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1800 Rosecrans Ave, Ste F, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3779
310-725-9555
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Ranked #50 of 179 Restaurants in Manhattan Beach
Price range: $10 - $50
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Aviation Blvd.
Transit: Blue Line
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.
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English first
Portland, OR
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. I know it's a chain, but it doesn't really feel like one. Great for a business dinner or date night.

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Beverly Hills, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I love the Christmas decoration of this restaurant is so classic and elegant! We went for dinner on Saturday, the restaurant was very busy but that didn't make any difference on the food or the great service that they always provide; you can feel how well the employees are treated because they pass to their guest. We will go again... More 

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great food, a little pricey, mostly on the wine, but well worth it. Great atmosphere to go with it and a very professional wait staff.

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Every time I visit an Il Fornaio I have a great experience, and this time was no exception. We made a reservation and were seated promptly. The service was very friendly. They have a big selection on their menu and everything I've had there is delicious. The food also comes out surprisingly quick. I would definitely recommend eating here for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I have been to many restaurants and this was my worst experience ever. The service was horrible, late, food cold, and our order was wrong. Never received a sorry from anyone!! We are not going back.

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Il Fornaio has been a family favorite for years and is consistently delicious. Their regional specials are authentic and inventive, and the regular menu is always wonderful. The team at Il Fornaio makes us feel "at home." They never fail to welcome us warmly and make us feel special, even when it is not a "special occasion." From the fresh... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I went for the Halloween party on Friday and was fantastic! They had delicious food, music and drinks, everybody was wearing a costume and the decoration was amazing. These restaurant is now one of my favorites for Italian food.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lovely restaurant, well-located, good service, but tasteless food. I thought it was just me, so returned with friends yesterday to try it again. I see others here said the food was excellent...my food has always been poorly seasoned and cooked in way too much oil. My cousin sent her soup back because oil was just floating on top. That's not... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This our third visit to the restaurant and each time it has been wonderful. This time we both had the Grilled Wild Alaskan Salmon with Mashed Potatoes. We also had the tiramisu for dessert. The bread that we were given . before ordering was very fresh and I really loved the olive rolls. I had the house chaniti and it... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Il Fornaio, Manhattan Beach is my all time favorite restaurant. It is the closest Italian experience outside of Italy. The ambiance is amazing, and the food is delicious! Chef Vicente's cooking class is so much fun; We never miss it!

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Additional Information about Il Fornaio

Address: 1800 Rosecrans Ave, Ste F, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3779
Phone Number: 310-725-9555
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
Cuisine: Bakery, Italian

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