Sbicca - Del Mar

4.6
1452 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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 garuantee seating requests or requests for happy hour seating

Specials

$5 mimosas

$5 specialty mimosas daily from open until 3pm. 7 flavors to choose from!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 29, 2018

Ends: September 30, 2117

Availability: Sun 10:00AM-3:00PM
Mon-Fri 11:30AM-3:00PM
Sat 10:00AM-3:00PM

Brunch Saturdays and Sundays

Join us for brunch every Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm. Breakfast specialities, bloody mary’s and $5 mimosas

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 29, 2018

Ends: September 30, 2117

Availability: Sun 10:00AM-2:45PM
Sat 10:00AM-2:45PM

Half price wine Tuesdays and Thursdays

Enjoy half off any bottle on our award winning wine list from open to close tuesdays and thursdays

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 12, 2018

Ends: September 13, 2117

Availability: Tue 11:30AM-10:00PM
Thu 11:30AM-10:00PM

What 1452 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was great.

We were there for Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately a crowd of white guys were seated next to us. They were yelling like it was a college bar. It was hard to talk and everyone else in the room was clearly unable to enjoy their dinner. Two servers eventually acknowledge the problem and asked if we wanted to be reseated but by then we were done with dinner and they guys were finally leaving.

So this place attracts an undesirable crowd. What can they do?

I assumed either our drinks or dessert would be free, and that was all I expected from the restaurant, but when the check came we were charged full price for a totally unsatisfying experience, and that was a huge blunder that suggests this must happen all the time. With tip it was $160 for the ambiance of a Pizza Hut. I won’t go back.

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JP
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very romantic ambiance. The service is very nice and the food was very flavorful. I love that this is a local hot spot.

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f
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! I would highly recommend

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KC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sbicca is consistently good. Everyone enjoyed their dinners. Drinks were good. Our waiter was great; attentive without hovering. Will say that the noise level was pretty high, don't know what you can do about that. Will definitely be back.

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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious dinner and our waitress, Amanda, was wonderful.

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B
Philadelphia
746 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sbicca’s always a great place to dine and especially so on Tuesdays or Thursdays when bottles of wine are 1/2 price. We shared a wonderful calamari appetizer and our pork chop and mushroom ravioli entrees were very tasty. Decadent bread pudding finished our lovely meal. Amanda’s service was prompt and very friendly- typical of Sbicca.

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My meal was outstanding

The servers were outstanding
The noise was loud
The restrooms were cluttered with
Paper towels on the floor

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BF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Was disappointed in our experience here. The service was below average and felt awkward. Aside from the bisque, the rest of the food was very average.

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

great food and service. We had Sunday brunch with Mimosas - lots of great choices.

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w
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

been to Sbicca often, but this time was the least pleasant. WAAAAy too noisy (this time time floor, and prior time 2nd floor, also noisy). there must be some method of ameliorating that (glass, hard floors, hard tables merely make it all worse). I recognize that larger parties, on nights with half priced wines tend to increase the noise level, but as we intended serious conversation, which was near impossible, not sure I can bring myself to return in the near future, if at all.

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KS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My only complaint was that I put on the reservation we were celebrating a birthday and the waiter did not acknowledge it.

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g
San Diego
82 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location! Food was excellent, however, we did have to return the prime rib of pork as it was too tough and normally it's very tender. The replacement was perfect - we had the s'mores pot, excellent. Service was wonderful!

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JS
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, tremendous service and the drinks were perfect

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TS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food! We look forward to returning.

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OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the service and food is fantastic. The only negative is just how loud the upper dining is with not even a full room.

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AR
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time at Sbicca. We were pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately, parking can be tough. The food was very good! Amanda gave us outstanding service!

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OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a quality spot!

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S
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A little cramped on patio but great place

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RR
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 7. It was enjoyable, good food, hard to chose from a great menu.

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BM
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Umberto the manager on duty and 1/2 price wine night the best things about this place in the winter.

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OT
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous!! Loved eating outside!

