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Sbicca

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$$$
American, Contemporary, Californian
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215 15th Street, Del Mar, CA 92014 (Camino Del Mar)
Camino Del Mar at 15th
(858) 481-1001
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Today
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: San Diego's favorite "Neighborhood" restaurant. Located in beautiful...
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.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Super Happy Hour Out or Dinner Spot

Fun spot to not only have a super dinner but hang out on outdoor patio for a bite to eat and glass of wine on a Friday afternoon. Engaging and attentive wait staff. I've been here at least on 3 occasions for dinner twice and an afternoon happy hour and never been disappointed in experience

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
gploenmsw
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Centennial, Colorado
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Centennial, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Fun spot to not only have a super dinner but hang out on outdoor patio for a bite to eat and glass of wine on a Friday afternoon. Engaging and attentive wait staff. I've been here at least on 3 occasions for dinner twice and an afternoon happy hour and never been disappointed in experience

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Delavan, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Location is good, service is prompt, restaurant is warm and comfortable in a good location, but the food is nothing special, very average, and grossly overpriced. You can bring your own wine and I would suggest you do. They are unjustifiably proud of their wine list, we were extremely unimpressed. This restaurant is over rated by TripAdvisor.

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Albany, New York
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176 reviews 176 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Service is best when it’s virtually invisible. Not here. We got off to a sketchy start when our waiter dribbled the wine along the side of both of our glasses – leaving sticky glasses and two large wine stains on the white table cloth. Things picked up with an excellent crab cakes served in a delicious remoulade of hearts of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've been to most of them, never disappointed, all good but find ourselves going back here more often. Pretty limited menu which to me is a positive. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. We just always feel comfortable and satisfied here. This time I had the pork prime rib, I rarely get pork dining out for the risk of being dry. Nope! This... More 

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Del Mar
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I come here almost every week. The reasons are many, but include the excellent food, great value, fine wine selection, and lovely views. But the biggest reason we keep coming back is the staff. The people at Sbicca's are truly the best! They are more like good friends, and we've come to fully appreciate their skills at... More 

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Encinitas, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Dinner works too. This restaurant has gone through a few evolutions, but what restaurant doesn't? Never been truly disappointed.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had heard this was the restaurant to try in the area. I was not impressed. According to others its more the bar area for happy hour that we should have tried. The service was wonderful, waitress described everything and was very attentive. We were staying across the street so it was convenient. It was good but not delicious. Definitely... More 

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

You will not be disappointed with the food and service. The sunset patio view isn't bad either. My only complaint is why they don't spend the money to improve the decor. It's so ugly to stare at the painted cinder block wall. Wish they would hire a designer add add a vertical garden wall with cool lighting!

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New Hampshire
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Hostess was accommodating in helping us choose a table and arranging for us to sit outside on the deck. Our friends were able to bring their dog, who sat on the deck with us. We ate from the Bar Bites menu and enjoyed half off during Happy Hour. I would have found the food overpriced for the "Wow" factor if... More 

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Newport Beach, CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We have been to Sbicca many times and never have been disappointed. Last Saturday night we were there, with a large group, for a birthday party. They had two large birthday groups that night. Everyone loved their dinner. Our waiter was very good, which with a large group is important.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 15th Street, Del Mar, CA 92014
    (Camino Del Mar)
  • Public Transportation: Camino Del Mar at 15th
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: (858) 481-1001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 34
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?