Il Fornaio - Irvine
Thinly sliced raw Certified Piedmontese beef, shaved Grana Padano, capers & wild arugula, drizzled with lemon-olive oil
Pasta sheets layered with meat ragu, porcini mushrooms, Grana Padano & béchamel; baked in the oven
Traditional meat ragu
First visit in over ten years and was pleasantly surprised by how well run as well as the food. Had a late evening dinner that was done well and very tasty. Will be returning soon.
A wonderful place for any occasion. The food is great and so is the service. They accommodate any size party and are very welcoming.
It was so nice to be back in Il Fornaio. We came a time or two during the pandemic, but this was the first time back inside. My friend and I enjoyed the food, the wine, and the service! It was also nice for Arturo to take a second to come over to say hello on his way to a party that was just arriving.
I think you need to work on your ventilation since there was a heavy smell of fish frying when you expect Italian food smell
Very good food, slightly slow service but it was ok. Overall experience was 5 stars.
Food was very good, but service incredibly slow........too slow.
Great food, great service….we will come here again!
Always consistent that why go from the food to the service.
Keep it up
Had a great Thanksgiving dinner. Service and food was amazing!
Lovely Thanksgiving dinner out. They offered a set menu, as well as a regular menu. Calamari starter was great. Mixed seafood plate was excellent. Turkey entree was very nice. Good selection of wines. Our waiter was a bit impersonal but otherwise a nice dining experience overall.
From entering the restaurant to leaving, everything was wonderful. Service was great, staff is very attentive, and welcoming.
We celebrated our family Thanksgiving dinner , wonderful experience. Everything was perfect!!
Wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner! Very pleasant and enjoyable as always🦃
Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. Only request, please put Spumoni ice cream back on the menu.
Thanksgiving menu was excellent.
They do a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner and the service was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient.
Great Turkey Dinner! It was fantastic! Better than home made
Great food and Luis awesome waiter
All staff was amazing and the atmosphere was festive! Our party of 4 ordered the full Thanksgiving menu. Two Turkey dinners and two ham. Nice afternoon at Il Fornaio.
We just love our Il Fornaio evenings. Everything is always wonderful
The best, most authentic Italian with brilliant warmth and excellent food. It’s a must.
Stumbled upon this place on a visit to Newport Coast. Excellent experience. We all loved our meals.
Food and service was top notch. We have ryder the short ribs and they were excellent
My wife and I had a great meal at Il Fornaio . . . She had one of the best Ciopinnos ever . . full of fresh, flavorful fish, scallops, shrimp, mussels. I had the special Linguine Siciliana . . . fresh fish, peppers, light tomato sauce and linguine made fresh that day. Service was very good, generous glasses of wine. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
We are a little disappointed in the entrees, actually. We have been before and it was excellent. The pasta sauce had a burnt flavor to it and my husband's dish was just bland. The service was just so so, not much warmth or enthusiasm. Maybe we had too high of expectations since our first couple of times were so good. I am being generous with 3 stars. Also, they asked what the occasion was, a birthday, but no acknowledgment of that.
The food was very well-prepared but menu options were more limited than in the past. Our server, Daniel, went the extra mile with excellent service.
I ordered the seafood linguine and it was delicious. Ambiance subdued and sophisticated. We will be back.
I love Il Fornio but then one in Irvine has a tiled floor and we were sat the noise level was bad. with all the talking. I will go back and try sitting elsewhere.
As always, the food, service and ambiance was excellent. A favorite go-to restaurant, especially to celebrate a special occasion. Georgia, our server, was a truly delightful, thoughtful and kind. She made the celebration so much more wonderful. Thank you!
Thank you for the wonderful service and amazing food! Our daughter sat at a different table with friends for her birthday. The waitress was so thoughtful as she came and found us when they were ready to sing “Happy Birthday”. That’s above and beyond. Thank you so much!!!
Great meal on the patio - to me it has a much nicer ambiance than the inside. Food is quality, one of the better Italian places in OC I've had in a while. Waiter was very friendly and helpful, which always makes the difference.
Such a lovely place to enjoy an Italian meal. Love the 3 hour free parking validation.
Service and food always great!
We had another wonderful experience at IL Fornaio! The food and service are always superb! I loved my special fish of the day and the pastas and pizza were equally delicious! Nothing comes out of the kitchen that isn’t delicious!
Great for special occasions, business lunches and dinners.
Sunday dinner. Loved the filet of sole .
Lana our wait person on top of her game.
Our meals were great, the ambience was great, the service was great.
Incredible in every way!
Everything was good. Waiter wasn’t very attentive but could just be that particular waiter.
Always the best!!
Il Fornaio - Irvine offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 261-1444.
Il Fornaio - Irvine is rated 4.7 stars by 3132 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.