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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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530 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(530 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 530 reviews
5 stars
(249)
4 stars
(188)
3 stars
(57)
2 stars
(24)
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 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Il Fornaio - Del Mar Reviews List
Review 1 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/29/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2016
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 4/29/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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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 4/30/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2011
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Review 3 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/26/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2014
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion
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Review 4 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Vacation

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I heard of this restaurant by recommendation as I am from out of state. Wife and I were celebrating 10 yr anniversary. The food and service was excellent! We also enjoyed the outdoor patio area with a view of the ocean and sunset. I will be recommending this restaurant for anyone traveling to San Diego area!"
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2014
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Review 6 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

My son said it was the best pizza he ever had!!

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Our meal was fantastic and the waiter was helpful and friendly. Food was served hot and quick on a busy Friday night"
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 7 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2006
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Review 8 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 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 4/16/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 9 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/15/2016
 2005
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2005
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Review 10 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2008
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Review 11 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
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/11/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/13/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Food was outstanding!"
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2009
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Review 13 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/10/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 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 4/10/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 14 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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2003
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/08/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2011
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 16 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
"I appreciate that they have a separate gluten-free menu! And there was plenty for me to eat as a vegan as well."
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2012
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Review 17 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/06/2016
 2014
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Review 18 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 4/03/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2006
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Review 20 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Amazing Sunset and food

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Food and view were amazing!
great options for portions also so you don't have to stuff yourself
Recommend the Pennoni Alla Vodka"
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, notable wine list, 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

Dined on 3/26/2016
 2008
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Review 22 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/01/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 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 4/01/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 23 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/01/2016
 2006
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Review 24 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Easter menu was so limited.

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2015
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"We were all disappointed at the food and service. We felt like this was a mistake. I guess maybe it's good for pizza, the pasta dishes were limited. Being Italian, I would never recommend this restaurant."
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2015
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 25 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 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 3/27/2016
 2011
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Review 26 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2015
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 3/27/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 27 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2009
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 28 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 3/27/2016
 2005
Special Features: special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 29 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2010
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Review 30 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Always enjoy our meal/visit at Il Fornaio!

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Great way to spend Easter Sunday! Continues to be our #1 Choice of destination restaurants."
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 31 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

It's always a special occasion at il fornaio

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Dined on 3/26/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 32 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/26/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2013
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Review 33 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/25/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2016
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 3/25/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view
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Review 34 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/26/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Very Nice Italian Restaurant with Ocean View"
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2016
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Review 35 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/26/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2008
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Review 36 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 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 3/22/2016
 2007
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Review 37 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/21/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/21/2016
 2016
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 3/21/2016
 2016
Special Features: hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 38 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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 3/20/2016
 2008
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 39 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 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 3/20/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 40 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2015
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 41 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/11/2016
 2010
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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 3/18/2016
 2007
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Overall average experience."
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2007
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Review 43 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2010
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Review 44 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Hit or miss

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Dining at Il Fornaio can be very pleasurable, but it can also be very disappointing, and this seems true for every location we've visited (Coronado, Del Mar, Irvine and Beverly Hills). It also seems true whether the restaurant is very busy or not. Even the quality of the same dish can vary considerably. On the last occasion we dined, I ordered the "taste" of the regional specialty (Liguria) and really enjoyed each of the three dishes. But my dining partner had the linguine mare chiaro and found it terrible. At our Thanksgiving dinner, neither of us enjoyed what we ordered, but some of our dining companions did. On an occasion prior to that (about 3 months earlier), our food was delicious. We're not sure what to make of this hit or miss. The same problem occurs with the service. The last time we dined the service was average, but on other occasions it was outstanding. When it's good, it's very good, but when it's bad..."
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2005
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Review 45 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent location, food and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/11/2016
 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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We really enjoyed this restaurant on a recent vacation in Del Mar. When the weather permits, outdoor dining with a view of the coast is exceptional.
The food is excellent and the service was very good.
This restaurant is definitely on our list, next time in Del Mar."
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 46 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2010
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/07/2015
 2010
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Review 47 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/08/2016
 2006
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Review 48 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/06/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/06/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 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 3/06/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 49 for Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/08/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/08/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/08/2016
 2009
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Review 50 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
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2009
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