Sbicca - Del Mar

4.6
2012 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We look forward to having you join us! 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. SPECIALS: 1/2 price wine bottles Tuesdays & Thursdays, Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3:30-5:30 & Brunch Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm.

Please note we cannot guarantee seating requests, we will do our best to accommodate but it is not a guarantee for inside or outside

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2012 people are saying
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vipMARYH
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our evening out with our dog Rosie! We shared plates, coconut shrimp, meatballs, bacon wrapped shrimp, poke ... all delicious ... and the sun was setting as we dined - so amazing!

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vipprettytexaslace
San Antonio
49 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience at Sbicca. The outside dining was wonderful. Staff is extremely efficient snd super friendly. The bisque was some of the best I’ve ever had. The Aperol spritz was excellent. Highly recommend. Parking can be a challenge.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing service! Food was perfect and waiter made our night!

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lauriet
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere for my daughters bday dinner! Service was excellent!

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JohnS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My short rib was very fatty but overall excellent night!

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vipDowntownGirl
San Diego
70 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service by waiter Greg

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MelG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have been better. And more so the gorgeous outlook and great service. Top notch date venue. Highly recommended

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NM123
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat in the upstairs dining area, with a nice view of the ocean, and enjoyed a beautiful day having lunch. Food and service were great. My only suggestion is to use a different and slightly better cut in the steak tacos. Otherwise, another great meal.

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AriTwin
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to take your out of town guests with a beautiful sunset ocean view. The food was great! We ordered the Crispy Chicken Buns as an appetizer, they are deliciously crispy and doughy with the perfect amount of spice (I'm not into spicy things and they were just right). Dinner we ordered the special of the night - Lobster, Shrimp and Calm Ravioli, Prime 6oz Filet Mignon, Buttermilk Fried Jidori Chicken, and the Sbicca Burger. Everyone loved their dishes. We found street parking fairly close, but there is also paid (inexpensive) parking caddy-corner from the closest street light. We will definitely be back.

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vipRooneyD
San Diego
56 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Sadly, I feel Sbicca has lost something in the transition coming out of COVID since the last time I was there. Everyone was friendly enough but I felt like COVID has changed the level of attentiveness and the engagement of their staff.
When our food was finally brought to the table, the bearded server (not our waitstaff, Angela, who was great) just put the plates in front of us, not saying a word. Very cold approach.

Dan Sbicca is still one of my favorite restauranteurs but perhaps next time, our experience will be a bit better!

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ChristiP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, beautiful view of sunset.

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SteveW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Sbicca was highly recommended to me by a friend. It was mildly disappointing, this is a mixed review. The highlight was the service and the crabcake appetizer. It was very busy, not surprising for a Friday night, and our server was very good. Attentive, informaative and well prepared. The crabcake was excellent, tasty and intersting in preparation.

The downside. The noise was too much. We were outside next to the sidewalk, so not surrounded by tabes. Nonetheless I coud barely hear becasue the table to the side and behind us was so close. A person at that table next me was maybet two feet away. He was loud, their table was loud , it was just difficult to talk.

I had fish tacos, and they were somewhat tasteless. They looked good, but there was too little cabbage for crunch and there just wasnt much flavor to them. My wife had mushroom ravioli and with one exception, it was very good. Unfortunately the aspargus had too much of the reedy end on it and twice, as I shared her plate, I couldn't eat a piece of the asparagus.

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vipAquaV
San Diego
183 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. Poké bowl was awesome and swordfish was amazing. The server was great. The only suggestion I would make is that the people delivering their food should be a little more refined in their presentation. We felt like they were literally running past us and throwing the food at us. If they could have thrown it to the table like a frisbee, they would have. Other than that, everything else was great.

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vipDCdiner
Washington DC
207 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service--really nice food with interesting flavors. The location is wonderful because it's within one block to the beach.

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vipJC4Wine
San Diego
71 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fave spot in Del Mar. Everything on the menu is great and it's such a nice location.

