In mybookFood Collection (edit)
Added to your food collection.
Removed From mybook!

We took this business out of your food collection.

Il Fornaio

Add to mybook

This listing has been
added to mybook.

This listing has been
removed from mybook.

Book a Table



Party Size

Book a Table

Business Details



in Business


Regular Hours

General Info:
Il Fornaio means 'the baker' in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007.
Extra Phones:

Fax Number: (925) 296-0658

Sponsored Links
Payment method:
amex, visa, discover, mastercard, all major credit cards
Broadway Pointe
Downtown Walnut Creek

IL Fornaio

Il Fornaio Restaurant

Il Fornaio - Walnut Creek

Italian Restaurants, Bakeries, Restaurants, Caterers, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants
Other Information:

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian, European, Continental

Wi-Fi: Free

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Alcohol: Full Bar

Parking: Garage, Street, Validated, Valet

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Specialties: Private Functions

Price Range : Average

More »

Less »


Il Fornaio


Review this business:
Click to Rate
Share Review

Like this review? Share it on your social network to get the word out!

It's nice to be reintroduced t...

It's nice to be reintroduced to il Fornaio again. The food was excellent and the staff were all superb. I especially love the butternut squash ravioli and the chicken dishes. Make sure you save room for dessert too, because they are all delicious. A good one to try is the Dolce Trio which gives you a sample of three delicious desserts. I love their happy hour too! Beautiful restaurant, friendly service and fresh, delicious food!

Was this helpful?Yes
Flag Abuse

I have been to the Walmut Creel location 4 or 5 times, mostly as a guest of some one else. I have found the food to range from good to bad. At least 1 person in my group was unhappy with their food.
The service has always been poor.

There are so many good places in the Walnut Creek area, so I say pass on this place

Was this helpful?Yes
Flag Abuse
10/01/2011Provided by Citysearch - 

This place was GREAT. From the Staff to the food, clean, etc. Great place to take the wife for a night in Walnut. You wont run into young kids at this place. They are a tad bit on the Pricey side, but well worth it.

Was this helpful?YesFlag Abuse
08/30/2010Provided by Citysearch - 
Excellent Dining Experience!

I had never dined at Il Fornaio before and decided to give it a try with a friend over the weekend. The restaurant is in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek and a perfect place to end a day of great shopping and sightseeing. We were immediately greeted by a friendly hostess who seated us outside on the patio. Our server was amazing, prompt with delivering our drinks and very helpful in answering our menu questions. The food was spectacular and dessert was even better. We received outsta...view morending service from the time we walked in the front door up to the time we left, and felt very welcomed. The staff was knowledgeable about the food, wine, and dessert selection, and made for a wonderful dining experience. I can't wait to go back!view less

Was this helpful?YesFlag Abuse
08/29/2010Provided by Citysearch - 
Just Like Eating in Italy

I've never been to Italy, however I'm pretty sure that eating at Il Fornaio is as close as I'm ever going to get. This was a great experience, I took my mom and the family here for her birthday and we had an amazing time. The food was exceptional, the staff was friendly, and the menu was abundant. I wasn't sure at first if the evening was going to go well, when I first walked in the hostest said she couldn't find my reservation, but that didn't seem to be a problem she seated us right ...view moreaway outside on their beautiful patio. I hadn't been to this Il Forniao in such a long time, but I'm glad to see that nothing has changed since then. I also recommend going during their Festa Regionale, each item on the Festa menu is from a specific region of Italy that Il Fornaio is highlighting that month. And if you sign up for a Passaporto for Festa Regionale you get a free gift every month you eat off of their Festa Menus. It's a great deal!!view less

Was this helpful?YesFlag Abuse

elegant atmosphere, and dimly lit. exceptional food. our favorite place to eat in walnut creek.

Was this helpful?Yes
Flag Abuse
07/07/2007Provided by Citysearch - 
Bad time at Il Fornaio

Do not eat here; it is as simple as that. They actually served my wife an un-opened mussel as part of her meal. For those that don't know that means it was dead when it was cooked and that is not good (bad things happen inside dead shellfish!!!). Of course they cooked her meal again, however, by that time my meal was cold and not very good either. To add insult to injury rather than taking the time to understand the issue and offering to make us happy customers some guy in a suit (I...view more assume he thought we should know he was some type of manager, but since he did not bother to say he could have been the head bus boy or valet parker) and gave us coupons for a free dessert or drink the next time we come. I was flabbergasted, whatever happened to quality in service! BTW... I tore up the coupons as I will never go back or refer anyone to that particular Il Fornaio. Please do not hold this review against other Il Fornaio's as I was recently had a meal that was well over $1000 at the Il Fornaio Manhattan Beach, CA and it was very good. Also before I forget this was not the only problem of the night... just the top of the list.view less

Was this helpful?YesFlag Abuse
08/08/2005Provided by Citysearch - 
Going down hill !!!

Took my family for my daughters birthday celebration. Just the 4 of us. Seemed to overwhelm the server. She poured the wine sampling for me to taste, then went on to pour for my ladies and left my glass with just the sampling. Had to refill our glasses ourselves. Ordered an entre that was featured as a special, after 30 minutes the server returned to tell me they were all out (Should she have known befroe that?)
Oh well, won't be back

Was this helpful?YesFlag Abuse
Sponsored Links
Map & Directions
People Also Viewed
Send to Phone
Il Fornaio

1430 Mt Diablo BlvdWalnut CreekCA 94596

(925) 296-0100

Send this business listing as a text message to a mobile phone.


Your text message was sent.

To opt out at anytime, send the word STOP to YP411.

To get a help message, send the word HELP to YP411.

There was an error sending your text.

Please try again.

Terms: The recipient of this text message may incur charges depending on their wireless carrier. Not all carriers are currently supported.

Message Business

What would you like to know?



We were unable to send your message. Please try again later.

Add a Photo
Il Fornaio

1430 Mt Diablo BlvdWalnut CreekCA 94596

(925) 296-0100

  • Photos should be in .gif, .jpg, or .png format
  • Photos should represent this business (ex. storefront, interior, services/amenities offered, etc.)
  • Photos must not be of an objectionable nature (offensive, profane, pornographic, obscene, etc.)
  • All photos submitted are subjected to YP Terms of Service
Add a New Collection
Oops! There was a problem saving the new custom collection.
Please try again.
Collection Name cannot be empty
Upload a Photo

Remaining Characters: 100

Remaining Characters: 500

We just redesigned! Do you like it?
× Not a Fan

× Thank You!