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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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1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Il Fornaio offers a good dining choice on Coronado Island. My wife and I dined here recently for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. We both had pasta dishes and both were very good. Service was also very good. The restaurant also offers...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was delicious! Every dish we ordered tasted amazing. Service was also great! They provided good recommendations and we were very impressed with the view the restaurant provides! Great choice!

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waterfront on San Diego Bay on Coronado Island next to ferry landing. Come for the authentic Italian food and excellent drinks, and also enjoy the stunning view of San Diego Bay and skyline. Service friendly and attentive. Highlights for us included the olive bread, house...More

Thank Dianne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an elegant yet reasonably-priced Italian chain place near the Ferry Landing. The view of the San Diego skyline across the Bay is very nice. Several locals recommended it to us. The ravioli was terrific, and the salmon special was great. Ask to be...More

Thank Ace J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is a chain, and the food was nothing special. The service was very slow, considering that the place was nearly empty. We missed a ferry because the waiter failed to bring our check in a timely fashion.

Thank R0cky3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend this restaurant. Even though it’s a chain, very high quality food, excellent service and some of the best views in the island.

Thank Minibarmuncher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always fantastic food and service! We had a large group ranging in age from 11 to 80 and everyone was happy with the selections and service. The views of San Diego’s skyline from the across the bay just add to an already excellent experience.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Suburb atmosphere and food! Great service, lots of choices, good wine and good food. Nice wine and seafood.

Thank ColoradoBoxerGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with family and local friends. 7 adults and 2 children. Bread service was good and wait staff was excellent. Food was quite ordinary. Most of us ordered pasta dishes. My wife had the pomodora and it lacked proper amount of red sauce. I...More

Thank sbselig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice visite, tasted the special menu they had, was very pleasant, the tomato on thegnoquis was excellent

Thank Leopoldo K
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Questions & Answers
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining
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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