Il Forno Caldo
Il Forno Caldo

Il Forno Caldo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilfornocaldobh.com/
  • Phone: 3107770040
  • 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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Il Forno Caldo reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (22)romantic (11)fit for foodies (10)special occasion (8)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (4)notable wine list (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • 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
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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
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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
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dining
    Norm
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    A small pleasant restaurant with well excellent cuisine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 235 reviews are from the Il Forno Caldo reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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
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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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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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  • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They were not very attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    They were not very attentive on filling up the water glasses.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant has indoor and
    Foodie
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Order the Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
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  • They charged us for bread
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Il Forno Caldo
    marcellina
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Excellent food and wonderful service. Charming ambience and a lovely little jewel in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this restaurant
    Eddie
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The food, ambiance and staff so wonderful ... Been several time and everything is soooo good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Wine
    Robert
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We brought some out-of-town guests for a Saturday dinner and had a marvelous time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good! Enjoyed everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Very good! Enjoyed everything including the prices!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate