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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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San Diego, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here and the food was very tasteful. Service was exceptional and everyone was very pleasant.

Thank vjonna24
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great fish dish--bronzini with mashed potatoes. Absolutely delicious. The place is quite pricey though so be prepared to spend a lot. Happy hour is generous so go then and stay for dinner.

Thank Fandog4155
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 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 4 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 22 March 2017

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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187 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 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 19 March 2017 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 18 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 

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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
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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?