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About Il Fornaio - Coronado

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.

1333 First St.
Coronado, CA 92118
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday, 10:30am - 2:00pm. Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 4:00pm; Saturday - Sunday, 10:30pm - 4:00pm. Dinner: Monday -Sunday - 4:00pm - 10:00pm;

Cross Street:
Orange Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 437-4911

Website:
http://www.ilfornaio.com/

Parking Details:
Street and public lot parking available.

Public Transit:
Metrolink

Executive Chef:
Marco Nocco

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Wine-Dinner; Cooking classes; Wine-Tasting please contact us for more details on date and time. (619-437-4911) Buon Divertimento

Private Dining

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.

Il Fornaio - Coronado Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (90)
Scenic View (78)
Special Occasion (69)
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Romantic (65)
Good for a Date (60)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
Good for Birthdays (54)
Worth the Drive (50)
Great for Outdoor Dining (42)
Good for Groups (34)
Authentic (31)
Great for Lunch (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Notable Wine List (26)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Fun (24)
Business Meals (21)
People Watching (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Casual (19)
Cozy (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Great for Brunch (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
Healthy (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Disabled Access (11)
Seasonal (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Tapas (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

We LOVE Il Fornaio. It is our 'go to' place for special occasions as well as when guests come to San Diego visiting. Always a wonderful experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Great restaurant, friendly staff and really tasty food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Cozy, Waterfront
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·Dined 3 days ago

I went with my girlfriend and we had a wonferful time , we will come back for sure

Tags: Live Music
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

I didn't discover until we got home that they charged us something called "Open Food." Apparently this is a totally unnecessary surcharge and an underhanded way to jack up the bill. We'll go back to this restaurant for the food, but they won't be adding any extra charges to our bill. I resent the charge and the fact I had to pay taxes on it and consider it in figuring out our tip.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined 3 days ago

Went there with my wife for our anniversary. This was a place with great atmosphere and great service but the food selection is limited and the food was not good at all. Also who ever heard of an Italian place that does not have Lasagna on the menu. Our anniversary dinner was nothing to talk about due to the food. Everything else was wonderful. Will not return.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Anniversary

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent Service! Franco (Francisco) our waiter was amazing. Excellent service, excellent food, wine and dessert recommendations. Restaurant very recommended. If you go be sure to ask for Franco as your waiter.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Love the service, the views and the place.... food was not good though. Been here few times in the past and everything was delicious. This time around food had no taste.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was perfect perfect service
Everybody super nice and kind

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

I loved this place, is waterfront and the view is lovely.....!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Waterfront
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·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was delicious! Will come back! I recommend it very much!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

Food, service and atmosphere were all outstanding. Since this was not a business meal that I could write off, it was expensive for my budget. If you can afford it, it's a great dining experience. I visit here only for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

We come here every year for Valentine's Day and one of the waiters has recognized us for three years. He was our waiter when I was pregnant and with my Son's first valentine's day and then he was there and said hello this Valentine's Day. Service was impeccable. The food was delicious. There is literally nothing bad to say about this experience.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Lovely view of downtown san diego from Coronado. Crusty bread offered free delicious.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We had awesome service and the food was amazing! We had 26 people and they handled it with ease!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Our favorite place in Coronado.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Loved it! Definitely coming again! The food was good, the service was superb and the waterfront scenery made it great and peaceful for good conversation with your loved one.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Cumpleaños.
Pésimo servicio, nuestro mesero fue muy amable pero atendía tantas mesas que el servicio fue extremadamente lento.
Su menú se me hizo limitado, no sería un lugar donde regresaría porque no tendría tanta opción de comida italiana.
Los platos los calificaría como estándar, en lo personal no se me hicieron tan buenos como me habían recomendado.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing, girlfriend loved it

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

It had been awhile since we visited but enjoyed our meal and the beautiful view of the bay; only complaint would be the special chicken dish was dry and lacked flavor. However, the raviolis were yummy and the seafood pasta dish was delicious. Wine selection was good and thoroughly enjoyed the Primitivo. Will return soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good as always!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Been here a few times but last night was exceptional. Made reservations which they honored my request, better than expected. Got to sit outside on the patio with a party of 6. Lovely lighting, roaring fire, and with a view..how awesome is that. Service was excellent! Food delish-iouso. Ordered off regular and Umbria menu. Couldn't be more happier..stayed 2 hours, festive, relaxed, and a nice time. Love this place!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Coronado ! Great food, great service and a beautiful location !

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Was not impressed with the food. Service from Dillon was excellent.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Mentioned BD no cake not even a little scoop
Of ice-cream Only happy birthday.
Quiet disappointed for this type of establishment
Service was so so. Never the same waiter bringing food and trolly to serve food. Really not classy
And this is quiet pricy so would expect a more refinement
But nice place otherwise

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We have eaten at other Il Fornaio locations but this one offers the best view. That is why, when ever we visit Coronado, this location is a must. The staff and the food never disappoints. Our server, Riccardo, was very attentive to our needs. I highly recommend dinning here.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Wonderful experience. David was really great!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Birthday Lunch for my wife with family, you have a great staff but should have paid a little more attention to a part of 12. Food was excellent as usual- cannot beat the ambiance and wonderful location.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Love this place, staff is super friendly and cater to your needs. Will be coming back again soon

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Waterfront, Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was awesome

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our entire family was together celebrating a return from deployment and two birthdays. The birthdays received pieces of chocolate cake with a candle. We were in a wonderful room at the back of the restaurant, fairly secluded so our group of 8 could easily visit together (and I'm sure placed there by the management since they were unsure how our 8-year-old would act--he was perfect!) Although we live half way across the country, we include a visit to Il Fornaio at least once each visit. The night views across to the lights of San Diego are beautiful. During lunch watching the ships transit the harbor is fascinating. Food and service are always excellent. The seasonal specials are wonderful when available.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food and great service.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent dinner and experience! Sat outside by the fireplace, waiter was awesome, food was delicious! We enjoy dinner here everyone we visit Coronado and also love your restaurant in Beverly Hills!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We frequent Il Fornaio multiple times yearly and always have our office holiday party here. Whenever guests are in town we take them here. Such was our occasion last Sunday and we had very sporadic service, one of ur seven people party was no served her appetizer or her pasta dish, they only brought the main dish and forgot the rest. Water glasses were no refilled and we had to continually ask for service. Not what we are used to here and certainly not in tune with the prices charged here. Our server was very friendly when she did arrive and joked around with us but the service was faulty. We got promises for “next time you come” but no discount for poor service .

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Hate to give bad review however our waiter was by far the worst waiter I have ever had. Took him half an hour to even get our drink orders and horrible manners.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Good food, good service, menu has several options, reasonable prices.

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We were celebrating out of town family visit; location is great and view is amazing. Waiter service was very slow but maybe overextended? They ran out of San Diego restaurant Week Featured dessert and didn't tell us ordered dessert delay for quite a while. So not as great as usual.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing, always very good food and excellent service

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food prep was superb. Sauce on spaghetti was exactly like I've had in Italy. Salmon grilled perfectly. Bread pudding with gelato was awesome. Great service and wonderful waterfront views of downtown San Diego.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Part of a 50th Anniversary weekend starvation, we decided to try Il Fornaio. It was a delightful experience. The meal was delicious, the staff was friendly and very attentive and the view was beautiful. Their in house baked bread was fabulous. I could have been happy just eating the bread (dipped in Olive oil and Balsalmic Vinegar, of course 😁). Will come here again. Glad we finally discovered it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for a Date, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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