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Il Forno Classico

2121 Golden Centre Ln, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-4489
+1 916-858-0651
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lasagna” (11 reviews)
“bread” (36 reviews)
“salad” (16 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2121 Golden Centre Ln, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-4489
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very professional and polite service. I was there for a private gathering. The service was buffet style with mostly appetizers.

Thank Carole W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the area for a national rowing event, and went based on the reviews. We were disappointed. The bread WAS very tasty, but we have access to excellent artisan breads from our local bakery. While the restaurant was packed and very noisy, the...More

Thank surness
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Surness, Thank you for your feedback from your experience recently. I am sorry you didn't feel that we lived up to our reputation. I assure you we use the highest quality ingredients, but the execution could have been off just a bit when we...More

Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Went here with my co-workers based on a recommendation. The food was very tasty including the amazing bread they serve you when you are seated. I had the eggplant fritti, which was so good and just the right amount of food. I almost asked for...More

Thank Skpop23
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

In all seriousness this place hums like what you imagine Billy Joel was singing about in his song “Scenes from and Italian Restaurant.” (It is located in a gentrified shopping center which somehow just added to this feeling for me.) We we’re staying at a...More

Thank Caryn A
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Il Forno is one of those hidden gems. Their food is good. Not exceptional but very good. This is mostly Italian but their specials are always worth looking at. But what is amazing is the collection of wines in the restaurant. I have had a...More

Thank Jonathan B
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hello Jonathan, Thank you so much for your kind review. I am so happy you took the time share with everyone your experience. It is great motivation for the staff to know that they are appreciated. We hope to see you soon. Take care, Scott

Reviewed 4 March 2018

The staff are always attentive. Food is great, service is not rushed, great wine and cocktail choices including many by the glass. Can be a little noisy.More

Thank rodarCalifornia
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hello Rodar, Love your review about your experiences. Thank you so much. It does get noisy when we are busy, but with an open kitchen and so many guests it's hard to get the volume down. We have tried, but I think it also adds...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

We have been meeting best friends at Il Forno Classico for over 20 years. We know it is consistently excellent whether we go for lunch or dinner.More

Thank stillman2
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hello Stillman, Thank you for writing a review to share your experiences. Hard to believe it's been two decades plus. I feel it just keeps getting better and friends get closer. We are really lucky to have friends and guests like you. Thanks for keeping...More

Reviewed 24 February 2018

Yeah, it is. Recently my fiancé and I have been disappointed several times by high end restaurants that have fallen from grace and we had either poor food, poor experience or both. That started a conversation about what is the best all around restaurant in...More

Thank Steve R
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hello Steve, That is an awesome review! Thank you for all the great compliments. We are trying hard and love when guests appreciate it and share it. Take care,

Reviewed 25 January 2018

Had the chicken salad. Very good. Bread delicious. Greeted and seated immediately. Sat by window table for two, restaurant was a bit noisy. Service was good.More

Thank KozyMS
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hello Kozy, I am sorry I missed your review, I feel bad about not responding until today. I just wish to thank you for sharing your review about your visit with us. You are right, the restaurant can get noisy with a lot of guests...More

Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Some friends recommended the place so that’s where we went. Not a big fan of Italian restaurants with big neon signs lol. The hostess let me stand around for a while before acknowledging me as I waited for the rest of my party to arrive....More

Thank Ben F
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Hello Ben, Sorry to hear we did not impress. We really do try to make a great product and provide good service. Hopefully you will start craving the bread and come back to try something else that makes you a fan. Until then take care,...More

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14 April 2018|
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Response from Caryn A | Reviewed this property |
I thought the same and just called about that and whether reservations were necessary.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2121 Golden Centre Ln, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-4489
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Cordova
  • Phone Number: +1 916-858-0651
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We specialize in fresh made Italian style dishes; Hand Tossed Pizzas, freshly sautéed pasta, fresh seafood-like salmon, halibut, scallops, and shrimp and fresh Angus beef.There is an exhibitionary kitchen in the main dining room, a full bar, a wine shop and private room as well as two outdoor patios.The wine list is a five time Wine Spectator Award Winning List. We feature over fifty wines by the glass; our specialty is west coast Cabernet sauvignon with over 200 selections. All wine is available to purchase to go at standard retail or less. In the restaurant the most it would cost is $14 over retail. The wine shop also doubles as a private dining room that can accommodate up to 30 sit down or 40 as a cocktail party.Two outdoor patios are in front of the restaurant for those who enjoy people watching.
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