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Il Forno Caffe & Pizzeria

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Santa Monica
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2901 Ocean Park Blvd Ste 109, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2952 (Between 29th and 30th)
+1 310-450-1241
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently went with cousins my husband had not seen in over 40 years. We have been going here for years and the food and service never changes...always 5 star....we actually closed the place at 10:30pm. This is a must when in the LA area.

Thank flogorp
Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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199 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I've been here for a business lunch. I've had both the pizza and one of the salads. EXCELLENT! very amicable waiters, nice environment, feels like home

Thank Paolo M
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We visited recently on a trip to visit our son and wife in California. We had hosted a perfect rehearsal dinner there 2 years ago and decided to go back for another taste of the delectable Italian food all our guests raved about before. We were not disappointed. The service was attentive and friendly without being overbearing, the food was... More 

Thank Janice O
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145 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. Friends took us here as its one of their favorites. Great dried beef and veal dish. Presentation as well as flavors and service were great. We made a lasting minute reservation and got their late, but there was no rush. Little pricey, but worth it still. A sure thing.

Thank oenothene64
Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Some of the best food Italian food I have had anywhere. It is in a very cozy and casual atmosphere with a nice open kitchen with chef Dominic looking over making sure everything is perfect. You can tell that most of the clientele have been coming for years and for good reason. Everything from the the appetizers to the main... More 

Thank Zygmundt S
Santa Monica, California
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Conveniently located on Ocean Park Blvd., Il Forno is in a small development with Starbucks and other more visible places. Easy underground parking, moderate prices, and no pressure to eat-and-go make this a favorite among locals. Also a good choice for dessert and coffee.

Thank Cos39
Santa Monica, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

My wife and I visit Il Forno for our date nights and we love it because it's within walking distance from our house and it's has indoor and outdoor seating, friendly staff with great menu to choose from.

Thank sosh2011
Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Hands down the best Italian food on the Westside.The food is healthy, fresh, and delicious. Have sent countless friends here and they all fall in love with it.

Thank orams
London, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We've been a few times and have always been treated very well. The food is very good for the prices and very fresh, though the recipes are bog standard Italian when compared to Michelin starred places like Capo that, by comparison, are extremely expensive. The atmosphere is light and nice-- one room has a view of the bustling kitchen. The... More 

Thank Dane94306
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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

Around Santa Monica there a few Italian restaurants but "IL Forno Trattoria" is the best! Needless to say this time I had to organize the company X-mas dinner and it was just exceptional! All our guests ended very happy at the end of our dinner. Not only the food was so delicious but the service provided by the staff and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2901 Ocean Park Blvd Ste 109, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2952
    (Between 29th and 30th)
  • Public Transportation: Santa Monica Blue Buss #8 at 28th street and walk back one block.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-450-1241

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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