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Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana - San Francisco

San Jose , CA

LOCATION

1430 Mt. Diablo Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA US 94596 (map)

PHONE

408-271-3366

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Il Fornaio is renowned as a premium Italian restaurant brand with authentic Italian fare and an exceptional fine dining experience. With the same commitment to impeccable quality, Il... Read more
Il Fornaio is renowned as a premium Italian restaurant brand with authentic Italian fare and an exceptional fine dining experience. With the same commitment to impeccable quality, Il Fornaio Catering is a full-service catering company headquartered in the Sainte Claire Hotel in San Jose. Equipped to cater any sized event throughout California, we can provide a multitude of catering options including buffet, seated, tapas/small plates and a variety of global cuisines in addition to Italian. Our wedding packages and menus have been designed as "all inclusive" options to take the guesswork out of your total price. We offer special menu selections including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. Our food not only tastes delicious, but looks spectacular with an artistic presentation crafted by our professional chefs who will be creating your entrees onsite. Il Fornaio Catering can also provide every aspect of your event including tables, chairs, linens, flatware, glassware, tableware, lighting, event staging, canopies, audio-visual, dance floors and tents. Il Fornaio offers bar service, with a full portable bar and talented mixologists providing delicious beer, wine and spirits for your celebration.


Il Fornaio – San Jose:
Please contact our Event Coordinator at 408-271-3366 or catering@ilfo.com Il Fornaio – Palo Alto: Please contact our Event Coordinator at 650-853-3888 or catering@ilfo.com Il Fornaio –San Francisco: Please contact our Event Coordinator at 415-986-0100 or catering@ilfo.com Il Fornaio –Burlingame: Please contact our Event Coordinator at 650-375-8000 or catering@ilfo.com Il Fornaio –Corte Madera: Please contact our Event Coordinator at 415-927-4400 or catering@ilfo.com Il Fornaio – Walnut Creek: Please contact our Event Coordinator at 925-296-0100 or catering@ilfo.com Read less

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Italian, Mediterranean
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
150

REVIEWS

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Private User
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
The venue has an old world elegance that was perfect for our vision of the wedding. Our coordinator was so attentive, flexible and accommodated all our needs. All of our guests loved the plated dinners and was blown away by the service they provide.
The venue has an old world elegance that was perfect for our vision of the wedding. Our coordinator was so attentive, Read more...
The venue has an old world elegance that was perfect for our vision of the wedding. Our coordinator was so attentive, flexible and accommodated all our needs. All of our guests loved the plated dinners and was blown away by the service they provide. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.0/5.0
The food at our wedding was AMAZING, however the service wasn't the best. It was extremely hard to get prompt responses back from their catering staff, and the day of the wedding, they messed up on a few things (running out of beef for guests who had ordered beef, for example). I'm really torn about whether or not I would recommend them to a friend. The food is outstanding and the price is right, but the service wasn't the greatest.
The food at our wedding was AMAZING, however the service wasn't the best. It was extremely hard to get prompt responses Read more...
The food at our wedding was AMAZING, however the service wasn't the best. It was extremely hard to get prompt responses back from their catering staff, and the day of the wedding, they messed up on a few things (running out of beef for guests who had ordered beef, for example). I'm really torn about whether or not I would recommend them to a friend. The food is outstanding and the price is right, but the service wasn't the greatest. Read less
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Jennifer and Zach
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Tami and the staff at the Hotel Sainte Claire and Il Fornaio were WONDERFUL. The moment I saw the architecture of the historic hotel, I knew we had to get married there. My (now) husband's one requirement was that we can have the wedding and reception in one, where guests don't have to travel much and can stay close by. This hotel fit the mark, and it is absolutely gorgeous.

We got married in the Atrium and then had the reception in the adjoining ballroom. The transition with the cocktail hour in between was smooth and the guests appreciated the bar opening up right away. The ballroom and atrium are both incredibly beautiful, so not much is needed at all. There are no ugly doors or decorations to hide!

Living in Southern California, but growing up in the Bay Area, I knew this would be challenging to plan a wedding far from my current home base. Tami made it so easy. She was very prompt in all my questions and was always willing to help - even to brainstorm places for a rehearsal dinner!! Il Fornaio makes it so easy since their packages are straight forward and there was nothing hidden. I was able to get a lot of the planning done.

AND THE FOOD IS AMAZING!!! Usually people only remember food from a wedding when it is bad. But Il Fornaio's food was incredible. People commented all night how wonderful the food was.
Tami and the staff at the Hotel Sainte Claire and Il Fornaio were WONDERFUL. The moment I saw the architecture of the Read more...
Tami and the staff at the Hotel Sainte Claire and Il Fornaio were WONDERFUL. The moment I saw the architecture of the historic hotel, I knew we had to get married there. My (now) husband's one requirement was that we can have the wedding and reception in one, where guests don't have to travel much and can stay close by. This hotel fit the mark, and it is absolutely gorgeous.

