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327 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4116 (1 block N. of Burlingame Ave.)
+1 650-375-8000
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Parker, Colorado
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you happen to go though Burlingame, STOP HERE! Not only is the restaurant beautiful...the food is as well. If you go, be sure and choose the Chef's bar to sit! It was a great expereience. We got to talk to the Chef's and see how all the pasta's and dishes were put together and served. My husband took the... More 

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Thank Tish S
Marietta, Ga.
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There were 7 in our group (4 adults and 3 children), and we were seated quickly. The service was excellent. The food was fresh and delicious.

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Thank Weezer55
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for a dinner with a group of 21. The food was delicious and the place was packed. Our server did the best he could to keep up with all of us and in my opinion he did an excellent job. Dimmed lighting and great ambiance, but not sure if this would be romantic. It was crowded and loud.

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Thank YLexplorer
La Jolla, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried for a quick dinner before a movie. Hadn't visited this location for several years, though the las time was fine. I can' recall a worse meal from a generally good chain. Caeser salad: lettuce slightly discolored with gloppy dessing Ravioli: stiff texture, we ate one bite roasted lamb: weird flavor, not a taste with lamb either of us recognized... More 

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Thank newbreak_kid
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really like the salads, especially the Tonno salad (ahi) it's one of my favorite anywhere - dinner time can be sloppy with incorrect preparation, so be careful what you order. Happy Hour is great, calamari, bruscetta, pizza and carpaccio all for $6 - can't beat that!!! Too bad the company sold off their yummy bakery department, kind of strange... More 

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Thank Cindy H
San Francisco, California
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant high quality food. Friendly services. Good wine list. Attentive staff. Always feel at home

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Thank vinod g
San Mateo, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Il Fornaio was purchased in 2011 by Roark Capital and has stripped a once good restaurant of its charm and local independence. Now the cuisine is just okay at best but very inconsistent. Roark tries to manage the menu, preparation and cooking from its corporate office -- every il Fornaio, maybe 15 in total? - has the same menu and... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I had a great meal there: I ordered the Insalata del Fornaio, Salmone alla Griglia and a Tiramisu. It was so fulfilling I couldn't add anything else. Now I know why it's #12 among the restaurants in this area. The service is great and kind and rhe environment is clam.

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Thank Shai A
Burlingame, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Stop going her several months ago, because the service was so bad. Today I went for lunch and had the worst service I have ever had in any resturant. After the meal arrived the waiter disappeared . I had to chase him down to get my check. One refill of ice tea before the meal and not around to wave... More 

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Thank Ronald S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I took my son there for his birthday and we were treated poorly by everyone, not just the wait staff. It was as if they were doing us a favor by serving us. But what was worse, the food was bad.

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Thank Kmessmer53

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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$40 - US$60
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4116
    (1 block N. of Burlingame Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: +1 650-375-8000
Description
This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience.

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