It was a great place to be after a day at the Beverly hills art show.. the food is always good at El Fornaio. I haven't ever been to this one but have been to the Pasadena one many times. I know the noise doesn't bother everyone but it is too loud for my taste.. but we still had a wonderful time..Just have to talk louder to be heard across the table. The wait staff was great!
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is always good
I like this place. Outside is better ( fresh air & more privacy) than inside ( too noisy & busy). Service: not always the best but attentive waiters are visiting your table often enough to make sure you got everything. Food is always good, no surprises. The place is busy at lunch every day.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
New York Style
Lov the New York feel of this place-a lot of good energy, friendly staff and great food.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian in Beverly Hills
This is our go to spot for breakfast lunch or dinner. When in doubt il Fornaio is our run in place. For us we know everyone there so I usually have a hard time tiring down. lot of hellos however when we do service great and foods great.. Fresh made to order food AWESOME.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Here is a great Italian restaurant in Beverly Hills with outstanding service.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hit every time
As always this go to place is the scene on beverly dr. If you are a regular ,you see the same families business people or shoppers depending on the time of day you go....food always cooked the way you like it and the bread need I say more. a great home style italian go to . Service is friendly and the waiters are the same every month and seem to know the business and their clients.. A nice go to place
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
excelent recommendation ! ! !
From my friend from Brazil, it recommended thi restaurant. Excelent service, very good italian plates, they serve italian olive oil with an excelent bread. And the pasta is house made ! ! !
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place has it all. You
This place has it all. You can get lunch, brunch or dinner and have a fantastic meal. they have outdoor eating as well as indoor. they even have a childs menu. I would recommend this resturant to everyone. Its moderately price so a family can afford it.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorites.
Foranaio salad is consistantly delicious. Afogato is the best in LA.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A local favorite
We have been going every month for the regional meals with our "passport" in hand. The food has been
Very good, with plenty of variety from the regular menu. I only wish the bread wasn't so darn yummy as I can't resist eating it all.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the people!
The people who worked here were delightful! So kind and sweet as we celebrated my daughter's Sweet 16! Food was very good and they didn't rush us. Great location near Rodeo!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Il Fornaio Beverly Hills
I took my daughter's family ( and 22 month old son) to my go-to place in Beverly Hills for brunch on Sunday. We arrived early and were seated quickly. A high chair appeared at the table and our waiter was quick bringing appetizers to occupy our little boy while we ordered. The Italian food is always prepared fresh with a good blend of spices and interesting fresh ingredients. Highly recommend it!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just another wonderful meal
They have a very nice Gluten Free menu to complement an excellent seasonal addition to the main menu. Excellent all around!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
consistently good food
Il Fornaio restaurants overall are consistent with great food and excellent service, this location is among the best we have visited.
They were very accommodating with our nut and peanut allergic child which helps keep us coming back.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Though this one is much smaller than the one in Pasadena, we loved it. The food was wonderful...(Pizza the best!) but the service is what made the entire dinner perfect. Our waiter Marco was charming and added that Italian flair. He was attentive and made sure that our evening was perfect. There were 5 of us at a tiny table. It was a little crowded as the tables are close together. But it added to the charm for us. We have a friend who has allergies and the staff was diligent about making sure that her dish was perfect. The manager came over three times with the menu, going back and forth with the chef to make sure all was right for her. And he did it with a smile on his face, ever wanting to please the customer. A perfect dinner.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always good and
The food is always good and you can expect the best. Always crowded and a little bit of a noise.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth The Wait
After a dozen years of asking my wife to try this restaurant, we finally made it and I must say it was worth the wait. From appetizers to dessert, it was a perfect meal. The seafood linguine was excellent and the house wine was of great quality - don't skip the chianti. I will be returning.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with Paula
Once again our choice of Il Fornio Beverly Hills was excellent in entertaining an client and good friend.
We enjoyed our selves very much. The food was excellent and the service was superb!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic better than usual
I have been here quite a few times and it is always consistently great, but this time was fantastic! Our server was Italian and was so kind and attentive to our specific requests, and after a mishap where our entrees came out quickly before our appetizers were brought out, then sincerely apologized and they simply cooked the entrees again later on and the food was IMPECCABLE. The menu is relatively simple but perfect for a good Italian meal, and VERY fresh.
I love coming here, and I always eat a ton of their multi-grain fresh bread, which I never do elsewhere. Highly recommend
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Swell Place to Eat
The service is outstanding with Anne Marie and Lucy. The fish was OK and the pasta very good.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dual Birthdays at Il Fornaio!!!
Dined with a group of 7 including 2 children to observe two family birthdays. The ambience is bright and airy and the noise level is low enough to allow for easy conversation which is a relief! A round table was appreciated! The service was a bit uneven, the restaurant was busy and the waiters seemed rather rushed and overloaded. The food was good, but not sensational. A seafood dish that was supposed to have shrimp, scallops and crab, seemed to be missing the crab completely. But the lasagna portion was huge and very nicely prepared. The bread was refilled several times and all the waiters had pleasant attitudes. There was no complimentary desserts for the birthdays, but the desserts were delicious and generous in size.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like everything about this restaurant except for the acoustics!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This month the restaurant
This month the restaurant is presenting the food of Venice.
The simple salad of heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers was refreshing
As a starter. The vegetarian tortellini was ok--just not really flavorful.
