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Il Fornaio

1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502
+1 619-437-4911
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1333 1st St, Coronado, CA 92118-1502
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been coming here for at least 15 years every time we are in Coronado. The view is fantastic. We got to see some coast guard action this visit an added plus. The food and service is consistently good. It was prom night and...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 6 days ago

I went there to try it out as possible work dinner venue for 8 people. I went alone. I was seated on the very nice patio. At that point -- the waiter ignored me for 35 minutes. I just got up and walked out. Needless...More

Thank mattyguy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had group of 35 for dinner. Arranged everything online looking at pictures and reviews . Room was too small for our group and crammed. Then we were asked to shut our door bc it made restaurant too loud which further made it confining. Appetizers were...More

Thank DenyseAlbany_NY
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a great atmosphere with excellent views of the water and San Diego skyline. The waiter was knowledgeable and interesting to talk to (strong accent) but the food was just mediocre and super expensive!

Thank Revkev93
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a good place for a large corporate dinner. The service was very good. My steak was good, and the appetizers were delicious. Beautiful view.

Thank irvingtonevk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view overlooking the high-rise waterfront of San Diego was wonderful, as was the salmon. The place was quiet, even with an infant at the next table was trying to find its voice. The luncheon menu is extensive, and the wait staff accommodating to our...More

Thank Bendercl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waiter was excellent very knowledgeable, not pushy, very personable, patient and attentive. On top of that the food was excellent. The rest of the staff was excellent as well but the guy pictured here really made our night great.

Thank R841RNjohnb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food. Superb service. Spectacular location. Ate as part of a large group and despite this, received quick and super friendly service.

Thank RFine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everytime I go here I walk away stunned. How do they do that? How do they get those flavors out of ingredients that are already on this earth? It's the sauces...they even make Marinara taste incredible. We usually go with our entire family. All hard-core...More

Thank Charrie63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a table by the window with a great view of the San Diego skyline. Our server was a nice man who helped us with proper pronunciation of the menu items! Everyone at the table got something different and we all enjoyed our meals. I...More

Thank Karen S
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Can I make a reservation of about 20 people here?
28 January 2017|
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Response from Luca A | Property representative |
Yes! For more than 14 guests, we ask you to contact me directly as the Event Coordinator that organizes the larger groups and reservations. I can be reached at 619-437-4911. Looking forward to assisting you with you... More
Is this restaurant kid friendly ? Coming as a group of 10. 6 adults and 4 children for dinner ages 4-7. Possibly New years eve. Dress code ? and gluten free options ? Thanks Robin
3 December 2016|
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Response from Luca A | Property representative |
Ciao Robin, Restaurant is family and kids friendly, Dress code as per everyday is to be considered a business casual environment New Years Eve will be served on a specialty prepared set menu to help celebrate the... More
Alice C
Is it OK for kids?
28 May 2016|
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Response from BirTurk | Reviewed this property |
We had a 2 year old well behaved kid and they provided a booster seat. We had no problems since it was brunch. However, I wouldn't recommend for dinners.
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Restaurant Details

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