We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Il Fornaio

1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502
+1 619-437-4911
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (78 reviews)
“bread” (39 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (753)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 669 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends took us here for dinner when we were visiting and we loved it so much we came back a second time. The food and service were incredible and the view of the city across the water was amazing. Make sure you sit outside...More

Thank Brenda L
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We had our rehearsal dinner at Il Fornaio in October 2017. We met with Lori (the events coordinator) a few times to decide on food and drink items that would be served and were very pleased with her organization and direction on how much and...More

1  Thank Tenille H
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We were on the patio with a nice view of the bay. It was restaurant week and the dinner menu offered a 4 course meal: a starter, pasta, main entree and dessert. It was very good but too much for us so we left with...More

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 14 October 2017

My family and I had dinner here this week. We had a party of five. As soon as I walked in I was seated right away. The rest of the family joined me about 20 minutes later. We ordered the following: 1 bottle of wine,...More

Thank Angelica S
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We each had an Insalata Del Fornaio (mixed green salad); my wife had a half serving of the Capellini Al Pomodor (angel hair pasta with marinara sauce) and I had a full serving of the Linguine Con Polpettine ( thick pasta with meatballs and sauce)....More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal,food was great and the view across the harbour to the San Diego skyline at night was amazing,

Thank CarlaJersey
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Beautiful restaurant with a wonderful view of the harbour & San Diego, we sat outside & enjoyed it. The complimentary bread with oil & balsamic glaze before our meal was a lovely touch. George our young waiter was very attentive & fun. Food, salad and...More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The view of the skyline of San Diego downtown is astonishing. Great for a romantic night out with great Italian food, good wine and amazing service. We even got free dessert, loved it all!

Thank Jay P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great food and GREAT atmosphere, the view is amazing! We came over from San Diego and we are so glad we did.

Thank Spekjr
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Late night hunger pains! It was 8:30 authentic Italian cuisine ,Fresh hot bread with oil and balsamic vinegar yum! Pasta and sauces were fresh and homemade. We both had way to much food to finish! Service was great.

Thank Greg383
Nearby Restaurants
Coronado Brewing Company
791 reviews
.49 km away
1,136 reviews
.10 km away
257 reviews
.37 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bayshore Bikeway
14 reviews
.24 km away
The Coronado Ferry Landing
120 reviews
.23 km away
Coronado Public Library
64 reviews
1.18 km away
Spreckels Park
90 reviews
.44 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
11 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
No it isn't dog friendly. Nice restaurant with great service and a beautiful view. I love my dogs too,but they don't belong here. Plenty of restaurants on Orange that have street seating. I'm sure a dog would be welcome... More
28 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
4 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Luca A | Property representative |
Ciao Robin, Restaurant is family and kids friendly, Dress code as per everyday is to be considered a business casual environment New Years Eve will be served on a specialty prepared set menu to help celebrate the... More
Improve this listing

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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing