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Il Fornaio - Carmel, Carmel, CA

Il Fornaio - Carmel

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4.1
1825 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Il Fornaio means the Baker in Italian. Located in downtown Carmel, Il Fornaio offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list. Enjoy wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; house made and imported pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and house made soups; antipasti and a wide variety of desserts made daily from scratch.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (831) 622-5100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Gabriel Rodriguez

  • Catering

    Catering services through our take-out retail area are available and include: • Boxed Lunch – sandwich, salad, Italian cookie and drink packaged individually. • Platters – pastries, sandwiches, salads or cookies. Perfect for any social or business meeting held at your location. <br />Larger off-site full service catering is also available by request. Please contact our on-site Event Coordinator for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    Il Fornaio offers distinct dining options for large or small groups. We will assist in creating a special menu perfectly suited for the needs of your group.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (877) 352-2788

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Gluten-free options available upon request

Menu del Pranzo

    Antipasti

    • Calamaretti Fritti$18.95

      baby squid, lightly floured & deep fried, served with spicy marinara

      • Carpaccio*$17.50

        thinly sliced raw certified piedmontese beef, shaved grana padano, capers & wild arugula, drizzled with lemon-olive oil

        • Cavolini al Grana Padano$11.95

          crispy brussels sprouts drizzled with spicy peperoncino sauce

          • Bruschetta al Salmone Affumicato$14.95

            garlic grilled ciabatta topped with herbed cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers, red onions, dill & lemon-olive oil dressing

            • Polenta e Funghi con Gorgonzola$11.95

              soft polenta with gorgonzola & porcini, shiitake, button & oyster mushroom sauce

              • Cestino del Pane$2.00

                basket of Il Fornaio fresh baked bread with extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar; serves 4

                • Focaccia Gorgonzola$17.95

                  thin pizza filled with gorgonzola, roasted pine nuts & basil; topped with red onions

                  • Burrata con Prosciutto$16.95

                    imported burrata with prosciutto, arugula, ciabatta croutons & basil-olive oil

                    • Bruschetta Calda$9.95

                      grilled ciabatta rubbed with garlic & topped with warm chopped tomatoes, basil & kalamata olives

                      Gnocchi Fatti In Casa

                      housemade potato dumplings

                      • Bolognese$19.95

                        traditional meat ragu & grana padano

                        • Pomodoro$18.95

                          chopped vine-ripened tomatoes, garlic, marinara sauce & fresh basil

                          • Norcina con Pollo$20.95

                            chicken breast, white truffle oil, porcini & champignon mushrooms, parsley & grana padano-cream sauce

                            Pasta Fatta In Casa

                            housemade fresh pasta from our kitchen gluten-free options available

                            • Paccheri alla Vodka$18.95

                              pasta tubes with bacon, vodka-cream-tomato sauce & grana padano

                              • Linguine Mare Chiaro$28.95

                                thin pasta with clams, mussels, prawns & scallops in filetto di pomodoro sauce, crushed red pepper, garlic & trebbiano wine

                                • Lasagna Ferrarese$24.95

                                  pasta sheets layered with meat ragu, porcini mushrooms, grana padano & béchamel; baked in the oven

                                  • Casonzei alla Zucca$22.95

                                    ousemade ravioli filled with butternut squash, walnuts & grana padano with cream, sage & shallot sauce topped with walnuts, pomegranate seeds & basil-olive oil

                                    • Casarecce al Pomodoro$17.95

                                      short twist pasta with chopped vine-ripened tomatoes, garlic, marinara sauce & fresh basil

                                      • Tagliatelle Bolognese$19.95

                                        egg pasta ribbons with traditional meat ragu & grana padano

                                        Minestre e Insalata

                                        Soups & dressings are made on site

                                        • Minestrone di Verdure$7.25

                                          seasonal vegetable soup made with vegetable stock

                                          • Insalata Cesarina$12.95

                                            romaine lettuce, grana padano & croutons with housemade caesar dressing

                                            • Insalata Mista con Fragole$11.95

                                              organic baby lettuce, strawberries & white balsamic vinegar dressing

                                              • Insalata Bietole$13.95

                                                organic red & gold beets with red wine vinegar, wild arugula, toasted walnuts & goat cheese with lemon-olive oil dressing

                                                • Insalata Regina$13.95

                                                  wild arugula salad with couscous, avocado, tomatoes, red onions, capers, raisins, lemon & extra-virgin olive oil

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                                                  • Chicken$8.00

                                                    • Salmon*$9.00

                                                      Pizza

                                                      thin-crust pizza using housemade dough

                                                      • Margherita$15.95

                                                        mozzarella, tomato sauce, oregano & fresh basil

                                                        • Cristina$21.95

                                                          fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, shaved grana padano, mushrooms & wild arugula; drizzled with white truffle oil

