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Photos: Last Call for Il Fornaio Restaurant at Reston Town Center

by Dave Emke July 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm 9 Comments

Don Renner sent us these photos of the signage coming down at Il Fornaio restaurant’s Reston Town Center location on Saturday morning.

After 10 years in business here, the restaurant closed after a final celebration Friday evening. Here’s what Renner said about it:

Here are a few photos from Saturday AM … the closing party stopped at about 4AM  … within hours these gents showed up to take down the signs.

This restaurant was kind of like our neighborhood “Cheers” place to meet and was ingrained in the RTC fabric. Sad to see this establishment move on … there had to be hundreds of people stopping by starting Friday at 5 PM for a final taste and a final toast.

Do you have any memories or photos of Il Fornaio you’d like to share? Drop them in the comments below.

Photos courtesy Don Renner

  • Mark

    Yep. It was at Il Fornaio that I first tried dipping sweet fruits into good quality olive oil. A delicious combination. Will miss you and the memories, Il Fornaio!

    • Pastafarian

      Yes, but again and case in point, there is no such thing as “al dente”

      • Mark

        I don’t understand how that relates to my comment, but I hope you’re having a great weekend!

  • Richard

    Another victim of Boston Properties.

  • ah

    Never been there. Ill try the fruits in olive oil tho.

    • jmsullivan

      Well, not now, you won’t…

      • Jenny G.

        I wish they would release some of the other recipes especially know that it does not matter.

  • Pedro

    Not that big of a loss, let’s hope something better comes around

  • Wings!!

    Hey guys, look on the bright side, this is a great opportunity for a Hooters to open up in Reston! Enjoy a plate of wings, a cold beer, and free parking!



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