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Il Fornaio

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1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502 (Orange Ave.)
+1 619-437-4911
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11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW 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 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Left happy hour, 5 people, for around $100. That was drinks and apps for all. Good food, easy to access location.

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Thank Greg W
usa
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Redding, California
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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San Diego
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133 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Massapequa, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a private room with great view. Service was outstanding. (unlike next door) Nice atmosphere. I orderd what amounted to a sampler. we had a table of 10. Food was good. Would not recomend Lamb Shank (tough) or Bronzino (largest piece we ever saw). However the majority of the table was satisfied. The best meal on the menu is... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All the menu is advisable. We tried the chicken which was delicious. The only negative I can say is that the restaurant is being closed before 10 p.m. Which was quite early.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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134 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made reservations, requesting a table by the windows with views across the bay to San Diego for lunch with friends who were driving a long distance to meet us. Not only was our table ready, but, from the time we stepped through the door, the entire experience was superb. The staff is fabulous, the service first rate, the view... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere and views were great. Food was good with lots of regional Italian options. The price for its location and menu was affordable.

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Mt. Woodson, Ramona, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been taking visiting family here for years, due to its location overlooking San Diego Harbor and downtown San Diego. The views are great, service friendly and welcoming, and the Italian food is very good at moderately affordable prices. On warm nights, ask for an outside table for the best, unobstructed views.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?