Sbicca - Del Mar

4.7
1885 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We look forward to having you join us! Please note that 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 1885 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SandyS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a pleasant setting. Sbicca's is classic Del Mar meeting place. I eat there often. The salmon was exceptional, as always.

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LisaBea
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to eat! Very good food, served pretty quickly and nice ambiance. Only 1 complaint about service: server stopped offering us water, and then took almost everything off the table, which seemed they wanted us to leave. But this was at nights end, with some empty tables around us, and some still occupied. So why the rush?

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional experience

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vipGraceT
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way! Great appetizers and entrees. Half price wine was an unexpected bonus. Fun evening!

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PerryH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't beat Sbicca in Del Mar for their combination of views of the ocean at sunset, delicious food, attentive service, and fair prices. Besides being delicious the menu is wide ranging and unique with a combination of asian, American modern, and casual dishes. The starters are terrific and tempting to try all of them. The entree menu runs from modern adaptions of classics on the one side and casual. My recent favorite is the grilled salmon tacos from the casual menu.

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Zeek
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is lovely, the food fantastic, and ambiance great.

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PaulL
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived a bit early (15 minutes), they seated us right away anyway. Service was impeccable, truly above and beyond (thanks, Grady!). The crab cake appetizer was to die, for, we all very much enjoyed our entrees (salmon, steak stir-fry, filet mignon, chicken parm, kid's steak and fries), and the brussels sprouts side was killer. Outstanding food, a view of the ocean, great service...all made for a wonderful evening. First time there, I'll be going back.

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NancyN
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The blue fin tuna was outstanding and large enough portion for full meal next night!

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vipms1sd
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

IKts was odd that I took my wife , with 2 of our teenagers, on Mother's Day...yet, no one said Happy Mother's Day to her!
Everything else was good!

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vipjohne
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food with very nice view from the upper deck.

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LiveInTorreyHills
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hadn’t been to Sbicca since the beginning of the pandemic except for one take out order.
We went there for mothers’ day and had a great time. Great service, great food. The steak tacos were outstanding...
all good.

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LoriR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We loved it! Everything was fabulous. The place was busy so the service got a little slow.. but SUPER friendly.

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LuvToSki
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was delicious and our server was great (personable, knowledgable). We had a great table on the rail and could see the ocean.

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vipMehgolf
San Diego
57 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our waiter Vinny was fabulous. Overall great experience. We are locals and go often. Will return soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought out of town coworkers here for dinner. Sat on the 2nd floor and had a great view of the sunset.
Dinner and drinks were fantastic. Everybody was members of the clean plate club!

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Chris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great, super accommodating and really handled the kids well. The food was great

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vipKennyKaz
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the atmosphere! The view from upstairs was great and the dinner was excellent.

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vipLLogan
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our very favorite Del Mar Restaurants! Always delicious and great service. Great for dinner, lunch or sunset cocktails and nibbles! Highly recommend.

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vipDorritK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here often and it never disappoints! Vinnie is an outstanding server and we will always request him.

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vipStranman
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.

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vipKennyKaz
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a very good experience for a local restaurant. We will be back soon!

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lcatherine
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had such a great dinner, we went back 2 nights later. Excellent beet salad, great crab cakes served w roasted corn and superb ahi poke. My current favorite restaurant in Del Mar.

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DanielS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Sbicca! The food is consistently excellent in this Covid world of hard to find, quality ingredients. Sbicca is a treat for first time visitors, and it's a welcome respite from other restaurants that have trimmed their offerings in recent months. There's a changing menu that has something for everyone.

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RuthR
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious! So happy to go eat out safely for the first time in a year.

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vipMikeZ
San Diego
123 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good drinks....what else could you ask for?

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viptrdlite
San Diego
88 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were a few minutes late and they told us they had to give our reserved table away. But they seated us anyway shortly after in the way back room with no ambiance and stuffed with people like sardines. Then we sat there with no sever for 10 minutes and decided to leave. So not going back there again. This is why restaurants go out of business and they deserve it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Tables ARE NOT 6 feet apart at all. Tables have not been moved or rearranged since pre-COVID times at all.

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vipKristiH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location on upstairs deck for sunset. Heaters & even a fleece blanket. Great food and service, one of my long time faves in north county.

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vipDebbieF
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great - as usual but very attentive and we also appreciated being in an open-aired inside room!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety for food and drinks! Second floor has such a pretty view of the coast, and the staff is great!

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vipAllanF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was perfect. Server couldn’t have been more delightful( Chelsea ) and food was prompt and excellent.
This place stands the test of time and is a much better option than its new, glitzy neighbor across the street.
Well run place!!

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vipScott
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and good service. Can become crowded and a bit noisy at peak hours near the bar or outside in front. Quieter upstairs and along the side.

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vipBeth
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to be fining out again! Just like old time. Food and drinks were top notch! Chef accommodated a vegan guest. Great night!

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vipSMez2112
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous but our server was AMAZING! Knowledgeable and fun. It made our experience better.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All of our choices were outstanding. My short ribs were so delicious and my date got the sea bass which was equally scrumptious!

I did indicate that the occasion was for a birthday and I’m surprised the server didn’t mention it but oh well. I only mention that because it was his 50th.

I would go back again in a heartbeat.

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NathalieP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated my mom's 60th and the staff made it wonderful. They helped us surprise her with a cake and let us set up some table decor as well, even though they were super busy on easter.

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vipDavid
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 2nd visit in the past three weeks. The food was excellent and the service even better. We asked to be seated at an upstairs table and fortunately one was available. Thanks for the pork shoulder special. It was more than one person could eat but I forced myself! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Girlfriend celebration.

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vipVacationers
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - great wine selection - great ambiance in the village of Del Mar. If you have not been, we recommend that you take it in.

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vipJurgmeister
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful table, food, service and location!

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 1885 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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