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Il Fornaio

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1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502 (Orange Ave.)
+1 619-437-4911
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 22:00
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Chula Vista, California
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Decided on Wednesday we should go out for Thanksgiving dinner. Did not want a buffet, but did desire a nice venue. We remembered intending to try this property, so gave Open Table a check. The service, from the host station to each member of the table-side team, was friendly and polished. They allowed flexibility in the special menu so all... More 

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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Having been a customer of this chain since the late 1980s I was delighted to find that they were still delivering great Italian food at incredibly reasonable prices in great locations. The service was a bit mixed but charming none-the-less - one server seemed to be rather out of their depth, whilst the other was incredibly skilled at their job.... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We requested the outside patio and got our request. It is the most romantic and best view in San Diego. We are only in Coronado once per year, however were blessed to have Roman as our waiter again this time. He is fantastic. We ordered a caprese and a pizza this time and it was wonderful. Ramon is the best... More 

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Miami, Florida
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

If you like Italian food , this is the place. The food is ok, the service is ok and the view is very nice . The price is average The food comes very fast Food place to go

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Los Gatos, California
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Everything we had was very well prepared. We started with cocktails. My husband had the seasonal tasting menu, and both the chicken cannelloni and short ribs were tasty. I had the seafood risotto. It was very creamy and seasoned perfectly. Very nice restaurant; view of the city, right on the water. Walkable from the Marriott and right on the boardwalk.... More 

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The food is always wonderful, the staff exceptionally nice and professional. Never feel rushed even during peak times.

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is a chain restaurant but an excellent one. Having lived in Italy and returned often, our standard is high. Unfortunately good, authentic, Italian food is hard to find. It's here. My wife and I have eaten here many times and have always been pleased. We especially enjoy their occasional "regional menus." Topping it off is the spectacular view across... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Good food and plenty of it. Server wanted to make sure you were happy. Could use more lighter food. Views are gorgeous of downtown

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We were please to find to be given a table facing out to downtown San Diego. The service was efficient and they serve up good quality Italian favourites. The lamb shank and steak were both very good. The kids menu had the usual choices the cheese pizza being a particularly good version.

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Riverside, California
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2,145 reviews
1,179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 445 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Now I've got a challenge and a problem. I don't get to Coronado often enough to say this is the #1 restaurant, but it very well could be. The problem is that now I will need to try others and I really just want to come back here! The service and food were wonderful. The patio seating was very nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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
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?