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Ocean Avenue at Monte Verde Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

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Step inside Il Fornaio and take an award-winning culinary journey through Italy. Specialties include house made pastas, wood-fired pizza, grilled fish, authentic risotto, and rotisserie meats. Using the freshest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques, each Il Fornaio offers a wide variety of premium-quality Italian food paired with great wines and cocktails. Il Fornaio’s ideals are best demonstrated by Festa Regionale, our monthly exploration of the food and wine of the different regions of Italy. This passion for authenticity has been fostered for almost 20 years. With an event coordinator on site to handle all of your needs, Il Fornaio is the perfect location for special events and business functions. Repeat recipient of Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence”.

Established in 1972 in Italy as a baking school, Il Fornaio is renowned for its adherence to Italian cooking tradition and techniques. In 2013, Il Fornaio was certified Authentic Italian and awarded the “Marchio Ospitalita” by the Italian government, confirming that Il Fornaio is the best authentic Italian dining experience outside of Italy!

Il Fornaio Carmel offers elegant private and semi-private dining space along with a wide range of specialized menus and services to match our authentic, award-winning Italian cuisine. Our experienced staff will work closely with you to create a memorable event for you and your guests. To learn more about our full service event planning and how we can help you create the perfect celebration to match your budget and group size, please click the ” Request More Info Here” button above.

Il Fornaio of Carmel offers pick-up and delivery catering services. To place a catering order or to receive more information about our catering and private dining event options, please contact our on-site Event Coordinator. For catering orders within the next 24 hours, please contact the restaurant directly to ensure that we can meet your off-site dining needs.