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Il Fornaio

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1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502 (Orange Ave.)
+1 619-437-4911
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 22:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I sat overlooking the water ready to enjoy a wonderful meal. It was an enjoyable setting. Coronado is a wonderful place. However my food was average at best. The menu was unreadable and uninspiring. The waiter tried to be helpful. My conclusion was the shots of Tequila were the highlight and the food was a lowlight.

Thank John S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Upon entering the restaurant, we were greeted by the sweetest hostesses and seated at an amazing table with a view of the city of San Diego. The menu had a vast array of Italian selections. and a terrific wine list. The waiters were friendly and efficient. The food was plentiful and delicious and the interior of the restaurant is just... More 

Thank Lori K
San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had reservation for Valentines day and arrived a little early, decided to go have a drink and was greated by Diego. This guy offered amazing service and very knowledge about restaurant menu, but his knowledge on drinks just blew my mind. We ended up dinning at the bar instead of our table. I will definitely come back. If you... More 

Thank Medieval349
Coronado, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I arrived without reservations and still waiting on some of my party to arrive, but the staff still set a table aside for me and we're very nice and welcoming during the whole evening.

Thank Shannon F
Anaheim, California
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the 2nd year in a row my wife and I came here for our anniversary. The first time, we came for lunch and we were happy with the way things went with regards to service and food so, we decided to try it again. This time, we were very disappointed from start to finish. The server being indifferent... More 

Thank mi2critical
Luca A, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Dear mi2critical: Thank you for taking the time to tell us why our service failed to meet your expectations. I will not attempt to make excuses for this failure but only express my regret for our oversight. I understand your frustration, and I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience we have caused you. Please know that I will personally be handling... More 

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132 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here with work colleagues and spouses. Started at the bar, where the friendly bartender made a nice ginger mojito. Once seated at the table, everything went great, save one thing. More on that later. Bountiful baskets of tasty bread appeared and weren't removed during the meal--to the staff's credit. We ordered a few appetizers including calamari and bruschetta.... More 

Thank mgips
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an outstanding restaurant with amazing customer service! The "Lobito pequeño", Luca Allieri, and the chef were just amazing. The restaurant was already closed, and they still went above and beyond to serve us, the food is absolutely delicious, and the customer service it's just top notch! I highly recommend this place for all events; family outings, romantic dinners,... More 

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Crawfordville, Florida
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us ate here last night and had a wonderful time! We were seated at a table overlooking San Diego bay and city just after dark. Ricardo was our server and was outstanding! My husband has food allergies and Ricardo offered suggestions and made substitutions from the menus. Food was excellent! To top the evening off we were able... More 

Thank JoAnn G
Yakima, Washington
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134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My colleagues and I went hear for dinner... we had a great time! The food was great and enjoyed lots of vino. Definitely a place to check out!

Thank Snow_1080
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every aspect of of the dining experience was A+ from service to atmosphere to food ..... simply the best fine dining experience!

Thank dKeos2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502
    (Orange Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Metrolink
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
  • Phone Number: +1 619-437-4911
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; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?