One of the Best
Just off 5th Avenue and off the charts. This restaurant has innovative, yummy Italian food. Try the drunken cheese. The wait staff is attentive but not overbearing.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Bice several
We have been to Bice several times and each time has become better than the last. The service, food, and atmosphere are outstanding! It was our wedding anniversary and they treated us amazingly. Our server was attentive but not over bearing and provided wonderful service. The food was outstanding and we'll definitely be back again!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took an out-of-town guest to BICE the other night, and we were very pleased with the food, the service and the ambiance. Our waiter was very patient with us, as it took nearly 40 minutes before we even ordered any food....just drinking cocktails to start. My guest is a vegetarian, and does not eat cheese [wish I'd known that before we sat down!] yet he had the kale & farro salad, and then the pasta special of strozzapreti with mushrooms but hold the smoked mozzarella cheese. He raved about this meal! I had the brussel sprouts salad and the meat lasagna and it was done to perfection the way I like it...crusty on top, and not swimming in sauce. Definitely one of San Diego's best Italian restaurants.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, too much twist though
Food & service is excellent but everything has too much twist, would rather have more straight forward dishes.
My husband ordered veal cutlet, put too much toppings (sauces, veggies). Kind of waste as good cutlet itself was nice and crispy;
sauce made them soggy. Great bread.
Service was excellent and good price for the type of the restaurant but there's no kids menu (I went with two kids age 6 &8).
They treated us very nice with kids though. Mostly couple dining. Good location.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Service as Always
We dine here often. We have never been dissapointed. The food is incredible and the service is impeccable. Thank you for another great dining experience.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A culinary festival
I have never gone wrong with an meal at Bice. The cheese plate is a great start to a culinary adventure. The Mediteranean Sea bass is outstanding. Service is excellent. My only complaint would be the noise level, which makes conversation a little bit difficult but the food is absolutely outstanding.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb Culinary Experience
From the greeting at the door to the spectacular dessert, BiCE was extraordinary in every way. We celebrated our wedding anniversary there and I would recommend it for any romantic occasion, but we will return with friends and clients since the experience was superb and both the ambiance and fare sure to impress. The service was expert and sophisticated but not in the least snobby. The chef continued to amaze and delight us from the savory tomato marmalade and unparalleled cheese bar to his new creation, a veal entree topped with crab meat, which was unusual and exquisite. Also loved the sea scallops in a delicate sauce. We have hardly stopped talking about this amazing evening at BiCE!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed it.
My wife and I had a great time. The waiter was amazing and was very helpful. He guided us to an wonderful root salad that I would never have picked out myself. I was able to make my own dish not on the menu. Gnocchi with tomato sauce. I have tasted gnocchi all over and grew up going to a restaurant with the best. This was better! Overall a great experience.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful food, wonderful service.
The sea bass was cooked perfectly. I would have rated food as outstanding, however, my husband's pork was a little overdone-dry and he only LIKED the endive salad. The rest of the plates were terrific. We had excellent appetizers. I loved my ahi tuna starter. could have done without the 2 slices of bread, (it was a stack) 1was enough so as not to smother the delicate flavors. Otherwise, all was fab. Wines: choice was extensive. Prices a bit high on many wines, but hey, look where you are. The cheese plate! We love a good cheese plate as our last offering. And, nice that it wasn't like most places..you know; brie, white cheddar, blue cheese or parm. It was the real deal. There is nothing here that reduces the noise level..too bad.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing cheese menu, accompanied by jams, honey, fresh bread etc. Fantastic food and knowledgable, passionate staff. Cant wait to go again.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
From the friendly staff to comfortable ambiance to great food, this was a great dining experience. Waitstaff was very attentive, manager was very friendly. Highly recommend.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
One word, outstanding. Cheese
One word, outstanding. Cheese bar, I could go every night.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over the top service!
There is just nothing like having exquisite service. The staff at Bice are amazing and I do mean the entire staff. From the moment we walked in the door through leaving and having the restaurant manager help me with my jacket, the service was excellent.
Now for the food: So great! The cheese bar: Great! The appetizer: Great! We had two people on diets and both received a nice entree suited to their needs. The other two of us enjoyed menu entrees that included pasta and all was wonderful.
