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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (33 reviews)
“carpaccio” (7 reviews)
“cannoli” (5 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1555 Camino Del Mar, Ste 301, Del Mar, CA 92014-2401
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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
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Went with a large group of families- kids and adults and had a delicious Italian dinner w great service! Ask for the angel hair pasta w bolognese sauce- my favorite!!!

Thank DVgal
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This the noisiest restaurant in the WORLD!!! A conversation is impossible. The service was slow which wasn't the issue. We were ignored!!! I made a reservation for a nice dinner and was so frustrated we had a quick appetizer and a pizza.

Thank TonyN76
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We come here every time we come to this part of California. It is worth a visit each time. The food is always excellent, the view outside is very nice and the service is first rate.

Thank HarlanJF
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in this restaurant to eat lunch based on our experience at the location in the Coronado area. Overall the food was good but not as good as the one in the Coronado location. My wife and I ordered the spaghetti euth meatballs and...More

Thank matcait
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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
Groups, Kids, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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