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Il Fornaio

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1430 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5182 (North Broadway)
+1 925-296-0100
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07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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California
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674 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We typically have the 1/2 roasted chicken as it is always so moist and yummy. This trip, the chicken was over cooked and a bit chewy. Also, in the past they have graciously substituted pasta instead of potatoes but this trip we were charged an extra $2, which was fine. The veal scallopini was also a bit overcooked and not... More 

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Nevada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Has a 50th Birthday Surprise at this location, it was very accommodating for a group of 40 guests. Everything was delicious from appetizers to main course.

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Napa, California
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently visited this restaurant for their scrumptious desserts. Everyone in our party gave a thumbs up to the zabbaglione and choice of home made gelato. Excellent service!

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Thank onlinediva g
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, wonderful food and good happy hour! Love their pizzas and fried calamari. Beautiful atmosphere and friendly staff

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Thank Angela S
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great decor and comfortable seating. Gluten free and dairy free options are available. The chicken and fish dishes are extraordinary.

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Thank 426margaretb
Walnut Creek
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just want to start off by saying that the food here is very good. I had the Petto di Pollo al Peperoncino. The chicken was cooked perfectly and it has the best spicy sauce (if you don't like spicy ask them to place it on the side. That way you can try it but its not on your entire... More 

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San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is not my normal restaurant, it's very fine and elegant. I found the menu a bit over the top price wise, but nonetheless amazing. The decor is well appointed and incredibly clean. This is not a jeans and tee shirt type establishment. The staff are well trained and very accommodating. I very much enjoyed the lunch and would love... More 

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1 Thank Norahoward
San Francisco, California
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527 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another visit to Il Fornaio for their always delicious beet salad. We tried their special seafood regional pasta and risotto and were quite impressed. Normally the regional dishes don’t seem to be the best options, but on this visit we enjoyed everything. Of course we asked to be seated in the section with our favorite server, Sherri, who always does... More 

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CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Elegant and comfortable. Always smells so delicious. Great place for the whole family. Convenient downtown location!

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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Had a business lunch here today and everything was outstanding. I had the best ravioli in a long time. The staff and manager were very friendly. I here they have the best happy hour.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 23:00
Saturday
07:30 - 23:00
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
Description
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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RIO VISTA
6 months ago
Pleasanton, California

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