Il Fornaio - Manhattan Beach

4.4
2558 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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JamesF
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

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

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vipShirlFlor
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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vipesalmas
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
99 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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not worth the price. Meals weren’t hot. Bolognese was mediocre at best. Got the caprese and the tomatoes were not ripe….needed a knife to cut them. Overall would not recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and our sever was fantastic!

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robY
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

A bit of disappointment. The whole restaurant was almost empty but still took much time to get the main dishes. Drinks were not refilled in timely manner and we had to ask a server. My pasta was salty and clams were not cooked through.

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DakineGrrl
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was ok and waitress was very good. Didn't receive any bread at start of meal, no parm or pepper topping offered for the pasta dishes, and no sugar with the coffee at the end of the meal. None of these little things I've come to expect at fine Italian restaurants. Definitely affected the overall experience.

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brianc
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Too dark, but very romantic setting. Had never been to this location but it was great. No desert choices for people with dairy intolerance.

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vipJeff
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing Dodd!!

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Cthomas
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great lunch. Went with friends that had reserved ahead of my reservation

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vipJason
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was older and super friendly- so rare these days!

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vipJuliq
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The patio was not set up due to low volume of customers. Kept having to remind server to bring I items. Good food, and just getting lunch service started again.

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AlanO
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at the 6:30 designated time and were seated within a minute.
Noise level made conversation a bit difficult. Were near the kitchen.

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ScottC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server David was excellent and the food was so delicious. My husband loved the lasagna- the bearnaise sauce was a nice touch.

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Buzzy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Not a good value for the price. The food was lacking.

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Patti
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very nice. The staff were all very pleasant but the timing/flow was just a bit off. However, we enjoyed our lunch very much and we will be back.

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vipAndreaF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch and easy parking, good food too!

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ConstanceS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Superb fish dinner.
This is definitely a favorite restaurant for special occasions.

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Pezman
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great service and friendly service and fast service

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EricG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Service is very slow for dinner. Appetizers and wine is fast.

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Only disappointment was LINGUINE MARE ESTATE sauce has been changed. I hope they use same red sauce like used to be.

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vipDine4SouthBay
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Adjacent parking, patio seating; service was less attentive compared to other visits as we are regulars, due in part to a large party and less available staff, but acceptable; a basket of bread cost $2.00 but is worth it; pastas are hand made and sauces very tasty and portions are appropriate. Both the Minestrone soup and lentil soup were excellent appetizers!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and the food was great!

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vipAdrienneN
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Tried to go here for dinner last night. Easy to get a reservation but once we were seated, it was impossible to get waitstaff to pay attention to us. We were seated with menus & a glass of water, then completely ignored. Tried to talk to the manager about it, but he didn’t care to hear our grievances and walked away. So we walked out. We won’t be back. This is all quite sad as I’ve been there in the past multiple times (more than 5 years ago) & remember their food to be fairly good. Likely another victim of Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food here was solid but being in East Coast Italian I have higher expectations than normal

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AnNYCClassic
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband and I were looking for a nice place to eat after his flight from NY-LA, not too far from LAX. Il Fornaio in MB was a great choice. Lovely environment, spacious enough to feel 'distanced' not crowded and the service was excellent!! The cocktails (martini & Manhattan) were perfect. I had the Branzino, which was delicious. He had the roast chicken which was slightly dry, which was the only hitch for the entire meal. We would definitely come again. You feel like you are so well attended to, it's an old school, classy establishment.

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sueivy
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was awesome. The server was very attentive and knowledgeable.

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Vince
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I finally found a dish I continually will enjoy and look forward to at this restaurant. The "Linguine Mare Estate" is now my anticipated meal I'll order every time.

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vipVickyS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was the second time we had dined here and this time we asked for a different seat that what was offered. Less busy and quieter. The food was very good and the server was knowledgeable

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice cozy setting.
Quiet mid week

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vipBaseballlady
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipDavid
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall wonderful experience. The restaurant was humming and service was very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent by every measure. Loved the ambiance too!! Already looking forward to our next visit!!!

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vipMike
Los Angeles
88 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food; service; professionalism and ambiance. It doesn't get any better than this. Be sure to ask for David as your server. If he is not there, I will visit on a night that he is.

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Robin1026
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is consistent and good. Not gourmet dining, but comfortable, tasty and moderately priced. It's good for family dining or for a meal with good friends. Unpretensious and not fussy.

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MelissaS
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our bartender Ernie was FANTASTIC! The food is delicious and the service was impeccable.

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 4.4 stars by 2558 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.