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Il Fornaio

1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502
+1 619-437-4911
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (66 reviews)
“carpaccio” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502
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Reviews (693)
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1 - 10 of 617 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The service was fantastic and the food was excellent. We visited during lunchtime. My husband selected a gluten free pasta which he said was excellent. I got the appetizer seafood sampler which was great. Although this is a chain, if you haven't had the opportunity...More

Thank Lisanne10n
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long day at the beach we rushed to find a good place for pizza after 9 PM and this place hit the mark. Even though they had closed up the patio they let us sit outside and enjoy the spectacular skyline view of...More

Thank Arleen_Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've dining here before, not often, but on occasion. We were here for Fathers Day with a family group of 8-9. It's a beautiful setting and the service was, not great, but adequate. We ordered a bottle of Champagne and Mimosas to start. It's a...More

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used to go to this restaurant years ago but hadn't gone in a while as it seemed to go downhill. Happy to report that it is back to being very good. Located on Coronado island - right on the bay on the edge of a...More

Thank jenLeCreate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated my daughter's college graduation here Memorial Day weekend. Restaurant is very large and it was packed. Turned out to be prom night. Server apologized for slow service ahead of time. She was very friendly but service did end up being a bit slow....More

Thank Wineman49er
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here for at least 15 years every time we are in Coronado. The view is fantastic. We got to see some coast guard action this visit an added plus. The food and service is consistently good. It was prom night and...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I went there to try it out as possible work dinner venue for 8 people. I went alone. I was seated on the very nice patio. At that point -- the waiter ignored me for 35 minutes. I just got up and walked out. Needless...More

Thank mattyguy
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Had group of 35 for dinner. Arranged everything online looking at pictures and reviews . Room was too small for our group and crammed. Then we were asked to shut our door bc it made restaurant too loud which further made it confining. Appetizers were...More

Thank DenyseAlbany_NY
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This place has a great atmosphere with excellent views of the water and San Diego skyline. The waiter was knowledgeable and interesting to talk to (strong accent) but the food was just mediocre and super expensive!

Thank Revkev93
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This was a good place for a large corporate dinner. The service was very good. My steak was good, and the appetizers were delicious. Beautiful view.

Thank irvingtonevk
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can I make a reservation of about 20 people here?
28 January 2017|
Answer Show all 5 answers
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
Is this restaurant kid friendly ? Coming as a group of 10. 6 adults and 4 children for dinner ages 4-7. Possibly New years eve. Dress code ? and gluten free options ? Thanks Robin
3 December 2016|
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Response from Luca A | Property representative |
Ciao Robin, Restaurant is family and kids friendly, Dress code as per everyday is to be considered a business casual environment New Years Eve will be served on a specialty prepared set menu to help celebrate the... More
Alice C
Is it OK for kids?
28 May 2016|
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Response from BirTurk | Reviewed this property |
We had a 2 year old well behaved kid and they provided a booster seat. We had no problems since it was brunch. However, I wouldn't recommend for dinners.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
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
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • 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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