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Il Forno Caffe & Pizzeria

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Neighbourhood:
Santa Monica
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2901 Ocean Park Blvd Ste 109, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2952 (Between 29th and 30th)
+1 310-450-1241
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Today
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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184 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here for a business lunch. I've had both the pizza and one of the salads. EXCELLENT! very amicable waiters, nice environment, feels like home

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Thank Paolo M
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We visited recently on a trip to visit our son and wife in California. We had hosted a perfect rehearsal dinner there 2 years ago and decided to go back for another taste of the delectable Italian food all our guests raved about before. We were not disappointed. The service was attentive and friendly without being overbearing, the food was... More 

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Leiwen
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. Friends took us here as its one of their favorites. Great dried beef and veal dish. Presentation as well as flavors and service were great. We made a lasting minute reservation and got their late, but there was no rush. Little pricey, but worth it still. A sure thing.

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Thank Dyson D
Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Some of the best food Italian food I have had anywhere. It is in a very cozy and casual atmosphere with a nice open kitchen with chef Dominic looking over making sure everything is perfect. You can tell that most of the clientele have been coming for years and for good reason. Everything from the the appetizers to the main... More 

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Thank Zygmundt S
Santa Monica, California
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Conveniently located on Ocean Park Blvd., Il Forno is in a small development with Starbucks and other more visible places. Easy underground parking, moderate prices, and no pressure to eat-and-go make this a favorite among locals. Also a good choice for dessert and coffee.

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Thank Cos39
Santa Monica, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

My wife and I visit Il Forno for our date nights and we love it because it's within walking distance from our house and it's has indoor and outdoor seating, friendly staff with great menu to choose from.

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Thank sosh2011
Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Hands down the best Italian food on the Westside.The food is healthy, fresh, and delicious. Have sent countless friends here and they all fall in love with it.

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Thank orams
London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

We've been a few times and have always been treated very well. The food is very good for the prices and very fresh, though the recipes are bog standard Italian when compared to Michelin starred places like Capo that, by comparison, are extremely expensive. The atmosphere is light and nice-- one room has a view of the bustling kitchen. The... More 

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California
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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014

Around Santa Monica there a few Italian restaurants but "IL Forno Trattoria" is the best! Needless to say this time I had to organize the company X-mas dinner and it was just exceptional! All our guests ended very happy at the end of our dinner. Not only the food was so delicious but the service provided by the staff and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Just back from 2 weeks in Italy we had the opportunity to try "il forno"...and I must say that it was up to the standard of the restaurant we went in Italy. I had a Risotto Nero which was exceptional. I strongly recommend the place. I would advise to bok in advance as the place was packed....obviously I am not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 50
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2901 Ocean Park Blvd Ste 109, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2952
    (Between 29th and 30th)
  • Public Transportation: Santa Monica Blue Buss #8 at 28th street and walk back one block.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-450-1241

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