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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 - 10:00 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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 25
    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
Florence-quality Pasta

My wife and I recently had dinner at the Trattoria Ponte Vecchio with friends. It was our first visit, though our friends had eaten there several times previously. I loved the ambience - very much like a small café in Italy. Our waitress was from Italy and was very attentive. We enjoyed crab... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
David E
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I recently had dinner at the Trattoria Ponte Vecchio with friends. It was our first visit, though our friends had eaten there several times previously. I loved the ambience - very much like a small café in Italy. Our waitress was from Italy and was very attentive. We enjoyed crab cakes for an appetizer and several pasta... More 

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Thank David E
San Diego, California
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Really nice local Italian restaurant. We have had great food all 3 times we have been there and the staff is helpful and friendly. I can recommend the truffle pasta, the clam sauce pasta, the gnocci, and more!

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Thank BUsd
Dallas, Texas
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The Hilton Torrey Pines recommended this Restaurant, and my wife and I were very pleased. Daniel, the Italian Owner, made us feel very comfortable on the Patio. Great view of the marsh and ocean at Torrey Pines Reserve. The Amtrak Train passes through the marsh on its way to and from San Diego. We ate lightly this evening. Split a... More 

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Thank jeff o
Reston, Virginia
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217 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank pillowandfork
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Richard E
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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Thank travelgirlCA1
San Diego, California, United States
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20 reviews
9 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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Thank Susan G
Hayward, California
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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Thank anselandyosemite
San Diego, California
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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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: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
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?