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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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Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
A Jewel in the Sand

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
DelMarYogie
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Del Mar, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Del Mar, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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Greenville, South Carolina
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Call to get a reservation, as this is a popular with locals. Food is divine! Good wine list. Real Italian flavor in a very comfortable environment.

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Port Ludlow, Washington
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112 reviews 112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Dined here with friends the other night - first time ever, and it was wonderful. We each ordered something different and all were excellent. I had the rigatoni anditalian sausage in a tomato sauce, my spouse had Pasta with a tomato cheese sauce. Our friends had the special halibut and a seafood pasta. The Caesar salad was average, the house... More 

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alabama
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

wow. Talk about authentic italian. This place is so quaint, small and incredibly great. I had the pumpkin ravioli and it was amazing. Everyone at the table agreed that mine was the best. The chicken parm was amazing as well as the lasagna. Would go here time and time again.

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This restaurant reminded my wife and me of one our favorites restaurants in London - the Andrea Dorian which unfortunately is no longer in business. The Italian food is reasonably priced and most delicious. Our favorite is the Fetticini al Bosco. The atmosphere is quaint and most enjoyable. Outdoor seating is available.

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Lees Summit
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186 reviews 186 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Myself and two others visited TPV on he recommendation of the hotel desk. We found the ambiance to be nice with a small dining room and view of the Saledad Valley. The food was good (not great) and the service was fine but nothing special. We ordered the calamari appetizer and I found it bland and unappetizing. My colleague gave... More 

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Del Mar, California
Top Contributor
459 reviews 459 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
318 helpful votes 318 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Tried this restaurant based on the TA reviews and were a bit disappointed. The food was just ok nothing special as I was hoping for something more based on the reviews. We had variety of dishes and the general consensus of the group was the food just missed. There are better Italian restaurant in the area and especially in the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We had an enjoyable meal here on a Tuesday night. There were a few tables of other guests and we were glad we'd reserved so I'd recommend calling ahead. I had pumpkin stuffed ravioli on recommendation from here which was very pleasant. We found it expensive for a local Italian but the food and service justified it.

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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: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?