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Sbicca - Del Mar

1244 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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Contemporary American, Seafood, Californian
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Hours of operation
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
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 (858) 481-1001
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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 for all your event needs.
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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 1244 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Good food, nice wine, little noisy upstairs. I was disappointed that they didn’t acknowledge the whole reason we were there, which was a birthday dinner. When I made reservation I was asked if there was a special occasion, also when we arrived the host asked who’s birthday it was, I just assumed they would bring her a dessert or something.....oh well.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Always love this restaurant, however we were seated in the “party room” and our quiet, romantic night out didn’t happen. Not sure why they would seat a party of 2 in that space.

vippricey (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Nice view from the rooftop dining room. Food was better than average, not spectacular. Bar was very good.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great restaurant. Our reservation was early so we got a wonderful table with an ocean view. It fills up later. The service was outstanding from the reception desk, to being taken to our table to the attentive service of our waiter Brett. The food was awesome. Prices are moderate.

Lizilini (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Sat out on the patio with ocean views. The salmon and beet salad was delicious. My friends had the mussels and fish sandwich. Also excellent. Courteous staff was patient with our celebration!

vipJames (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The food was flawless. However, we dined on V-day so the service was a bit on the slow side.

vipJC4Wine (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Love this place. Always have and always will. The new Renos are great and some fun additions to the menu too. Amanda and Dan The Man do a great job running this place :)

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic dinner...The Caymus 2014 Cab even better...great easy going place in Del Mar

vipbsherida (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Sbicca is consistently putting out great food. I never have to worry about what I am ordering as it is all good. I had an excellent Cosmo with fresh lime instead of lemon and it was perfectly crafted and chilled. We shared a chopped salad and that was very tasty and a good size portion for two to split. They split it in the kitchen. Seasoned steak on lettuce cups was a great starter. Just enough spice to give it heat and make it interesting. We also split the double pork chop, which I used to be able to eat by myself (!) and it was flavorful and very juicy and tender. One of my favorites dishes. My only negative comment is that we were seated way up top and it was VERY cold to the point of being uncomfortable and there was a table of 8 near us and they were obnoxiously loud...for 3 hours. We were a table of 4 and it was near to impossible to carry on a conversation. Sort of ruined the evening for us.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

They changed the menu, missed my favorite scallop dish. Bisque used to be exceptional but not so good.

vipYashorse (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Always been a Sbicca fan, but first time visiting after the re-model. We sat in the dining room upstairs. Loved the new decor! Great fireplace with some modern cement tiles and the private wine room looked great can't wait to do a dinner there. Food was amazing some new menu items and our server was the best! Very accommodating, especially in changing slightly menu items. The only thing that hadn't changed is the seating in the "hallway" which while dog friendly lacks ambiance.

vipKeithL (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was delicious and expertly prepared. Our server, Myles, was extremely courteous and attentive. We enjoyed our evening and will be back.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

It was a wonderful culinary experience. The food and presentation were superb. The only criticism I would give it would be the lobster bisque. The Lobster Bisque was adequately tasty however it had a chalky finish that would almost suggest it was made from a powder or box. Also, lobster bisque is usually accompanied with tiny lobster chunks but there was none found to be found. The waiting staff was very attentive and accommodating. One suggestion I would give the waiting staff would be to not "Telegraph" their sense of urgency. As a server you may move with the sense of urgency(understandable because you have a job to do) however do not let your customers feel it because that can stress them out. Try to move with a "purpose in tranquility." Overall excellent dining experience.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing The food and service were amazing.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

First time visiting on a recommendation. Nice restaurant - much larger than initial impression. Sat upstairs in a very noisy room. Good food.. in fact very good. Problem was service.... we were party of four. Waiter was generally inattentive. When we noted other tables had come and gone while we were still waiting we finally asked our server what happened to our final course (dessert) and still waited another 15 minutes. No apologies given or explanation provided.

A different mentioned the restaurant had become too popular and they too had experienced spotty service.... not likely to return