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All 81 Del Mar Restaurants

Il Fornaio

1555 Camino Del Mar, Ste 301, Del Mar, CA 92014-2467
858-755-8876
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Ranked #18 of 81 Restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was ok, the drinks were good, and the ambiance and setting was fabulous! Try it, you may like it.

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Del Mar, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My entire family has enjoyed Il Fornaio in our hometown of Del Mar for over 20 years. It's an excellent choice for any event, birthdays, anniversaries, or just simple meals. Consistently the best Italian food with plenty of vegetarian and also gluten free options.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I was going to sit at their outdoor fire-pit area but the table was quite dirty so we came back inside and were seated at a table with a fantastic view. A small mishap was the waiter was attempting to light the heaters but having a hard time so the dining room started to smell like propane. A good cleaning... More 

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Del Mar, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My family and I have been regulars at Il Fornaio in Del Mar for 20+ years. Most of that time they have provided good food, coupled with a great location, but with somewhat spotty service over the years (good periods, bad periods). More recently, service has been dreadful, and we have decided it is time to take a break from... More 

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Matthew G, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, I just read the feedback you gave, and I'm sorry to hear about your several unpleasant experiences at my restaurant. It is my goal to provide all of my guests with an enjoyable experience every time. Based off of your review, I have taken steps to fix those issues. If you have the opportunity to give me a... More 

Del Mar, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We love this place especially since they added the large patio seating. You can also sit outside and enjoy the sunset from a new seating area that has a surround fire to stay warm in the winter. The food here is always good and they do seasonal changes that reflect different regions of Italy. That makes it interesting to go... More 

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Los angeles
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

We held my sons rehearsal dinner here in Sept 2014. Everything was perfect and the food was great! The view from the restaurant is outstanding and we were fortunate that we had good weather. Tanya, their event coordinator was fabulous!! She helped us with the menu, our open bar and decorations. She always returned my calls, emailed me and she... More 

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Orange, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is the 4th time i've been to this restaurant and all i can say is that the food's superb and the service are great! Our guest was very impressed, e.g,, the beer made from Italy, water made from Italy, pasta - gluten free from Italy. As he said, what more can you asked for? He was so proud to... More 

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Matthew G, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

We love your feedback. Thank you for your review! Il Fornaio Team More 

El Paso, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I have eaten at this restaurant at least 15-20 times, and I have never been disappointing. It is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the greater San Diego area. Located above street level in a Class A, small outdoor plaza with excellent high boutiques, Il Fornaio is one of 4 or 5 restaurants to be found there, most of... More 

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Matthew G, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Grazie mille for your review! We appreciate all feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in the San Diego area! More 

Pleasanton, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We love Il Fornaio. The view is gorgeous and the bar fun and active. Their servers are always polite and efficient. The food delicious and reasonably priced.

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Matthew G, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

We love your feedback. Thank you for your review! Il Fornaio Team More 

Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The outdoor dining plaza was the perfect venue for the rehearsal dinner for 95 people we hosted in August. Tanya Coffey, our event coordinator from the restaurant, was very professional and a delight to work with. Planning an event in California from Florida was not easy but Tanya made it seem easy. With Tanya's help, we customized the menu, bar... More 

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Matthew G, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Buongiorno, Thank you for your review, we love your feedback! More 

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Additional Information about Il Fornaio

Address: 1555 Camino Del Mar, Ste 301, Del Mar, CA 92014-2467
Phone Number: 858-755-8876
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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