Join Us to Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey!


Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser

As we follow the Hurricane Harvey news coverage, we know many of you are concerned for the people of Texas and the tremendous devastation they have suffered from the hurricane, historic rains and flooding that continue to wreak destruction and affect lives throughout South Texas.

In keeping with our true spirit of Authentic Hospitality and Service, Il Fornaio wants to help as much as possible. If we were closer to the damage, our chefs, managers and staff would be setting up mobile kitchens and serving food to those left homeless and in the temporary shelters.

However, in lieu of that, we will be fundraising in each of our 22 locations during the month of September. We know our valued, loyal and wonderful guests share in the desire to help as much as possible. Starting Friday September 1st, to help in the Hurricane Relief efforts Il Fornaio will donate $1 for every Tiramisù dessert sold.

We have identified the Houston Food Bank as the recipient of the funds. The dedicated and caring staff of the Houston Food Bank are working tirelessly around the clock to feed thousands of people every day with limited resources, staff and space. Our donation to the shelter will aid in their local efforts to ease some of the pain from this devastating event. We are hopeful that you will come to your local Il Fornaio during the month of September and join us in our efforts to help.

For more information on the Houston Food Bank and their needs, please visit:  or contact Ted Laymon, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Il Fornaio at