentive staff but can be spotty during high traffic hours. Gluten-free and vegetarian menu is quite pleasing here.... More 

Thank David O
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We needed something to eat and every where in Burlingame closed at 9pm. When we called 30 min before they were about to close the kitchen, they let us in for dinner which was very nice. We shared the seafood platter, then I had a pizza and my friend a simple pasta with tomato sauce. The food and service was... More 

Thank Diane M
Lafayette, Ca
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295 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had black cod but my associate had the chicken Brest with hot sauce and it was way better. All food was good. Service was great. Wine recommendation was very good.

Thank Lesley H
Parker, Colorado
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you happen to go though Burlingame, STOP HERE! Not only is the restaurant beautiful...the food is as well. If you go, be sure and choose the Chef's bar to sit! It was a great expereience. We got to talk to the Chef's and see how all the pasta's and dishes were put together and served. My husband took the... More 

Thank Tish S
Marietta, Ga.
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

There were 7 in our group (4 adults and 3 children), and we were seated quickly. The service was excellent. The food was fresh and delicious.

Thank Weezer55
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Came here for a dinner with a group of 21. The food was delicious and the place was packed. Our server did the best he could to keep up with all of us and in my opinion he did an excellent job. Dimmed lighting and great ambiance, but not sure if this would be romantic. It was crowded and loud.

Thank YLexplorer
La Jolla, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Tried for a quick dinner before a movie. Hadn't visited this location for several years, though the las time was fine. I can' recall a worse meal from a generally good chain. Caeser salad: lettuce slightly discolored with gloppy dessing Ravioli: stiff texture, we ate one bite roasted lamb: weird flavor, not a taste with lamb either of us recognized... More 

Thank newbreak_kid
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I really like the salads, especially the Tonno salad (ahi) it's one of my favorite anywhere - dinner time can be sloppy with incorrect preparation, so be careful what you order. Happy Hour is great, calamari, bruscetta, pizza and carpaccio all for $6 - can't beat that!!! Too bad the company sold off their yummy bakery department, kind of strange... More 

Thank Cindy H
San Francisco, California
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant high quality food. Friendly services. Good wine list. Attentive staff. Always feel at home

Thank vinod g
San Mateo, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Il Fornaio was purchased in 2011 by Roark Capital and has stripped a once good restaurant of its charm and local independence. Now the cuisine is just okay at best but very inconsistent. Roark tries to manage the menu, preparation and cooking from its corporate office -- every il Fornaio, maybe 15 in total? - has the same menu and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4116
    (1 block N. of Burlingame Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: +1 650-375-8000
This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?