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For 2
Date
Tue, 1/23
Time
7:30 PM
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Il Fornaio - Carmel

4.1
1187 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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 2007 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.
Reservation Confirmation Message: Thank you for choosing Il Fornaio - Carmel. Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you Grazie e Ciao
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 10:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(831) 622-5100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gabriel Rodriguez
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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.
Larger off-site full service catering is also available by request. Please contact our on-site Event Coordinator for more details.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate your Valentine with a special selection of dishes inspired by the Italian region of Umbria, the home of Saint Valentine. End your evening with Fondente ai Tre Cuori, a heart-shaped flourless dark chocolate cake with white chocolate and mixed-berry gelee hearts.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 1187 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

We were the "honored table" for the night. So we were treated to breads, hors d'ourves, dessert and impeccable service. The foods and wines were awesome. A memorable evening from start to finish

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

We went for the Sunday brunch - wonderful food and great service. Very reasonable too!

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Underwhelmed (Baltimore)
3.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

We had high expectations but were underwhelmed by our experience. The service was OK but the food was quite ordinary. The pasta served was not the type posted in the menu and the dish was very dry. The fish dish was mediocre and the polenta accompanying it was served as a liquid pool ... almost the consistency of a thin sauce or gravy. The ambience was fine.

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Carmel (Houston)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Fantastic food, pasta with vodka sauce dish was excellent. Great wine, friendly staff, beautiful atmosphere. Loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious food, super, friendly and professional staff and wonderful environment!
Love it. we try to go there every week!
I only wish they add Italian music!

Mille grazie!

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vipeast (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

The food was okay. I ordered the minestrone and cappellini with chicken- both were pretty forgettable. Ambience wasn't all that great, sitting next to the bar with a constant draft from the door. Service was okay, cordial but not attentive or friendly.

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Veej 
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall average, a bit disappointing compared to our previous experience with the restaurant (both food and ambience). We were here on December 31 for New Years Eve and the place was devoid of any celebratory feel; service while courteous was a bit dull and lacking enthusiasm. Location is terrific, wine list is good, not a great selection of food for vegetarians, and the pizza was served lukewarm. Will think twice again before choosing this for a special occasion.

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Chrism (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Had our New Year's Eve dinner there. They had very nice/fun masks, noisemakers and other party things given to each diner. The food and the staff were all great (as usual for this restaurant) and the evening a lot of fun. Great ambience.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Very good food, service and ambiance.

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