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Il Fornaio - Coronado, Coronado, CA

Il Fornaio - Coronado

4.4
4.4
4669 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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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 86 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 437-4911

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Giorgio Lo Verde

  • Private party facilities

    Il Fornaio, located on the beautiful and historic Coronado Island is the perfect location for your upcoming Special Event. Our venue overlooks the San Diego Bay, Coronado Bridge, and has a breathtaking Downtown San Diego skyline view. Il Fornaio is a unique, classy and authentic Italian Restaurant.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (877) 223-0386

  • Neighborhood

    Coronado

  • Cross street

    Orange Ave.

  • Parking details

    Street and public lot parking available.

  • Public transit

    Metrolink

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,669 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. L

    Laura

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience from start to finish. We were there for my aunt's birthday and we wanted to eat somewhere where they had views of the city and water. The staff was super attentive and friendly. They kept adjusting the umbrella accordingly as the sun was setting. We never felt rushed and our waitress went above and beyond in making my aunt's day special. She made wonderful suggestions over the food and dessert. The appetizers, entrees and drinks were delicious. The tiramisu cake was perfect. Overall 10/10 experience.
  2. A

    Abigail

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was attentive and friendly but not overbearing. Our party of three all had pasta dishes, and each was excellent. We've eaten here often and never been disappointed. Plus, good parking and a great city-scape view.
  3. BM

    BrianM

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food and service was less than you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber!
  4. NM

    NadoMom

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Consistently good food, great service and beautiful atmosphere inside and out. Fresh bread basket. Great seafood. Group of 6 all enjoyed our meals. Thank you
  5. IF

    IlFornioreviewDan

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    First it was not crowded in the bar or the restaurant overall. We arrived early for our dinner reservation so we decided to have a drink in the bar. We sat at a table in the bar for close to 10 minutes without anyone addressing us so I walked to the bar to see if I needed to order at the bar and the girl bartender said she would come take our order so I went back to sit down and wait, and wait, and wait, etc. A few minutes later the older gentlemen acknowledged us by bringing us water. After waiting another 10 minutes sitting there without having a server address us we went to the hostess and were seating for dinner. For dinner our waiter started out ok but after we got our meal we kind of felt ignored, I had to flag a busboy down to get refilled and water and wine and our finished plates just sat there waiting to be cleared. Again I emphasize, its a Monday evening and the place was NOT that crowded.
  6. MH

    MarcH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience5
    Food was below average.
  7. BS

    BarbaraS

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good appetizers which made for a wonderful lunch. Very much appreciate the birthday remembrance.
  8. HI

    HIRAN

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Italian food. Definitely I will come back.
  9. C

    Cyn13

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I use to love this restaurant until my last visit. I had reservations and I was seated almost immediately but then ,they forgot about me and I had to look for someone to help us order drinks and food .
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view and the food so great!
  11. CR

    CindyR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, and wonderful ambiance. Food is delicious and quality is still there.
  12. PG

    PaulG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Terrific location poor food quality and quantity. I reserved reservations with open table and we were seated promptly. We were sat outside on the patio and had great weather and terrific view of the bay. However, there was only (1) server for all parties of approximately six table and (20) people. Brandon did his best but needed more help. The food was poor. I ordered a pasta with vodka sauce and bacon. When it arrived it looked like Kraft instant Mac n Cheese from when I was a child 45 years ago. Great view, poor food and service. Many other options across the bay in Gaslamp!!!
  13. BL

    BLONDIEMEW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Gorgeous view of the ocean. The food was Delicious. The server was very friendly, but disappeared for long periods of time.
  14. RS

    RedSeal

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    Service was slow we waited 15 mins for a waiter to come to our table!
  15. C

    Coronado

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service, outstanding view, gourmet food for all four entrees. Excellent wine recommendation from server. Superb choice for dining to celebrate Fathers Day, an Anniversary and a Birthday. Complimentary dessert made the entire evening perfect. Thankyou Il Fornaio.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Party of 9 on Fathers Day. Mike made us feel like the only table. Multiple drink courses, great explanations. Must try his espresso martini! So happy with our decision to dine here.
  17. a

    ayyvuh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was over the top and even allowed us to add another person to our party. Food was great and the one recommended by our server was a good choice.
  18. MP

