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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 2 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 2 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 13 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 14 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.

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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
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The food is always very good at Il Fornaio. The service staff are very nice, though the food is a little slow coming out of the kitchen. The bar is very inviting, and if the weather is nice, the outside patio is appealing.

1  Thank Sue S
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Bruce C
21 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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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