                                                          • Calabrese$18.50

                                                            spicy salame, gorgonzola, mozzarella, tomato sauce & oregano

                                                            • Capricciosa$19.95

                                                              mozzarella, ham, artichokes, mushrooms, kalamata olives, tomato sauce & oregano

                                                              • Fradiavola$18.95

                                                                mozzarella, italian sausage, tomato sauce, mushrooms, bell peppers, red onions & spicy peperoncino

                                                                Girarrosto e Griglia

                                                                authentic italian specialties from our rotisserie & grill

                                                                • Salmone alla Griglia*$30.95

                                                                  grilled norwegian salmon with lemon & extra-virgin olive oil; served with sautéed seasonal vegetables & roasted yukon gold potatoes

                                                                  • Petto di Pollo al Peperoncino$28.95

                                                                    grilled free-range chicken breast marinated with herbs, trebbiano wine, dijon mustard & lemon, topped with spicy peperoncino sauce; served with sautéed seasonal vegetables & roasted yukon gold potatoes

                                                                    • Filetto di Bue*$43.95

                                                                      beef tenderloin grilled rare, with balsamic vinegar & green peppercorn sauce; served with sautéed seasonal vegetables & roasted yukon gold potatoes

                                                                      • Pollo Toscano$27.95

                                                                        free-range chicken seasoned with rosemary; served with sautéed seasonal vegetables & mashed potatoes

                                                                        • Brasato al Vino Rosso$29.95

                                                                          short ribs braised with root vegetables, pancetta & red wine; served with sautéed seasonal vegetables & mashed potatoes

                                                                          • Grigliata di Pesce Misto$34.95

                                                                            mixed grill of salmon, fish fillet, calamari, scallops & prawns, topped with lemon-olive oil sauce; served with sautéed seasonal vegetables & roasted yukon gold potatoes

                                                                            Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                            What 1,825 people are saying

                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                            4.1
                                                                            4.1 based on recent ratings
                                                                            • 4.1Food
                                                                            • 4Service
                                                                            • 4.1Ambience
                                                                            • 3.8Value

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                                                                              Anne

                                                                              Chicago

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                                              overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                              I wanted to eat here because my daughter and I had previously really liked it. It was okay, not special. I waited for the maitre'd to seat me--she was busy doing a take out order. I was dining by myself and no one came for quite a while to bring me water. The waiter for our room was extremely busy and doing the best he could so I don't fault him at all. It's the short staffing everywhere. I won't make an effort to go back another time.

                                                                            2. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              Was perfect

                                                                            3. HK

                                                                              HelmutK

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                              overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                              Was a 1 hour wait for the pizza in an only 1/3 filled restaurant

                                                                            4. KW

                                                                              KellyW

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                              Our server was nice but the restaurant staff as a whole is not very welcoming, we arrived 5 minutes before our reservation and the host seemed annoyed at us. Manager was walking around and never made eye contact with guests or said a word to anyone except other staff members

                                                                            5. M

                                                                              Moni

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              1.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                                              overall1food1service4ambience1

                                                                              The team is chalked

                                                                            6. MA

                                                                              MarleneA

                                                                              New Mexico

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                              overall4food5service2ambience5

                                                                              We had a delicious lunch but experienced disappointment in the service. We walked into a nearly empty restaurant five minutes after it opened. We had reservations for a table by the window in the Garden room where there was only one other couple. A new waiter brought our wine and only came back when our wine was almost finished. He took our order and didn’t check back until the room had filled up and the other people’s orders were taken. The others received their orders, and ate while we were still waiting for an hour for ours. He apologized and said that ours was on the way. We were the last to be served after waiting an hour for our food. It was unfortunate that this restaurant we have been frequenting for many years didn’t meet expectations on service that day. We had booked a week in advance and mentioned it was our Anniversary on the reservation. Needless to say, the food was , as always, excellent and we will be back because it’s our top favorite romantic destination. Let’s hope that this was a one time experience.

                                                                            7. L

                                                                              Libra51

                                                                              Central Coast

                                                                              36 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              36 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                              The restaurant was packed on Mother’s Day. Service was not as good as usual due to new servers and the crowd. Oddly, our appetizers came out just after the main dishes. Two supposedly hot entrees arrived at room temperature, and one entree was mistakenly sent to the catering department. Apologies were made for errors and the flavors were good, so we left happy. Luckily we were not in a rush as lunch took about two hours start to finish.

                                                                            8. MF

                                                                              MelissaF

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                              The only thing that was worth the money was the brussel sprouts appetizer and the calamari appetizer. Other than that save your money and time

                                                                            9. TC

                                                                              ToddC

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great service and tasty food.

                                                                            10. WF

                                                                              WilliamF

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Il Fornaio consistently delivers good food and value with great ambience at its locations in Carmel and Palo Alto.

