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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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4.4

service

4.5

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4.4

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4.1

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
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Creative Cuisine (10)
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Bar Seating (9)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 14, 2010

Have been to Sbicca many times and will continue to go back! Stellar service, yummy food and comfortable atmosphere.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 14, 2010

Always an Exceptional restaurant. Menu is unique and attractive to varied tastes. Patio dining at its best.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 13, 2010

Can't beat the view especially if dining on the topmost patio. Very tasty food. Lovely decadent desserts. Great service! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to enjoy a great meal and a great view.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2010

We enjoyed our dinner and the service was good. However, we did feel the entrees are rather overpriced.
Unfortunately our evening birthday celebration was spoiled by the fact we received a parking ticket from the City of Del Mar for the outrageous amt of $40. We parked at 7:30pm and thought the meters ended at 6pm. The parking spot was in an unlit area and we were unable to see the times on the meter. Due to the lack of parking in Del Mar and the City's "grinch" attitude we probably won't return to Del Mar. We think all landlords in Del Mar should complain to the City about lack of parking and their long meter hours.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2010

We tried Sbicca as the porch dining is pooch friendly. They show us to our table and brought water...for our dogs!
The food was spectacular, we had a great dining experience, highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2010

Eating at Sbicca was like being in heaven! Every bite is amazing. The chef produces some wonderful and unique menu items, and I have never been disappointed. I only wish I could have had room for dessert--I'm sure they are equally delectable. The atmosphere and view are great! Go there!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 6, 2010

Love the restaurant but was not happy that they no longer accept the gift cards that are still being sold at Costco promoting their location

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2010

Short ribs were excellent, so was the stuffed Portabella.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2010

Went for our moms 62 birthday, had a great time. Food was awesome and desert was even better! Michael our waiter did a great job!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2010

We went for Thanksgiving while visiting Del Mar and were really impressed. The special menu was well conceived
And well executed. The star was a "prime rib of pork" - a double thick chop that was moist and savory. Despite the
Holiday, wine was 50 percent off (already reasonably prices) which allowed us to taste
An outstanding wine. Service and ambience were great.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2010

Our group of 6 (2 grandparents, 2 kids and 2 parents) all enjoyed our dishes and dining experience having Thanksgiving dinner here. I had the traditional turkey dinner, which was excellent - just simple and tasty turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes. I prefer stuffing with a little veg crunch (like celery) and a little less dry, but everything else was perfect or close to it. Others said the steak and salmon were delicious. Wonderful lobster bisque. Kids loved their kids' meals - chicken fingers, sliders and mac & cheese (which the adults also gratefully shared). The plush ambience, including cozy fire, and thoughtful service was like having a chef and a wait staff serving you at home.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2010

It was a good Thanksgiving experience-food choices were great and service just right.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2010

Wonderful Thanksgiving prix fixe dinner; excellent food selections and service; half price wine by the bottle on Thursday; relaxed and enjoyable. A perfect holiday meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2010

This restaurant pops into my head occasionally and when we go I always find that the experience is wonderful. Great food, great service, and a phenomenal atmosphere and view. The only question is why does this restaurant not pop into my head more often?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2010

The food and wine were excellent. Very good wine list. The service was quite good. Nice ambiance, not too noisy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2010

We arrived for our Friday night reservation with an extra guest from Denver who wished to sit outside. The staff was very accomodating. Food was wonderful and service was more than adequate. Very interesting menu with many good choices. We'll be back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2010

My friend, Judy, and I had a wonderful lunch at Sbicca! The food was excellent and we got to sit upstairs with the ocean view. We were able to talk and do all the sharing that we needed while eating amazing food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 16, 2010

Service was very good considering two large groups had just arrived in our section before us. Waiter had to correct check twice for the 50% off bottled wine. We had to catch the mistakes. Chicken seemed 'processed' but the rest of the dishes were delicious. Overall we love Sbicca and Susan Sbicca remains one of our favorite chefs.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 14, 2010

The food and service were great but the manager was terrible as he had a personal and loud conversation with the hostess the entire two hours we were there which could be heard by everyone. Both we and the table next to us said we should interject our comments to get him to stop. Even the bartender asked him if he was bored to which he answered yes!! The place was 90% full and he was bored! How about checking with each table to see how their experience is going rather than chit chatting w the hostess? The bus boy had the most professional behavior of all and thanked us for coming when we left.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 14, 2010

Waitress came back zero times to check on us.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 13, 2010

It was our first time there and it was very nice.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2010

Our party had beef, pasta, pork and swordfish and all were excellent. Our waiter was very attentive and had a great sense humor. We sat inside, it was cool outside. The dining room was small but very comfortable. Outdoor dining looked fun also. This was a very good value for the cost.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2010

Good but not great. Fairly overpriced. Without the midweek 50% discount on wines, having wine with your meal would be out of the question.

