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Il Fornaio - Carmel, Carmel, CA

Il Fornaio - Carmel

4.3
4.3
2185 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
    Paris Lohman - Event Coordinator: (831) 622-5108
  • 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

What 2,185 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

2,185 Reviews
  1. Bruce

    Central Coast

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We go there once a month but today was not the best day, food was not fresh and looked prepared several hours ago. It was ok, but not like our previous visits. Maybe the chef had an off day or something. We will return soon, despite today.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I was looking forward dining in this restaurant however I actually walked out and didn’t stay for my reservation. This was completely out of my character. Hostess was extremely rude and not accommodating at all. On Memorial Day weekend they had 2 servers. Even though I knew all the restaurants will be booked fully I preferred eating at McDonalds then with unhappy angry employees. Photos were deceiving on the open table site. This restaurant needs help. It was outdated and old and not to mention their bathrooms were not working. (Plumbing issues). I would definitely consider eating somewhere else than in this particular restaurant.

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  3. Renee

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Reservation was at 730 I made a mistake and had to add one person, there were tables and they put us in the bar area. Table was vacant entire time we were waiting. Our waitress was great!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    There was a cold draft constantly hitting us coz the server kept leaving the door open. When we asked her to close the door she snapped at us and continued to give us dagger stares snd kept mumbling. She’d was just plain rude!!

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  5. loves2eatout

    Phoenix

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband had the short rib ravioli, and I had the salmon. Both were great!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated and asked for water while we reviewed the menu. The waiter returned in about one minute and asked for our order. We ordered bread with olives and our entrees. After about ten minutes I waived the waiter and asked about the bread, olives and water. He brought us bread. A couple minutes later our entrees came, still no olives or water. I asked a third time for water and finally got the olives and water. Most of the times I saw our waiter he was standing around with his hands in his pockets. The service was terrible. Maybe this was his first day or he just didn’t care.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible customer service. Waited forever to get acknowledged once seated, 20 min after looking around the hostess came, he just asked what we were going to eat and still not even a glass water on the table. He acted annoyed when we asked if we could get some waters first which took another 10min. The bartender came over after a while to actually take our orders. Calamari Appetizer was soggy, salad was ok, main courses were good. I was embarrassed to bring coworkers here thinking it would be a great birthday lunch celebration based on the reviews. Poor bartender was also the only server during lunch and the hostess was condescending and not very helpful. After our meal, no dessert or beverages offered, just one bill for 5 people was dropped off and never came to get the card. Waited at the bar to pay so we could leave almost 2 hrs later. Frustrating to say the least. Carmel is not the place for this kind of service.

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  8. Charles111

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Italian food was delicious. Thank you for accommodating our request to dine in the afternoon instead of the evening!

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  9. MarkD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always my go to spot to n Carmel! Went there for Mother’s Day Brunch and had a wonderful experience. Great food, great service, great value.

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  10. SylviaR

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to enjoy with family and friends! The location is wonderful.

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FAQs

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

Il Fornaio - Carmel is rated 4.3 stars by 2185 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
    Paris Lohman - Event Coordinator: (831) 622-5108
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