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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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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a combo; great tasting food and outstanding service staff, all with a view overlooking the bay and downtown San Diego. This is a fine dining experience worthy for special occasions. The food was tasty and plentiful while the staff was attentive and ultra-courteous. I...More

Thank sheidger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a large party of about 30 and the servers were able to quickly attend to everyone in a timely manner. We had a party room snd were able to close the doors. They respected our needs with quietly moving though the room while...More

Thank Raina B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service food and atmosphere with a great view of the bay. Very easy to get there as it was right on the Coronado bay walkway.

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Italian restaurant is a local favorite. We met friends for dinner on a Friday night, had no problem getting a table. The food is amazing, server went above and beyond, provided us free Tiramisu for our anniversary celebration. I highly recommend this for date...More

Thank ImLucyRichardo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such an amazing view. The service was excellent and the food was very good. If you have a gluten allergy, the gluten free pasta was really good. Did I mention the view? I would definitely go back there!

Thank Cruzanmama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place to the core! I had an amazing Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp that blew away and far exceeded my expectations! I loved the service I received while I was here and the selections from the menu were over the top! Highly...More

Thank Steven G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's tough to beat Happy Hour at Il Fornaio in Coronado! Fabulous setting/view, outside patio and great food. Lovely wines, great priced Happy Hour pizzas and appetizers and the wait staff is excellent. I've been here three times over the past few months and it's...More

Thank Cynthia L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants when we were in Coronado island, it's in a great location along the walkway would love to sit outside wonderful looking over the water at San Diego. Outdoor area is a great size wonderful looking out over San...More

Thank Hollmark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of 11 Italian cousins visiting Coronado Island. As the organizer of the group, I always select Italian restaurants as this is the group's preference. Admittedly, we are very particular about quality authenic Italian cuisine. Il Fornaio did accept reservations and was...More

Thank lynnsea
Reviewed 3 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
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10 October 2017|
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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
27 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
3 December 2016|
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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