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“Yummy Nosh”
Review of Il Fornaio

Il Fornaio
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Ranked #20 of 191 Restaurants in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Manhattan Beach, California, USA
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Yummy Nosh”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

Stopped in after our workout and had a fabulous meal! Salads were great!! I would certainly eat there again!

Visited December 2013
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English first
El Segundo, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Good place - But will not knock your socks off”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

The restaurant is beautiful, but the good is only slightly above average. Not the Italian food that we were looking for. We had high expectations than what this restaurant provided.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Travelor310
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Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Don't get on their email list”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

I may have gone here for Happy Hour once and signed up for their emails. Word of advice. Don't.
They will never take you off the list and flood your mailbox with insignificant emails. Even if you unsubscribe and call multiple times, you will still get these emails. harassment.

  • Visited November 2013
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3 Thank californiadreamer99
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Il Fornia - best for lunch”
Reviewed November 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Outstanding service and good value for lunch especially business.

Food is freshly prepared and a broad selection of salads, pastas etc available with fantastic bread!

Visited November 2013
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Thank ivan c
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Corona, California, USA
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is excellent; so is the service. The surrounding is very nice and comfortable. However the menue pricing and quantity is misleading!

Visited September 2013
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Thank O2450AWMarkS
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