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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%
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“carpaccio” (12 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 5 December 2017

We had brunch out on the patio, and what a view of downtown San Diego! We were able to choose from a wide selection of brunch or lunch items, and we went the brunch route. What an enjoyable afternoon with a beautiful view, great service,...More

Thank TravelAgentWendy
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Went there for a romantic dinner, seated at a window table overlooking the harbor, & San Diego skyline We ordered the Margherita pizza which was delicious. I had a glass of a barbera d'asti wine that was a nightly special. Unfortunately, I dop not recall...More

Thank BigGuy57
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We had a group of seven. Everyone was happy with the quality of food. And the service was great. We enjoyed a fabulous view of the bay while having a great dinner with friends!

Thank mmarks24
Reviewed 1 December 2017

We decided to do something different for Thanksgiving and go to Coronado for Thanksgiving dinner. We first tried to go to the Hotel Del but they were swamped so we cruised to the opposite end of the island and chose Il Fornaio. We managed to...More

1  Thank Gary S
Reviewed 18 November 2017

II Fornaio was just alright. The location is beautifully nestled in the San Diego/Coronado Bay, the big windows give you a great view while eating. The service was great, but the food did not live up to the restaurants good quality atmosphere. The only way...More

Thank djasc112
Reviewed 14 November 2017

What a combo; great tasting food and outstanding service staff, all with a view overlooking the bay and downtown San Diego. This is a fine dining experience worthy for special occasions. The food was tasty and plentiful while the staff was attentive and ultra-courteous. I...More

Thank sheidger
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We had a large party of about 30 and the servers were able to quickly attend to everyone in a timely manner. We had a party room snd were able to close the doors. They respected our needs with quietly moving though the room while...More

Thank Raina B
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great service food and atmosphere with a great view of the bay. Very easy to get there as it was right on the Coronado bay walkway.

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This Italian restaurant is a local favorite. We met friends for dinner on a Friday night, had no problem getting a table. The food is amazing, server went above and beyond, provided us free Tiramisu for our anniversary celebration. I highly recommend this for date...More

Thank ImLucyRichardo
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Such an amazing view. The service was excellent and the food was very good. If you have a gluten allergy, the gluten free pasta was really good. Did I mention the view? I would definitely go back there!

Thank Cruzanmama
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23 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
11 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
28 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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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