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Il Fornaio - Carmel

Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. Located in downtown Carmel, Il Fornaio offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007 wine list. Enjoy wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; house made and imported pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and house made soups; antipasti and a wide variety of desserts made daily from scratch.
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448 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
(448 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 448 reviews
5 stars
(187)
4 stars
(164)
3 stars
(57)
2 stars
(25)
1 star
(15)
Food 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Service 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • special occasion(155)
  • good for groups(146)
  • fit for foodies(139)
  • neighborhood gem(129)
  • great for lunch(119)
  • romantic(93)
Il Fornaio - Carmel Reviews List
Review 1 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2009
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2009
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Review 2 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/05/2016
 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 2/05/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 3 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

My best italian restaurant

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 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 love the pizzas and it's a must to see them baking in the special "oven" and we appreciate the pasta too. A very good address to go with friends, kids ..."
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 4 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2010
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Food was not tasty at all. We were very disappointed with the seafood stuffed ravioli and pasta with chicken."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2010
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Review 5 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2009
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Review 6 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 10/11/2015
 2011
Dined on 10/11/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/11/2015
 2011
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Review 7 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wonderful Friendly Service And Very Good Food

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2003
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2003
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
"The team at the Il Fornaio Carmel were so gracious and accommodating. We arrived on a rainy evening early for our reservation. We asked to have a drink in an area for special dinners. The hosts were more than happy to seat us in this area and our waiter was very quick to come over and take our order and place it before happy hour ended. I talked to the hosts and said we would be ready to move to our table soon and they were happy to hold the table while we finished our pre-dinner appetizers. This is wonderful service and often hard to find these days because of the perceived need by some to rush through life and move on to the next task. I am so glad that the Il Fornaio Carmel team were so good to us and we, in turn, gave a larger gratuity. We will definitely return !"
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 8 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/24/2016
 2010
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Review 9 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Good Choice

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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Food was delicious and the portions were adequate to generous."
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2014
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/19/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2012
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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 11 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2001
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

A place to be energized

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"As usual, this restaurant provides consistently good food. Not exceptional, but really very good. The service was attentive, particularly friendly. The water server was exceptional with a smile and a quick notice of the table's needs.
I had a salad and raviolis. I opted for the smaller portion but the waiter convinced me I wanted the larger portion. I left some. It was too large for me. I wanted room for one of the wonderful deserts.
The energy in this restaurant is a pleasure in itself. Since we were on vacation this is especially welcomed."
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Vibrant!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"A great restaurant with a really vibrant atmosphere. The set menu with the x3 Italian wine pairings was fun too."
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 14 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

What's not to like !!

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 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 have been visiting Il Fornaio in Carmel for years. We enjoy continental breakfast and coffee in their circular coffee bar room, lunch and dinner in their beautiful dining room, or outside on their deck on warm days. The service, food and wine are consistently very good. What's not to like !"
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 15 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/15/2016
 2009
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Review 16 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Our lunch was great but we went during a slow time

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 17 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2005
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 1/16/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
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 1/09/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 19 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

only 1 disappointment

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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We went there for my birthday celebration - not late either. Apparently they had had a big party. Restaurant was emptly & they let all the servers go home except one. Service was still great by Carmielo. But when it was time for dessert - no choc. cake, no daark choc. ice cream... and not even 1 biscotti left. ... That ain't fair to do to someone on her birthday!!
Everything was great otherwise.
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Dined on 1/14/2016
 2007
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Review 20 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

usual great time & great food

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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2007
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Review 21 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
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
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
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Review 22 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/01/2016
 2006
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Review 23 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
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
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2004
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Review 24 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/09/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2016
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 1/09/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 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 1/09/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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Review 26 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/10/2016
 2015
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Review 27 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/05/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/05/2016
 2010
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 1/05/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/09/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2011
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Review 29 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/04/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/04/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/04/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/03/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2006
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 1/03/2016
 2006
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Review 31 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

carmel

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 12/14/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 33 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great place for a great time

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
""I loved this place. I definitely would return to try more dishes. We had some wine and appetizers at the bar to start our night. The hostess was kind from the moment we walked in. The server was very professional and very polite. Food was excellent. ""
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 34 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
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
Moderate
Moderate
"Eder, our server, did a great job. It was a busy night, but the service and the quality of the food were great. We would highly recommend the restaurant."
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2003
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Review 35 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
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
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 36 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
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 12/31/2015
 2001
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 37 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Special Holiday Place

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2012
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
"Another fabuluous holiday dinner at Il Fornaio. The staff was friendly, courteous, professional as always and greeted us as old friends. The drinks from the bar were exquisite. The lamb shanks were perfectly cooked and seasoned and tender. The only disappointment was the salad. It was described on the menu as a baked pear salad with seedless grapes. There was not a baked pear to be found! Otherwise a fabulous dinner."
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

New Year's Eve

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 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"The restaurant was packed. Not a space left either at the bar or the tables. The staff handled it very well and our waiter was patient and jovial. Had good recommendations and fulfilled a special order. Impressed!"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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Review 39 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

New Years Eve.

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"I went to for a New Years Eve special dinner. I ordered their beef and lobster special. Well my beef was great but my lobster was a two bite lobster and my bake potato was bare( I had to ask for sour cream and butter) really???. Service was extremely slow and they weren't that busy. Too bad really"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2006
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 40 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

overrated

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"The service was not great and food fair. Very loud!!!!!!!"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 41 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
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 12/31/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 42 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2009
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 12/25/2015
 2009
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Review 43 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
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
"Discovered Il Fornaio in Carmel a couple of years ago (we go to the one in Roseville mostly ) and this is lovely to add to our favorites."
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 44 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/30/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2013
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Review 45 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
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Review 46 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Poor Service

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"This restaurant is woefully understaffed. Our waiter rarely checked with us and served courses before we finished one course. The restaurant should focus on service and adequate staffing to match the price and caliber of the cuisine."
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2014
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 47 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/29/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/29/2015
 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 12/29/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Slow setvice

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"We arrived with a reservation and were told they were short staffed. After being seated it took such a long time for our e trees to arrive (50 minutes) that we left after eating appetizers."
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2008
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 49 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/26/2015
 2012
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Review 50 for Il Fornaio - Carmel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 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 12/28/2015
 2007
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