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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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Il Fornaio with a traditional turkey dinner or your favorite Italian dish! Large parties welcome upon reservation.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Start your Christmas celebration at Il Fornaio! Join us on Christmas Eve and enjoy the festive atmosphere and your favorite Italian dish.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Kick off 2018 in style! Join us New Year's Eve and toast to happiness and health in the new year. Salute!

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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (97)
Scenic View (80)
Special Occasion (73)
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Romantic (65)
Good for a Date (62)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
Great for Outdoor Dining (52)
Worth the Drive (43)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Authentic (31)
Good for Groups (30)
Great for Lunch (30)
Notable Wine List (30)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Business Meals (27)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Sunday Lunch (22)
People Watching (20)
Casual (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Cozy (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Fun (15)
Happy Hour (11)
Healthy (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Seasonal (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Anniversary dinner. Good food, great ambiance, and awesome view across the bay.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

It was amazing everything was perfect!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always terrific service and the monthly regional specialty tasting menu is great value. Get to try things that I never would have thought to try. Wine pairing was uninspired, though.

My partner had the seafood linguine which never disappoints.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Treated friends we hadn't seen for 15 years to a delicious dinner. Requested online a table by the window and got a beautiful view of the city of San Diego. Had a leisurely dinner and a great time catching up after so many years and no one at the restaurant rushed us. Love this place--we celebrate many special occassions there!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Waterfront, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent! Sit outside by the fire overlooking the bay. Great spot!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service was great. Food was very good We will be back the next time we visit Coronado

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

celebrated spouses birthday. food was exceptional, server helped us with menu selection and was very friendly. love the ambience. have been here before and will continue to eat here

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Went here with two friends to celebrate a birthday. The food was delicious! Great service. We sat on the patio and it would have been nice to have the plastic covering partially up so we had a view of the skyline of San Diego. Otherwise, we really enjoyed the evening and our choices of food.

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Politely greeted moment’s after arriving, we were seated quickly at a table with breathtaking views of downtown San Diego. Service was exceptional as was the food. The specials were flavorful and of good portions. The ambiance is unrivaled and is a true taste of Italy. We look forward to a return sometime very soon and would recommend this to any and all!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The service was outstanding and the food was very good. We had a great evening!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Healthy, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Service was superb. Have had Jeryd as server very recently. He is very good, right amount of attentiveness. Had same generous salmon spinach salad. Excellent. my friends complimented their lunch choices.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Everything was good, except they switched my credit card with someone else's and now i had to request a new one. Everything else good as expected .

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This restaurant came highly recommended by a coworker and as I am new to the area, I decided to give it a try.

From the pleasant young lady from New Hope, PA, who greeted me at the front desk, to the server and support staff, Who kept the various dishes and drinks arriving in a timely fashion, I was thrilled with all.

The Italian wine recommended by the server was perfectly balanced, and each part of the three-course meal was simply delicious!

Add to this the view of the San Diego city skyline across the bay, which I could see from my window seat, and I could not have asked for a more spectacular dining experience.

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food5
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Ambiance & meal were amazing as always. Wonderful service & the scallops were the best ever.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food was good not exceptional. Had antipasto appetizer which was small for the price

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Wanted a great view of Sand Diego skyline at night and we were not disappointed. The service was great (thanks Kyle) and the food above average. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I took my boyfriend out for a birthday lunch at noon. The service was great. When I told the waiter it was his birthday, he was more than happy to serve him a birthday dessert. The dessert was super small, but non the less very sweet. The view of the water was gorgeous & will definitely earn my return.

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food5
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very consistent good food, good service, good value, good view.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

It took us over 2 hours to eat lunch. The waiter had too many tables. Our water glasses were never refilled it took 15 minutes to order dessert than another 20 minutes to receive it. We seemed to be abandoned by the staff throughout the meal. It seemed to be another example of a restaurant being more concerned about labor cost then the comfort of the guest. I was embarrassing as I had chosen the location. Our server was nice and competent but he seemed to be the only server who was working at the time which made our lunch more of a waiting game.

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Stunning view of downtown, especially in the evening! Great food.

Tags: Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Regional fettuccine was amazing!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We had a lovely dinner on Sunday night. The weather was sunny and warm, so we sat outside overlooking downtown San Diego. The view was amazing and the food was delicious! We started with the minestrone di verdure and insalata del fornaio and split a margarita pizza and a bottle of wine. The service was excellent! All-in-all, a great evening! We'll definitely be back when we visit Coronado again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything overall is great. On my reservation, I requested patio dining and on their email confirmation they said everything is okay but when we arrived, the person on desk said that patio seating is not guaranteed. They should have mentioned this on the email that my request was not guaranteed to avoid expectation and disappointment. We got seated in the patio but we waited for awhile.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Went here for my wife's birthday along with our 3 adult children and 2 of their spouses. Food was good, everyone enjoyed their meal. Good service. They did a little treat for my wife. Nice views. Corkage was little on the high side at $20/bottle.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I hadn’t been here in few years as last time food was terrible. However, they must’ve changed chefs as food was delicious. The wine was also quite good. Would come back

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Unfortunately they are no longer giving complementary desert for special occasion and we did not get any for our anniversary.They will no longer offer smaller plate of food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our waitress was amazing - great service by all the staff. They sat us at the window so we had incredible views of downtown. Good was amazing as usual!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The ambiance inside and outside is amazing! The food was good and service was on point!

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overall the food and service were excellent. I would have rated 5 stars however, the table which we were seated, inside next to the patio, had no air circulation and was quite warm. When we got up from the table, after dinner, we took four steps towards the door and immediately felt cool, circulating air. After the sun went down, it did get rather dark in the dining area. Highly recommend Il Fornaio whenever in the San Diego area for an excellent dinner out.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Good solid Italian food. Not the must spectacular menu variety or interesting dishes; but everyone in my party liked and would order their dish again.

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was good but not extraordinary. Service and atmosphere mire than made up for any food deficiencies.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service was lacking. Made this reservation for my teenage son and his date. They both felt the staff really didn’t want them there. Ask them for their order as they were handed the menus (they were so flustered they didn’t order the appetizers they wanted just went for the dinner) and then asked them if they needed boxes while they were still eating. These are 2 polite kids and, while I realize they weren’t going to spend tons of money, they should have been treated better. Too bad, we used to go here a lot but will be taking our business elsewhere.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was fantastic! The view on the patio was gorgeous and the service was great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

very good food, amazing food , you are able too see coronado bridge and it is also a very pretty place.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Leticia gave us excellent service. Wonderful dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Friendly greeting and wonderful service throughout the meal. The server was helpful in explaining some of the menu items. The seafood linguine had a slight kick to it but not too spicy. The duck In the ravioli was over-powered by the sauce. The ambience was perfect at sunset. Enjoyed a leisurely meal. Like to come for special occasions.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything about our dining experience was absolutely perfect with incredible views!

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Nice looking interior coupled to a nice view of the city. Food was super as well as the service. We were celebrating a Birthday, and they made it a most wonderful night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Server was the best I have ever experienced. Will return soon.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 2, 2017

This is one of our favorite spots in coronado island

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Scenic View
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