I had lunch at Il Fornaio for a business meeting. The restaurant is located in a high-end shopping complex in scenic Del Mar with clear views of the ocean. Parking may be an issue, but they will validate your parking if you park in the garage.
The restaurant itself consists of both an indoor area and an expansive patio. Since it is San Diego, the patio is a great place to enjoy the 72 degrees and sweeping views of the ocean. The inside is decorated in "Understated Italian" with just enough touches to convey the message, but not carrying over to tacky.
The food is excellent and the menu offers a wide variety of choices. Their sauces are authentic and the preparation very well done. The service is also very professional and friendly. No complaints on either subject.
Overall, a great place to grab a nice Italian meal and enjoy the view.
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