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Il Fornaio

1430 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5182
+1 925-296-0100
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“pasta” (34 reviews)
“bread” (18 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1430 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5182
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food. Nice menu, prices proper for the area. Staff was unfriendly, and a little rude, and very impatient. For the price, we should have received better service

Thank scott c
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

The service was very good. We had dinner with our friends from different parts of the country, and they did not hurry us. We had a great table and doors were open to the outside, with perfect weather. The dinner I rate as just average,...More

Thank Coarsegold93614
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

This restaurant located in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek must be doing something right. It’s been around a long time, and that’s hard to do in this city full of good restaurants. Wasn’t good for us tonight, although my hubby did love his butternut...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We had a group of 16 and we were given a private room which was nice. Our waiter was attentive, friendly and knew the menu well. We had varied dishes and everyone seemed happy. Their organic beet salad was a hit. The lobster bisque not...More

Thank dndsuth
Reviewed 26 March 2018

My wife and I had lunch in the main dinng room Saturday March 24th. We were looking forward to tasting one of the regional specialties that we usually enjoy. Unfortunately the hostess made no effort to greet us and when I did not follow her...More

Thank htsaver
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Our family stopped for the olive oil tasting and gosh!! It was fun, educational and tasty. Our hostess was easy to visit with and explained the oils so well. We also tasted wines and found a bottle that just had to come home with us.

Thank Brenda D
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We regularly go to Il Fornaio on the weekends and love their salads and pasta. We always try to sit in our favorite waitresses section. Today we went in and the manager came over and my husband asked if they were doing outdoor dining, granted...More

1  Thank tropictravelers
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Happy hour appetizers are noted on a menu with many selections. There are also happy hour prices for wine, beer, and cocktails. Its a win-win. All of this in a comfortable well designed setting that looks as good today as when the restaurant first opened....More

Thank sam101645
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Really cool place that’s good for just a drink or food. Tried both and would highly recommend them. Superb wood oven pizzas and chargrilled meats and fish.

Thank Fantinos2014
Reviewed 11 February 2018

My husband and I come frequently to dine at Il Fornaio as the restaurant is comfortable with consistently good Italian dishes and wonderful service. Reina helped us on this trip and she was marvelous, very attentive and knew the menu. We had the lentil soup....More

Thank StarLady99
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22 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from markltennis | Reviewed this property |
Approximately a half mile. You are walking thru downtown Walnut Creek so there is plenty of window shopping. Also, Walnut Creek offers a free bus service throughout his he downtown area- check the city website for pickup... More
14 May 2016|
Response from Cali-Native2015 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing anything on their menu or materials about a happy hour
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1430 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5182
    (North Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: BART
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-296-0100
  • E-mail
Il Fornaio means 'the baker' in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian 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 2007.
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