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Il Fornaio

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18051 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612-1003 (Michelson)
+1 949-261-1444
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The service and the food are consistently good....not always the case for a larger chain type restaurant. I only wish there was one closer.

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Thank travelingfam2000
Irvine, California
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere. Great service Love the place, but the vegan options were very limited Had minestrone and a little salad and a glass of house wine $40 with the tip

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Thank 102Silvia
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your comments, I am very happy you enjoyed your visit. In regards to the vegan options we don't have a menu but we can create dishes based on the ingredients available that time. Hope you come to visit us again soon. Sincerely More 

Irvine, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here for a business dinner with co-workers. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. I was impressed by how attentive and charismatic the team was. The meatball apps were great, and I loved the Lobster ravioli. A+ service and solid food!

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Thank mainguyenlai888
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for your posting, I am very happy you enjoyed your sta, and that the staff was very hospitable. We continue to work on guest satisfaction, hospitality and employee recognition, and your comments are very valuable: thank you. I hope you come back soon. Best reghards More 

Los Angeles
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is such a wonderful restaurant for business lunch or romantic quiet dinner for two. Prices are reasonable.

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Thank pilotdiana
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for your posting, I am very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully you will be back soon to try some of our regional specialties, or our great happy hour (Mon-Fry 4:30-6:30). Best regards More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I was in Irvine, CA on a business trip and found this restaurant on TripAdvisor. The high praise from my fellow TripAdvisor reviewers is well deserved. The service is unparalleled, the staff is friendly, engaging, and professional. The pizza ranks among the best I have had, thin, crispy crust, just enough sauce, and great toppings. I arrived for happy hour,... More 

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Thank Richard K
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Hello Richard, thank you for your visit and for your posting, I am very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and the staff was was very attentive and hospitable. I hope you come back soon when you are in the area to try some of our monthly regional specialties. Best regards More 

Sugar Land Texas
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252 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I was there for a business dinner. The place was packed but they delivered the food quickly. Our waiter was extremely professional and met all of our needs. The food was good. I had the veal dish and too much lemon was used in the sauce. Several of my peers complimented the food. The prices were a little steep but... More 

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Thank slhokie
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your posting. I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope you come back soon to enjoy some of our monthly regional specialties. Best regards More 

Irvine, California
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Il Fornaio was a good choice for us on more than one occasion. It is not easy to locate restaurants with table cloth on each table. The olive oil and bread were good starters. The main dishes were equally delicious.

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Thank Christopher M
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Hello Christopher, thnak you for your patronage and feedback, I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Best Regards More 

Plattsburgh, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The calamari was delicious especially since it had so many whole ones. Had the pennoni alla vodka also and it was so good.

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Thank nikki7769
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Hello Nikki, thank you for your visit and for your posting, I am very happy you enjoyed your calamari and the pennoni. I hope you come back soon to enjoy some of our monthly regional specialties. Best regards More 

Temecula, California
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

My wife and I were looking for a restaurant to celebrate our anniversary at and found Il Fornaio near our hotel. We were seated right away on the patio and found both the service and the food to be very good. I would suggest this restaurant to anyone in the inland Newport area looking for a good meal with a... More 

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Thank bushfamily
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for your posting. We are very happy you enjoyed your anniversary celebration with us and hope you continue to visit when you are in the area. Sincerely More 

Irvine, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Nice ambiance and beautiful people. A bit pricey and slow service. But in general a good experience.

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Thank Daniela A
Marcello A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Hello Daniela, thank you for your visit and for your posting, I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We continue to work on guest satisfactions and hospitality and your comments are very valuable, thank you. I hope you come back soon to enjoy some of our monthly regional specialties. Sincerely More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18051 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612-1003
    (Michelson)
  • Public Transportation: Orange County Transit
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-261-1444

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?