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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (96)
Scenic View (81)
Special Occasion (79)
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Romantic (69)
Good for a Date (65)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
Great for Outdoor Dining (56)
Worth the Drive (48)
Good for Birthdays (46)
Good for Groups (35)
Authentic (34)
Notable Wine List (31)
Great for Lunch (29)
Sunday Lunch (27)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Business Meals (24)
Fit for Foodies (24)
People Watching (23)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Great for Brunch (18)
Casual (16)
Fun (16)
Bar Seating (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Cozy (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Healthy (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Kid-friendly (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Seasonal (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Dining while watching the lights of San Diego twinkle on the harbor waters is an experience that never grows old. Il Fornaio, Coronado, is the perfect location for a spectacular evening enjoying the wonderful flavors of Italy and enjoying the flush of a wonderful bottle of wine.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

Expensive and not great food... ambiance was great... you pay for the experience not for necessity for the food

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·Dined 5 days ago

The incredible harbor and skyline views alone are worth the drive, but the food recommendations from our waiter were spot on for deliciousness.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

I’ve been here many times and while the food was great as usual the service was horrible this time. The waitirvnever came back. He forgot our appetizer. My husband had to suck on ice fur water. He brought our coffee long after we finished desert. He was horrible.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The restaurant was very nice with nice ambiance. The drinks and food were very good. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 7 days ago

We had dinner outside on the covered heated waterfront porch. The view of San Diego across the water was stunning at sunset. It just happened to be the night of the 40th Annual Christmas Boat parade. Our waiter was very nice and helpful and encouraged us to take our time and enjoy the parade. The food and wine was excellent. The waiter that served us our warm bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar was a delight. It was apparent that he loved his job and was quite funny. The entire wait staff was professional and very accommodating. Thanks to all at Il Fornaio-Coronado.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We picked the perfect restaurant for a recent friends get-together for a holiday lunch. The décor is rustic Tuscany. The view if panoramic harbor. And the food was authentic Italian: fresh and delicious. Our server (Bridget) was attentive without hovering and knowledgeable about their offerings. Everything my tablemates ordered looked (and was) delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Waterfront, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Very good. Great view.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 6, 2017

My first time here. Limited choices of lunch 'specials'. Full menu was also available, but all in my party were able to select from the lunch menu. Food was delicious! Service was attentive, but not hovering. I will eat here again.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Tagliatelle Alla Bolognese was fabulous. A bit noisy with the open kitchen.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had reservations for four, however we were seated at a ridiculously small table not big enough for two. It made for a very unpleasant evening. Our waitress was excellent!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had late reservations and they waited until we finished our 3rd bottle of wine. We were there 1 hour past closing and they never rushed us! This is my favorite restaurant on the island! We already booked our New Years dinner there, just can't say enough about the place. Each of our dinners were cooked to perfection. We bring our own wine since we are wine bloggers and are always reviewing new reds.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

we visited this place for our 27th wedding anniversary one with our Adult kids the food was absolutely fantastic service above par the ambience location and price all very well I highly recommend this place.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food and service was great and I had a great view of downtown San Diego and the harbor.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great views from indoor and outside. Waiters polite and attentive. Food outstanding and fresh bread with meals. Perfect spot for a date or friends lunch. A special place to celebrate.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I was disappointed with the poor quality of our meal. Chicken was dry and pork was over cooked.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We asked them if they could bring the food for the kids soon. They said yes but they made the kids wait and brought all the food together. The kids were very hungry.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excelent restaurant and the best view. It is one of the best restaurants in San Diego

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We arrived and wanted a table with a view but, unfortunately the hostess indicated that it was going to be a 25 min. wait so we decide to go ahead and sit down at a booth in the middle of the restaurant. 5-10 min later several tables leave (tables with best view of San Diego). We did not move since we had already ordered cocktails. Overall we really enjoyed our meals. Four people in our group. We ordered a pizza, seafood linguini (amazing), spaghetti and meatballs, and pappardelle. We were all very satisfied with our meal. Definitely would recommend and go back.

Tags: Seasonal, Hot Spot, Spicy, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The service was great.
Our server Francisco was awesome.
Food was delicious.
We had the long table in one of the private rooms, view was amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great thanksgiving dinner. Awesome about a gluten free allergy. Best view of SD !

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We have been dining at the Coronado Il Fornaio for years and never come away disappointed. The food is excellent, the service is first class and the view is amazing. This is a terrific dining spot.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

My family and I spent our Thanksgiving here. It was a wonderful experience and definitely was a great alternative to our traditional Thanksgiving meal. We visit Coronado every year and we will make a point to make at least one of our meals at Il Fornaio. Thank you!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This had been our new Thanksgiving tradition... it was very enjoyable, it just got a bit busy and service became slower than expected as the dinner crowd peaked.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

great service, friendly attitudes, wonderful Thanksgiving meal, ambiance, water view as requested, no rushing, several employees came by to check on us, will absolutely recommend for future guests. Thank You.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great Thanksgiving meal!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We dined for our family Thanksgiving Dinner, and not really knowing what to expect, we were blown away! The "Traditional" Turkey dinner was served as a fixed-menu, 4 course meal. Everything was superb. The butternut squash soup was a pleasant and delicious start, followed by a lovely salad. The turkey with all the stuffing, vegetables, cranberries was all white breast meat that was so moist, tender and flavorful. It was even served "family style" which was a fun twist, and made us feel right at home. Plus, our excellent waiter never missed a beat - he was very personable and attentive, and made our holiday meal very special. Thank you Il Fornaio for making our Thanksgiving dinner very special.

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Fun, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Coronado's Il Fornaio is simply beautiful. What a spectacular view and the food is always delicious. One of our favorite restaurants in San Diego and great place to bring visitors as well.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Quick Bite
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent choice of authentic Italian dishes. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable yet unobtrusive. Great tiramisu!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had very good service and great seating. We thought food was ok.
The price is about what we expected.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

We spent a couple of nights at the Glorietta Bay Inn on the Island. We wanted to have at least one terrific family dining experience while there. The food was not good, except for the vodka pasta, which was simply flavorful. We made a reservation 3 hours in advance, and the waiter was amazing and so kind to us throughout the meal...brought us lots of warm bread, but after that, downhill. In all honesty, we really wanted to like the food. It is way overpriced. I brought my family here because I saw the prices online and read mixed reviews so I took a chance because I saw the view was supposed to be spectacular - the view is very cool. But the prices on the menu were significantly different than the online menu that I found,even for the vodka pasta! We paid $230 for 5 of us for some pasta and one drink each. We paid $80 less at Miguel's for Mexican and had a far better experience. We are from Chicago and we eat a lot of awesome Italian and Mexican food around here, and this experiences was way below what we expected. It was our only regretful dining experience on our 6 day vacation to San Diego . Should've gone to one of the other two Italian restaurants on the Island, or even Little Italy. Take an uber or taxi to see the view.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Overall good. Something was not quite right about my veal and I did not finish it,but all the other food was great. The service and atmosphere at the restaurant was great.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Service is first class. Highly recommend Sunday brunch. Good portions , fresh food and of course fantastic view of the downtown skyline.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Il Foranio consistently provides a very nice dining experience. It goes without saying, the view of downtown San Diego across the bay is very nice. The menu and choices are broad enough to allow for most anyone to find something that they would like to order/eat. The quality and taste of the food is very consistently good.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food and atmosphere was amazing. Server was good but got distracted with a party towards the end and was difficult to get ahold of him. All and all good place.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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