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Il Fornaio

327 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4116
+1 650-375-8000
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (28 reviews)
“tiramisu” (5 reviews)
“italian food” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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327 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4116
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Reviews (231)
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1 - 10 of 231 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I know that this restaurant is a chain and that our visit wad when they were particularly crowded... but ... The appetizers were so, so: calamari was tough but nice and hot, meatball appetizer only had three or four meat balls on one skewer! assorted...More

Thank June K
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of our favorite places for an early lunch. Their pastas and soups are always delicious. Order a glass of wine and enjoy a meal served to perfection.

Thank Randall S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our lunch began with a ridiculously sparse "Antipasto di Pesce". Per the menu it was a supposed to be a "platter" of a variety of seafood. For the $19.95 price it was tremendously overpriced for just one small scallop, two shrimp, a tablespoon of calamari,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Now that they remodeled and created a little bar area when you first walk-in. This place is great for an after work cocktail. I appreciate a happy hour joint that will continue to serve happy drinks even after the time is over. Who wouldn't want...More

Thank lwnasser
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the salmon on a bed of spinach and my friend had pasta. They were both pretty good. My dish consisted of three planks of salmon; but the spinach salad was too much for me and I did not finish it. Service was spotty...More

Thank Panguin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well appointed Italian restaurant bar and restaurant in the heart of downtown Burlingame. Good selection of pastas and pizzas. Flavorful ingredients and prepared well. Nice friendly full service bar. Good wine selections.

Thank t-bonetraveller
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful big salads and grilled Italian entrees served in cozy intimate atmosphere. Super Chef's bar seating. Pizza nothing spectacular. Watch delicious meals being created. Or sit in comfy bar area for some fabulous cocktails or choose from a extensive wine list beforehand. Attentive staff but...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We needed something to eat and every where in Burlingame closed at 9pm. When we called 30 min before they were about to close the kitchen, they let us in for dinner which was very nice. We shared the seafood platter, then I had a...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

I had black cod but my associate had the chicken Brest with hot sauce and it was way better. All food was good. Service was great. Wine recommendation was very good.

Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 25 April 2017

If you happen to go though Burlingame, STOP HERE! Not only is the restaurant beautiful...the food is as well. If you go, be sure and choose the Chef's bar to sit! It was a great expereience. We got to talk to the Chef's and see...More

Thank Tish S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Menu prices pls
19 February 2015|
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Response from MikeandSarah | Reviewed this property |
Ditto the others. Menu is on website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 60
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4116
    (1 block N. of Burlingame Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: +1 650-375-8000
  • E-mail
This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience.
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