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  • Review Count
    2
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    August 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 5, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
FoodLover's Reviews
 
Il Fornaio means "The Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique 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 2013.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
So disappointing!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/03/2014
 2004
Dined on 9/03/2014
 2004
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We have eaten at Il Fornaio in Seattle many times, and consider it one of our favorite go to spots for a consistently delicious and enjoyable meal. We now live in San Jose, but expected to be equally as pleased in choosing the location here. While the service was fine (only mixed up one dish and immediately fixed it), the food was incredibly disappointing. One of the things that has always impressed me is that while Il Fornaio is considered a 'chain', it never felt like one...until this experience. Pasta was overcooked, vodka sauce (usually, my favorite), was watery, steak, while tender and perfectly cooked, lacked flavor. The salad was the best part of my meal. Considering we 'splurged' for this special occasion...unfortunate experience."
Dined on 9/03/2014
 2004
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A collaborative venture of renowned Chef Bradley Ogden and Chef Jonathan Hall. The American-themed menu celebrates seasonal delights and showcases the finest efforts of local growers, ranches and dairies.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Amazing!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/07/2014
 2004
Dined on 8/07/2014
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I wasn't expecting more than just 'acceptable' from a hotel restaurant, but instead I ate one of the best meals in recent memory! Food was seriously out of this world delicious. Spicy, flavorful, creative, beautifully presented...every single thing we ordered, from the cocktails to the dessert, I would eagerly order again. Hot Lips cocktail, pork loin entree, and flan (not on the menu) for dessert...I wish I could go back every day. One of the comments I made to my friend was 'Bobby Flay should totally try this place...he might get some new inspiration for Mesa Grill!' Truly wonderful!"
Dined on 8/07/2014
 2004
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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