A wonderful dining experience and one that I look forward to having again soon.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed some innovative
We enjoyed some innovative dishes and an inspired selection of prosciutto and five cheeses
8/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
We visited Bice on a recommendation from a friend - and wow... we were NOT disappointed! The Cheese bar is not a gimmick - it's amazing, and really helped set the tone for our meal. The waitstaff were attentive to the pace of our meal, and we never felt rushed. The food was amazing, and try to save room for dessert - it was great! Thank you to our waiter, and the team at Bice. It really put a great bookend on our trip to San Diego.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The cheese and meats bar was
The cheese and meats bar was exquisite - one of the highlights of our dinner
9/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
BICE had a nice touch
great service, authentic italians everywhere, fantastic fresh food. Could not ask for better
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful evening
From start to finish we had an excellent meal and a wonderful evening. We shall return
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bice is nice----noise level is not
We had a wonderful dinner at Bice. The service was exceptional. Stefano was very attentive and everybody else that served at our table. We loved the cheese selections and wine list. The only problem is that it is a noisy restaurant. It was a Saturday night and looked full to capacity, so with that many people it is probably unavoidable. The restaurant is very chic, so dress up a little and enjoy it!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Bice during restaurant week, yet decided to eat from their regular menu. We were able to choose from a good selection of appetizers, primi piatti and secondi piatti. We like to try food that is unique, something that we had not prepared at home and were so happy we chose the selections we did. The service was impeccable, the wine list was good, especially with Italian wines, and the owner/manager came around several times to ensure we were pleased with our selections. We will definitely return to Bice (pronounced Bee-chay, a nickname for Beatrice).
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
San Diego restaurant week
We live near this restaurant and tried to get in once before without a reservation, with no luck. This time I made a reservation and we both tried the prix fixe Restaurant Week menu. It is far from the usual Italian fare. I thought every course was inventive and delicious. Make a reservation and check it out!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm new to San Diego so I treated some dear friends to dinner at Bice as a thank you for helping me so much during my move. We had a fantastic dinner, wonderful service and a great time. To my ears it was noisy when we first sat down but I became accustomed to it pretty quickly. We didn't have any difficulty holding a conversation. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
falling in love all over again
The first time my boyfriend and I came to BICE was for Valentiine's Day 2011. We had such a great experience that we have come back a couple of times. This time around we came back on a special occasion – rare romantic dinner date since we had our baby one year ago. We made the right choice in restaurant. The food was delicious, the wine paring was great, and desserts were unique and beautifully presented. We will come back to BICE any time we get a chance. Thank you BICE for making our night-out so special.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I have dined at Bice a few times now and each visit has topped the one before. The menu is great and well executed.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food and service
Had a great time during restaurant week, fantastic food and service. May and cheese bar was particularly noteworthy. It is quite loud and the tables for 2 are quite close together.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Bice fior dinner, but ended up just eating happy hour appetizers. All the happy hour food was very good, and you cannot go wrong at $5 a plate and $5 drinks! Definitely going back!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed BiCE...once again! Be sure to get a cheese sampler.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I had a special occasion and we picked the right place. Service was great (Alafio was the waiter). Food was right from Italy; everything tasted like it was homemade. We weren't pressured to leave our seats. Great overall evening. Got to try the Coconut panna cotta.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visited to celebrate our anniversary based upon a recommendation from a friend. We had a nice single table that was in a corner, but the noise level still made it very difficult to converse across the table. We found the atmosphere to be cold, contemporary, and not very romantic. The food was enjoyable although the spaghetti had far too much red pepper to eat. The service was impeccable and the Cheese Bar was outstanding.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
SAN DIEGO'S BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT
This is our favorite San Diego italian restaurant. We've always had terrific food
and service. Beautiful dining room with white tablecloths.
9/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food great service
I enjoyed dining at BICE for my wedding anniversary. The service and food was EXCEPTIONAL !!!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great All Around
My wife and I had a terrific meal. Service was excellent and the prices very fair for the quality.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Innovative combination of
Innovative combination of ingredients in several of the dishes; friendly service, octopus salad, halibut dishes excellent
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
BEST BANG FOR YOUR DOLLAR
Most bang for your dollar at BICE! It is not cheap but is our favorite restaurant! We visit a few times a year. Anything they serve has been well thought and carefully prepared. And a delicious custom international cheese bar. The service is excellent without being pretentious and on par with any high end resraurant. We have visited all the high end establishments in San Diego over the years for various occasions. Bice is by far the best; food wise, service wise, and for classy ambiance.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unbelievable food - had the kale salad, Chilean sea bass and chocolate dessert (husband had the pumpkin dessert). All was wonderful. They had a three course prefix for $40 with lots of entree choices. (Had the upgrade for an extra $10). Seems a little expensive, but definately worth it. Great bread and extensive wine list . The service was impeccable. The noise level a little loud, but the scene had a lot of energy and enjoyed talking with fellow diners about their food choices, etc. will definately go there again. Loved the whole experience. A gem in the Gaslight district.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian food with an eclectic menu. Great service with a fantastic meal. The cheese and salami bar is a must try. But when you are spending that kind of dough on dinner, you want perfection so - 3 things to make the experience better; $20 for valet is a bit ridiculous, they need to decanter the wine and the noise level needs to be addressed. Maybe have dividers or put in booths or something. As a large, open and high ceiling room - and on a busy Friday night my wife and I could barely hear each other over the roar of the room.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best in San Diego!
