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Il Fornaio

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1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502 (Orange Ave.)
Metrolink
619-437-4911
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Today
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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  • 222
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great views & classic Italian

Excellent selection of wines and local beers. Dinners had a hefty portion and were well prepared. The view of San Diego harbor is spectacular. A very relaxing, fine evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
JEO_1973
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Mercersburg, PA
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Coronado, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We live in Coronado and one of favorite places is Il Forniao. The food is excellent and a great value. You will also find the best view in San Diego. Try the outside terrace if the weather permits. Staff is friendly and they won't rush you out the door. Take your time and enjoy the best Coronado has to offer.

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Mercersburg, PA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Excellent selection of wines and local beers. Dinners had a hefty portion and were well prepared. The view of San Diego harbor is spectacular. A very relaxing, fine evening.

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Rio, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The staff was pleasant and helpful. The view of downtown San Diego was awesome. The food was good, but not outstanding and could have be hotter. I would give it another try.

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San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

First time at this place and doubt we'll ever return. Had dinner here on Mother's day with my family, mind you we had a reservation, however hostess Laurie treated us as if we were walking in asking for a table. She was very rude and obnoxious when we asked about the wait, and the irony was there was no one... More 

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Coronado, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The best happy hour Pizza for $6.00 and also pasta of the day. $5.00 beer and wine. Excellent value and on a nice day you can sit outside in the Patio with one of the best views of SD Bay 4-6 PM. One hour parking is validated

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El Cajon, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

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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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: Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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?