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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)
Opens in 24 min
All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1555 Camino Del Mar, Ste 301, Del Mar, CA 92014-2401
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11 - 20 of 258 reviews

Reviewed 21 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
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Ambience good, several seating options - covered patio or indoor booths and tables. Daily specials were good. Pasta dishes looked good, our friends said they were great. My wife and I had the rack of lamb special (four lamb chops). Salads good. It all tastes...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 25 April 2017

My husband and I visited this restaurant this past weekend. We have been to their location in Coronado and found it to be very good. I wasn't overly impressed with this location. I found that the service was average. The food was average as well....More

Thank Meadowlark1959
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is the deal-making venue of choice for many Southern California real estate, business, and entertainment deals. You may not recognize the faces --- but if you read the business pages you would know the names. Great for people watching but frankly the food is...More

Thank DrFrisbie
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I love Il Fornaio. It never disappoints. I love coming for a late afternoon glass of wine and appetizer or early dinner for the best tables. The view is outstanding and the ambiance can't be beat.

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We fully planned on lunch, but read another review about the happy hour which is from 4 to 6. It's worth it. About 5 wines and 3 mixed drinks for $6. There's about 3 appetizers (bruschetta, calamari) for $6 and about 3 different pizzas for...More

Thank somrtravl
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We hosted an event for 70 people here. They did a great job. Set up was great, food was delicious and service was outstanding. From the appetizers to the desert it was all terrific. Classic Italian food, well prepared and served. Accommodating both Gluten Free...More

Thank Bill47533
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Very crowded, but honored our reservation on time. Food was delicious, service perfect even when the server had many tables. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank Val D
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Even the entrance takes your breath away with the beautiful marble bar overlooking the ocean. Birght, crisp and very Italian. The Host and GM "Vito" is always there to help you thru the evening. I had the Carpaccio - thin sliced, capers, and fresh sliced...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The food is good, the sort of Italian cuisine and pricing you'd expect from the Il Foriano chain. The location is excellent because of the parking underneath (validation only covers part of the cost), and because it's perched above the road and looks out over...More

Thank ColoradoLongJ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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