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Il Fornaio

1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502
+1 619-437-4911
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (81 reviews)
“carpaccio” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed special menu salad with fennel and farro. Heart shaped ravioli. Incredibly fresh and great tastes. This restaurant is a winner. Have been to other location in Sacramento. Consistently great.

Thank ljaa4199a
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a friend visiting from Europe who works in the food industry to Il Fornaio and we were so pleased with our meal. The view is obviously special but everything else exceeded our expectations. The antipasti platter reminded us of the quality of products...More

Thank hkteach
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is right on the San Diego bay and has a gorgeous view of the water and Downtown San Diego. The food is excellent. Try the beet salad and butternut squash ravioli. Everything is tasty, great view, and super friendly staff. Excellent for date...More

Thank SDsoniaP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for dinner on a Wednesday night. Seated right away on the outside patio looking over the bay at the city of San Diego. An amazing view. I had the pizza, with all homemade ingredients, and it didn't disappoint. The service was good...More

Thank mikemsu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed an anniversary meal here and really enjoyed it. They were incredible busy (it was restaurant week) but staff was on it and everything ran smoothly. The pasta is made fesh and I wish I could tell you what I had and enjoyed so much...More

Thank kenmac1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was prompt and attentive. Location excellent. But the food.... Wow. Had the Spaghetti Polpitine, with vegetables and sausage. Best Italian dish I have had anywhere here in California.

Thank Wlflem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you will enjoy the menu and the knowledgeable waiters , well placed , the view is beautiful . the food is great made up to your taste and need I was impressed with the taste and variety i would recommend trying it , a piece...More

Thank Osama K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Il Fornaio offers a good dining choice on Coronado Island. My wife and I dined here recently for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. We both had pasta dishes and both were very good. Service was also very good. The restaurant also offers...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Food was delicious! Every dish we ordered tasted amazing. Service was also great! They provided good recommendations and we were very impressed with the view the restaurant provides! Great choice!

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Waterfront on San Diego Bay on Coronado Island next to ferry landing. Come for the authentic Italian food and excellent drinks, and also enjoy the stunning view of San Diego Bay and skyline. Service friendly and attentive. Highlights for us included the olive bread, house...More

Thank Dianne B
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22 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
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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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