                                                                            11. AH

                                                                              AliH

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                              Cocktails, Bloody Mary and Margarita, were terribly bad! They need a new bartender!

                                                                            12. LA

                                                                              LeeAnna

                                                                              Dallas

                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              11 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              Loved the food. The lasagna was so good and the pasta so light. The room Maude decor seemed a little old’sh but I would definitely go back for the pasta. Highly recommend.

                                                                            13. F

                                                                              Frances

                                                                              Kent

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                              overall2food3service3ambience3

                                                                              Too rushed. We aren’t given the opportunity to have pre dinner drinks- even though we had asked for them. One starter came out 15 mins before the other. Other than that - ok

                                                                            14. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                              Last evening of CA vacation in Carmel. Would have liked to sit outside but terrace was closed. Great server, made us feel very welcome. Food and wines very good!

                                                                            15. DA

                                                                              DAVIDO

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                              overall1food2service2ambience5

                                                                              Sorry to see the diminished experience at this once go to restaurant The ambiance is still great The service was good The rest bears no resemblance of the past

                                                                            16. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                              overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                              Noisy floor at the attachment we sitted and sleepy waiters. Food is nice.

                                                                            17. G

                                                                              Gene

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Welcoming staff with great service. Food was amazing!

                                                                            18. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Dallas

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                              overall2food4service1ambience4

                                                                              I guess the only thing I wish was that in a restaraunt like this, I would expect the service to be NEAR perfect. The hostess didn't seem to know where to place us, the waiter was looking around and gazing off while he took our orders and hardly made eye contact. Ah well. I guess for how highly rated this place was, the spirit of the team could be a bit higher. Also my wine was room temperature, if not warmer. Pretty gross.

                                                                            19. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Sacramento

                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                              overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                              We have always loved this restaurant. But, the experience we had tonight was seriously disappointing. The young lady that welcomed us was the only highlight of the evening. She greeted us with a smile and was nice to the kids. Sadly, that is where the good experience ends. Our waiter barely said three words to us tonight. It was the oddest experience ever. Normally waiters/waitresses will at least tell you about the specials, or ask how your doing today. We ordered the kids food prior to ours since we knew they were hungry. This seemed to completely annoy our waiter. But, I’m glad we did. The food took forever to come out. Another thing was the food itself was just ok. I was not impressed. Also, desert was suppose to come with both the kids meals and the waiter didn’t even ask/offer it to them. Honestly I hope this was just a one off or that the waiter was having a bad day. Unfortunately, we will not be returning.

                                                                            20. J

                                                                              Johnny

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                              The service was lackadaisical and the food was presented and tasted like food from a summer camp kitchen en-mass. The calamari was chewy, brussel sprouts were mush, short ribs were smothered in sauce and the butternut squash ravioli were practically pre-packaged with a crème sauce that was simply warmed heavy cream. Intended to stay for desert but decided to tap out and request the bill.

                                                                            21. CO

                                                                              COCO

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                              Waiter was not very nice or attentive. Bummer when the bill is over $200!

                                                                            22. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                              I’ve been dining here for years. So sad to see it fall apart. Service was poor, food was not good.

                                                                            23. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                              overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                              Awful tasting salmon and over cooked beef ribs.

                                                                            24. m

                                                                              mmpc

                                                                              Austin

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              2.0

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                              overall2food2service4ambience2

                                                                              Overall The food was not that great. But the homemade pasta was delicious.

                                                                            25. JG

                                                                              JoeGolf

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              135 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              135 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                              This is a wonderful spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner in Carmel. Right off Ocean Avenue, it is centrally located for an easy walk to shops or one of many small lodges in the area. Great menu, with really fresh Italian dishes and amazing fresh breads. Beautiful outdoor dining and nice bar.

                                                                            26. P

                                                                              Patt

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on March 29, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Enjoyed our anniversary dinner. The cannoli was fantastic

                                                                            27. CC

                                                                              ChrisC

                                                                              Orlando

                                                                              232 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              232 reviews

                                                                              Dined on March 24, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Been going to the Carmel Il Fornaio for many years. Love the food there. Love the smells from the pizza oven.

                                                                            28. DJ

                                                                              DJFoodie

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              16 reviews

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              16 reviews

                                                                              Dined on March 24, 2022

                                                                              overall3food3service4ambience5

                                                                              Excellent service…but Pretty average meal nothing to write home about. It’s a chain. My friend Had the Bolognese which was just OK mine is better. Also had the short ribs again mine is much much better, my friend had the vegan marinara which was good she said I’m sure mine was much much much better.The calamari was very greasy and not very crispy. The Cesar was pretty average no anchovies boo.The bread was awesome but that’s about it. Ehh for Carmel Italian …. My Italian cooking is 10x better. - Chef OG

                                                                            29. TC

                                                                              ToddC

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Il Fornaio is a great place to eat in Carmel - especially when they are seating outside on the patio. It is an extremely nice place to have dinner and watch the sun go down.

