Il Fornaio - Irvine
Thinly sliced raw Certified Piedmontese beef, shaved Grana Padano, capers & wild arugula, drizzled with lemon-olive oil
Bruschetta al Pomodoro
Grilled ciabatta rubbed with garlic & topped with marinated chopped heirloom tomatoes, basil & mixed olives
Pasta sheets layered with meat ragu, porcini mushrooms, Grana Padano & béchamel; baked in the oven
Excellent food and service -
Delicious as always, Il Fornaio is one of our favorite places to eat.
Enjoyable as always!
We enjoyed a delicious family meal! Can’t wait to go back. The calamari and pizza were perfect started for our family. The rest of the meal was perfect with short ribs, salad, and pasta. We finished with peach ice cream! We were never rushed snd enjoyed all our dishes! Can’t wait to go back!
Consistently fabulous! Happy to be getting out and enjoying great food again.
The food was very good and the wait staff were attentive, friendly, and fun. Special call out Lana and Maya for providing great service.
Great food and service!! Always a winning dining experience at Il Fornaio!!!!
Another lovely evening meal on the patio!! Glad to see business picking up! We’ll be back soon!
Lovely venue with great italuan food, well prepared. Many starters. Lots of pasta though disappointed they were out of seafood pasta. They charge extra 4 bread and add a covid surcharge, which makes little sense given that there r no longer any mask or other restrictions at restaurants in ca. Sercvice spotty.
Outstanding service. They constantly checked back and made it a great customer experience. Bravo!
Food was delicious, service was quick, ambience was fancy, and it was an overall enjoyable dinner!
Food was very good. Was a bit surprised that bread is now a $2 charge and there is now a 2% Covid sanitation surcharge (all they do is change the tablecloth just like they always have). This surcharge is the primary reason for 3 Stars.
I love this place. We always go for our special days.
It was a wonderful evening celebrating my husband's birthday with family and friends. The food was exquisite and the service was exceptional.
Mood mediocre at best. Service terrible. Zero atmosphere. Another overrated Orange County spot that is not with the time or money.
Outstanding. They should send the manager and the entire staff from the Beverly Hills location down to Irvine to get trained to know what true service and professional customer experience is as well as cooking lessons. The service and food at Irvine was 5 star hard to believe Beverly Hills location is even part of this same restaurant group. Bravo Irvine team -- you were exceptional -- every single one of you!
The food is absolutely amazing!! The service is excellent and the Staff is super friendly!!
Wonderful evening. I’ll Fornio treated our two birthday guests with extra attention, a birthday song and small hot fudge sundaes. Very nice.
Was vey nice except an exceptionally large party on the patio was so loud it was hard to hear my date when she was talking
Overall, it was OK. Atmosphere was good, food was good, service was good. Nothing was great or made me feel like I need to go back because it was so delicious. We are in OC and the competition is pretty fierce. Il Fornaio needs to step it up a notch.
We had a lovely meal on their comfortable patio. The waiter was attentive and pleasant.
Birthday dinner for my wife. She asked for angel-hair pasta with oil. The pasta was over cooked. My pizza was OK and my granddaughter seemed to enjoy her pasta. Service as good.
Amazing. Honestly perfect.
Nice location and ambiance but the food is OK…. Nothing very special.
Graduation dinner for our son.
I love Il Fornaio. By far the best Italian restaurant in SoCal, not taking into account the few superb and private ones here and there. Everything was awesome. The waiter seemed a little bit confused and inexperienced, but overall he was polite and kind.
Great food sand very nice services
Amazing. As always great experience, great food, great vibe. Can’t wait to come back!!!
Never had a bad meal!! Food was excellent, service superb and ambiance excellent. We go every week and I always order the grilled fish, scallops, shrimp and calamari meal and my husband gets the pasta with vodka sauce. Yummmm!
Great place to bring people for a special occasion, you will be delighted!
Thank you Isidro , for you food suggestions , we have a great time.
Excellent dinner with friends last night. Calamari with top-notch, as was the ossobuco.
I had the pasta Siciliano....perfect. I haven't been there is several years, so I had forgotten how good the food was. Very nice ambience inside. Perfect night!
Chose Il Fornaio as a convenient location for a business dinner with an out of town client. The service was embarrassingly bad. Had to ask a busboy to send over our waiter after 20 minutes of waiting. The food was overpriced for the quality. The salmon was over cooked.
A very nice experience in dining after more than a year of pandemic shut-down..
First time, would gonna like for excellent food. Service good be a bit more attentive and friendly, felt corporate. Spacious and great to be back dining.
Lana took the best care of us!
So happy to be back in person!!
Delicious food, gorgeous ambiance and superb wait staff! We send our compliments to our waiter, Paul, for helping to make our birthday celebration so memorable!
We are thrilled by the old standbys and amazed by some new additions! I tried the gnocchi last night which were light airy pillows of deliciousness!! The mushrooms and chicken in the light cream sauce were the perfect accompaniment. Just excellent!!!
Great service! Great food! Fantastic anniversary dinner for my partner & I! Will be back!
We were surprised to see a 2% Covid surcharge added to our bill. The salmon on my salad had little flavor other than a "fishy" taste. The noise level on the covered portion of the outdoor patio was very high, making it hard to have a conversation at our table. Service was okay.
Il Fornaio used to be long- time favorite of ours; we hadn't been for several years and we were unfortunately overall pretty disappointed.
Great place. Not too crowded during weekday evenings.
Il Fornaio - Irvine offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 261-1444.
Il Fornaio - Irvine is rated 4.6 stars by 3023 OpenTable diners.
Il Fornaio - Irvine does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ilfornaio.com/gift-cards/.
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.