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302 S Market St, Westin San Jose, San Jose, CA 95113-2817 (San Carlos St.)
+1 408-271-3366
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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San Francisco
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256 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When it first opened, we started going to Il Fornaio in the City. Great. Love the Burlingame restaurant, as well. We met friends at the San Jose site and were very pleased. Consistent in every aspect. Very attentive waitress, professional and accommodating with our various food issues- no salt, etc) I had the seafood risotto and was impressed with the... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was very good....service was a bit slow....was pretty pricey when all was said and done. They were not the most accommodating when it came to splitting up the tab, but the decor is lovely and the food was good.

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Camden, New Jersey
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128 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lived my avacado toast with salmon. The ambiance was nice---loved the old feel to it. Wish they had booths available for small parties. Loved the toothpick dispenser at the table!!!

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San Francisco, California
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402 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for dinner as it was close to the concert hall. The vinegar that accompanied the bread was spilt and all that happened was that the bead plate was placed on top. So the smell permeated our meal. Then we waited for our order to be taken and even longer for the promised water. The check was brought before we... More 

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San Jose, California
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197 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Consistently excellent food and service are the hallmarks of Il Fornaio which always makes for an enjoyable evening. Bustling with both business and friends getting together on a weeknight, the restaurant always has a relaxing vibe conducive to a delightful experience. The food is always great...and often the specials are the best alternative.

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San Jose, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my friends to my newest favorite. I love REAL Italian food. And this place is as close as I have ever found in California. Food is fantastic and always cooked perfectly. And now that they know me look at this special antipasto they made for us! Best service ever!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The perfect ending to a great day at the rink! Our server, Sean, was terrific and the food exceptional. Management was extremely welcoming and accommodated our large party without delay. Highly recommend!

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San Francisco, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate lunch here for my son's 3rd birthday and the service was excellent. Victor and other staff members were so accommodating. We arrived 15 minutes late because we were basically lost and they were gracious and kind when we arrived. There was a dish part of November specials my mom saw in front of the restaurant. We learned it... More 

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Hollister, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came in with the theatre crowd after the matinee. The restaurant was crowded but we had reservations. We had different responses to the food-my braised rabbit Piemontese style didn't have the taste of home (seemed contemporary, as if they had added vodka, lemon zest and a pinch of cinnamon to a traditional recipe-good though). A companion was disappointed in... More 

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Los Gatos
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Il Fornaio has been around for a long time and there is a reason why...they are always consistently good and stay on top of culinary trends. While I'm not a big fan of Italian food, I can always find a dish on the menu that surprises and delights my palette. I also enjoy the elegant yet casual decor and have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 S Market St, Westin San Jose, San Jose, CA 95113-2817
    (San Carlos St.)
  • Public Transportation: City bus stops are located nearby
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-271-3366
Description
Il Fornaio means "The Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique 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 2013.

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