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“lunch alfresco” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sbicca

Sbicca
215 15th Street, Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 481-1001
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Ranked #6 of 82 Restaurants in Del Mar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $34
Cuisines: American, Californian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Camino Del Mar
Transit: Camino Del Mar at 15th
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.
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“lunch alfresco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

stopped by for lunch on vacation. Was to go for dinner but things came up and were staying 20 min away. I still needed to revisit this place so we came out to the beach and ate lunch out on the deck. My wife had a great salad and I the shrimp and salad. The wines were 1/2 price on tuesday sooooooooo. I would return upon our next visit to Del Mar.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Service, Great View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Had lunch at Sbicca, pizza, salid and wine. Very good with friendly and professional service. I would suggest asking for the second floor if the weathe is clear for the view is very nice.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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del mar ca
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“A Decline in Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

We have eaten at Sbicca a number of times in recent years. We generally go there when certain friends visit as it's one of their favorite places. We repeated that dining experience a few days ago.

The server was very gregarious. He raved about several items that have been added to or changed on the menu. He downright swooned about the scallops, indicating that we would have never had any better. That endorsement prompted two of us to order them. The other two diners ordered the roasted chicken and the salmon.

Three of the four of us thought the mains were adequate, but nothing special or exciting. The fourth thought the scallops were too oily (or the sauce had broken) and the accompanying fresh vegetable medley was flavorless. We've had way better scallops and salmon. The starters were better than the mains, but again were nothing to excite the soul or tastebuds.

All in all, we left with the feeling that Sbicca's food has declined a notch. Next time we'll try something different when our friends visit. There are a number of new dining choices in the area.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Big surprise party for my was a blasting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012 via mobile

I had my wife's 60th surprise birthday party at Sbicca two weeks ago and all I can say was that it was absolutely fantastic. We had over thirty people but the service ( and food) was so good you would have thought it was a table for four! Hats off to Amanda who seamlessly guided me through the planning. We have been to this restaurant before but I think the food this time was the best I've ever had. And my friends could not stop raving about every single thing - the dining room was effect, food over the top and the wine selection ( the Prisoner blend) was outstanding.

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Cambridge, MA, USA
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“A quiet, modest place with good views and good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

The shrimp fritter appetizer was very good and the scallops were excellent. The upper deck offers a lovely view of the Pacific, and the setting is quiet enough to allow good dinner table conversation. Good value overall.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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