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Il Fornaio is a full-service Italian restaurant and bakery located in San Jose, Calif. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and its menu items include antipasti, salads, chicken, veal, pizza, ravioli, housemade pastas, grilled and rotisserie roasted meats and a wide variety of desserts. All meals are complemented by a selection of hand-made breads baked according to traditional methods. Il Fornaio also offers a variety of private dining options, including a ballroom, open-air courtyard and the Baker s room. Its bakery items include morning pastries, coffee, salads, sandwiches, cookies, hearth-baked breads and food-to-go. The restaurant is owned and operated by Il Fornaio Corporation, which maintains headquarters in Corte Madera, Calif. The Il Fornaio Restaurant is located in the Sainte Claire Hotel in San Jose.
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Central San Jose, Downtown San Jose
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Best Italian

Butternut squash ravioli, a hard thing to make but this place does it the best I have found. It's broken up with tomato sauce that breaks up the flavors enough to make it anything but mundane (as this dish can be without a savory break). A friend has had their Vodka pasta dish and loved it as well. \r For the price the attentive service is what you's expect, they clean off the table, are evtremely attentive, serve y... view more

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I would only go if it's the only place downtown SJC that can accomodate you...

Was there last Saturday, and I have to say that I was very disappointed in both the service and the food. The menu was very comprehensive, but all four of us thought the food was below average. I had the lasagna, which was probably one of the worst ones I've had in a restaurant. My wife ordered the pappardelle with ""wild boar"", which must have been not only wild, but also difficult to hunt because it couldn't be fo... view more

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Great tasty Pizza snd lazy service..

Me, my wife and two teenage doughters visitied the San Jose location for a lunch on Sunday.\r \r The dining area itself was rather impressive, roomy, nice decoration, and very Italian athmosphere.\r Very nice! However, the great expectations started to fade away due to lazy service. Everything was done\r slowly. All together we ended up waiting 40 minutes before the food was served eventually..\r \r The food w... view more

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Excellent Food, Great Ambiance

Il Fornaio is an excellent restaurant with fabulous flavors, great service and a very inviting ambiance. The food is authentic Italian- D E L I C I O U S. They also offer reasonable size portions, not supersized heart attack specials with a 12 gallon drum of soda allowing you to feed your entire family and bring home ""a doggie bag"" to feed a small country for under 20 bucks. The food is meant to be savored to allow... view more

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Bolognese Very Good

Attitude at the door! Hostess very disengaged. Service at the table lax. No specials or recommendations. Food hot and delicous when it got to the table. Waitresse/waiters don't do it j

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Decent Italian

I know it's a chain, but it is quite a step up from your olive garden or macaroni grill. The gnocchi was good and the bread is fresh and delicious. I bought a loaf to take home. There's better food out there, but this a safe bet for an above average meal.

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Very Disappointed

After reading glowing recommendations, I decided to give Il Fornaio a try for a friend's birthday. While the ambiance was inviting, I was incredibly disappointed with the food. The caprese salad was flavorful yet extremely small for the price, but the bruschetta was soggy and bland. My friend ordered the ravioli, which arrived stone cold. I ordered the gnocchi, which while warm, were undercooked and flavorless. ... view more

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italian foods

found it wonderful......great older building.......great choices great...waiter knowledge wonderful......great food

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Authentic pizzas, tasty dishes

We've eaten at Il Fornaio 10-15 times, and we always enjoy the food. We haven't found many such good pizzas in the Bay Area that are authentic. Desserts are also great. On the down side, the service is generally good, but not always. Also: beware of the Palo Alto location: I've been twice, and twice my pasta was not ""al dente"" (but undercooked), also the service wasn't great.

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consistent and wonderful

Always a favorite of mine for work or leisure. The majority of the time I have an outstanding experience. Best waiter is Robert, ask for his table.

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302 S Market StSan JoseCA 95113

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