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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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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (28 reviews)
“carpaccio” (7 reviews)
“pollo” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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1555 Camino Del Mar, Ste 301, Del Mar, CA 92014-2401
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

The outdoor portion of this place is just the perfect setting. It's got a panoramic ocean view with a sunset each night. It's a fantastic setting for couples, group dates, etc...they have live music, wonderful pizza, great drinks, happy and friendly service AND umbrellas if...More

Thank renaissancepeople
Matthew G, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Bouna Sera RenaissancePeople, Thank you so much for your great review. It is really motivating to me and my staff when we hear about people having a great experience at our restaurant. Please give me a call at the restaurant, I would like to do...More

Reviewed 1 July 2016

Located on the top level of the Del Mar Plaza, this restaurant offers a typical Italian cuisine. It's consistent in quality of food and service. Getting a reservation here may be difficult especially on special occasions and holidays.More

Thank SDquilter
Matthew G, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Buona Sera SDquilter, Thank you for the great review. I'm very happy you noticed the consistency with the quality of food and service. Please give me a call at the restaurant, I would like to do something nice for you. Thank you for your time...More

Reviewed 23 June 2016

we ate out on the plaza last night. The setting can't be beat. We had calamari, salad, and a pizza. The beers were happy hour prices. We had a great desert. Our server was terrific.More

Thank baltoro
Matthew G, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2016

Buona Sera Baltoro, Thank you so much for the great review. I'm glad you were able to join us for the great view and our wonderful wood fired pizza. Please give me a call at the restaurant so I can get you back in here...More

Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We enjoy meeting friends and family at Il Fornaio in Del Mar. Our family members drive down from Orange County and we drive up from La Jolla. Views are incredible, service is always great. The seasonal menus bring variety to the selections, but the menu's...More

Thank 2beans2000
Matthew G, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Buona Sera 2Beans2000, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review. I'm so glad our restaurant can be a pleasant place for you and your family to meet up. Please give me a call at the restaurant, I would like to...More

Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Wednesday evening, the restaurant was busy but they found us a table on the patio with a great view over to the Ocean. Full Italian menu with specialities, very professional and knowledgable waiting staff, good quality authentic food, with prices to match.

Thank paul b
Matthew G, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2016

Buona Sera Paul, Thank you for your great feedback and continued support of Il Fornaio Del Mar. Please ask for me the next time you come in so I can thank you in person. BRAVO PAUL! Grazie, -Matthew Galli Il Fornaio Del Mar 858.755.8876

Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

It's one of the best places in Del Mar to have a great food and view both. While having a glass of wine and mesmerized by the ocean view, you are served with a delicious grill shrimp, scallops and calamari. What else do you want...More

Thank Rostam K
Matthew G, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2016

Good Afternoon Rostam, I just read your review and thank you for the great feedback. Your review painted a nice picture and it put a smile on my chefs face. Please give me a call at the restaurant, I would like to do something nice...More

Reviewed 21 May 2016

I reserved a table for a Friday evening several days in advance. We got a table on the covered patio looking out towards the ocean, and watch as the sun peeked in and out of the clouds. Nice Italian wine selection. We had the 2010...More

Thank Paul S
Matthew G, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2016

Buon Giorno Paul, Thank you for the great review. I am very proud of our wine program, and it is reassuring when I find guests that enjoy more unique wines than most people in Del Mar are used to. Please give me a call at...More

Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Worked with Lisa to coordinate a private family celebration for 5/8/16 at Il Fornaio in Del Mar. She was so professional and creative and I really appreciated all the attention she gave to our event. The private room met our needs perfectly, the food was...More

Thank nmtravelbug1224
Matthew G, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2016

Buon Giorno, I'm sorry for the late response, and I'm sorry for how you were greeted when you entered the restaurant. I have identified the host that was there when you came in, and I will make sure that does not happen again. The hosts...More

Reviewed 19 May 2016

Like this place. Food and service consistently good. Prices are ok. Views are nice. Wish they would add a little more to menu though.More

Thank 625RL
Matthew G, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2016

Buon Giorno, I just read your review, and I would love the opportunity to show you our value and full range of menu items we can offer. Please call me the next time you want to come in so I can set that up for...More

Reviewed 17 May 2016

Took out of town friends to Il Fornaio and they 1) enjoyed the view, 2) liked the food and 3) liked the service. It was a good evening, food is not spectacular but it is fine...pricing is $$$More

Thank colbogey
Matthew G, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2016

Buon Giorno Colbogey, Thank you for writing a review, but I was sorry to hear that the value wasn't there. I would like the opportunity to make this up to you. Please call me at the restaurant when you have a chance. Thank you for...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 40
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 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 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
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
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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