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“Large group- no problem!!”
Review of Il Fornaio

Il Fornaio
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Ranked #11 of 101 Restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 15th Street
Description: 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.
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Went with a large group of families- kids and adults and had a delicious Italian dinner w great service! Ask for the angel hair pasta w bolognese sauce- my favorite!!!

Thank DVgal
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This the noisiest restaurant in the WORLD!!! A conversation is impossible.
The service was slow which wasn't the issue. We were ignored!!! I made a reservation for a nice dinner and was so frustrated we had a quick appetizer and a pizza.

Thank TonyN76
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We come here every time we come to this part of California. It is worth a visit each time.
The food is always excellent, the view outside is very nice and the service is first rate.

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Thank HarlanJF
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in this restaurant to eat lunch based on our experience at the location in the Coronado area. Overall the food was good but not as good as the one in the Coronado location. My wife and I ordered the spaghetti euth meatballs and the meatballs were made out of pork and veal and we're under cooked and tasted bad. Also, the red sauce on the spaghetti was OK. Again, not as good as the Coronado location. I am not sure whether or not they are affiliated or not but we generally did not feel that the food was as good as it is at the Coronado location. On a positive note, the waiter was very kind and I did bring us out a free dessert. Overall our experience was above average.

Thank matcait
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

My brother and his wife took us to dinner here when we visited them. A great choice. It could be a little hard to find the first time, and it was out first time. The restaurant is on the second level of a commercial plaza. Check the address then enter the parking garage on the north side of the building. Take the elevator up but remember which level you stated on for you return. The restaurant is sleek and modern in design with large indoor and outdoor areas. We ate in the covered outdoor area, which was very pleasant. My brother dines there frequently so he knew the staff including the sommelier who help with the wine selection. A very pleasant dinner.

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Thank grandpere
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