Sbicca - Del Mar
Sbicca - Del Mar

Sbicca - Del Mar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sbiccadelmar.com/
  • Phone: (858) 481-1001
  • 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
70 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (49)neighborhood gem (44)fit for foodies (32)scenic view (31)notable wine list (22)romantic (22)special occasion (19)good for groups (18)great for lunch (17)hot spot (14)great for brunch (12)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • want to keep this to myself
    Reedo
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    Unbelievable hidden gem that delighted everyone in our party. The wines are incredible and the food males your taste buds dance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as it is told
    Marcmagandhi
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    I love the relaxed feel of this place - and of course the ocean view. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Pork chop was outstanding and the hot chocolate desert was amazing. Service was well-timed and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic and awesome food
    jeanie
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    We celebrated my Husband's birthday here on a chilly night. The hosts and waitress were exceptional - friendly but not hovering around the table at all times. Very romantic and superb food!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice neighborhood find
    Bruce
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Great little spot when we were looking for light cuisine and a quiet corner. Looks like a great place for large groups as they have a nice room in the wine cellar upstairs. We will put this on our list for the future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They treat their customers poorly.
    Romp
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    I made a reservation for 8 people. We showed up and they had us sitting outside on the heated patio. It was 50 degrees!! They wouldn't seat us in the bar area like they had told me because the owers friends had just called and they wanted a table. So Sbicca bumped us. I can't believe a restaurant would treat it's customers like that. So we will never go there again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Private room wine dinner
    dhammer53VIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Good food. Awful service. It doesn't matter if they were 'busy'. poor service is unacceptable. Sbicca needs to figure this out. It wasn't the waiters fault.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food and Wine
    BDDD
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Our meals were well prepared and tasty (don't miss the brussel sprouts side dish) and the service was good. The half-price wine on Thursday combined with a good wine list was another plus.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and best turkey burger
    JoelZ
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    I have enjoyed Sbicca many times for dinner; always a great experience on all counts. Had a turkey burger on my first ever lunch visit and it was great; moist and tasty -- very unusual in my turkey burger experience. I heartily recommend Sbicca as a special place with wonderful food and perfect service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem
    Stan
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Sbicca has always been one of our neighbor gems. We enjoy going there for a romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sbicca is great! =;)
    Donna
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    My birthday fell on Thanksgiving this year & I'm not a big fan of turkey, but wanted others to have that option. Sbicca had the best pre fix menu (3 course included choice of appetizer, entree & dessert) for the price ($40 per person). Really delicious & varied choices. We all agreed we would pick the exact same choices again. It was that good! I had requested a table with a view, if they had one. We were seated upstairs at the back of the restaurant & the view/sunset were spectacular! I only gave 4 stars for service because, while it started out great, as they got busy our drink refills were neglected & I had to ask twice to have the overhead heaters turned on when the sun went down & it got pretty chilly. A minimal inconvenience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving wine
    Maxx
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Half price wine on Tuesday and Thursday. Thanksgiving is on Thursday so ALL bottles of wine were half price. Good food, good service, good view, and half price wine. You cannot top that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall, the food was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Overall, the food was good quality and tasty. I'd offer a few suggestions though. Outside heaters on upstairs deck are extremely too hot,makes the space uncomfortable. The bread is good, but served literally stone cold as is the marinara. Both items would be enhanced by being warmed. The mussels were delicious in flavor, when you could find them. They are so small, I have never had such puny morsels. The shrimp wrapped in bacon was mediocre at best, for $13 there should be either colossal size shrimp, or more than 3 medium size shrimp. The pork chop was absolutely delicious as was the salmon. Braised short ribs could of used a bit more flavor, garlic, but we're very tender. All desserts were very good and the service was fine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    marg
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    great room in the back excellent service very good food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't disappoint
    ElizabethU
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    I've had a customer dinner in the rooftop room, dinner on the patio and dinner inside by the fireplace. Every experience different, every dinner awesome. Even with all that, if you are in the mood for an awesome burger--they have that too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely view, attentive service
    LaJollaNative
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    delicious food, on the patio, with my dad. great service, very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Bad Food
    Letseat
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    Being from the Bay Area it is a challenge to find good food in San Diego. Don't get me wrong, I have found many places that i have enjoyed and had a great time. This was not one them. The food was awful and really not to any standard at all. I hate stating this but it was a joke. I had taken my wife and two clients out and this was really not a way to say thanks to what consider wonderful clients. It is shocking to me how no one seems to notice how bad ALL the food was. The service was great . So sad, I miss San Francisco.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow...what a great find in
