Il Fornaio - Beverly Hills

4.4
1327 reviews
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Italian
Step inside Il Fornaio and take a culinary journey through Italy. Early mornings bring rustic, crisp crusted bread hot from the oven accompanied by the scent of fresh brewed espresso. During lunch and dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while meats and vegetables roast over hot coals. Bottles of wine from small, regional wineries are uncorked to complement the dishes, which have been crafted in the custom of Italy's chefs, bakers and homemakers. Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Il Fornaio with a traditional turkey dinner or your favorite Italian dish! Large parties welcome upon reservation.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Start your Christmas celebration at Il Fornaio! Join us on Christmas Eve and enjoy the festive atmosphere and your favorite Italian dish.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 1327 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

They have changed some of the menu items, ordered a burrata pesto pizza and the tomato was cut so thick that it was still cold

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S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was great. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal!!

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LH
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice venue in heart of Beverly Hills. Staff were quite good as was the food. Definitely will return.

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FM
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never lets you down...predicable and rewarding... great service... real food...reasonable...fun.
Foster Meagher

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SR
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Will definitely come back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Our food was terrible ... chicken dry without any taste, pasta over cooked....

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CM
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Wonderful food and service for lunch.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I haven’t been there in years and forgot about the amazing food. Service was excellent as well. Will definitely go back!

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R
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Il Fornaio is our neighborhood comfort food Italian restaurant, always open, always good. Their grilled chicken with spicy sauce is reason enough to come here.
Very good minestrone, salads too.
Breakfast is a little problematic, food tends to arrive a little cold and they need to toast the focaccia bread more. But we love it anyway!
Great fresh-squeezed OJ

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M
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and great food!!

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TJ
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We visit this restaurant annually on our Rodeo Drive shopping trip. The food and service have always been excellent. This trip, however, we had a poor server. He rarely checked back with us, for one order wrong then tried to blame the chefs which upset them. We were sitting at the table directly across from the chefs counter and witnessed the display. That was unpleasant, as well. We will chalk this up to the poor server and will return next year.

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LG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great! Our server Angelo was wonderful. The food was quite good and they were very accommodating with all our special requests.

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N
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Quality always excellent, bring back Lamb chops !

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J
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A charge for an Arnold Palmer refill? Left me with a bad taste for management.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Worst service ever, waited 20mn outside with a basket of bread, no water and not a single person bother to stop by. Had to complain to the manager, for him to personally take our order. A server finally “took over” blaming everything under the sun but taking no accountability, the said manager actually brought us our food, to then disappear and not even bother to check if we needed anything else. Nothing comped, didn’t not care a bit after being a patron of that restaurant for 10+ years. 2 glasses of wine, a Marguerita pizza & a subpar plate of pasta later, we walked away being charged $70. A rip-off !!!

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a
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING FOOD, GREAT SERVICE, DEFINITELY RECOMMEND.

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r
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always rock solid. Great food, great service, great prices.

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MC
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Fantastic service. Great ambiance. Very good prices. You must try it.

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EA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I gave this restaurant four stars only because the lady at the check-in did not even acknowledge us when we came in. It took another guy coming to ask about our reservation. She seemed preoccupied with a chat with another lady and I wondered if she was deliberately non attentive because we were a minority couple. Other than that, the overall experience was good.

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MA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The food is not the same as used to be. It’s bland and boring.

Prices definitely high for this kind of bistro and the food.
Service was ok.

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NS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

My chicken was dry, they had to remake my husbands dish several times. It’s over priced, was there too long because of all the issues. Disappointed!

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a
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

We dine at Il Fornaio at least one a month, service was disappointing and the food was just OK

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c
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We had reservations at 2 pm. We’re not seated till almost 3 Took a while to get even bread and butter. Steak that was ordered medium rare arrived well done. Second one was bloody. Food was fine but service very poor.

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J
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

About to order waiter said cannot have pizza or calzone. Then waiters kept trying to bring us wrong salads and our waiter got mad and he was not attentive. Waited an hour for two lasagnes and a spaghetti and meatball. No one ever apologized. Had to ask for water. People kept bumping into table. Implement chaos. Never again.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

We arrived at 11:30 on Father’s Day - too late for brunch and too early for lunch. We were offered pizza, salad and cold appetizers. Very disappointed.

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Y
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time for Father's Day breakfast. Everyone loved what they ordered. The service was excellent and not rushed.

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JO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We ordered cocktails to have before the meal, but they were delivered well into the meal. The bread was served without butter so we had to wait until we could flag someone to get it and the water that we had requested with the cocktails. Tried to order an after meal latte, but got tired of waiting and finally saw the manager, who helped us get our bill. Other tables around us were also complaining that they had to ask at least a few times to get their bill. A shame as this used to be a destination place.

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VW
Los Angeles
105 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Reliably good, if not exciting food. Easy, comfortable . Make reservations for dinner for sure. Often crowded.

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OT
Las Vegas
50 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff, wonderful food, wonderful ambiance 10/10

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r
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our final dinner while visiting CA for 7 days and was a great ending. Our service was excellent, the food was outstanding...just an all around great experience...even late in the day. The scallops were cooked perfectly, the short ribs were delicious. We will definitely be back for more.

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LC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is always great and the service was excellent!

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S
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jose (Pepe) was our substitute waiter (unknowingly to us, Tim left after taking our order). He was fantastic. Tim did make recommendations for our meal from the specialty menu and we were very happy with the selections. This was our last stop on the Passport and we are hoping that one of us wins the trip.

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LG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice. Not uniquely outstanding but solid. Perfect for lunch.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

food is pretty average, service was excellent.

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NS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I liked the openness of the place, lots of light from outside. Good food. We were on our way to the Annenberg, so it was convenient. Parking next door not too outrageous.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not as good s the last time. Food and service less than expected. Ambiance is lovely but was a bit noisier than in the last due to several crying toddlers

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Must of been an off night. It’s my go to spot when I’m visiting LA but it’s been some years now. Dishes I used to rave about were mediocre and almost inedible I’ll give it another chance I suppose.

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TL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed dining here before our play at The Wallis: fast, friendly, and professional service; authentic and fresh Italian food; and comfortable ambiance.

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GT
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a fantastic time over supper at Il Fornaio— the food was excellent! Service was great too... special occasion type of place but amazing!

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RE
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding meal surrounded by caring and hardworking staff, had a wonderful evening and always love having dinner here! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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