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Il Fornaio

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1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502 (Orange Ave.)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Boston, MA
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good service, great food, nice atmosphere and on the water. The menu is varied with lots of options. Prices are reasonable too.

Thank eadj
Santa Clarita, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch or dinner great place for lunch diners special times ..Great service (but they are busy) great food

Thank frenchy20142014
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place used to be pretty good but has slipped. The menu is varied, but the food is a disappointment. Service is spotty... Depends on the server. The Coronado location must be the weak link in their chain. A beautiful venue.. Great bay view

Thank martsd
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been eating here since they opened.. best view in coronado, very good pasta, very good pizza,outstanding bar always consistant REMEMBER THIS IS NOT RESTAURANTE PRIMAVERA but a perfect place for a relaxing meal of good food and great view.. perfect setting for large parties .. we celebrated a 60th birthday with 26 people and it was awesome forgot... More 

Thank 134larryf
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148 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was packed at 8:30 and, without reservations, had to wait 20 minutes for a table on a Saturday night. The service was good, not outstanding, and the same for the food. I've eaten at several of this chain's locations with the same experience. I would not go out of my way to eat here, though it is convenient... More 

Thank Mah_Murrini
San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and service. We have been here for lunch and dinner and the food is always exceptional. They know how to cook fish which is hard to find. The location is exceptionally nice overlooking the water and downtown San Diego.

Thank dffalcon8
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138 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Italian restaurant near ferry landing. Chicken on sandwich was over cooked and dry. Gluten free pasta had sauce and that's it. Butternut squash ravioli had good flavor but the pasta to filling ratio was off. Pricey menu for a lunch.

Thank TheProf06
Wendover, England
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Often busy, booking or early arrival recommended. Not recommended for travelers on a budget, but the food is excellent. Well worth the trip.

Thank jaxuk1996
Chula Vista, California
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Very favorite Italian restaurant in Coronado!!! The Superb view to Downtown San Diego is Fantastic,, well The Food ,,, Yummy,,, Pastas,Pizza #1 and Salads too,, Great for a romantic lunch or eve. And large party groups, B'Day etc. Bello Tutto !,,

Thank Dan L
Coronado, California
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live just down the street from this beautiful restaurant, and visit several times a year. Il Fornaio is part of a chain, but you would never know at this location. Located right on the water, there are lots of great views. Several times I have seen dolphins while dining. The service is usually good, but it's not a guarantee.... More 

Thank theskyprincess

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?