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Sunday, May 13, 2018
Although we have had many good meals at Sbicca, this was clearly an "off night."
Our server ordered the wrong item for our shared side and apologized, but didn't comp us.
The runners tried to deliver food for other tables to our table twice, and they also served only 3 of us and we all had to sit and wait until they finally brought the 4th order (which was the same shrimp as one that had been delivered).
Sadly, the sole was completely dry and basically in edible. The bed of spinach under it was so overcooked, it was tasteless. I didn't send it back because I didn't want to create a problem for my fellow diners, but it was not up to the normal Sbicca standards.
Wonderful fish tacos - recommend grilled over fried.
Amber was fantastic. Good cocktails and food.
Made reservations for the front patio , for a birthday celebration. Called to ensure happy hour menu was served on the patio. Arrived , sat down , was told no happy hour menu on the front patio. Even though I confirmed and it is a public patio and patrons can sit without ordering?
Mentioned my reservation and birthday celebration. Was asked to move to the side patio.
No ambiance... no attention to providing a "birthday" dessert.. which I also asked about when I called. Embarrassed and not happy with the evening. I am a local resident and have many dining options. Additionally, next to us, a table had 2 LARGE dogs with them.. which were being catered to with table food and in the walk way.
They said they had vegetarian dishes, yet when we got there they was no such dishes to purchase.
I was out with my daughter who was visiting from out of state. She is a vegetarian and we went there because they said on line they had food for her . but nothing when we got there she had to order a mishmash of things put together so she could eat. The staff was nice and friendly but they did not have food for my daughter . Very disappointing.
As usual, the food and service was great. We always go to Sbicca when in the San Diego area.
Met with cousins for an evening; the servers were great, martini was good. I ordered a fish dinner, the beet salad had sticks (or stems?) in it (once I picked them out it was good, but the lack of attention to detail was not good) The fish was terribly overcooked, and I do suspect it was a purchased frozen breaded fish. IDK for $28 it was just OK, I would not order again. My husband ordered short ribs, he said it was just so so, the portions were small, I noticed our cousins had pasta, again the portions were small. We are foodies and good cooks ourselves, but really I would not go there again, it was on a Thursday evening and the place seems popular.
WE had a nice brunch/lunch in the dining room. It was Easter and so the restaurant was busy and a bit chaotic with all the children but we did enjoy ourselves. The menu was sufficient to please our two grandchildren and ourselves. We always enjoy Sbicca for the menu and ambiance. Servers were very pleasant and efficient despite the holiday chaotic bliss.
Service was excellent! And so was our menu selections!
Very enjoyable. Gotta save that last star for the extraordinary but this was really great.
It was freezing at our table despite having a reservation well in advance and requesting to be somewhere warm. Was a constant battle to keep the heaters turned on (as others further away from the chilly windows were warm). I run on the cold side, but don't think I should be cold even with a heavy coat on.
Food took a long time to come out and entrees were cold once they did arrive.
Overall mediocre. I'd go back for the view for lunch or early evening dinner, but not good for a special occasion especially given the price.
Love the new menu and the updated decor. Wonderful service and awesome food. Highly recommend!!
I’ve eaten here many times over the years. The food is great. We both had the scallops served on slices of yellow beats. The scallops were large and prepared perfectly. It was an unusual way to serve the dish, but that made it more enjoyable. The combination was very good. The service was good. They let us take our time but the waiter was attentive. The atmosphere is nothing special but not in a negative way. It’s just very simple. Overall a fine dinner.
Great and friendly service.
The three orders of fish we had were very dry and over done. The Salmon was terrific. We are regulars at the restaurant, worse meal we ever had there!!
Sorry but you need to know how poor the food was.
Amazing food and service!
Relaxed evening out in beautiful Del Mar!
Our server was welcoming and professional.
Food was super yummy!
A definite try when in the Del Mar area!
We went here for our anniversary dinner. We moved away from Del Mar about 4 years ago so it was nice to be back in the neighborhood again. This has a very Del Mar feel about it. Every single person working there wished us Happy Anniversary which was nice. Besides that, I love that Sbicca is dog friendly.
A rare and unexpected dining experience — we were in the area for a doctor appointment so I googled restaurants in the area and thought the menu sounded intriguing. We were not disappointed. In fact, I’m telling all my friends about the amazing meal we had— I ordered the filet mignon which was served atop a portobello mushroom stuffed with Gorgonzola and Baby spinach., delicately drizzled with a pink peppercorn sauce. The filet was cooked medium rare— just perfection! My husband had the roast pork prime rib with sweet potato purée, bourbon Demi glacé and chantilly cream. Our server, Greg, was the epitome of charm, patient to answer our questions and prompt with service. We live in Mission beach but would willingly drive to Del Mar just to eat at Sbicca again.
Waiter Logan was outstanding and food excellent
Our server Brett and Spencer were fantastic! I appreciated the help with my menu selections. Food was delicious and prompt in getting to the table. I also loved the $5 Lunch Mimosas. Thank you for a wonderful first time experience. I’ll be back.
Always good food - great flavors. Good service. Very loud in top dining room.
I was looking for something low-key for our date night. Sbicca knocked it out of the park. The food was excellent, service was top notch, and the price was great! I was expecting to pay at least $60 more than what we paid. I'm adding Sbicca to my frequent dining locations.
The waiter, Vincent was fabulous.....
Food- Korean lettuce wraps, chopped salad with grilled shrimp, and salad with grilled salmon— all GREAT’
Great local find during a visit to the Del Mar area. Will return and recommend.
Food and service were amazing!!! So quick and polite! No complaints on food except that servings were slightly smaller than expected, but other than that, perfect place!
Soup was cold, one server for the entire restaurant.
Light lunch with a friend. Friend enjoyed her salad. I enjoyed calamari and crispy chicken chinese buns. Dined outside during an cool (for San Diego) afternoon but heater overhead was adequate.
Has for many many years offered Del Mar residents and guests an interesting dining choice, with excellent food and highly trained and attentive staff.
We always have a great meal at Sbicca! We have had the bar menu and last night enjoyed eating dinner in the upstairs room with the fireplace and the ocean view. The servers were efficient and friendly.
Excellent food in a great location. Always a great evening.
We love Sbicca, and especially on Tuesdays and Thursdays when bottles of wine are 1/2 price. We had the bacon-wrapped shrimp as an appetizer and their signature, wonderful pork chop and tasty butternut squash ravioli as entrees. Everything was excellent, including the prompt service. Just a fine restaurant!
Good food, nice wine, little noisy upstairs. I was disappointed that they didn’t acknowledge the whole reason we were there, which was a birthday dinner. When I made reservation I was asked if there was a special occasion, also when we arrived the host asked who’s birthday it was, I just assumed they would bring her a dessert or something.....oh well.
Never Disappoints * Best Happy Hour In Del Mar!!! Trefethon and Mushroom Pizza 'a must'!!!
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.
Nice view from the rooftop dining room. Food was better than average, not spectacular. Bar was very good.