Il Fornaio- Manhattan Beach offers 3 rooms for private dining that can seat up to 90 people. Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, business luncheons and many other events. Please call our Event Coordinator for descriptions of our private rooms.View Private Dining Details
I haven’t been here since my wedding day. I forgot how beautiful this place is. We came for Valentine’s Day, and it was worth every penny. Server was busy but still attentive. Great food, great cocktails and beautiful environment. Not too stuffy but just right.
Was very disappointed with this restaurant. Went here on Valentine’s Day to the one in Manhattan Beach and I felt like I was at an Olive Garden.
My friends, wife and I had a great time at Il Fornaio. Food is good, excellent quality and taste, very good service. During our dinner we had a surprise visit from the kitchen, the main chef “Vicente “ came to our table to see if everything was fine. That was very nice of him to take the time and visit some tables to see that guests are having a great time. Excellent place. 👍😀
Waiter returned several times because he forgot our order. Had to reconfirm each time.
Soup was the size of a “sample.” About 4 tablespoons for $9. Ridiculous and the soup was tasteless. If I based review solely on the service and the tiny soup I would give between zero and one. Fortunately rest of meal was much better. I’ll never order soup there again.
It was valentine’s day and I expected special menu and not just a few tacky balloons on the ceiling. Disappointed.
We were very disappointed by the reduction of variety of leaf salads available on the menu. In the past my wife could order different salads for dinner, one as an entree and now there is only Caesar.
I have been coming to this restaurant for years and everything has always been very good. On this particular visit, service was fair at best and my rack of lamb was as tough as leather. Perhaps an inexperienced waiter and a bad cut of meat? Hopefully, my experience with the next visit will be as good as before.
Great food and had an amazing Valentine’s Day dinner. Would definitely go again
They never disappoint! They food is always delicious...the staff friendly and proficient and the service exceptional.
Beautifully decorated for Valentine's Day: red napkins, balloons, and generally attractive.
Its niche is above catering to the masses, but below elegant dining.
Daddy-Daughter dance night. Wait staff seemed busy, and didn’t have a chance to be attentive. Large groups with microphone/PA was very loud.
The staff was very welcoming and professional. I appreciate them sharing their feedback and favorites on their menus. The chef even shared a tasting of his lentil soup. Highly recommended !
Overall, the food was good and the atmosphere was inviting. We were visiting my son at LMU and it was a great place to have a family dinner.
three of us meet here because it is nearly exactly in-between our homes. We love the fish choices at lunch with vegetables and the ability to sit and chat for hours. Definitely return here regularly.
Very nice evening. Because of Super Bowl Sunday the restaurant did not have very many people since the game was not over yet. The food was good. I had one of the specials which was shared and it was still too much.
Restroom was not ready to start business. Have to check before start Also host and looks like manager don’t care for leaving customer However food was good always!!
Very good server Barbara. Delicious bread. Caesar salad just ok.
Huge selection! Good food. Best calamari!
Ambiance and the service were great. The food portions were excellent and tasty. Would definitely return.
Service was quick… Server was friendly and price point on menu was very reasonable.