Il Forno Caldo
Il Forno Caldo

Il Forno Caldo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilfornocaldobh.com/
  • Phone: (310) 777-0040
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 10:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Delivery, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: we cater up to 150 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Sohail Fatoorechi 3107770040

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Roxbury
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Il Forno Caldo
Nestled in Beverly Hills, Il Forno Caldo invites you to come and experience traditional Italian food with an award winning wine list. As the recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of 2005, we have an extensive wine selection. There are many choices of salads, pastas, creative pizzas and mouthwatering entrees made from the freshest ingredients. We are perfect for a romantic date or family gathering.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Il Forno Caldo reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (28)fit for foodies (13)special occasion (11)great for lunch (11)notable wine list (8)romantic (7)kid-friendly (4)good for groups (3)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Wonderful gem!!! Great for a date night!
    Jenn
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Food deliscious, ambiance great, and resonable prices!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sriven
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    This is one of my favorites places for lunch. The food is a great and the service is good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eurowinophile
    eurowinophileVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We were warmly welcomed on this busy Saturday evening. The restaurant was crowded, but we were not cramped. The wine and food were superb, most notably, the clean, crisp Orvieto wine served by the glass (an ample pour going for but $10), a particularly outstanding short rib ravioli entree special, and a memorable cannoli dessert. We plan to return and soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love this place is in my top 10 list the food gr8
    Gprish
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I love this place the staff is friendly , very good food last time I didn't feel the seafood was fresh actually we didn't eat that but other than that every time I visit this place I have had an excellent experience .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch in
    NadyVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Great place, small, cozy, quiet. Food is very good, service with a smile.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ANOTHER FABULOUS EXPERIENCE!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This is a great place...fantastic food, beautiful place to dine all under the charming guidance of Sohel, the owner. You can't go wrong with Il Forno Caldo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • esf1
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have been to the restaurant about 10 times. We have always enjoyed it except once. That occasion was a holiday weekend and the cooking was left to the kitchen support staff and that was a mistake. If the chef or other qualified help are going to be out of the kitchen, they need to make better arrangements On all the other occasions when we have been there, the food has been quite good. The prices are appropriate. The location is convenient. Parking is easy (once you learn where it is). Service is friendly. The complimentary bread is great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • toyboy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was YUMMY! The service was great! Order the Pink Pasta..it is the best!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have been having lunch and dinner at this restaurant for years. The food and the service are consistently good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal & Time
    Anigma
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a wonderful meal at this tucked away restaurant on Little Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills. We went with friends and sat at a table tucked into a side room and felt like it was our own private place. Our waitress Celeste had a wonderful accent and a great sense of humor putting up with one of our group's stchiek. Don't confuse this with the other 'almost sounds the same' Italian restaurant. This one was a gem. Little and intimate with great food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's good for Dinner too
    ASCICG
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We eat at Il Forno a lot. Never disappoints. At lunch it's like a Tretoria and at dinner a Ristorante.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be returning soon
    HollyLAVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We used to eat here all the time- but the service got so slow we stopped coming. Things were VERY different this time- an energetic young man met us and seated us- actually Chef Luigi was on the side walk out front when we arrived! Service was prompt, the waiter was kind enough to let my daughter try out a red wine before she ordered a glass. Chef Luigi came to our table and recited the specials, of which there were about 6! Food is as delicious as ever- my favorite is the Calamari salad- it is so large, it's enough for dinner. Thank you Il Forno Caldo for improving your service. We'll see you again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great everything!
    hthrob1
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    10s all aacross the board! I loved the service, scenery, and food. Great for date night!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • please place to eat
    nachosVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was fantastic. The waiter was friendly and overall the place has a very nice feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • classic italian
    bhdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The bruscetta is the best, great pastas and pizzas. ask for a table in the side room, they are quiet and private
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 242 reviews are from the Il Forno Caldo reviews archive.
