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400 Capitol Mall, Wells Fargo Center, Sacramento, CA 95814-4407 (4th Street)
+1 916-446-4100
Today
06:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:30 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 06:30 - 23:00
Thu 06:30 - 23:30
Fri 06:30 - 00:00
Sat 07:30 - 00:00
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Palo Alto, California
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300 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you've been to Il Fornaio elsewhere, you know exactly what you're in for: The food is good, the staff is attentive, and the drinks are strong, and it's all a bit over-priced. The most notable plus for this Il Fornaio is the character of the historic building in which it is located.

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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When you step into this restaurant the high ceilings and the simple but elegant décor are refreshingly inviting. The pleasant staff take your to your table and if that is not where you wish to sit they smile and assist you another location. The menu provides choices from standard fare of salad &, sandwiches, full menu of pastas and Italian... More 

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Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review Barbara, we appreciate it !! More 

Mississauga, Canada
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76 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and service while in town...Angel our waiter was personable and entertaining with great suggestions on meals and wine. Seafood appetizer was delicious and meal (Sea bass with Risotto instead of potatoes) was delicious. Although the main course was delayed in its delivery the flavours certainly didn't disappoint. A definite repeat visit on my next trip. Yummy!!!!

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Thank Teena M
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thanks Teena for the great review. I will make sure Angel sees it. Patrick Diegelman General Manager Il Fornaio Sacramento More 

Los Angeles, California
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140 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just grabbed a sandwich here while in town for a mediation. It was fine, and quick, and decent. At the to-go counter they only have what's preassembled In the fridge and it's is very cold - you need to wait at least 30 mins for it to warm up if you want to taste it properly. I would probably... More 

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Thank kmfesq
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Hi KMF, The cold sandwiches have to be kept at 41 or below because of the health department, so I am sorry it was so cold. We do hot sandwiches everyday. Anything from a meatball to a chicken parmigiana, and they are all made fresh to order. There is also generally a hot pasta of the day between 11:30 and... More 

Olympia, Washington
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92 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant with delicious pasta and pizza. Good ambiance. Great service. Looks like many business and social lunches and dinners happen there. On the nicer end of restaurants, more formal than informal

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Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words, Patrick More 

Malibu, California
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173 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Been here many times and each time it's a pleasure. The atmosphere is just beautiful and the place is always very well kept and clean. The menu is nice and simple but has something for every taste. Really enjoy and always get there 3 course menu . Our service tonight Frances as well as all others are exceptional! Enjoy.

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Thank rshaneel
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words, I will make sure Francesco hears them. patrick More 

Puyallup, Washington
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I had never been to this place before and was to be dining with two business colleagues when one suggested this place. The food was fantastic and the value was great as well. The service by Alejandro was fantastic. At the end he showed me their rewards program and how I could pick up a couple of desserts with the... More 

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Thank DelaneWolter
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thanks Delane, glad you had a great time. More 

Folsom, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

From the first moment we walked in, the cheerful greeting, comfortable seating, and Happy Hour cocktails were perfect. Our table was ready, but the rest of our party was delayed, but we were assured it was no problem. Upon their arrival, we were seated immediately, with fresh bread, olive oil and balsamic to enjoy, along with the sweetest offering....pizza dough... More 

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Thank pattiok
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thanks for the glowing review Pattiok, I am glad we could make your birthday special. More 

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291 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We were in town to catch the Californian Zephyer train to Chicago and this fine restaurant was only a few blocks walk from our hotel. the atmosphere is refined; the service quite good and the food excellent. Even the small plates of pasta were plenty for us.

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Thank Mike G
Patrick D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thanks Mike More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Went for a little carb loading before a marathon. My cannelloni were amazing and I could have eaten more! Other than that everything was good but not excellent. Our flatbread tasted great but was a little soggy in the middle. Bread was average for any Italian restaurant (every once in a while a place has excellent bread, this wasn't it).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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
Meals
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 23:00
Monday
06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 23:00
Thursday
06:30 - 23:30
Friday
06:30 - 00:00
Saturday
07:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Capitol Mall, Wells Fargo Center, Sacramento, CA 95814-4407
    (4th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Regional Transit stops one block over on 4th and L Street. Amtrack stops three blocks over on 4th and I Street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-446-4100
Description
Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. Located in downtown Sacramento, this award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007 wine list. Enjoy wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; house made and imported pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and house made soups; antipasti and a wide variety of desserts made daily from scratch.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?