Dining Guide

Il Fornaio

  • Italian

Essential Information

400 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814

Planning an important business lunch? No downtown restaurant is more dressed to impress than Il Fornaio, with its gorgeous, light-suffused, lofty space in the Wells Fargo Center framed by white columns and arches, topped with rococo Italianate crown moldings. The food is traditional and authentic, with house-baked breads and pizzas; house-made stuffed pastas like the hearty ravioli lucana (with sausage and spicy tomato sauce) and the cappellacci (with butternut squash and fried sage) are also winners. Steaks and—for something lighter—plate-sized salads round out the menu, and there are plentiful daily specials. You don’t see a lot of dessert carts these days, but Il Fornaio has one that’s hard to resist; the soffiato al cioccolato (an almond hazelnut chocolate cake served warm) is a perennial fave.

Additional Information

Neighborhood: Downtown

Price: $$


Offering: Outdoor Seating