Il Fornaio - Manhattan Beach

4.5
2574 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Step inside Il Fornaio and take an award-winning culinary journey through Italy. Specialties include house made pastas, wood-fired pizza, grilled fish, authentic risotto, and rotisserie meats. Using the freshest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques, Il Fornaio offers a wide variety of premium-quality Italian food paired with great cocktails and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list.
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CarolineG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Staff are friendly attentive and efficient, restaurant is very attractive and especially with Christmas decorations.
Fish was a bit disappointing, both the branzino and salmon were overcooked. the short rib and lamb were excellent. nice choice of wines by the glass.

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viphubahuba
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

No bar code to get international points

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vipEvanB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was a very good experience overall, the waiter was nice and the food was good.

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vipManhattanBchGuy
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation and were seated immediately upon check-in. Service was prompt and courteous. Food was excellent. Very enjoyable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our experience here. The food was excellent and the service was superb. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice and quiet had a special dinner

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JaneB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat! Excellent food, ambiance, and service!

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adriang
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was sketchy. Even though we had a party of five, the soup and salads were served for three. Had to call on staff to bring the rest, bring soup spoons We ordered a bottle of Chardonnay. It was left on the table instead of bring a bucket with ice to keep it chilled. Water glasses were never refilled, nor did our server ever ask if everything was ok.

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NYCFoodie
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Was very disappointed with the service. The server was rude. We were there for Thanksgiving dinner and the turkey was more of a turkey roll, the cranberry sauce was inedible and the potatoes cold. Wouldn’t do this again.

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MichaelM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Old world Italian, good food, reasonable price, great atmosphere.

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Antia
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience! Food was good, the restaurant is beautiful and the service was great.

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MichelleM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fast and great. The food was delicious! I loved my meal -- the brussels sprouts appetizer and cranberry/chicken salad. Nice atmosphere.

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richardC
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience1

Julia was absolutely fantastic!

Made a very tough day of business end nicely because of her service and charm where we could have a little bit of relaxation.

Thank you for Julia! 👏👏👏

Regarding the Bruschetta, the tomatoes were mushy and mealy.

Regarding the Insalata Cesarina, the romaine was too overdressed and the grilled chicken breast was very dry.

We SO need a restaurant in So Bay with consistent culinary capabilities.

Please work to ramp your A game post Covid.

Thank you,
Richard Chilcott
31 0 913 9672

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Eduardo
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had a friend visiting from Florida and wanted to take him to lunch at Il Fornaio, unaware that they open at 12 pm we arrived 15 minutes early hoping to get in earlier. We were greeted by a staff person and told us to wait and then The Manager came and rudely told us that they were not open yet, and told us to move away from a waiting room, we decided to wait outside and ultimately decided that they didn't deserve our business and went somewhere else near by where we had a great lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service!

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bwbw12345
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time - wonderful environment

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Mexicutioner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Great atmosphere! We will return soon!

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GraceT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in our favorite waiter’s area. The restaurant is very comfortable and we always feel welcomed. It was a relaxing night.

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FlyinHawaiian80
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food quantity was great. All items were delicious and served fresh and hot.
Drink service was superb.

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esalmas
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment I make a reservation, to check, taking my order and the service and food - I LOVE Il Fornaio. I'm a regular, so as soon as David see's me he puts in my beer order and then makes recommendations about the specials. Good portions and reasonably priced.

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vipWilliamN
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We very much enjoyed our meal. This is a good place for a celebratory dinner. The Paccheri Alla Vodka, the Cristina pizza, and the grilled lamb chops special were all particularly good.

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Margaretville
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Visited on a fairly busy Saturday night. Our waitress was very good. Nice atmosphere.
I was on a date with my husband and wanted to enjoy a nice quiet non rushed dinner. We ordered drinks and an appetizer and about 6 minutes later our meal arrived. It would have been nice to have some time to enjoy our appetizer for a few extra minutes. In addition, we were not aware there was a fee for the bread basket. It was worth the $2.00!

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AndreR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Not crowded at all for a Friday business lunch.

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MarilynG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and food were perfect for my birthday celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing ! The food was excellent !

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arturo was a fantastic server

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were excellent, as we have come to expect.

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vipHappy2dine
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu has changed since we were last there maybe 2 to 3 months ago. Some of the things that I like are gone. But I did enjoy what I had which was the gnocchi with chicken it was very good. They do now charge for bread, which is a little disappointing. However the ambience is really nice

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food
I will return

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vipcloth
Los Angeles
88 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This relates to the Manhatten Beach restaurant.
Unfortunately, I think the pasta menu is extremely limited and for this reason I might not return.
The lasagna wasn't hot enough and I felt the panna cotta, which was excellent was pricey.

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My pasta was delicious and beautiful. The servers are wonderful and attentive. I've always loved the Il Fornaio brand.

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GinaA
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at IlFornaio was great. The food was delicious, and the servers were very attentive. It is a beautiful restaurant, and the ambience is so nice.

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JamesF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The night started well, the appetizer was delightful and the wine that was recommended by the server would have been the perfect accompaniment but Our dishes came cold and the lamb was beyond overcooked. Our server was very

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Diane
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always consistent, service is
Excellent with staff always informed and knowledgeable about the menu.
A great experience each and every visit.

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vipSSturm
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Good experience. Much noisier than last visit. Difficult to have a conversation.

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vipShirlFlor
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and selection of entrees. We always request for David since he delivers such an outstanding customer service!

The limited time special “LA Dine” menu was outstanding! Thank you.

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esalmas
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took advantage of the DineLA dinner special - nice portion of salad, salmon and tiramisou - and very, very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food quality was great. However, the server was not professional. We were not happy with the service. He never checked up on us after delivering our food. We had to reach out to another server to ask for the bill. She was so much nicer and much more professional. Then, when he came back, he just put down the bill on the table and walked away. We wanted to split our check but couldn’t even ask for it.

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vipGman
Los Angeles
103 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very slow. I found that distracting. The food was okay. I stuck with some basic choices. Hopefully things will improve.

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PatriciaR
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente service and Selina was amazing 🤩 very attentive, sweet, and polite

FAQs

Il Fornaio - Manhattan Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 725-9555.

Il Fornaio - Manhattan Beach is rated 4.5 stars by 2574 OpenTable diners.

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.