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Il Fornaio

1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502
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Ranked #11 of 85 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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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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Tempe, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Every time we visit Coronado Island we try to have dinner at Il Fornaio. We always try to sit outside on the patio facing San Diego so we can enjoy the magnificent view. It is one of the best we have ever seen from a restaurant and very romantic. The food is always delightful with lots of reasonable to choices... More

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Long Beach, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Recently we had relatives from out of the country enjoying the San Diego area. They wanted to go to Coronado Island for dinner. We were so glad we chose this restaurant. Loved the cocktails in the bar while waiting for a table then got a large table near the window for the great view over the bay looking at the... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place located on Coronado Island is very spectacular! Quality and freshness is top notch! The service was great and prices reasonable. The views overlooking Coronado Bay and Downtown Skyscrapers of San Diego are amazing! A must experience restaurant. Thank You Il Fornaio (Italian restaurant)

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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143 reviews 143 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Luca (general manager) treated us royally...although we are from Arizona, we will definitely eat at II Fornaio when we visit Coronado Island. Our Server (Hermilo) provided great service and Luca had the chef prepare steamed mussels for us even though they were not on the menu (delicious)...really a memorable evening!

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San Diego, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A beautiful restaurant with a fabulous view from the Coronado shore looking towards the San Diego Downtown hi-rise buildings. Great for special occasions or to bring new friends that you would like to impress with the view and their wonderful food. The wine list is very nice. They have a nice bar and they even have outside dining.

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Palm Desert, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We always enjoy this restaurant. First the location is on the bay with windows all around and a very nice patio outside. Second the wait staff is just plain wonderful. The hostess had a greeting and smiles. That sets the tone. Third the food is the best. Whatever we order it is always good. The ravioli stuffed with ricotta and... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Top notch restaurant in Coronado. Best view of San Diego Seaport village, top notch service and excellent fresh Italian food!

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Flat Rock, North Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Loved this special place. Had a window seat inside, but also have eaten outside. Beautiful view of downtown San Diego. Food and service outstanding. Delicious bread. We each had a small serving of spaghetti Bolognese and shared a Caesar salad. Friendliness from reservation to departure. Highly recommend. .

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Las Vegas, Nevada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Fabulous food. It is right on the sandy shore of San Diego Bay. The views are amazing. We came back for a second night and ordered the pizza. Best we ever had.

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Weatherford, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I was disappointed in the food. It was mildly tasty, but I would ever go back. The view was great. The service started out great, but quickly waned. In their defense, they were extremely busy.

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