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About 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.

215 15th Street
Del Mar, CA 92014
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Californian

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

Cross Street:
Camino Del Mar

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 481-1001

Website:
http://www.sbiccadelmar.com/

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.

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

Public Transit:
Camino Del Mar at 15th

Executive Chef:
Harry Butcher

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

Private Party Contact:
amanda@sbiccadelmar.com: (858) 481-1001

Additional:
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

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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Sbicca - Del Mar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
Special Occasion (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
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Creative Cuisine (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
People Watching (10)
Casual (8)
Fun (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Scenic View (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Seasonal (6)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Waterfront (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 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.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 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!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

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 :)

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Organic, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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

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 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Vegan, Hot Spot
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 (Central Coast)·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.

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 (San Diego)·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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing The food and service were amazing.

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 (San Diego)·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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a great time at Sbicca. The food was amazing and service was outstanding. Big shout out to our server Greg. Definitely will go again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was just meh and while the service was good, the overall value of this place just isn’t there. The food is very expensive. I assume the cater more toward tourists than locals. Not impressed and don’t plan to return too soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything was fantastic! Highly recommend this place

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Came for San Diego Restaurant Week and had a great time with friends. The food was good and the atmosphere was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Being relatively new to the area, we decided to take advantage of restaurant week and try some restaurants we haven't been to yet. We made our reservation expecting a good dinner based on all of the positive reviews, but we were floored at how awesome it turned out to be. Cori F. was one of the nicest people we've ever met (she seriously offered the coat off of her back because it was a little chilly when the wind blew) and the food and wine were even better than we could have imagined. We will definitely be returning for dinner again soon.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Very noisy, very long wait for everything, and our orders were wrong.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I always love this place and now after the remodel... OH MAN!!!! Tried the turkey BLT and the Pork sando. Both fantastic. Great new things on the menu and love the atmosphere. Cheers DanTheMan and congrats!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Came here for restaurant week. I felt like their pricing and menu really embraced the concept. Great value and reasonable variety of choices. We enjoyed our meal and service. Plus we went on a day with half price wine, and selected a very nice wine we otherwise would have passed over.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great chopped salad.But very sad turkey club.Cold greasy, one slice of tastless turkey and hard dry bacon. Our waiter although very pleasant,had too many tables to be attentive. Its resturaunt week, try harder please!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our server Nadia ( I’m pretty sure that was her name) was fantastic!! Didn’t rush us. Drinks,food and wine were all good. Oh we started with the fries get those for sure. Will for sure be back!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Owner was present and so friendly and so was the staff! Will definitely visit again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fine but really rushed - it was new year's, but 5:30.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We live Sbicca’s. We have never had a bad meal there and the food is superb. Also a great valve. One of her favorites

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Service was very inconsistent, almost had to walk out of the restaurant to get the check. Food was average with good appetizers but mediocre entrees.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a reservation on Christmas Eve. We arrived right on time for our reservation and were told that we would be seated within 15 min., "at most". It was cold outside and we had our young kids with us. After about 25 min., when I asked, I was told by the woman at the reception that we would be seated immediately. She disappeared. After another five minutes I asked a man now at the reception about our table and told we would be seated "soon". After another 5 min. we finally were taken to a table. There seemed to be numerous guests arriving after us who were previously seated despite our reservation. Towards the end of the dinner, the woman at the reception who had disappeared reappeared and offered us a complimentary dessert as an apology for the delayed and chaotic seating. The food was great and ambiance fine. We appreciated the complimentary dessert. All this said, I don't think we are out of line with our disappointment with how we were treated with regards to being shown to a table. Sbicca management, you can do better. Please do.

Tags: Seasonal, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Had a great experience being my first time. We were celebrating 3 friends birthdays and took advantage of the no corckage fee on Monday night. Waitress was great and food was amazing, only good things to say and will be back. Great value for ambiance, food and service.

Tags: Romantic, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Came here for a quiet evening with a friend, reservations made 2 weeks in advance. Ended up seated in the upstairs room which was cold, not well decorated, and next to a large, very noisy table whose occupants screeched and loudly laughed, making it impossible to hear my companion. I suppose we should have asked to move, but we already had our food and I would have preferred that our server offered to move us. Food was OK, service was decent although not especially great, but I will hesitate to return to this restaurant due to the issues above.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent restaurant. 50 charaacters=? How am I doing/

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Sbicca was a fantastic place to celebrate my birthday with friends. The waiter was awesome, the food was delicious and delivered in a timely manner and it was a comfortable and beautiful setting for dinner. We sat up above. I would highly recommend Sbicca!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Gr eat place loved it

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

SBICCA is a great little Del Mar gem. A wonderful place for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Great food and service and a killer view. Doesn't get much better.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service was slow. Food was mediocre. Nothing to write home about.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Have been here a few times now and really enjoy it. Great menu options and the half price wine night for ANY bottle is outstanding. Haven’t spent anytime in the bar yet but will get there. Looks very warm welcoming.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Have dined there many times and never disappoints. This time was with new friends and food and service were awesome as usual.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a wonderful Sunday lunch at Sbicca's. The food was very yummy. I had Spinach and Avocado Eggs Benedict and ate every bite on my plate. The Mimosa's were tasty as well. The service was perfect - not too little - not too much. We sat on the patio and it was very pleasant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A large group made the upstairs patio very noisy

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good time w/ friends - food was great & service was excellent. Everyone had a good time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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