Join us for a special Mother's Day Brunch from 9am-3pm and dinner starting at 4:30pm . What better way to celebrate Mom than brunch or dinner with an oceanview
Sunday, May 13, 2018
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.
A+ on service, food, cocktails.
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
Seating near entrance is noisy, as it is busy spot. Everyone passing through to their tables there. Great food and wine list.
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.
If you're looking for a place where the locals go, this is the spot!
I've always had a great meal here... Must try the calamari appetizer. Delicious!
Totally disappointed!!! Waiter was rude and the food was completely lackluster… far from the special occasion evening we anticipated!!!
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.
Casual but the food is always good. Great for a first date.
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 .
Exceptional food and friendly service. We both thoroughly enjoyed our scallops main course.
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!
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.
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.
Had a fabulous early dinner and perfect view of the ocean. The food and service excellent !
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.
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.
Very nice view! Good cocktail and wine menu.
Loved this place. A little pricy but would definitely go back.
The menu always has a great selection. We had the salmon which was prepared to perfection. Also recommend their lobster crab soup for starters
Really nice spot for a dinner between friends or a romantic evening. Good food and nice 1/2 price wine on Thursday!
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.
We had a lovely business dinner in the Wine Room - which was awesome! If you haven't been to Sbicca, you should go!
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Warm food and overpriced
Reliable quality, good value, Tues/ Thurs wine night, intimate.
Parking can be an issue .
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.
Excellent Food and service - consistently good, have eaten here many times, there's a good reason for that.
Always great food and a great dining experience. Beautiful views of the ocean as well.
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!
Perfect evening. Great view from upper deck. Server was excellent and food was too. Husband had great burger and I had Salmon. Great selection of wine. Be sure to stop by while in Del Mar!!
Very good food. Easy place to go. We really enjoyed it. Always eat there when we are in Del Mar.
Good value..well prepared..no bs..good wine list!
Main dining room offers no ambience but the food is super.
We all had scallops at the recommendation of our waitress - they were wonderful. We tried two of her fav desserts and they too were fab! Great dining experience.
Our dinner was delicious and expertly prepared. Our server, Amanda, was extremely courteous and attentive. We will be back!