Il Fornaio - Coronado

4.5
4391 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Step inside Il Fornaio and take a culinary journey through Italy. Early mornings bring rustic, crisp crusted bread hot from the oven accompanied by the scent of fresh brewed espresso. During lunch and dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while meats and vegetables roast over hot coals. Bottles of wine from small, regional wineries are uncorked to complement the dishes, which have been crafted in the custom of Italy's chefs, bakers and homemakers. Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; house made pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and house made soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 4391 people are saying
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AshRyandD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had the best date night! Incredible views and delicious food. It was perfect!

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vipJulieW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening by the waterfront! Heaters made the patio nice and cozy. Everything was perfect!!! Try the mixed grill - you won't be disappointed.

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JohnB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great outside table view of downtown San Diego and as always.....the food and service was just great.....worth the experience on my wife's birthday.

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Fosache
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out for a birthday dinner. It was a beautiful night and great time. Food and service was excellent. Love the ambiance.

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vipBERGR
Kansas City
124 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner. There were six in our party. We enjoyed various pasta dishes and two different pizzas. We also had a bottle of Italian wine recommended by the server. Highly recommend this restaurant for delicious food, wonderful attentive service & ambiance.

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TomW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Had a lovely birthday there. Luis treated us like family and the whole team pitched in to make a memorable experience :)

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EddieC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Waiter was the Best!
The food Perfect!
The restaurant was beautiful!!
Cannot wait to go back!
Thank you!!
Eddie Ceceña

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vipLarryB
San Diego
75 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was our first time back since The Plague, making it a full year since we have been out dining. Overall a very good experience. It was a bit strange wearing masks and so forth, but we're all used to that by now.

Of course everything is outside now, but there are plenty of heaters keeping things warm. And the area has been expanded significantly so anti-social distancing can be maintained.

Our first surprise was that the maître d' remembered us. So off to a good start. We weren't sure who was working any more, so didn't ask for a specific server. But ours was good. Very professional, and didn't make any mistakes. You obviously can't linger over dinner now but no additional food came to the table until we had finished our course. So service was as good as could be expected under the circumstances.

We always go for the Regional Menu, and again that obviously wasn't available. We chose the Bruschetta, Insalata Regina, Lasagna and Brasato. Everything was excellent, as always. Dessert was Cannoli, also very good.

If you're wondering about going out, it's as safe as it can be these days. If you're worried the food won't be as good, it's just as good as ever. If you're worried about the service, it was very good. So if you're comfortable with dining out, there's no reason not to give Il Fornaio a try.

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Tedd
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is consistently of high quality as is the service. The view of the downtown San Diego skyline is an added treat.

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MARATON
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Amazing view, good service
Food is very good value

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Hannah
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining at Il Fornaio and I absolutely loved it! Everyone was super friendly and welcoming upon arriving. Food was FANTASTIC. Our server Kyle provided great recommendations and was very attentive to how our experience was going. The view from our table was stunning. We had a perfect picture of the bay and the downtown San Diego skyline. This was the best possible place to celebrate my anniversary. 10/10 recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. And everyone was so nice!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently engaged

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ISABELLA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose and Jorge, the whole staff was AMAZING. Our server was so kind, funny and made our valentine's date so special. we cant wait to go back. food great, people great, view amazing!

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HildaN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Very satisfied with the overall experience. The waiter was very attentive and gave us a very good service. The food arrived faster it was to our expectations y it was hot.

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FelixG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very satisfying experience
Food and staff were nice and excellent!
Definetly will go back

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kateH
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must visit when in San Diego! The best service you will find anywhere!! The entire staff was so kind and attentive. They were absolutely fabulous!

It started to rain while we were eating here outside and the staff immediately rushed to make room under the tented portion. They brought us drinks while we had to wait and a free desert. They made the absolute best of a bad weather situation. Their kind and caring attitude made our night.

On top of the amazing service, the food is divine! CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT ENOUGH!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

First time that I went here with my husband. Everything was fine until I asked for more bread and the food runner guy says to me “are you sure?” So I’m assuming that was a fat comment to me. I also never received the bread after that. Other than that I enjoyed the food and my server.

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StephanieD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good food and amazing service all throughout. The view is beautiful and all around had a great experience. Every time I’m looking for somewhere to eat I turn to this restaurant because it’s one of my favorites! Recommend to everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. The food was great! The ambience impecable.

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JohnF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, the venue and the food made for a 5 star experience!

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Weezie
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Actually family get together! Food, wine & service was excellent as usual

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vipCarmenS
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, great service, and great food. Could not have asked for a better experience!

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vipOverrated
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome views, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was really nice and bilingual

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Birdy
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio views, great food and excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Vodka sauce was great! I wish our server was a little more attentive, as we were looking for a quick dining experience. View was really nice! It was just a casual dinner so we didn’t order much, but me and my guest both agreed we would come back.

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MegG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service we have had in years, welcoming and helpful

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome! Beautiful and perfectly cooked food. Would definitely return.

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vipKingcrabguy
Orange County
56 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice view of the harbor. Good selection and good food.

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VanessaD
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found this place by accident! or was it meant to be?? ;) I originally was looking for olive garden around the area and I found tis GEM! made reservations and was beyond happy with my experience!10x better than Olive Garden. Also my husband and I received a special treat for our anniversary! It was the cherry on top! On top of all the great VIEWS and FOOD the staff was AMAZING! Keep up the good work with this restaurant. You guys are the real star of this place. Would recommend this place to everyone to try when in the area!

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vipSteveM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carly was our Server and she was FANTASTIC! Luca the Manager was a phenomenal Host! We LOVE Il Fornaio and are so HAPPY it's re-opened!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

No me gusto la comida y muy caro

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Netty
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

If this restaurant was out of practice from the lockdown, it definitely showed. Service was extremely slow. I waited 30 minutes to have my beverage brought to me. The food wasn’t tasty and instead of the restaurant seating people near the water, they stuck everyone in a corner. Very disappointed with my entire experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Considering this was their first night open, the food and the service were doing pretty well. I’m hopeful the service will be a little quicker and more attentive once they’ve been open for a bit. Overall a much better performance than Farmer’s Table 2nd night open efforts.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, great service, great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is Outstanding! Our servers Luis and Ricardo where outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very kind and always were there when we needed something.

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stephaniek
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and view! Would definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were a little confused when we tried to order items we saw on the Internet. No those were not available. Then we tried to order off of the menu posted at the door. No those are not available. However, the food we were ordered was delicious. We did not care for the tiramisu but everything else was phenomenal.

FAQs

Il Fornaio - Coronado offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 437-4911.

Il Fornaio - Coronado is rated 4.5 stars by 4391 OpenTable diners.

Il Fornaio - Coronado does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ilfornaio.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.