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302 S Market St, Westin San Jose, San Jose, CA 95113-2817 (San Carlos St.)
+1 408-271-3366
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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558 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the salad to start and salmon dish to follow (as part of a party of around 15 people so set meal). The food was ok but nothing exceptional. The restaurant is fairly new and may still be finding it's feet but it was busy. Nice facility and pleasant staff.

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Thank Doug G
Nick A, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Hi Doug, Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your dining experience. I'm assuming you are referring to Il Fornaio Santa Clara (they opened in Nov 2016. Il Fornaio San Jose has been open for 25+ years). They're our sister location not too far from us here in downtown San Jose. I've been there twice for... More 

San Jose
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Same as above. If you are a couple wanting a nice quiet dinner where you can talk I would not recommend IL Fornaio.

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Thank laurals2016
Nick A, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Hi laurals2016, I'm sorry to see that we didn't quite hit the mark during your visit with us. We are always working to provide our guests with great menu items for the best value, and when parking lots are packed here in downtown San Jose, it can have detrimental affects to our guests' experience. That's why we strive to ensure... More 

Orange, California
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the hotel restaurant in the (now) Westin Hotel in downtown San Jose. Formerly, it was the St. Clair Hotel for many years. This is a good location for a business lunch or dinner, along with a family meal with friends. The good news is that it is not too formal. The bad news is that it is a... More 

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Thank James E
Sacramento, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I love this location because 1) It's pretty consistent in both service and food quality and 2) Great location. It's my favorite Il Fornaio in CA.

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Thank Rachele G
Nick A, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Hi Rachele, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a nice review about our restaurant. I'm glad you enjoy coming here, and that the service and food is always consistent and great. I can't wait to have you back in soon! Thank you! Nick More 

Taunton, Massachusetts
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162 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

A fantastic first visit. Great service from Leighja. A delicious meal in the Grigliata Di Pesce Misto, a huge serving of delectable seafood delights; sea bass, calamari, shrimp, scallops, and salmon grilled in a light lemon sauce. You have to try it. I think i am coming back here to habe it every day!

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Thank stregg
Nick A, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Hi Stregg, Wonderful! Leighja got a lot of recognition for your comments, and it made her day. I absolutely love the Grigliata di Pesce Misto too. I'm glad your first visit was memorable, and I look forward to seeing you every day! Thank you so much for taking the time to post your feedback on social media. Grazie Mille! Nick More 

Kent, Washington
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here and it was a pleasant experience. We were a party of 20 and they were able to host that number. The staff were friendly, and catered to the needs of the little kids we had with us. The food was delicious and did not take too long after were ordered. The only negative was that it... More 

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Thank Sefakor A
Nick A, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thank you Sefakor! We appreciate the great feedback. We just hired and trained a number of new professional servers from some well respected restaurants in the Bay Area, which has helped us optimize our speed of service and attentiveness quite a bit. I'm glad you had a great time with your party, and that you really enjoyed your lunch. I... More 

San Jose, California, United States
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This has to be the loveliest restaurant in San Jose! It has a mellow European feel, which we enjoy. We have eaten our way through the menu. My favorite is the Pizza Cristina (prosciutto, mushrooms, arugula and cheese). Very tasty. The salads are good and the pasta's are yummy.

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Thank Sharon H
Nick A, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Grazie mille Sharon H! That is quite the compliment! The Pizza Cristina is a great pizza isn't it? I love the truffle oil on it. Thank you for the kind words. -Nick More 

Singapore, null, Singapore
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127 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

general ambiance is comfortable with wood dark tone and classical touch. menu is not extensive but this would still be OK. took Italian steak with basalmico glaze. I was not excited, neither with the Italian meat itself nor with the twist. Plating for my neighbors, mostly pasta choice, was approximate; as well as dessert which looked uninspiring. good place for... More 

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Thank 645DavidS
Nick A, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Ciao 645DavidS, I'm sorry our menu and food didn't meet your expectations. Our menu has 33 items on it, and that doesn't include our specials, which features a region of Italy every month. Our focus is rustic authentic Italian cuisine paired with wonderful Old World wines and specialty cocktails with an Italian twist. Our Executive Chef from Italy works closely... More 

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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Classy place with excellent choices. We have been to 3 il Fornaios in SJ, Pebble Beach, and Walnut Creek. My favorite is Pebble Beach.

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Thank David C
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I've been to this It Fornaio twice and was disappointed both times. For lunch, I ordered a pizza, which was fine but nothing special. For dinner, I order a pasta dish, which was fine but over-priced. I asked for an herbal hot tea, but they had none at all. But my real quibble is with the service. Waitstaff is snotty... More 

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Thank Kathleen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 S Market St, Westin San Jose, San Jose, CA 95113-2817
    (San Carlos St.)
  • Public Transportation: City bus stops are located nearby
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-271-3366
Description
Il Fornaio means "The Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2013.

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