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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What 1361 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

L
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MP
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

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
114 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
121 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My home away from home.
Love this place

KF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

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
33 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great gluten free mare chiaro and Caesar salad.

ND
Essex
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for families. We always enjoy Il Fornaio

AG
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Don’t care for new menu.

SV
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

Y
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

CP
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for clients at lunch or breakfast. Mainstay for me when in town.

B
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive, professional server. Good menu. All dishes were well prepared and delicious.

NS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriends and I had dinner on a Wednesday and it was great- not too crowded and we could enjoy each other's company. The server was awesome and we took advantage of the internet special of assorted gnocchi and wine flight. Our server was friendly, helpful as were the waitstaff. Normally I do not like going to Beverly Hills for dinner, but our time at Il Fornaio was wonderful!

KC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food that appealed to all the family in a nice setting

OT
Los Angeles
258 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This is the only Il Fornaio (and any other restaurant) I know of that charges extra for chopped garlic (for oil and balsamic bread dipping), and for a refill of an Arnold Palmer, but you don't know that until the bill arrives. They did adjust most of that, once I asked.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and fabulous pizza

DD
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

My wife and I ordered the del Fornaio salad. Good as usual. Our sole sautéed with lemon an capers was soggy. The accompanying mashed potatoes tasted frozen. A real disappointment.

PV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Usually very good. But eggs a little overcooked this time.

RS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent from start to finish!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had an office lunch at this restaurant, and we definitely enjoyed it. Food was good, service was good they forgot to put our appetizer in. But the manager was very sweet and gave us desert instead. But definitely was a great experience overall everyone was very polite.

9
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
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

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LH
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

FM
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never lets you down...predicable and rewarding... great service... real food...reasonable...fun.
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SR
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Will definitely come back.

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....

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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