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“Almost always awesome and very authentic Italian cuisine. Too many eHarmony couples sucking face on a Friday night, but...”
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Il Fornaio
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Ranked #12 of 100 Restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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.
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed May 1, 2008

Almost always awesome and very authentic Italian cuisine. Too many eHarmony couples sucking face on a Friday night, but maybe just plan to go on a Thursday...

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Reviewed April 13, 2008

Went here for lunch with some friends, and the experience was not good. We were seated by a hostess, but had to get up and get menues ourselves. The busboy was great, and a hard worker, however, he did not speak English. Not a problem, but he did not understand when we asked him for menues. The waiter was terrible. His service was well below average. The food was not worth the price. I would not go there again, nor would I reccomend it.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed February 23, 2008

Enoteca for cocktails during sunset then din din. What a great date.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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Reviewed February 22, 2008

Overpriced and not too tasty. I love Italian food, but this restaurant tried too hard to be hip and it just ruined the food. They give you some crusty bread, and then the appetizers and entrees have weird sauces that just don't pull off the "modern cuisine" they're going for. I'd rather go to Olive Garden, and that's an insult.

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Reviewed January 21, 2008

probably my fav in sd. The sqush ravioli is to die for [not literally] They also have a decent wine selection.

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