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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” (17 reviews)
“salmon” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1800 Rosecrans Ave, Ste F, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3773
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 6 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
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here a few times, the food was wonderful, casual / nice dress code. Staff friendly and help. But wayy to slow with the service! Only time I’ve received quick service- dining alone at the bar..

Thank TzRosenberg
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Met some friends from West LA & I am in Orange County. Freeway close, easy to find. Great variety on the menu, excellent service & beautiful ambiance.

Thank Erica L
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Although this restaurant is a chain restaurant, you never would suspect it. The minute you step inside you are treated as family. This Italian restaurant takes you on a regional cuisine tour each month a different region of Italy is highlighted. I loved the meal...More

Thank Ellen D
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We were seated very quickly by the big fire place. It was perfect because it was so cold. Service was super super fast. Bread came then, appetizers then drinks . Our meal came out so fast didn’t have time to have a drink or finish...More

Thank Nikki H
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Hubby and I decided to treat ourselves to our favorite old-neighborhood restaurant and go on a "date" since everybody else we wanted to visit in CA was busy. We got seated next to a party of 8 but they weren't really noisy. Our waitress was...More

Thank Kimpia
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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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