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1265 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111 (415) 986-0100
Pluses: large, upscale restaurant with indoor & outdoor seating; monthly regional specials; in-house bakery; private dining rooms; weekend brunch
Minuses: on-street parking can be difficult
Don't Miss: complimentary appetizers from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Margherita Pizza; Insalata Del Fornaio; Beef Carpaccio; Cappellaci Di Zucca; Costate Di Manzo; Tiramisu
Prices: Moderate; Lunch entrees: $8.95-$13.95; Dinner entrees: $9.95-$21.95
Dress Code: Casual
Overview: Restaurant Hours: Mon. - Thu. 11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Fri. 11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Sun. 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Bakery Hours: morning pastries, coffee, salads, sandwiches, cookies, hearth-baked breads and food-to-go: Mon. - Fri. 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Sat. - Sun. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
On-street parking and valet parking at lunch and dinner
All major credit cards
Gift certificates available
Located in Levi's Plaza
Step inside Il Fornaio 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. After all, Il Fornaio means "the baker" in Italian. 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 on Italy's trattorias, the sight, sounds and aromas of authentic Italian cuisine are recreated fresh everyday at Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana.
Weekend brunch, lunch and dinner are all served at Il Fornaio and you can take bakery items home from their bakery. Brunch includes French toast with marscapone cheese and maple syrup, Italian cornbread hash with fresh herbs, poached eggs and potatoes; pancakes; turnovers with scrambled eggs, sausage, onions, potatoes, parmesan and butter; thin crepes with yogurt and fruits.
Gifts, Wine, Oil & Vinegar, Coffee and Clothing are available for sale on their website: