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Sbicca - Del Mar, Del Mar, CA

Sbicca - Del Mar

4.5
4.5
2441 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 on Wine Bottles Tuesdays & Thursdays
Happy Hour Daily 3-5pm (excluding holidays)

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:30 pm Brunch Sat 10:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 481-3895
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Carlos Ramirez
  • Catering
    Contact our Events Team at events@sbiccadelmar.com for all your event needs.
  • Private party facilities
    Sbicca's versatile layout and ocean views make us the perfect place for personal or corporate events. 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:WINE ROOM- 15 maxOCEANVIEW DECK- 50 max (seated)INDOOR DINING ROOM- 40 max (seated)
  • Private party contact
    amanda@sbiccadelmar.com: (858) 481-1001
  • Neighborhood
    Del Mar
  • Cross street
    Camino Del Mar
  • Parking details
    Metered parking under hotel across the street.<br />Paid parking at the Del Mar Plaza<br />Self parking on 15th street and cross streets <br />Sbicca Lot (9 spots) on the corner of 13th street and the alley
  • Public transit
    Camino Del Mar at 15th Street
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,441 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Contemporary American

2,441 Reviews
  1. Daniel1948

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    When we arrived on time at the restaurant, the hosts showed us a table by the entrance with significant people traffic. When I objected and requested another table, I was told that none was available for us even though there were a number of empty tables available. When I made another attempt at making a change to the desirable table, the host just ignored my request. Totally, uncalled for, unprofessional, and uncourteous. The establishment needs to re-training its service personnel.

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  2. ToddS

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Food took about 45 minutes. Soup was cold. Server was sweating and wiping it with his hands and shirt. Usually, a great place. May have just been a bad night.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience and the best restaurant in downtown Del Mar.

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  4. artm

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service from checking in with our reservation through the main course and deserts!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sibicca has amazing delectable menu! The variations and the combinations are incredible. Very hard to decide what you want because you want it all! Del Mar has some great restaurants, but all are hard to beat Sbicca. It just stand on its own delicious.

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  6. AlainL

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Avoid this place the quality is not what it was…avaerage food, nothing of interest

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  7. FishLover

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great waiter. Menu could be expanded for lunch, but the food was very good.

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  8. DrDCB

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place & the people who work & dine there!!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was fine, our salads were tossed onto the table which was odd. Never seen service like that before.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch spot in central Del Mar. wonderful service and delicious food.

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  11. SangariaSammy

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Love the food and view! Exceptional service, quality, and portions.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place w great food! Ate outside and could view the ocean. The rooftop is also beautiful

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The Blue Fin Tuna was inedible. We sent it back. The waiter was clearly irritated rather than being helpful. We have been to the restaurant many times over the years and always had a great experience. We understand it is now under new management.

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  14. chefpatsyb

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service! Delicious food! I ordered the Bolognese, very fresh ingredients full of flavor!

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  15. MitchellP

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything! Food wonderful, location incredible and service impeccable

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  16. MarkM

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner for four on the upper deck. Each of us thoroughly enjoyed appetizers, our entrees and cocktails. The food was delicious and prepared quickly. The lettuce wraps were especially delicious and nicely portioned. Three is us got the Apple crisp for dessert. It was the only disappointment and that may just be a preference issue. All three of us much prefer larger apple slices in our crisp. This recipe used diced apples in pretty small pieces. This results in a bready bite without the kind of apple presence we like. Service was excellent.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing very accommodating for someone with celiac and a pleasant experience. Went once for dinner halibut and tuna were incredible and once for brunch! Love it

    1 person found this helpful

  18. Buntz

    Philadelphia

    847 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    847 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our visit to Sbicca this time was mixed. Three meals of the four meals were fine and the service was spotty. Four of us arrived, one-at-a-time, with one being 10 minutes late. Our waitress prodded us a couple of times to order drinks (two of us don’t drink alcohol) before the fourth person arrived. We asked for some time to chat, having not seen each other in over a year. Two of us did order a bottle of wine. She then seemed impatient for us to order food. When I ordered the pork chop, I specifically asked that it not be overcooked. Unfortunately, it was. We had requested a separate check for one person; we got one check, so the transaction had to be redone. This is our second time dining here since Dan Sbicca sold to new owners. Both have been less than great. We’ll wait awhile until the transition is completed.

    2 people found this helpful

  19. Jake

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service! Our party of 8 had an incredible evening.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very bad service . One server had the entire dining room for the night - 8 tables and 6 large parties . We waited 30 minutes for our drinks . The restaurant is not appropriately staffed

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Very hip. Noisy. A glitch delayed our dish. But then they gave it to us for free

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my husband's birthday at Sbicca and had a fantastic time. The food was delicious, the service impeccable, and the vibe was excellent. Highly recommend for any special occasion!

    1 person found this helpful

  23. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was friendly and very good. The old fashioned did not arrive until the wine had been poured and our salad was gone. The concierge turned 6 people away and it was barely 8 pm. They cleared up the chairs and tables around us as we were finishing our wine and it was only 820pm on a Thursday night. There’s no way the owner or manager were there. Rushing people out and turning people away at 8 pm is weird and really uncomfortable. The Peruvian place up the street was hopping with all the young couples that they turned away. Our food was good and it was half price wine night and that part was great. So someone needs to manage the crew

    2 people found this helpful

  24. JPCsf

    Charleston

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and food. Salmon was cooked perfectly, calamari was very good. Highly recommend

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  25. TCGG

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our drinks stayed empty. When the food was delivered, the steak my husband ordered was cold along with everything else on his plate. The server never came back to check with us on how the meal was so we never had a chance to let him know. Came back with the check much later. Bummer, this place used to be amazing. Guessing they're understaffed?