  • Pleasant Service
    luvtoeat
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This was my first time being here and I am very satisfied. The service was great. The waitress was very lovely and pleasant. I had expired groupon from 2 years ago and was able to use the credit amount. They were very nice about it. The food was great also.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Very good food and service. Delicioso! Freshly made tiramisu to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gotroy
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Strongly recommended by friends. Have had dinner there twice now in last month and our experience has been beyond expectations. The host /owner greets you and sees to your satisfaction. The food is excellent and the service very good. Try the branzino, fresh and wonderfully prepared.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BHfoodlover
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We are so happy we tried this restaurant due to dineLA restaurant week. We were thrilled. The food was excellent and the restaurant is adorable and quaint. The service was also excellent. Our server was able to handle all of the tables expertly. We will definitely come back. We are happy to discover this neighborhood restaurant for us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice neighborhood spot
    Wine2DineVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We have been here for dinner a number of times the food is always fresh and good. I think that they have a new chef as our specials were recited by him to every table of diners... The roasted beet salad was very good (chef's special) as was the pasta in pink sauce unfortunately the oven baked chicken with dates was clearly not a winner. when we told the waiter he said it's always good and they have never had a problem with it which is a problem! It might of been nice to apologize and offer us something else which didn't happen! The bread is good but not at $2 per small basket which would have been nice to be told lol
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service
    GreviewVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    It took an hour and a half to get our order. Food was actually pretty good but the wait spoiled the evening
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love this place
    ShellyVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    FOOD INCREDIBLE and service awesome Staff so warm and highly recommend to friends
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dining
    NormVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    A small pleasant restaurant with well excellent cuisine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicioso
    Thone
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Have you ever had the chef bring you the branzino before it was fileted? And it was succulently grilled to perfection. Homemade pappardele and meatballs to die for. And if you want the best seafood pasta around, try the frutti do made. The sauce is perfect creamy and just a bit spicy. Affogato for desert. Who could ask for anything more?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely restaurant by Rodeo Drive
    Melanie
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    I don't like the local hoity toity restaurants in Beverly Hills, I prefer subdued with excellent food and excellent service. Il Forno Caldo is the perfect spot to meet up and share a glass of wine, a delicious meal and enjoy a private, charming atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Excellent!. Romantic.
    Explorer4food
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Food Excellent!. Romantic. Great for Lunch. Would go again. Penne Al Salmone Great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    LAdiner1
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The Ahi Tuna Mango salad beckoned us back to the restaurant for a second visit. The Santa Monica pizza sealed the deal for us to return again. Wonderful, cheerful service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian in bh
    westlaman
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Very good entrees and pasta. Salads ok but service is spotty. I got chicken with cognac sauce which was great. Only gripe is that it was served cold because waitress forgot about it. Great when reheated. Meatballs pommodaro was great. Highly recommended if you don't mind occasional slip in service.00
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intimate Restaurant with Great Food
    markmannnx
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    This is a great place. Reasonable prices, ample parking because it's in Beverly Hills right by the public parking area, great food. The restaurant is small but the service was great and the food was delicious. The bread served with the meal was a 10.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food and service
    westlaman
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Always ask the waiter for recommendations and usually get goods ones in response. We had meatballs with original homemade pasta and sauce. Fantastic. Wife ordered a vegan pizza, the Santa Monica, and said it was good --- but it did not look interesting enough for me to even try it, since the meatballs were great. Also had caesar salad but it was only so-so. Limp romaine and not much punch in the dressing. However, the wine was great, bread great, and our server Jeff was a perfect mix of LA actor making ends meet in the wait-staff. We've all done it. This is my third time to restaurant and enjoyed all three by going in late-lunch to avoid any crowds. However, have not seen hint of a crowd there yet.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pasta Again
    BheaterVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Agreat easy In easy out neighborhood restaurant.nothing outstanding however easy and good. very fair pricing for Beverly Hills and the portions are nice.. The salads are great since can order 1/2 portions... The specials are good . bread delicious and the service is good. Nice wine selection . the place is tiny so reservations are necessary.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    LTGK
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Attentive waiter, cozy, & warm atmosphere. I had the cognac chicken (delicious) and my husband had sea bass... A very pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Little Italy in Beverly Hills
    Wine2DineVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Great intimate dining spot in BH serving wonderful Italian food at great prices... A rare find Enjoy :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small but mighty
    BheaterVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Neighborhood little restaurant that serves you big, the place is tiny so space is limited? the service is friendly and helpful. the portions are large . 0h so good. stick with tradtional pastas salads pizza and you will never go wrong. the fresh bread is warm and delicious. the olive oil, and balsamic just add that finishing touch to great start.. You even can order 1/2 portion salads to start or for your own meal.. Just delightful.... we will return
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not very Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I've never had caprese served with an avocado and olives before, and it's not customary to service cheese with a fish pasta.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cozy with great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    We stumbled upon Il Forno Caldo when we saw a Groupon online. We went and had a fantastic meal. The service is casual but professional and the food was great. We referred our friends who now love this great gem.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steady , reliable,reasonable price
    CaroolVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We have been coming here for years and it does not disappoint. Everyone really enjoyed their food ,the service was excellent ,the prices are reasonable- a very good neighborhood local food place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good but service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    The food was good but service not so great. Bus boy was better than waitress. They charge for extra bread and raised the prices.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good, bus boy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    The food was good, bus boy was not very attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third time there but never
    jouretnuit
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Third time there but never again. Food and service were poor. The only positive comment to be made from this experience is that the bread was good and the moderately priced wine were a nice surprise.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate