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Sbicca - Del Mar

4.5
1308 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Californian
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm
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Phone number
(858) 481-1001
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Harry Butcher
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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. We offer 3 private dining areas: WINEROOM- located on our upper level this spaces seats up to 16 guests and is the perfect space for and intimate dinner OCEANVIEW DECK- Located on our upper level this space seats up to 50 guests and boasts beautiful views of the ocean and sunsets. The space can be fully enclosed or open air INDOOR DINING ROOM- Located on our lower level this space seats up to 40 guests in a cozy setting compete with working fireplace and banquettes
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Private party contact
amanda@sbiccadelmar.com: (858) 481-1001
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Catering
The restaurant will design full service custom catering menus for your event. Sbicca will bring all your favorites to you with full service for groups of 10-500 Contact Amanda Smith at amanda@sbiccadelmar.com for all your event needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Camino Del Mar
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Parking details
Metered parking under hotel across the street.
Paid parking at the Del Mar Plaza
Self parking on 15th street and cross streets
Sbicca Lot (9 spots) on the corner of 13th street and the alley
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Public transit
Camino Del Mar at 15th
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Special events & promotions
Half priced wines Tuesdays and Thursdays. All wines on our Wine Spectator Award winning wine list. No corkage Sunday and Monday
Happy Hour every day of the week 4-6pm
Discounted Bar Menu and drink specials on the side patio and bar areas
**happy hour is not available on the front patio**
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1308 People Are Saying
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4.5
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Our server, Logan, was informed, charming, and got everything perfect.
Food was excellent but the service made the evening delightful,

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We always like Sbicca. The food, view from upper level, and service was so great when we ate dinner there. One of our favorite entrees is the short rib meal. It is so tasty and the meat falls apart with the aid of your fork. The staff is so friendly and prompt. We shall return again!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Sbicca did not disappoint! We were chilly so we sat on the covered patio area and the heaters were perfect. Just enough to keep us warm but not over bearing. Our waitress was great!
The food was Amazing. We shared 2 plates because we each could not decide whether we wanted fish or steak. We shared the seabass and the filet and each was prepared perfectly. The risotto with the seabass was so good, and the stuffed mushroom with the steak was super tasty. We also ordered the Bacon Mac and Cheese and the Brussel Sprout sides that were both phenomenal.
We finished with the Brownie dessert and that was delicious as well. We will definitely go back next time we are in town!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Had the Pork Prime Rib. If you have never had it, don't miss the opportunity to order it.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Sbicca is one of Del Mar's most wonderful restaurants--family-owned, very much a neighborhood place but also welcoming to tourists. The servers are great--helpful, friendly, low key.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was bad. All 5 plates were bad. 3 had to go back.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s day

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We come here every couple of months and the food is usually great and so is the service. Our experience on mother’s day was disappointing. We had a reservation, and after waiting a long time, ended up in the bar, no view, in front of the tv. Food was okay, just a disappointing outing for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day brunch. Food was OK but not as good as other brunch options that are leas expensive. Seating up top was tight. The servers and other guests could barely squeeze behind my chair which was annoying. And, seems like a small thing, but with two kids, the amount of butter and jam for 3 popovers was scant.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Tried this restaurant because it had an ocean view. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. However we were able to sit on another terrace completely out of the elements. The food was tasty, but the desserts were fantastic! Celebrating my daughter's birthday and they even comped her dessert of choice. We will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Retirement

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Food was very good and atmosphere great! We sat on the upstairs deck and beautiful view!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Very good as usual.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great brunch - including tasty pop-overs for the table.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Recommend Sbicca! We were there last late on 5/3/18 for great food and relaxing dinner. Service was very good, everything worked out well and server was very accommodating. We shared crab cake appetizer which was zesty, creamy center and crispy outside and garnished with roasted mustard greens which was a tastey surprise. I had salmon dish, good with nice charmoula atop it and very good vegetables underneath, Also tasted the scallops special, which was super, loved the sauce, the scallops and the vegetables, and we shared the cauliflower gratin (spiked with truffle oil) and enjoyed it very much. We started with two great cocktails, one grapefruity one and one whiskey-based drink. We enjoyed a sauvignon blanc 1/2 bottle but I can't remember which one. Fortunately one of the hostess intercepted us as we were being seated and found us a more appropriate table or we would not have been so DELIGHTED. Also was a bday dinner and provided a complementary bread pudding dessert that was delicious. Thanks Sbicca for a wonderful night out.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Awesome food choices! We both ordered salads. I have only been there for dinner so my friend was asking me for lunch recommendations. I asked our server for lunch recommendations and the suggestions were awesome! Thank you for an incredible and healthy lunch!

