Il Fornaio Pine Inn Il Fornaio

Il Fornaio Menu

Pine Inn
Ocean Ave. (Monte Verde St.)
Carmel by the Sea, CA 93921
Cuisine: Italian
Stick to the bakery items and specials from the wood-burning oven and rotisserie.
Openings: Breakfast Mon.-Fri., Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.


Il Fornaio Restaurant Review:

Sure, there’s no better place in town to enjoy a morning pastry or lovely panmarino than in this airy rotunda. The atmosphere is inviting, as it is at most locations of the Il Fornaio chain. The pizza menu has a lot of interesting choices, including the Cristina with its Grana Padana, prosciutto, arugula, mushrooms, mozzarella and white truffle oil. Skip the bland vegetable soup. Stick with wood-fired rotisserie specials such as petto di pollo al pepperoncino (grilled marinated chicken with a spicy sauce) or the tagliata Chianina (grilled beef tenderloin). From season to season, the menu reads much the same: static except for desserts. Another reason people come here: Who can resist the appeal of free focaccia and other doughy treats at happy hour --- or any hour?

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