At Il Fornaio, our mission is to provide our guests with the most authentic Italian experience outside of Italy.
Come for breakfast - delicious fresh-baked toast + smoked bacon
Thanks for the tip to introduce myself to strangers Brett. They were amused.
Try the Tiramisu
If you want to take advantage of the happy hour, show up early. It gets packed. $5 pizza and $5 wine will do that.
Say hi to Alexey - the master behind the bar. He is awesome.
Try the Shrimp Risotto - Outstanding with parmesan, fresh pepper and a twist of lemon
The patio is a great setting for a nice lunch.
Best happy hour in Palo Alto. Pizzas are a great at $6. Brunch is also fabulous. Get the French toast
It's just not that good. Coming from nyc I can be a snob with italian food in California. It's never as good.
Cappellacci di Zucca, ravioli filled with butternut squash and walnuts -- splendid! Highly recommended!
Food and service were horrendous
Otherwise, normally awesome service and food. One of our favorite Italian places downtown.
Stupid to eat Italian food here, go to tamarin in a conner from here.
Great Italian in town!
Monopoly guy is the chef here
Try the Conchiglie Al Pollo w/ sun dried tomatoes, delish
The cafe is a good place to work. Couple plugs, WiFi, good coffee.
Look for the little Italian cookies in glass jars near the bar. Dolce.
We've been waiting for pancakes for 45 minutes. Think before you order them in case you're in a hurry
Good place to go for happy hour. 4-6:30PM. $5 for food and drinks. $3 beers.
Lots of VCs come here for breakfast.
Superb breakfast vegetables and poached egg
Best place to meet the power players!
Stay away from the lobster bisque. It's not a bisque at all, and it has shrimp. The minestrone is quite good though.
French toast at breakfast is fantastic.
Share a pizza at the bar seats. It's a lot of fun to watch the cooks prepare meals.
Ooh, avoid bald waiter if you have kids. Seemed pissed off at serving us even though it was early and kids were well behaved. Otherwise,
They have a crazy newish happy hour. Five dollar wine, five dollar pizza. Can't beat it.
$5 pizzas during happy hour
Great food, service and setting
Watch out for dueling specials. We went for the campania special and even called first to check. Turns out they only had the brunch special at 2 pm.
The Leonardo (strawberry Bellini) is deelish! The spinach salad is really good and for dessert try the Zabaglione!! Mmmmm!!!
Excellent bar. Excellent food.
Classic Palo Alto Italian restaurant