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Il Fornaio

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Beverly Hills
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301 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (Dayton Way)
310-550-8330
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 113
    Very good
  • 36
    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
Lunch

Literally stumbled across this place whilst shopping with my wife and daughter. I needed respite and a beer, so wandered in and took a table outside. Bustling atmosphere, authentic feel, great friendly service.... And the bread was fresh and warm and the pasta very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Les B
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Eat here often. Very good service. The menu is full of delicious choices. The atmosphere is nice and casual, not too noisy.

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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. WE are working hard to ensure to offer great experiences in meals and hospitality anytime. I hope to thank you in person on your next visit arrivederci a presto, Maria... More 

Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Wonderful, quick and hits the spot after shopping. Il Fornaio has been here for a while and is clean , friendly with good service and good food.

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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 happy and proud when we hear that we offered our guests with an enjoyable experience. Hospitality is our first focus and I really hope to thank you in person on your next visit, arrivederci a presto, Maria D'Auria General Manager More 

Toronto
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260 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Tjis is an italian restaurant with a large open kitchen. The food is easy to understand, with a broad menu and reasonable prices. The pizzas are great, thin slice and inventive. The pastas are great too. Coffee and desserts flow easily. Apart from the fact that this is celebrity heaven, I recommend this place for a quick, easy munch any... 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. We really appreciate when our guests are so kind to let us know about their experience and also we 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... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Literally stumbled across this place whilst shopping with my wife and daughter. I needed respite and a beer, so wandered in and took a table outside. Bustling atmosphere, authentic feel, great friendly service.... And the bread was fresh and warm and the pasta very good.

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

I just wanted to thank you for taking your time and providing us with your feedback. My staff and I are very happy and proud when we hear that our guests enjoyed their experience in our location. We try our best to offer at all time delicious, authentic recipes and hospitality. I hope to thank you in person on your... More 

Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Gianpaolo the owner runs a tight ship here great service and especially great food and pizza It was close to our hotel so it made things easy. Veal with artichoke was a superb dish if you like veal homemade minestrone was nice basically it was all good in the seven nights in Beverly Hills we had dinner there 4 nights... 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 

London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

its a really authentic Italian meal the pizza is stunning and so is the Brushetta you must also try the the grilled steak the trick is to eat early then you will always get a table

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

Just wanted to thank you for taking your time and sharing your feedback. My staff and I are very proud and extremely happy to hear that we have provided 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 

Newcastle, Australia
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239 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Noisy, even at breakfast time. Lots of morning business meetings so lots of people. Great to find a lovely place around the corner from hotel. Food was delicious. Good variety on menu to suit all tastes. Service was great. NEGATIVE - Coffee was dreadful. Have no idea what Americans do to their coffee. Haven't ever had a decent cup. Thought... 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. Being a small location, it tends to be a little noisy, specially when busy. The coffee we use is a special miscela created just for... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I come to this restaurant every time I'm in LA. The best Italian, pizza and pasta at reasonable prices. The food is so good and tasty and it's right in the heart of Beverly Hills shopping. Make sure you try the seafood pasta it's amazing

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

Thanks a lot for your feedback. Your nice comments mean a lot for my staff and I and we are happy and proud to have made your experience enjoyable. I hope to have a chance to meet you on your next visit and also introduce our chef Giuseppe, who being Italian as well, is focused on providing authenticity, quality and... More 

shreveport ,la.
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Shop till u drop and stop off at Il Fornaio for great pizza and pasta💝 we love the location....food is fine but right in the heart of beverly hills💝

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

Thanks for your nice comments. we are very proud and glad to have offered you an enjoyable experience. My staff and I appreciate very much your time to providing us with your feedback, arrivederci a presto, looking forward to see you soon, maria D'auria More 

Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Ample servings of excellent food done the Italian way. Great service and reasonable prices (Beverly Hills...). We'll go back next time we're shopping there.

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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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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