Il Fornaio - Coronado

4.5
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$30 and under
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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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.6
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San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous dinner at Il Fornaio...this restaurant never disappoints! Delicious food and excellent service always....

JP
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wrote a review a short time ago that was negative about having no server for a long time. I mentioned that the manager, Dimetrio said to give them another chance. We decided to go on a Friday night and were seated promptly at a table overlooking the bay. The server came immediately and took our drink orders. We lingered for a while and were greeted by the manager who said he would be looking after us. Our server was wonderful and attentive. Being peasants we both had the Linguini de Mare and a small Caesar Salad both of which were wonderful. The manager talked into sharing their house made Tiaramisu. The whole evening was wonderful and special. I highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good but expensive.

KZ
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Only disappointment was that the server asked if we were celebrating a special occasion and we said we were celebrating 2 birthdays but then they did nothing special for us. So why did they even ask the question?

OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I ordered the mixed grilled seafood plate
Very disappointing....not worth 36 dollars.

MM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

S
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were excellent. Our only criticism is that you should not have to pay too much for pasta dishes. After all, ingredients are fairly cheap. The experience was great, but the value for your money, so-so.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great and fast and it was truly a wonderful date night Because Of this place and it’s wonderful view of California night lights

OT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice view, and from someone who doesn’t normally enjoy pasta it was some of the best food I’ve had this year

DD
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Service was very slow when we first sat down at about 6:15, and the restaurant was not even very busy. They seemed to be adequately staffed, just not paying much attention to the customers in our area. Puzzling.

JK
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to dine. Beautiful view of downtown San Diego, especially in the evening. Great food.

CR
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good and the service was outstanding. My guests had a great time and they are very seasoned world travelers.

BC
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food; great view; great service.

WC
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Expensive for the meal we ordered

HG
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our food was hit and miss. Service was the same. Potential is there if they want to up their game a smidge.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good, had the tenderloin. Menu limited compared to others no lamb shank or cannoli. Great view and ambiance.

LS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view from patio.Food was outstanding.Our server was very knowledgeable,friendly and added to a fun evening.
Only drawback was family that sat next to us one in the party was obnoxiously loud and only got worse the more wine she drank.
It was our friends birthday celebration and the group next to us put a damper on it.
Great that the restaurant still serves great food after all these years.
Les Simmons

JG
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food was poor at best

s
San Diego
80 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Generally speaking food was fine. Disappointment with the service and value.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great! As well as the service

JC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I throughly enjoyed our meals as did our guests. The service and view were outstanding.

RG
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food was really good but service lacked. The view was spectacular which made up for the bad service. Take care of your customers!

MA
San Diego
1 review