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Il Fornaio - Manhattan Beach

1915 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Step inside Il Fornaio and take a culinary journey through Italy. Early mornings bring rustic, crisp crusted bread hot from the oven accompanied by the scent of fresh brewed espresso. During lunch and dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while meats and vegetables roast over hot coals. Bottles of wine from small, regional wineries are uncorked to complement the dishes, which have been crafted in the custom of Italy's chefs, bakers and homemakers. Il
Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(310) 725-9555
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Vicente Mendoza
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Catering menu and banquet menu are available for events with Manhattan Beach and El Segundo areas.
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Cross street
Aviation Blvd.
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Parking details
Convenient parking is available outside restaurant in public free lot.
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Public transit
Blue Line
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 1915 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Blossoms (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and ambiance
We went there for our birthday lunch and the sever comped us dessert
Delicious, will be back

vipfussyfoodie (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

The restaurant is beautiful and very convenient for someone like me, from Orange County, to meet a friend from L.A. Parking is easy to find. However, you can't ignore the fact that the food is mediocre at best. I had bean soup. It was tasty, but lukewarm. Then I had a chicken salad. There was nothing exciting about it at all and the chicken was shredded and not flavorable. I'll continue to come back because of the convenience, but I know that I would get a very good meal.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

We had lunch with our group of five here; the food was very good, but it is a little expensive for us. Our bill came to $150 with a good tip, that equaled $30 each which is $5 above our average lunch cost. Is it worth the extra $5 each? The consensus was that this is a place that we would go to again but not too often!

vipmsgjkg88 (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Love Il Fornia! Food is very authentic! Unfortunately the service at this particular location was subpar! Waiter was pushy and rushed us even though it was midweek and restaurant was not crowded. Only half listened to our requests. Was more concerned with chatting with “regular”customers!

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Good food, excellent service. Love this small chain.

vipOntheGo (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We have dinner at El Fornaio frequently before the Redondo Speaker's Series. Last Monday I had a particularly fabulous ontray, the spinach ravoli with sausage, and fresh tomatoes on top. The waiters always go overboard to deal with our group's wants and needs.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Very good experience: young hostess, bartender, waiter, food.
Very bad experience: grumpy old hostess. I highly recommend she retire.

OpenTable Diner (Boise)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

The wait staff was not very friendly, our waiter and his assistants were not attentive to therefore the service that we usually get at this restaurant was lacking.

vipbruce (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

food was good, service was good (as always on both). They were a bit busy, though, so it wasn't really snappy, it was reasonable. I have to say the lamb rack was unusual in the sense it looked like it came from a mutant creature, but the size and taste were okay once I cut and ate it.

vipPat1 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

One of our long term go-to places for good, hearty food; good wine; good service