Welcome to Il Forno Classico

Experience a little bit of Siena, Italy … in Gold River


We’ll Serve You a Meal You Won’t Soon Forget!


DSC_0059-1000pxIl Forno Classico features fresh seafood, Angus steaks, the finest hand-tossed pizzas and sautéed pastas in our dining room which showcases unique decor including the Contrade flags which honor the festive and historic Italian horse race, Palio di Siena. Be sure to come early to browse our 600+ wine labels in the Wine Cellar Room, then enjoy your selections with your meal! View our menus from the links in the left sidebar, including our house specialties, gluten-free entrées and our scrumptious house made desserts. Whether it’s a business lunch, date night, special occasion dinner out, wine tasting or happy hour at the end of your day, Il Forno Classico is an excellent dining choice!

Il Forno Classico Offers the Best Selection of Wines in the Sacramento Area … Taste, Drink, Pair or Purchase Your Favorites to Take Home

Final_IMG_0594_web-300x200At any given time, Il Forno Classico offers guests the choice of around 600 different wines (plus or minus a few). We swap out several wines a week and we post the new wines on our Facebook page. Il Forno Classico’s extensive wine collection is unmatched in our region, whether at restaurants or your favorite wine store.

The wines listed on our website are always up to date.

We offer tastings and many wines by the glass. Additionally, for take home we sell 750ml bottles at $14.00 less than the listed price and provide an additional 10% discount for purchases of 6 bottles or more.

We offer competitive pricing on our wines and have attained the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for friendly wine pricing and list six years in a row.

But what’s really cool is the experience you enjoy at Il Forno Classico when you search through our wine list. We provide guests with an iPad which allows you to easily explore our wines, by price, by winery or many other attributes. You can even read all about a given wine. Click here to discover how our Tastevin system works. It’s really fun and easy.

And here’s access to our “Top 600 Wine List”.wine-spectator-collage-2012

Learn About the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

We Welcome Private Parties in Our Extraordinary Wine Cellar Room

Private Dining RoomIl Forno Classico offers our guests a unique, intimate location to hold an event. Our private Wine Cellar Room is perfect for any special occasion or business event. Surrounding the dining area are beautiful floor to ceiling redwood wine racks which contain most of our “Top 600” wines. Click here to visit our Wine Cellar Room and learn more about how you can impress your friends, family and business associates by holding a function at Il Forno Classico.

Meet the Owner, Scott Litteral

Scott has many passions: food, wine, his restaurant, his family…Il Palio de Siena.

I would like to welcome you to our site and hopefully to our restaurant. Il Forno Classico is a locally owned family business. Even though I am the front man, the whole family is involved. Read more here.

A Little Bit About Us …

Exterior with SignWe are a locally owner business that embraces the community surrounding us. We still own and operate Pizzeria Classico in Historic Folsom since 1985. Through the years we have donated to countless schools, churches, and organizations in our communities. The friendships we have encountered and embraced are priceless. The current and past employees we have had the pleasure to know and help achieve their goals, as they have helped us with our goals.

My (owner Scotty Litteral’s) grandfather was in the bar and restaurant business. When my father and mother were very young in the 70s they started a chain of hot dog restaurants in the Bay Area. But all the fun really started when we opened Pennypacker’s Cookie store in The Boatworks Shopping Center in Tahoe City. Since 1981, we have built, opened, and operated 14 restaurants.

  • The Sidewalk Cafe, Tahoe City
  • Barnaby’s, Tahoe City
  • The Village Pizzeria, Tahoe City
  • The Village Pizzeria, Truckee
  • The Pasta Bar, Tahoe City
  • The Tahoe Grill, Tahoe City
  • Pop’s Grill, Truckee
  • Pizzeria Classico, Historic Folsom
  • Pizzeria Classico, Ashland Station, Folsom
  • Pizzeria Classico, Loehmann’s Plaza
  • Pizzeria Classico, Greenback Lane
  • Cucina Classico, Elverta
  • Il Palio, Loehmann’s plaza

and of course …

  • Il Forno Classico, Gold River

We have had the fortune of expanding Il Forno Classico two times in the last 18 years including the addition of a private dining room and wine shop. Besides a fully stocked bar we have a wine store that houses about 600 different wine labels. We offer very competitive pricing on wines to take home and some of the best wine pricing in restaurants, period. Show us a restaurant wine list with a better price for the same wine and vintage and we will match it. We have attained the Wine Spectator Award for friendly wine pricing and list six years straight.

Come in and enjoy your dining experience. We look forward to serving you!