Seattle >IL Fornaio - Seattle
Roasted meats, fresh pasta, gorgeous salads and a fine wine list make this large airy and comfortable room a fine stop any time of day. They are also great community partners frequently hosting parties for both SIFF and the Jewish Film Festival.
Don't go on Sunday. After seeing a show at the Paramount, we walked down to Pacific Place for dinner. We were looking forward to Italian food but were sadly disappointed. Our order was goofed up, one item was cold, and the bottle of wine arrived after the food (and a reminder). Dessert was the best part of the dining experience and the service was the worst. The waiter never even came back to ask us if everything was ok. If you're looking for dessert and ambience, it's the place to go. If you are looking for a good, hot meal, stay away.
Great Food!. My family ate here for Easter and the food was amazing! Everything was fresh, hot and wonderful. The service was pretty slow considering they were only at 1/3 of capacity for Easter Sunday, but overall we had a great experience.
Horrible service/marginal food.
My husband and I had lunch at Il Fornaio on New Year's Day and it was a dining disaster. The waitress was extremely rude; as if eating out on New's Day was a hassle for her. The appetizer was cold and not meant to be. The portabello salad I had was submerged in some kind of mushroom broth...
We walked away disgusted and thristy since our beverages were NEVER refilled, nor did our crappy waitress ask if we needed more water or tea....We paid $45 dollars for a lunch in a nice-looking restaurant. There's plenty of great restaurants in Seattle - don't waste your time or money here.
Best in seattle. I go to Seattle every year and this is my favorite resturant i love the food I always wait till Augest to come. I can't beleive someone put it down
I am simply in love with this place! The food is great and the service is the BEST in Seattle - no pretensions here at all. We arrived in sweats after a day of shopping and we were treated as well or better than the people dressed to the 9's (one of my biggest tests to be honest). When we are in Seattle, I insist on going here - you will pay as much for food anywhere in town but you will NOT get treated as well. I don't care how great the food is - the service will make or break my meal every time, here you get both and an incredible atmosphere to boot!
I am going with my daughter tonight, so we will see about the kid thing (she will nearly eat anything, so I don't see it as an issue).
Not the Best Italian Food. I live 3 blocks away from Il Fornaio and tried to find something tasty on the menu, but after three or four tries I've come to the conclusion that the food is just not appetizing.
Best Cosmo in town. Great ambiance, good food and the wood grill smells fabulous. Deserts are awesome, but the Cosmopolitans are the most outstanding. It's a bit pricey, expect to spend some cash!
Very Pleased!. After reading some of the reviews, I wasn't sure if we would be pleased or not. I went on the advice of a friend whose opinion I trust. We were seated promptly, helped immediately & made to feel like we should be. The lobster stuffed ravioli was excellent. We also thought it a bargain compared to many.
Excellent everything!. I am puzzled at the previous negative reviews. My reservation was for 7:00 on a Saturday night, 12/7. We were seated promptly on arrival and had a very nice table for 4 near a window. Our waiter, Rob (request him if you can!) arrived very soon after we were seated. His service was friendly, helpful, and efficient. He was there when we needed him without hovering. We had the porterhouse steak, filet mignon, cappellacci stuffed with zucchini, etc., and the osso buco milan. All of us were very pleased with our entrees. We had two bottles of sangiovese with dinner - also excellent. Price was a bit steep perhaps, but not out of line with other restaurants in the downtown area. The bread was to die for! Desserts were very good as well. All in all, a fabulous dining experience which I am anxious to repeat as soon as possible!
Very very good.. I was so surprised to see that others have had a bad experience here. I've eaten here a few times and always been very pleased, and intend to go back several more times. The food is very good, the menu huge, the service professional, and the prices downstairs are better than fair. The rooms (both upstairs/formal and downstairs/informal) are lovely and invite one to linger. The wines by the glass are not so great, but that's about the only weakness I found. I recommend this place without hesitatation. Try it.
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