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Il Fornaio

24 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627
+1 626-683-9797
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (18 reviews)
“tiramisu” (9 reviews)
“pollo” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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24 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627
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1 - 10 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this restaurant. When my finance first came to Los Angeles, THIS is the restaurant I took her too. We ate outside on the patio - elegant, casual, great service, great food. Great experience. That was 15 years ago. I still regard IL FORNAIO...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will be welcomed with that italian aroma... mixture of bread and wine and coffee... you have not even started yet and you feel like where is the party. The smell is not that typical restaurant where you can just want to head out. Here,...More

Thank Weiss W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn’t ask for a better experience. Spaghetti Con Poltenttine was just an awesome fill in the company of good friends.

Thank gnyabera
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We were visiting Pasadena recently for the Rose Parade with a rather large group. I was tasked with trying to find a place - last minute, on New Year's Eve for no less than 12. LOL. Since we were still on East coast time on...More

Thank Melray61
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Went there for New Years Eve and was a little disappointed. Lobster ravioli was bland as was the chicken. Service was slow. Meatballs and calamari appetizers were actually the best items. Assuming since it was New Years Eve, it was not the best night to...More

Thank Peepye
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This is one of the original restaurants in old Pasadena, must be 20 to 30 years successful. A big menu of Italian food with many fish choices, steaks and lots of pasta dishes. Excellent professional wait staff too.

Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. Food was authentic and great tasting! Service rocked and were very helpful! I highly recommend!

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Christmas Eve dinner and the restaurant overbooked by 2x. The general attitude is extreme nonchalance, “well these things happen”. What’s unbelievable is that they actually have tables in the private rooms but they won’t use them to accommodate a party of 8 that’s been waiting...More

1  Thank South_Pasadena_1
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Our daughter and her family live in Silverlake California and we get to visit them every couple of years or so. When we do we never miss the opportunity to have lunch at Il Fornaio in nearby Pasadena. Situated in a quiet shopping precinct just...More

Thank Jon G
Reviewed 21 December 2017

I'm not partial to chain restaurants but I consider Il Fornaio to be the exception. It is run like, and feels like a local Trottoria. The food is excellent and very consistent with traditional pastas and regional Italian entrees. My favorite pizza is the "Christina"...More

Thank PapaT0ny
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 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
11:30 - 23:00
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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