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Il Forno Classico

2121 Golden Centre Ln, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-4489
+1 916-858-0651
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“bread” (36 reviews)
“pasta” (18 reviews)
“halibut” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2121 Golden Centre Ln, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-4489
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

I dropped in for a glass of wine while waiting for an appointment, and I found the service indifferent at best. The hostess was something between imperious and hostile when I first arrived and was worse when I popped by again to ask if she...More

Thank Sprout15
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

There were four us and we all decided to have Halibut, what a great decision. It was fantastic and the risotto was unbelievable. We only had room to share deserts which had to be creme brûlée which was fantastic. Will absolutely return

Thank trsjls
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I read one of the reviews, a mediocre one and had to laugh. They said the halibut dinner was fried and like fish and chips. As luck would have it, I had that last night. It is nut encrusted, baked and absolutely delicious served with...More

Thank Steve R
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Hello Steve, Wow, I love your review and your response to the other review. You should write our advertising for us. I am so happy that you really enjoy yourself when you come in. The staff and I are always trying to impress and make...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We have been fortunate to visit Italy and its 20 regions many times in our 78 years of life. Seldom will you find a restaurant with the joie de vivre of this wonderful find in Gold River. From the moment you enter the restaurant until...More

Thank David E
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Hello David, Thank you so much for the awesome review. I am so glad you have enjoyed your experience last time. You and your wife had some of my dishes. I love the Salted Caramel Truffle gelato as well. I hope your son and daughter...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are both gluten-free and Classico has several gluten-free options which make this a great choice. Our server was very attentive and the bartender made me an amazing Negroni. Highly recommended especially if you are gluten-free.

Thank Greg B
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Hello Greg, I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. If you haven't had it yet , the Ratatouille is gluten free and you have many choices of protein that you could add to it. I highly recommend it. Take care, Scott

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

After reading the great reviews on Trip Advisor, I decided to take one of my "out of town" clients here for dinner. I recently moved here from the Bay Area, and while the prices weren't outrageous, I think for this caliber restaurant they are on...More

Thank MarinCountyJohn
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We had dinner here and really enjoyed the food and service provided by Blythe who took good care of us,I had the special filet and scallops and wife had spinach ravioli followed by toffee cheesecake and it was delicious.We plan on returning.

Thank frau
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Hello Frau, I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to the restaurant. I shared your review with Blythe and she was very grateful for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon. Take care, Scott

Reviewed 30 July 2017

Very good food and servers are skilled & attentive. Not the fastest or cheapest lunch in town but definitely an upscale atmosphere with excellent Italian dishes. Great place to go as a couple or for a business lunch.

Thank Kim_F_CA
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Hello Kim, We really like your review about your experience. Thank you for taking the time to share. Hope to see you soon. Take care, Scott

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Visited twice while on business. Happy hour food is good and wine list is also very good. I also had the special one night of Halibut, asparagus, and fingerling potatoes. Delish! Restaurant seemed busy even on weeknights so reservations are a good idea.

Thank letsdothisjmfarrell
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Hello, We are very pleased you like the Happy Hour program. Thank you for taking your time to write about your experience, and we look forward to serving you in the future. Take care, Scott

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I am from the bay area and this restaurant reminds me of some place I would find in little Italy, SF. We have gone there on numerous occasions and the food is so good. Cocktails are made old school style, just the right amount of...More

Thank Wendy D
Scott L, Owner at Il Forno Classico, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Hi Wendy, We love your review. Thank you so much for taking time to let others know about us. I'm glad you like our style. Our family grew up going to Original Joe's on 6th street. Now they are in Little Italy, S. F. ....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2121 Golden Centre Ln, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-4489
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Cordova
  • Phone Number: +1 916-858-0651
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We specialize in fresh made Italian style dishes; Hand Tossed Pizzas, freshly sautéed pasta, fresh seafood-like salmon, halibut, scallops, and shrimp and fresh Angus beef.There is an exhibitionary kitchen in the main dining room, a full bar, a wine shop and private room as well as two outdoor patios.The wine list is a five time Wine Spectator Award Winning List. We feature over fifty wines by the glass; our specialty is west coast Cabernet sauvignon with over 200 selections. All wine is available to purchase to go at standard retail or less. In the restaurant the most it would cost is $14 over retail. The wine shop also doubles as a private dining room that can accommodate up to 30 sit down or 40 as a cocktail party.Two outdoor patios are in front of the restaurant for those who enjoy people watching.
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