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Il Fornaio

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1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502 (Orange Ave.)
+1 619-437-4911
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 22:00
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San Diego
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not a fan of chain restaurants but Il Fornaio is the exception. The food is prepared with attention, not over or under cooked with sauces that are not heavy. The view puts it over the top for value. We found the service to be attentive and helpful. Also impressive was their flexibility in preparing calamari a certain way even... More 

Thank Pod_Kap
San Diego
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131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went with family - a party of nine. First time. The good: 1) Views across the bay, especially after dark. 2) We were seated right away because of a reservation. 3) The olive bread - which was refilled more than once. The not-so-good: For the menu prices, it seems that service could have been much more attentive. We waited... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is delicious. The atmosphere is terrific. Our table had a beautiful view of the San Diego nighttime skyline. We really enjoyed ourselves at Il Fornaio.

Thank John H
Sunnyvale, California, United States
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I selected this restaurant because it has an extensive gluten-free menu, including house made pasta. The house salad was delicious, especially the vinaigrette, and generously sized. Pastas are served in 2 sizes... I found the small portion filling. I had the Pasta Alla Vodka which was delicious and piping hot. I also enjoyed a scoop of the Salted Caramel gelato.... More 

Thank Kathy H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here after our ferry ride and were pleasantly surprised to get a seat in the patio at sunset. The food was good - we tried their April tasting menu and the lamb, and were impressed with both. The service was very friendly and welcoming, and our server gave some great recommendations. It did get slow towards the end... More 

Thank patn03
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry ride was very nice. The setting was beautiful. Our seating was where we could watch the chefs preparing our food if we wanted but not intrusive. The wine was perfect. The service excellent. The price as expected for this upscale restaurant and the lamb was fabulous. Reservations would be recommended.

Thank Vivian V
Yuma, Arizona
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant as a part of a large group that was hosted. There are great views of San Diego from the large windows. Maybe because they were serving a large group with a limited menu, I didn't get to try their specialties and was less than impressed with what we were served. The bacon wrapped scallops were... More 

Thank Jacquie K
Weston, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always eat here when I am in Coronado. The food and service are good. You may pay for the view, but the setting is superior. I actually ate here two days in a row last time I was in Coronado.

Thank hardinb
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here and the food was very tasteful. Service was exceptional and everyone was very pleasant.

Thank vjonna24
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great fish dish--bronzini with mashed potatoes. Absolutely delicious. The place is quite pricey though so be prepared to spend a lot. Happy hour is generous so go then and stay for dinner.

Thank Fandog4155

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502
    (Orange Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Metrolink
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
  • Phone Number: +1 619-437-4911
Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?