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Il Fornaio - Coronado, Coronado, CA

Il Fornaio - Coronado

4.5
4.5
4986 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

7:00 PM


Booked 72 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 4,986 people are saying

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was nice
  2. B

    Bill

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    A lovely lunch looking out on the window of San Diego bay. Linguine with seafood was excellent and reasonably priced. Beautiful wood and ambience inside. I would definitely come here again
  3. JE

    JEFFREYS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was very good and the bus boy, Charlie, was outstanding. He made sure we had all the amenities we needed, plus he was friendly, funny and super accommodating. He’d be a great waiter, too, when the occasion arises. Our guests were first timers and thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
  4. JF

    JohnF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, service, and breathtaking view of downtown San Diego!
  5. V

    Vinny

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a night out after our 50 year Anniversary. We were seated very close to our reservation time. We had a nice indoor window seat. Noise level was fine and service and food was great as always. We keep coming back from time to time even when not a special occasion as we really like the total package and we have never been disappointed in any of our visits. Vince
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The food as the other reviews state is very good ! The service was not. Our waitress was very awkward with us. We had made a reservation for 5 people at got crammed in to a 4 person table. We wouldnt go back
  7. FS

    FaustoS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, Great Service and our Favorite place in Coronado!!! Great service by Demetrio Ceseña!!! Manager!!! 👍🏻👍🏻
  8. SR

    SahiR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    server would talk to us and walk away mid sentence cutting us off, very strange experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food , service, ambience and views!!! HIGHLY recommend!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience was great, the location is perfect by the bay looking at downtown and what can I say about the food, well let me tell you , it was amazing specially our waiter(Mathew)was phenomenal, he was very kind and everything he recommended was delicious even drinks , I’m definitely coming back
  11. C

    Coronadofinediner

    San Diego

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I like Il Fornaio, but hadn't dined there in awhile and was a bit disappointed. When we arrived I noticed that the hostess was dressed much more casually than I would have expected at a restaurant of this caliber. The rest of our party had arrived and was seated and instead of escorting us to their table, she pointed to where it was and left us to make our way to it on our own. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. I ordered the grigliata which was well seasoned, but the shrimp and scallops were a bit overcooked and the fried potatoes were rather mushy. When I made the reservation online I indicated that we were celebrating one couple's 25th wedding anniversary. At other restaurants where we've celebrated an event, complimentary desserts have always been served to mark the occasion. However, either that is not the custom at Il Fornaio or the hostess neglected to inform our waiter as nothing was done for the occasion. All in all it was an okay dinner, but I found it lacked the finesse I had always experienced in the past and I won't rush to go back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took care of us for our anniversary dinner! Highly recommend
  13. WS

    WardS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic dinner with amazing meals and very attentive service. We sat on the back patio in front of the fireplace. It was a great table for two. The view of San Diego was so nice. Ricky our server was great with advice on the menu and his timing for putting the orders in for each course was perfect. We ordered the bruschetta as an appetizer. It was delicious and a great start for us. Then we had the Capricciosa pizza. One of the best pizzas we’ve had and certainly the closest to pizza I’ve had in Italy. We then had the Paccheri Alla Vodka with egg pasta ribbons instead of pasta tubes (Another great suggestion by Ricky). A great dish with amazing sauce. We will definitely be back.
  14. LL

    LandLfrequentflyerVegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome grapefruit martinis!!!! This is our third visit. We will return for a 4th.
  15. DC

    DianaC

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Claire greeted us and was amazing with both her personality and her desire to make our evening special!! From there, Ricky provided great recommendations and helped us have literally an amazing evening. The setting…overlooking the San Diego Skyline combined with great food and service….all contributed to an amazing birthday!!!
  16. JL

    JenniferL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, food & ambiance for catching up with family & friends!
  17. YM

    YazMR

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and we had such a nice time dining here. Great restaurant for everyday dining or special occasions.
  18. S

    Seattleeaters

    Cleveland

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the special regional menu selections from around Italy, and we always turn to those as the most creative offerings on the menu. Last night we had the pear salad, which included a delicious mix of arugula, grapes, Gorgonzola, pecans and more; and the roasted salmon - perfection! The salmon wrapped asparagus spears and included a sauce of artichokes, capers and lemon - a perfect combination of flavors! This was set on a bed of steamed spinach and a side of mashed potatoes. With the wine pairing, it was a fantastic meal!
  19. j

    jbm360

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had friends visiting and had a wonderful time. Food was delicious and service was excellent. We will be returning soon.
  20. L

    Ltndiner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service and superb ambiance.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food has been amazing! I've been here over 10x and I'm never disappointed with the menu. Definitely helps to reserve a spot because the wait can be long if you don't make a reservation.
  22. SV

    SaulV

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We got out table as soon as we arrived. The service was attentive and the food was good. Overall a very good experience!
  23. JP

    JoelP

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great experience.
  24. BM

    BMAC

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing the food and service were top of the line!
  25. R

    Russ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to Il Fornaio-Cononado but certainly not the last. We really like the restaurant. Beautiful location, lovely ambiance and outstanding service. Wish we had known about the free corkage fee plan. We had a very nice dinner and especially enjoyed our server Fernando and his assistant Nabill. Overall a very good experience.
  26. J

    James

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I made a reservation for 7 people a month before the dinner night When receptionist took us to a table, I was shocked because it was really tinny for seven people and one chair was end of the table. Literally, I could touch their table if I lean back. Also, the water glass I used had lipstick on the rim. Disgusting. Waiters were very nice though.
  27. CB

    Clau6iaB

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant and the waiters that speak Italian are like sophisticated even that the ambiance is very California. .
  28. MJ

    MariannJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    This used to be our favorite restaurant! The past 2 visits have been horrible, the service is just not there anymore. It took the waitress 30 minutes to come greet us and take our drink order than another 30 minutes to bring us our drinks. She forgot to put in an entree, never brought us bread just completely sad to see this restaurant go down like this.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buena comida, buen servicio.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it!! Always great!!
  31. DH

    DonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very nice evening with my daughter. Good wine, great main course, and outstanding dessert.
  32. LR

    LucianoR

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The quality of the food is according to the price, if compared to a more expensive restaurant is easy to es lish the primary reason for higher prices. Example: asparagus, wich comes in some dishes are slender and kind of dry
  33. FR

    FrankR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The server was much more engaging than our waiter. The waiter did not even thank us for coming. He just placed the paid bill on the table and walked away.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it. Food is always good and service was great
  35. D

    Doreen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our lunch! Food was great, amazing view and very friendly staff. Will definitely be back!
  36. S

    Sergio

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was wonderful! Perfect spot to enjoy the view of San Diego Bay and the downtown skyline.
  37. K

    Kayaker

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had a pleasant lunch sitting at an inside table with a view of downtown San Diego. The food was well prepared and the service was ok, could have been more attentive since the restaurant was almost empty.
  38. v

    virjiniak

    Denver

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! The view was beautiful. The service was hospitable and accommodating. We had a lunch there, and we will visit again.
  39. E

    Emma

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and quality of the meals. Loved the table that they set up for me. Had another wonderful experience at Il Fornaio, one of my favorite places for special occasions, like New Years Eve. Thank you!! Wishing you a blessed 2023
  40. AF

    AFDTITO

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Our waiter, Omar did an outstanding job.

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 4.5 stars by 4986 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 72 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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