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Il Fornaio

24 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627
+1 626-683-9797
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (23 reviews)
“tiramisu” (9 reviews)
“pollo” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
24 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

In town for an event. Our party consisted of a Vegetarian, a meat eater & a Celiac (gluten and dairy free)! I knew I could count on Il Fornaio. I had the gluten free pasta with shell fish with fresh tomatoes & basil! It was...More

Thank Mimi C
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Nice atmosphere, good food, good service. Could easily be a great place with a little better quality food and more polished service. Took some out of country relatives there. We had a good time. My seafood pasta was good, but could have been excellent with...More

Thank Les G
Reviewed 10 July 2018

In Sacramento for a family wedding. Dined last night at Il Fornaio with old friends. Wow! Everyone was very impressed. The place is beautiful, the service fantastic, the cocktails had an interesting twist, the food to die for. A must while in the area.

Thank EMSCHO23
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

If you haven’t been to Il Fornaio Old Town Pasadena, you gotta go. Great date night restaurant or excellent business meeting venue. Love the patio. Also enjoy private dining rooms for small business meetings. Excellent service - they have it down. This is everything a...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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 17 June 2018

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

Thank 881MaryC881
Reviewed 7 June 2018

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 June 2018

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 28 May 2018

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 22 May 2018 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
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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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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