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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 good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“pasta” (34 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 1 week ago via mobile

Really cool place that’s good for just a drink or food. Tried both and would highly recommend them. Superb wood oven pizzas and chargrilled meats and fish.

Thank Fantinos2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I come frequently to dine at Il Fornaio as the restaurant is comfortable with consistently good Italian dishes and wonderful service. Reina helped us on this trip and she was marvelous, very attentive and knew the menu. We had the lentil soup....More

Thank StarLady99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us had lunch. The setting is very nice, service is excellent. Had a terrific lasagne, a cup of soup, chicken salad and Caesar salad with salmon. Large servings and took some leftovers home.

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Our venture to Il Fornio for Thanksgiving was unremarkable. The staff were friendly and efficient. The traditional thanksgiving plate was good. The piazza Fradiavola lacked flavor and toppings. The ceasar salad was fresh and the dressing good. The ambiance in the restaurant is nice, but...More

Thank Double64Double
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The ambience was all that we might ask for! The waiter was new but very professional and most likely Italian. The food was not what I remembered from the last visit to the Del Mar Il Fornaio. My chicken (pollo) was dry but the soup...More

Thank GeoLorenzo
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Six of us enjoyed dining here after a movie. Excellent but unobtrusive service. The mushroom soup to start was delicious and full of good ingredients. Hit the spot on a cold night. My branzini main course was delicious and only needed a little of the...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We went there with 7 of us, ages from 10 to 76. We sat there for 10 minutes of no service until waved someone down. The main room has little ambiance though the front narrow room with view out front windows looked nice for couples....More

Thank saintjack
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Beautiful restaurant with warm, inviting ambiance & consistently good food. We've been here for a romantic dinner, happy hour with friends (great value), a graduation brunch, & their special price fixe Thanksgiving Dinner. The food is always good, their house wines & prosecco are always...More

Thank Deborah H
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
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22 October 2016|
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
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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