We have visited this location many times & this visit was a disappointment! I'm sorry to say, we have always been Il Fornaio fans. We have been to many of their restaurants nation wide... Del Mar, Reston, VA, Las Vegas, just to name a few) However, I had requested a window/view table, that was not even mentioned at check in or honored! We were seated in a booth near the salad prep area (very busy location and loud). Our server was not attentive, never introduced himself, didn't make time for our table of 4 (reviewing dinner specials, refills of drinks/cocktails, recommending a starter salad or soup, apps or dessert), the restaurant was busy, but that is no excuse! We had a dirty bread plate at our table when seated, no fork at one place setting, and was served red wine with a dirty glass...had to ask for another! The server was polite but rushed...doesn't make for a relaxing meal. FOOD: was marginal at best! Ordered a chicken dish (Petto Di Pollo Al Peperoncino) on the dinner menu, spicy, was okay (served with sautéed spinach & roasted potato), also ordered at our table Risotto Special and a Ravioli Special, both were just okay! Due to our seating location, I felt like food was being "slapped together"...like we say at our house... "not a lot of Love given to prep"! I will have to say...we will not be returning, there are other restaurants on Coronado/San Diego that we know have better service and take pride in meal prep & quality that we are excited to visit!
Love to eat here. Great food, excellent service and a lovely view of the bay. We eat here regularly for those reasons and recommend it to everyone!
I've been going there with friends and family for years. We went for my friends Birthday and had a great time! Excellent food and outstanding service! We'll be back again and again.
I recently took my girlfriend out on a date night and reserved a table for a Friday night. The night was busy(weekends), but ambiance inside the restaurant is great. Pretty view of the SD skyline. Food was good, server was very nice, just slow and could be more attentive, i understand i work in restaurant as well, just communication.
Overall nice spot would recommend
Great location, with a beautiful view of downtown San Diego, and the harbor. Good food, and excellent service.
i go there whenever I am in San Diego - well-run great spot
Everything on the menu looked delicious. The food was fast and it tasted greate.
wonderful food and beautiful restaurant. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. his assistant was a surly woman who tainted the evening. not the usual here.
Came in for dinner with family and everything was amazing!! I loved all of the gluten free options! View was amazing! We will definitely go back
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.View Private Dining Details