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Il Fornaio

11990 Market St, Ste 106, Reston, VA 20190-6000
+1 703-437-5544
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (39 reviews)
“bread” (26 reviews)
“tiramisu” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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11990 Market St, Ste 106, Reston, VA 20190-6000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place has a great late night happy hour!!! (Can you tell I love happy hour) the pizza and pasta are good stuff. There is a linguine that we get with shrimp and spinach! Yummmmm! And fresh garlic! So amazing. They have wonderful mgmt too!!...More

Thank missroxyh99
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Someone recommended we go there for their excellent food. Great nice staff and food delicious. Had the roasted chicken and brócoli shells pasta dish with a light buttery and white sauce, yummy!! Their bread with the olive oil and balsamic dip, just so good. We...More

Thank Atanza64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate there at around 6. Bar was hopping. Loud and fun. Food was super. Had to yell at my dinner mate over the volume but you can't help that. Parked at nearby garage. Free after 5. Easy to walk to the place. Menu was great....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting menu. Both of us loved our entrees. The wait staff was unusually attentive. A good experience.

Thank Sheryl P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, another couple and I dined at Il Fornaio very recently. We were greeted warmly and offered a nice booth. Our server politely introduced himself and offered several ideas about the menu and wine list. The two dishes on our side of the table...More

Thank Barbershopper
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I recently tried Il Fornaio after a two year break and still am not a fan. The food is average and there are a lot of better Italian restaurants out there. I would take Maggiano's any day of the week. Unless you happen to have...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Great food and specials. Priced mid range but not cheap. Very friendly. Can get noisy. Great wine list. Wonderful sidewalk tables in season. Great for business, family or secret date. Casual but some guests decked out and some a bit dodgy.

Thank DrSunshine14
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Il Fornaio offers reliable, upscale Italian fare. While this is a chain, each location that I have tried has maintained a slightly different vibe. Being by myself, I chose to sit at the bar. The service was excellent. The bartenders were friendly and inviting. Pablo...More

Thank mrsiss
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The few times I have dined at Il Fornaio, I have loved the food, service and ambiance. Each time was a larger group work lunch and we were all satisfied with our meals.

Thank loveeatingout2015
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Fine food if you are a fan of different classic Italian regional cuisines. The rack of lamb with a pecorino crust was medium rare and perfect with al dente vegetables and crispy potatoes. I loved the chocolate torte - deep and dense.

Thank 271april
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What the proper way to dress for a Saturday evening dinner at Il Fornaio?
21 February 2016|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from Carmen C | Reviewed this property |
something nice, from casual to dressy but in my opinion leave the jeans at home... you can always call the restaurant.
Sapna B
what time is happy hour tonite and do I need reservations?
20 March 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Eduardo P | Property representative |
Our Happy Hour is Monday- Friday and Sunday from 4:30 to 6:30PM. $6 selected Antipasti, Pizzas, Wine and Artisan Cocktails. $3 all beers. I look forward to seeing you! Joel Barajas
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11990 Market St, Ste 106, Reston, VA 20190-6000
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: +1 703-437-5544
  • E-mail
In the tradition of Italy's trattorias, the sight, sounds and aromas of authentic Italian cuisine are recreated fresh everyday at Il Fornaio. Literally "the baker" in Italian, Il Fornaio offers wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade and imported pastas; pizzas from a wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; antipasti and a wide variety of desserts made daily from scratch. The first two weeks of each month a special menu from a different region of Italy is featured as part of Festa Regionale.
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