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1800 Rosecrans Ave, Ste F, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3773 (Aviation Blvd.)
+1 310-725-9555
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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
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Beverly Hills, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2015

I went with other two couples for dinner on Valentine's Day. I know is crazy to go out that day but I have to say Il Fornaio Manhattan did a great job. The dinner was delicious the service was impeccable. The servers are so well train, we had one person with many allergies and they manage to get his food... More 

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Thank Megan L
Chamal P, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

We at Il Fornaio Manhattan Beach Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are passionate on provide the best Italian experience outside of Italy. Please next time you visit us, ask for me so I can Thank you personally. Fernanda Cassani General Manager Il Fornaio Manhattan Beach More 

Long Island NY
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for an Italian restaurant so saw it in hotel magazine.... The place is gorgeous,decorated beautifully.. A little overpriced. We had the calamari and a pizza for appetizers. Pizza was ok, calamari not crispy but not rubbery either. The dinners were ok.... Pasta with chicken and broccoli a little bland, risotto was salty and ravioli was ok.. The... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

I was there two times with biz partners for lunch an had both times very good Italian pasta. Nothing to complain. Would come back to try the restaurant in the evening.

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Megan L
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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1 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 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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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $50
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?