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About 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.

9705 South Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 10:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Roxbury

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 777-0040

Website:
http://www.ilfornocaldobh.com/

Catering:
we cater up to 150 people.

Private Party Contact:
Sohail Fatoorechi: (310) 777-0040

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Il Forno Caldo Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
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Comfort Food (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Romantic (6)
Authentic (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Cozy (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

What a gem! We just moved in the neighborhood and loved this authentic Italian restaurant. Ambience was excellent matched only by the superb service and stellar food. We will definitely return.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

The "special" salad was over salted and not worth the "special " price.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I have been to Il Forno Caldo on many occasions and have never been disappointed. It is one of the few restaurants where you can actually hear each other while having a conversation. The food and wine list is excellent. Il Forno Caldo reminds me of those wonderful Italian restaurants in the Tuscan countryside. The owner is friendly and always has a great recommendation for wine.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Picked this restaurant at the last minute based on previous reviews. We concur. Great for casual, high quality dining.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

service was awful. So slow and unresponsive. Had to constantly look for anyone to get anything.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great food. Nice portions and very good service!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

service was awful. Continues to get worse every time. Every table was complaining in our section. please train or hire only experienced staff or get a 3rd waiter its too much for 2 to handle.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Really enjoyed the authentic cuisine.
Delightful, Thank you.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Casual
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 (East Sussex)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Lovely quiet neighborhood spot! Love it!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Healthy, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was good but waitress was awful. Busboy was more attentive than waitress.

Tags: Romantic
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food4
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 4, 2018

とてもスタッフの対応が良く、お料理も美味しく、ロサンゼルス旅行でたまたま入ったお店ですが旅行中2度も食べに行きました。

Tags: Hot Spot, Seasonal, Fun, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was really bad. The waitress was horrible. The waiter in the other section had to give us water and bread since our waitress never brought them. She was horrible.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

All was good... as usual This place is right around the corner from my office and is very convenient and always good!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Authentic Italian cooking; Great wine, and excellent friendly service. Probably the best Seafood pasta I have has outside if New York City.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

All great as always

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Somewhat disappointed given the great reviews. Service was nice and loved the decor. Linguine with clam sauce was very good but other dishes were just ok.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I come here quite often and I must say that I am never bored of the food at Il Forno Caldo. The service is great, always friendly and very helpful with food recommendations. The ambiance of the restaurant is perfectly cozy and warm but still lively. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND going here!

I love penne with pink sauce and they make it very well here. The pizza is amazing, salad is amazing, and the bread, oh the bread, is delicious. Everything about the place makes me so excited to be there. If you haven't gone yet, or even if you have, definitely give it a try.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Comfort Food, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great good in great ambiance. Good value and all staff was friendly and engaging.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wonderful dining experience! Delicious food, wonderful intimate atmosphere, outstanding friendly service. Can't recommend highly enough!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Quaint, cozy, clean, delicious and consistently a great go to place for dining.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Very warm and welcoming, cozy atmosphere, excellent service. Lasagna was perfect, in a piping hot casserole directly from the oven. Penne arrabiata with sausage suitably spicy and flavorful. Outstanding, fresh crispy-crust bread. Location is nice, close to Rodeo drive (but minus the pretension).

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

When we got there and were having lunch they were mopping down the kitchen floor with smelly water. I overlooked that but many would not. Not very appealing

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

This is the 4th time I’ve eaten here, the food is fantastic, great service, and fair prices. I’d highly recommend to anyone!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Il Forno hits its mark in all categories - delicious food, lovely ambiance, superior service. It's a very comfortable place to go to, yet very "special occasion" at the same time. Ever since some good friends of ours introduced us to the restaurant, we've gone back multiple times and introduced it to others. A real winner!

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We meet friends here often. The last time we went the very warm and friendly Italian chef came out to offer up the list of specials for the evening. He was delightful and added another wonderful dimension to the evening. The food was good and the atmosphere warm.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great ambiance, cozy, and reasonably priced. I had a special - lobster ravioli - and it was delicious. My date had penne with sausage. Both had their pink sauce, which the waitress recommended, and she was spot on. Also had the bruschetta which was different (on a crispy flatbread - creative and lighter than the usual). Topped with a nice Sangiovese and we were delighted.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I made a reservation for 2:15 pm table and the restaurant was closed . It was so ridiculous. I was so angry that they allowed me to make a reservation with the door locked. Plus the server who came out and talked to us was very rude and not educated. The worst experience ever.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Cute little Italian restaurant. Prices are fair. Pastas were good but the rest wasn't anything special.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food is generally good, service can be inconsistent. This time very good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was excellent and good portion size. Price was high for a small glass of Chianti.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We love Il Forno Caldo. The wait staff is accommodating, knowledgeable, and friendly - and the food is superb. What more does one want?! We have gone here often recently and will continue going!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Good food and service. Petty to charge $3 for extra anchovies when 4 of us are dining out and purchasing $70 bottles of wine.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 12, 2017

I have been coming here for several years now both for evening meals as well as biz lunches. The food is always outstanding, the prices reasonable and the Staff extremely friendly and welcoming. It is a neighborhood gem in BH and one that I hope is here for years to come.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Hearing aid friendly and great food and wine selection at reasonable prices

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Came for a casual dinner on a very hot day and were dismayed that they don't have air-conditioning. They did have a fan and we were ok. The staff did not tell us that there were specials for the night but we heard them from another table. The staff was very helpful in choosing a wine. I didn't think the turkey meatballs were as delicious as promised by our waitress. The pasta was al dente, and my husband's bolognese was good. The bread was served with a good balsamic. I had the pear salad which was good and quite large. The caprese salad had avocado in it which was good. Nothing special about the view or ambience.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Il Forno Caldo serves fresh, excellent food and also offers attentive, helpful service. A very comfortable place to dine with friends. Everyone we've taken has loved it!

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 13, 2017

I love this work neighborhood gem. Micah the server is AWESOME

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 12, 2017

tuna tartar not fresh or good. Dishes ok but not special

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Food was very good and consistent. Service also excellent. The wine list could use some good choices in the $30+ category.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 27, 2017

service was really poor. Food was bland. Water was served warm (had to constantly flag down bus boy) and then he serves warm water. Bathroom still broken....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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