Sbicca - Del Mar
Sbicca - Del Mar

Sbicca - Del Mar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sbiccadelmar.com/
  • Phone: 8584811001x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm
    Breakfast and Lunch: Saturday and Sunday: 9am-3pm
    Dinner: 5pm nightly






    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm




    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 pm - 3:00 pm




    Dinner Nightly: 5:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ricardo Garcia
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The restaurant will design full service custom catering menus for your event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Sbicca in Del Mar is a perfect place for your personal or corporate event. Sbicca's unique charm and unique layout combined with its award winning cuisine will make all your parties memorable. We can customize your menu to work within your parameters. We have an extensive wine list and full bar.
  • Private Party Contact: amanda@sbiccadelmar.com 8584811001x
  • Special Events: Half priced wines Tuesdays and Thursdays. All wines on our Wine Spectator Award winning wine list. No corkage Mondays and Tuesdays
    Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4-6pm, Saturday & Sunday 3-5pm
    Discounted Bar Menu and drink specials on the front patio and bar areas

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Camino Del Mar
  • Public Transit: Camino Del Mar at 15th
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered parking under hotel across the street.
A word from Sbicca - Del Mar
San Diego's favorite "Neighborhood" restaurant. Located in beautiful, quaint Del Mar and winner of the "Gold Medallion Award" for Best Neighborhood Restaurant awarded by the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association. Dine up on the Ocean View deck and take in the blue pacific while enjoying our award winning cuisine or sit on our ocean view sidewalk cafe and sip on one of our Wine Spectator award winning wine list wines.
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Sbicca - Del Mar reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (53)neighborhood gem (42)scenic view (39)fit for foodies (29)special occasion (24)notable wine list (23)romantic (21)great for lunch (19)good for groups (16)great for brunch (14)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • BUT our friends were disappointed
    MizBVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    My husband and I have always enjoyed our selections, but our friends both ordered the halibut and felt the fish was past its prime. They are visiting from NY and were with us the very first time we went to Sbicca nearly 4 years ago. I'm sure they will not want to return here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great
    LJSDVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Love Sbicca - been coming here since it opened. Great food, good variety, great wine list. I like to sit upstairs for the ocean view but on the patio is nice as well. The pork prime rib is amazing (and plenty for leftovers).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For that special occasion.
    Cruzer
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Sbicca has always delivered the promise of a great experience in fine dinning. For the all times I have joined friends and to my special moments with loved ones. Sbicca is always a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I had friends in from LA and wanted to impress. The food and ambience was outstanding. With a smile from the hostess, scored an awesome table on the outside patio.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just okay.
    KMKPVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We had a group dinner at Sbicca. The patio looked nice. But since it was a group, they put us in the back back room so the ambiance was less than desired. The food was nothing to draw me back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • outstanding!
    MommaLee1
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We shared the shrimp appetizer with avocado cream and loved it. Hubby had the scallops with risotto, it was mild but delightful; I had the seared ahi with forbidden rice...best meal in the San Diego/LaJolla area!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner spot
    tea4two
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Sbicca is a wonderfully popular bistro for locals and visitors. The food is great, I like the double cut pork chop, from appies to dessert. Come early and enjoy a glass of wine or beer at the cozy bar. Great wine list and a full bar, including some local craft brews as well as the standards.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome
    Kristin
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    sweet and accommodating hotess, efficient server and great food
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All around fabulous!
    Kim5252
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Everything was spectacular, the service, food, and atmosphere! We had the crab cake appetizer to start with which was amazing. My husband had the Chilaquiles and I had the fish tacos-both were delicious. I also tried the Midnight Express (I think it was called) and have been wanting another ever since. It was an ice cold martini with vodka, Baileys, Kahlua, and a shot of espresso-Wow! The waitress was attentive at all the right times and the pacing of food arrival was perfect. We already have reservations to go back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Experience
    Harryo
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Service was great, view fantastic, and food very good (Sea Bass my wife had was a little dry). Would definitely recommend to other people.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinners
    BillB
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Sbicca is a wonderful find. The prices are good and the food is outstanding. We started with the watermelon salad and bacon wrapped shrimp. Dinner was Sea Bass and the Filet, both cooked to perfection. Our server, Rachel, was very helpful. This is a place we will come back to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration with the Fam
    Felix
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We were so hungry when we arrived, so we all ordered from the "starters" menu. The Korean lettuce wraps were scrumptious & there were 3 of them, decent size. I was pretty full after that, so opted for the lobster mac & cheese for dinner as well as tasting the others plates. We ordered 2 bottles of red: A Malbec & a Syrah which were both excellent. Sat on the front outdoor patio area & were able to see the sunset. For my birthday, I was able to choose a complimentary dessert & the brownie with ice cream was out of this world! Great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we had an early reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    we had an early reservation so the crowd noise was minimal. The dinner was excellent. We spent an hour prior to our reservation having drinks and the outdoor patio spot was crowded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overrated!
    SuzyVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I do not get why folks like this place? There is little room for seating inside. Alley-way, including the outdoor bathrooms I find tacky. Sitting in the aisle as newcomers walk by is insulting. The back room, however cozy, is too small for the noise level that breaks sound barriers with just one loud mouth guest. Sorry guys, but the food was awful. The fish was greasy and not presented well, the veggiest were practically raw. Had to return the green beans which crunched when I bit into them. They offered to bring back a new dish of them, which was nice of them. However, the new green beans were garlic laden and too large for even 3 people to eat. Sorry but will stay AWAY from this neighborhood "gem."
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WE ARE PREDJUDICED...
    PmsayreVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    in favor of Sbicca. Another lovely evening with great food, great service and an outstanding wine at half price on a Thursday evening. What's not to love? We will return again and again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Salad, Chardonnay and a view!
    beachmomma
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Met my husband here for a sunny luncheon out. Great table view of the ocean while enjoying wonderful salads and cold crisp chardonnay. Great service, and good vibe.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Has been one of our favorite restaurants in Del Ma but this time disappointing. This night the food was simply average . Fish course had to be sent back because over cooked. Promptly replaced. Perhaps because it was a Friday night they were simply overwhelmed and quality suffered. Is very noisy so have to talk loudly to be heard.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We only get to the San Diego
    BuntzVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    We only get to the San Diego area in the winter, but Sbicca is always on our list of places to dine. The food is always very good as is the "vibe." 1/2 price bottles of wine on Tuesdays and Thursdays are a bargain. It's nice when a place has been around a long time and maintains quality and service standards
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious scallops!
    Love2dineVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The scallops and sweet potato fries were amazing. Definitely recommend the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a pleasure
    leucadian
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We have returned to Sbicca many times and have always been impressed with their food and good service. Two challenges at Sbicca; 1) Parking in Del Mar is always a problem. 2) Seating and ambiance are "interesting" -- for as good as the restaurant is I wish that they had a little better ambiance. Each time you go the seating varies tremendously in the hodgepodge layout of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little disappointing...
    socaldiner
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Chose Sbicca for my 29th anniversary dinner having been there previously for business. Despite asking for a nice table to celebrate our anniversary, we ended up seated along a window/wall that is shared with the bar. Given this was Saturday night, we had people on the other side of the window eyeballing us and our food, and backsides of the bar patrons at our eye-level throughout. Not ideal...and not romantic. Food was just so-so. Highlight was the crabcake appetizer and the tomato salsa that is served with bread; lobster bisque had no lobster chunks or anything else - basically it was creamy tomato soup. Entrees were just ok; the ahi tuna was nice but overpowered by the black rice. Wine list is good not great - just an ok experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for a romantic dinner
    blueskysd
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Sbicca is one of my favorites for a romantic "date night" with my husband. We chose it for Valentine's day and they didn't disappoint. Great wine, outstanding food and impeccable service. Plus, they sat us right next to a fireplace for perfect ambience. We had the ahi appetizer, the lobster bisque (a must!), husband had the filet mignon and I had sea scallops (amazing!). For dessert we tried the chocolate chip bread pudding, which was rich and scrumptious. Plus, an excellent bottle of Merry Edwards wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new favorite in Del Mar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    After years of driving past Sbicca (and its predecessor, Kirby's), we decided to try them out for Valentines Day. GREAT CALL! We were greeted promptly at the hostess stand and shown to our reserved table under the heaters. From the wine to the appetizer, through our mouth-watering entrees (scallops to DIE for!), this was a great experience. Sbicca is close enough to the beach to be casual, yet with a menu worthy of a fine upscale restaurant in a downtown location. As I told Greg, our server, there was less on the menu I wasn't interested in than what I WAS interested in! Great variety.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the spot for Valentine's Day
    Howard
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was a meal booked for Valentine's Day 2014. We were seated inside the rear building where they had 3 tables very close together. It was not a very romantic dinner because of how close the neighboring tables were arranged. The tables were close enough together that anyone sitting at the far end of the table had to squeeze by and try not to bump the neighbor's table. The close proximity of the tables also made it awkward because you could clearly hear everything your neighbors were saying. One of our entrees was very good while the other entree, the soup, and the salad were ok. The meal was not worth the $140 we paid. We won't be returning to Sbicca.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice food, but not worth the price
    wdanada214
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    A group of 4 of us tried this place last week - we'd never been. Overall, the food was good. But if you take price into consideration, then the food was fair. The ambience is nice. Cocktail menu and beer list are slim, and we weren't too impressed by the wine list, which is supposed to be one of the best in town. Meh. It's a nice alternative to the other places in Del Mar, but we won't be going back anytime soon. Nothing we crave...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was delicious and
