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Il Fornaio

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1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502 (Orange Ave.)
+1 619-437-4911
10:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 22:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spend a week long vacation with my family between Anaheim and San Diego. We carefully chose Fornaio for our last dinner. What a waste of time and money. The worst dinner of all the trip (even our dinners at Disney were better!). Service was understaffed and distracted. The food was as good as that of a commercial flight. I... More 

Thank Bernardo M
Tucson, Arizona
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit. We wish we would have tried this place sooner. They run a fabulous business. Every employee we encountered was friendly and efficient. We arrived for our group's reservation. They had us seated promptly. We all ordered something different and every single dish was perfection. We enjoyed the views of the harbor as the sun went... More 

Thank azjean03
Atlanta, Georgia
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travel quite a bit for a living and this Italian restaurant is one of the best I have been to. The service is amazing and the food is very authentic. Not to mention the amazing views of downtown San Diego. A must stop.

Thank mgeagles
New York City, New York
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183 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On any trip, there is always a restaurant or bistro that captures you. Whether it's the food, the ambience, the service or the view, the place just grabs you by the hand and says, "Come back, anytime!" Il Fornaio was just that place for us; it was the food, the ambience, the service AND the view that captured us. I... More 

Thank Holly K
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Left happy hour, 5 people, for around $100. That was drinks and apps for all. Good food, easy to access location.

Thank Greg W
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We had the restaurant week menu that included an appetizer, pasta and entree. The food was the best I have ever eaten. The meal started with an excellent homemade bread dipped in olive oil and balsamic. The water view and excellent service also added to the wonderful evening. Food is moderately priced and absolutely delicious.

Thank alexjoemom
Redding, California
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We were accompanied by doctors from the San Francisco area. All were blown away with the views, wait staff and the delicious food and drink. Will return on our next visit to Coronado.

Thank drtdaniel
San Diego
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140 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We have frequented Il Fornaio - Coronado since 2006. Recently, we held an intimate wedding reception there. THE EXPERIENCE Top shelf. Working with Lorri and ESPECIALLY Evelina was seamless; their communication & follow-up was personable & immediate. We knew everything we needed to know before the event. Yes, we booked a private room. Wonderful bay views of the San Diego... More 

Thank SageTraveler
Massapequa, New York
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We had a private room with great view. Service was outstanding. (unlike next door) Nice atmosphere. I orderd what amounted to a sampler. we had a table of 10. Food was good. Would not recomend Lamb Shank (tough) or Bronzino (largest piece we ever saw). However the majority of the table was satisfied. The best meal on the menu is... More 

Thank Victoria160
Istanbul, Turkey
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

All the menu is advisable. We tried the chicken which was delicious. The only negative I can say is that the restaurant is being closed before 10 p.m. Which was quite early.

Thank Yasarlev

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?