Sbicca - Del Mar

4.7
1812 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
OPEN FOR DINE IN- We are accepting online reservations and phone reservations. Masks required, social distancing will be strongly enforced. Please follow all rules and regulations- Please be patient with wait times- SEATING REQUESTS CANNOT BE GUARANTEED-
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.

Please note we cannot guarantee seating requests, we only have outdoor seating for general tables.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1812 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AaronC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always so good! Great service, too. We had a great date night.

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Pete
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

There was an extremely loud and obnoxious guest seated near us that was so annoying. He ruined our evening

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Beautiful sunset, warm heaters on the patio, good (not fantastic but good), friendly and fast service.

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sjco
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. thurs 50% off wine special a pleasant bonus. Ambiance and setting are super.

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Hayden
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was extremely tasty and the service was great. Would definitely recommend for a date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We used to go to Sbicca all the time but the chef had left and the food wasn’t as good so we had stopped going. We decided to try them again for Valentine’s Day and it was wonderful. The whole menu sounded amazing and it was. Everything we had was absolutely delicious, I had the lobster and shrimp bisque and sesame crusted ahi and my husband had the coconut shrimp and scallops. I stole a scallop and it was the most perfectly cooked scallop I have ever had. We also split shishito peppers and they were really good they had a slight taste of lemon juice that Ihave never had on shishito peppers but it worked really well. For dessert we had the flourless chocolate cake and a lemon bar they were amazing sweet but not overly sweet. Our server was also really good he knew the menu and helped my husband settle on what to order when he was debating between a couple dishes and occasionally checked in when we had our food to make sure we were happy and had everything we needed. I am super excited to start coming here more often again.

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CourtP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sbicca was very good! The service was amazing and our party of 6 got a private room at no charge. Our food was amazing, and the desert was also delicious. Great place to go with a small or large group while visiting Del Mar!

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Alinda
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had good service, great food, warm temperatures and sunshine with ocean view. Can't beat that.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!! Will definitely be returning

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MichaelS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic front patio with views of the sea through the trees. Service was outstanding and the cocktails and food well done!

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DavidS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food and taste was awesome. The beet salad was way too small for the price. That salad was my main meal and went home starving. My hubby’s burger with the salad was excellent and just right size for a meal.

Suggest providing half and full size salads. The small salad I had is definitely a half with it half the price.

The salad didn’t even include a bread roll or crackers with it. Very disappointing.

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GabrielleO
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Benedict was incredible, I love the chipotle honey hollandaise! Our server was helpful and prompt, we got to sit outside in the sunshine and everything was delicious.

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JoeandBree
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

This was the only reservation I could find the day of in Del Mar, I now know why: Burnt crab cake. $18 Benedict was a joke, menu description highlighted pancetta but there were three bacon bit size sprinkles on top w a few potatoes. Skip the food here. Servers were pleasant. Maybe have a glass of wine if nowhere else open but skip the food.

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vipKatiH
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always! Been coming here for 20 years. 💚

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vipDesi
Tahoe
40 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is fantastic! We were put in between two large loud groups and felt a bit uncomfortable with Covid, 7 on one side and 6 on the other. Our server was very nice but hard to get our drinks with the other two large parties demanding attention for food and drinks. Still a great place, but ask about seating.

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KatrinaH
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a really lovely dinner out with a friend for the first time in a really long time. Sbicca did not disappoint, as usual -- great, attentive service and delicious cuisine. My only concern was that there did not seem to be much of an occupancy limit being enforced for the indoor dining. I did not feel uncomfortable about it personally, but just want to make sure all the restaurants are following the guidelines rigorously so that things don't get shut back down :)

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vipRafii
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service was amazing and the food was awesome! They easily can accommodate gluten free preparations. Will return to Sbicca for sure :)

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vipRyan
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We are big fans of Sbicca, and normally the experience is excellent. However, our visit on Saturday was very average, perhaps because the restaurant was very busy. The sea bass was overcooked and tough. On the positive side, the service was fast and good (as always). We're still big fans, but this experience wasn't Sbicca's usual performance.

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vipDiahannM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite spot in Del Mar! Thank you for having us! We love Sbicca!

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CoriG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day & food on the deck overlooking the sea!

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vipdmfoodie1
San Diego
114 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a BD brunch get together with 4 close friends. We sat upstairs with the beautiful ocean view. The tables were well spaced apart. Server was professional, wore her mask during services. Food and service was excellent, will return.

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Vesp
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with friends. Food was delicious and the atmosphere was very fun

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RPCP
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Mason did an excellent job as our server. Very attentive.

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vipLMTabin
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s been a while since I’ve dined here. Food was great - table of 6 - ate tapas style and got to try almost one of everything. Crispy chicken buns were a stand-out - so delicious! Truffle Mac and cheese was another favorite! Service was attentive. We’ll definitely be back!

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marisam
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service by staff and management was top notch!!! Made it a great birthday celebration!!! The food was fantastic as always!

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ToddS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic!!!
Great food and service!!!!

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vipArtH
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

The hostess was very rude upon arriving this souring the experience from then on. Luckily the waiter was fantastic so he saved it. Our fries were cold and hard but were replaced immediately.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food is good, but not what I would expect at their prices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great views and great food. A bit pricey

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience. For the price point our entree salads should have come with complementary bread. That’s why 4 stars instead of 5.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Del Mar!

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Louie
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Diners appropriately separated.

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vipjohne
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We've had great experiences in the past, but it seems like they didn't have enough servers, as everyone seemed rushed.

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vipLouVal
Oklahoma City
39 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening at Sbicca! Our Pasta Bolognese was plenty to share along with a salad and soup. Make sure you have the chocolate chip bread pudding for dessert! Casey was an excellent server.

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BarbaraW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. This is a great place for friendly staff and quality food.

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vipKatyaL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite places in Del Mar. I love this place very much, and always have a great time with my friends and family.

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vipMikeZ
San Diego
118 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around....food, drink, service

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vipRafii
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. I can't have Gluten and many dishes are easily prepared gluten free.

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Alan
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sbicca has been on my restaurants to try for a long time. This list is of the finest restaurants in San Diego. I don't think Sbicca makes the grade, although it is a nice restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a girls’ lunch out. Great service and awesome food. Dog-friendly and great outdoor space.

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 1812 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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