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Il Fornaio

1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502
+1 619-437-4911
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“bread” (39 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I Love this resturant. It has a fantastic view of the Harbor, a nice setting/Decor, attentive wait staff, good food, and good desserts. If I could I’d rate it 4.5 stars but can’t. It doesn’t quite rate 5 stars only because I’ve only ever been...More

Thank MacJoeFQV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service at this restaurant was absolutely wonderful! I was seated with a business part of 40 people and I was very impressed by the speed of service and the attention that we received. It was as if we each had our server as the...More

Thank U4124ATjeand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is good quality and I appreciate the range from pizza to full dinner entrees. The cocktails are also very good.

Thank lawrenced15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a party of 6. Promptly seated and drink order taken. Appetizers were brought right out and very good. Entrees came out fast as well. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Great dessert. Would we go back? Yes.

Thank metntex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service with a breathtaking view of the San Diego skyline. Great ambiance on the patio. The veal was excellent.

Thank allen q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a fantastic dinner at Il Fornaio. It was the night before Valentine's Day, so they were pretty busy with pre-celebrations. We were a little early for our reservation so we had a drink at the bar first. Our server, Juan-Carlos was terrific....More

Thank droppinout
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed special menu salad with fennel and farro. Heart shaped ravioli. Incredibly fresh and great tastes. This restaurant is a winner. Have been to other location in Sacramento. Consistently great.

Thank ljaa4199a
Reviewed 11 February 2018

I took a friend visiting from Europe who works in the food industry to Il Fornaio and we were so pleased with our meal. The view is obviously special but everything else exceeded our expectations. The antipasti platter reminded us of the quality of products...More

Thank hkteach
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is right on the San Diego bay and has a gorgeous view of the water and Downtown San Diego. The food is excellent. Try the beet salad and butternut squash ravioli. Everything is tasty, great view, and super friendly staff. Excellent for date...More

Thank SDsoniaP
Reviewed 3 February 2018

We went there for dinner on a Wednesday night. Seated right away on the outside patio looking over the bay at the city of San Diego. An amazing view. I had the pizza, with all homemade ingredients, and it didn't disappoint. The service was good...More

Thank mikemsu
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22 December 2017|
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Response from Luca A | Property representative |
Yes, Happy Hour served Mon-Fri 3-6pm Hope to see you all soon
11 October 2017|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
No it isn't dog friendly. Nice restaurant with great service and a beautiful view. I love my dogs too,but they don't belong here. Plenty of restaurants on Orange that have street seating. I'm sure a dog would be welcome... More
27 January 2017|
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Response from Luca A | Property representative |
Yes! For more than 14 guests, we ask you to contact me directly as the Event Coordinator that organizes the larger groups and reservations. I can be reached at 619-437-4911. Looking forward to assisting you with you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic
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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