Il Fornaio - Palo Alto
Had a wonderful experience with 7 outside at round table-- ambiance was warm, quiet, service was prompt, friendly and attentive. Food was great, especially the carpaccio, linguini al mare and gnocchi. Many thanks for memorable night.
My family and I came here for Thanksgiving. The turkey dinner was pretty good, and they gave a lot of food. The soup and salad were delicious, as was the pumpkin pie for dessert. The main course was served family style. The waitress was a bit rushed and had a cold personality. She was all business and we had no interaction on a human level. She did her job, but I’m a people person, and I like to interact with people who are a bit more personable.
Great way to have a relaxing Thanksgiving meal that is also delicious! Excellent experience once again!
The quality of service has gone down quite a bit, but overall, the dinner was OK. for a busy Thanksgiving day gathering with some friends.
Meh...the meal was marginal, but then what do you expect!
We went for Thanksgiving dinner. Nice traditional dinner, but nothing special. Great hostess and waitress. Hard for restaurants to do holidays well.
Consistently good food and attentive, professional service here. The arugula salad, roasted chicken, and tiramisu were particularly appreciated by our group. The patio out in the back courtyard is a lovely area for dining, especially for those not comfortable eating indoors.
Time with out of town relatives
We arrived for our reservation at 8:15pm and were free with a demand to order immediately because the kitchen was closing at 8:30. Our server stood next to the table waiting for us to order. They did allow us to taste our wine first before committing to a glass which was nice, and our server warmed up at the end but the first impressions of ruined the experience overall. The restaurant shouldn’t offer late reservations if they can’t offer a relaxed service.
They served me a steak that I'm pretty sure was bad. They took it off the bill, but still.
Excellent service by Miguel our server was professional very friendly and fast.
Food was terrible; let down by bland flavors; overcooked steak, bland salmon. This was probably the 10th time I was at an Il Fornaio but seems like the Cowper Street venue was the worst - both from a decor and food perspective.
The server was thoughtful in advising us about food preparation and clearing the table to take our picture.
We enjoyed a dinner with our kids snd a friend. Food was excellent and the server was top notch. She was friendly and offered great recommendations and interacted just the right amount.
We were very disappointed that the restaurant closed so quickly during Covid shut down. It seemed like a desertion of our town. So glad that it is back and so enjoyable.
My wife and I were married at the Garden Court Hotel and our reception was catered by Il Fornio.
We try to go to dinner every year for our anniversary.
We love Il Fornio and have only had exceptional dining experiences there.
Wonderful food, great service,always a good time out at Il Fornaio
We had a reservation at 5:30 but didn’t receive our meals until over an hour after ordering. Our server never came to give us any update. When she finally came by we asked about our food and we’re told that they had a lot of phone orders. Since we made a reservation, shouldn’t we have preference over phone orders???
Seating next to but separated from sidewalk.
They also have a good interior courtyard, outdoors but shielded from the weather.
Very nice, again !
Server atmosphere and food were all outstanding!
Nice ambience for family as well as with friends.
I got the seafood pasta, and perhaps someone dumped a whole jar of sundried tomatoes into it, because there was a 1/2 inch lake of oil in the bottom of the plate and it even soaked through the box on the way home and had to be thrown out. The only dish that looked ok was the pizza... Staff were pleasant, food was not.
Always good. Wish they'd bring back their seasonal menus though.
Good food, great service, we celebrated 2 birthdays and they gave us 2 free tiramisu.
Great ambience. Great service. Great value. Nice outdoor seating. Heaters a plenty.
They were glad to split a Caesar salad for us—it was delicious—and the pizza was exactly what we were looking for: Italian style, crispy crust, not too overwhelming on the cheese or sauce. Lovely supper.
We enjoyed a beautiful meal and reunited with friends and family on the lovely patio at Il Fornaio. A perfect spot and delicious food!
Great service, wonderful selection of food and wine 🍷
Delicious food and excellent service by our server.
Great food, terrific service and a good menu
The food was edible but I don’t think we will return. This used to be a much better restaurant.
Everything was good from the food to the service! One of our favorite restaurants.
Il Fornaio, Palo Alto has set up a nice semi-outdoor dining area, in the courtyard of a hotel, open to the sky but shielded from the wind, with built-in heat lamps. This may become one of our favorite restaurants as we continue to want to eat outside due to Covid, but weather becomes colder in the winter. The food and service were also very nice.
We arrived for 7:30 rez and were not seated until 8 pm. After ordering, our salads were brought fairly promptly, but we waited 40 minutes for entrees. The bread was never brought to the table. Water was not offered; we had to flag down someone to bring water. I have been a frequent diner at Il Fornaio in Palo Alto, but this was the worst experience I have ever had. Perhaps the restaurant is short-staffed. Not sure when I will return.
There was an event on the back patio so it was very loud, not good for table conversation. The waiter was superb. Awesome service. The food (I had the special) was a bit disappointing (tasted okay, I expected more fish and less linguine) and the bill was expensive. Convenient location and lovely atmosphere.
Our waitress, Kathleen was awesome in every way!!!
All was great 👍 salad was not as fresh and tasty this time!
We go there often and food is always delicious!
Celebrating a friend's retirement. We always ate at Il Fornaio for special after work get together soon so we went last night. So great to be back. Jason, our waiter, was so great and accommodating. He made it very special. Food was great, mtoo.
Good but not much food for the price
Service and food were both good. Unfortunately there was a large party of 14-16 very close to our table who were very loud.
Not the restaurants fault but an unfortunate situation for us.
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