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400 Capitol Mall, Wells Fargo Center, Sacramento, CA 95814-4407 (4th Street)
+1 916-446-4100
06:30 - 23:00
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Sun 07:30 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 06:30 - 23:00
Thu 06:30 - 23:30
Fri 06:30 - 00:00
Sat 07:30 - 00:00
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Malibu, California
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169 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here many times and each time it's a pleasure. The atmosphere is just beautiful and the place is always very well kept and clean. The menu is nice and simple but has something for every taste. Really enjoy and always get there 3 course menu . Our service tonight Frances as well as all others are exceptional! Enjoy.

Thank rshaneel
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words, I will make sure Francesco hears them. patrick More 

Puyallup, Washington
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had never been to this place before and was to be dining with two business colleagues when one suggested this place. The food was fantastic and the value was great as well. The service by Alejandro was fantastic. At the end he showed me their rewards program and how I could pick up a couple of desserts with the... More 

Thank DelaneWolter
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thanks Delane, glad you had a great time. More 

Folsom, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the first moment we walked in, the cheerful greeting, comfortable seating, and Happy Hour cocktails were perfect. Our table was ready, but the rest of our party was delayed, but we were assured it was no problem. Upon their arrival, we were seated immediately, with fresh bread, olive oil and balsamic to enjoy, along with the sweetest offering....pizza dough... More 

Thank pattiok
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thanks for the glowing review Pattiok, I am glad we could make your birthday special. More 

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245 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We were in town to catch the Californian Zephyer train to Chicago and this fine restaurant was only a few blocks walk from our hotel. the atmosphere is refined; the service quite good and the food excellent. Even the small plates of pasta were plenty for us.

Thank Mike G
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thanks Mike More 

Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Went for a little carb loading before a marathon. My cannelloni were amazing and I could have eaten more! Other than that everything was good but not excellent. Our flatbread tasted great but was a little soggy in the middle. Bread was average for any Italian restaurant (every once in a while a place has excellent bread, this wasn't it).... More 

Thank Jordan F
Sacramento, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

My daughter took her daughter and myself for dinner after seeing Toruk The First Flight. We had reservations so the wait was short. There is a bar area adjacent to the entrance check-in area which we did not utilize. I ordered linguine con polpettine which was excellent. I actually took a little of it home and I know I shouldn't... More 

Thank Linda S
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, Linda, we appreciate it More 

San Antonio, Texas
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Our first visit to this restaurant, and we were impressed. Excellent veal dish that came with potatoes, but asked for pasta instead and they accommodated. The minestrone was really good, and the tiramisu was large enough for two and superb. The couple we met for dinner brought a bottle of wine, so I can't rate the wine list. Very large... More 

Thank CherK528
Fernley, Nevada, United States
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We celebrated an event here from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. Parking is available and free validation. Parking is hard to find but use the garage and get your validation when you eat at a restaurant. The food, coffee, ambience were great (Pollo Al Marsala). Service was great and quick.

Thank Manuel L
Sacramento, California
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53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I've been there dozens of times. The food is good, if not necessarily amazing. (Paesano's in midtown has some great food, for example). But this is a very nice place for a fancy dinner date. White coated waiters, great service and the deserts are wonderful.

Thank Dustin B
Green Valley, California
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343 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Recently we had another lunch here and unlike all the times we've eaten here with complete satisfaction over the years, this time was disappointing. Service was excellent, but the quality of the food was sub par. The pasta was way too hard and the chicken on top slightly raw. Had to stop eating it once I figured out why the... More 

Thank WineEng
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Dear WineEng, Thank you for telling me about your recent experience. I am glad to hear everything else is still pleasing to you about the restaurant, but I must apologize about the food on this occasion. It sounds as if they tried to rush this pasta out, as it may have been forgotten on the original order. Normally we do... More 

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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
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?