My husband loved his pasta with meat sauce. The mixed grilled seafood
Was terrific. The sole was tasty but not memorable.
There are many choices in the tasting menu, though.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Il Fornaio provides great food and service in Beverly Hills.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Il Fornaio!
Every time we go to Il Fornaio we have a great time! Food is excellent and the place is so nice!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorites!
Great location in BH and with consistently great italian without the pretense.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best bread Italian style
My favorite restaurant ! The unique pasta dishes were superb. Best Italian food this side of Italy.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beverly Hills night life
After many years, Beverly Hills still has a vibrant night life with great restaurants selections. Il Fornaio has a great location, excellent menu, great wine list, and fantastic service.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the moment we walked in, we felt welcomed by the staff. Everyone was very friendly and attentive, but not overly so. Food recommendations were spot on. Noise level may bother some people but it wasn't difficult to hear others talking. We had a baby with us and it was nice to not have to worry when he fussed a little.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Where else can one eat
rabbit shamelessly? and tastefully....the only issue I have is that I prefer more green vegetables and well
cooked rather than terribly al dente.
And the crusty bread is too darn good.
Tho the noise level is high inside, outside on an autumn day was gorgeous in Beverly HIlls the other day.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
La cena sta fantastica!
What can you say about iL Fornaio? It fires on all cylinders!
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
my family enjoyed the brunch & our waiter , who was very helpful in making our choices very special & no problem adding extras to the dishes on the menu.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
In the neighborhood and eat here a lot. The lasagna is amazing as well as the service.
We will be back.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just another great dinner.
Just another great dinner. They do a fantastic job.
One of our very favorites.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Il Fornaio is a semi-casual
Il Fornaio is a semi-casual Beverly Hills restaurant with good, dependable Italian food. It is neither sensational nor adventurous, providing a much need respite from foam and crazy combinations of ingredients found on too menus today.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good for a Business Lunch
I have been to Il Fornaio several times. This time I got the Sole and it was amazing. A bit salty, but still very good and no fishy taste or smell which is key for me. My colleague got a Caesar salad which she did not eat, and it did not look all that appetizing. Anytime a dressing has a brown color, it makes a salad look less appetizing when it comes pre-dressed. So I would recommend the fish, and not the salad.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
iL Fornaio simply great
The regional dishes allow diners to taste the various regions of Italy and is a great way to have a sumptuous variety!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pasta was delicious. Salad just ok.
Service was caring, warm, honest. Very nice.
It's a good atmosphere and reliably good food, for the most part. Go for the pasta, I say.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great run in dine and go home ... Or stay and talk with the other diners or get to know the staff. Friendly happy and yummy place. the bread is delicious and the jam and butter just adds to the freshness. From breakfast to dinner the food is outstanding. a small Beverly Hills twist to the Italian flare!!!!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came here for Thanksgiving
We came here for Thanksgiving dinner and it was great. I am vegetarian, my husband wanted thanksgiving turkey, and my dad wanted fish. Il Fornaio's thanksgiving menu had an array of dishes and everyone got what they wanted (turkey, fish, ravioli, and even pizza).
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the first time we visited this restaurant
and we were very impressed. The food was
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
consistently good dining
My dinner at Il Fornaio was good. I ordered roasted chicken breast and it was cooked over a wood fire and very moist. The salad was crisp and fresh. The bread is always amazing.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect family get together spot
We chose Il FORNAIO for a family lunch. We were celebrating a special occasion and hasn't been together in over a year. Our party of 10 enjoyed a delicious meal, dessert and a wonderful time. Perfect location!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
LOVE Il Fornaio. Always a
LOVE Il Fornaio. Always a treat and as if we are spending a couple hours in Italy. We have patronized this gem for years and always look forward to eating here!
4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently good overall
I have been to Il Fornaio many times, and I have never had a bad meal here. The food and the service are always excellent, and the ambiance is great too.
It is a progressive Italian menu, you won't find Chicken Parm or other standards, but they have a good selection and you'll find something you'll like here.
I also highly recommend the breakfast. Good eggs, great bread, a good change of pace from your usual breakfast restaurant.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our favorite local Italian restaurant. We brought a guest there for dinner on Monday. Great food and services! Our guest also loved the place and wants to return. There is street parking, or you can park at two nearby public parking garages for $5.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can go there for some
You can go there for some of the best Italian in BH. Also try their regional specialty menus. It is 2 weeks out of each month, where they offer meals from a specific region of Italy. This month was Sardinia (Sardegna), and it was fantastic. I had spaghetti with wild boar meat balls.
It only goes to 8/18. Two more days left. Don't delay.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just Like Italy!
We had not been there in years, & were delighted to find a restaurant that pampers guests with the continental flair we had in Italy. The food was delicious & the menu varied. It was a perfect place for our small family reunion.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our family's favorite restaurant
From the warm ciabatta bread to the gracious hospitality of the waiters and hosts (at our favorite Beverly Hills location, Tim and Lucy are standouts) -- the food and service are consistently great. Because they offer monthly specials that focus on different regions of Italy, the Il Fornaio menu never gets old, even when you eat there almost weekly, like we do! I just tried the gnocchi for the first time last night and it was phenomenal -- like little pillows of happiness. :)
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific service, good food
Hosted a girl's birthday celebration. The service could not have been better! Food is always delicious. A good "go to" when in doubt.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM