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Il Fornaio

24 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627
+1 626-683-9797
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
24 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is always packed with groups and families and so it's loud but fun, family loud - real Italian famiglia. Their menu regularly has new dishes featuring the different regions in Italy. Their seafood is always fresh and just great. They also have the...More

Thank Alejandro R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Looking for good Italian food and great ambiance and service? This is your place. In Old Town, down an alley, you will find this lovely restaurant with great service and good food. Want to take out only? You can do that too.

Thank myriamgbst
Reviewed 5 days ago

Prearranged brunch selections to choose from. Nice private room, attentive waiters. Good food. On,y complaint would be lukewarm coffee. $10 added to individual pre-set prices. Seems quite high for gratuities and tax ?!?

Thank Irongate69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of course this is well known high end chain, but the quality of service and food prep is very high. Above Average wine list also. I recommend giving it a try.

Thank G5765NIsteves
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch with my lovely wife and as always the food, service and atmosphere was excellent. Consistently high quality foo, service and specials. Been coming here for yrs, it one of those “ I have to stop when I’m in Pasadena” places. You’ll enjoy...More

Thank RCrumb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch was exquisite! With my best friend, that traveled to Italy with me. We have to go here a few times a year! Again the Cappellacci di Zucca is the best here! For Dessert, Zabaione Alla Gritti! and Coffee Latte!

1  Thank MamaMia796
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

In town for an event. Our party consisted of a Vegetarian, a meat eater & a Celiac (gluten and dairy free)! I knew I could count on Il Fornaio. I had the gluten free pasta with shell fish with fresh tomatoes & basil! It was...More

Thank Mimi C
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Nice atmosphere, good food, good service. Could easily be a great place with a little better quality food and more polished service. Took some out of country relatives there. We had a good time. My seafood pasta was good, but could have been excellent with...More

Thank Les G
Reviewed 10 July 2018

In Sacramento for a family wedding. Dined last night at Il Fornaio with old friends. Wow! Everyone was very impressed. The place is beautiful, the service fantastic, the cocktails had an interesting twist, the food to die for. A must while in the area.

Thank EMSCHO23
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

If you haven’t been to Il Fornaio Old Town Pasadena, you gotta go. Great date night restaurant or excellent business meeting venue. Love the patio. Also enjoy private dining rooms for small business meetings. Excellent service - they have it down. This is everything a...More

Thank Robert G
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Bruce C
21 January 2017|
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Response from Diane F | Reviewed this property |
Many antipasti and pasta dishes, some unusual and inventive. Specializes in regional cuisine of Italy on rotating menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103-3627
    (Fair Oaks Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: Metrolink and Gold Line
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-683-9797
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