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Il Fornaio

24 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627
+1 626-683-9797
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (17 reviews)
“tiramisu” (8 reviews)
“insalata” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tonight, I took a few extra minutes to enjoy a great meal. The meal started with a plate of special breads and oil. I enjoyed the Conchiglie Pollo, a great tasting dish, with shell pasta, chicken and a great sauce blending the flavors. Desert was...More

Thank ksw725pa1
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Il Fornaio is a classic Italian restaurant with modern architecture and with great indoor and outdoor seating. This restaurant has several private rooms for special events either for celebrating with family or coworkers. The location is a bit difficult to find but you can access...More

Thank amaloyan
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We dine here often in my family.its also a great place to have a party! I've been here for brunch, lunch, happy hour and dinners. I've enjoyed them all. You can even create your own salad to go at lunchtime, obviously quite popular judging by...More

Thank Nodumbblond
Reviewed 14 September 2017

While you are in Pasadena you should make Il Fornaio one of the places that you choose to dine. The food is very good and the atmosphere is very enjoyable.

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Il Fornaio offers a great selection of Italian cuisine. They have a monthly "regional" menu, so you can always find different unique offerings. The restaurant offers private rooms for larger parties, which can make a large gathering very intimate. We just hosted a dinner party...More

1  Thank xaggie
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Ask for the three course tour meal. It's a great deal. Three or four choices for each course of great value. It was only 36$ when we visited. Food is great wine selection is good service was very cordial and fine though I'm sure our...More

1  Thank Ed5Rogers
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a very nice restaurant tucked away in Pasadena Old Town. I always get a fish dish. They have outdoor seating as well. Nice area to stroll around before or after dinner.

Thank Jersey M
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This place has superb food, excellent service, and fantastic atmosphere. I strongly suggest the Taste of Basilicata, even though my wife and daughters preferred a la carte. Really, I don't think there's a bad dish at Il Fornaio. Also, a very classy touch in bringing...More

1  Thank Gary W
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This is a favorite restaurant of ours. Today we sat outside to eat our lunch before visiting a museum nearby. There is parking on the street and also in a parking structure.

Thank 10,234
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We lived in Italy for many years and found Il Fornaio to be pretty close to the real thing in terms of food, service and atmosphere. Nice to have white table cloths for lunch -- seems like a dying touch in America. The Rustica appetizer...More

1  Thank RuNanS
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Bruce C
22 January 2017|
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Response from Diane F | Reviewed this property |
Many antipasti and pasta dishes, some unusual and inventive. Specializes in regional cuisine of Italy on rotating menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627
    (Fair Oaks Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: Metrolink and Gold Line
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-683-9797
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