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Founded in 1972, Il Fornaio is a restaurant that offers various dining facilities and food services. It provides a range of menus, including appetizers, salad, gourmet entrees, steaks and desserts. The restaurant s bakery offers baked breads, pastries, cakes and cookies, which are made from virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, wines and Oakwood-roasted coffee. It provides various other specialized bakery products, including pane-e-panni, biscotti, pasticceria and torte. The restaurant also provides full-service catering. It has on-site and off-site banquet facilities for weddings and special parties and celebrations. Additionally, it has private dining areas for several special occasions. It offers gift cards and sets, cookbooks, wine, and oil and vinegar recipes.
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West Los Angeles, Downtown Santa Monica
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bad pasta...dirty restaurant

this place needs a facelift... the staff does too. no energy...the pasta was soggy and the bread stale. the place was not very clean

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just basic

this was a basically good meal with basically good service with basically good dessert. basic is all that it offers. the waiters seemed a bit tired of working there and the bartender was wierd

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mediocre and boring

they have been around a long time they need to do better. they have alot of money to work with and this place is sooo tired! clean it up and get motivated

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great neighborhood spot

great place to have italian food with a flare and a nice glass of wine in a quiet, cozy restaurant where there never seems to be a wait but is always full of ocean park regulars.

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Wonderful Mushroom Ravioli!

The food is good, everything on the menu is excellent. This isn't a fancy joint by any stretch but they have great food, great wine and excellent service. Cool ambiance at night, outdoor seating available. If you're looking for a casual and reasonably priced italian restaurant with awesome food, this is the spot.

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Recommend: at Pasadena or El segundo

i strongly recommend the Il Fornaio at Pasadena or El segundo. this particular one at santa monica wasn't that great. maybe b/c it was the time i went..we went during a weekday at the santa monica location, it wasn't good. the food was cold, service wasnt great. Pasadena -- moden design, good service, food and desert. El segundo -- i usually go during the lunch hour (close to where i work) great lunch! TRY this DESER... view more

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Visit Il Fornaio - It's Rome In Santa Monica!

'Il Fornaio della Spiaggia' is a must visit. Don't let the fact that it's a 'chain' fool you. This restaurant would stands among the top of it's class. The cuisine is drawn from many parts of Italy (not just the North). The monthly regional menus introduce foods from each of Italy's varied regions thus providing access to flavors not found in ANY restaurant. We are truly spoiled with these restaurants in our midst. E... view more

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Just good enough to not be bad

I was happy to find that Il Forniao wasn't as loud as I'd heard on a Friday night; the room was quite pleasant and the booths commodious. The food suffers from trying a little too hard. For instance, the duck special had a strong smoky flavor and an intense balsamic reduction; the result was too intensely flavored in too many directions. The regular dishes fared better - the veal scallopini was excellent, and the stu... view more

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Reliable and good value

I live in SM and have always found the Il Fornaio there to be a good spot for taking more or less anyone. Plus you can walk over to the pier after dinner! I strongly disagree with the reviewer who compared Il Fornaio to the Red Lobster if he/she meant that literally. That's like comparing John O'Groats to Coco's. If you really can't tell the difference then stick to McD's!

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this place is OK. food is OK. service is decent. basically its just a red lobster but dressed up to make you feel better.

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1551 Ocean Ave Ste 105Santa MonicaCA 90401

(310) 451-7800

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