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18

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in Business

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Breakfast Mon. - Fri. 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM Sat. - Sun. 8:00 AM- 11:00 AM Brunch Sat. - Sun. 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Lunch/Dinner Mon. - Thurs. 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Fri. - Sat. 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Sun. 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

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Step inside Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana and take a culinary journey through Italy. Early mornings bring rustic, crisp crusted breads hot from the oven accompanied by the scent of fresh brewed espresso. During lunch and dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while meats and vegetables roast over hot coals. Bottles of wine from small, regional wineries are uncorked to complement the dishes, which have been crafted in the custom of Italy's chefs, bakers and homemakers. In the tradition of Italy's thousandfold trattorias, the sights, sounds and aromas of authentic Italian cuisine are recreated fresh everyday at Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana. The restaurant has a number of locations in California, including one in Palo Alto.
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amex, master card, visa
Neighborhood:
University South
AKA:

Illinois Fornaio

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Restaurants, Italian Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Bakeries, Caterers

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SalC
06/08/2009
we were tired of the torture.

Absolutely revolting, disgustingly smelly restroom that smelled of throw-up that has got to be vintage since it was out of this world.  As soon a I ran out of there I flagged down an employee and told her all about it.  An indifferent response is what I received. At the open kitchen, it should have been a red flag for me that not one Italian was on site. All the chefs were of Spanish decent.  Not that there's anyt... view more

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nanomatrix
02/03/2006
Culinary Tour of Italy

I like this place. After decades of sampling Italian cuisine from the North End in Boston to North Beach in San Francisco you learn what works and what doesnt. Il Fornaios current Passport Program works. Every month we get to sample food from a different region of Italy. And Il Fornaios wine and food parings have been spot on. The current staff are attentive and informative with out being intrusive. We s... view more

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kenn227
11/08/2005
Extremely rude management mars experience here

My partner and I ate dinner in the outdoor area. A family with children had finished their meal & was sitting around while their 3 little kids were running all over under other tables and screaming for over 30 minutes. We asked the waiters to control the kids and we were ignored. When we asked again the manager told us there was nothing he could/would do and sneered at us, saying ""We are a FAMILY restaurant"", ... view more

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justineelise
02/20/2005
A lovely and romantic place to dine.

I came here for Valentine's Day and despite being in a fight with my boyfriend I found this place to be perfect. I love the atmosphere and would recommend sitting in the back of the restaurant where the vibe is much more intimate. I had some kind of baked chicken dish. The chicken was very tender and the potatoes and spinach that came with the meal were fabulous. I would go back just to eat the potatoes and spina... view more

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520 Cowper Street (At The Garden Court Hotel)Palo AltoCA 94301

(650) 853-3888

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520 Cowper Street (At The Garden Court Hotel)Palo AltoCA 94301

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