Il Fornaio - Manhattan Beach
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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.
No bar code to get international points
It was a very good experience overall, the waiter was nice and the food was good.
We had a reservation and were seated immediately upon check-in. Service was prompt and courteous. Food was excellent. Very enjoyable evening.
We always enjoy our experience here. The food was excellent and the service was superb. Thank you!
It was very nice and quiet had a special dinner
Our favorite place to eat! Excellent food, ambiance, and service!
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.
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.
Old world Italian, good food, reasonable price, great atmosphere.
Always a good experience! Food was good, the restaurant is beautiful and the service was great.
The service was fast and great. The food was delicious! I loved my meal -- the brussels sprouts appetizer and cranberry/chicken salad. Nice atmosphere.
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.
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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.
Great food and fantastic service!
Great time - wonderful environment
Great place! Great atmosphere! We will return soon!
We were seated in our favorite waiter’s area. The restaurant is very comfortable and we always feel welcomed. It was a relaxing night.
Excellent service. Food quantity was great. All items were delicious and served fresh and hot.
Drink service was superb.
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.
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.
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!
Excellent food and service. Not crowded at all for a Friday business lunch.
The atmosphere and food were perfect for my birthday celebration.
It was amazing ! The food was excellent !
Arturo was a fantastic server
The food, service and ambiance were excellent, as we have come to expect.
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
I will return
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.
My pasta was delicious and beautiful. The servers are wonderful and attentive. I've always loved the Il Fornaio brand.
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.
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
The food is always consistent, service is
Excellent with staff always informed and knowledgeable about the menu.
A great experience each and every visit.
Good experience. Much noisier than last visit. Difficult to have a conversation.
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.
Took advantage of the DineLA dinner special - nice portion of salad, salmon and tiramisou - and very, very good.
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.
Service was very slow. I found that distracting. The food was okay. I stuck with some basic choices. Hopefully things will improve.
Excelente service and Selina was amazing 🤩 very attentive, sweet, and polite
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.