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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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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502
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11 - 20 of 659 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere...sat outside on patio by water...friendly staff and good service..the food was fresh and delicious.. Would definitely go again

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant is one of the best on the island of Coronado. The food is great, the service is wonderful and the atmosphere makes dining a true pleasure. The servers were not hovering but were there when needed. The menu is extensive and the wine...More

Thank William A
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Second visit and food was very good! Did not have to make a reservation at lunch for a party of 5 and they accommodated us immediately. Also great atmosphere with nice views of the bay. Friendly staff and good service. Would definitely return!

Thank matcait
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Ideal location for us as we were staying at the Marriott. Beautiful views from their patio. Service was patchy - promised water and bread took a while to arrive. I ordered a Southern comfort and sprite that had virtually no alcohol in it and was...More

Thank debbie40
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We hadn't eaten here for about 20 years. The four of us had a lovely window table at dusk. Watching the San Diego skyline was enchanting! The service was unhurried - we never felt rushed. Sometimes we had to flag someone down for more water....More

Thank Lepha
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We came here for brunch/lunch, really for the location. I had not been to Coronado in years, and who doesn't love a great view of the Pacific ocean and the downtown skyline? All in all, we had a great experience. We sat outside as it...More

Thank betsnow
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I LOVE this restaurant! Make sure to sit outside if you're doing lunch. The view is fantastic! The menu, the service, the wine are all top notch! My friends and I have decided this is our "go to" restaurant whenever we lunch in Coronado. The...More

Thank MrsRicardo
Reviewed 6 September 2017

My husband, daughter, granddaughter, and my daughter's boyfriend ate at Il Fornaio on a Sunday afternoon. Location is very good! I asked the hostess to find a table facing the bay...we had a lovely view. Even though it was a weekend we were seated within...More

Thank Angelica S
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

The gps is just a little off... so look for the Burger King and KFC. It's close by. Once we arrived we were not disappointed. If you can secure a table near the window you'll get a lovely view of the San Diego skyline. They...More

Thank gamalalexander
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Standard chain food with a reduced menu during a holiday weekend. Too expensive for generic food. A bit on the salty side.

Thank lroma79
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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
3 December 2016|
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Response from Luca A | Property representative |
Ciao Robin, Restaurant is family and kids friendly, Dress code as per everyday is to be considered a business casual environment New Years Eve will be served on a specialty prepared set menu to help celebrate the... 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
Romantic, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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