Trattoria Ponte Vecchio

4.7
327 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Trattoria Ponte Vecchio offers a robust selection of dishes from all regions of Italy with a touch of flavor from NY. In addition to the authentic and regional dishes of Italy, Chef Rob prepares a wide selection of Vegan plant based options, specials like strawberry risotto, ossobuco, and fresh fish of the day with rustic and old roman style sauces.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

So delicious the food was outstanding

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vipBobR1
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Outstanding Italian food, with an extensive menu. Many choices of most desirable foods.

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vipKellieD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food ever. Never disappoints!!

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waltb
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice location near Del Mar. One of the best chicken parmesan meals I've ever had. Outdoor dining in a semi-enclosed patio with heaters. Very comfortable.

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vipdelmarperson
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely view, excellent food, background road noise is just OK.

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vipSharonS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and very clean. We had our own pod to enjoy our dinner in. Would recommend

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MaryH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, always served hot!
Maria takes good care of us and is delightful.

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MattV
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic and the service is always great. We love sitting on the patio with the view of the wetlands. One of our favorite places to dine.

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nancye
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They did a great job with social distancing on their patio-they have constructed a wooden/plexiglass barrier between all the tables-very clean environment with a bottle
of hand sanitizer at each table. Great service as always. Hope they bring back more vegan options as the pandemic lifts-they had a great menu previously for vegans. Awesome to be out and feel safe. And as always a beautiful view of the lagoon.

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RickM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. Love the locationWill come again ......

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RobertM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, reasonably priced. Cozy neighborhood Italian restaurant.

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vipdiningguy
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The appetizers were wonderful. Our fish, the sea bass catch of the day, was plated with an interesting assortment of grains and vegetables, but ultimately it lacked flavor. I will go again, but try something else next time.

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DanielM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Great find!

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DaviK
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous food: best calamari and lobster ravioli I’ve ever had! Would recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is right next to a busy street and we were on the patio due to COVID., so there was unavoidable street noise. Not the restaurants fault!! Noise wasn’t too bad , but at times, it could be distracting.
Otherwise, excellent Italian food!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect view and food! So happy to have this in our backyard and can’t wait to go back. Dreaming of the lobster ravioli

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vipSDCreole
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had not been back here in years due to the bad service , inconsistent food quality but with a newer owner , Maria as a server, pandemic safety corrections - sooooo much better!
Half price wine Wednesday’s help too!
Husband I got a house salad to share , shoet rib ravioli for me ( oh my goodness good with actual chicks of rib still wishing the pasta) he got the Puttanesca with shrimp - leftovers !
Nice wine selection ... def coming back !
Great for locals !!!

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vipjwg2
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of very good vegetarian and pescatarian options and good wine.

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vipKimberly66
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our son is in school in San Diego and have traveled out there numerous times in the past couple of years. We stumbled upon this restaurant and will definitely make it a go-to. My son had the lobster ravioli was superb. My husband tried the spaghetti and meatball being an Italian he says that is always his first stop that will tell all with the sauce and meatballs. He loved the sauce and meatballs were tasty. I had the Bolognese and loved it. They had a very good price point on the cheese platter also we tried calamari cooked well.

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RicardoF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience!!!

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CarrieD
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Very nice little Italian place. Service was friendly, and all the food was tasty. The calamari appetizer was very good. I had the seabass piccata. Fish was well done but vegetables were pretty much raw and unseasoned. Husband had lobster ravioli, which I tried and really liked it. My son's gobbled up the chicken parmesan and short rib ravioli. Will definitely be back.

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JeannineB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Entrees were very good. Salads are definitely shareable, good, but very little dressing. Do not get the cannoli's, the only real let down of the evening. They seem to have adapted well to the current restrictions. Service was good.

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vipLocalITALIANFavorite
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I liked the linen on the tables but the 2017 Zagot award stickers on the windows are dated prior to 2017 and should be removed. This restaurant must have sold since those awards were given. The facility and food quality did not come close to Zagot standards.

The facility was dirty. The wine list is so shallow the vintage years are not posted on the menu. The food was cosi-cosi. (So-so). The prices were higher than the food quality.

The server was pleasant as was the bus-boy. The word must be circulating, because there were only three occupied tables.

I’m not sorry for the brutal review. But unless this restaurant has a major change, it won’t last.

There are too many other GOOD Italian restaurants in the area. I suggest you try one of them.

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Chefroxy00
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was delicious. Service was great. I had the linguini and clams and my boyfriend had the pizza. We shared calamari which was excellent. Thats a compliment as my bf is a chef and very picky when we dine out. We will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. The food amazing. The staff amazing the view amazing. I will be back even though it’s a two hour drive.

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Thor
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, proper spacing, really great staff and value for what we paid

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vipBernieS
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the food and service.
Pizzas are great cioppino is great and the chicken Parmesan is great too.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner here two nights ago! Our temps were taken, hand sanitizer provided, and separated tables are on their open air patio. The food, drink and service were outstanding. All staff were wearing masks. Very well done! We will return soon!

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Tippy
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an enjoyable evening. We brought some dear friends who were in town from Arizona. The food was delicious and the staff was lovely and attentive. Will dine again at Ponte Vecchio very soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Upon arrival, our temperatures were checked and hands sprayed with sanitizer by a nice warm staff member to address covid-19 precautions. The food was great and we ended up overeating, because we tried to sample different types of food. The service was amazing; Maria S. And her helper did a great job taking care of us. We really liked the burrattta appetizer and the lemon caper sauce on halibut. We will be back!

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cathym
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

PVT is a must visit very quaint and outstanding food the service is an A+
Diners will be very Pleased with PVT

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sksgoldfish
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, and a safe dining experience in the age of Covid-19. The owners have installed private enclosures for 5 tables on the balcony. The design is open enough that you don't feel closed in. This was our first dine-in experience since early March, and we really enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Ambiance very nice outside on patio facing Torrey Pines beach!
Food average not bad but not famtastic

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was terrific. I’m so glad they finally got to re-open!

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vipKathyB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We normally love the food here. This night was terrible. Cold pasta and cold chicken piccata—they heated it but pasta was still cool and chicken was so tough I could not cut it with a serrated knife. We had taken friends who had never been there before, and we had said how good it was, so it was particularly disappointing. They presented a gratis dessert, but that didn’t make up for the lousy dinner.

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GeraldV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a sumptuous Valentine's meal at Trattoria Ponte Vecchio. The food was, as always, prepared well, tasty, served hot and in a timely manner. The waitperson was friendly and helpful, with a bit of wit too. The owner stopped by to see how we were doing, very friendly and personable man. It's are go to restaurant for special occasions and to take friends for a great meal.

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wkstevens
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful Del Mar neighborhood Italian trattoria. The food was wonderful, baked seafood with shrimp, scallops and lobster and short rib ravioli. Nice selections of Italian wines as well. Definitely one of our couple of favorite restaurants in the Del Mar area.

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vipHeatherC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is delicious!

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Overcooked
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Authentic Italian food with a flair. Caesar salad was totally legit. Ravioli perfect.

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MarkM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations: Easy via Open Table.
Ambiance: Great. Felt right at home. Restaurant is small and intimate. Not noisy.
Food excellent although pasta is not made in-house.
Cappacino was a little weak. Not much coffee flavor.

FAQs

Trattoria Ponte Vecchio does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Trattoria Ponte Vecchio also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 259-9063.

Trattoria Ponte Vecchio is rated 4.7 stars by 327 OpenTable diners.

Trattoria Ponte Vecchio does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.pvdelmar.com.

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.