                                                                            30. CC

                                                                              ChrisC

                                                                              Orlando

                                                                              232 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              232 reviews

                                                                              Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              We’ve been dining at the Carmel Il Fornaio for twenty five years. We love the food and the servers. We live in Florida. Try the calamari without the breading. Ramon and Carlos are our favorite servers. Say Hi to Don, Kathy and Christopher.

                                                                            31. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                              Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                              Excellent gnocchi Large restaurant so inside is spread out.

                                                                            32. RP

                                                                              RussellP

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              35 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              2.0

                                                                              35 reviews

                                                                              Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                              overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                              Lasagna was not baked, but just made much like other pastas. Calamari antipasti was likely from frozen and came with marinara sauce, not cocktail sauce. This is corporate dining, where no one really cares.

                                                                            33. M

                                                                              Mkalmans

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              69 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              1.0

                                                                              69 reviews

                                                                              Dined on March 3, 2022

                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience4

                                                                              We went there for their fabulous pizza which shows on the Open Table Menu. Shockingly, they decided to not serve at lunch with no notice. We left.

                                                                            34. E

                                                                              Espo

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                              overall2food2service1ambience1

                                                                              food was ok, nothing to special, service sucked. waiter could have been a robot.

                                                                            35. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                              overall1food1service3ambience4

                                                                              Calamari was not crisp and cold. Gnocchi was soggy and cold. Bolognese was over cooked and cold. Ravioli portion was minuscule and over cooked. Linguine and muscles were over cooked. Cannoli we’re stale. Barramundi was very good, but mashed potatoes were cold. No bread served with meal and had to ask for it twice. Coffee was also cold.

                                                                            36. KJ

                                                                              KevinJ

                                                                              Houston

                                                                              32 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              32 reviews

                                                                              Dined on February 22, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great food and service. Always enjoy at least one or two meals here when we visit Carmel.

                                                                            37. P

                                                                              Peggy

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on February 22, 2022

                                                                              overall2food1service1ambience3

                                                                              Husband's soup was not hot. My polenta wasn't good at all; tasteless. I believe they forgot to salt the water? Also, it wasn't creamy as described-they didn't give me a spoon to eat it, but I didn't need one because it was thick enough to eat with a fork. The waiter was not at all attentive. We've eaten at several other Il Fornaio's and been very satisfied. I understand it's difficult in these times to hire and keep staff, and we've adjusted; expect less because if it. But this was a bad experience.

                                                                            38. JB

                                                                              JeanneB

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              Dined on February 21, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Excellent service and wonderful food! Highly recommend!

                                                                            39. LB

                                                                              LisaB

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              2.0

                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                              Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                              overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                                              I tried this place long before but yesterday, the server was awful. She never came around to ask us if we need anything. the food was expensive and was cold. The women’s bathroom was filthy and no seat cover and no bathroom tissue. They weren’t attending whatsoever. I’d never go there. I go to the one in Walnut Creek all the time and I love everything about it. Their service is excellent and they’re very attentive.

                                                                            40. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              My waitress Rose was WONDERFUL!

                                                                            Safety precautions

                                                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                              • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                              • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                              • Contactless payment available
                                                                            • Physical distancing

                                                                              • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                              • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                              • Extra space between tables
                                                                            • Protective equipment

                                                                              • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                              • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                            • Screening

                                                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                            FAQs

                                                                            Il Fornaio - Carmel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 622-5100.

                                                                            Il Fornaio - Carmel is rated 4.1 stars by 1825 OpenTable diners.

                                                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                            Google Map for Il Fornaio - Carmel

                                                                            Ocean Avenue & Monte Verde St Carmel, CA 93921

                                                                            Additional information

                                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                                              Carmel

                                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                                              Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:30 pm

                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                              Italian

                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                              Casual Dining

                                                                            • Dress code

                                                                              Casual Dress

                                                                            • Parking details

                                                                              Street Parking

                                                                            • Payment options

                                                                              AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                            • Executive chef

                                                                              Gabriel Rodriguez

                                                                            • Additional

                                                                              Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                            • Phone number

                                                                              (831) 622-5100

                                                                            • Catering

                                                                              Catering services through our take-out retail area are available and include: • Boxed Lunch – sandwich, salad, Italian cookie and drink packaged individually. • Platters – pastries, sandwiches, salads or cookies. Perfect for any social or business meeting held at your location. <br />Larger off-site full service catering is also available by request. Please contact our on-site Event Coordinator for more details.

                                                                            • Private party facilities

                                                                              Il Fornaio offers distinct dining options for large or small groups. We will assist in creating a special menu perfectly suited for the needs of your group.

                                                                            • Private party contact

                                                                              Event Coordinator: (877) 352-2788

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