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Il Fornaio Film Festivals
SJ Chef Aaron Dean

Monday is National Coffee Day!

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Monday is National Coffee Day! Come to Il Fornaio to enjoy your coffee!   Can you share your love of coffee in 140 characters or less?  Tweet your Il Fornaio coffee story on Monday by 10pm PDT and be entered to win a week's worth of Il Fornaio coffee. A photo of your drink is encouraged! Include #ilfornaiocoffee and @ilfornaionline in your message to be entered to win. We’ll randomly select a participant to receive a $20 Complimenti … [Read more...]

Film Festivals Hit Corte Madera!

Il Fornaio Film Festivals

Lights! Camera! Antipasti! Film buffs, locals and celebrities alike are descending upon Corte Madera this October for the Italian Film Festival (http://www.italianfilm.com/) and the Mill Valley Film Festival (http://www.mvff.com/). To celebrate the culture and tradition of film, Il Fornaio Corte Madera will be offering a special “Dinner and a Movie” menu to guests who bring in their same-day ticket or stub from either of the film festivals … [Read more...]

Il Fornaio Chef Takes Home Gold for a Cause

SJ Chef Aaron Dean

We don’t like to brag, but when it comes to our Chefs, we just can’t help ourselves. Il Fornaio Chef Aaron Dean smoked the competition in a Silicon Valley Celebrity Chef contest to raise funds for Martha’s Kitchen, a San Jose nonprofit organization that provides food for low-income and homeless people in the area. The “Chopped” style competition left the chefs with three core ingredients; eggs, potatoes and ground turkey, to create … [Read more...]

Italy Is Calling, Do You Have Your Passaporto?

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Italy is calling. We all feel it, but last week Christine, a longtime guest of Il Fornaio San Francisco, literally got the call. Executive Chef Maurizio Mazzon drew Christine’s name from a pool of thousands of passaporto holders as the winner of the coveted trip for two to Italy. Christine joined the Il Fornaio famiglia last Tuesday, September 2nd for the San Francisco Passaporto party and was thrilled by her luck. She is a huge fan of … [Read more...]