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IL Fornaio - San Francisco - 50 Reviews - 1265 Battery St, San Francisco, CA - Family Restaurants Reviews - Phone (415) 986-0100

IL Fornaio - San Francisco

1265 Battery St (at at Greenwich)
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 986-0100
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IL Fornaio - San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
IL Fornaio - San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
IL Fornaio - San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
IL Fornaio - San Francisco - San Francisco, CA



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Very exceptional waiter and busser. Manager very attentative. Hostess excellent. Great food.


I've been to Il Fornaio restaurants in 4 states, and have been impressed with all of them except for this one. Food preparation is consistantly lackluster and given the other dini...

Very exceptional 8/9/2011

Very exceptional waiter and busser. Manager very attentative. Hostess excellent. Great food. more

Perfect 8/8/2011

Morning visits for coffee w/ Maria and Danny starts my day off perfectly always. Additionally, Lunch on 7/8 was lovely - we all enjoyed food & service. more

Great experience 7/29/2011

Wow what a great experience we had tonight. the server was excellent. Don the manager was great, so welcoming and made us feel that we were at his home having dinner. this was our first time here and we will definately be back. more

Service is wonderful 7/28/2011

service is wonderful, food is amazing. from the moment we walk in & are greeted warmly by the bartender, to being seated by the hostess or manager, to when our server greets us. this is like our family. =) more

Service is always friendly 7/25/2011

The service is always friendly, prompt, and professional. I highly recommend this restaurant. Oh yeah, and it's affordable! Cheaper than most of the tacky places in North Beach. more

Patience 7/22/2011

On the spot and even managed to get more food in when there was a break in the longer than we figured speaking time. They kept the mess cleared, glasses full, filled orders for bar drinks... The equipment worked flawlessly. We were very glad we went with the TV without "stuff" in the way out in front. Dennis really made sure we techie nons could handle it. Such patience! He is the best! more

Great Food. 7/20/2011

Very exceptional waiter. Great Food. more

Makes me feel like I'm still in Palo Alto 7/13/2011

I am from the Bay Area i always make sure that stop in Il Fornaio for a comfortable, consistent dinning experience. Makes me feel like I'm still in Palo Alto. more

The bread is to die for 7/7/2011

The food is always scrumptious. I always love trying their different specials from different regions of Italy. My favorite dish is the gnocchi sorrentina. It is made in-house (as is most or all of their pastas). The bread is to die for. I would go here for the bread alone hands down. They bake it fresh everyday. The pizzas are authentic thin-crust wood-oven style. more

The food quality is fantastic 7/5/2011

I have eaten at several Il Fornaio branches in the past, and have always had very plesant experiences. The food quality is fantastic, and the wait staff tends to be extremely attentive and friendly. more

son's rehearsal dinner 7/5/2011

I had my son's rehearsal dinner on Friday. It was fabulous. The food was excellent. The staff were very professional and friendly. We had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend IL Fornaio. more

calamari appetizer is very nice 6/30/2011

I like the fresh bread they have. The pastas are always good.the calamari appetizer is very nice also. more

Love the monthly specials 6/21/2011

Love the monthly specials. Get a regional festival card to have even more fun and win a trip to Italy! I love this place and the wait staff are so great, especially Bella! more

Great service 6/21/2011

Great service, pretty good food. I'm a regular here - love the butternut squash ravioli. The cocktails are also great. more

The bartenders are all really nice 6/20/2011

Chef Lalo is a super star. If you get a chance attend a wine paring dinner. They are really fun. On a summer night their patio is really beautiful. Often my husband and I will sometimes just hang out at the bar and take advantage of their bar/happy hour menu. Many items for just $3.00 plus drink specials. The bartenders are all really nice. more
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Visit IL Fornaio for fine Italian dining in San Francisco.

Owner Message

  • Step inside Il Fornaio, San Francisco and take a culinary journey through Italy. Early mornings bring rustic, crisp crusted bread hot from the oven accompanied by the scent of fresh brewed espresso. During lunch and dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while meats and vegetables roast over hot coals. Bottles of wine from small, regional wineries are uncorked to complement the dishes, which have been crafted in the custom of Italy's chefs, bakers and homemakers.

    In the tradition of Italy's trattorias, the sights, sounds and aromas of authentic Italian cuisine are recreated fresh everyday at Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana.


  • With its oversize bar, the sprawling dining room attracts a diverse crowd of locals and tourists. The restaurant has an open kitchen that turns out renditions of regional northern Italian fare,...

  • 12/4/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 11:30am-10pm; Sat 9am-10pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diner's Club, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Northeast, Fisherman's Wharf, Fisherman's Wharf (North Waterfront)