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

It was a beautiful evening and we sat upstairs which we had not done before. We had a beautiful ocean view. Our waitress was such a quiet soul but to a fault, servers should be a little more outgoing. The food was fantastic! The drinks were great! We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Beautiful setting, great service and delicious food

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Everything it is cracked up to be - a neighborhood gem that consistently delivers great food, exemplary service and terrific ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

First time here. It blew away our expectations!!!! Can’t wait to go back!!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We had a delicious dinner at Sbicca while visiting San Diego. We sat on the back upper patio and had a beautiful view of the sunset. Service was excellent and so was the food. I highly recommend the fried chicken dinner and pot de creme dessert.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

We scored a beautiful second floor outside table for 6. Great service, good seafood (we had halibut, bass, salmon, ahi, shrimp, crab cakes...all very tasty and presented well). Lovely evening. Thank you Vinny for your service.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Delicious food, we all enjoyed the choices and special accommodations to the menu made for us. Great service.

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1.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Located in a nice area with a pretty view. Food was not good.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

This is our third time to Sbicca, and it was a good as ever. We were celebrating two birthdays with 8 people and had the wine room, which was awesome. My wife and I have dined at the standard tables, which were great as well, but the wine room is perfect for a party of 8-12 people. We had a variety of appetizers, entrees, wine, cocktails and desserts. Everyone really enjoyed the food and drinks. The atmosphere, food and drinks were complemented by excellent service. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

First time at Sbicca. Fabulous and our server was the best!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great place

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Although we have had many good meals at Sbicca, this was clearly an "off night."
Our server ordered the wrong item for our shared side and apologized, but didn't comp us.

The runners tried to deliver food for other tables to our table twice, and they also served only 3 of us and we all had to sit and wait until they finally brought the 4th order (which was the same shrimp as one that had been delivered).

Sadly, the sole was completely dry and basically in edible. The bed of spinach under it was so overcooked, it was tasteless. I didn't send it back because I didn't want to create a problem for my fellow diners, but it was not up to the normal Sbicca standards.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Wonderful fish tacos - recommend grilled over fried.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Amber was fantastic. Good cocktails and food.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Made reservations for the front patio , for a birthday celebration. Called to ensure happy hour menu was served on the patio. Arrived , sat down , was told no happy hour menu on the front patio. Even though I confirmed and it is a public patio and patrons can sit without ordering?
Mentioned my reservation and birthday celebration. Was asked to move to the side patio.
No ambiance... no attention to providing a "birthday" dessert.. which I also asked about when I called. Embarrassed and not happy with the evening. I am a local resident and have many dining options. Additionally, next to us, a table had 2 LARGE dogs with them.. which were being catered to with table food and in the walk way.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

They said they had vegetarian dishes, yet when we got there they was no such dishes to purchase.
I was out with my daughter who was visiting from out of state. She is a vegetarian and we went there because they said on line they had food for her . but nothing when we got there she had to order a mishmash of things put together so she could eat. The staff was nice and friendly but they did not have food for my daughter . Very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

As usual, the food and service was great. We always go to Sbicca when in the San Diego area.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Met with cousins for an evening; the servers were great, martini was good. I ordered a fish dinner, the beet salad had sticks (or stems?) in it (once I picked them out it was good, but the lack of attention to detail was not good) The fish was terribly overcooked, and I do suspect it was a purchased frozen breaded fish. IDK for $28 it was just OK, I would not order again. My husband ordered short ribs, he said it was just so so, the portions were small, I noticed our cousins had pasta, again the portions were small. We are foodies and good cooks ourselves, but really I would not go there again, it was on a Thursday evening and the place seems popular.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

WE had a nice brunch/lunch in the dining room. It was Easter and so the restaurant was busy and a bit chaotic with all the children but we did enjoy ourselves. The menu was sufficient to please our two grandchildren and ourselves. We always enjoy Sbicca for the menu and ambiance. Servers were very pleasant and efficient despite the holiday chaotic bliss.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service was excellent! And so was our menu selections!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very enjoyable. Gotta save that last star for the extraordinary but this was really great.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It was freezing at our table despite having a reservation well in advance and requesting to be somewhere warm. Was a constant battle to keep the heaters turned on (as others further away from the chilly windows were warm). I run on the cold side, but don't think I should be cold even with a heavy coat on.

Food took a long time to come out and entrees were cold once they did arrive.

Overall mediocre. I'd go back for the view for lunch or early evening dinner, but not good for a special occasion especially given the price.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Love the new menu and the updated decor. Wonderful service and awesome food. Highly recommend!!

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