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Il Fornaio - Coronado

4.6
2957 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
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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Cross street: Orange Ave.
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What 2957 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0
Dined 3 days ago

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Good pasta

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vipLLNW (San Diego)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

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!

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Stuart (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Great location, with a beautiful view of downtown San Diego, and the harbor. Good food, and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

i go there whenever I am in San Diego - well-run great spot

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vipBabson (Miami)
5.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

Everything on the menu looked delicious. The food was fast and it tasted greate.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

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

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
Orange Ave.
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(619) 437-4911
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Parking details
Street and public lot parking available.
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Public transit
Metrolink
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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
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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

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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