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“avoid at all costs!”
Review of Il Fornaio

Il Fornaio
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Ranked #9 of 93 Restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
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.
scottsdale, az
1 review
“avoid at all costs!”
Reviewed August 20, 2006

the only good thing about this place is its location. i can't decide what was worse the food or the service. not only was our food cold, it was over cooked and flavorless. not to mention the food is over priced. save yourself time and energy and go somewhere else.

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English first
Escondido, California
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Great bread, OK food”
Reviewed December 27, 2005

This restaurant has a great view of the ocean and we enjoyed the bread served with the meal, but the rest of the food was just OK. For a fancy place with pricey food, the meals were not up to par. The lasagne was greasy, the soup and salad were bland and there was no garnish on the plates to make the food look appetizing. We had a gift card, so it didn't hurt to spend it all on a lunch for two, but I wouldn't go back and spend my own money.

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