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Il Fornaio

1430 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5182
+1 925-296-0100
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“pasta” (33 reviews)
“bread” (20 reviews)
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7:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1430 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5182
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here for the first time and we are adding as our default place. Hand made pasta. We split capresees salad. Then mushroom pasta dish in a white wine sauce. Special of the evening. Had a Genova pizza which was great with pesto and pine...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I hadn't been to Il Fornaio in YEARS! I met a friend for lunch there because parking is easy and logistically for the two of us, it worked. I was really pleased! The food was really good quality and the wait staff wonderful. If you're...More

Thank sarahU5358UQ
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We have dined here a number of times. The meals are not memorable, but that is nit why one returns. Dishes reflect excellent ingredients and very good preparations. This time the bean soup was wonderfully hearty with a substantial bacon enrichment. The salads were substantial...More

Thank Allen L
Reviewed 17 July 2018

My wife and I love to come here after church for lunch. A pleasant atmosphere, both inside and outside. Can get a little hot outside, but great for people watching. We usually get one of the salads, but have had the ravioli as well and...More

Thank robertrB3692BH
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Good food. Nice menu, prices proper for the area. Staff was unfriendly, and a little rude, and very impatient. For the price, we should have received better service

Thank scott c
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

The service was very good. We had dinner with our friends from different parts of the country, and they did not hurry us. We had a great table and doors were open to the outside, with perfect weather. The dinner I rate as just average,...More

Thank Coarsegold93614
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

This restaurant located in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek must be doing something right. It’s been around a long time, and that’s hard to do in this city full of good restaurants. Wasn’t good for us tonight, although my hubby did love his butternut...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We had a group of 16 and we were given a private room which was nice. Our waiter was attentive, friendly and knew the menu well. We had varied dishes and everyone seemed happy. Their organic beet salad was a hit. The lobster bisque not...More

Thank dndsuth
Reviewed 26 March 2018

My wife and I had lunch in the main dinng room Saturday March 24th. We were looking forward to tasting one of the regional specialties that we usually enjoy. Unfortunately the hostess made no effort to greet us and when I did not follow her...More

Thank htsaver
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Our family stopped for the olive oil tasting and gosh!! It was fun, educational and tasty. Our hostess was easy to visit with and explained the oils so well. We also tasted wines and found a bottle that just had to come home with us.

Thank Brenda D
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21 October 2016|
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Response from markltennis | Reviewed this property |
Approximately a half mile. You are walking thru downtown Walnut Creek so there is plenty of window shopping. Also, Walnut Creek offers a free bus service throughout his he downtown area- check the city website for pickup... More
14 May 2016|
Response from Cali-Native2015 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing anything on their menu or materials about a happy hour
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1430 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5182
    (North Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: BART
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-296-0100
  • E-mail
Il Fornaio means 'the baker' in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian 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 2007.
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