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Il Fornaio - Manhattan Beach

4.5
1881 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 3:00pm; Saturday - Sunday, 11:00am - 3:00pm. Dinner: Sunday - Thursday, 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday, 3:00pm - 11:00pm.
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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
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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate your Valentine with a special selection of dishes inspired by the Italian region of Umbria, the home of Saint Valentine. End your evening with Fondente ai Tre Cuori, a heart-shaped flourless dark chocolate cake with white chocolate and mixed-berry gelee hearts.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 1881 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Service was quick… Server was friendly and price point on menu was very reasonable.

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Socalrica (Orange County)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Perfect spot to catch up over lunch. Great service & food.

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Begoniabeads (New Orleans)
5.0
Dined on January 16, 2018

Lovely dining experience. Menu variation was good, lots of specials and when our choices arrived, they were good.

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Sharon (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food and ambiance except the service was exceptionally poor. We had to wait for our drinks and every single course. Finally, we asked the waitress to please "not forget us!"
The worst ever - inexperienced wait staff. Usually excellent service but on Sundays they pare back and use novices.... Not good.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Manny, our server, was excellent. Very attentive and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

The short rib dinner was good one of best.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Great restaurant. Went there on a date. The atmosphere was wonderful, the food delicious, the service was prompt and friendly. We were able to have a normal conversation without worrying about noise. I would definitely recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

It was a reliable high quality meal and dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

The service was amazing! The staff was very attentive.

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vipbruce (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

The regional menu has changed formats a bit, but the offerings are still good. Recommendations made, accepts and it was all good.

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