Il Fornaio - Beverly Hills

4.6
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1426 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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. Repeat winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Another good restaurant to pick from when choosing a moderately-priced, easy to book, Italian meal in Beverly Hills

OT
Central Coast
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our server basically insulted every dish we asked if he recommended, making it very hard to decide on what to get.... gluten free menu is good though.

J
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience...but long wait time even though we had a reservation.

ME
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing, the attention and service amazing, but my goodness the food was out of this world definitely the best Italian food I have had tried.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!!!

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CW
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with great food and nice vibes. I went here on a Friday evening with a friend and our waiter provided us with excellent service. I definitely will dine here again.

LL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Gnocchi is delicious!

JR
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always this restaurant never gets it wrong. FOrm seating selection to service, exceptional in every way.

FD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love Il Fornaio, fresh food prepared perfectly. However, for years I have purchased olive oil from the the take out counter, this time they were unable to find two bottles for me. Being that I live on the east coast, very very disappointing!

SL
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Fornaio is a lovely restaurant; we visit the BH location and Carmel location.
Always great food and pleasant service.
Coffee is superb; pizza, pasta and entrees are very good
Breakfast buffet in Carmel for Pine Inn guests is very good.

J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I use to be one of the big fan of Il Fornio but Unfortunately I keep seeing decline in the food and service quality and quantity which I hope management will be aware of it .

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely home style Italian. If we were local, we would be there every week

A
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, atmosphere all outstanding! We will definitely be back

C
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The service was great - we were assisted by Rudy. He was very professional, attentive and optimistic. The food was alright, but not out of the ordinary like we thought it would have been

MM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I was very excited to eat there because I love Italian food...yet it wasn’t what I expected. The restaurant was very nice and it was convenient that we had our baby with us, which I appreciated. I was super excited about eating the lasagna but the noodles were overcooked and it was messily plated. I wasn’t really impressed after I thought I was going to be satisfied.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Mediocre food. Nothing’s special.

S
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our dinner entrees were fabulouse. Service was excellent. Enjoyed our evening out with friends.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Food wasn’t fresh, horrible experience, stomach upset after dinner

J
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very large portions great service and location. A little expensive, but everything is of a high quality.

CG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful place! Super simple yet elegant interior design. The food and service was amazing as well! Definitely would visit again

d
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We waited just shy of an hour for our food, had missing utensils at the table until the food was delivered. Food was delicious. Waiter was aloof.

R
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are always good, But their special Lobster pasta is Remarkable.,

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to grab lunch.

L
Los Angeles
239 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Four of us were there on Christmas Day at 3:00 and it was crazy! Lots of people, wait staff buzzing around with food and drinks, people laughing and opening presents. The atmosphere was exciting.
The food was interesting. My duck-filled ravioli was delicious as was the calamari. Two of my friends meat balls, which they enjoyed and my other friend had a shrimp and prawn dish which she did not--there was no juice or sauce and therefore there was little flavor. She thought the shrimp was canned.
Dessert was gelatos and they were so so tasty. Last year I ate at Il Fornaio for Thanksgiving and it was also special. I love it there!

f
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xmas lunch w/family
excellent service
wonderful food
we all loved it!

FM
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Been going there for years, it's always great - fine food, friendly servers, reasonably priced. Sometimes a little noo noisy for me, so I just lean forward a little further....

N
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An improved experience as compared to my previous visit to this restaurant.

J
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service and atmosphere was good. Food was mediocre and overpriced. Table was packed next to another table in an aisle which was awkward.

N
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, if a bit pricey. Our service was excellent. I am concerned about the noise level in all restaurants nowadays.

JM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a reliable place to eat, though the noice level and elbow room depends on where you sit

J
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food! Delicious! Service! Excellent! Lucy and Tim are amazing. Merry Christmas to all. Thank you!!

N
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

I have eaten at Il Fornaio for years. This is the first time that I had to send my order back 3 times until my order was correct. A very bad experience..

L
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Good food, great service just a little pricey. A very nice location when you are in Beverly Hills.

OT
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a go-to spot when we are in town. The food is great, the staff is attentive, the seating cozy, the clients elegant. Lots of shopping nearby, all good.

W
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great




Very good

NJ
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

i wish the service was as good as the food!
we had about 4 different servers over the evening
so i never knew who our waiter was!
food was delicious.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food....overpriced on the add ons.

b
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our date night in LA before attending a concert up the street. This is our go to when in the area. Never disappoints.

AC
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch had by myself, husband and dear friends celebrating a successful day. I had the salad with the rotisserie chicken that was just excellent, perfect seasoning and very tender chicken. My husband had the Dover sole which he loved and one of guests had the seafood pasta. Topped off with a glass of red wine, it was the perfect lunch.

WH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service for lunch was extraordinarily slow