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Il Fornaio
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
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1265 Battery St San Francisco, CA 94111
1265 Battery StUSCASan Francisco94111
$$Italian Restaurant, European RestaurantToday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 7:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 7:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 7:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 7:00 am – 10:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 10:00 pmSunday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic Italian dining experience. Pastas, meats and vegetables are complemented by a wide selection of wine.
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Lively Italian power-lunch/dinner fave with pastas, local wines, an elegant space & outdoor tables.- Google
People talk about butternut squash, waiter, ambience, wait staff and appetizers
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Carl Payne
reviewed 2 weeks 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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cc green
reviewed a year 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.
Shaniqua Smith
reviewed a year 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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Nathaniel Mckelvie
reviewed a year 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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Spencer Friedman
reviewed a year 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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Kelly Gardner
reviewed 3 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.
Liked: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Value


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