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Il Fornaio

1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502
+1 619-437-4911
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (79 reviews)
“bread” (39 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of my college girlfriends and I had dinner here. What a nice group of employees! From the help at the front desk to the waiters everyone treated us with respect and finesse. The menu was interesting with lots of choices. My friend had the...More

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great meal and service overall. The deserts were not very good- chocolate cake was kind of tasteless. Wish I had tried the tiramisu instead. Would recommend everything but the desert.

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family and friends met on their patio to celebrate a birthday. The staff was friendly and flexible. They have a specially priced menu for Happy Hour 4pm - 6pm. The weather was great and the view of the city San Diego was beautiful.

Thank Howard B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for Happy Hour and sat on the patio. No one rushed us and we had the best dinner. They also have the best bread. Check out their Happy Hour. Great service

Thank Joyce c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views are magnificent day or night. The ambiance of the restaurant wonderful. The service outstanding. The food unbelievable superb. I have been to this restaurant a number of times. Do you wish to impress a client, wife or friend, this is the place, Almost...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a large outdoor seating area with great views of the harbor and San Diego. The food is good and we enjoyed our meal. Great location for a nice walk after dinner.

Thank momskier
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here will make your visit a trip to the old country. The view of the bay sets the atmosphere. All the food individually prepared while you enjoy your wonderful appetizer and drinks. Great romantic evenings will start with a dinner at this spot.

Thank 921clinth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have dined at this upscale authentic Italian restaurant a half dozen times, and have always enjoyed the good service and food. Some of the entrees are better than others, but it is safe to go with whatever the special is that day. Pasta is...More

Thank clstcoho
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

I Love this resturant. It has a fantastic view of the Harbor, a nice setting/Decor, attentive wait staff, good food, and good desserts. If I could I’d rate it 4.5 stars but can’t. It doesn’t quite rate 5 stars only because I’ve only ever been...More

1  Thank MacJoeFQV
Reviewed 7 March 2018

The service at this restaurant was absolutely wonderful! I was seated with a business part of 40 people and I was very impressed by the speed of service and the attention that we received. It was as if we each had our server as the...More

Thank U4124ATjeand
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23 December 2017|
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Response from Luca A | Property representative |
Yes, Happy Hour served Mon-Fri 3-6pm Hope to see you all soon
11 October 2017|
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Response from BOJOWILLIAM | Reviewed this property |
No dogs in restaurant
28 January 2017|
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Response from Luca A | Property representative |
Yes! For more than 14 guests, we ask you to contact me directly as the Event Coordinator that organizes the larger groups and reservations. I can be reached at 619-437-4911. Looking forward to assisting you with you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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