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Il Fornaio - Coronado, Coronado, CA

Il Fornaio - Coronado

4.6
4.6
5549 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Step inside Il Fornaio and take a culinary journey through Italy. Early mornings bring rustic, crisp crusted bread hot from the oven accompanied by the scent of fresh brewed espresso. During lunch and dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while meats and vegetables roast over hot coals. Bottles of wine from small, regional wineries are uncorked to complement the dishes, which have been crafted in the custom of Italy's chefs, bakers and homemakers. 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; house made pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and house made soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 60 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 437-4911
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Jeff Burt
  • Private party facilities
    Il Fornaio, located on the beautiful and historic Coronado Island is the perfect location for your upcoming Special Event. Our venue overlooks the San Diego Bay, Coronado Bridge, and has a breathtaking Downtown San Diego skyline view. Il Fornaio is a unique, classy and authentic Italian Restaurant.
  • Private party contact
    Event Coordinator: (619) 437-4911
  • Neighbourhood
    Coronado
  • Cross Street
    Orange Ave.
  • Parking Details
    Street and public lot parking available.
  • Public Transit
    Metrolink
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,549 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for scenic views

5,549 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Il fornaio got recommended by a relative & it was a great first experience, the vibe, the food, the service & the view was great.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous dinner with the FAM! We enjoyed our table in the back room and our server Omar was awesome!

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  3. RichardS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We got there a bit early. They sat us right away in the area I had reserved a few weeks back. The entire staff made our visit enjoyable. The service and food were as I remembered it: excellent and worth the drive. Will be back again

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  4. maureenl

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us were celebrating a milestone birthday. The restaurant honored our request for a window table and special dessert. Our server was excellent.

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  5. JacquieG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and perfectly cooked and presented

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful location over looking the Bay to San Diego. Food and service were excellent.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. We will definitely be back!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent table by the window, service was exceptional food great. Highly recommended this fine restaurant

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  9. JosephL

    San Diego

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Easter Brunch indoors at 1:30. Everything consistently excellent and as expected: appetizers, entrees, drinks. Fifth time at the restaurant, and we don’t live close by.

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  10. donnac

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best experience at I’ll Fornaio! From the food to the atmosphere, and the incredible wait staff, we couldn’t have been happier! We were a party of five and everything we ordered was delicious. This is a top-notch restaurant that I would highly recommend. If we are ever in the area again, we will certainly be sure to eat here!

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  11. PH42

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Easter brunch on Coronado Bay. Service, food and ambiance were excellent. Will definitely return.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Party of 4. All dishes were amazing. Stick with the Italian dishes. Tuna tartar was great. Bruschetta was just ok. Not for me.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Had to wait 20 minutes for our table, even though we had a reservation. We had a child with us, so dinner was pretty late. Services was a little slow.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter was good, Hostess was okay. Food was great.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent server and food! We will be back next time we find ourselves in Coronado!

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  16. KathyD

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat in the bar for the happy hour menu and ordered some happy hour food and some off the regular menu. Everything was delicious (pizza, calamari, salad and chicken funghi entree. Our server Paulina was wonderful and service was great. We’ll be back!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible service We sat for over 30min with no one to take our drink or food order.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Lindo, sin más que decir. Comida buena, servicio rápido, pero tampoco grandiosos en ningún sentido.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. hugol7

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Muchas opciones para escoger del menú Agradable ambiente

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  20. MikeH

    Jacksonville

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's been a mainstay for us for 20+ years. Consistently excellent. When the wine we picked wasn't available, they gave us a different more expensive wine at the same price.

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  21. overstreetjj

    Central Coast

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a good restaurant. We’ve been living in Sicily for the past 3.5 years so Il Fornaio falls into the Italian chain restaurant category for us. Pasta is not Al dente - maybe they do this for the American palate. I had Rigatoni alla Vodka and it was fairly bland. As a matter of fact, I had Pasta alla Vodka at two other restaurants (one Italian, the other not) and both were better than Il Fornaio. The setting is lovely.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. opinionated

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch with a friend. Took the ferry over and back from downtown San Diego. Perfect outing for entertaining out of town guests. Only disappointment was having a couple with 2 active and loud small children seated right next to us. It did disturb the serene setting , but the food, service, and view were great.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. JudyC

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Il Fornaio is our family's favorite special place to eat, especially when entertaining out-of-town visitors. The food and service are always excellent and the view of San Diego across the Bay is awe-inspiring.

