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Trattoria Ponte Vecchio

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Italian, Mexican
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2334 Carmel Valley Rd, Ste A, Del Mar, CA 92014-3754
858-259-9063
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Califonia flair to old world Italian

Butter lettuce fresh avocado and crab meat with light lemon vinegar dressing amazing. Meatball appetizer just like homemade. Fettuccine cooked to perfection with shrimp. Chicken parmigiana a bit over breaded but good

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
pillowandfork
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Reston, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Reston, Virginia
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Butter lettuce fresh avocado and crab meat with light lemon vinegar dressing amazing. Meatball appetizer just like homemade. Fettuccine cooked to perfection with shrimp. Chicken parmigiana a bit over breaded but good

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Recommended by our hotel, me, er indoors and the dustbin popped out for a bite for dinner to trattoria ponte vecchio. Bellissimo I say. Food was great - ample portions and reasonably priced - a relief considering that my Mrs appears to have spent the family savings before we came out here!! Music was a step back in time to... More 

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Irvine, CA
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We came across this little restaurant after one afternoon at the state park beach. We had passed it so many times but never really noticed it! The first time we went, we got there when it first opened at 5pm-no reservation but they took us anyway. What a great meal!! I have been to Italy and I have to say... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Trattoria Ponte Vecchio is a hidden gem in Del Mar. It is a cozy, quiet, authentic Italian restaurant right next to the Los Penasquitos lagoon at Torrey Pines Beach. The food is great and reasonably priced, and the service is good and friendly. They don't market themselves well (for example, don't update their website or use OpenTable) so they are... More 

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Hayward, California
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is our go to place when we are in Del Mar, but they had an off night this time. I guess it's allowed. The best part was the eggplant parm. The worst was the 50 minute wait from ordering to food and then two of the dishes were not hot and got sent back. The reheat was good. The... More 

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San Diego, California
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We visited this with our out of town guests who had just returned from a trip to Italy. We were expecting terrific Italian food and great service. Our food was brought out just barely warm when it hit the table and that was after a very long 40 minute wait! Really? I hope it was just a one time thing... More 

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STL
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Went recently. Food was very good, reasonably priced. Wait staff was exceptional. The restaurant is a little close to the road, but we still really enjoyed our visit. Pastas are good, and so was pizza

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Del Mar, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We couldn't have been more pleased with our dinner at Trattoria Ponte Vecchio. This very unassuming restaurant just a stone's throw from Torrey Pines beach brought back fond memories of our favorite restaurants in Tuscany with it's cozy setting, great food and wine and excellent service. Who would have thought we would have amazing beach views while dining on Italian... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

This is as authentic Italian food as it gets. Even though it is a very small place and the decor is slightly dated, the food makes more than up for it. The portion size is appropriate and the prices are very reasonable.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Great local spot for great food with reasonable prices. We had 2 glasses of wine, a burrata and prosciutto appetizer, and entrees of chicken parm and chicken with gorgonzola cream sauce for $75. Both of us had leftovers. The chicken parm had 3 big pieces of lightly breaded chicken with fresh mozzerella. We were a little worried when we got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2334 Carmel Valley Rd, Ste A, Del Mar, CA 92014-3754
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: 858-259-9063

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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