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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

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Good for a Date (19)
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Fit for Foodies (19)
People Watching (17)
Scenic View (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Casual (13)
Romantic (12)
Fun (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Cozy (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Business Meals (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Waterfront (7)
Authentic (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Organic (2)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A large group made the upstairs patio very noisy

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 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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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I hadn't been here for a couple years. The food seems to be not as good. I had pork and it was too rare and not enough taste. My friend had the squash ravioli since he is vegetarian and he did like that. initially we were seated inside in a back room w/ a family so I asked to be moved outside. I never like it when a restaurant tries to put you in their worst seats. We did have a reservation. They did move us when I asked.
Overall kind of an average experience but in the past I would have expected more than average.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

After enjoying the crab cakes, we ordered dinner. I told the waiter I was thinking about the tuna but wanted something with bones for my dog. He suggested the pork chop and I should leave some meat on the bone for my dog. I thought that was a good idea as I have a small dog and the pork chops (and the bones) would be fine. The pork chop was large and juicy and I left some meat on the bones for my dog. I didn't finish my meal and got a 'doggy' bag for my leftovers including the bones with meat. When I got home, I opened the bag to feed my dog and there were no bones. They never made it in the bag.
I know this is not a horrible experience but it was clear that our waiter took our order, brought the food and took my money. Just like they do at Carls Jr. I wish the service was as nice as the restaurant. Unfortunate, they felt they could hire anyone to serve food. The is a blemish on the restaurant and our experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A+ on service, food, cocktails.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had to wait over an hour past our reservation. Service was sparse. Took forever to get our check and for our credit card to be returned

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Seating near entrance is noisy, as it is busy spot. Everyone passing through to their tables there. Great food and wine list.

Tags: Seasonal, People Watching, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had a great dinner, meal and service were outstanding.
We were in town with friends for The Breeders Cup Races and looking for a local/upscale restaurant and found Sibicca the perfect spot.
Was surprised when we sat down...as Bobby Flay and a large party were sitting right behind us, so we knew we were in for a unique dining experience and none of us were disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Organic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

If you're looking for a place where the locals go, this is the spot!

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I've always had a great meal here... Must try the calamari appetizer. Delicious!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fun, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Totally disappointed!!! Waiter was rude and the food was completely lackluster… far from the special occasion evening we anticipated!!!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I eat at Sbicca a couple of times a month. The dishes are very well prepared and there is something on the menu for everyone. The food is high quality and the service is very attentive. This is a great go to restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Casual but the food is always good. Great for a first date.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food and service were good. The restaurant has a casual and trendy vibe with a good outdoor patio although the patio tables do get damp quickly from the evening fog, which is something that the restaurant should address by perhaps putting up an awning or using the heaters more .

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Exceptional food and friendly service. We both thoroughly enjoyed our scallops main course.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food is always extremely good and the wine is half price on Thursday. What could be better? Cheers to all staff members. Everyone is helpful and very friendly!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The good food and half-priced bottles of wine was what brought us there (went with a group of six). Unfortunately, they were out of Rombauer Chardonnay, our first choice. We ordered the crab and lobster cakes (hadn’t realized they were deep-fried, which was a little disappointing); Korean beef (pretty good but not really Korean-flavored—I would lose the strawberries and mint and add more garlic and sesame oil); bacon-wrapped shrimp (perfection—perfectly paired with a delicious jalapeño crema); ahi tuna (yum) and; truffle fries (outstanding— crispy and generously truffled). Oh, and caramel swirl cheesecake for dessert (I’m not really a dessert person but had one bite and it was excellent.
The service was very good although we did feel a bit rushed at the end. I think the staff was in a hurry to get out and it was just about closing time, although we were certainly not the last customers there.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Usually one of my favorite places to eat. Can't beat the ambiance and views of the ocean!! The food this time was good for entree but meh for sides. Cauliflower was a bit undercooked and no flavor , the Brussels sprouts were over sauced and not great. Fries were ok but not amazing. Trout was good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Had a fabulous early dinner and perfect view of the ocean. The food and service excellent !

