Step inside Il Fornaio and take a culinary journey through Italy. Early mornings bring rustic, crisp crusted bread hot from the oven accompanied by ... More
Il Fornaio - Manhattan Beach
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.
A nice Italian restaurant with an open kitchen so diners can observe the chefs. A very good selection of appetizers and entrees pairs with a pleasing wine list. The waiters wear ties. The pasta is cooked al dente.
Crowded and noisy, reservations are recommended. This is not a place for a romantic conversation.
Il Fornaio is much more elegant than an Olive Garden, but misses 5 stars because it is long on starch and short on meat.
This was our second visit to Il Fornaio Manhattan Beach. The first time was good enough as to have us drive one hour from Burbank the second time - and very happy to do so! The food was excellent and so was the service. It was like being in Italy. GM Giovanni came to our table and made us feel very special. We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to have a great dining experience. We will go back, we are in fact planning a major birthday event on April 4. Nothing like feeling truly satisfied.
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