Il Fornaio - Beverly Hills

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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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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.

Thursday, November 28, 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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Kick off 2020 in style! Join us New Year's Eve and toast to happiness and health in the new year. Salute!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1379 People Are Saying
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J
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and staff at Il Fornaio!

a
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

We hadn't been here for a long time but needed to go to a restaurant that had vegetarian and regular food options. My husband order the fish special and I ordered ravioli. Neither one of or meals was great. I could have made better ravioli at home from a package. I didn't finish my meal. My husband got sick (won't go into details) for the next two days after eating the fish. Horrible!

w
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Il Fornaio is a longtime favorite, but I’m so disappointed that they’ve taken my favorite dish, capellacci di zucca (pumpkin ravioli) off the menu :((
I still miss their house-made cookies, especially the Garibaldis, but even though their name means “the baker”, they stopped baking their own a few years ago.
The corporation who bought them out doesn’t seem to want to
keep up the things I love best about it.
However, I did have a great lunch at the Pasadena branch a few weeks ago!

b
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice restaurant with good ambience. The food selection is good but the prices are about 25% higher than value.

BC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

dinner was fine, valet was very nice, good food. All good except for the noise level.

n
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

It's a fun lunch scene in BH that has been around for a long time. Pastas are good. Salads are fine as well. Service outside was very slow but the waitstaff are sweet.

n
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It is always so nice to see many of the same staff that have been there for all the 16 years I have dined at this location. Great service and friendly. Very pleasant evening. Wonderful espresso.

P
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside. Very pleasant service and ambience.

BC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always outstanding! The osso bucco was excellent and so was the nocchi.

FM
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Il Fornaio is a favorite of mine, but this particular evening it was jammed and the service was not as good as usual

A
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

It's too noisy, the service was so-so, the food bland and too salty.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service. As always!

OW
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Food. Great Service & Staff. Convivial Atmosphere. Fun People Watching!
Highly Recommend For Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Just a Nice Break from the Hustle and Bustle of Beverly Hills

J
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

w
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Had the seafood platter and the complimentary 3 pastas. Wonderful all. Definite recommend.

JB
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great People, Great Atmosphere without being pretentious.

JR
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Beverly Hills fav for lunch. they are always courteous and reliable.

H
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Everything here is fine. The food is fine; the ambience is fine. We went because we couldn’t think of anyplace else to go. Next time I will try harder to find an alternative

OT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a nice meal. We go to the one in Burlingame all the time but the lasagna here was better.

OT
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting LA for 1 week and went here twice as the food and service were both outstanding

L
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. Our waiter was was extra attentive to all details. Great experience with my daughter.

JP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service and delicious food. Noise level was on the loud side.

MP
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going here for years. The food is always wonderful and I get to practice my Italian

L
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

There are other choices that I would suggest. Some people like it, however, it isn't for me. The staff are nice and it is in a convenient location.

T
Los Angeles
123 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Italian food in the heart of Beverly Hills. They are famous for the rotisserie chicken and fresh pasta. I had wonderful carpaccio. Great service.

FA
Los Angeles
122 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My home away from home.
Love this place

KF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Il Fornaio is always a sure bet. The food is consistently good and the atmosphere is great. Great place to go to for date night with my husband, family gatherings and even my teenage daughter and friends!

ER
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Very good food, but I was very disappointed when I learned that they removed the butternut squash ravioli from the menu. It was by far the best thing on the menu, and one of the best dishes I've ever had. It was on the menu for as long as I can remember and then it was just gone. Absolutely ridiculous.

TS
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great gluten free mare chiaro and Caesar salad.

ND
Essex
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely, authentic Italian restaurant. Great food and busy atmosphere. Highly recommended. Only issue is a Californian one... staff clear plates of some guests while others still eating. This impacts the atmosphere and rushes the diners... however, wouldn’t let this stop anyone booming to eat here. Wonderful and yummy food.

DL
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food ordered was all wrong. The waiter said it wasn’t his fault, that it was the kitchen that prepared it incorrectly. Service was just average. The waiter was friendly but it didn’t help in making it a better experience.

KW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and the server was very nice and efficient.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for families. We always enjoy Il Fornaio

AG
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spontaneous decision to celebrate so reserved an hour before the meal and so glad we did; there was a long line however we were seated immediately. Excellent service without hovering; we were able to enjoy a leisurely three course dinner. Food excellent as always, first time here was in 1987 so have been here many times. Big, well lit airy room. Good variety on menu without overwhelm.

BN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this place... the food is amazing, service is fantastic and I always take my guests there.

AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Don’t care for new menu.

SV
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had lunch with my family today. Great location in Beverly Hills, walking distance to all the best shops. The Russian female server was excellent and very nice. The entire staff there is very kind, giving great teamwork service to everyone dining there. They even brought me a birthday dessert with candle and sang to me, when we didn’t even tell them it was my birthday! They obviously are paying attention to their Open Table customers and that says a lot about the restaurant and how it is managed.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid experience, food was good, portions appropriate, waiter was perfect.

Y
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Th service was excellent, as good as the food. And the price was just right considering the location.

SN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Il Fornaio has always been consistent with their food. I specially like their breakfast for their breads and lattes. Egg dishes are also good. Menu lists fresh squeezed Oj but it’s not!