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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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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1555 Camino Del Mar, Ste 301, Del Mar, CA 92014-2401
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great atmosphere especially for a place we stumbled into without planning or having a reservation. We had pasta and pizza after soups and salads. I really enjoyed the elevated view, the large open kitchen, the cabernet, and the pace of the meal. Service was...More

Thank markusl778
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I visited Il Fornaio recently with some business colleagues. The food and wine here really are great. I opted for the seafood spaghetti, which we had with some very good red wine. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive. I would...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We had made a reservation for 9pm as TripAdvisor states they close at 10pm but beware they actually close at 9pm. I called & they were nice enough to honor our reservation considering we were from out of town. Everything we ordered was delicious and...More

Thank Arnali6
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

The setting and view are the stars, but the food is excellent Italian fare, albeit predictable crowd favorites. Service was good. Prices were reasonable for upscale Italian dining, especially with a view. Good choice for a date night or even a business dinner. The veal...More

Thank LegalEyeDallasTexas
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We went there for lunch sat outside on the plaza the weather was beautiful server was attentive the food was tasty.

Thank Revile
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I moved to Del Mar last year and now live a short walk from this beautiful restaurant. The views, the patio, the fire pits and the outdoor seating are amazing. Too bad the service, food and value can’t live up to the location. After two...More

1  Thank Delmartian2
Reviewed 10 February 2018

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 1 February 2018

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 29 January 2018

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 29 January 2018 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
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
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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