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Il Fornaio

1555 Camino Del Mar, Ste 301, Del Mar, CA 92014-2401
+1 858-755-8876
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (28 reviews)
“carpaccio” (7 reviews)
“pollo” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1555 Camino Del Mar, Ste 301, Del Mar, CA 92014-2401
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were not impressed during our visit to Il Fornaio in Del Mar. The food was not finish-able, the service was slow at best, they didn't have the wine that the waiter recommended and most of our time was spent waiting. Waiting for our waiter...More

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family arrived at 8:00 on a Saturday evening and were seated in the dining room, as the patio was full. Seemed like a nice window location, but we soon found that the temperature was over 80 and no air circulation. That should have been...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife had visited this place last year and had recommended me to come if any time visiting La Jola. Well, just one year afterwards here I was at Il Fornaio. Visited for dinner just before sunset, the terrace is a great place to get...More

Thank Juan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here with a large group of 7 adults and 4 kids. Wait staff was attentive, friendly, and timely. Appetizers were great. Cocktails were good - a little on the strong side.. I had ahi tuna which was beautifully presented and did not disappoint....More

Thank b-texas
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Wow!!! Amazing Italian food and the service is above par. What a great place to eat after a day sightseeing it on the beach. We sat in their outdoor area with amazing views and heaters. The pasta was cooked perfectly. This place is great for...More

Thank shadowruns1995
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This is a local Italian favorite that we love to come in and enjoy their Festa menus. On this evening there Festa menu was from Basililcata. The food is fantastic and the bartenders make you feel at home. And don't forget, you get an ocean...More

Thank salesguytoo
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

If you're just driving through, you won't see this place. Thankfully, our CA relatives knew about it and suggested we go here! Our waiter was prompt and friendly, and the food was very good. Hubby had spinach ravioli and enjoyed it but thought the portion...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This restaurant have an amazing view, all is excellent food, wine, hand made pasta. Service is always great ! The price for the food is OK, you will love it.

Thank fersandiego
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We enjoyed Christmas Eve dinner with the family - had a wonderful time. Staff were so nice and really did a lot to make it a special evening. Food was excellent - drinks and wine list good. We enjoyed it very much. Recommend and looking...More

Thank Debski11
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Does it get much nicer than watching the sun set on the Pacific Ocean with a nice glass of wine and some great food? Nope It doesn't! So deal with the bad parking garage and enjoy the view! Too bad you can't take your drink...More

Thank Denise C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1555 Camino Del Mar, Ste 301, Del Mar, CA 92014-2401
    (15th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-755-8876
  • E-mail
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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