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Il Fornaio

1555 Camino Del Mar, Ste 301, Del Mar, CA 92014-2401
+1 858-755-8876
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (28 reviews)
“carpaccio” (7 reviews)
“pollo” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1555 Camino Del Mar, Ste 301, Del Mar, CA 92014-2401
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We fully planned on lunch, but read another review about the happy hour which is from 4 to 6. It's worth it. About 5 wines and 3 mixed drinks for $6. There's about 3 appetizers (bruschetta, calamari) for $6 and about 3 different pizzas for...More

Thank somrtravl
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We hosted an event for 70 people here. They did a great job. Set up was great, food was delicious and service was outstanding. From the appetizers to the desert it was all terrific. Classic Italian food, well prepared and served. Accommodating both Gluten Free...More

Thank Bill47533
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Very crowded, but honored our reservation on time. Food was delicious, service perfect even when the server had many tables. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank Val D
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Even the entrance takes your breath away with the beautiful marble bar overlooking the ocean. Birght, crisp and very Italian. The Host and GM "Vito" is always there to help you thru the evening. I had the Carpaccio - thin sliced, capers, and fresh sliced...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The food is good, the sort of Italian cuisine and pricing you'd expect from the Il Foriano chain. The location is excellent because of the parking underneath (validation only covers part of the cost), and because it's perched above the road and looks out over...More

Thank ColoradoLongJ
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing! Make a reservation! We visited from Texas, and from the reviews, I knew to make a reservation in advance! The food is spectacular! The service is excellent!! A must try! The carpaccio was excellent and the heirloom tomatoes with fresh mozzarella in the caprese...More

Thank Marcey D
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Note: This rating is for the Weekday Happy Hour only Il Fornaio is a long-standing Italian restaurant in the center of Del Mar village. The Happy Hour, which runs until 6 on weekdays, has exceptional value. There is a list of food and beverages that...More

Thank RedSoxRunner
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I was here for a business dinner in a private room and had a selected menu so I can't comment on the range of food. However, what we were served was good and the service was very good. A little hard to find as the...More

Thank Jason A
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We had a guest in from Texas, and called ahead to ensure we had a window, view table. Upon arriving, I would estimate that the restaurant was maybe one-third occupied. Basically, empty... Understaffed and waited 8 minutes just to be seated. When we went to...More

Thank TDK41992
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I was served several slices of freshly baked bread upon arrival; outstanding! I ordered 'linguine mare chiaro', a pasta with a variety off sea food included. Tasty, sell presented, and a good portion. While this is a chain restaurant, it was a nice dinner, in...More

Thank stan w
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1555 Camino Del Mar, Ste 301, Del Mar, CA 92014-2401
    (15th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-755-8876
  • E-mail
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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