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All 86 Coronado Restaurants

Il Fornaio

1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502
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Ranked #13 of 86 Restaurants in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Orange Ave.
Transit: Metrolink
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.
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San Antonio
Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a large restaurant but the staff provides service more commonly found in small places. The pasta is great as are the appetizers. Our server really hustled, was friendly and most efficient. All in all, a recommendable place that we will return to.

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Burlington, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Super italian eatery. Great for quick or nice long sit down meals. Parking is a bit of a pain but well worth it.

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Missoula, Montana
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120 reviews 120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A weekday night that required reservations - that explains the popularity of Il Fornaio. The food and portion sizes were above average, the interior was authentic and the view of downtown San Diego is beautiful. This isn't a shorts and flip/flop restaurant.

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Dallas, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had lunch at Il Fornaio October 2014. Believe the bad reviews about the service and food. We sat with empty water and ice tea glasses for most of our lunch. The glasses were filled at the beginning of the meal but never refilled. We ordered the Caprese Calda, Margherita Pizza and the Capellini Al Pomodoro to share. The waiter... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I asked for the dairy free and gluten free menu. They only have gluten free minus any cheese. The menu had no prices on it. When my companions received their 1st of their 3 course meal, the waiter asked if I would like a small salad. I said okay. The salad was just okay and the steak was okay but... More 

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San Diego, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This restaurant located on the San Diego Bay side of the island is definitely fine world class dining but my particular dish for the night was not what I expected it to be. I ordered the braised short ribs dish from the Lombardi monthly menu that they were promoting on the tour of Italy taste menu. Being that I have... More 

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Long Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lovely place, good food, within walking distance of the Marriott. It's just as nice as the Manhattan Beach, and the old Santa Monica restaurant. Thanks for a great evening.

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Girdwood, Alaska, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had a large luncheon party. Right on the water. Views of downtown waterfront San Diego. We had an Italian waiter from Italy. The food was authentic. We found wine from small Italian villages where we had vacationed. The staff made sure our lunch matched the time of our enjoyment. It was an altogether positive, vibrant experience. We would go... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We had fond memories of this place; great view, pleasant atmosphere and wonderful bread baked on the premises. Sadly now it only delivered on the first two. The bread looked overbaked, and the taste was also not the same. The pizza was O.K. the calamari - on the plus side was not oily - on the minus side was a... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The place was packed when we arrived and we had a couple of drinks at the bar. The white tablecloth service and attentive staff made the wait worthwhile. We has the calamari which was very tender and tasty. I had the penne ala vodka al dente. My wife had the Bolognese. Both were very good. We capped the meal with... More 

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Additional Information about Il Fornaio

Address: 1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502
Phone Number: 619-437-4911
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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