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Great service. Nice people. Everything was perfect.

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Aminah
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location is beautiful, staff is friendly and food was absolutely fantastic! We were a party of five and not one person had a single complaint!

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vipCVKarl
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to Sbicca many times and we are never disappointed. The food was excellent and the service was thoughtful.

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ValdesM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

KC went above and beyond to provide us with the best service. Wry polite and attentive

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Anniversary
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked with Open Table, when we arrived we were taken immediately to our table upstairs where we enjoyed Beach-a-Rita's and a spectacular sunset while we waited for our friends. For dinner we ordered the double pork chop which had been sold out (must have been excellent) so we order the short ribs. Delicious and priced right. Our friends ordered salmon. Well presented. Our waiter gave us the table for the whole night, not rushing us. We will return.

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NM123
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely indoor/outdoor dining with excellent food, service and wine menu. We had a perfect lunch.

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vipLAT67
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always good.. would enjoy a few new entrees, etc

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vipTGK3
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

This used to be a go to restaurant for us. Not anymore after last night. The prices have gone up at least 20% from pre-pandemic, about double from other restaurants we've been to. Had the mussels which were $35 for an average size plate and the frites were an added $5! Du Marche in La Jolla is $26 for the same mussels and frites with better ambiance and free bread. The sauce on the mussels was too salty and again no bread to sop up anyway. The salads had by the other diners were too large, too expensive and my wife's salmon salad was weirdly asian flavored without that in the description. Have eaten here literally 50 times in the last 5 years for personal dinners and business dinners, but won't be back anytime soon.

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vipdmfoodie1
San Diego
127 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

we dined at Sbicca to celebrate my friend's BD. We enjoyed the brunch selections including the famous pop overs. I enjoy sitting upstairs away from the street. Food was excellent. I only wish they would acknowledge my friend's BD which was noted on the reservation. Other than that, we had a positive experience here.

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vipSteveS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food and service. But pretty noisy.

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CherylM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our main courses were very good, but we ordered the “Special Berry Cobbler” for dessert and it was the worst I’ve ever had. There weren’t any berries in it. It looked and tasted like it was jelly in the middle. The piece was also extremely small, literally two bites each and they charged $10 for it. If you go there, just don’t order the special whatever it is!

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vipr2ro
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The good: Service and the food.

The bad:The host was fairly rude. The noise level at tables near the bar was so LOUD, we couldn't keep a conversation

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vipMeeks
Las Vegas
53 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good place, somewhat slow service at lunch on a Friday!

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vipDavidB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is as good as it gets!!

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DavidC
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sbicca is one of our "go to" places! They deliver consistent quality service and food, with their wine specials on Thursday nights it makes it even more of a great place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at Sbicca. The food, drinks and service were outstanding both times. For us, the service was a little too fast as our courses came out at lightning speed. We would have enjoyed a slower pace of service to have more time to enjoy a dinner out. Next time we go, we will just take longer to order to slow things down.

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LaurieM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annual lunch in SoCal is always at Sbicca!!!
Service as top notch as the meals!!!!!
We loved Harry & Ashlyn two days in a week of vacation 🤗♥️♥️

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MelG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening and even better food and Ambiance. Thanks, Dan!!

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vipTerri
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was nothing short of outstanding!

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Sajin
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location, food and service was amazing. 5 min walk to the beach.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. View was great!

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Omar65
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment. Our waiter was on top of things and the kitchen. Very pleased.

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vipTony
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Nicholas was great!

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KyleM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious food and cocktails served by attentive, friendly people.

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vipwolfeman
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So enjoyed during our OOT sojourn. Lively, beautiful sunset view and romantic. Great menu and Food was delicious.

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You can order delivery directly from Sbicca - Del Mar using the Order Online button. Sbicca - Del Mar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 481-1001.

Sbicca - Del Mar is rated 4.6 stars by 2012 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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