Our dedication to authentic Italian recipes can be traced back to the original Il Fornaio baking school, founded in 1972. The school was established to serve as a repository and resource for authentic regional recipes and as a way of preserving the traditional “old way” of Italian artisan baking. This month we celebrate our heritage in many ways, from the ciabatta we serve every night (yet another Lombardian original) to each dessert we make in our kitchens.
Join us for dinner January 2-22 and enjoy a menu specially crafted by Chef Francesco Gazzana highlighting the traditional food of Lombardia! Taste dishes such as Salmoncino Franciacorta, salmon fillet sautéed with red grapes, shallots and Franciacorta sparkling wine served with mache salad and roasted Yukon Gold potatoes.
Passaporto holders who taste the menu will receive an Il Fornaio Farmers Market Bag as a token of our thanks for sampling the Festa Regionale menu. Make your reservation today to experience all that Lombardia has to offer!
The start of a new year marks the start of a new Festa Regionale cycle and another chance to win a Trip for Two to Italy! Download our app today so you’ll be sure to have your Digital Passaporto in time for your next journey with Il Fornaio.
Il Fornaio Corte Madera presents a Monchiero Carbone Wine Dinner Wednesday, January 25th at 7pm $100 per guest ASSAGGINI MISTI Calamaretti Fritti Crostini di Gamberi e Melanzane Arancini ~ Roero Arneis, Recit, DOCG 2014 ANTIPASTI[...]
Il Fornaio Carmel presents a Joullian Vineyards Wine Dinner With guest speakers Hal Ellison and Matt Piagari Thursday, January 26th at 6pm $80 per guest STUZZICHINI Tartine di Salmone Affumicato Crostini baguette topped with smoked[...]
Il Fornaio San Francisco presents a Ruffino Wine Dinner Thursday, January 26th at 6:30pm $65 per guest ASSAGGINI Bigne di Mousse d’Aragosta Baked choux pastry filled with fresh lobster and orange mousse Olive Ascolane Breaded[...]
Il Fornaio Walnut Creek presents an Anteprima Wine Dinner Wednesday, February 1st at 6:30pm $70 per guest ANTPASTI Tortino al Parmigiano con Porcini Grana Padano custard with sautéed porcini mushrooms, shaved Grana Padano, basil olive[...]
Il Fornaio Coronado presents a Seghesio Wine Dinner Thursday, January 26th at 6pm $50 per guest STUZZICHINI Gamberi con Pancetta Pancetta-wrapped shrimp Funghi Trifolati Garlic and herb mushrooms Bresaola con Caprino Cured bresaola with goat[...]
Il Fornaio Irvine presents a Castello Banfi Wine Dinner Friday, January 27th at 7pm $89.95 per guest STUZZICHINI Rosemary crostini with Parma prosciutto, shaved Grana Padano and truffle oil Grilled Italian eggplant, roasted peppers and[...]
Il Fornaio Woodland Hills presents a Lombardia Cooking Class Saturday, January 28th at 11:30am $45 per guest Pappardelle Gialle ai Funghi Fresh wide ribbon saffron pasta with porcini, crimini and shiitake mushrooms, Taleggio and Grana[...]
Il Fornaio Denver presents a Tour of Toscana Wine Dinner Wednesday, January 25th at 6pm $69 per person ANTIPASTI Crostini con Prosciutto e Finocchi Focaccia crostini topped with prosciutto and shaved fennel Gamberi con Polenta alla Busara[...]
Il Fornaio Seattle presents an Antinori Estates Wine Dinner Wednesday, January 25th at 6:30pm $70 per guest ASSAGGINI Selection of vegetables with bagna cauda Liver paté crostini Eggplant fritters Prosciutto-wrapped grissini Fresh mozzarella with Tuscan[...]
Il Fornaio Reston presents a Paitin Cellar Wine Dinner Thursday, January 26th at 6:30pm $80 per guest STUZZICHINI Mortadella Morde con Pomodorini Cipolline al Balsamico Mini Pizze con Bacon Italiano ~ Prosecco, Villa Sandi, Veneto,[...]
Il Fornaio Reston presents a Classe di Cucina Saturday, January 28th at noon $55 per guest Zuppa Lombarda Crimini, champignon and shiitake mushroom soup with garlic, sage, garbanzo beans, tomato and Yukon Gold potatoes (vegan)[...]