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Il Fornaio Caffe Del Mondo

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SFO, Highway 101, San Francisco International Airport International Terminal A - Gate A10, South San Francisco, CA 94128
+1 650-821-6440
05:30 - 22:00
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Arroyo Grande, California
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185 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I frequently pass through SFO on my way to various places. Often I find myself looking for something to eat and/or drink before a flight. Over in the International terminal at SFO is Il Fornaio Caffe Del Mondo. This cafe is located near the end of the terminal (above gates A10-A12). There is ample seating and great views through floor... More 

Thank Barisarius
Ashland, Oregon
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Long line, one register open, than when I finally get to front of line they have only one sandwich and it's a breakfast sandwich at 7pm. So disappointed

Thank LeslieinAshland
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This has to have the rudest staff I have had to encounter ever!!!!! They speak in their own languag between themselves, laugh at you and then look at you when you leave no tip!! The guy in the black shirt, well if I was any manger or owner of this company he would the first to go. Something I did... More 

Thank Pinkblondie24
Palm Desert, California
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594 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We got to SFO at a prudent time for our flight and planned for an early breakfast. The options at Il Fornaio are basic but well prepared and tasted alright.

Thank Marty911
Portland, Oregon
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370 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Grabbed a quick sandwich before my SFO-PDX flight. I'm sure that rent must be astronomical at the SFO Airport but almost $12 for a sandwich seems too high. It tasted fine but thats just too much. Wish there were more options in the INTL Terminal! They were friendly when I ordered and after they were done heating it.

Thank travelinpdx
London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

SFO international terminal has extremely limited choice and this cafe seemed the best of a bad bunch. The $10 anti-pasti salad was just a plastic box filled with soggy and wet iceberg lettuce and a thimble of rotten olives. Inedible and insulting. Avoid this place at all costs.

Thank sevastinos_vlahos
Green Valley, California
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359 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Good place to grab a bite when waiting in the gate 91-99 international terminal. Located at the far end, the food is pretty decent, the service friendly, by seating is limited. Travelers tend to eat and then camp out waiting for their flight making finding a place to sit a real challenge. Try the circular bar where you can order... More 

Thank WineEng
Ghent, Belgium
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618 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The problem at SFO international Terminal is that there are not many good places to eat after security. Certainly not places where you can sit and enjoy your meal. Il Fornaio has been conceived by managers who want to take advantage of tired travellers. Staff is NOT friendly at all (I would like to call this attitude even hostile) and... More 

Thank Gonzalo_de_Berceo
San Francisco
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565 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were waiting for a sixteen hour flight and decided to have a pastry and a half bottle of wine. The selection was decent for airport wine and the seating area allowed for great airplane and people watching before our flight. If you are one who gets to the airport early and needs a place to spend an hour at... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

After having ordered four lunches we turned back to the counter in order to pay for a cup of ice tea. However, our money was not accepted! Even cash money was not wanted. Really bad service!

Thank Jan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: SFO, Highway 101, San Francisco International Airport International Terminal A - Gate A10, South San Francisco, CA 94128
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 650-821-6440

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