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Wow...what a great find in the heart of downtown Del Mar! We L O V E D this place, and had a great dining experience with friends from Oceanside who suggested we all have dinner @ Sbicca. Cute, quaint place, keenly decorated & comfortable. Creative menu, including specialty drinks that were very unique, such as the tequila drinks. Great appetizers, loved the Bacon wrapped Shrimp w/ Jalapeno cream sauce. Tried the Seared New Bedford Sea Scallops, and although they were not as they had appeared in the photo on Yelp, we liked them just as well.. Everything we tasted was delicious and with awesome presentation and service. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a secret why it's so popular
    LolaWineLover
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    Sbicca's is a local favorite. We are from out of town and go there every time we return. We enjoy sitting on the rooftop with sunset ocean views. We went on a Tues. and wine was half price! Enjoyed a delicious bottle we would probably have not ordered. The salmon was tasty, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent for Restaurant Week
    rwatsky
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Went for Restaurant Week, as was expected it was pretty busy but not terrible. The staff was pretty confusing, they changed our waiter back and forth at least once so we didn't know who to ask for anything. Additionally, it took 20 minutes for someone to finally take our order. I know you're busy but that's kinda inexcusable at any restaurant. Food was good, not amazing, but nice enough. Not a huge fan of the gazpacho, the risotto was decent, and the apple dessert was really tasty. Overall, like I said, it was decent for restaurant week. Would I suggest going when it's $20 an entree? Definitely not.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, service OK
    LJSC
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    I would definitely return to Sbicca. The food was amazing and the view was beautiful! The service was extremely slow and the place was not busy. But if you're not in any hurry (over an hour for lunch), it is worth the time! Oh! And Tuesday and Thursdays are 1/2 off bottles of wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service! The food is
    SpectacularVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    Great service! The food is great value with a nice atmosphere. And who doesn't love no corkage fee on Sundays and Mondays!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a disappointment.
    Hana
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Overall a disappointment. The korean Beef wraps were super salty and the meet was tough. The lamb meat balls were pretty good, probably the highlight of the meal. The halibut was fair at best , nothing to write home about. Intrestingly, the lobester mac and cheese was the most flavorful but not worthy of the price. The service was spotty, I went there for my second year wedding anniversary but I will not go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great dinner
    DelightedDiners
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    Innovative menu, excellent presentation, competent friendly service. We have eaten there may times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dinner and a movie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    went to the movies and then to dinner. food was outstanding, may have been the best dinner we've had in along time..
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch
    Mrutdog
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    Great vibe, great food, great service. Should not miss the chance to eat outside and see the sunset.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunset pleasure
    tasteisall
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    We made a late decision to try this restaurant. Reserving through OpenTable worked very well and may have helped snag us an excellent roof terrace table with a distant sunset, over the ocean, view. Service was calm and professional, but also appropriately welcoming. The food was very good if not quite gourmet standard. The noise level was a little high but not disablingly so. We liked the ambience and the sense of a local crowd. It was a Thursday night and so the wine was half-price. I regret not taking greater advantage of that although the wine we chose was perfectly acceptable. A nice change from formula driven commercial restaurants of which we have far too many in Scottsdale, Arizona. All in all, a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    I've never been disappointed by Sbicca and yet again had a great meal. From the reservation to the dessert, meal was perfect. We had the griilled asparagus (perfectly done), bistro burger, short ribs (extra delicious) and chocolate-expresso cheesecake. Portions, temperature, and flavor were all just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    MizBVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    We've been coming to Sbicca since moving to San Diego almost 4 years ago. We've brought local friends as well as out of town guests and Sbicca never disappoints us. The food is always well prepared. Portions are excellent. Staff always rovides excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks for a wonderful anniversary!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at Sbicca and could not have made a better choice. Food and service were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid restaurant in Del Mar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    We have come to San Diego every year for the past 3 years for a soccer tournament in town. Each time we have visited Sbicca, we have never been disappointed. This last time was no exception. We all had a great meal, especially those of us who ordered their meat dishes, such as the short ribs and pork prime rib. The only misstep we found was in the ordering of a watermelon salad. The salad itself was very good but it was disappointing to be served such a small portion when the kitchen could have easily made the salad larger by just adding more arugula and dressing to the plate. Other than that mistake, our group of 9 were happy with our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    Beautiful setting, fantastic menu . . . I will definitely go back when I am in the area again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent menu
    Local
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    An eclectic menu, with excellent choices for appetizers, main course and dessert
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine Room is Great!
    allwedoisdineoutVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    IF you have the chance, reserve the WIne Room. What a great way to enjoy spectacular food and wine -- and enjoy your fellow diners.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    DaleVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    That's about it..just simply outstanding. Great food...the pork roast is amazing, the service is good and the wine list is nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING!!!!
    SDGirlVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Thank you SO very much for such an enjoyable dinner. We were so fortunate to have the special wine cellar for my 39th birthday dinner with my closest friends. The room was perfect. The food was absolutely amazing. Brian, our server, was so wonderful, attentive and had great energy. i cannot say enough wonderful things but THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Sbicca made my special evening even more SPECIAL!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic