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Il Fornaio

1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502
+1 619-437-4911
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (84 reviews)
“bread” (45 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 4 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here as a family and went with the suggestions from the server. The prawns were like baby lobsters and incredibly flavorful and the tagliatelle was perfect

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CrazyaboutDiving88
Reviewed 6 days ago

Dinner with friends. Arrived with a reservation and informed a table was ready however if we wanted to wait a few minutes we would have a much better location. We waited and were not disappointed. What a View! Service was punctual and the menus exquisite....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed an absolutely delightful dinner yesterday celebrating our fourth anniversary. It was a little bit sentimental since we had our first date sixteen years ago at another Il Fornaio (the one in San Jose, CA). The food and service were exceptional. I particularly recommend...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jform-t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a craving for Italian food and asked the staff at our hotel where they would go. Three out of three recommended Il Fornaio. We hit up the concierge at our hotel and they called ahead a made us a reservation AND gave us...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AZCheDiver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Starting from the bread to wine pairing suggestions for entree, we were impressed with everything at this place. We got a great biew of San Diego and the bay. Trout was great. Would definitely visit again. Entire staff is friendly.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 247sushmithar
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Group of fifteen. Excellent service, good meal, good wine and drinks. Very enjoyable dinner, and I look forward to my next one here!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank VacaBoy
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, the staff are all incredibly attentive and organised, the atmosphere is lovely and food is great! Deffinitely recommend! Best experience.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Emma M
Reviewed November 3, 2018

This was our 4th time eating here over the years of visiting. We requested a window seat well in advance. One was not available when we arrived without a long wait. Service was excellent and wait staff very friendly. We always ordered Caesar salad here...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nic60760
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Great Location overlooking san diego - 10 mins from downtown. Food was good and excellent wine too. nice for walk after dinner

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank drpeterr23
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Hubby and I had a reservation but arrived early and were enjoying our seats at the upstairs bar so much -- with a great view of the marina and harbor -- that we stayed there for dinner. Our bartender was very personable, sharing stories of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Meghan M
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October 28, 2018|
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Response from tamburger | Reviewed this property |
Yes, ample free parking.
October 28, 2018|
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Response from richardbL6837CD | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have lots of parking
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July 13, 2018|
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Response from Luca A | Property representative |
Hello there Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 2.00pm along with our lunch Hope to see you soon Ciao
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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