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Tue, 4/24
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Il Fornaio - Coronado

4.5
3081 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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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;
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Phone number
(619) 437-4911
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Marco Nocco
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Orange Ave.
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Parking details
Street and public lot parking available.
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Public transit
Metrolink
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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
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

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.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat the mom in your family to a special day at Il Fornaio filled with authentic Italian elegance, a deliciously creative menu and memories for a lifetime!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 3081 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing location that satisfies everything I ever wanted to provide in a romantic date!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Il Fornaio is one of our favorites! We love the waterfront location in Coronado and the Del Mar location! Food is always wonderful and our kids have always loved it since they were little! The service is superb and the servers are always friendly and polite.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We went for my husbands 60th birthday. It was the perfect place. We had a view of the water, the sunset was beautiful. The service was amazing. The food, outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Coronado. The service is always attentive and focused.
The kitchen is aways very accommodating with any special requests or dietary needs. They have months long regional Italian food specials that are wonderful along with everything on
their regular menu. Very good!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Excelente ubicación y preciosa vista.
Comida deliciosa y buen servicio.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great overall. Only feedback is that the female hosts at the il fornaio Coronado location need to be more friendly towards customers.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great location and beautiful view of the city. Service was excellent. Noise level moderate. Food very good. Not a traditional Italian restaurant; a blend between northern and southern Italian cuisine. Moderately priced considering location and view. We would go back.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Spur of the moment dinner with my honey and good friend.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Il Fornaio never disappoints. Dining on the patio overlooking the bay and downtown San Diego is the quintessential feel good experience. Excellent service and food is a bonus. One of my favorite San Diego dining experiences. Love to bring out of town guests here.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great experience—good service, food and outstanding view. I’d highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We love this place. Brought our niece in for her birthday. The food and service were superb as usual. Our server was attentive and I loved her quirky sense of humor.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We have been eating at Il Fornaio for many years. It is our date night spot overlooking the beautiful San Diego sky line and bay from Coronado. It is a great place to enjoy cocktails, appetizers or desert on the patio with friends for birthday celebrations, or inside for a romantic dinner. They have a private room that I have been to for baby showers, that is fabulous for group lunches, etc. The staff are wonderful but not always in your face. On romantic date nights I appreciate their noticing our desire for privacy and quiet conversation. Remember to ask how the pasta sauce is made because the menu changes frequently. Entree descriptions list ingredients but do not describe if there is fresh tomatoes or if the recipe uses a tomato sauce base. Just be sure to ask if it matters to you. The wait staff are very knowledgeable. The bread pudding desert is one of my favorites with a great selection of specialty coffees and after dinner drinks.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

How can you go wrong for a Sunday brunch with a spectacular view facing the San Diego Harbor! Excellent meal.. great service.. outstanding Bloody Mary's.. Keep up the great work Il Fornaio!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great Food, all the dishes we taste were delicious. And for our anniversary we received a surprise cake slide. The service was very good also.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

From the morning meet we arrived our night was made special by our greeting, the great view of downtown San Diego and the warmth of our enthusiastic server. A fantastic meal and night.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great dining experience! Superior service and amazing food. Waterfront location with extraordinary views. Service was excellent and staff was welcoming and friendly.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Il Fornaio is tastefully decorated with soft lighting, gorgeous water views and the open kitchen which is entertaining to watch while waiting for your meal. Our service was adequate but, not outstanding. After an initial cocktail was delivered we only saw our waiter when we flagged him down to request the bill. We would have ordered wine & desserts given the chance. Other ppl. delivered our food & refilled water glasses periodically. Our antipasto appetizer was tasty, but, entrees were just okay - spinach and sausage ravioli had a grainy texture, spaghetti and meatballs were mushy.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great as always but a little noisy as expected in a big restaurant

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2.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We dined there for Easter dinner. Sat out on the back patio and had a wonderful view. Waiter was less than enthusiastic. Definitely got the feel he’d rather not be working that night. Food was mediocre. Pasta was over cooked. Thankfully the ambiance and view balanced out the poor service and borderline food.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was delicious and the view was phenomenal. The waiter was a little pretentious though lol

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Never lets me down, great food great view. Our waiter was very polite and friendly, bilingual which is always great.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent view, excellent food, excellent service. AS USUAL! Our favorite place to celebrate holidays and birthdays.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter, great menu beautiful restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent food

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Noisy party behind us but everything else was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excelente servicio, solicite mesa en la terraza y nos asignaron ahí.
El servicio muy cordial, la comida excelente, como la sugerencia del dia; Penne con camarones y una buena compa de vino tinto.

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Asked twice for olive oil and vinegar, never brought. Asked for high chair in reservation but had to ask again. Only filled our water glasses the first time

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The setting is fantastic! Service was great. Food delicious!

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We had reservations through Open Table, but weren't seated until 30 minutes after our reservation. The waitress was very friendly and provided great service. Salmon, Pasta, and Chicken dishes were average at best. The waitress offered a glass of Chardonnay with the Salmon - the cost was $20! Overall the value for the amount paid was not worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Was very convenient and easy for online reservation. Great, classy place to dine with friends and special occasions if money is not a problem with you as they are really pricey even with appetizers is like paying a high price when dining in other restaurants.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The view and service was great!

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I loved the beet salad it was actually amazing but nothing else “wowed “me. I just wanted to try it to since I’m a native San Diegan and love to walk in Coronado.
The service was ok and ambiance ok. The employees looked like they were hustling. The manager even went to each table to make sure things were good.
Took awhile to get the sugar for the coffee and I wasn’t asked if I wanted another glass of wine (which I did) before my glass was taken away, so I had the rest of my water (which was always full) :)!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Amazing and spectacular! Love this wonderful place

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great food with spectacular views. Restaurant has a great feel to it, helpful staff and the bread they served when you first arrived was delicious!!

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

It took way too long to get sparkling water to our table we literally had to wait 10 to 15 minutes to get water. I specifically made a reservation for lunch at 1 and ask for a table outside I didn't get it and there was no explanation as to why.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Giuseppe was a humorous efficient and engaging waiter.Had a great time celebrating with friends. Will return real soon.👌🤗🙏

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Very good meal we enjoyed our visit and will go back next time in Coronado

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

I was given the window seat that I requested through OpenTable, so the dinner event started well.

As the same as my last visit, the food was stellar, the service was exceptional, and the ambiance was warm and inviting.

Remains my favorite restaurant in SD.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great experience from start to end. Table was ready the moment we walked in. We had made the reservation. Host was extremely friendly and staff was very efficient and friendly. Food tasted really good. Good beers on tap too along with elaborate wine list. Slightly on the expensive side, but really an experience.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was fair. There was no flexibility in substituting vegetables for pasta with the scallopini entree.
Server brought wrong dish to our table and tried to insist we ordered it. Once again you pay for the view and everything else is subordinate to that.

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