Il Fornaio

★★★★★
  • 1800 Rosecrans Ave Ste F

    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

    Map & Directions
  • 310-725-9555

About Il Fornaio

Hours
Mon - Sat: 11:00am-11:00pm Sun: 11:00am-10:00pm

Food

Food
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The only thing that I don't love about Il Fornaio is that, even though they try to hide it, I still get that "chain" feeling when I walk in the door (rather than your neighborhood Italian restaurant). Still, the service is great, and the food is yummy.

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The only thing that I don't love about Il Fornaio is that, even though they try to hide it, I still get that "chain" feeling when I walk in the door (rather than your neighborhood Italian restaurant). Still, the service is great, and the food is yummy.

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we went to il fornaio last night for a friends 30th. they warned us that they were very 'crazy busy' (unprofessional to begin with), but we couldn't have expected such poor service! a server dropped a plate of pasta next to one of our

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we went to il fornaio last night for a friends 30th. they warned us that they were very 'crazy busy' (unprofessional to begin with), but we couldn't have expected such poor service! a server dropped a plate of pasta next to one of our

Pros: nice ambiance

Cons: bad service, mediocre food

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For a great dining experience, I recommend Il Fornaio in Manhattan Beach. The service is good (make sure you call ahead for reservations on holidays) and the food is impeccable. Dishes are large enough to share. Make sure you order the spinach salad. Delicious! I thought dessert was so-so (I ordered chocolate cake).

On a whole, I like coming here for special occasions. Very nice, romantic atmosphere with great Italian food.

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For a great dining experience, I recommend Il Fornaio in Manhattan Beach. The service is good (make sure you call ahead for reservations on holidays) and the food is impeccable. Dishes are large enough to share. Make sure you order the spinach salad. Delicious! I thought dessert was so-so (I ordered chocolate cake).

On a whole, I like coming here for special occasions. Very nice, romantic atmosphere with great Italian food.

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The food at Il Fornaio was poor at best. The service was slow and the food came out wrong. We tried them a second time, but it was the same. I am Italian and have never seen such poor quality in food presentation.

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The food at Il Fornaio was poor at best. The service was slow and the food came out wrong. We tried them a second time, but it was the same. I am Italian and have never seen such poor quality in food presentation.

Cons: expensive, poor food, poor service

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We've been to Il Fornaio twice - the first time was great - the second not so much. The sampler appetizer is great - and it was a pleasant surprise that it wasn't exactly the same each time. Everything we ate was delicious. The

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We've been to Il Fornaio twice - the first time was great - the second not so much. The sampler appetizer is great - and it was a pleasant surprise that it wasn't exactly the same each time. Everything we ate was delicious. The

Pros: atmosphere, easy parking, food

Cons: service is variable, margueritas

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If you have been up and down the California coast, odds are you have seen Il Fornaio. Great Italian food in a beautiful setting -- that is exactly what you are guaranteed each visit. The pasta with lobster and beef tenderloin are two musts.

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If you have been up and down the California coast, odds are you have seen Il Fornaio. Great Italian food in a beautiful setting -- that is exactly what you are guaranteed each visit. The pasta with lobster and beef tenderloin are two musts.

Pros: great bar

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Il Fornaio is one of the better chain Italian restaurants. The Manhattan Beach restaurant in particular has a great bar, tucked in a corner. If you can find a seat at the counter, nosh on fresh-baked bread dipped in an olive-oil-vinegar

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Il Fornaio is one of the better chain Italian restaurants. The Manhattan Beach restaurant in particular has a great bar, tucked in a corner. If you can find a seat at the counter, nosh on fresh-baked bread dipped in an olive-oil-vinegar

Pros: Reliable food

Cons: Nothing flashy

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Everyone talks about the bread at this successful chain operation, which is understandable---it's by far the best thing about the place. Many of the regular items here are bland, with plenty of fresh herbs but little of the robustness that…

 

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