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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 good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (34 reviews)
“carpaccio” (7 reviews)
“cannoli” (6 reviews)
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1555 Camino Del Mar, Ste 301, Del Mar, CA 92014-2401
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten here on several trips and never disappointed. The view is divine, first class service and great food. I had the seafood pasta, chock full of scallops clams and shrimp for a reasonable $25.

Thank bertonkat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited the area once a year for the past twenty years and have had fantastic dinners here at Il Fornaio on all of those visits. This past meal was once again superb. Never had a bad experience or bad meal here until last...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had visited several places in order to be sure that we would find the best place for this event. IL Fornaio was winner because if the following: Location / flexibility with the menu and the entire event / the food / and BY FAR...More

1  Thank Bjorn J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brought 3 of my work colleagues here for dinner. After all I went home without my dinner. Waiter forgot to put my order in. After everyone got their food, I did not want to wait for my food. How can u forget someones order. This...More

Thank Nevzeta V
Reviewed 6 January 2018

I have eaten at "Il Fornaio" many times, but the last time I went was the best. My dad had a pizza for lunch a few days ago, and loved it, then I went back for dinner with him and my husband. I had the...More

Thank Veronique C
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Went here for happy hour! Had bruschetta, pizza and calamari. The calamari was just ok but everthing else was great, including the view

Thank Lori H
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Most restaurants that have been around for many years seem to tail off, but not Il Fornaio in Del Mar. Ambiance is the best, with the ocean view all around the restaurant. You feel like you are in Italy, based on the cuisine and the...More

Thank crystalmarina
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Ate here on Friday evening with a group of 7. We had made a reservation ahead of time but when we arrived they couldn't find it. But they were very accommodating and squeezed us in. Nick was our waiter and he was wonderful - very...More

Thank sunandbeachSt.Louis
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Such a great restaurant and a perfect venue for our company holiday party! Lolita and her team rocked it!! We had great service the entire night!! And Lisa, our event coordinator was sure to answer every question and email leading up the event. Amazing food,...More

Thank Jseda
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

The food was fabulous & artfully displayed.....very good food stations plus various appetizers were Passed the entire time during cocktail hour. We have eaten at IL Fornaio many times & always enjoyed the food & atmosphere. Being able to experience a cocktail party there was...More

Thank Mauimarla
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26 January 2018|
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Response from 2beans2000 | Reviewed this property |
Casual is fine; nice casual is always appropriate as well. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 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 - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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