Il Fornaio - Beverly Hills

4.5
1615 Reviews
$30 and under
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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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply delicious authentic Italian food beautifully served

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vipThomas
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food. Friendly, welcoming staff. The outdoor seating area that has been created in response to the pandemic restrictions is very attractive, the best I've seen.

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PaulZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating was well done. Hard to think we were sitting in the street.

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CurlySil
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great spot! Comfy food, service was great though wished they'd be a little more attentive - yet quite pleased for a busy night! Highly recommend it!!!

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SabrinaK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Culmination for my son

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
117 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Much better service than in the past. Food much better than last time. Great promo offer made us come in.

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vipBonnie
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous they have the best pasta salads and deserts the service is always great very friendly

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Moji
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and good food. Nice atmosphere. Italian.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
117 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The Chicken was chewy and not in the good way -- absolute horrible quality of food and you could not complain since no buss boys or even waiters walking around to flag down. Forget about a water refill either. Service is getting worse at this location which explains why it is not crowded like all of the other surrounding restaurants. When food is poor quality and service is nonexistent -- your cooking a recipe for disaster. Get it together -- get a new manager to whip this place into shape, It used to be so good.

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SarinaF
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love this restaurant so much! The seafood pasta and prosciutto pizza were my favorite. The server was very genuinely nice and provided amazing service. We would definitely return! The outside patio looked like it had better ambiance than inside. But overall everything was great!!!

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vipBruce
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience4

This was the first time I’ve been back to Il Fornaio since the pandemic shut everything down last March. Service was borderline non-existent. We had to seek out a waiter to take our order, and later, the same to pay the check. I ordered a pizza margarita, which arrived COLD. I would have sent it back but the waiter was nowhere to be found. Even so, I ate a few pieces simply out of hunger. All in all, a VERY DISAPPOINTING EXPERIENCE.

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AndreaT
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The restaurant has really gone down in all respects. We had to wait 20 minutes for a waiter to come to our table. The quality of the food was not the same. We were not allowed to make a substitution. The waiter was abrupt and arrogant.
We will not be returning.

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vipBonnie
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious I had mozzarella salad then Bologna’s both were delicios

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vipButch
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Our go to Italian in Beverly Hill

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VidaK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good gnocchi & Christina pizza🥰🥰 also recommended white sangria

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CherylD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Fornaio in Beverly Hills has the friendliest wait staff, a great ambiance and consistently great food. It’s a terrific go-to when we want to meet people in the middle of town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outside you built. So nice.

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vipDoctor
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our servers rushed us to order. We were made to feel uncomfortable and unsettled. This behavior is not acceptable.

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LiKaLu
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the new outdoor space. Felt like a cafe in Italy. Hopefully they can keep the space but I'm guessing it was only due to Covid. As for food, I ordered the salmon entree. It was surprisingly really good. Service was nice too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
117 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Fernando was a poor waiter very unresponsive and had to flag him to come over numerous times. Appetizers took 45+ min after ordering to come- very slow and not even great. Need to seriously train staff better.

They also charge for a sliver of bread!

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duke
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We ate outside because of the pandemic. It was a nice night but somewhat windy. Service great food great

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ggood70
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always fresh food that’s very good. Limited covid menu, but a super happy waiter and good drinks!

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vipVickiG
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

favorite lunch spot! food is delicious, service is great

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vipMark
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Cost has gotten very expensive, also charge for bread now and a tax because of covid.


Food seems to be much more pricey.

I would check some of the other Italian restaurants around.

We had to ask for silverware, had to ask for small platers to put our bread on.

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Chivi
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Great service. Bilingual servers.

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ReenaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic!!!
We ate outside bec the weather was beautiful!!!

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Erick007
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
117 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The waiter Jose was really rude and arrogant and out of line - he really spoiled our dinner. He needs basic training on customer engagement and treating people with respect and dignity.

Also, when did you start to charge for bread -- if you gave us a basket with a nice variety of home made breads that is one thing but to charge for bread when you give four little 1/4 slice nibbles saying it is enough for four people is wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great abs service was amazing!

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FrankH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate, affordable and with good food! We loved it!

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vipPam61
Egypt
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Long time Il Fornaio diner. However our lunch was terrible. The food has gone downhill!! Lukewarm, bland minestrone soup, Caprese with hard mozzarella cheese, bland tomatoes, few basil leaves, one brown edged. NO Parmesan to sprinkle on soup, NO bread, olive oil and balsamic. The only thing that’s gone uphill are the prices. Oh, our servers were warm and attentive. New ownership??!

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KiaraO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great service. I really enjoyed our waiter Pepe as well.

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sharon
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was lovely. There were very few people inside and the tables were spaced safely. The server was patient and knowledgeable. All 3 of our meals were delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious

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BenB
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food!! I went for my girlfriend’s birthday and they took great care of us.

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JansiD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was exceptional. the server was very attentive. Food was very good.

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vipMikeH
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and Ivan was our waiter who did an outstanding job. Will be back. They also set up a nice outdoor dining area to the side of the restaurant, which works really well.

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MariahG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and our sever was friendly and funny! Pasta was cooked perfectly.

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CindyW
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I was extremely disappointed in the service. The food was just ok. My salad with Salmon wasn't good at al. The salmon proportion was small maybe 2oz for $12 and it was extremely dry.

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JoshuaT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a hot day, we should’ve been given a choice to sit inside or outside. We probably should’ve asked. Glad it was a shady area outside. Food is OK, but pasta a bit too al dente to my taste. Service is OK, but can be more attentive.

FAQs

Il Fornaio - Beverly Hills offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 550-8330.

Il Fornaio - Beverly Hills is rated 4.5 stars by 1615 OpenTable diners.

Il Fornaio - Beverly Hills does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ilfornaio.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.