Il Fornaio - Manhattan Beach
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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.
We eat out a lot and this restaurant is the only one we go to that seems like you are eating at a REAL restaurant, not just in the parking lot. The service is impeccable The hostess is always so friendly, she remembers us each time and knows where we like to sit. The servers know us as well and they let us sit there and enjoy our time, instead of rushing us. The bread (so good!) and appetizers are delicious, as well as the main meals. We love coming to Il Fornaio!!
Overall our experience at Il Fornaio was pretty good. The only downside is that it took a really long time for us to receive our food. But I will say I have been to this location on various occasions and the service is usually fantastic. I attributed the delay to the "new normal" of Covid-19.
Food was just a step above olive garden but double the price.
Its always a great experience!
The lighting was poor/could read the menu- heater was not available.
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!!!
Great service, intimate patio and safe. So appreciate that it’s still in business!
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.
Great food but very boring ambiance.
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
Fine Italian foods. Decent prices. Service was good and courteous.
Very nice staff! Food needed a little salt. Overall great experience.
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!!
It was really good, good costumer service, food was good, maybe more seleccion with be better, but after all was reallyyyy nice!
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!
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.
We always love it here. Very reduced menu which made us sad. Service was wonderful as always.
The pizza is the best ever, we love thin crust so our was perfection! We paired it with a caesar salad which was delish!
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.
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!
Wonderful service, great food, great ambiance and would recommend.
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.
they are doing a good job of setting up outdoors but it looks a bit bleak with no candles on the tables.
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.
It was delightful sitting on the patio....Tables were spaced and heat lamps effective.
It was very nice.
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.
Wonderful patio atmosphere. Always great food, and excellent service!
Excellent service, food was tasty and well prepared. Especially enjoyed the freshly baked ciabatta bread, with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Ordered steak medium rare. It was so thin it came to the table medium well.
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.
Paulo and team were gentlemen that served
An exquisite meal in the traditional Italian style
Of class and elegance!
Always a great place to dine!
Happy their patio is open
Very lovely meal. The food was great!
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!
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 2465 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.