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Il Forno, Santa Monica, CA

Il Forno

4.4
4.4
809 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The “food, owners and servers are all so very Italian” at this “neighborhood favorite” next to Santa Monica Airport (and its branch on Colorado Avenue) where locals go for “delicious, unpretentious”, “reasonably priced” fare and “friendly”, “attentive” service in a “low-key” setting that’s “perfect” when “you want a tablecloth but don’t want to get dressed up.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (310) 450-1241
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Domenico Salvatore
  • Catering
    Full catering service available, office catering, at home cooking, to go pick up.
  • Private party facilities
    Il Forno has everything you need to create the perfect party, office meeting, family or social event. Whether at your location (office, home, etc.) or ours, we can plan and deliver a custom menu for your guests. We can accommodate any event including Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations, and Office parties. For your special event, Il Forno offers two Private dining areas. For more information on our catering services please call or email us.
  • Private party contact
    Sorin Costache: (310) 450-1241
  • Neighbourhood
    Santa Monica
  • Cross Street
    Between 29th and 30th
  • Parking Details
    Parking available behind the restaurant and under the restaurant at no charge
  • Public Transit
    Santa Monica Blue Buss #8 at 28th street and walk back one block.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 809 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 2Value

NoiseModerate

809 Reviews
  1. Judy

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Easy parking.

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  2. laurab

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was looking for a good place for my daughter's birthday in Santa Monica. I read the reviews and chose this restaurant. It was very busy, yet we were seated quickly with our reservations. Our waiter was extremely helpful, upbeat, and all around wonderful. The pastas were very fresh and the menu has many interesting items. My family of five were all impressed and we will definitely return.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Their food is so yummy! Service is great too!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The wait was abhorrent, with no waiting space, direction, or indication of place on line, even though we had reservations

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  5. Micky

    Las Vegas

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Il Forno is an excellent neighborhood gem Italian style restaurant. Both the food and service are excellent and we usually choose one of the dinner specials when we eat there. One bad thing is that the amazing bread and tomato/ balsamic that is served. It is so good, that many times I can't finish my meal because of it. So if that is the worse thing, then this is your place.

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  6. JessicaT

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this place, it's solidly in the restaurant rotation of my friends.

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  7. vjfs

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been eating here for years. The pasta with Lamb ragout is one of my favorite pastas in LA.

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  8. Muffy

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Octopus salad was incredible. Pizza Margherita amazing, the complimentary bread & bruschetta delicious. Shared their lemon cake for desert. Fantastic. The service was excellent. Loved the atmosphere. They take good of care of you and waste no time making sure you are no longer hungry once you are seated. Absolutely 100% satisfied, worth every penny. We were impressed and delighted with this restaurant. Will be retuning for seconds. Highly recommended.

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  9. BOBL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have never had a bad meal...ever.... They will make you whatever you want...even if it is not on the menu.. The food is excellent

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  10. BethH

    Los Angeles

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best family and food experience our family had. We so appreciate everything about Il Forno. Thank you so much

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FAQs

Il Forno offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 450-1241.

Il Forno is rated 4.4 stars by 809 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Il Forno

2901 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between 29th and 30th
  • Neighbourhood
    Santa Monica
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Parking available behind the restaurant and under the restaurant at no charge
  • Public Transit
    Santa Monica Blue Buss #8 at 28th street and walk back one block.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Domenico Salvatore
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (310) 450-1241
  • Catering
    Full catering service available, office catering, at home cooking, to go pick up.
  • Private party facilities
    Il Forno has everything you need to create the perfect party, office meeting, family or social event. Whether at your location (office, home, etc.) or ours, we can plan and deliver a custom menu for your guests. We can accommodate any event including Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations, and Office parties. For your special event, Il Forno offers two Private dining areas. For more information on our catering services please call or email us.
  • Private party contact
    Sorin Costache: (310) 450-1241
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