327 Lorton Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
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Il Fornaio

Neighborhoods: Downtown
Cuisine: Italian, Private Parties, Pizza

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  • 1/09/2015

    A dining patron from San Jose, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 9/27/2013

    An Italian chowhound from US tried it.

  • 6/10/2013

    An Italian chowhound from US tried it and liked it.

  • 6/10/2013

    An Italian chowhound from US tried it and liked it.

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Rating:
13 / 20
Price:
$$$$$
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grubalicioussf

 San Francisco, CA
 

a taste of Italy with rustic charm and casual elegance

This is one of my favorite places in Burlingame for lunch and dinner. It has a warm, rustic feel with lots of wood and oversized windows, and the smell of housemade bread and pastas wafting throughout. It has a grown up attitude but is still relaxed enough to bring the kids. The San Francisco location is nice, too, but I find the Peninsula one has more charm and character.

I love their salads, breads, pastas, seafood and pizzas- pretty much everything. They are very accommodating, and have even made a cheeseless pizza for us when we ate there with someone who didn’t want the dairy. And it was delicious!

I used to schedule business lunches, dinners, private parties as part of my job, and many customers and sales reps I booked at Il Fornaio would come back and say positive things. The only drawback is that because it’s such a popular, lively spot so it can get a little noisy.

Insalata Di Bietole

A refreshing, great salad if you are a fan of beets, like I am.
It comes with watercress, pecorino cheese and is dressed in a tasty cabernet vinaigrette.

Penne al Ragu e Ricotta

This is a tummy-warming, comforting dish. It has pasta with meat ragu, baked ricotta cheese, good olive oil and parm.

December 4, 2007
 

il fornaio

this is an italian restuarant with a bakery inside it. if it's a nice day on burlingame ave, which it usually is, you can eat by the windows that fully open to have a somewhat outdoor meal. i believe there are even tables outside. i ate…
October 5, 2006
 

Bad experience

I had dinner here with a bunch of friend's for my college graduation party and it turned out horrible. The waiter took everyone's drink order but mine, messed up numerous orders, charged us for our "free" dessert and tried to rush us. Not…

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Pros
It closed 20 years ago but I loved it
Cons
Not closing
Comments
... everything good and pure is fleeting
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Italian Private Parties Pizza
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Hours
Sun 10:00AM - 11:00PM
Mon-Thu 11:30AM - 11:00PM
Fri 11:30AM - 12:00AM
Sat 10:00AM - 12:00AM
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