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“Best Restaurant Experience EVER!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Fornaio

Il Fornaio
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Ranked #15 of 318 Restaurants in Beverly Hills
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Beverly Hills
Cross street: Dayton Way
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.
Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant Experience EVER!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

WOW is all I can say. From the stellar service to the phenomenal food, this was the most wonderful dining experience I've ever had. We ate the special, a pesto sausage ravioli. I had a nice glass of Moscato and we ended the meal with fabulous Tiramisu. Our server was wonderful and anticipated our every need. The staff really support one another and our drinks were refilled, empty plates removed and needs met by whomever was walking by. It was pricy but SO worth it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Meleah B
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Maria D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Grazie Mille for your great comments. We are proud and happy when our guests enjoy their experience in our restaurant. We strive to make sure that all our guests receive great hospitality while eating delicious food. I hope to meet you on your next visit so to be able to thank you again in person, ciao
Maria D'auria
General Manager
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Brasilia, DF
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Italy in Beverly Hills”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

Perfect and warm italian bread with a very good olive oil: a wonderful start. One or two minutes after you seat, comes the bread and a bottle of olive oil. Ask for a bottle of tuscan wine and you will be in heaven.
The "fornaio" itself is roasting rabbits and chicken just in front of you.
It wil be difficult to choose what to eat.
Hummmmmm.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank edgarfn
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Fort Myers, Florida
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Not always a good experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to me by my best friend who was in the area few weeks before me, so we made a reservation the same day and that was good but...when we wait for more then 10 minutes for someone to say hi at our table is not good. Then we wait longer for our cocktails and they arrive at the same time then our soup, not good...food was really good and again when we wait again to have dessert we called the manager, now the waiter is in a bad mood and bring us the check "immediately " at the end, dessert was complimentary ....

Visited March 2013
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Thank regrace1
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Rude!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

Extremely rude and unprofessional.The hostess was annoyed when we didn't want to sit 3 inches away from another table, so she seated us at the table across from the bathroom. She then muttered and laughed with the waiter. Our waiter arrived and took my drink order and left in the middle of my boyfriend ordering his drink. "Maleducato"So we got up and left. Extremely rude and unprofessional. ENOTECA DRAGO a block away is much better, they are friendlier and have more authentic, tastier Italian food. Dont waste your time at Il Fornaio.

  • Visited May 2013
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Maria D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
I'm very sorry about your experience at our location. I want to apologize on behalf of my staff if we did not make you feel welcome. I want to reassure you that our main focuses are always to provide excellent food and great hospitality. I apologize if in occasion of your visit it did not happened. Your comments will be very helpful to improve our weaknesses and being Italian I will work very hard in excelling in hospitality and customer care. I would like you to invite you back to see how friendly and attentive our service could be and show you how much we consider and appreciate our guests. If you are going to gve us another chance, please do not hesitate to contact me, so that I will make sure to introduce my self and personally apologize again. Looking forward to see you soon, Many regards, Maria D'Auria
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Hollywood, Florida
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

Food was outstanding- service the same - very clean
Even have calories on the menu and they also have half portions.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Shifu1
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Maria D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thanks for your gracious comments. We are always trying our best to provide our guests with an wonderful experience of food and hospitality and we are glad that you enjoyed your visit at our location, we are hoping to see you soon, grazie mille,

maria D'auria

General Manager

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