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Il Fornaio - Del Mar

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. 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. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007.
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424 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(424 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 424 reviews
5 stars
(194)
4 stars
(151)
3 stars
(48)
2 stars
(19)
1 star
(12)
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • scenic view(266)
  • great for outdoor dining(214)
  • special occasion(171)
  • good for groups(161)
  • romantic(129)
  • fit for foodies(128)
Il Fornaio - Del Mar Reviews List
Review 1 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2008
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Review 2 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/01/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2011
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 3 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Review 4 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/01/2016
 2004
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2004
Special Features: great for lunch, scenic view
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Review 5 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
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Review 7 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We have dined here several times in the past
Very disappointed this time
Poor inattentive service
No tablecloth
Very noisy
Food fair
Calamari was horrible
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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
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Review 8 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 9 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, kid-friendly
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Review 10 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Special Features: scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 11 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Poor service

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"There were a few large parties that night which is no excuse for our service to be horrible. Neither the waiter nor anyone else checked on us after delivering our food. My chicken was too dry. My friend asked for more marinara and was charged $1.95 on the bill, and was not informed of it ahead. We had 6 ladies in our party and none of us will return."
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 13 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/27/2016
 2007
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Review 14 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Excellent Service and Scenic View.

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The food is very simple, it tries to be Italian but too far from the flavor; however is the same at all the other locations. The really good about this one is the actual view and the excellent service that they had."
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2011
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 15 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 16 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
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Review 17 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 19 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/24/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 22 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 24 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good service. Bland Food. Poor value.

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Service was good. Portion was big. Food is bland, including the olive oil. Don't know how they manage to produce such a tasteless food one dish after another. For the price, the nearby Pacific Del Mar offers much better value."
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2010
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 25 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Restaurant week

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We had an enjoyable restaurant week dinner and it was a good value. Our waiter was pleasant and professional.
Our one quibble was that the hostess initially took us to a table on the porch right beside a the prep table and overlooking the parking entrance -- even though numerous better tables were available. We requested and got a better table, but we shouldn't have had to ask. We had a reservation and the restaurant never got crowded.
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Dined on 1/20/2016
 2013
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Review 27 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Product is consistent, always great service

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I have always enjoyed this restaurant. It has a great view, the service is always spot on, and the food is always very consistent. It was a very quite day in the restaurant but they still stayed on top of there game."
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch, scenic view
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Review 28 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
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Review 29 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2013
Special Features: scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 30 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food was excellent

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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Food, service, and drinks were excellent. Try the veal, they're there all night."
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2009
Special Features: hot spot, special occasion
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Review 31 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

It is a nice place withe good Italyan food

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Dined on 1/14/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 32 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
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Review 33 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 1/11/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2007
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Review 34 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view
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Review 35 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

iL Fornaio w/Friends

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The ambiance and food was great, and it was a great evening with wonderful friends!"
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2014
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2008
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 37 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/01/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 38 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Noisy but good food

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The outdoor patio was just crazy noisy. The tile floor help project sound so we spent evening shouting at each other. Food good, would have been nice to know a special menu was on for New Years' eve."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 39 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Overpriced and poor quality

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"I got the surf and turf filet- my only did they not ask how I wanted the filet cooked, it came overdone and tough. They ran out of lobster on this dish and substituted shrimp for the same price. Very disappointed."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view
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Review 40 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

The food was delicious. Service was amazing.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Review 41 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 42 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 43 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Service is not like what it used to be 5-8 years ago. Food quality is not as good either."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
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Review 44 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 45 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/30/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 46 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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Review 47 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Tradition

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Our family dines here every Christmas Eve as well as many other occasions. It has become our favorite family restaurant."
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 48 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Always reliable and food is great. Cannot beat the view."
Dined on 8/05/2015
 2006
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Review 49 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2009
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 50 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/24/2015
 2010
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