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Il Fornaio Restaurant Review: Both despite and because of its location in the center of the Pacific Place mall, Il Fornaio is an ideal destination after a shopping excursion or before a movie showing upstairs. Even though the restaurant is part of a national chain, the décor has none of the typical re-purposed feel, and the formal upstairs dining room features high ceilings, imposing murals, and an elegant bar. Entrée options include ravioli filled with Italian sausage, free-range rotisserie chicken, and lasagna made with layers of fresh pasta sheets. Risotto, prepared to order, arrives firmly textured and creamy, perhaps accented with saffron and asparagus or studded with rock shrimp. The wine list spans both Italy and the Pacific Northwest with some thoughtful selections. Desserts leave something to be desired, but we're usually feeling too well fed to order one.