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Sbicca - Del Mar
Sbicca - Del Mar

Sbicca - Del Mar Details

  • 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: 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
  • "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..."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We love this place. Always a treat with great food, personable service."
    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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food was very good, service was friendly, but a little slow for a night that did not seem busy."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We love this restaurant! The food is outstanding, the servers are friendly, and the view from the front outside patio is amazing!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "sweet and accommodating hotess, efficient server and great food"
    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."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Service was great, view fantastic, and food very good (Sea Bass my wife had was a little dry). Would definitely recommend to other people."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The scallops and sweet potato fries were amazing. Definitely recommend the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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