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Il Fornaio

1800 Rosecrans Ave, Ste F, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3773
+1 310-725-9555
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (19 reviews)
“minestrone” (3 reviews)
“carpaccio” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1800 Rosecrans Ave, Ste F, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3773
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A reunion dinner that stalled when dishes had to be returned to replaced. Food that failed to justify the prices.

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We often go there for dinner. The waiters are great and we enjoy the food. You can get meals with all the courses or just one dish you might want reservations on a busy evening.

Thank 10,234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had Bruschetta and Spagetti Gambero. Taste was not so bad. However, they are both not Italian taste. I guess they have been Americanised. Pasta was too boiled. Taste was quite simple. they are not enogh tasty which come from the material.

Thank 691hide
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere and decent service. Very pricey and I had to return my over-cooked salmon but the waiter was most apologetic. Not sure if I'd return given so many options in MB but I'd say it's worth a visit.

Thank LynetteWicks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not an American but was on business during Thanks Giving and all I can say is thanks Il Fornaio.....it was the only restaurant I could find open (everywhere was closed !) and had a great menu. The staff were so polite .... menu...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Clean and attractive restaurant, pleasant and helpful staff, good food and decent beer selection. Food came quickly and it was delicious. This is a good place for family, business or a date night! Free parking in the lot and easy to find and access.

Thank JacquiSanDiego
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Really good food and service. We take one bottle of wine for dinner. The Pasta are delicious bread with oil and balsamic Vinagreta delicious

Thank Bonitaga1
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Ok, I could not find the one dish I really wanted to have on that day. So, I picked one menu, then asked if they make that pasta source as I requested, it is a completely different source and different dish. 15 minutes later, I...More

1  Thank Kyoko0106
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Service, menu choices, and interior ambience well suited to conversations. Italian specialties well prepared even though a national chain. On the expensive side.

Thank hakccmd
Reviewed 7 December 2016

They have the best testing food. They offer a regional menu which you get to sample several dishes from a region in Itlay it is the best way to sample dishes from different regions. The food is the best. Every thing is very tasty and...More

1  Thank Leighton L
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Is it ok to bring my 2 year old grandson ?
21 March 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Rosecrans Ave, Ste F, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3773
    (Aviation Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: Blue Line
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-725-9555
  • E-mail
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.