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is my wife and my favorite Del Mar restaurant. The crab and lobster bisque soup is simply the best soup I have ever had at any restaurant in this country....and I travel for business every week and eat out almost every night
I loved the Butternut Squash ravioli. The sauce, like that which flavor most of the dishes here, was outstanding. My wife got the sea scallops, something she never gets because when they are not dine right, they're horrible. These sea scallops were tremendous and the sauce they were flavored with was perfect for this dish.
Originally, my wife was seated upstairs where we have enjoyed sitting before, however on this Friday night it was packed with huge parties of 8, 10 and 12 and far too loud for us to carry on a conversation so we moved to the front outdoor patio. I don't recommend sitting upstairs, despite the change for a bit of a view, unless it is only couples dining as any group of 2 or more and you will be struggling to have a conversation.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I made a reservation for 12 ppl for my birthday. Initially, I was pleasantly surprised--they put us in a private room on the 2nd floor. However, it deteriorated from there as it seemed out of sight out of mind. When the server was there, he would stand at one end of the table and basically made everyone shout their order to him down the table disrupting all conversation and gave an elegant setting a pub feel, which is not what I was going for. I knew going in we were not going to be a big spender table - several non-drinking vegans in the party, so I was prepared to make it worth the server's time with a healthy extra cash gratuity.

However, the lack of service - because it was just lacking overall or because it was clear early on that we weren't a big spender table and he focused elsewhere, I don't know --but the poor service changed my mind and I gave him nothing extra. The room got hot, no inquiry into our comfort. Water glasses went unfilled - only one refill the entire night. Bar minimum of service provided. Good food was Sbicca's saving grace this evening. For this reason only would I try Sbicca again, but I'm not running back and certainly would be careful about having any kind of larger special event here.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Very nice view! Good cocktail and wine menu.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Loved this place. A little pricy but would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The menu always has a great selection. We had the salmon which was prepared to perfection. Also recommend their lobster crab soup for starters

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Really nice spot for a dinner between friends or a romantic evening. Good food and nice 1/2 price wine on Thursday!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Thank you so much for making our anniversary dinner special. The food and the service were both outstanding. We will be back soon - I promise. This is a great place to eat a big meal or a little snack - great options.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We had a lovely business dinner in the Wine Room - which was awesome! If you haven't been to Sbicca, you should go!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 26, 2017

An outstanding meal! Singularly the best bowl of soup ever, crab and lobster bisque. We are going back in 3 days with friends to introduce them to this fabulous dining experience.

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

We had a table upstairs, and the view of the sunset was awesome. We are from Virginia, so the Pacific sunset was special for us. The food was delicious, and our waiter was very good.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We haven't been to Sbicca in a while but decided to check them out for Restaurant Week. Lunch was delicious and we will definately be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Everybody's meal was great, we had a wonderful time. My mussels were heh! At best. Martinis were excellent. The bisque and bacon wrapped shrimp were fabulous. A great find

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Disappointed. Had been here a few yrs ago and enjoyed it with good food,service and view. Group of 3 given table for 2. Too small and juggling plates to fit. Very crowded. Wait staff rushing us and even positioned someone hovering over waiting for us to finish our meals. Very odd and uncomfortable. Too bad. We won't be back.

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Warm food and overpriced

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Reliable quality, good value, Tues/ Thurs wine night, intimate.
Parking can be an issue .

Tags: Romantic, Fun
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 (Omaha)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Our family was in San Diego area on vacation. Opted for this restaurant based on reviews, variety of food, and scenic view. Service was awesome. Corey with the help of Alex did a great job. He had numerous tables but still kept on top of things. Food was very good. Portions were generous. There were nine of us and we had a variety of appetizers, salads, main dishes and desserts. Nice surprise, bottled wine was half off on Mondays and Thursdays! Lobster bisque soup was delicious. We also loved the Scallop main dish, trout and short ribs. Temperature wise, dishes could have been hotter. Presentation outstanding. Desserts to die for. The ocean view was nice although not panoramic by any means. If in the area, we would definitely come back. Thanks to all the staff for a great meal and memories.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent Food and service - consistently good, have eaten here many times, there's a good reason for that.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Always great food and a great dining experience. Beautiful views of the ocean as well.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We have been to Sbicca many times, and this time was excellent as it usually is. The last time we had a disappointing experience with the crab/lobster cake appetizer, but this time it was superb. All of the entrees were great, and the sides were fabulous, especially the brussels sprouts. Service was prompt and friendly as usual. We had a great time!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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