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
Sliced heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil & mixed olives, drizzled with basil-infused extra-virgin olive oil
Bruschetta al Pomodoro
Grilled ciabatta rubbed with garlic & topped with marinated chopped heirloom tomatoes, basil & mixed olives
This place never disappoints.
Their lasagna was terrible. Worst than Stouffers.
I always remember this place to be really good with really good ambiance. However, this time, the food were mediocre and service wasnt as sophisticated as before.
I am not sure if this is effect of Covid-19 but $24 pasta only tasted like $9 pasta you can get it from the corner store. Hopefully, it will be back to normal soon.
Great food and service as usual. One of our favorites
My husband and I went to dinner after a long day at work. Our waiter was very kind and made great recommendations. I would definitely label this location for a good place to have a date, girls dinner, and for big party groups.
A fancy Italian restaurant with wonderful ambiance and really good food. It’s a pricey place, but if you want to treat yourself, this is as good an option as any and better than most.
Everything was wonderful. From the pasta with clams and shrimp to my Chicken piccata !
And we topped the dinner off with Tiramisu and cappuccino !!
The staff was friendly, and knowledgeable.
We sat outside even though they had inside seating. It was very pleasant and had a light breeze flowing thru the patio. We love eating here!
Very nice specials; esp the pasta with sausage. Also enjoyed the burrata and tomato (Caprese)
Food was excellent. The waiter was very busy and yet quite attentive.
Food was served cold pizza was hard, now they charge for bread. They sold me a basket with 4 PCs while everyone else’s baskets were full (it made no sense) the server was really sarcastic and they have changed ownership. It used to be good and a nice place to come but not anymore (they also brought the wrong pasta ) we told the server and he said oh I apologize next time. Seriously!! He didn’t even offer to remake it and the pasta was untouched.
Service was probably what I would say was the least impressive of this trip. They weren’t understaffed, just not great service. Food was very good.
Excellent service and meal!
A lovely environment great service but the food was average
Loved how spacious the location is, service was very timely & personalized.
Il Fornaio is always able to accommodate both large family gatherings and smaller get togethers -- AND parking is never an issue! Whenever I can't decide where to go, I usually say, "Let's just go to Il Fornaio," it's that reliable.
Good food. Service OK. Bus people trying to clear plates while guests are still eating. Decent ambiance, friendly enough, but nothing particularly special. If you live nearby, it's a pretty good choice for Italian fare.
This is an outstanding experience that I enjoyed so much no words can explain. I cannot wait to go back for more great tasting foods!
The pizza and pasta were both cold when they got to us. Service was below mediocre. Very disappointed.
Ample parking; seated on time; attentive service; able to split a salad without extra charge; great tasting Italian food competitively priced with appropriate proportions. We will be regulars!
The Chicken Alfredo was delicious, the service was great!
Really good good, great service. Pleasant environment.
Jose' our waiter was friendly and professional, would request him in the future. We sat a little longer than expected and never felt rushed. Food presentation and taste were excellent!
David and Fernanda are the best!
All good. Beet salad a bit lame. A few beets laid across a pile of arugula lettuce. Ate the beets, left the lettuce. $15+!
The food was good. Not too crowded but not empty either. My husband had fettuccine Alfredo (not on the menu). I had the bone in rib-eye. My steak was nicely charred. Not all the desserts are back so no chocolate mousse
The ambiance is nice. Food quality is very poor. The food is very bland and isn’t good. Even basic things like the ceaser salad and lasagna were both bland and horrible. Will not return.
Been going here for 19 years. Was always great, but service now is awful. 3rd time I have had to wait 30 plus min even though I make reservations. Terrible communication. Ended up sitting in bar. Waiter was nice but we won't be back. Sad.
Good food (finally). Server was overwhelmed with Father’s Day crowd I guess we had to ask for bread four times (they charge for it now). We’ll give it another try when it’s not a holiday.
Delicious food, as always. Service was professional, but a bit “cold”. We had to ask several times for drink refills, other items, since he rarely checked in on us. He couldn’t provide us with a suggestion on sparkling wine, and you can tell they must not serve much, since the label on the bottle was moldy. But still a very nice meal overall. I had the grilled seafood platter which was delicious!
I ordered burrata with heirloom tomatoes. The tomatoes were not heirloom tomatoes. They were regular tomatoes and probably not even hothouse as they were tasteless. The burrata was either a bad quality or old. It lacked the creamy, tasty flavor, I expect from burrata.
We enjoy this this place. They may be a little out of practice in serving a big dining room at near full capacity as the service was a little shaky compared to usual.
Not what it used to be - maybe still recovering from the last year. Food was OK but nothing special, it was noisy and there was some confusion around our seating despite having a reservation.
The food was okay. Nothing special. Service was very good.
What is the Covid surcharge for? Never seen that before? Pizza not recommended. Food mediocre
Well, I have been to this restaurant for dinner many times and I have always had a nice experience. I wanted my husband to try it so we went last night. Unfortunately, our server didn't get hubby's order right and when he admitted his error, he pretty much stopped serving us. The food was good, but I was very disappointed with the service. I thought that the server should have done something to compensate for his error...like maybe free desert? But nothing.
Great dining experience. Pasta was so good. The bread was yummy...
It was a $100 dinner and they made my girlfriend put her box of leftovers together herself. Like, really dude?
Food was excellent. I was hard to hear our fast talking server. He spoke too quickly and his accent didn't help.
Disappointed in the food and service. Our waiter was very transactional, not friendly or helpful. Food was not as good as it used to be and we were shocked when we saw the bill. Won't be back for a long time.
Food was great - service was lacking a bit from What I expected. Will certainly try again.
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 2573 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.