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Il Fornaio

1800 Rosecrans Ave, Ste F, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3773
+1 310-725-9555
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (21 reviews)
“bread” (18 reviews)
“carpaccio” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1800 Rosecrans Ave, Ste F, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3773
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For a white table cloth restaurant, I expected better service from here- our waitress didn’t really pay a whole lot of attention to us, and he restaurant wasn’t even busy (it was early evening). The food, which looked great on paper, tasted rubbery and dry....More

Thank IA_Farmer1985
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Consistently good food. During our recent visit the water brought my wife the wrong main course. Il Fornaio apologized and fixed the problem quickly. Always a consistently good choice to dine.

Thank ENJ0Yeating
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Little hiccup on the service as forgot to bring a brandy that was ordered. However when brought was on the house.

Thank tollyg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying overnight at an LAX hotel and wanting to escape the over priced hotel food we found Il Fornaio. A convenient 2 to 3 miles from LAX. The food was excellent, a solid 5 star. My Risotto had amazing flavor, the right consistency and was...More

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 7 June 2018

I had lunch with my extended family (7)before dropping a family member at LAX for a trip. We were seated promptly at a nice table. A server came to ask if we wanted wine, but only one person ordered a cocktail. It was quite a...More

Thank C9333TMkathyc
Reviewed 9 May 2018

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 24 April 2018 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 16 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 11 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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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