    1 person found this helpful

  26. NicoleA

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was outstanding. We had the fried chicken and also the pork chop. Highly recommend the crispy chicken sandwich appetizer.

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  27. MichaelT

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So happy they brought back the Fried chicken. It's not Jidori but it tastes like I remember it. Very good. My wife's bluefin tuna was also very good. Service was great as always.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great (Ahi and tiger shrimp dishes). Service was great. Seated in back room with large group and would have hoped for something a little more intimate— appeared there were other twosome tables. Should have asked for a different table.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. SusanP

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hats off to Sbicca for making yet another birthday special. Vince was attentive, friendly and just an excellent server. Our dogs were more than welcomed by all the folks working there. Bacon wrapped shrimp, Ahi, halibut, linguine with shrimp, fried chicken, all were delicious...and again, hats off to the great people who work there.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. beth

    Greater Boston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Beautifully and tastefully decorated.

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  31. HeatherT

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience. We were there on Valentines and the service was still good even with how busy the restaurant was!

    1 person found this helpful

  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I dream about their filet mignon! The waiter is amazing - definitely knows his stuff. View is great. Food never fails to please.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was fine. Meatballs were dry and truffle fries did not have a crisp to them, otherwise the spinach ravioli, blackened shrimp and salmon were good. Salmon was cooked perfectly and I liked the accompanying salad. Cocktails were average. Wine list below average and overpriced. Service was lame. Had to ask for our server after being seated 20 minutes without being acknowledged. Seemed over yet underwhelmed at the same time. I was waiting in line to use the restroom at the of our evening and he thought is appropriate to sign our dinner tab at that point.

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  34. RichardCarlos

    Greensboro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice restaurant with tasteful ambiance and good service. Only downside: prices were a bit higher than expected. Nice bar ambiance too.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. Buntz

    Philadelphia

    847 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    847 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had another nice dinner at Sbicca, one of or Del Mar favs. We split a tasty calamari appetizer before our roasted chicken and blackened salmon entrees. Both were delicious in their own way but the salmon was not really blackened. It had only a trace of spice or heat. After the initial pour of our wine, our waitress never returned to pour again.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. Califdiner

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I come for the chicken parm. How can you not have chicken parm in stock? How difficult is that to forecast and have available? So, I had the fried chicken instead. It was very tasty!! Is that a different chicken than they have in chicken parm? Additional - service was good to fair. She seemed like she had too many tables. Additionally, I asked a reasonable question on why they did not have the chicken parm available and she responded with “I just work here. You need to ask someone that knows”. Not the response I would expect from a top restaurant like Sbicca. They can do better!

    1 person found this helpful

  37. SanDiegoGolferGirl

    San Diego

    203 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    203 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We took two of our friends to Sbicca last night and we were all very pleased with everything! The hostess was very accommodating in seating us in the dining room as I had requested when I made the reservation. Two of us had the chicken parm and the other two had the bluefin tuna. Everyone loved their meal. The chicken is moist and tender and served with the most delicious fettuccini alfredo and broccolini. So good! The tuna was cooked perfectly to rare and served with rice and vegetables. My husband really enjoyed it. The only drawback was an extremely LOUD group of 20-something ladies who were sat across from us about halfway through our meal. They were obnoxious - yelling and laughing so loud and all five of them talking at the same time. The four of us couldn't hear ourselves at all! Really annoying! We opted out for dessert and went elsewhere just to hear ourselves think! Too bad they couldn't be a bit courteous to the rest of the diners!

    1 person found this helpful

  38. rebeccam

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The hostess went above and beyond for us, saving us bar seats so we didn’t have to sit outdoors. Our foot was delicious as always and always has a unique flair which we love! The tiger shrimp dish was cooked perfectly and the greens and risotto that came with it were sensational and such a great pairing.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Really love the outside sitting with delicious food amd drinks! Just our waiter was so pushy and not so smiley face need to say.. Rest is good,I love that place.

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  40. AnnJ

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall ok The Calamari was fabulous; the iceburg Wedge salad was good. Shower, the Halibut was over done and a little dry and the Tiger Shrimp was a little flavorless. Staff was nice.

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FAQs

Sbicca - Del Mar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 481-3895.

Sbicca - Del Mar is rated 4.5 stars by 2441 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sbicca - Del Mar

215 15th Street, Del Mar, CA 92014

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Camino Del Mar
  • Neighborhood
    Del Mar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:30 pm Brunch Sat 10:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Metered parking under hotel across the street.<br />Paid parking at the Del Mar Plaza<br />Self parking on 15th street and cross streets <br />Sbicca Lot (9 spots) on the corner of 13th street and the alley
  • Public transit
    Camino Del Mar at 15th Street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Carlos Ramirez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (858) 481-3895
  • Catering
    Contact our Events Team at events@sbiccadelmar.com for all your event needs.
  • Private party facilities
    Sbicca's versatile layout and ocean views make us the perfect place for personal or corporate events. 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:WINE ROOM- 15 maxOCEANVIEW DECK- 50 max (seated)INDOOR DINING ROOM- 40 max (seated)
  • Private party contact
    amanda@sbiccadelmar.com: (858) 481-1001
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