It was not kids friendly so
It was not kids friendly so not recommend for family usage however others are great.wat come back.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
well rounded place
great food, excellent service and a breath taking view. this place has it all.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Couldn't be Better
Great location; great setting and a fabulous view. Food was superb service was just a little tardy gettting started (we were a party of 7) but from then on, it was great. Appetizers, main courses and pastas were outstanding. Wine selection is both extensive and readily affordable; the Italian wines recommended were terrific and by no means were they the mpost expensve on the list...not even close.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food Great Service
They nailed it.. Well Done. Will tell others..... thank you
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
A class act
Il Fornaio Del Mar offers an excellent menu tastefully served, elegant appointments, welcoming wait staff, informal atmosphere, reasonable prices and a great location.
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a little loud for visiting
It was a little loud for visiting at the table but the food and service was great.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent for a business dinner
Excellent for a business dinner for someone from the east. Excellent food combined with good view made for very good dinner discussion.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never fails to impress.
Great food with authentic regional Italian cuisine. Knowledgable, helpful and (aghast) honest waiters! Quality of the food and the ocean sunset views from the patio are spectacular.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Il Formaio was the perfect place to celebrate a middle school graduation with family. The view was fabulous, the food delicious and the service excellent! Thank you for making our daughters special day even better. We enjoyed our afternoon even more.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good, but a little
Food was good, but a little too salty for us. The tasting menu was a great way to try many menu items at a great price.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The 10 of us were all very
The 10 of us were all very happy with the service, food and view!! We would all come back again. Great spot for large groups!!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a treat
Service was excellent. The bolognese
Sauce was the best ever. A beautiful
Day overlooking the Pacific Ocean
on their outdoor patio. Noise level
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this restaurant
Il Fornaio is my favorite San Diego restaurant, and I love it's Coronado location as well. The Del Mar location was where I first discovered this restaurant 12 years ago. It's a wonderful place to bring family or friends or a celebration, or just a romantic meal for two. I have many good memories of special moments spent at Il Fornaio. Sharing a glass of yummy wine while gazing out at the ocean on a sunny, beautiful San Diego day on their outdoor patio is one of my favorite things to do.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Accessible upscale gourmet delight
Il Fornaio has been my go to restaurant anytime I am planning a group business lunch or dinner, especially if we have out of town visitors and it has never disappointed. The service is always exceptional and food consistently impressive, fresh, creatively prepared and presented and always delicious and the ambiance is rustic Italian bistro elegance, crisp but comfortable and inviting.
In the roughly 12 years I have been going to Il Fornaio, I have seen dozens of restaurants come and go but Il Fornaio continues to thrive through both booms and recessions. The only way a restaurant can do that is by consistently delivering excellent service, interesting and delicious food and wine offerings and the glorious views are just icing on the cake.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Italian food as always. They has a special Sicilian menu this time and the Swordfish and Sea bass were both excellent. I recommend the three course Sicilian meal option, and the Sicilian wine was also delicious.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our waiter was great! Very
Our waiter was great! Very attentive.....But food too pricey with drinks, dessert, etc .
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always to trust....
Every time we Travel to California a must is having lunch at Il Fornaio, And our favorite is of course Del Mar!
The ocean view is spectacular!!!! GO FOR THE PASTA!!!!!!!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upscale in a quiet neighbourhood
The staff are very attentive, the food is a lovely Italian fare with all the accoutrements that amplify but don't overpower. The wine choice is exquisite and the view simply marvellous. Anyone making the journey to the town of Del Mar after a night at the track should travel to Il Fornaio.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Anniversary Celebration
Two nights ago, we celebrated my parents' 38th wedding anniversary. I placed by reservation on Open Table and requested patio dining.
We arrived on time, but the table set aside for us had a party that was enjoying themselves and had not even started dessert. After about a 30 minute wait (we grabbed drinks at the bar), we were seated at a round table on the patio. It was the perfect spot for all 8 of us to interact all evening. The food was good and our server did a great job of handling our requests.
Have been here before and I will be back!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
To my knowledge, the only
To my knowledge, the only decent Italian eatery in SoCal. It is a chain enterprise , however is managed as a stand alone restaurant.
Angelo is a huge asset to this place. The Chef from Rimini, it, runs the kitchen orchestra , with efficient flair.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first visit to
This was my first visit to Il Fornaio for lunch, and it was a delight. Less crowded than usual, so the patio was particularly quiet and peaceful, and the view of the sun on the Pacific Ocean was the kind of sight about which epic poems are written. Some of our party's dishes were amazing (5-stars), others were a bit plain (3- to 4-stars), and the bread was, as usual, incredible. Our server was amazing; we've yet to have a less-than-great waiter or waitress at this location, but on this occasion our waiter was even better than that. Kudos to their hiring policy!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Giant Lobster in Red Sauce and past
My husband was deciding what to have when Walter, the maître'd came to say hello and told us that unfortunately they were out of the lamb, just what my husband was thinking of ordering. Instead they brought him a hugh Maine lobster covered in the most delicious red sauce along with the pasta. And even though the price of the lobster dish was higher on the menu, we were charged the lower price of the lamb. Walter is perfect and the lobster was amazing.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really enjoyed the 3 course meal option! The food was fantastic!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is very fresh than other italian resturant in San Diego. Service is very nice.
