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
74 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (56)scenic view (47)neighborhood gem (41)special occasion (32)romantic (30)fit for foodies (27)great for lunch (19)great for brunch (16)notable wine list (16)vibrant bar scene (13)good for groups (13)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (6)Show More
  • Great for a memorable celebration
    Izzysgarden
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We love to eat at Jakes of del Mar but they could not accommodate a reservation for 12 so they recommended Sbicca. It's a small neighorborhood restaurant in the heart of Del Mar and when we got there I couldn't imagine where the would seat us. But we were taken to their back room to a huge booth in a lovely setting. We were celebrating my husband's 70th birthday so this was a special evening for us and the food and service did not disappoint. The lobster bisque was excellent , the halibut entree yummy and the chocolate chip bread pudding just perfect. Service was excellent. Was disappointed a complimentary birthday dessert was not offered to my husband.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and scenic views
    Mrutdog
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Very good food and one of the best outdoor seating restaurants in del mar. Cool vibe and excellent menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view
    CynHunt
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This is a popular place. We were lucky enough to be seated upstairs with a gorgeous ocean view nearing sunset. No complaints about the food although we all ordered very casually ( wedge salads and burgers, which were great). One of our party had the salmon entree and loved it. We definitely plan to return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    BEARVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Ate here again. As always the food was excellent. Linguini and clams, flat iron steak, you can't go wrong. Our waitress had great reccomendations. The lobster Mac & Chesse is fabulous. Lots of lobster meat and a great creamy cheese sauce. We had 4 different desserts and they were all equally delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine Cellar Room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had dinner for a party of 12 in their wine cellar room. It was nice and private, however I wish that we could have been on their patio to enjoy the summer air and views. Overall it was a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not impressed
    Antwerpen
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Too much lettuce, small portion of Fish. The dressing was ok, however it was too bland. The bread come after we were finished eating.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous lunch!
    Klake
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We are lunch here and the food was amazing. Our server was very friendly and attentive. The location is amazing, just make sure you have quarters for metered parking. We WILL return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come Down
    Brusco
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We have dined at Sbicca - Del Mar many times during our vacation. Sometimes we hit it twice in one week. It had been two years since we last dined here and it was a come down from previous experiences. The portions were substantial, however the pork was a little dry. The view was great and the service was very good, no complaints about the service. We will go back and have the pork rib next summer. It is generally the first thing we crave for our dining pleasure while in Del Mar. Perhaps the expectations were too high.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We have eaten here before the food is great we split the Pork Prime rib it was awesome you must have it, service was great as always
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chris
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great place. Very romantic. Incredible views on the upstairs patio. Wow!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ocean sunset
    MaryWT
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This says it all. We loved the food, great, friendly wait staff, awesome views from the upstairs porch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Emily
    YummyInMyTummyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Their popovers with bluberry jam and butter IS TO DIE FOR. I had them fresh out of the oven. wow. can't complain. I also had the watermelon salad, and I asked them to add a piece of Mahi Mahi on top. They were very accommodating about it and took the order without any hesitation. Also had a peach bellini. It was okay. My friend had a local brew beer and he loved it. We were seated upstairs with a total beach view. It was a really great experience overall.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner!
    SoCalDiva
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great time all around in a relaxed but fun atmosphere with a more mature clientele. Will return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parking and Hospitality Issues
    Curt
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    To be clear, the food and service were quite good. The major issue is the lack of common sense regarding parking. I hosted a Board of Directors dinner there on Tuesday, July 29th and we all needed quarters for the parking meters in the closest parking area. When I asked for change the "hostess" told me there was a max of $2.00 in quarters. I informed her that I had reservations for 8 and certainly needed more than that - it turned into a debate/negotiation and she seemed to lose site of the fact that I was getting ready to spend $500+ in the restaurant. She even suggested that we sign a petition, was a bit rude, etc. I can't believe that Sbicca mgmnt would be pleased - lots of competition. You know this is an issue - keep some change
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect
    sallyVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Perfect evening celebrating family and birthdays, service was great, a little too many carbs onthe Entree Plates is my only observation. Brownie desert was out of this world according to my father.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could have been so much better...
    alwayshungryVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Mahi-Mahi rather undercooked and chewy, spices were soso...Salat was a bit tasteless. Lobster bisque was fantastic as always. Service nothing to write home about, super slow and not really interested in customer service. Bar area very energetic, guess guests already had a few drinks. Overall a disappointment. Been there many times, we felt it is going downhill...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tired menu
    KleersiteVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My family has been dining at Sbicca for years. There has been a limited number of changes to the menu and it is due for an overhaul.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We love this place. Always a treat with great food, personable service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Oceanview dining
    LJSDVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    sbicca is a great place in downtown Del Mar. Excellent food -lunch, brunch, dinner. Great view - balcony for ocean view or patio. Good selection of dishes. Good for kids too.
    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 LevelModerate
  • The best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was our second time at Sbicca, the first time was fantastic in every way. Consistency is so important when it comes to restaurants and Sbicca did not disappoint. Food was excellent as well as the service. We will make Sbicca a regular for us.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Service
    KellyVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We went on 4th of July Weekend and the food was great and the service impeccable. We all had different dishes, the short ribs (yummy), scallops, and salmon. It was all very good. The service was excellent. They also had a kids menu that had more than chicken fingers. My son got a steak cooked to his liking and enjoyed it immensely and it was off the kids menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice view from upper deck
    CatfanVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I had read in other TA reviews that the upper deck had great views. I made a dinner reservation on the open table app and requested the outdoor seating on the upper deck. These requests aren't always looked at by the restaurant, or at least they aren't always honored. When I arrived, I asked about the upper deck and the hostess said (very nicely), "Yes. We have a nice table on the upper deck all set for you. ". The service was great, the view was nice (although not the best view in Del Mar), and the food was good (not great). Overall we were very happy we chose Sbicca and we would return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Food was very good, service was friendly, but a little slow for a night that did not seem busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great place!
    Kim5252
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We love this restaurant! The food is outstanding, the servers are friendly, and the view from the front outside patio is amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Sbicca's is a treat! Wonderful food, great service, so comfortable and relaxing. A place for just going out or celebrating a special occasion. Have been to Sbicca's twice and thoroughly enjoyed the time both times!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    This was our first time here and we loved the food, service, and upstairs view. Will definitely return to try the brunch and Happy Hour. Would be a great place to bring out of town guests. Thanks for a great celebration of my birthday!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good at Sbicca
    JScarmelvalleyVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Had dinner on the upstairs patio - great view of Pacific Ocean. Server was friendly and knowledgeable. Started with the lobster bisque, which was good. Main course was the pork loin prime rib. This was outstanding. All around a very good dining experience. No complaints.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodies Delight
    2013photog
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    The food at Sbicca is outstanding! Really can't say enough good things about it. If you go, try their brochette! wow!! Seriously all the dishes that I've tried and my friends had were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A sweet find
    jodada
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Went to Sbicca on a recommendation from my sister. Could not have been happier. It was sweet, romantic, with outstanding food and exceptional service by the host and waiter. I accidentally made the reservation for the wrong night, and they didn't bat an eye. We looked at a variety of locations to dine -- upstairs, indoors, on their patio, and the host was very accommodating. Waiter was personable and engaging, and was very helpful in answering our questions about the dishes. I ordered a pork porterhouse that was ample, delicious and different. We will definitely come back here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 774 reviews are from the Sbicca - Del Mar reviews archive.
  • 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