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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (33 reviews)
“carpaccio” (7 reviews)
“cannoli” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1555 Camino Del Mar, Ste 301, Del Mar, CA 92014-2401
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Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother and his wife took us to dinner here when we visited them. A great choice. It could be a little hard to find the first time, and it was out first time. The restaurant is on the second level of a commercial plaza....More

Thank grandpere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Linguine with clams is a must!! Beautiful view of the water. Service is too botch. Fresh ingredients. This is a restaurant we have been coming back to for years. My son loves the pizza.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The venue is pleasant, both indoors and on the large, covered, outdoor patio. The view is of the beach, that is a couple of blocks away. The Pasta is homemade and delicious. Everything is carefully prepared. My only problem is that some of my food...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

There were so many wonderful Italian choices on the menu, and being the true pizza connoisseur that I am, the thin crispy crust Vegetarian Pizza with artichokes and other yummy vegetables were the delight of the evening. Megan, our server did a great job recommending...More

Thank Dancinkwn
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Personally I loved the environment, the view, and the food had a great taste. We went with the family and order pizza and pasta, very traditional, but loved the authentic taste.

Thank Valeria R
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We gathered for my husband's birthday and had a lovely table for 6 on the outdoor patio area that is now much more useable all year since there are heaters and protective coverings when needed re cool weather. We enjoyed some shared appetizers at the...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Three of us came to dinner here on a weekday night and we all enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. We had no reservation but were seated immediately by a window overlooking the ocean in the distance. The sunset proved to be absolutely magnificent and...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Sharing feedback on my experience working with them for an event we held. The planning started a year ago when another person was my contact. I was so impressed by her that I said "Before we agree to having our event with you, can you...More

Thank Candice R
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We went for a Birthday Celebration. The food was cold and lacked flavor. The Pasta lacked sauce and bacon with no distant taste. The Pizza they brought out was almost all crust no sauce hardly any cheese. The chicken in mushroom sauce had very little...More

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