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Il Fornaio

24 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627
+1 626-683-9797
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (22 reviews)
“tiramisu” (9 reviews)
“pollo” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
24 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A "Formula" extensive chain of Italian restaurants. But one which works. Very pleasant Italian cuisine with a good working wine list and an upscale ambiance.

Thank BULLDOG742014
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hosted our son's rehearsal dinner here on a Saturday evening. The room was nicely set up for us and the food was beautifully presented an excellent. Our server Jose definitely made this a 5 star event! He was totally attentive, personable and on spot...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not been to Il Fornaio for several years; therefore, we were pleased to find the food and service continue to be excellent, but a bit disappointed in the value. The ambiance, service, and wine list make it a place for the special evening.

Thank WHS-Eagle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attentive and polite service, nice wine list and staff who can help guide you, even for wine by the glass selections. They have a standing menu and then a seasonal selection of specials based on regions of Italy, paired with wines by the glass or...More

Thank Francofile1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Il Fornaio last week---was not enjoyable. Service was bad and the food was not properly prepared. Even though I discussed with the waitress when she took the order what I was getting---what came was prepared totally different and not enjoyable.I was with a...More

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a find in old town Pasadena! Gorgeous, classy restaurant. Service was fantastic, thank you Sean! Food was incredible...recommendations were spot on in helping to decide on menu items for our dinners!

Thank Vicki T
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We love Il Fornaio. A favorite Italian spot in Pasadena been going for years. I had previous been unhappy with their compli policy and he GM wrote and said he would honor it. Last busy Angela the asst Mgr was awesome and Michael our waiter...More

Thank Cape-SoCal
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Well, Il Fornaio is one of my favorite Italian restaurants. I have done family and client dinners, parties etc etc at Many of their establishments in Ca, Az and NV. Always great. So it’s when there is a problem the rubber hits the road. Their...More

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Daiano M, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Dear Cape-SoCal, I am very sorry to hear about your experience with us. We definitely don't want to lose your loyalty and I want to make it right, because this is what hospitality should be. First and foremost I would like to thank you for...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018

Great menu with excellent food choices and service--tons of things to choose from and although they are a chain, they are one of the best out there

Thank 822JohnS
Reviewed 9 April 2018

I agree that this place provides "usual but consistently good food", which is a great achievement by itself. There were couple of hick-ups but our guy Nicholas did his best to make our stay very pleasant and relaxed. Bistecca Fiorentina was executed perfectly. 2 things...More

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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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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