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Trattoria Ponte Vecchio

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2334 Carmel Valley Rd, Ste A, Del Mar, CA 92014-3754
+1 858-259-9063
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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
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Sewell, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came to San Diego from Philly on business. Had not eaten all day. Passed the restaurant on the way to the hotel. Looked like a spot where they'd know what they were doing. Was not disappointed. Salads were special. Entrees excellent.

Thank Joseph L
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We have visited Del Mar several times, but somehow missed this restaurant before. This won't happen again! Located just outside Del Mar proper. This is a small, charming spot with only a few tables inside and outside. The food and service is wonderful, None of the parking issues of the closer-in Del Mar restaurants. And it doesn't have the so-called... More 

Thank TimeTraveler_800
San Diego
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This place knows what Italian is supposed to be. I am Italian, and their sauces and meatballs remind me of my Mother's and Grandmother's sauce and meatballs. In addition to the regular Italian dishes, they also have specials with fresh fish and other items the Chef adds to the daily menu. This is also a great place for lunch. I... More 

Thank PatentShark
San Diego, California
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I guess if I title a review that way, I have to say why I could know. I'm not Italian, but did live in Milan for several years and plugged in well to the cuisine while American Italian was checkered tablecloths and spaghetti spelled wrong. The first time I went to Trattoria Ponte Vecchio was a delight because they had... More 

Thank Douglas L
Escondido, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

We have been to this restaurant before but we hadn't been in quite a while. The service at the beginning was okay but got worse and worse as the the evening went on. I think the problem is that they have a lot of takeout orders but don't have the staff to deal with it. So the staff is waiting... More 

Thank leonlafreniere
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a small and upscale (yet affordable) Italian restaurant close to our hotel and this one is a gem. We sat outside and had a terrific view of the mountains. The service was attentive and friendly and the food top notch. I had a delectable beef carpaccio for an appetizer and veal in a creamy saffron sauce... More 

Thank Deborah R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Went with family on a Sunday night. Restaurant offered 15% off food. Ordered fried calamari - serving size for $15 was extremely small and the calamari tasted old. Ordered special cannelloni dish - I felt pasta was way to thick and entire dish was under seasoned. Other family members food was under seasoned too - both pasta dishes. I would... More 

Thank Kimberly B
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant last night with our granddaughter. Ordered Caesar salad and Eggplant Parm. Took over an hour to get our dinner which was undercooked and mushy. Other tables ordered after us and received their dinners before we did. Nice waiter but lousy food. We won't be back,ever.

Thank Philip A
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Tucked away off Carmel Valley road...blink and you'll miss it. But wonderful food...cozy atmosphere and the view was nice as well.

Thank victoria r
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Slipped in during there last hour of business and ordered Gluten- free penne pasta with marinara. It tastes like they make their own marinara sauce- so good! The place is cute, really. 11 tables inside and about a half dozen tables in the patio, in a fairly quiet area. The service was great- prompt. Nice place for a romantic date.

Thank Tim R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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: +1 858-259-9063

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?