Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. San Diego
  4. San Diego
  5. Coronado
Il Fornaio - Coronado, Coronado, CA

Il Fornaio - Coronado

4.4
4.4
4741 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 79 times today
Private dining

Private dining

Book your next event with us

View details

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

Popular dishes

What 4,741 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Sort by

Filters

  1. s

    secretdiner2

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Beautiful outside dining. Food was good but not a wow
  2. AM

    AbdallahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place and specially Brandon for serving us with best time.
  3. MD

    MaryannD

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Pasta dishes were delish. One diner ordered the chicken and it was delivered cold. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. Except for the cold chicken it was a wonderful experience
  4. NG

    NeighborhoodGem

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The branzino putanesca was excellent! The view of the San Diego skyline was splendid!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    We have been there one time before and had excellent service this time our server seem distracted doesn’t seem to do anything quickly at all We had to wait a very long time…over 15 minutes to even to get the original drink order placed and it was very disappointing because it was every step of the way She was nowhere to be found which can happen I don’t really blame the restaurant but I wish they would give her more training so she could step up to the job the food was as always absolutely excellent There were several exact examples for one We ordered dessert and coffee and dessert came in five minutes the coffee came in 20 we were done with the desert ready to leave had to wait a long time for a bill and this was the entire experience
  6. M

    Marci

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, and unbeatable San Diego Skyline view!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Excellent food…fabulous views on the water…. Patio seating is the perfect place to be!! But we had the worst server I have ever experienced!! He was rude, lazy, non attentive…it was a chore to get more water. He was is in the wrong employment!!
  8. MS

    MSB18

    Los Angeles

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible Gastronomic Experience Incredible service
  9. e

    emolivos

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    We have been going to Il Fornaio for many years. We hadn't been there in about 2 years. We were pretty disappointed. While the view and location are amazing, the food was very poor as was the ambiance. They sat us at a table that wasn't clean: there were breadcrumbs and other bits of food on the table cloth from the last diners. We then ordered the food. My wife's food was fine but mine was overcooked and dry and the vegetables were burnt and very dry as well (I ordered the Pollo Toscano). The food presentation was terrible. It tasted like it has been reheated over and over again. We ordered some bread to go with our meal and there were mold spots on it and it was day old stale. We didn't eat it. Overall, the whole dining experience was not good. We won't be going back anymore.
  10. Q

    Quentin

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    They got our orders wrong about 10 times and served us bread with mold on it 😬 really unfortunate being this was our anniversary lunch - which they knew based on my reservation.
  11. EN

    EdwinN

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great table outside with city view. Omar our server was excellent. Overall extremely good experience.
  12. K

    Karebear

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was cold, and waiter never brought us our beer. We had to ask for a check after a looong time waiting for our waiter to touch base with our table. Missed the mark this time.
  13. CA

    ChavielA

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Its not that big of a deal but they did the best they could for a Friday busy night. I had made reservations for 8:15pm and requested a table right next to the ocean. At first they told me they didn’t have any but when we were ready to get seated they said they had a table outside just not next to the water. That is just my input but overall good food and drinks.
  14. LI

    LeeIB

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This remains my favorite restaurant in the area, the place I bring out of town guests and where I enjoy special nights out.
  15. F

    Fred

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service waiter on table 42/1, Eugenio was brilliant! His professional appearance, disposition, humor, service was impeccable! Will definetly recommend his table for other guest. Well done!
  16. DP

    DickPadgett

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the whole experience. Nice table, good waiter , fun menu & excellent food!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The BEST gluten free pasta I’ve ever had!! Our meals were amazing! Highly recommend for great view and wonderful food.
  18. CH

    CarlaH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food with AMAZING views! I can’t wait to go back 😉
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday Celebration. Server was great. Drink and menu items limited due to supplies.
  20. QB

    QuentinB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Everything was great with the exception of kids running around and sitting on the heat lamps during dinner.
  21. MS

    MarkS

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Service very slow
  22. NC

    NC22

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    View was magnificent! The service superb. Delicious food too.
  23. SD

