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Il Fornaio

18051 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612-1003
+1 949-261-1444
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (27 reviews)
“carpaccio” (8 reviews)
“tiramisu” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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18051 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612-1003
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1 - 10 of 261 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a working lunch here. It's centrally located on Von Karmen Avenue. The sitting area was well-lit and spacious. The salad was fresh and consisted of a nice mix of greens. The side order of salmon was panfried perfectly - crispy but juicy. The service...More

Thank ToroFarm
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband took me here for a birthday dinner and although the food was good, the service was not. It took a few minutes for the waiter to arrive and when he did, he seemed hurried and not too friendly. He brought us waters and...More

Thank Cris514
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Cris, thank you for your visit and your posting, I am very sorry you did not have a good experience with our service, please accept my sincere apologies as it is not our standard. We take pride in our 5 star friendly service but...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

Great menu with fantastic Italian cuisine. Best bread ever & the service is beyond compare. It is too bad that the entrance and parking is all messed up with construction

Thank Ron Y
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Hello Ron, thank you for your visit and comments, I am very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. The parking situation will improve tremendously once the construction will be over, thank you for your patience. Sincerely

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We were very pleased to find that Il Fornaio was not an American made-over version of Italian cuisine. It was truly authentic as was our server, an Italian national. They also have a full separate Gluten Free menu as an alternative for those who so...More

Thank zippideedoodle
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for your visit and comments, I am very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you come back soon to try some of our monthly regional specialties. Best regards

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. It's a bit pricey, but it is worth it. The bread is to die for. The salads are excellent and we adore the pasta dishes. The service is excellent but the parking is insane.More

Thank Nattie J
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you for your visit and feedback, I am very happy your enjoyed your stay with us and hope you continue to do so in the future. Thank you for your patience while the renovation is taking place, the construction should be over soon and...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

The service at this Il Fornaio is always top notch. We usually come here for happy hour and the bar tender is the best in town!! This visit we had a large group for a business dinner in a private room. The service was again...More

Thank Johan703
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you for your visit and comments, I am very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you come back again to try some of our monthly regional specialties or our happy hour (Mon-Fri 4:30-6:30). Best regards

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

I have visited at least 6 locations in SoCal....The Food is Great Everywhere but the Service at this Irvine Location always impressed me the most ! They do go out of the Ordinary to accommodate the most Difficult/Demanding Guests. It was a bit sad to...More

Thank CRfun16
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you for your visit and your comments, I am very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We continue to work on guest satisfaction, hospitality and employee recognition and your feedback is very valuable, thank you. I hope you continue to enjoy your future...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

We've been to Il Fornaio a couple of times, most recently, for my Father's 90th birthday bash. The restaurant has a small private dining room at the rear of the restaurant that can seat about 20 people and makes for a nice and intimate lunch...More

Thank Paul S
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hello Paul, thank you for your visit and posting, I am very happy you enjoyed your father's birthday celebration and your server was very attentive and hospitable. I will make sure to recognize her. We continue to work on guest satisfaction and hospitality and your...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Went here for very early dinner (5pm) before a colleague was catching his flight. Food was great! Especially the pizzas. But the waiter seemed to take ages to take our drinks order and then another long long wait (15+ mins) to take our food order....More

Thank Matt C
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hello Matt, thank you for your visit and posting, I am very happy you enjoyed your food during your last visit. I am very sorry that you received slow service, please accept my sincere apologies as it is not our standard. We continue to work...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017

First to the food. I've been visiting various Il Fornaio restaurants over the past 20 years, and my view is the food is great for basic dishes such as pastas, but as the chefs go up to a higher degree of difficulty, the quality begins...More

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Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you for your visit and posting, I am very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We continue to work on guest satisfaction, hospitality and employee recognition and your comments are very valuable and very much appreciated. I hope you come back soon to...More

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Response from ClaraMarlene | Reviewed this property |
It is a nice and safe walk from the Irvine Marriott at 18000 Von Karman Avenue. Please be aware that they are four Marriot Hotels in the area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18051 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612-1003
    (Michelson)
  • Public Transportation: Orange County Transit
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-261-1444
  • E-mail
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