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“Delicious food, great views”
Review of Il Fornaio

Il Fornaio
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Ranked #11 of 96 Restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Food was amazing as always and the views are stellar. It's also nice to walk around the little shops nearby.

Thank Leigh C
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Matthew G, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2013

Buongiorno,
We wanted thank you for your review, we highly appreciate your feedback.

Grazie!

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

This restaurant is right across the street from to L'Auberge. Ït has a lot of options for either downstairs, upstairs, or outside, with great service, views, and food.

Thank KenL318
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Matthew G, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2013

Hello, We highly appreciate your review, thank You for your feedback!

Grazie
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

We went for a dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary, the restaurant is located by the ocean and has a fantastic view....the restaurant staff were brilliant and the food was good....I have had better food but the service and ambience made it into a top notch experience.....quite recommend this one....especially if it is an occasion...also ensure you book in advance

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Thank Punit M
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

The restaurant is in a great location in the Del Mar Plaza with an ocean view and yesterday we had a great sunset. They have happy hour most of the year except for horse racing season when Del Mar is too crowded to be fun. Happy hour is from 4-6pm Monday-Friday when house wine, some specialty drinks, 3-4 different pizzas and a couple of other appetizers are $5. Best deal around and the pizzas are delicious. They also make their bread which is wonderful hot with EVOO and balsamic vinegar. Jesse is a great bartender and good at whipping up the specialty drinks. The plaza offers parking with validation free for two hours so that is handy.

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Thank JanRSF
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

We stumbled upon this restaurant and what a find it was! The view of the sparkling Pacific was awesome. I can't say enough about the service and food. Everything about this restaurant was excellent and we'd certainly go back.

Thank Linda and Joe C
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