Il Fornaio - Carmel
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Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations
Treat the dad's in your family to a special day at Il Fornaio filled with authentic Italian elegance, a deliciously creative menu and memories for a lifetime!
Sunday, June 16, 2019
The Bread, olive oil, the appetizers and salads the pizza! And the pastas. Oh great!
Excellent Italian cuisine, super services & staff and wonderful ambience!
What else can one ask for!! Mille Grazie
It's a great place to take family and friends to dinner. Great food and fun for all!
Our server ,Carlos, was very helpful. The service is good, and the food is really great. We enjoyed our day there, as we always have. We love looking out at the beautiful flowers.
Went 4 Mother’s day. Had asked 4 table 2 accomodate my mom’s mobility. They graciously had 2 table choices. We started w margarhita pizza 2 share. Mom had angel hair I had rotisserie chicken salad. Both delicious. Zanagione 4 dessert. Wonderful. Our server was excellent. Gave us plenty of time 2 order. Always a favorite place 2 eat
Perfection. One of my favorite places.
Celebrating Mother’s Day
Service, Food and Atmosphere all excellent.
Although I'm not a fan of franchise restaurants, Il Fornaio breaks the mold. The restaurant is located in an historic hotel. It is probably the ONLY restaurant in Carmel with a view of Carmel Bay. There is an outside deck with fresh flowers (and heaters, if necessary. The inside is warm and welcoming, the Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Two spacious rooms plus a cozy cafe with fireplace. Dining rooms are wrapped in windows facing the ocean. The menu, while less than innovative offers expertly prepared, dependable Italian offerings, served perfectly by experienced (multi-lingual) waitstaff.
We return to Il Fornaio for every memorable occasion and impromptu lunch or dinner, knowing we will be well cared for with friendly faces, excellent food and warm, clean atmosphere and comfortable service.
Great food! Love the service and the wine too!
Beautiful atmosphere. Wonderful staff. Food was very good and had gluten free options.
Pleasant place with good (though not outstanding) food and service. Seems expensive for what we got: two glasses of unremarkable wine, two plates of pasta with no salad or other vegetable, a plate of cookies (the best part of the meal!) with coffee for more than $100 with tip. Maybe that's Carmel.
Delicious food and fantastic service!
Easily one of the five or 10 best meals I have ever eaten.
The hostesses were really wonderful and seated us with an additional guest than we had reserved. They set us up with a nice table along the windows. Bread was served along with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I think that we all could have enjoyed this alone. Their bread is the best! I split a a seafood pasta special plus a Caesar salad with my friend. The Caesar was divine but the linguine and seafood were all mushy and overcooked. The red sauce tasted like the basic Prego, just tomato flavor. I asked if they had a cocktail menu and they said the bartender could make anything so I ordered a Mojito. Yeah, not so much. Not even close. Seems like owners have just lost interest or aren't paying attention to things like cooking or bartending. We won't be back for awhile.
Great and speedy service, beautiful atmosphere, decent Italian food...pasta was fresh, menu was classic but interesting.
Excellent service, delicious cuisine & nice ambiance!
Perfect for any kind of dinner venue! Love it !!
The service, atmosphere and food were excellent. There were 8 adults and we all loved our salads and entrees and the service was very attentive. Il Fornaio is in the Pine Inn, which is where we were all staying. It is conveniently located and is one of our favorite Carmel restaurants.
Breakfast in the dining room was also excellent!
Easter dinning was very good and service was also good. Not a very busy time in Carmel By The Sea.
Nothing special, slow service, food was edible but nothing we’d go back for.
Il Fornaio is a reliable place for good food and quality service. I have never been disappointed here.
I had the butternut squash ravioli which was amazing.
Excellent service from the minute we walked in the door, until the time we left. A perfect lunch location in Carmel.
Our first time at this restaurant, we enjoyed the prompt but not rushed service and a nice wine selection! The seafood and lamb we tried were both very good!
Six of us got together for dinner. We all had something different and each of us enjoyed our food very much.
A very enjoyable evening with yummy food in a welcoming setting. A treat for all
Fantastic service from our waitress. Very attentive and knew know to entertain (?) distract a high energy 3 yr old while tending to drink and food orders in a very professional manner
Excellent so always. We had the butternut squash ravioli capressio(spelling?), excellent presentation and delicate squash flavor spiced just right. One had the mistook grill, excellent and more then could be eaten. Two had the short rid, wow how nicely it was presented and tasted super great. Key lime pie and Zabligone, wonderful desserts. I have never had a questionable or under flavored meal. Keep up the good work Il Fornaio. Thank you.
Excellent food and courteous and professional staff. Nice atmosphere.
Great vibe and delicious food. Can't wait to go back.
Amazing! Ramon was a great server, chef stopped by and checked in and asked how are food was which was warm and inviting. Food was incredible and everything was perfect! Can’t wait to go back!!
It was my husband‘s birthday. A reservation was for 9 o’clock but I felt like we were kind of rushed a little bit. There was a table next to us that was a little loud despite the restaurant being at a really nice noise level. The food was good but we feel like we had to hurry....
Very accommodating to the handicapped. Excellent homemade pasta!
Location was very nice, service was great. I’d stick to ordering the basics here. Ordered a pasta of the day with shrimp, scallops and crab. The homemade pasta was mediocre. The shrimp looked like they were straight from a mini shrimp cocktail can- still had a very pink look- not edible. Everything else was great.
Food not as good as in past years. Service not the same. Very heavy bar traffic
The very best service, delicious Italian cuisine & beautiful ambience!!!!
Food rather bland, not typical of Il Fornaio’s elsewhere . Service very good
Loved the soft Italian music!!! And as always the delicious meal and super services!!
Two of us had the Branzino - delicious! One had the salmon - perfect. And the third had a beef risotto and was disappointed; expected more beef in the dish. Service was great. We were there early (5:30) so noise level was low. We would recommend it.
a friendly welcome followed by great service and a great meal. Always love returning to this spot. P. Bryan Sun Valley ,ID
We had party of 7 for retirement party. We got nice round table be fireplace, but the table was across the entrance door, and the cold made our dinner miserable. The management should install screen or wall to prevent this from happening.