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1555 Camino Del Mar, Ste 301, Del Mar, CA 92014-2467
858-755-8876
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Ranked #17 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
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Sunset happens every day across the globe but sunset from Enoteca Il Fornaio makes you want to live here and watch it every day. Sunset from Del Mar is the better version of a snowflake. Every one is different and leaves you with a warm feeling. Il Fornaio has a nightly happy hour to draw you in with excellent pizza... More 

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Maple Valley, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The staff and food of this restaurant are the very best. The prices are on the high-end and worth it. There is no better wait staff on the planet. For this reason alone I would go back. Larry Greenland Maple Valley, WA

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went here for a weeknight dinner for 2. GREAT service (from a waiter who had been with Il Fornaio for many years/multiple locations) -- good recommendations and high knowledge of the wine list. The menu is more authentic and creative than other Italian places in the area. Food was uniformly good (though serving size was a bit small on one... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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326 reviews 326 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went with friends to dinner, il Fornaio is usually a great bet for food and the ambience is usually good. Everything was great but the food. Soggy toast, lukewarm food. The staff seemed a little disoriented. Our server was good but couldn't gras the idea of getting the food to the table when it was prepared, when it sits it... More 

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Mantua, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We all enjoyed it very much on the outdoor covered patio. We made an early reservation so we could see the sunset but it was raining. It was still worth it. The menu has something for everyone, however, the elevator was out so that was troublesome for our elderly parents. All in all, worth the effort up to the third... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The view from the patio is just incredible. The wait staff was attentive. The food was delicious, and they were able to accommodate our large group of 11 without issue.

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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
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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 

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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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