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Il Forno Classico

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2121 Golden Centre Ln, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-4489
+1 916-858-0651
11:00 - 22:00
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Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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Green Valley, California
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359 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great neighborhood restaurant. The food, while American Italian style, is delicious. The staff is friendly and accommodating to your special requests. The only drawback, and it's notable, is that it's noisy. During popular times when crowded it can be hard to carry on a normal conversation. Our group was having issues and so were others nearby. The... More 

Thank WineEng
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this review

Hello WineEng, Thank you for taking your time to write such a nice review about the restaurant. Sorry about the noise, if we don't have private parties in the wineshop it is usually a it quieter in there. You may ask to be seated in there if it's available. Take care, Scott More 

San Francisco, CA
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237 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious Italian food! Great atmosphere and wine room with friendly attentive staff. Fresh bread with olive oil at the table, portions are good size. Definitely a fan of this place if you are in the Rancho Cordova Area. Very nice private wine room for small party as well.

Thank stevenroz
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this review

Hello Steven, I would like to thank you for taking your time to write such a wonderful review. Our staff work very hard to try and deliver a great experience, and appreciate the the feedback. I will make sure to share with them. Take care, Scott More 

Gold River, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For over 17 years Scotty has continually satisfied not only the Gold River community but anyone else outside of our neighborhood. Sean at the bar will never disappoint you with his drinks. They also have a Secret Dinner event and wine vendor dinners that are outstanding. Happy hours are terrific too and you will always start your experience with a... More 

Thank vtrudeau830
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this review

Hello Valerie, Thank you so much for the outstanding review. It means a greta deal to the entire staff and I am sure Sean will be proud as well. Take care, Scotty More 

Sacramento, CA
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a good solid menu. The seasonal tomato soup is delicious. Their house made bread is by far the best! It's loud - not the greatest acoustics, but we don't mind. If you want something quieter, sit on the patio.

Thank SaraJL
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this review

Hello Sara, Thank you for your great review. The staff appreciates the feedback very much. Sometime the wine room is a bit less noisy as well, but I like the volume during the rush as it gets exciting. Take care, Scott More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Il Forno Classico has become our place to meet friends and family. The food is wonderful and the wine selection is tremendous - you can actually buy bottles of wine you like to take home at VERY reasonable prices..... truly a great experience. We try to organize meeting friends/family there - just a great time. Their staff are amazing and... More 

Thank Gail-Sparks
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this review

Hello Gail, I really appreciate you taking your time to write such a nice review. I will make sure the staff sees it. It means a great deal to our staff as these great reviews add to their confidence. Hope to see you soon. Take care, Scott More 

Sacramento, Ca
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very nice wine list to complement a comfortable atmosphere with consistently good food and great service. This is our 'go to' restaurant when friends come to town or we are just looking for a nice evening out.

Thank Ldeagon
Austin, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous salads and homemade salad dressings! I highly recommend this restaurant. I actually bought some of the salad dressing and gave it as a gift, which is still garnering rave reviews.

Thank Michelle J
San Jose, California
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Stopped here on a whim, as we aren't from the area but the restaurant was close to where we were. It's in a small 'strip mall' looking place. Walked in and immediately were greeted warmly and we could feel that the atmosphere was warm and comfortable. Our server Anka was amazing! She suggested a nice wine and answered questions about... More 

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Roseville, California
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180 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Many restaurants have come and gone in GR but this local favorite has endured, grown and gotten better. The food is always very good and often great and there are menu items that I can order anytime and get one of my favorites in town. For Instance, the spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, cheeseburger (maybe the best in town), eggplant thing.... More 

Thank Steve R
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had a large business dinner here. They were very friendly and efficient. They were able to accommodate our large group very well, and make sure we were all well taken care of,

Thank Bill W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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
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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