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“Buzzing and tasty”
Review of Il Fornaio

Il Fornaio
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Ranked #38 of 152 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: 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. Reservation Confirmation Message: Thank you for choosing Il Fornaio - Carmel. Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you Grazie e Ciao
Reviewed 30 August 2014

If you like authentic Italian food in a lively atmosphere, this is the place to go. We liked the fact that you can order a small or regular size pasta dish. Staff was on the ball, despite the large crowd. Prices were very reasonable given the location and quality of the food.

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Thank CatharinaMJ
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John R, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate your compliments and look forward to you next visit. Ciao! Linda, manager

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Big restaurant in Carmel, good food , nice deck outside for smelling the sea breeze and having a drink . Held Class Reunion there . Nice spot for that , one downside is very limited parking.

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Thank H0lly1956
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John R, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2014

Thank you!
ciao,
Linda

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

was loud and exciting good food, fun and very attentive staff, we highly recommend the margarita pizza

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Great upscale and inventive Italian food. Plenty of choices for vegetarians. Reasonable prices considering the quality of the food. Staff was friendly and helpful as well.

Thank J M
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John R, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Thank you - for coming and for sharing your great experience. We hope we will have more opportunities to take great care of you. All the best to you,
Linda

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We had a group dinner for about 30 people - Restaurant table wine was surprisingly good. Every one loved the food. I had Beef tenderloin grilled rare and sliced; topped with balsamic vinegar and green peppercorn sauce and served with sautéed organic spinach and roasted yukon gold potatoes and meat tender and cooked perfect. Has nice patio if you want to eat outside. Would recommend to a person visiting.

Thank David P
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John R, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Thank you! I'm so glad your group was happy here. We hope we have the opportunity to do it again. Thanks much,
Linda

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