Food was decent, although I wouldn't go there again primarily because of the prices. If you sit on the upper deck, make sure you sit near lighting. In the middle of the deck, you won't be able to read your menus.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 8, 2010

Everything was great except for the food. A little pricey and very ordinary.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 6, 2010

The food was very good and it was a lovely night to sit out on the patio and watch the night sky.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 23, 2010

We went to Sbicca for a special occasion and had a very good experience. We particularly liked the antipasto starter, and we hardly noticed the server for most of the meal, which was nice because we enjoyed being focused on each other with few distractions. Entrees came out a little early, and I would advise calling to make sure ocean view terrace seating is available if you intend to sit outside. Inside/outside seating is assigned based on availability when you arrive for your reservation, however, when we arrived, we were informed that there was a private party on the terrace and the only outside seating available was on the streetside patio (still nice, slight view of the ocean, good view of town and people walking along the street).

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 16, 2010

XLNT food & service! The surf & turf was awesome.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2010

One of our local favorites, the appetizers abd dinner were excellent but the desserts (crumble and mousse) were lacking and we would not order those again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 9, 2010

Great portions and ocean views. Good service was available throughout the meal.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 9, 2010

My husband and I dined at Sbicca for our 18th wedding anniversary and was able to sit on the outdoor patio, which had a fantastic view of the Pacific Ocean. Our waiter was very attentive and sensitive to our occasion. My sweet brother called ahead of time and ordered us up a bottle of wine (on him), which was well received by the management at Sbicca. The food was very well presented and deliciously prepared! Very savory and tasty! We were also offered a free dessert for our anniversary! To boot, the sun set during our dinner, which gave us and others dining on the paito an opportunity to see a green flare. Very romantic. Perfect. I highly recommend Sbicca to anyone!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2010

Quintessential "old California beach haunte" with a great menu. The staff was exceptional.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 7, 2010

I really enjoyed the place. We shared a bottle of wine and had the Antipasto, which was OK, I think it could have included more quality (cheeses, olives, and pickles) for the price the meats were fine. The Fish looked good and the service was excellent.

I would go back and enjoy the patio again and try their other dishes. Again the service was really good and for the price they made you feel special enough with out interrupting the conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2010

Love the half off bottle of wine on Tue and Thur.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 5, 2010

We've eaten here many, many times -- the food is very good and the service is usually as good. Unfortunately this last time our service experience was very disappointing. Upon arrival, we notified our waiter that we would be celebrating my elderly aunt's birthday. We inquired about sitting inside (it was drizzling) but they said they had no tables inside. They attempted to seat us on the upstairs covered patio but we declined as my elderly aunt was unable to climb the long flight of stairs. We were seated in the covered patio area near the entrance under a heat lamp. Throughout our time there (2 bottles wine, appetizer, dinner for 4 & dessert) we had to get up and find our waiter 3 separate times. Very disappointing -- left 15% tip.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 3, 2010

Food was excellent as was the service. Would definitely return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2010

Really wish that we had tried this place sooner, lived in Del Mar for 2 years and went there for the first time recently. We had an excellent evening, cocktails at the bar before having a delicious meal, fish cooked to perfection and scrumptious desert. Atmosphere and seating on the terrace were great and all of the staff were friendly, professional and charismatic. A very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2010

They offer a great wine selection, Rombauer, Frank, and others!
The Food and Service was flawless!
We enjoyed a five star evening!
Linda, from La Jolla.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 27, 2010

We were pleasantly surprised by the food and view. Great atmosphere and service. Only disappointment was no Reisling wine on the menu.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2010

Repeat visit. Spectacular rooftop sunset views. Great food and wine.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 22, 2010

The food and service were excellent. Nice view from the upstairs patio.

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