Il Fornaio - Carmel
Very pleasant evening. VeryVery pleasant evening. Very good food. Very nice and efficient waitress. Great experience.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLarge seating area, food isLarge seating area, food is excellent and service wonderful.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe entered from the hotelWe entered from the hotel which was across the room from the reception desk. Three waiters rushed by without a glance.The service was saved by our waiter who was fantastic. My wife's pasta dish was non-descript and my sea bass was so dry that I didn't finish it.Every one can have an off night so we would definitely try again.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNice meal in a relaxed setting.Nice meal in a relaxed setting. Our server was very knowledgeable in the menu and easily able to help my wife make a selection that would be gluten-free. A very nice conclusion to a great day in the Carmel area.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Restaurant. We haveGreat Restaurant. We have been there several times, and knew what to expect. Highly recommend !!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHad the lasanha, Very Good TheHad the lasanha, Very Good
The service was perfect
If i face the chance i'll come back3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous! Welcoming atmosphereFabulous! Welcoming atmosphere from the moment we stepped through the doors. Comfortable pace of attention from waitstaff in most professional manner. Bruschetta appetizer a perfect sensation of fresh flavours. Gnocchi and risotto delicately perfected. Many special gestures made this first time experience a most memorable one. Thank you!!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMalways good, and family friendly.As always, consistently good food . Not over the top kind of place, but not suppose to be. Chef made special exceptions for us which is pretty cool in a big place like this. Service with a smile .
Great Happy Hour place. Trendy for Friday night. Love the house made breads, esp. the Olive.
They can handle big groups, and have a special room off the bar with a lovely heated patio. Nice.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen in Carmel always a must.When in Carmel always a must. Just great food for reasonable prices! Great interior classic restaurant.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMHATS OFF TO A STELLAR NIGHTMy husband and I had dinner on Valentine's Day. It was crowded but our table was ready right on time and the hostess gave me a long stemmed ROSE. I just LOVED that...call me a romantic fool..what can I say?
The food was very good and the option to have a smaller entre was perfect. We could enjoy an appetizer and a dessert without feeling stuffed!
The Room is open, large and inviting and the wait staff was spot on!
We had a nearly perfect evening...no...we had a PERFECT evening!2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Italian cuisineWe have enjoyed every Il Fornaio we've visited over the years. This one is no exception. Of course, the food is outstanding. Carmel lends a more relaxed feel to the restaurant, being next to the ocean. We especially like the regional Italian menu offerings, so there is always something new and appealing to try.2/8/2013 12:00:00 AMEXCELLENT FOOD & SERVICEIt is my pleasure to give an extremely positive recommendation for Il Fornaio in Carmel. I found the quality of the establishment first-rate on all accounts: the freshness and imaginative combinations of the dishes served as well as the professionalism and helpfulness of the servers was indeed a delight to find.1/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA reliable locale for better-tahn-aA reliable locale for better-tahn-average Italian cuisine in a historic setting in the Pine Inn on Ocean Avenue. This Il Formaio is one of the only remaining restaurants that bakes its own bread, and it is simply outstanding.
An enjoyable setting for either lunch or dinner.12/26/2012 12:00:00 AMWhile a small chain restaurant,While a small chain restaurant, Il Fornaio Carmel is a special case. With a fantastic bar and amazing special seasonal menu it's a can't miss.12/23/2012 12:00:00 AMAlways good food. When justAlways good food. When just my husband and I go, we like to sit at the kitchen counter and watch the chef. Always amazing how easy they make it look.12/22/2012 12:00:00 AM