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24 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627 (Fair Oaks Blvd.)
+1 626-683-9797
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, CA
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been to Il Fornaio a couple of times for brunch on a weekend and have thoroughly enjoyed myself, Very nice employees, great service and very good food. Nice atmosphere both with inside and outside seating. Conveniently located next to Crate & Barrel which can be dangerous for a shopper like myself!

Thank vicdru
San Diego, California
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249 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here on business and decided to explore Old Pasadena. I had been to Il Fornaio in Del Mar years ago, but it was time to try it again. We sat outside on the patio in the Old Pasadena courtyard. It was a lovely evening and we were surrounded by twinkle lights. We started with a glass of wine... More 

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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here because we were staying close by at the Residence Inn. We didn't have a reservation, but got seated right away. My husband had the pasta with vodka sauce. Extremely different tubular shaped pasta with bacon. I had the linguine with the meatballs. The meatballs melted in your mouth. It came with about 6-7 quarter sized ones. We... More 

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Silicon Valley, CA
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had planned to go to Gales, but there was a wait of 30 minutes. I'm glad we came here instead. The Il Fornaio restaurant is spacious, bright, and clean. You can see the cooks -- and they are very busy at times! My colleague had the three course special, and although she had insisted that she was very hungry,... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for lunch and loved it! Great food---salads made the way you order and terrific pizza. Easy to find a seat at lunchtime and friendly and efficient staff. Will return!

Thank blball520
Pasadena, California
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388 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

A busy Italian restaurant, with a tremendous amount of staff both in the kitchen and on the floor. Excellent food, big portions, excellent excellent service, and open kitchen. And a good wine list.

Thank PilotMichael
Daphne, Alabama
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317 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Bright, sunny beautifully designed dining room. Great service. Food is excellent. Nicely presented. We started with a salad topped with burrata cheese....awesome. Wife enjoyed the housemate ravioli with Italian sausage and butternut squash. I had an excellent flatbread. Recommended!

Thank twaone
Los Angeles, California
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114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This restaurant, located in Old Town Pasadena, offers delicious Italian cuisine in a rather up-scale setting. The tagliatelle pasta, conchiglie chicken, and pizza capriccio were prepared to perfection. However our server was not very friendly and exhibited a pompous attitude. To add further insult, being charged extra for an Arnold Palmer ice tea refill is unbelievable. Overall, this restaurant is... More 

Thank Robert V
London, United Kingdom
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583 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We went here for a leisurely family lunch. And that's what we got. Perfectly nice, but nothing particularly special. Personally I found the choice marginally restricted, but, as I say, we had a perfectly good meal. We sat outside which was pleasant, but there were only two other tables, so I don't understand how all these restaurants (mostly quite large... More 

Thank Peter T
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Great location with indoor and outdoor dining available. Three of us had lunch on the patio and weather was lovely and service was excellent. We needed to fuel up and rest our feet for more shopping.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 50
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627
    (Fair Oaks Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: Metrolink and Gold Line
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-683-9797

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?