From Our Editors
One of the top-rated bakeries in Santa Monica, Il Fornaio delivers an upscale ambience with a delicious menu that features pizza. It's a popular spot for customers looking for good quality and a helpful staff.
Thanks to its outdoor seating, Il Fornaio is a great option when you feel like soaking up some of those Cali rays. Also, most fans will share that the restaurant is defined by its fresh bread. No specific attire is required, so feel free to dress casually and comfortably.
For those watching what they eat, the robust menu features items that are gluten-free, healthy, low-fat, vegan, and vegetarian. Plus, it's been tabbed as a nice option for a romantic occasion and large groups, in addition to doing business and special occasions. In addition to its convenient take-out offerings, the restaurant even provides catering for events around town. Or, if you just want to pop in for a beverage, the restaurant does have a pretty decent selection at its bar.
A reliable favorite for dinner in Downtown Santa Monica, chances are you won't walk away from this Il Fornaio disappointed. The service, in general, is "excellent." Along with valet, visitors have access to a private lot nearby (or can park on the street).