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Il Fornaio Catering, Northern California

Wedding Caterer
Main Office Location:

Multiple locations, California

Contact: Dina Ardizzone, Off-Site Catering and Sales Manager
Phone: 408/271-3350
www.ilfornaio.com
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Service Area:

Throughout California


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Company Founded { 1981 }
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Receive a complimentary 1-year wedding anniversary dinner for two at any of the 21 locations after you have your reception with Il Fornaio Catering!

Services Offered

If you’ve been to an Il Fornaio restaurant, you know they specialize in fresh, delicious, beautifully presented, authentic Italian cuisine. And the great news is that you can have that fabulousness for your wedding, either at one of their venues or at a place of your choosing.

Not only will they prepare their luscious regional Italian cuisine for events of any size, they have a reputation for being very easy to work with. Brides we talked to gave them high marks for listening, suggesting ideas, organization and communication. We consistently heard how much couples appreciate Il Fornaio’s ability to customize where requested and work within a budget. Nearly every couple mentioned how much they love the all-inclusive packages, which take the guesswork out of planning and ensure no hidden charges. Whew!

Il Fornaio accommodates weddings, corporate and social events and offers:

  • Full-service on-site or off-site catering and beverage services
  • Experienced catering staff
  • All-inclusive packages
  • Custom menu options
  • Event planning
  • Decor and event elements including tents, dance floors, flowers, lighting, audiovisual, and creative themes
  • Vendor referrals

Il Fornaio provides off-site catering at the location of your choosing, as well as private dining for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers and receptions at their own locations in:

 

Questions and Answers

What 3 words best describe your work?

Authentic Italian Catering.

Tell us about your company name.

Il Fornaio means "The Baker" in Italian.

Why should someone hire you?

You can rent part or all of one of our restaurants for your ceremony, reception, dinner and dancing—AND you'll be provided with restaurant—quality menus executed by our Il Fornaio chefs and kitchen staff, and served by the same staff who operate our restaurant. No temporary chefs, temp on-call servers, etc.!

What are the common misconceptions about your services?

That we are really expensive, when in fact our prices are typically 20% below what other full-service catering companies charge. We're able to offer reasonable pricing because all of the employees are already working for us, and we have REAL, actual restaurants which have been in business for many years!

What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding?

Look at the whole process and create what makes you and your fiance happy. Don’t worry about all of the little things that can take away from the pure joy of the day.

About This Company

From its origins as a baking school in Italy—established to preserve and teach centuries’-old traditional neighborhood baking—Il Fornaio has expanded, first with bakeries and then with restaurants. Today, Il Fornaio operates full-service Italian restaurants serving cuisine based on authentic regional Italian recipes.

Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana e Panetteria (restaurants and bakeries) serve lunch and dinner, offer catering platters for meetings, operate a retail market, and provide full-service catering at their restaurants, at hotels where they’re the in-house caterers, and at off-site locations.

Il Fornaio Catering, Northern California Covers These Areas:

Northern California
  - East Bay
  - Monterey and Carmel
  - North Bay / Marin
  - Peninsula
  - San Francisco
  - South Bay / San Jose
  - And other areas by special arrangement.

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