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Il Forno Caldo
Il Forno Caldo

Il Forno Caldo Details

  • 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 (310) 777-0040

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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "It took an hour and a half to get our order. Food was actually pretty good but the wait spoiled the evening"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "FOOD INCREDIBLE and service awesome Staff so warm and highly recommend to friends"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "A small pleasant restaurant with well excellent cuisine."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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?"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Food Excellent!. Romantic. Great for Lunch. Would go again. Penne Al Salmone Great!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Attentive waiter, cozy, & warm atmosphere. I had the cognac chicken (delicious) and my husband had sea bass... A very pleasant evening."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great intimate dining spot in BH serving wonderful Italian food at great prices... A rare find Enjoy :-)"
    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"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I've never had caprese served with an avocado and olives before, and it's not customary to service cheese with a fish pasta."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was good but service not so great. Bus boy was better than waitress. They charge for extra bread and raised the prices."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "The food was good, bus boy was not very attentive."
    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."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "They were not very attentive on filling up the water glasses."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Restaurant has indoor and outdoor dining. If you opt for outdoor eating there are heat lamps. However, if you sit inside close to the heat lamps, you may get a bit warm. The service and food were great. Our group had 1) nice portion for rack of lamb which was tender and moist 2) Penne Salmon which the sauce lemon buttery sauce was very tasty 3) Bake lasagna which my friend said was very tasty 4) I had the Penne Con Pollo. The pink sauce was very delicious but the chicken was a bit dry. Overall, I would definitely come back to try other dishes on their menu."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We had our final dinner in LA, and it was a perfect choice. Very friendly staff and a nice ambiance. My husband ordered the special (veal shank) and it was outstanding. I ordered off the regular and my dinner was very good but not as 'to die for' like his."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "They charged us for bread and messed up the order and then the waitress argued about it with me. When they served the bread, which we were paying for it came with a missing piece -- are you kidding! At these prices you would expect bread to be given without an extra fee and especially be a fresh loaf!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Excellent food and wonderful service. Charming ambience and a lovely little jewel in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "The food, ambiance and staff so wonderful ... Been several time and everything is soooo good"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The food was amazing and the bruschetta different than I have ever had. Served like a pizza. Really good. I am not a Zinfandel drinker however I tried the Klinker Brick wine and it was amazing. Very good. Going to find it at Bevmo!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "We brought some out-of-town guests for a Saturday dinner and had a marvelous time!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Very good! Enjoyed everything including the prices!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We enjoyed the coziness of this small restaurant. It could of been anywhere; New York or maybe even in Italy. The service was perfect. It is out of our area but we will make it back, we are sure of it!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Group of five. We went for lunch and were treated fine until we asked for more bread. the bread is freshly warmed and comes in small batches. when we asked for the third portion, we were informed there would be a $2 charge. Petty considering the bill was over $120 bucks."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "hosted a few people for dinner and they all loved their food, ambiance and what I liked the most is that I wrote a comment where I would like to be seated, and while the restaurant was full, our table that I requested was waiting for us at the exact time I asked for...A wonderful neighborhood find and very very fair prices...I'm hooked"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "My second visit. Had the meatballs which are perhaps the best I've ever had. Interesting wines, and very reasonable prices. Plus, the staff makes you feel at home. I've already sent friends there and will continue to."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "I came in with living social and thought it was a great find. I treated my friend for her birthday and she loved it too. The food was great and priced reasonably. The waiter was so so. I expected better from a place like this. He was in a hurry to get our order in at first, without telling us of any specials or giving us a proper greeting. He greeted us with hello are you ready to order. Then he forgot a couple things and didn't check on us after we got our food. His service was ok for Denny's but not a place like this in Beverly Hills."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Loved all the dishes we enjoyed here. Great portions, excellent prices, and outstanding service. Steps away from Rodeo Drive, but the restaurant makes you feel like you are in an Italian village. Highly recommend!!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "This is the third time I have eaten here. First was for my husband and mine one year anniversary. Second, a neat place to take my mother. Third, a neat place to take a friend. Every time has been great. Food is wonderful. The first two times I got the same thing the Salmon and it was to die for. The third time I got a chicken entree and my friend got the salmon. We also went earlier in the day, but I must say it was not as good as the previous two times. It was still good just not as good. It is very tight though as far as seating goes."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "w onderful neighborhood restaurant...quaint , charming, very good food, lovely ambiance and definitely would recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner..."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "This restaurant is a fine alternative to some of the other delightful Italian restaurants in the general vicinity And is very well priced for the quality of the food."
    Dined on 12/8/2013