Il Fornaio - Coronado
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Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: January 20, 2019
Ends: January 21, 2118
Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM
Decided to try the Restaurant Week menu here. The service and wait time was the worst I’ve ever experienced. We sat for 25 minutes before i went to ask for service. A waiter took our order immediately and someone from management offered us complimentary wine and drinks to make up for the delay. Unfortunately, the service did not improve and we ended us waiting a significant amount of time for our food (people who had arrived a period of time after us received their meals before us).my husband was offered another glass of wine, but never received it. No one came to collect the payment and I had to personally hand it to the hostess.
I was told that the delay in service was due to a shortage of servers and, since it was Restaurant Week and MLK Day, the patronage was unexpectedly large. In my opinion, a well ran restaurant would have take all these events into consideration and would have the foresight to hire more servers.
Despite my disappointment in service and wait time, the food was quite good.
Great restaurant week lunch which is actually nice considering that usually restaurant week turns out to be disappointing.
Don’t get the wine tastings, seriously not worth the $. Might as well just get a glass of wine.
The servers were very attentive. The view is gorgeous and food was absolutely delicious. I would definitely go back. We were there to celebrate a birthday with a party of 11 and they were able to accommodate expertly.
Fabulous food and service. Great view. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. From Italy even. Small quibble - the pasta with chunks of tomato - the tomatoes should have been riper, it is California after all. Still the pasta was really good. Also the carpaccio.
Family from out of town. 6:30 reservation got us seated at about 6:50. Service was rushed and inconsistent. Food was good overall.
Best Date Night.
Fish food too cooked and very poorly presented in the plate..... probably pre-cooked (not acceptable for this price)
vegetables no written on the menu (brocolis instead of spinach) and almost crude
Wonderful time celebrating an 84 yr ols birthday. He and his wife had never been. They lived what they ordered. Had a nice surprise as rhe manager gave us a complimentary brusetta. Nice touch. Had a wonderful waiter George. Would give 5* but gave 4 instead because the corkage fee went up from $15 to $20. The appetizer I ordered was OK, expected more from description and salad meh for price..should of just ordered an entree but didn't want a heavy dish. Would still go back as I still love the ambiance, food and service.
Disappointed that Fests Regionale procedure has eliminated monthly gifts.
Loved the experience that the restaurant had to offer. Our server was fantastic and was very helpful. The food was remarkable as well as our beverages.
One of the best views of the city, and the food is consistently good. I devoured my excellent pasta dish and our out of town guests were happy with the whole experience.
Pasta was behind al dente firm and the squash was hard
We had awesome experience it was our 39th wedding anniversary the receptionist was wonderful set us by the fireplace with a great view and we had the best waiter !!! Love ❤️ this place and the food was delicious!!!!
The most amazing risotto we’ve ever tasted at Il Fornaio, the risotto on the Friuli-Venezia Giulia menu!
Food and service , excellent!
Our waiter was nice, but we felt forgotten about. We had to ask the manager after waiting for about 20 minutes after being sat to see our waiter. Then it seemed that we would go long stretches without seeing him. Food was good.
Il Fornaio is always great, especially sitting on the heated outdoor patio. It never disappoints.
Service is key & the service is the best!
Great evening for meeting mutual acquaintances and enjoying the delicious variety of entrees and a wonderful view.
Waiter was very attentive and friendly
Too expensive for a mediocre non-authentic Italian food. Great location for a tea/coffee. The quality used to be better years ago.
We were in Coronado for 2 nights and ate at Il Fornaio both nights as it was so good. From entering the restaurant bar to being sat at our table the whole experience was perfect. The views over the bay were magnificent and the memories even better. We shall return ! An absolute gem of the highest degree. 👍☘️.
Service was exceptional! Food was delicious, and everything was very fresh and tasty.
Love this place!!! The food is very good! The waiters are attentive and friendly! They have great coffee!
Had a great dinner, my girlfriend and I both loved our meals and the wait staff was amazing. Thank you for a great night!
Great time, as always - introduced family members to the venue and they loved it!
I have never had a bad dinner or event at Il Fornaio
Had a reservation for 6:00 and got there early and told it would be about 10 minutes. We went to the bar and ordered a drink and 20 minutes later they came and got us. Bartender served my wife the most expensive glass a wine on the list. Not happy about that. I ordered the veal - it was before 7:00 - and was informed by our waiter that they were out of the veal dish. Not happy about that. Took the waiter a long time to even get to our table. Bread was eventually brought but no oil to dip it in. Ordered the spaghetti and it was okay but nothing special. Oh, they knew it was my birthday and said so when I came in but did nothing to help me celebrate. Why bother asking if it's a special occasion if you don't do anything. Again, not happy about that either. Not going back to this location...………………….
On the patio warmed by heaters and great view of SD bay and downtown. Less noisy too. Excellent veal and pastas!
This was our first time eating here. The food was good, however the pizza my daughter ordered did not look or taste like the description, and it was the most expensive entre... even over our pastas. Our service was poor and any time we tried to make contact with a server, and even the manager, they walked right by. I would love to try it again, with a nicer table, as we were stuck right under the bar in the corner.
I chose this restaurant as a nice dinner date for my fiancé and I. The ambiance and mood were very pleasant but the service sucked. We waited 20 minutes for drinks and a side of bread. (The place was half full at best with servers walking around constantly not one stopped to help. Our food took even longer and I was very disappointed at what came out. I ordered the ravioli which in any italian restraunt should be basically done with no thoughts added but it was drenched in oil and the meat and cheese was all covered in pepper and whole clocks of garlic found in the sauce on the plate. My fiancé ordrred the angle hair pasta which was relatively okay despite the fact there was garlic sliced thick on her plate and sauce which was inedible and had to be picked out. The service fell so far flat I would have had better service at the KFC across the street. Being ignored and flat out left at a table to eat the food with no check ins except to refill water and the check once it needs to be better. Overall I would love to give this restaurant another shot as it may have been an off night and that server not been trained well the view really is one of the reasons I would go back. Overall I'd rate it a 6/10 for those reasons.
The manager was very professional and very polite, he took very good care of us .
This is one of my favorite places in San Diego. The food is fantastic and the service and views are amazing. There is something for everyone from authentic pizza to gourmet fish and pasta dishes. Truly a great place.
Lovely view and nice ambiance, except that it was a little too loud for us. The wait staff was excellent, but the hostesses not so much and we were disappointed that no mention was made of our special occasion - which we had specified in the reservation.
This was a vacation treat. Everything about our dinner was excellent. The waiter was accommodating to special requests, the food was outstanding, and the ambiance was lovely. We're just sorry that the restaurant doesn't have sites where we live.
Great views and delicious seafood - the service was also fantastic. Would definitely recommend!
Take a pass on the places near the Del and dine here. The food was great, and we thoroughly enjoyed. The signature cocktail list looked promising, but drinks were kinda small and weak. Wine list was good. Loved the view. They very sweetly presented my daughter with a small cake and a song for her birthday. Would return and will recommend to friends that want to visit Coronado.
Everything was great, we had a beautiful ocean view. The drinks were fantastic and the food was marvelous. The waitress was very knowledgeable of all the food she answered every question we had. We had a great time.
Lovely dinner and Ramon was a very attentive and pleasant waiter! He made our night even more enjoyable!
Birthday dinner, service was great