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Il Fornaio San Francisco
Italian Restaurant
Today 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
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1265 Battery St San Francisco, CA 94111
1265 Battery StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94111
Italian RestaurantToday 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 6:30 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 6:30 am – 10:00 pmThursday 6:30 am – 10:00 pmFriday 6:30 am – 10:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 10:00 pmSunday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Founded in Italy in 1972, Il Fornaio offers fine Italian dining in beautiful settings located in California, Las Vegas, Seattle, Denver and Reston, Virginia. Recently awarded the “Marchio Q” by the Italian Chambers of Commerce in Italy, Il Fornaio offers guests the most authentic Italian experience outside of Italy. 

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Upmarket chain for Italian dining, including bread from an in-house bakery.- Google
"Food more American-Italian than real Italian."
"They do have a full bar."
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Valentin Chernozemski
2 weeks ago
You should try the deserts! Awesome service too!
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Carl Payne
a year ago
I am not a huge fan of chain restaurants, especially in San Francisco, but Il Fornaio does have decent Italian food, a nice ambiance and a good bar. I have been here for playoff baseball before and it was actually a pretty fun time with a good crowd. As for the food, fairly traditional Italian dishes and some Americanized options. They do have a full bar. Prices are a bit high for a chain, but it is in the city. The location is nice with the Embarcadero close by as well as Levi's Plaza.
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Spencer Friedman
2 years ago
This used to be my go to place, but recently the service has been going downhill. The patio is always "closed" on hot summer days because there is a "party." I've been told this a number of times when I've requested to sit outside...I've never seen these so-called parties. Sometimes, I've actually seen tables seated out there after they made a stink. Beautiful patio--take advantage of it. That was half the reason I used to dine here. Also, in regards to has been suffering big time...don't know if there is a new manager/lack of one...but the last few times I went, I didn't see any staff on the floor & was ignored the ENTIRE time. No refills on water, coffee, bread, olive oil, etc. I had to get up to find my waiter...Food came out cold. Shame on you Fornaio.
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cc green
2 years ago
A go to for a rare but great outdoor italian in SF - always dependable - even though not particularly inventive - as same menu for year - but it works and we enjoy; still great breads and desserts.
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Gevorg Madzharyan
6 months ago
Their capricciosa pizza is delicious, but the interior looks old-fashioned and their service is not really friendly. Happy hours give you $6 pizzas and it's fantastic value!
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Nathaniel Mckelvie
2 years ago
Il Fornaio is an astounding experience all the way around, from the food to the atmosphere every time i eat here i leave so satisfied, content and filled with joy. The menu is filled with mouth watering food that is a delight and a pleasure to eat. The staff is very corteous, prompt, and cheery. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an outstanding dining experience.
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Kelly Gardner
4 years ago
Great New Years Eve menu. Great location and food. I thought it was a great value for the experience and quality of the food. Richard was our server and was great.
Shaniqua Smith
2 years ago
This restaurant is so elegant and classy. The food was so good and elegantly served. My waiter was so nice and talkative, I LOVED IT! Anyone who comes here ask for MARIO. The best waiter in the WORLD!!!


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