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.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Sbicca - Del Mar reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (52)neighborhood gem (41)scenic view (38)fit for foodies (28)special occasion (23)notable wine list (22)romantic (20)great for lunch (18)good for groups (15)great for brunch (13)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Sibbica
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Went there this weekend for an anniversary celebration. We had 6 p.m. reservations. Husband order the Halibut and it was just awful. They served him what appeared to be an end piece. It was overcooked and barely edible. We assumed that we had the first seating of the day that we would have access to a nice piece of fish which turned out to not be true. The Halibut entree was over $30! The pork prime rib and the short ribs were very good, but the fish dish ruined the experience for all 4 of us!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nothing great
    sabrinaVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    If you go when it's night, it's a nice atmosphere. But upstairs during the daytime it looks a little old and dingy. Food was overprices and bland.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful entrees
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    There were 4 of us and all our entrees were delicious. Service was very good and the waiter extremely pleasant. The only disappointment was the dessert - tiramisu. It didn't taste anything like it should and should have been called a tart lemon cake.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    billbunk
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Had a great meal and the wine was fabulous and stayed until closing. It was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Great
    DelMartianVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    A local restaurant for us -- love the Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps and the Watermelon Salad. Pleasant outdoor dining on the patio or upstairs. Consistently great with good service too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food, Great View
    MathProf
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Had their shrimp appetizer (three large shrimp wrapped with bacon each on a small amount of a mild guacamole), a main course of sea scallops beautifully prepared (seared on the outside perfect in the inside), desert gelato and a single shot of espresso. Drank a nice New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Felt that I had had the nicest dinner out in months.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not up to previous dinners here
    swimmer59
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I have been to Sbicca 4 or 5 times in the past 2 years, always sitting at a table on the front patio. Had reservations for 6PM and the front patio was full, and the courtyard table looked pretty bleak, so was taken "upstairs" to an open air dining room, with an ocean view, which unfortunately looked down onto the unsightly rooftop of the restaurant. The summer salad was bland, and the bits of creamy dressing were strange. The onion rings on top of the short rib were hard and inedible. Overall, a big letdown, especially since I had brought my 83 year old mother there for a special meal with ocean view setting, who was visiting.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too many other good options nearby
    pedro
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This restaurant is lined up for a great delivery but, the service was lackluster and the food was bland. At 14 an appetizer and 22-39 an entree, a little service is expected and having to go find the waitress to pay doesn't equate to service. Couple that with underwhelming flavors on the entrees we ordered, I would say try elsewhere.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, ocean views from roof
    JjnycVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Always great service and food. ambience varies based on the room you sit in. would definitely recommend. could be good for taking your parents or a date depending.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Luv2cook
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We live in Carmel Valley and decided to go to this restaurant. We sat in the patio but half of the table was staring an an empty wall. The appetizers were not bad but our Halibut and Salmon were dry and over cooked. It is also overpriced. I would not recommend this place.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot
    ldaschaVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Enjoyed the menu selections, we chose 3 small plated appetizers and shared with a wine selection. Knowledgeable and friendly service and a nice view. Would recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    allwedoisdineoutVIP
    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
    JimboVIP
    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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 785 reviews are from the Sbicca - Del Mar reviews archive.
  • 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.