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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
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (19 reviews)
“minestrone” (3 reviews)
“carpaccio” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1800 Rosecrans Ave, Ste F, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3773
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Reviews (177)
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71 - 80 of 164 reviews

Reviewed 8 May 2015

High-end pizza in an ambient setting. Always a delight to dine here. Great for groups with an extensive menu. Pizza is one of the best in town. A variety of Italian dishes. Perfect for a romantic evening for two or a large group for lunch.More

Thank Valerie F
Chamal P, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2015

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...More

Reviewed 29 April 2015

This restaurant is actually in El Segundo and close to the 405. It is a really good spot for lunch if you want to meet between Santa Monica and Long Beach The staff are very efficient and helpful. The restaurant is large and has a...More

Thank Ian B
Chamal P, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2015

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...More

Reviewed 23 April 2015

My colleagues at at this restaurant on a recent business trip. The wine list had some very nice Italian wines that would work well with the food. I had the Cannelloni al Forno which was very tasty and very filling. My colleagues had the seafood...More

Thank Jezuzek
Chamal P, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2015

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...More

Reviewed 21 March 2015

We went to dine here several times and each time it was so good. Besides the entrees being delicious their pizza is good too. Each time we went we sat by the big cozy fireplace. Very inviting classy ambiance as well. Very romantic place. Our...More

Thank Michelle L
Chamal P, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2015

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...More

Reviewed 17 March 2015

We love this place. Always have a regional menu with a meal from different regions of Italy. Fairly priced and always fresh foodMore

Thank a d
Chamal P, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2015

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...More

Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

The food and service is wonderful. Drinks were kept full and wait staff made sure we enjoyed the food. The food arrived in a timely manner.More

Thank Ellen G
Chamal P, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2015

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...More

Reviewed 19 February 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...More

Thank Megan L
Chamal P, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2015

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...More

Reviewed 13 February 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...More

Thank FloLongIslandNY
Reviewed 23 January 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.

Thank wagnerjoerg1965
Reviewed 18 December 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.

Thank hongisto
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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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