Dinner at Bice this past week was a real treat! Excellent food and perfect amount of service from the waiters and bus boys. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion! We felt the valet parking service was a bit pricey, so we cruised around until we found a parking spot within close range of the restaurant. The noise level increased as the restaurant filled up, which it did, and this was on a Tuesday night! Looking forward to dining at Bice again!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and service
We had a memorable dinner at Bice. We decided on a chees plate for our appetizer and the waiter was very helpful suggesting cheeses to include. All were wonderful! Entrees were great, but our side dish of gnocchi was to die for! Heavenly! Would definitely go back.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant overall was awesome! Great service, food and atomosphere!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
An outstanding meal and impeccable service made this special evening a memorable one. The meats and cheeses from the cheese bar were incredible and the meal that followed divine. Thank you!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
OH MY LORD!!!
BICE is simply fabulous! It was our final nite in San Diego and by far the best meal. We had previously done Seersucker and Donovan's. Both were great but nothing like BICE! Filippo was our waiter and was amazing. This is an upscale Italian restaurant run by Italians. We heard Italian being spoken at tables around us so you know it was authentic. Try the rigatoni with mascarpone. Great!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Bice is our favorite San Diego italian restaurant. We especially like the gnocchi with salmon,
mushroom soup and sea bass. They gave us a wonderful complimentary tiramisu dessert
for my birthday. We love the elegant romantic interior and very attentive service.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The ultimate in fine service!
Paolo and Stefano provided us with the ultimate in fine service! And the fish special was magnificent.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cheeses, Cheeses, Cheeses!
Bice is known for their remarkable cheese bar - and rightly so! It never fails to bring the most outstanding artisan cheeses, served by a top-notch and knowledgeable staff. My go-to place when visiting San Diego! I didn't think it could get any better, but the cheese plate this time around was PERFECTION! Thanks again, Bice, for a very enjoyable evening!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great pasta and the cheese
Great pasta and the cheese selections were very good
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Husband had the octopus salad,
Husband had the octopus salad, I had the chopped salad. Mine was unlike one I've had before, and would definitely order it again. The flavors of all incredients were wonderful. We each had the seabass and were impressed. Finished things off with the tiramisu in a coffee cup that was wonderful. We also did the 3 cheese sampler. The portion size is very small, so be prepared, but each one was very good.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Italian dining
The sfogliata di Parmagiano topping the porcini soup flavored with truffle oil is a meal in itself. We enjoyed the three interesting bread-type items in the basket, including a crisp, peppery crackerlike munchie. I wouldn't combine truffle oiled butter in the same dish with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, but am not complaining. The branzino and tortellini were outstanding and the burrata with fava puree and nice whole beans accompanied by arugula in an agrodolce dressing delicious. My Prosecco and glass of the house Pinot Grigio were excellent, and the grappa di Moscato recommended to accompany the caffe latte budino also excellent. Service was prompt. Next time we must try a cheese plate!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our waiter was fantastic and very knowledgeable about the wine list...helping us find the perfect Italian wine to drink! The food was very good...soup could have been a little warmer but those that had the kale salad loved it...the dressing had just the perfect acidity. Very enjoyable evening!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The cheese bar is absolutely wonderful. The staff is very friendly and the food is great. I plan bringing family and friends here when they come to visit.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had not been to Bice in
We had not been to Bice in awhile and decided to go for Thanksgiving dinner. Well, everything was perfect.
Beautiful room, beautiful people, beautiful food. It is so rare now to go to a an elegant restaurant with tablecloths and surroundings.
Bice tics every box and we will go more often. Thank you to Marco, Paolo and Filippo for a memorable experience.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM