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“nice relaxing restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Fornaio

Il Fornaio
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Ranked #18 of 699 Restaurants in Pasadena
Price range: US$10 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Fair Oaks Blvd.
Transit: Metrolink and Gold Line
South Pasadena, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“nice relaxing restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

service was a little lacking, but the server knew it and apologized earnestly during the meal. i guess she was new and getting swamped but sh recovered nicely.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank kharles
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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent in all ways”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

We dined at Il Fornaio, at the One Colorado Shopping Center one evening during the week.
The restaurant was busy, and energetic for a week night. We sat outside, as it was perfect weather. One of our diners had a food allergy, and our waiter was quite accommodating to make sure his needs were addressed. We had wonderful food and service. The atmosphere was fun, and I would return to this restaurant the next trip to visit family in Pasadena.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Bonnie D
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Oxnard, California
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170 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great Italian in Old Town Pasadena”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

We have eaten here multiple times and this facility, staff and food always impress. We had brunch for 5 on a Sun morning; we arrived at opening (10AM) so traffic was light - we got seated right away exactly where we wished and got excellent service. The food was terrific as always but be aware as noted elsewhere the portions are generous. We shared 3 entrees between 5 people with coffee and bottled water and were totally satisfied for $60. Their management combined with the location make this the best Italian in Pasadena.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank DavidNolanCook
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La Canada Flintridge, California
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Stuffaronaio 2, Luxury dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

Like past Italian diner I dubbed "Stuffaronis", this does same but better decor, food & great cocktail & liquor menu, huge portions even plain pasta.
Had angel hair pasta, shrimp & sausage, mmmmm. Great service, must visit for Italian
Group dining table too huge to converse, best for small groups.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank spacetourist
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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Pity with this seating hostess”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

I am coming there about 20 years. Hit and miss, depend on servers, food is always good with higher standard as I wrote before. Now I agree with previous reviewer that the seating hostess is not nice at all. Very much snobbish or, not kind by all means. I like to go there for good atmosphere and food, so I think she is destroying the beautiful ambient of the restaurant which kitchen staffs, servers, bar staffs, all are striving to give, except her.

I don't understand why she is in upfront of this nice restaurant. I might avoid going there because of her, very very sorry to say.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Tulipane19
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