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Il Fornaio

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1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502 (Orange Ave.)
Metrolink
619-437-4911
Website
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant...
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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    Very good
  • 50
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  • 16
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Farewell dinner

We want to give a thumbs up to the staff at Il Fornaio for their courteousness and the recommendation of entree's from our superb waiter David. He was so very kind and paid attention to ever detail. The food is fabulous! If your ever on the island you need to visit Il Fornaio. The views are breath... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Linda K
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El Cajon, California
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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El Cajon, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 NEW via mobile

We want to give a thumbs up to the staff at Il Fornaio for their courteousness and the recommendation of entree's from our superb waiter David. He was so very kind and paid attention to ever detail. The food is fabulous! If your ever on the island you need to visit Il Fornaio. The views are breath taking!

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El Cajon, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 NEW

David, our waiter, was outstanding! His recommendations for our various entrees was spot on, and his service, repartee, and attention to us was marvelous. All in all, an outstanding evening and wonderful, wonderful food. Thanks for the memories!

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Lemon Grove, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants because of the variety of food and wines. And also the fantastic service from Gladys. She takes great care of us. She always has great recommendations and makes the dining experience very enjoyable.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Since there was no one at the front desk we asked a waiter who told us rudely to wait, it took for the front desk person 5 minutes to appear. The selection of italian food is great and since the pasta is made right there, you can imagine how tasty is it. Then asking for the bill took a long... More 

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The staff was so attentive, the food fantastic, one of the best dining experiences I've had. Absolutely everything was awesome.

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Kirkland, Washington
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76 reviews 76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Or pay of four had a very nice late lunch at Il Fornaio today. We ordered typ of the line items from the dinner menu and a bottle of the house red. The seafood newly was excellent and others at the table were also pleased. Did I mention the great view? Then dessert was another great impression. The check and... More 

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Temecula, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We ate here for dinner very recently and loved the food and the service. The wait staff was very attentive and we liked the view from our table.

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Villars-sur-Glane, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Real nice Italian cucina, complimentary view and attentive staff. Next time, I'd leave my kids at home and just dine with my wife though.

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Coronado, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Located just Ely from Peohe's, Il Fornaio has the best Italian cuisine, on the Island, and at a much better price point that a couple of

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Temecula, CA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My friend and I arrived at Il Fornaio without a reservation for lunch on a Saturday. We had theater tickets for the Old Globe at 2:00. We addressed our concern before placing our order and were pleasantly surprised with not just the friendly, efficiency but the food was divine!

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Restaurant Details

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: 619-437-4911

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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