Il Fornaio - Manhattan Beach
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Conchiglie Norcina con Pollo
Shell pasta with chicken breast, black truffles, porcini mushrooms, parsley & Grana Padano-cream sauce
Bruschetta al Pomodoro
Grilled ciabatta rubbed with garlic & topped with marinated chopped heirloom tomatoes, basil & mixed olives
Tagliatelle alla Bolognese
Egg pasta ribbons from Emilia-Romagna with traditional meat ragu & Grana Padano
I felt very comfortable and socially distanced on the patio and the service was top-notch as well as the great food.
The food, bread and wine were great, as was the service!
This was our first time at the Manhattan Beach location. We frequent the Pasadena location. I was quite disappointed in the food at Manhattan Beach. Look forward to going back to Pasadena’s Il Fornaio.
Great service, food, and atmosphere!
Excellent server—very charming. Enjoyable evening.
Wait staff needs to be aware of locations and differences in menu selection
Dinner was good. We had also ordered an Easter family dinner to go that would have been available for pickup at the same time we had finished dinner. We asked the server if he could check to see if the dinner was ready and if he could bring it to us. The dinner had already been paid. This would have helped us greatly since my 91 years old mother had needed assistance leaving. The server said he couldn’t do it and that we would have to check with the front desk. His lack of help and slow service made the dinner experience less pleasant than what we have experienced in the past.
I used to love Il Fornio, not the same anymore. Service was really poor. The food was bland, tasteless and not much of a selection! Sadly won’t be going back to a place I used to frequent!
The food was great the service was great and it was so nice getting back inside to eat a lovely meal. My only thought was we sat close to the front desk and the telephone ring was very annoying and very loud.
Wonderful experience - everyone is ready for things to get back to normal. Staff was great and food was delicious!
Food and service (Pablo from Venice) great!
My friend and I have been meeting there once a month for years. Then the pandemic hit. We are both fully vaccinated now and returned for the first time in one year. It is as wonderful as it ever was. Everything: food, service, ambiance just fabulous.
Decent but nothing wonderful. It seems to be a step above Romano's Macaroni Grill, but still feels like you are in a chain. The food was good and the service was a bit slow. I doubt that I would go back.
I loved the experience the food was great I would go back.
This was my first visit. Our party was celebrating a birthday and it was our first time out together since COVID. The restaurant followed all guidelines and so did the customers. My complaint is mostly with the lack of service received. I ordered from the 4-course meal that came with a glass of wine. Our waiter was asked repeatedly for it and it never came on the last request he stated that he thought I didn’t want it. Our first request was for water to add to a vase that contained flowers. The water was received after three more request from a different waiter. We never received refills to our glasses. I did enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant. The food and portions were very good.
service and food was great! Our server was the best!
We had such great service like always our friends and my husband and I just enjoyed going and having dinner every time we get into LA thank you so much
They do a great job with spacing between the tables. The staff are conscientious about COVID precautions.
The patio was nice and warm, that area can get cold and breezy in the evening.
The Dine LA menu was a good value!!! Food was very good!!!!
We had a wonderful time. We particularly enjoyed the carpaccio, the linguine mare chiaro, the conchiglie norcina con pollo, and the tiramisu. The food was delicious and the portions were very generous, making for a great value for your money. The patio dining was lovely.
Thank you for the wonderful service.
the service was very slow which made a less desirable experience. In addition, the waiter was not trained in the order the food should come out. And a very noisy table next door.
I heard a ton of good things about the food here! But unfortunately my friend and I received extremely bland food. We added salt and still, it tasted nothing like the description of the pasta we ordered. I was really hoping for some good pasta! There was no taste, and for the price it was not worth it at all.
We have been meeting friends at Il Fornaio for years and 99% of the time we have a wonderful experience. We enjoyed sitting on the patio, it was quiet and we were warm sitting next to patio heaters. Our server, Sergio, was terrific. Friendly and attentive. The wait staff was also very good.
With Covid and the shut downs and reopening, we were thrilled to get out and enjoy an evening out. We were a little disappointed by the limited menu, and we missed some of our favorite dishes, but understand.
Great job during a pandemic! Service was excellent.
Service was not good, it felt like they really didn’t want to be there.
We ate in the outdoor area adjacent to the indoor dining rooms. The tables were separated appropriately and the staff followed good health practices. The food for Valentine's Day menu was excellent
Always reliable for tasty food. Been eating here for years and always surprised that it’s a chain. Service is always good although there were some issues with servers getting confused with which table got what which was surprising. Although it’s possible they were still getting used to their outdoor dining setup. Their set up for COVID is comfortable and meets the CDC recommendations.
Great service and food!
Great ambience and good food.
Great place for date night. The outdoor seating is very nice.
The food is always dependably great and the service was exceptional.
Amazing. Great job keeping us safe & providing excellent food!
We felt very comfortable related to Covid measures and cleanness. Food was very good. Great experience for eating after the new opening. Thanks!!!
Being a customer of Paul Martin and Old Navy i have always looked over at this restaurant and said, "One day im going to try that place." I call it that place because I still cant pronounce the name. With Covid 19 being present it is nice that this place already had pre-existing outside eating areas. One side is covered by an awning so on cold days its not that bad. the other outside eating area is not covered. The only thing i would suggest to this restaurant is to invest in 3 more heating lamps for the non covered area. the outside dinning is very nice, it does not look or feel like a makeshift quick situation like we have been experiencing at these other restaurants. The inside of the restaurant is very nice, i cannot wait to sit down and enjoy the ambiance in there. the staff is very helpful friendly and nice. The food is delicious, I had the seafood linguini and my honey had the braised short ribs. The complimentary bread is very good it taste exactly like GLADSTONES bread. The only difference is that its sliced. I only like calamari if its small pieces and their calamari is PERFECT. They also give you a nice portion. Our meals were suggested by another couple that approached us in the parking lot, they had visited the restaurant a week prior for the first time and were back for seconds. Including a SPRITE our bill came out to $83.00. We will definitely be back.
Impeccable service. Make sure you ask for David. You will be glad you did.
Service was excellent. Pasta and sauces are good. Kind of a small menu, but some good choices.
Very nice classy Italian restaurant. The patio had good heat lamps so we weren't cold at all. Service was great, even with COVID precautions, and the short ribs were delicious. Limited selection of desserts (3 choices); the cannoli were fine.
A very minor note: I had mentioned in the reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary, but the restaurant made no mention of it.
The food was good and came out hot but it was a little overpriced. Service was solid and the patio has an indoor feeling even though you’re outdoors..
Very good food and nice service! We would definitely come back and our friends are coming back for their celebrations.
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 2492 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.