I love it.....
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server, Mattia C, was
Our server, Mattia C, was attentive, polite, patient, and on top of things. One of our dinner party asked several questions about the menu, portion size, options, etc. which we felt was excessive. Mattia maintained a professional, positive, and friendly demeanor throughout this exchange. He made us feel welcome and important and we hope we have an opportunity to have him serve us again in the near future. His professional apprearance matches his charming personality.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Il Fornario never disappoints
The entire meal was as I expected, great! Our wait staff led by Bryan was knowledgeable and very friendly. The highlight of the meal was a special that evening, lamb chops. Three of the most flavorable and succulent chops in in memory. No matter which Il Fornario I have visited they usually don't disappoint.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
An evening at Il Fornaio in Del Mar
Always a nice spot in Del Mar for good Italian food. Sit outside and watch the sunset.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday M at Il Fornaio
Awesome calamari and seafood dishes.
Cannelloni with chicken and spinach was a bit too rich for our taste.
The wine special du-jour was AMAZING, a '10 cuvee
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food excellent. Kid friendly with kids menu. Manager came around with free small plates of pasta a la vodka, which was great. Pastas can be ordered in 2 sizes. Waiter knowledgeable and attentive. Would recommend.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian and view
Great Italian food and real Venetian waiter. Loved the new kale ravioli . Minestrone was a little bland. Waiter said the soup of the day was a purée but it did have solid pieces of vegetables. Tasty. Wonderful sunset after dinner.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Great location.
Everyone who works at this Il Fornaio make dining a pleasant experience.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian food with noisy ambience
The food was very good and service was good as well. The noise was very distracting while trying to have conversation while dining with friends. View was wonderful and staff very kind.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant has everything going for it!!! Delicious food, atmosphere, view, vibrancy, cool and hip. The service is always impeccable and they always go out of their way to make your dining experience memorable.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my granddaughter for her birthday celebration. We had lunch at a beautiful table with a view and the service was wonderful.. This place has never disappointed me.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The salad was delicious and fulfilling. The daily special salad had a mix that I'd never had before: I think it was bulgar wheat mixed with with cold slaw textured greens plus garbanzo beans.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A "Small" Problem To Be Fixed
The Ambience would have been rated as outstanding had we not had several termites land on or near our table during dinner.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
my sons birthday celebration. we had a great meal, great service, and great wine!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made reservaton thru Open Table and when we arrived had a premier window table ready for us. Scenic view of the ocean. Service was outstanding and food prepared perfectly. They also validate parking which is a positive.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very tasty Italian Food. Excellent service. Great View!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mom's 92nd Birthday
We have been celebrating my Mom's birthday at your lovely restaurant since she turned 80. Sunday was her 92nd. Service was wonderful, very friendly and informative. All staff were very pleasant. We had a wonderful time and thank you very much. Hope to be there again on her 93rd.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall, it was a nice restaurant
Overall, it was a nice restaurant with a gorgeous view to the ocean. Although we dined ay the evening, I am very familiar with the area, I can imagine the ocean view during the daytime.
The food was average, nothing very special. The service was adequate, our waiter is a bit absent-minded but giving it was a busy night, it is kinda of expected.
Will I go back for the food? I probably would not given the price and the food was average. Will I go back for the view? "Absolutely".
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our third year celebrating Thanksgiving dinner, this restaurant has it down, outstanding meal, service and venue!!!! We will be back again next year!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanksgiving on the road
This was our first Thanksgiving away from family. Il Fornaio gave us the option of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner or all their other delicious choices. This was a really nice way to spend our Thanksgiving evening.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Thanksgiving dinner!
It's the first nice restaurant I've brought my 1 & 3 year olds to. It was a great experience! We went and had Thanksgiving dinner. The kids were well taken care of. In between courses, we walked them outside on the second level of the plaza which had all the Christmas decorations, and a great view of the sun setting over the Pacific.
No nuggets here! My kids had pizza and ravioli with ice cream with strawberries for dessert. I had a vegetarian ravioli with butternut squash that was amazing. The vibe was full of families for the holidays and was a wonderful place to be. Service and food was timely and great. We were happy to have them open so we didn't have to make a mess at home.
I would recommend it!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful meal and great service,
Wonderful meal and great service, as always. There was a private event on the patio and the noise level was higher than usual. I had a great Tuscan fish stew, something like cioppino, that was heavenly.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, great waiter
We were a party of 4 and the waiter was most helpful and accommodating. We enjoyed the food and the wine.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We're very lucky....
....to have Il Fornaio right down the hill from us. Not only have we eaten there at least monthly during the past 25 years, but we're greeted by the aroma of their delicious bread baking whenever we walk down there.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I always look forward to having
I always look forward to having a meal at Il Fornaio when I'm in town. The beautiful sunset is just icing on the cake.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We sat in the coverd patio
We sat in the coverd patio area and normally this is fine, but we sat next to large party and they were loud enough that we had a hard time talking. The people that worked at Il Fornaio were courteous. The restaurant seating was fine. The food and wine were excellent! I'm sure we will dine at Il Fornaio again and we would recommend it to others.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best link in the Chain
Don't judge this restaurant by the name... its a chain.... but this is the best version... the best of Breed.
Great location, wonderful service, and the food impressed.
A great night out for a very picky customer.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM