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Il Fornaio

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301 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (Dayton Way)
310-550-8330
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Today
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Step inside Il Fornaio and take a culinary journey through Italy. Early...
Step inside Il Fornaio and take a culinary journey through Italy. Early mornings bring rustic, crisp crusted bread hot from the oven accompanied by the scent of fresh brewed espresso. During lunch and dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while meats and vegetables roast over hot coals. Bottles of wine from small, regional wineries are uncorked to complement the dishes, which have been crafted in the custom of Italy's chefs, bakers and homemakers. Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007.
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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Italian Restaurant

I was here to have lunch. I sat myself outside and staff was very attentive. The food is very good and I would recommend it to anyone who is in the Rodeo Drive area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Alejandro Z
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, United States
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Delicious options in a nice restaurant, that has also seating available outside. Great meals, and with a fantastic service from professional and courteous staff, within a wonderful location.

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Maria D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your kind comments. It makes our day when we hear from our guests that we accomplished to provide an enjoyable experience. grazie for your time and feedback, hoping to meet you on your next visit, arrivederci, maria More 

San Francisco, California, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The reviews looked okay. Location was great...Ya that was only abt it for us. Lip stain on the wine glass then when they delivered the replacement. One waiter yelled at the man delivering it. Then it took a long time for our seafood linguine to come...it was suppose to be the most requested dish but Over cooked seafood...I wanted to... More 

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Maria D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

First of all thanks for taking the time and providing us with your comments. Our guests feedback are a great tool for us to improve. My apologies that we did not provide an enjoyable experience. I will love to follow-up with your server, if you have a chance to provide me with his/her name, so that such behavior will not... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I had an outstanding dining experience last night at il fornaio. Our server was very sensitive to our needs and special requests. We shared a cup of the soup of the day, the primi butternut squash ravioli with sage, and griled salmon platter...all were fresh and fantastic. We stayed late and didnt feel rushed, which is just what we needed... More 

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Maria D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

We appreciate your time in providing us with your feedback. My staff and I are very proud when we hear that we accomplish our goal to provide our guests with an enjoyable experience. I hope to thank you in person on your next visit, arrivederci a presto, Maria D'Auria General Manager More 

Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I was here to have lunch. I sat myself outside and staff was very attentive. The food is very good and I would recommend it to anyone who is in the Rodeo Drive area.

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Maria D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thanks for taking your time and providing us with your feedback. My staff and I are very proud when we hear that we offered our guests with an enjoyable experience. I hope to thank you in person on your next visit, arrivederci a presto, Maria D'Auria General Manager More 

Geelong, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My sister and I went here for dinner on a Saturday night and had only made a reservation hours before. We were greeted by friendly staff and had a fantastic waiter. The food was delicious and well priced given the area. Not ideal for large groups as the dining area is not overly big but diners of 2 to 4... More 

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Maria D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thanks for taking your time and providing us with your feedback. My staff and I are very proud when we hear that we offered our guests with an enjoyable experience. I hope to thank you in person on your next visit, arrivederci a presto, Maria D'Auria General Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were out for an evening walk and had not make dinner reservations. They were able to seat us right away, even though the place was very busy. The staff is very professional, the daily choices were wonderful, the food was extremely delicious, and the wine was fantastic.

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Maria D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thanks for taking your time and providing us with your feedback. My staff and I are very proud when we hear that we offered our guests with an enjoyable experience. I hope to thank you in person on your next visit, arrivederci a presto, Maria D'Auria General Manager More 

Bronx, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I always love to visit this restaurant when I am in LA. They are smack dab in the middle of Beverly Hills, and there is not a speck of pretentiousness about the place. The waiters have that wonderful old Italy flair. This is several weeks ago, and I absolutely forget what I had but I am fairly certain it was... More 

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Maria D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thanks for taking your time and providing us with your feedback. My staff and I are very proud when we hear that we offered our guests with an enjoyable experience. I hope to thank you in person on your next visit, arrivederci a presto, Maria D'Auria General Manager More 

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We were early for our reservation and the hostess was very nice and actually sat us down quickly. The restaurant is pretty large and it was packed on a Saturday night. It has a vibrant feel to it...it's loud but not obnoxiously loud. The service was excellent; our waiter was attentive and knew his craft. The Insalata Cesarina was a... More 

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Maria D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thanks for taking your time and providing us with your feedback. My staff and I are very proud when we hear that we offered our guests with an enjoyable experience. I hope to thank you in person on your next visit, arrivederci a presto, Maria D'Auria General Manager More 

Herriman, Utah, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We trusted the Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed! We are not from the area, but wanted something delicious to eat on a free evening between business meetings and turned to Trip Advisor. Thank you for not letting us down with your reviews. The house salad was absolutely amazing. Our meal was complete with an oscar award winning celebrity... More 

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Maria D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thanks for taking your time and providing us with your feedback. My staff and I are very proud when we hear that we offered our guests with an enjoyable experience. I hope to thank you in person on your next visit, arrivederci a presto, Maria D'Auria General Manager More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Il Fornaio was recommended by a good friend, and I am glad I followed his recommendation. The caprese was a pleasant surprise, first time I have tried it where the tomatoes are warm. I will surely copy that at home. Had the Pollo Tuscany for main course, well prepared and plenty of it. No room for dessert ! I quickly... More 

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Maria D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thanks for taking your time and providing us with your feedback. My staff and I are very proud when we hear that we offered our guests with an enjoyable experience. I hope to thank you in person on your next visit, arrivederci a presto, Maria D'Auria General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
    (Dayton Way)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Beverly Hills>  > Beverly Hills
  • Neighborhood: Beverly Hills
  • Phone Number: 310-550-8330

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Step inside Il Fornaio and take a culinary journey through Italy. Early mornings bring rustic, crisp crusted bread hot from the oven accompanied by the scent of fresh brewed espresso. During lunch and dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while meats and vegetables roast over hot coals. Bottles of wine from small, regional wineries are uncorked to complement the dishes, which have been crafted in the custom of Italy's chefs, bakers and homemakers. Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
 

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