Il Fornaio - Beverly Hills

4.5
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1446 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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D
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very good place to dine for our last night in LA. The food is amazing and the service was great.

MK
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food, good service. Value is good.

LH
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a return visit to the restaurant. I have gone there with friends a number of times in the past. We chose to go there for a birthday celebration because the birthday celebrant was the one who requested it. There was no disappointment. Would definitely go back again the people are very nice and the food is quite good

CP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great, food was good but not over the top. Went with the gnocchi tonight

OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was very good

DA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was absolutely amazing (Angelo Q). It was probably the best service we have ever received in Beverly Hills anywhere! I would hire him for our company in a second if he was available.

L
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time I have had lunch at Il Fornaio. It was excellent! The food and service was extraordinary. I will be sure to go back often.

A
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Despite request for best available table & asking if we could move once seated, stuck at very back of restaurant next to noisy waiters station. Mega attitude from our server, smug & insisted we stay put. Hostess was inept. Salad had no dressing when we requested some he tried to drown it with oil & balsamic. Inappropriate up sell for additional menu items & zero genuine care about our dining experience.

CC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Space was a little tight. Servers kept on bumping at my husband’s chair while passing by. Service was excellent though.

w
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We were a party of 7 (2 couples and 3 singles) and asked for separate checks; our waiter said he couldn’t do that. Four of us ordered the grilled shrimp special, but the waiter never mentioned they were $43 (and none of us asked) so the check was a bit of a shock when it arrived! The plates of shrimp were generous and had lovely carrots, spinach, broccolini and potatoes alongside, but our waiter also never said they were grilled in the shell and I rarely will order them like that because I don’t like wrestling them out of the shell, especially without seafood forks or some other better implements. He only checked back with us once, merely to ask if we wanted dessert or coffee. Figuring out the check was a project that could so much more easily have been accomplished by having separate checks!
We come here fairly often but this visit was a disappointment because of the unhelpful “service”.

P
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had the spicy pizza which was quite tasty and not too spicy. Sat outside. Overall very pleasant. I'd go back.

SJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

B
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the go to restaurant for my girl friends and family. The food is always consistently good, as is the impeccable service.
We had the large Giraossa salads ( misspelled) , the beet salad and wine.
Didn’t take a photo but will next time- the food always looks so delicious that I forget to take a snap!!

D
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!!! My family loved every thing the food, the ambience and the service.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food - great location - great value

AF
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been eating there for years and keep going back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

I’ve been to El Fornaio many times throughout the years. This was by far the worst. My poached eggs were hard boiled. With one egg they had broke the yolk and decided to toss it on the plate anyways. The corned hash was the texture of beef jerky. The potatoes were grossly undercooked

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is impeccable and food is amazing love love this place

MK
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Always great service. Nice variety of selections. Great location with parking nearby.

LA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
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 on February 16, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

ME
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.