Il Fornaio - Del Mar
Il Fornaio is the perfect way to end a wonderful day at the races. Gorgeous view, excellent service and phenomenal dishes- this is our top choice in Del Mar. Crispy calamari and fresh carpaccio as starters followed by amazing pasta and fresh fish choices were our tables selections. Our party of 15 was treated like royalty! Will definitely visit again on our next race day.
This place is amazing!! The linguine with seafood is to die for. It's also a beautiful place with a view! I come Everytime I'm in San diego.
The service was excellent and the food was perfectly cooked and prepared. Highly recommend for semi-casual night out!
Great location, always good food!
Very pleasant and rewarding. Excellent food and prompt and attentive service as I have always experienced at this particular venue for years!
Nice ambience, beautiful bar, Food is good fairly priced.
Service was impeccable and their regional menu which changes every month is like visiting a new restaurant every time.
I love this place! I've been here several times. The food is always outstanding. Always different, always unique. My friends and I sat by the window and watched the sunset over the ocean. Beautiful! We had a wonderful evening.
A great local option for Italian. Good setting, close to lots of things, and the veal was done perfectly. Kid friendly, beach friendly, but with a flair for the overdressed too. Will go back often.
Excellent food and great service. My only gripe is that parking validation should be valid for 3 hours rather than 2..
47th wedding anniversary
Had not been in over a year. We used to be frequent diners but the bread became somerhing they outsourced. Now that t appears it is back in house and almost as good as it had been. The meals were from the Passport menu and were unique and delicious. Jumbo shrimp with garlic red pepper pasta and gnocchi with lamb ragu. They also offered free corkage for this week. Great flavor, value and service once again.
Food quality has gone down the drain! And overpriced. Calimari didn't taste fresh and batter gave no flavor and strange consistency. Seafood pasta was loaded with tomatoes and flavorless. Service at table was okay except one of our water glasses had no ice and had to call another waiter to pick up our credit card for payment. Waiter did not ask if we liked our meal - answer would have been "no." For hosting, no one asked if we needed a parking voucher and no one said goodbye as we exited the restaurant.
Great service, great food, beautiful view. What more do you need?
Love the location, the crew is very easy to work with. Pleasant atmosphere. Beautiful views. Delicious beer, food and salad🏅
Il Fornaio never disappoints! We were seated immediately by a lovely young lady who remembered my comments in the reservation. We were celebrating the end of the school year (Janna is a high school teacher), turns out her Mom is a teacher too.
Clyde was our server and he was on top of his game! He made excellent suggestions for dinner and working with his team made sure are drinks were always topped off.
Great ambience, great service and excellent food! Thank Chef for a wonderful meal!
Delicious and heart warming.
Delicious as always
Dinner and service was great. It was a little to loud inside. I had a hard time talking with my friends
please change your regular menu!
please put some of your wonderful regional selections on the regular menu!!!
Nice to be able to get a reservation within two hours notice in Del Mar on a Saturday evening.
Food was decent (not outstanding). Very quick service. In and out in less than an hour.
How can Del Mar’s Il Fornaio be so good and the one in Burlingame so bad? It is a mystery. This one, in Del Mar, has a fire bar, which is a long bar overlooking the ocean that has fire running all along the back of it. Perfect for evening when it’s a little colder, but you still want to sit outside. It’s also incredibly impressive looking. The staff was wonderful. Great Cosmos, fantastic pizza, good salad. Everyone enjoyed their food. And this restaurant is in the beautiful Del Mar plaza, which is the nicest open air mall I’ve ever seen.
The restaurant is very well-managed with courteous and attentive wait staff. Food is excellently presented and prepared. When you order off the monthly regional menu it’s like going to a new restaurant every month.
Lunch with my girlfriends. Great food and our server Juan is awesome. Thank you for a nice experience.
We had a party of six for a post- graduation ceremony dinner. We were seated right away on the covered patio. The food arrived quickly and was very good. There were a couple other groups celebrating a birthday that made it very loud on the patio.
Great food, service and view as always. Been a fan since it opened and remain a fan.
Best Italian food
Fantastic food, views, ambiance, service. Thank you!
My mixed grill seafood dinner was under cooked cauliflower was hard as raw but barely warmed didn't eat it
Squid was under cooked and rubber like
Food not up to par based on my previous (many) diners at Il Fornaio. Pasta (tagliatelle) not as tasty and fairly blah Bolognese. Caesar salad fresh and crisp but tasted no where near what a Caesar should taste like.
Desert great as usual.
There are simply no words that would do Il Fornaio justice. The food is just incredible and service impeccable, our server [Allen] I believe was a picture of how all servers should work with their customers. We were there celebrating a birthday, and couldn't have chosen a more perfect place.
Thanks to all at Il Fornaio Del Mar.
Simply the best!!
I've been to 5 of their locations and all are high on the list.
Food terrific as usual
We love Il Fornaio and are regulars
Mom’s day, the food was bad
Mother’s Day was lovely between the beautiful view, amazing food and spectacular service. We will return!
As usual, the overall experience was superb. The service level is far above that of many local restaurants. The menu choices are all interesting and whatever you select is top notch in taste and presentation. Wine and spirit choices are varied and the deserts are to die for. Our favorite is the tiramisu.
Top notch restaurant for Italian food. I am a local and quite picky. This is an impressive San Diego restaurant. The waiter service truly understands customer service.
Always a safe bet for dinner. Can be crowded and loud, but a Del Mar dinner sunset negates all.
Horrible, slow service. Food came out unacceptably late including the bread. Argumentative manager upon complaining. Used to love this place & have been here many times (mainly for special occasions) but the long wait for food & the attitude of the the staff are making iL Fornaio Del Mar go out of business quickly. My family and I will never come back. The worse part was that also the food was off point for the first time ever. Don’t recommend this place anymore.
Amazing food, view and service! What more could you ask for?
Great food and great staff and love the location.
Mgr Alan was great as was our server Kassie.
We did miss server Juan not being there tho...we always try to go when he is there.