    maki
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food was delicious and the service was great, but we were sitting next to a large group, probably 16 people, and the guests were extremely loud which made conversation for our table of 4 rather difficult. Such groups should be isolated from the other patrons, the patio outside seemed available and it would have been a perfect spot for them. I will probably not comeback because of that unless I can be sure to be given a table far from the maddening crowd!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dawn Delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    My husband and I wanted to try this restaurant out with my cousin who was visiting from out of town. Each of us ordered a different entrée and everyone enjoyed their meal. The steaks were cooked perfectly along with the fish entrees as well. I was surprised to see that along with the good quality of the food, there was a generous amount given per plate. I ordered the side dish of carmelized brussel sprouts that were excellent. I'd highly recommend to friends or family to eat at this friendly establishment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistency
    glen
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Sibicca is a gem in Del Mar that offers great variety of good food. Never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week re-visit
    DelMarGeek
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Had not been here in a while - Monday night, had the indoor dining room to ourselves, which was great. Really appreciate the quiet these days. Had the albacore starter, and the grouper - excellent. Choc chip bread pudding to finish - wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • View of Sunset
    ClarkBar
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Excellent if outdoor front patio seating available. Usually busy at sunset hours.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a small party
    delmarz
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Their wine room is a great place for a small party - private with a pleasant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Del Mar delight
    HBfoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    A beautiful setting. Tables in the patio, upstairs and in the dining room. Menu is eclectic with many fresh fish selections. My Ahi Tuna with Black Rice was oustanding as was the Grilled Japanese Peppers. Our server was attentive and did not rush us. Cocktails were generous and the wine selection was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just like others said
    roxy
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    We went to this restaurant based on reviews from TripAdvisor and were not regret. The food was awesome and tasty. The service was warm and nice. There is a little bit of wait if you order their pork chops. After all, it was a pretty pleasant dinner and we will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence in Del Mar
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    This little spot was a perfect find for our group of 4. The wine list was nice but not overly priced, the food was excellent and came out on time and tasty, and the service was extremely attentive. I would go back without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • usally outstanding
    usuallyoutstanding
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    The overall experience is usually outstanding, as is the food. However this time around, I ordered Sea-Bass which is difficult to over cook in my opinion. The entrée was so dry and brittle on the outside that I sent it back (something I rarely do), only to receive another entrée that was not better, the fish seemed to be doused in hot pepper so much so that it was HOT!! Maybe that was my payback for returning the first dish. Considering that everyone in my party had a great meal, and we ordered 2 bottles of $90 wine, appetizers, I was very surprised the waitress did not even ask me how the second plate was. Oh well, for the one bad dish! This won't keep me from going to Sibicca unless it happens again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YOU CANT GO WRONG HERE
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Every time we go to Sbicca we are treated well, the food is unbelievably fresh, flavorful, beautiful to look at and the views can't be beat. Never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New Years Eve Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    i picked Sbicca based on reviews posted here and was not disappointed! My wife kept saying I really knew how to pick a restaurant. We had a great table on the upper deck which was very comfortable. The service was very professional (wish I remembered the wait staff persons name, Sarah maybe) The food was excellent. My wife and I had the persimmon and pear salad which was dressed perfectly and then we split the double cut pork chop. Her half went about an inch thick and mine, the other half was at least two inches thick and cooked perfectly! We added a reasonably priced bottle of wine and had the pumpkin cheese cake for dessert. We will go back to Sbicca next time we are in Del Mar. Also recommend hotel Les Artiste in Del Mar
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fair service
    Couple
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My husband and I went here for New Years Eve. The menu looked great. Our server was ok. She recommended three different beers and all three of them happened to be sold out that night.... At 5:45PM. Overall it was just ok.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but will not be returning
    Kelly034
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My husband and I went on a date at Sbicca and had a fairly mediocre experience. The service was good and the food was decent, but not worth the high prices. Had the filet which was overcooked, the sauce was bland, and the gorgonzola potatoes tasted liked regular mashed potatoes. It was still a good meal but not worth the $44 pricetag. We sat outside, and if you like dogs or have dogs, this is the place for you because they allow dogs on the patio. But if you want a nice meal without barking or high noise levels, I'd choose another restaurant. For a nice meal out in Del Mar, I'd definitely go with Jake's, Poseidon, or Pacifica Del Mar over Sbicca.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, nice atmosphere
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    This is a nice restaurant in the heart of Del Mar. We always though it was small but it is actually quite large in the back. The service was a bit slow but the waiter was very nice. Food was good. We will be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.