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  24. ASCII45

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and impeccable service. Luis took great care of us.

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  25. EddieA

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from our experience was fantastic. From the host at the door to server providing us our meal. The only drawback out of this was the subpar entree I Order. The pizza was nothing special and I will not order it again. My wife’s pasta was great. I think next time I will stick to pasta and not pizza and this place. It was so bland and not well put together. Stop trading to be fancy and just give me a pizza with Cheese and toppings. This had nothing.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    -Took 30 minutes for the server to order drinks 😞 -food came fast and hot 👍🏽

    1 person found this helpful

  27. LeeIB

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant, the unique and spectacular view. The food is great. The service has improved in the past year. It took a dip for a little while. A fantastic place to bring guests, especially before catching the ferry to the Shell for a concert. My family requests it each visit.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. Dondos60091

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were both great. The prices were in line with most other Coronado restaurants (shorthand for expensive). The view of the San Diego skyline at night made the experience memorable.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. RobertoG

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gracias por tod el apoyo y la mesa con increíble vista para festejar los cunple años ❤️

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a family birthday and it was outstanding. Encourage everyone to try the short rib ravioli - delicious! Calamaretti was perfection and the lasagna was terrific. We’ll we back soon!

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  31. BethA

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great! Our server was busy, so a manager came to help out. Definitely would go back. He provided great recommendations for wine and dinner. The view at night is spectacular!

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  32. DOLLARWORTHY

    Phoenix

    75 reviews

    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dined here several times during different stays and the service is always excellent, food quality and ambiance.

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  33. Mike

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Omar, our server, was friendly and attentive. The food was marvelous. It has become one of our favorite on the island.

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  34. GayleS

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful evening and thebtanke with the view of the San Diego skyline simply made it even better thank you. Waiter Was superb

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  35. openion

    Seattle

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Large, busy and a bit noisy. Good food (or very good if you like larger portions) and service. Better fit for family/office outing than intimate date night.

    2 people found this helpful

  36. OscarG

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and views. Even though our server did a great job, the restaurant was not prepared for a large number of people who walked in. They had planned their staffing based on reservations, therefore they were extremely short-handed and thus service became very slow between courses and the different steps in the ordering process. The few servers were running around like crazy and could not keep up. The restaurant management should have a better plan for these situations, which I imagine happens once in a while.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. Clare

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, it was a good visit. Our server was working very hard to deliver us the best service possible but it was clear the restaurant was understaffed. It was probably an off night but we were somewhat disappointed by the lack of service and support for our server from management with clearing and resetting.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food & service. Great recommendations from the server.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of 10 and everyone enjoyed the appetizers, minestrone soup,caesar & beet salad was super good too! The main dishes were also very delicious. We look forward to returning again!

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  40. Winnie

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food/ambience combination. I love the friendliness of the staff and the view is exceptional.

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FAQs

Il Fornaio - Coronado offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 437-4911.

Il Fornaio - Coronado is rated 4.6 stars by 5549 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 60 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Il Fornaio - Coronado

1333 First St., Coronado, CA 92118

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Orange Ave.
  • Neighbourhood
    Coronado
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street and public lot parking available.
  • Public Transit
    Metrolink
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jeff Burt
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 437-4911
  • Private party facilities
    Il Fornaio, located on the beautiful and historic Coronado Island is the perfect location for your upcoming Special Event. Our venue overlooks the San Diego Bay, Coronado Bridge, and has a breathtaking Downtown San Diego skyline view. Il Fornaio is a unique, classy and authentic Italian Restaurant.
  • Private party contact
    Event Coordinator: (619) 437-4911
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