Il Fornaio - Beverly Hills

4.6
1566 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
105 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Why so stingy on the bread and water service. Plenty of help walking around but not interested in really helping you! Poor service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. Beautiful outdoor dining area.
Thank you!!

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vipJillhank
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First day dining with a small group since the pandemic. It was a warm day in Beverly Hills, and we were tucked in behind the faux hedge and spaced a comfortable 10' from the other tables so it felt safe. The staff was beyond amazing. In particular, we were dazzled by the service of our server Angelo who made sure we didn't want for anything. His runners and bus boys were also gracious and helpful. Ok now lets talk about the cuisine. Everything we had, from the appetizers, salads and pasta dishes were delicious. We ordered one of each desert and again, delicious. I am not a gourmet, but i am vegan and they had a few vegan items on the menu. Typically they are not that exciting but in this case, both dishes we ordered were amazing. My friends had salmon and also said was delicious. I have worked nearby the location and drive by it every single workday and never dined here before today. I am glad I did and look forward to going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place it is such a nice atmosphere and the waiters are very nice and the food is excellent I would definitely go back many times

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vipAtruereview
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Used to be a LOT better..
Food became very italo-American..
Pasta full of garlic felt more like mulberry street..
Ambiance is nice but food is nowhere what it used to be.

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vipalicemsc77
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

With pandemic, the menus are limited and pricier than usual.

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JoelW
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food; outdoor dining was enjoyable; service was excellent.

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vipLVGambler
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very safe out door dining. Service was good except it took quite along time to get your cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service. The food was great.

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Dkap
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good solid meal. Everyone left feeling happy and full.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best!!

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vipleonb
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool evening. More heaters,had to wear a coat.Food and service outstanding..

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vipJamesG
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff. Very nice food.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing! Helped us pronounce the items on the menu!

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Pary88
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! The food was delicious, friendly service. We got seated right away.

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FredM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As yet indoor seating isn't permitted, but there was a very nice eating area outside. It was a little chilly but there were heaters. The food and the service were very good. Two of us had the restaurant week special for $45 which was a good deal. Also, there have a good wine list, both by the bottle and the glass.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very pricy with low quality food. Used to be good 2 years ago at my last visit but this time it was very disappointing.

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vipAnnushka
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As is with all Los Angeles, the restaurant has adapted to outdoor dining only with enhanced sidewalk & street tables with a generally nice feeling except in the front of the restaurant which is located under harsh lighting. The menu had been reduced and was missing personal favorites like their spinach salad and calzone. The servers are friendly & attentive but it still feels like a watered-down experience at fairly high prices.

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anon
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I had a reservation for 1230 pm on Friday March 5th for two and I was there while my guest was 10 mins away. I had asked to be seated but they said they needed the full party there and I said I’ll buy an appetizer or drink and wait at the table in the meantime but they said no you have to stand outside and I said on the curb? And she said yes it’s city regulations. I thought this was disrespectful as it’s not like I’m waiting for a party of 5+ and will be taking up multiple tables. I will not be coming back here again it seems to tout a semi classy atmosphere but it is not like that when you are there. This is not the place for a great dining experience with friends moreso just a pitstop for lunch

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Jrnyman80
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Good prices! Excellent service! Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Of course, this is COVID so probably wasn’t the best. But even with a limited menu, the restaurant did not have even the few selections printed

Service was ok. Servings were small compare to previous menu items (likely COVID related).

Had a better meal at Mayborne Hotel, which is up and coming....

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vipKelz
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Sun was in our eyes and no umbrella to help

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vipAlixandra
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always love coming here but for some reason there was no fresh pepper available (was told it was covid but I’ve been here many times during covid and have had fresh pepper). Quality of ingredients seemed lacking. Will come again though as this just seemed to be a one off and we all have our bad days.

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HusikaB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food could have been better, atmosphere fantastic. Seafood was delicious but the pasta dishes were less than expected. Overall nice experience. Would return in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food is not good

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Murphy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The table we were seated at was far off to the side and was not warmed by heat lamps. It was disappointing to have made a reservation then to be sat over there. Others refused to take the table. Service and food was great though.

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marky
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Valentines. Food was cold. Ans my seafood plate was tasteless I live this Restaraunt but wa really disappointed

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vipFoodforfun
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and wonderful service! Of many places we’ve gone, Il Fornaio does a consistently amazing job of ensuring COVID precautions are taken and that it still feels like a special night out! Well done!

MC
vipMichaelCollins
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food I Los Angeles. Authentic and tasty,
As good as the food is Rudy the waiter, ask for his section, it’s worth it. He makes it a fun time

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. Always wanted to go and glad we came. Substantial portions of calamari, salad and pasta.
Would return.

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vipCharles
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The outdoor dining with he superb food made a great evening.

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vipMarkW
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific break from pandemic life. BH Il Fornaio has a wonderful outdoor dining experience, great ambience and amazing service. Get away from the posers, BH Il Fornaio is for nice, low key dining with lots of local residents on hand.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great waiter- very attentive. Deserves 5 stars

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Cheph
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food in BH, period!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Service and gorgeous outdoor ambience. Perfect night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Ok. This is my first time giving a 1 star for a restaurant. First of all. Me and my friend were late for 18 minutes which was our fault. We arrived at 12:45 and she was very mean to us and said there’s no seat. But there was an table was empty entire time and the front desk didn’t let us sit there and she said we have to wait 5-10 minutes. We waited until 1:03, my friend said we’ve already waited more than 10 minutes and she finally brought us to the table which was empty for the entire time. There suppose to have free bread offer for every table. Nobody bring it to us. I ordered a sea bass which taste weird. Also I said I don’t want lemon. Put whatever sauce on the side. They still gave me one with sauce on the fish. Which made me waited another 20 minutes for another one. We asked for water twice and napkin 3 times but they just never bring them to the table until we left. Also when we were eating. There was an accident happen( the pillar fall and the table of people behind us started to screaming), This my worst experience forever.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Despite making a booking on OpenTable, we were made to wait nearly 30 minutes in the cold (not even allowed to stand inside) and wait for a table. The waiter was rude, and they turned down all our international IDs expecting us to carry out passport around. After ordering, our food took over 30 minutes to reach our table (strange on a not-busy night). Food was just about average, a Trader Joes frozen meal may have been better. The over all bill being cheap (split by 6) was the only thing that saved the night. Not the place to go if you’re looking for good Italian.

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vipChristinaA
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed. Neither restaurant returned calls before nor OpenTable replied to email. Poor service on both ends

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vipSherriK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. This service is wonderful. I recommend highly

KR
KamranR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual food was excellent as well as service

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 4.6 stars by 1566 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.