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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%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“pasta” (32 reviews)
“affogato” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1430 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5182
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great prices for happy hour small plates. Love the calamari and then a margarita pizza. Good prices for drinks as well. Nice ambience and close proximity for shopping the Broadway Plaza.

Thank vicki1221
Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you get seated and order before 6PM...great selection of Pizza, Salad, Calamari and reasonably priced Wines

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Always a good meal here at Il Fornaio. When we were first seated we considered moving tables because there were two tables of families with kids running around and playing in the aisles. Glad we stayed as we met a new wait person this time...More

Thank StarLady99
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I brought our kids in for an early dinner after school shopping and we had a great time. IL Fornaio is very kid friendly. They have a nice kids menu. Our server was pleasant and attentive. Our kids thought he was very...More

Thank David102399
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

My friend and I like to try new restaurants around Walnut Creek. Tonight we chose this restaurant to eat our dinner. We ordered calamari, ravioli, pasta, tea for me and coke for her. Our food was good especially the calamari. I love the sauce and...More

Thank Tina B
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Went with a group of four. Food very average. Felt like a chain and not authentic Italian. Decor was nice. Would not go back.

Thank Maevecc
Reviewed 12 July 2017

When I want to meet people for lunch or dinner, this is my go to place. The food is reliably very good. Menu selections will please almost every palate. If you are a bread eater, you'll be asking for refills of the bread basket. If...More

Thank marge2138
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Nice looking place right in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek. Bot of us shared a very nice CaeserSalad... Had a good glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Main dish. I had the Seafood plate with black rice? Was okay, luke warm, the musell shells (mostly empty)...More

1  Thank Alberto32
Reviewed 12 June 2017

ugh, our family had this as our go to place for many years but the last 2-3 times we were sadly disappointed. seems like all the staff is unhappy to have to actually serve customers. the only reason i gave it a 2 is that...More

Thank dlskscott
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We were there for a wedding rehearsal dinner. Food- buttenut squash ravioli- was very good and wine selection was great. Service was also good.

Thank Linda L
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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