    SunDevilOC

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    After not getting the best table at first we got moved to a better one with a view. The food was excellent, the server was very friendly and all went smoothly.
  24. GT

    GmmT

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hole staff is great but, CESAR? Cesar the bartender stole my heart! He was so attentive, fast and super sweet. He recommended some wines and everything he gave me was delish. I even think I fell a little in love with him. Great place!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Visiting my daughter and had eaten at Il Fornaio in Orange County and had fond memories. So took her to the one on Coronado and we had a delightful time. Of course - excellent food and wine. Our service was just ok - which was a bummer. We had been riding bikes so not dressed up and maybe that hurt us? Who knows - but we still LOVED our food and you can’t complain about seafood pasta, prosciutto and melon, spinach ravioli and penne vodka looking at the water into San Diego. We will be back!
  26. MA

    MichelleA

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, service was excellent. Great atmosphere 💕
  27. CC

    ChristineC

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food options, authentic Italian cuisine, extraordinary views of the San Diego harbor and downtown skyline, and happy service make Il Fornaio our favorite choice for dining out!
  28. PM

    PattyM

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Terrible service, terrible cocktails, terrible food. Had I known this was a chain restaurant, would not have made reservations. Basically a very expensive and poorly run Olive Garden...before tip, meal for two was $147...and by no means did we order the most expensive things on the menu, even split a salad.
  29. RB

    RonB

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great view from its Coronado waterfront location at the old ferry landing. Pleasant ambience and excellent menu.
  30. JE

    JayEl

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very nice setting on the outside patio for lunchtime birthday celebration.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The way it was seasoned was amazing. And our waiter was so kind and caring
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Perhaps they are understaffed and perhaps they are taking way more walk ins than they should. That is what I would assume would be the reason that it took nearly 30 minutes for us to her waters and bread when we sat down. The waiter was very kind but obviously overwhelmed. After taking our order he came back ten minutes later to get it again because it had been lost somehow. When I make a reservation I assume I am securing a time slot for us to have a nice dinner with a certain level of service. There were no other reservations available, yet when we checked in, the hostesses were actively taking walk ins. I have come to Il FornIo many times as well as their Woodland Hills location so I’m hoping that this was just an off day for the restaurant. Our food tasted great, but sometimes when the service is off it is easy to overlook that.
  33. RM

    RicardoMaloof

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Service was disjointed. Had to ask multiple times for items we ordered. Table not cleared before courses arrived… cocktail refills never arrived; champagne ordered, another bottle wasn’t offered; upsale service was not provided.. we could’ve had more cocktails and more champagne..
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a nice evening, location is amazing with beautiful views. Food and service were good.
  35. LG

    LilyGirl

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was a nice experience and food was very good. Unable to find our waiter to pick up used dishes which was important due to a table that really fits 4 people but our reservation was for 5 and we were cramped. Had to stack plates and look for someone to remove them from our table a couple of times.
  36. HI

    HIRAN

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!! As always👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
  37. KA

    KARLAR

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Food service and view
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service fabulous. Setting absolutely beautiful! Steak overcooked. Ordered medium rare and got a tough some-what overcooked New York. Dessert was great. Cocktails was wonderfully fresh and tasteful!. Loved how our table was ready and waiting and we were seated right away.
  39. HB

    HelenB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Il Fornaio is such a gem. These days restaurants make you feel so unwelcome and its all about making the staff happy instead of the customer. Not here- hospitality was tremendous- Caesar was a great waiter and made us feel very welcome. We were allowed to enjoy ourselves. It must be the Italian vibe. My girlfriends and I (about 10 of us and we like to have fun) had a fabulous lunch. Most restaurants make you feel guilty to bring a large party, but they buffed us out with little notice. The view on the patio is so amazing- we all live in town and were still impressed. Food was great. Highly recomend it. I go fairly regularly and really have not been dissappointed. Good Job!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Received a complimentary birthday dessert during our celebration of a 30th birthday!

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 4.4 stars by 4741 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 79 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

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo