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Il Fornaio

400 Capitol Mall, Wells Fargo Center, Sacramento, CA 95814-4407
+1 916-446-4100
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (20 reviews)
“scaloppine” (2 reviews)
“bread” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
400 Capitol Mall, Wells Fargo Center, Sacramento, CA 95814-4407
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1 - 10 of 202 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Delicious upscale Italian food with very generous drinks from bar; lovely elegant old world ambience. Excellent service.

Thank sallyforth_13
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the kind words Sally, We appreciate them.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the downtown Il Fornaio but the drinks are very small and overpriced. The food is good but they took away our favorite which was the Lasagna...It was the best I ever had. The food is not as interesting as it once was, but...More

Thank Kathleen F
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kathleen, After reading your review on Trip Advisor, I wanted to contact you and apologize. I understand the drinks being expensive, and when it is not Happy Hour, they can be pricey. I am wondering if you were served the wrong drink? Small is...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018

Best minestrone soup I have ever had. Everyone in the small group really enjoyed their dinners. The desert was excellent.

Thank fireovermountain
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for the nice review, glad you enjoyed everything.

Reviewed 31 March 2018

Went for a dinner meeting. We started with an antipasti platter which had excellent olives, salami, fried risotto and bruchetta. The ceasar salad had just the right amount of dressing with a very good shaved grana padana cheese. The filet was nicely done with a...More

Thank Stan N
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Thanks Stan, we appreciate your kind review

Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

This is going to become one of my favourite spots. We visited by chance on our way back from Tahoe and we were so impressed. The restaurant is spacious and well designed. A good mix of privacy and social areas. The staff is very attentive...More

Thank sono-ancora-io
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thanks for the kind words, hope to see you again soon, Patrick

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Amazing food, excellent service. I have been here before and I really never get disappointed. It’s a great location, very sophisticated and the food is always tasty.

Thank worldinabackpack
Reviewed 13 March 2018

This restaurant is well run, clean, and I've had nothing but excellent service there. Parking can be an ordeal since this is the heart of downtown Sacramento in the high-rise area of Capitol Mall, so be prepared to pay a decent price for decent parking....More

Thank MCADAMA
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Dear MCADAMA, Thanks so much for the kind review, we really appreciate it. I am sorry to hear you have been paying for parking. We validate whenever we are open. Two hours at lunch, and unlimited at dinner. Please park in the 5 story structure...More

Reviewed 22 February 2018

Il Fornaio used to be a class act. It's still a gorgeous setting for a restaurant. But something's seriously happened to the service. We went there with another couple for a celebration dinner. We'd reserved a table. The young bartender knew little about making cocktails,...More

Thank SactoSusan
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Dear SactoSusan, After reading your response I wanted to contact you immediately and apologize. It looks as if at least a few things went right, but I understand your disappointment. I am sorry you had this frustrating experience in my restaurant. I will speak with...More

Reviewed 29 January 2018

As I was walking back to my hotel after a trade show and I stopped in for a break. The restaurant is inviting and offers a beautiful open-air feeling with high-quality decor and a lively professional atmosphere. I decided to sit at the bar and...More

Thank Kroneo
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thanks for the nice review, Kroneo, we appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

This works well for a place to celebrate a special occasion. The decor is lovely, historical touches in the Wells Fargo building. The menu should have a choice for everyone in your group. A good wine list, but we brought our own special bottle and...More

Thank RickandJan
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Dear Rick and Jan, Thanks for the kind words and review, we really appreciate it. Let us know if we can ever make anything special for you, we are happy to do it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Validated Parking, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Capitol Mall, Wells Fargo Center, Sacramento, CA 95814-4407
    (4th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Regional Transit stops one block over on 4th and L Street. Amtrack stops three blocks over on 4th and I Street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-446-4100
  • E-mail
Description
Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. Located in downtown Sacramento, this award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007 wine list. Enjoy wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; house made and imported pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and house made soups; antipasti and a wide variety of desserts made daily from scratch.
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