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Il Fornaio

1800 Rosecrans Ave, Ste F, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3773
+1 310-725-9555
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (21 reviews)
“bread” (18 reviews)
“salmon” (3 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1800 Rosecrans Ave, Ste F, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3773
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went here with another couple on a busy Saturday night and both the service and food were good, and the staff did not seem harried. I had the minestrone soup and beet salad; both were tasty and used fresh ingredients. The...More

Thank Howard S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I and our friend Nancy had a great lunch at Il Fornaio. Nancy had eaten there several times before and knew what to expect. She assured us we would like it. We were not disappointed. The ambiance is warm and inviting. The...More

Thank ArtinBR
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Elegant restaurant with 20 foot ceilings and classic decor. Service was prompt. We enjoyed the beet salad. The veal piccata was delicate. The meatball appetizers were a treat. The crab risotto was perfectly prepared. The portions were large so consider splitting. We did not have...More

Thank Frederick C
Reviewed 10 April 2018

If Fornaio is very good Italian!! Nice restaurant and banquet facilities! A great spot for dinner as it does not get too loud (like a lot of places these days).

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The place looks like your in Rome. Atmosphere is very nice. Great pasta from Italy I think. I forgot to ask, but it sure tasted like some I had in Venice last year.

Thank Robert7772015
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We had a private room and seating for 14 of us. Very attentive and caring staff. They worked with us and provided excellent service. Our few extra requests were met with ease. The noise level was low enough we could talk across the room and...More

Thank Anton V
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We were here for a special family dinner expecting a quality Italian meal. Initial impressions were good as the staff were attentive and the dining room décor gave an up-market and classical Italian ambiance. However, that is where the experience became much less satisfactory. While...More

Thank portsoy
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Never experienced chicken and mash in an Italian before - my partner had that and it was mediocre. The chicken I had was so burned the skin was bitter as charcoal - I had to remove it to reveal some edible, if dry, meat. Not...More

Thank Kaybeetee
Fernanda C, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Dear Kaybeetee, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our restaurant. Your input and feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every guest visit. I greatly appreciate your comments about aspects of our food that...More

Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

14 people came there for dinner. They have wonderful Italian food and took great care with all of us. We have been there a few times and always had a great meal with appetizers and dessert.

Thank Littleagp
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Had fish and a glass of wine. Food was decent but I thought expensive considering food offerings and portions.

Thank foodiegirl915
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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