Beverly Hills loves this sunny Italian trattoria where newspapers are available at the espresso bar, plump chickens turn on the rotisserie, and fresh bread is baked twice daily in the back. Enjoy the focaccia and breadsticks, and stick… Read More
"True to its name, the bread is marvelous" at this "trustworthy" Italian chain also proffering "affordable" pizzas and pastas, plus monthly regional menus that "keep things interesting" in "pleasant", "business-casual" settings; "considerate" service adds to the "consistent" experience, and even if some find it all a little "run of the mill", it's certainly "serviceable", "especially for lunch."
Il Fornaio Restaurant Review:
Beverly Hills locals flock to this Italian trattoria, where newspapers are available at the espresso bar, plump chickens turn on the rotisserie, and bread is baked twice daily in the back. Enjoy the focaccia and breadsticks, and order the Italian basics: salads, pizzas, pastas and, yes, that juicy chicken. Stop by in the morning for a steaming latte, and don't leave without picking up a pastry...
Big, brassy, and hot, Il Fornaio demonstrates that chain restaurants can do it right.:
At first glance Il Fornaio looks too frenetic and unwieldy to be a serious restaurant--but it is. The sprawling, stylish dining room attracts a diverse crowd. Adding to the show...