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w
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service and the upstairs is quiet and has a nice view.

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Austin
58 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sbicca is a great local neighborhood restaurant. They do a great job with the menu in terms of options. They always do a great overall job on both the food and the service. The wine specials are a very nice option between the half price wine nights and the no corkage night. It's a great place.

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LS
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch - great service
Food did not disappoint!
Great atmosphere!
Loved it !

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OT
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sbicca is always reliable for a great meal and super service. Thank you GREG for your friendly and fast service❤️

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DW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We had requested a quiet table with a view (we were a small party), but we were seated next to a large, loud party downstairs near the fireplace, and it was still cold. The staff was kind enough to supply blankets. After we ordered an appetizer, a server brought it immediately to the table next to us, one of whom then asked if we had ordered the item.

Our initial server came back and apologized and asked us for our main entree orders, which come with a salad or soup. I mentioned one member of our party is vegetarian, and the server kindly helped select a vegetarian item from the menu. By that time our menus had been taken and we forgot to choose soup or salad. The second server returned with seafood bisque for all three of us, including the vegetarian. She summoned the initial server, who returned and explained that she had decided on her own that we would get the bisque. None of us eats seafood, though we figured, we're out to eat, and other than our vegetarian companion, we tried the bisque.

That was not a good idea. The bisque upset my stomach, and we had to pack up our main entrees and leave.

At home, we discovered the fried chicken and pork chop were exceptional - the generously thick pork chop was soft and flavorful (though the kitchen had not included the mustard sauce in the take-home box), and the fried chicken and sides were juicy and filling. From our experience, the service was lacking that day, and we felt shortchanged in attention compared to the larger party next to us, but Sbicca makes excellent food - rather than sitting in the restaurant, I'd rather take it home to eat.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner here on my birthday and everything was amazing. From our cocktails (I had the Neighbor) to the appetizer (meat malls and garden salad) to our entrees (the special which was pork belly and rice and veggies and the flank steak) and for dessert we got the s’mores pot de cream and the chocolate chip bread pudding! Everything was amazing. The service is incredible to the atmosphere is amazing we can’t wait till we come back into Del Mar and share another meal with them. You won’t be disappointed coming here!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance. Highly recommended!

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I
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic meal with great options for all types of eaters. Great ambiance and wonderful service!

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JM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a late lunch with friends . The lettuce wraps were excellent. And the ahi salad was very good and very generous

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JM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The price on Braised short ribs was too expensive for the portion they gave . I’ve had it before at The Market and it’s way better served sliced and good portion and taste better so I was disappointed and it was my birthday. The waiter didn’t even ask if any occasion. So far the swordfish was great. My husband didn’t like the butternut squash pasta. It was just ok. Too loud, tables are too close together. It’s just ok I’m not that impressed I had bettter food other places. It’s over priced for the quality of food.

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w
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sbicca's is one of our favorite spots. The food, service and location are the best in Del Mar. We have never had a bad experience or bad food at Sbicca. Definitely give it a try you won't be disappointed.

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M
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It has been our special occasion destination for years. Southern Cal funky in a very good way. Tuesday and Thursday are half price wine days. Embrace them.

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JR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went with family for our anniversary and had a wonderful meal.

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a marvelous time. Service and food was excellent. I truly enjoyed the ambience. Great location in Del Mar.

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J
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sbicca is a gem. One of the best menus around combined with outstanding service and a top 5 wine list make this our go-to place.

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C
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing date night. Menu was delicious and offered options but not too many. Service was attentive but not bothersome.
Food was perfection!

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L
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Vinny bartender dis a great job: very knowledgeable and engaging.

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GA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never had less than great meal and service here. Props to the staff and culinary artist/owner Dan Sbicca!

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MW
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location by the water - we sat outside on patio I recommend highly for the view. Brunch was excellent we had a variety of food choices including the crab cake eggs Benedict flortine and fish taco. Guava juice was tasty coffee was fresh. Service was excellent.

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