We got married in the Atrium and then had the reception in the adjoining ballroom. The transition with the cocktail hour in between was smooth and the guests appreciated the bar opening up right away. The ballroom and atrium are both incredibly beautiful, so not much is needed at all. There are no ugly doors or decorations to hide!

Living in Southern California, but growing up in the Bay Area, I knew this would be challenging to plan a wedding far from my current home base. Tami made it so easy. She was very prompt in all my questions and was always willing to help - even to brainstorm places for a rehearsal dinner!! Il Fornaio makes it so easy since their packages are straight forward and there was nothing hidden. I was able to get a lot of the planning done.

AND THE FOOD IS AMAZING!!! Usually people only remember food from a wedding when it is bad. But Il Fornaio's food was incredible. People commented all night how wonderful the food was. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Home depot girl
Wedding:
5/3/2008
5.0/5.0
I probably interviewed with 10 caters and they were all unflexible and hard to deal with except for Il Fornaio. Some cater want you to rent china, silverware, and linens for the wedding and I didn't want to deal with more headache. Most of them had set price and package and no one wanted to adjust or make it fit my budgets until I talked to Il Fornaio. They were very professional and invited us to tasting and very flexible on appitizers and menu for our wedding. They introduced a DJ to us as well and every experience with them was great with them.
I highly recommend future brides to consider using their service.
I probably interviewed with 10 caters and they were all unflexible and hard to deal with except for Il Fornaio. Some cater Read more...
I probably interviewed with 10 caters and they were all unflexible and hard to deal with except for Il Fornaio. Some cater want you to rent china, silverware, and linens for the wedding and I didn't want to deal with more headache. Most of them had set price and package and no one wanted to adjust or make it fit my budgets until I talked to Il Fornaio. They were very professional and invited us to tasting and very flexible on appitizers and menu for our wedding. They introduced a DJ to us as well and every experience with them was great with them.
I highly recommend future brides to consider using their service. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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pricarr
Wedding:
3/9/2008
4.4/5.0
This place was so beautiful. We had our ceremony in the atrium room (with the glass ceiling) and cocktails in the palm room, with a fireplace going. It was beautiful and perfect. They were really easy to work with and gave us everything we wanted.
This place was so beautiful. We had our ceremony in the atrium room (with the glass ceiling) and cocktails in the palm Read more...
This place was so beautiful. We had our ceremony in the atrium room (with the glass ceiling) and cocktails in the palm room, with a fireplace going. It was beautiful and perfect. They were really easy to work with and gave us everything we wanted. Read less
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sfgirl100106
Wedding:
10/1/2006
4.6/5.0
The food was great value for the amount we got, and it was pretty good for wedding food. We had steak and shrimp as the main, and one of the comments was "My god, that's the mother of all prawns!"
The food was great value for the amount we got, and it was pretty good for wedding food. We had steak and shrimp as the Read more...
The food was great value for the amount we got, and it was pretty good for wedding food. We had steak and shrimp as the main, and one of the comments was "My god, that's the mother of all prawns!" Read less
Services Used: Catering
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sanjosebride06
Wedding:
8/12/2006
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony at the Courtyard at the Sainte Claire. It was the perfect place for the amount of people we had and also the fact that it was at the same location. The courtyard is very romantic and has small canlighs coming down from the ceiling. The cocktail reception was in the hotel's lounge which is a large area with lots of plush sofas and chairs, but the group circled around the bar. The dinner was in the ballroom which was newly renovated. Everything was wonderful!!! The food was
exceptional, everything from the wine, hors d'oeuvres, primi, entrees, and the zabaion desert. The staff at Il Fornaio was great. Everyone was friendly and a guest mentioned that the bartender was making the drinks extra strong :) Another thing to mention about Il Fornaio is the flexibility we had with everything. They did not have many restrictions at all compared to other locations.
We had our ceremony at the Courtyard at the Sainte Claire. It was the perfect place for the amount of people we had and Read more...
We had our ceremony at the Courtyard at the Sainte Claire. It was the perfect place for the amount of people we had and also the fact that it was at the same location. The courtyard is very romantic and has small canlighs coming down from the ceiling. The cocktail reception was in the hotel's lounge which is a large area with lots of plush sofas and chairs, but the group circled around the bar. The dinner was in the ballroom which was newly renovated. Everything was wonderful!!! The food was
exceptional, everything from the wine, hors d'oeuvres, primi, entrees, and the zabaion desert. The staff at Il Fornaio was great. Everyone was friendly and a guest mentioned that the bartender was making the drinks extra strong :) Another thing to mention about Il Fornaio is the flexibility we had with everything. They did not have many restrictions at all compared to other locations. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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302 South Market St., at the Sainte Claire, San Jose, CA 95113 See On Map
 
327 Lorton Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010 See On Map
 
1430 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 See On Map
 
1265 Battery Street, located at Levi's Plaza, San Francisco , CA 94111 See On Map
 
520 Cowper Street, at the Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto, CA 94301 See On Map
 
223 Corte Madera Town Center , Corte Madera, CA 94925 See On Map
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