SJ Chef Aaron Dean
Passaporto Winner SF
Maurizio Q

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?

Passaporto Winner SF

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...]

Il Fornaio Honored with the “Marchio Q”

Maurizio Q

Join in Our Celebration!   We are thrilled to announce that the Italian Chambers of Commerce in Italy recently awarded Il Fornaio the prestigious honor of the “Marchio Q,” the “Mark of Italian Hospitality Around the World.”   “The Marchio Q” is a worldwide network of Italian restaurants that respect the standards of Italian hospitality and enhance Italian food culture. Il Fornaio was able to meet the robust list of criteria to … [Read more...]

A Taste of Abruzzo

Abruzzo map

Il FornaioFesta RegionaleABRUZZOSeptember 1st - 14th Despite being one of the most sparsely populated regions on the Italian peninsula, Abruzzo is neither remote nor barren. A visit to Abruzzo offers a taste of unspoiled Italy. Join us for dinner September 1-14 and enjoy an authentic taste of Abruzzo from the Festa Regionale menu specially crafted by Abruzzo native Chef Ivan Giansante! “Abruzzo is a small region but it has everything – … [Read more...]