    MarinaP

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food was really good but the service wasn’t. Everyone was kind but I asked about the kids pasta and they told me the past was a different type then what was served. When the waiter came to clean the table he put a bunch of dirty cutlery from other clients on my plate and then star to clean the table. The seats were dirty when we arrive at the table and e even with a reservation, we waited for 20 minutes to be seated.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Italian on the waterbfrint with views of San Diego harbor and the city. Service was spot on and the waiter paced our meal to our desired timing since we wanted to take our time. Homemade pasta was delicious as.were the ceaser salads and bread. Will definitely return!
  20. TA

    TiffanyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were super friendly, views were wonderful and the food was delicious!
  21. AO

    AnthonyO

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed IL Forniao Juan was our server he gave us great service gave us our time and space when needed he was there when not no problem! Food was good! Even with a wedding reception at the restaurant there was no interference with our dining experience! I recommend enjoying this restaurant great ambiance and good food! Service from hostest to wait staff we were very happy!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Wait time was longer than expected, reservation was for 830pm checked in at 8pm got seated at 9pm
  23. t

    teslady

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience3
    It is very cold in the restaurant by the window to see the view because the Kitchen is in the middle of the building. We do love Il Fornaio and have been going there over 20 years.
  24. RG

    RGcle

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambience. Eli was
  25. LI

    LeeIB

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I love this restaurant for many reasons: view; food; ambiance; and often the service. This time, however, I was disappointed when our waiter asked if we wanted dessert while we were still actively eating our main course. If I was to be super picky this, too, was an unusual experience: I ordered wine and specifically asked to have it served with the main course. My glass came out a few moments after our order was taken. All of this said, I will enthusiastically return and recommend Il Fornaio.
  26. DT

    DavidT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter & staff. Great flavorful dishes
  27. V

    Vinnied

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Gave us a nice seat but they forgot it was my wife’s birthday
  28. JG

    JGreG

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice location on Coronado Island but the food was surprising very average. Service was a bit slow.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    103 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Pricey for the average comparison with restaurants alijke.
  30. F

    Fred

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I am a vegetarian, the selection was so limited and yet Italian has the greatest opportunity of providing a generous selection. The service, ambiance and city views are great. Been coming for years not so much for the food which for me is average but for location and service.
  31. BB

    BarbaraB

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic dinner! Our waiter, I wish I could remember his name, was outstanding! We celebrated a birthday, and not only did we receive the customary complimentary dessert, he also gave us bruschetta on the house! Food was delicious, as well. Lastly, we wanted a slow relaxing dinner, and they granted our wish for that as well!
  32. KT

    KatherineT

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Leo was great. Food was terrific!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful birthday celebration!! We had excellent service and dinner! Although the restaurant had a full crowd on a beautiful Saturday night, our meals came out incredibly quickly! Strongly recommend and we’ll be back!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Chicken was hard and dry , service slow , to much noise, overall food tasteless , never going back
  35. BG

    BrooksG

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came over by boat from Pt Loma with 5 adults, a toddler and an infant. We were seated promptly at our reservation time. The service, as always, was outstanding! The food, as always, was outstanding! We had such a wonderful family outing! We feel so blessed.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Buena comida y hermosas vistas
  37. MS

    MarthaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Good food and service. Amazing views! It’s always a good choice when visiting Coronado.
  38. DL

    DavidL

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    We had dinnr reservations at 8:30, there were 3 other parties being seated at 8:30. Fifteen minutes later we were informed that the kitchen closes at 9:00 very rushed service very average food.
  39. G

    Ginger2

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Attention to details like clearing appetizer plates. etc. before bringing main courses, keeping the wine list current, would be appreciated. The bar and bar staff were great, our waiter very nice.
  40. D

    Disappointing

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Waitress seemed almost distracted, couldn't answer basic questions about menu choices. Didn't check back often enough and when she did, it took way too long to bring what we asked for. The menu choices were much more limited than on previous visits. Food quality was excellent. The guy busing the table seemed much more knowledgeable about menu items and prompt about refilling water and asking if we needed anything. Will think twice about returning.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

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

Il Fornaio - Coronado is rated 4.4 stars by 4669 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 86 times today
Google Map for Il Fornaio - Coronado

1333 First St. Coronado, CA 92118

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Orange Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Coronado

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street and public lot parking available.

  • Public transit

    Metrolink

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Giorgio Lo Verde

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 437-4911

  • Private party facilities

    Il Fornaio, located on the beautiful and historic Coronado Island is the perfect location for your upcoming Special Event. Our venue overlooks the San Diego Bay, Coronado Bridge, and has a breathtaking Downtown San Diego skyline view. Il Fornaio is a unique, classy and authentic Italian Restaurant.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (877) 223-0386

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