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Sbicca - Del Mar
Sbicca - Del Mar

Sbicca - Del Mar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sbiccadelmar.com
  • Email: info@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: Contemporary American, Seafood, Californian
  • 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 (858) 481-1001
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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
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Diner Reviews
  • "Service was great, view fantastic, and food very good (Sea Bass my wife had was a little dry). Would definitely recommend to other people."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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.""
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The scallops and sweet potato fries were amazing. Definitely recommend the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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..."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Sibicca is a gem in Del Mar that offers great variety of good food. Never disappoints."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Excellent if outdoor front patio seating available. Usually busy at sunset hours."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Their wine room is a great place for a small party - private with a pleasant atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    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."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Unbelievable hidden gem that delighted everyone in our party. The wines are incredible and the food males your taste buds dance."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/28/2013