Il Fornaio - Manhattan Beach

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$30 and under
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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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Craigh
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its always a great experience!

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SolK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The lighting was poor/could read the menu- heater was not available.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience I’ve had at a restaurant in the longest time! The manager served our wine for us and was there for anything we could possibly need. Made my birthday extremely special!!! Also, the food is phenomenal!!!

KM
KarenM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, intimate patio and safe. So appreciate that it’s still in business!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Felt like I was gouged for kids meals and drinks. The food was decent but had to make mention of a few billing issues. Would not recommend.

MJ
MirandaJ
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food but very boring ambiance.

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vipDiningDoctor
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I have eaten at il Fornaio in Irvine several times and always found it good, not stellar but good and reliable. This one was awful, food was not good across the board ( we were 4). service was fine

JC
vipJC12
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fine Italian foods. Decent prices. Service was good and courteous.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very nice staff! Food needed a little salt. Overall great experience.

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Katherine
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a girls night here and had the best server ever - I wish i remembered his name. We had a beautiful outdoor table and plenty of room to have bottles of wine and have a lovely ladies night! The food was all amazing - we will definitely be back for another ladies night soon!!

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MaricruzG
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was really good, good costumer service, food was good, maybe more seleccion with be better, but after all was reallyyyy nice!

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ShirleyP
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was phenomenal. The staff was very attentive, friendly and helpful during the entire time my family and I were there. Thank you!

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vipDANAB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was great to be eating out again and it was apparent that the staff was working very hard to make sure our meal and experience was exemplary.

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PhoebeT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We always love it here. Very reduced menu which made us sad. Service was wonderful as always.

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SueG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizza is the best ever, we love thin crust so our was perfection! We paired it with a caesar salad which was delish!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Wonderful outdoor dining dinner at Il Fornaio. I had booked with Open Table and yelp to receive my free calamari app. I mean why not. The manager was very gracious and even tho I couldn’t get my promo code brought it out for us soon after we arrived. Salads pastas were great. Only didn’t care for the chicken in the cream sauce pasta. Dessert was amazing along with delicious cappuccino. Thanks for your hospitality.

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MarionK
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables were spaced very well, servers wore face masks and shields. It was very nice to visit with the exceptional servers after not eating out for 6 months. It was a delightful evening out!

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MelissaR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great food, great ambiance and would recommend.

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LuciaLs
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent and the food was great—my only suggestion
Would be a little more variety on the specials offered.
We would come again and we do recommend dining at Il Fornaio.

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AB42
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

they are doing a good job of setting up outdoors but it looks a bit bleak with no candles on the tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience1

Based on my past experience with this place I have to say this time around was poor. Service was attentive , but menu is very limited and some of food we ordered was quite blend. Ok Covid has create some changes but it felt more like a high school dance hall with balloons and doll looking tables. Overall will pass till they back to normal.

RD
vipRosalieD
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delightful sitting on the patio....Tables were spaced and heat lamps effective.

PS
PamelaS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice.

JM
JulieM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was predictable, service was fairly normal for Servers wearing face masks and face shields. It’s not very personable or warm anywhere. Where this location really shines is their large built in patio. No eating in a converted parking lot or the side of a street. Tables were approximately spread out and the noise level was very pleasant for our table of five.

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vipJanIs72
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful patio atmosphere. Always great food, and excellent service!

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Bunbun
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was tasty and well prepared. Especially enjoyed the freshly baked ciabatta bread, with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Ordered steak medium rare. It was so thin it came to the table medium well.

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SEDJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Fornaio Manhattan Beach never disappoints. The service and food are consistent regardless of whether you visit them on a busy Saturday night, or a calm Tuesday night. And because the patios are their regular patios and not makeshift patios, it almost felt like a normal night out unlike at other restaurants that have hastily set-up tables in parking lots in order to be able to open in the midst of the pandemic. The patio tables are spaced out more than six feet, and the staff took all of the necessary precautions.

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vipCosmo7
Los Angeles
416 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paulo and team were gentlemen that served
An exquisite meal in the traditional Italian style
Of class and elegance!
Malto grazia!

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Pudegirl
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always a great place to dine!
Happy their patio is open

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very lovely meal. The food was great!

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MCCR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to feel secure and enjoy a nice dinner during the pandemic. Great parking and staff was very attentive and truly practicing good cleanliness in every thing they do. Impressed!

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MMARTIN
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Patio dining only and very few diners which gave a very quiet ambiance. Serving waiter was very gracious and knowledgable about all items on the menu. His cocktail and wine suggestions were right on.

KM
vipKaitlinM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Enjoyable atmosphere during covid.

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Marco
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in the SouthBay for "safe" outside dining.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Depressing. Staff can’t even fake a smile. Patio area looks so stark and depressing. Very mediocre food. No bread selection. Won’t go back

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vipRobert
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The seafood in the seafood pasta was obviously frozen. It would be better, when serving a limited menu, to make sure that all of the elements are fresh.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We had a Caesar salad, seafood pasta, meat pasta, and pizza. We were all disappointed and confused, because of our great past experience here. Maybe with covid-19 there are some internal changes that translated into lowered quality and taste...

JC
vipJC12
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Great service. The patio dining was quiet and relaxing. The food was really good!

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Marco
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for dinner in Covid-19

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 2457 OpenTable diners.

Il Fornaio - Manhattan Beach 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.