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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (28 reviews)
“carpaccio” (7 reviews)
“pollo” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1555 Camino Del Mar, Ste 301, Del Mar, CA 92014-2401
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow!!! Amazing Italian food and the service is above par. What a great place to eat after a day sightseeing it on the beach. We sat in their outdoor area with amazing views and heaters. The pasta was cooked perfectly. This place is great for...More

Thank shadowruns1995
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a local Italian favorite that we love to come in and enjoy their Festa menus. On this evening there Festa menu was from Basililcata. The food is fantastic and the bartenders make you feel at home. And don't forget, you get an ocean...More

Thank salesguytoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're just driving through, you won't see this place. Thankfully, our CA relatives knew about it and suggested we go here! Our waiter was prompt and friendly, and the food was very good. Hubby had spinach ravioli and enjoyed it but thought the portion...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant have an amazing view, all is excellent food, wine, hand made pasta. Service is always great ! The price for the food is OK, you will love it.

Thank fersandiego
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed Christmas Eve dinner with the family - had a wonderful time. Staff were so nice and really did a lot to make it a special evening. Food was excellent - drinks and wine list good. We enjoyed it very much. Recommend and looking...More

Thank Debski11
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 26 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 11 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 11 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
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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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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