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Trattoria Ponte Vecchio

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2334 Carmel Valley Rd, Ste A, Del Mar, CA 92014-3754
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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San Diego
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
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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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is a very small and quaint Italian Restaurant. Make sure you do not make our mistake and try to go without a reservation. We went on a Friday night and it was busy. We understood it was our fault for not having called ahead for a reservation so we were happy to take a seat in the porch area.... More 

Thank Carol_sctraveler
Lemont, Illinois
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Coming from Chicago where there is large variety of great Italian restaurants, this one gives them all a run for the money. It has a small family run atmosphere and the staff is great. Highly recommend if your in the San Diego area. A little off the beaten path but well worth it. Delicious food, fantastic staff, and well priced!

Thank Mark4459

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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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
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: 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?