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Il Fornaio

1800 Rosecrans Ave, Ste F, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3773
+1 310-725-9555
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (19 reviews)
“minestrone” (3 reviews)
“carpaccio” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
1800 Rosecrans Ave, Ste F, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3773
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1 - 10 of 166 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Each month chef Vicente Mendoza presents a cooking class usually based on that month's "Festa Regionale" at Il Fornaio. We invited friends and had a wonderful time. The food was fantastic, and the presentation fun. We learned how to make a number of delicious Italian...More

Thank Minniecap
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant continues to perform, it's just a great place for good Italian food. Everything is just great: service, the menu, the quality, the ambiance etc. Was there with the family this time and they were also very happy. I can really recommend the veal...More

Thank ThomasEMM
Reviewed May 17, 2017

A reunion dinner that stalled when dishes had to be returned to replaced. Food that failed to justify the prices.

Thank Mary H
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

We often go there for dinner. The waiters are great and we enjoy the food. You can get meals with all the courses or just one dish you might want reservations on a busy evening.

Thank 10,234
Reviewed May 5, 2017

I had Bruschetta and Spagetti Gambero. Taste was not so bad. However, they are both not Italian taste. I guess they have been Americanised. Pasta was too boiled. Taste was quite simple. they are not enogh tasty which come from the material.

Thank 691hide
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Lovely atmosphere and decent service. Very pricey and I had to return my over-cooked salmon but the waiter was most apologetic. Not sure if I'd return given so many options in MB but I'd say it's worth a visit.

Thank LynetteWicks
Reviewed April 28, 2017

I am not an American but was on business during Thanks Giving and all I can say is thanks Il Fornaio.....it was the only restaurant I could find open (everywhere was closed !) and had a great menu. The staff were so polite .... menu...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Clean and attractive restaurant, pleasant and helpful staff, good food and decent beer selection. Food came quickly and it was delicious. This is a good place for family, business or a date night! Free parking in the lot and easy to find and access.

Thank JacquiSanDiego
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Really good food and service. We take one bottle of wine for dinner. The Pasta are delicious bread with oil and balsamic Vinagreta delicious

Thank Bonitaga1
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Ok, I could not find the one dish I really wanted to have on that day. So, I picked one menu, then asked if they make that pasta source as I requested, it is a completely different source and different dish. 15 minutes later, I...More

1  Thank Kyoko0106
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $50
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Rosecrans Ave, Ste F, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3773
    (Aviation Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: Blue Line
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-725-9555
  • E-mail
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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