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Bice Ristorante

#218 of 3,836 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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425 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-8609 (4th Street)
+1 619-239-2423
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was out with friends for Happy Hour but not ready to go home, so I decided to stop into Bice, one of my go to favorites. Same as usual - fast, courteous service, served exactly what I want, promptly, no fuss or miss, at a very reasonable HH price !!

Thank drodrigz
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to this restaurent everytime we visited SD for conventions . Founded in Milano in 1927 , there are franchise all over the world , I understand this particular place is now independent owned. They moved to the present site a few years ago, open only for dinner . The decor is nice and open , high ceiling... More 

Thank 69tiger888
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was at the restaurant for a larger group - there were 14 people. quiet and a loving setting - it is in the heart of Gaslamp so easy to find. everyone seemed to enjoy the food - and deserts were ordered by all. the rib eye is a huge steak - it would be an item to split with... More 

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Richmond, Indiana
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94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was excellent here. Nice choices on the menu. The food that was ordered was favored by the entire group.

Thank TerryHillman
Racine, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We almost missed this evening because of some personal issues, but BiCE went above and beyond in accommodating a last minute reservation change. We arrived and used their valet service. We had stoppes in the wrong spot, but the manager took our keys and walked them personally down to the valet desk so as not to inconvenience us personally. The... More 

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BiCE S, Manager at Bice Ristorante, responded to this review

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I have been making a habit of trying new higher end places in all the cities we go to, and by far this was one of the best. Over all the staff was wonderful, the ambiance was amazing, and the food was fantastic. One negative was that they were out of the fish that I wanted and... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the seafood pasta. There was one shrimp and a few tiny pieces of fish and a couple of mussels. They should be ashamed of themselves. It was our first visit with a guest and our last. They are apparently living off past performance.

Thank Philrum
Los Angeles
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Very mediocre experience for a restaurant positioning itself as a high-end location in downtown San Diego. We were there one evening when only fixed menu was available; the quality of almost all the food items was average at best, at least for someone experienced in Italian fine dining. At least judging from that evening, this is a typical example of... More 

Thank uazzeghein
Escondido, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Whether it's a special occasion or hosting friends from out of town or just a night out Bice always is high on the list! The wait staff is professional and helpful. You have to get a cheese plate. If you don't know Italian cheeses the staff will help you pick based on your taste. They have a good selection of... More 

Thank leonlafreniere
Los Altos, California, United States
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574 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

If you want to host a business dinner with good food, wine, and service, this is your place. It's packed most nights with business and special occasion groups. The food is good with small bar area and very good service. Worth a try while in downtown San Diego, CA

Thank Rhett L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Italian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-8609
    (4th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-239-2423
For those on a quest to find the best Italian fine dining San Diego has to offer, you've come to the right place. Nestled in the lively and cultured Downtown San Diego Gaslamp District, just three blocks away from the San Diego Convention Center, BiCE presents an award-winning dining experience with a sophisticated menu that will take your senses on a delectable tour of Italy - all without leaving the twinkling skyline of Downtown San Diego. BiCE combines the comforts of true Italian hospitality, the wholesome ingredients of a real Italian marketplace, and the culinary innovation of the finest Italian chefs for a unique dining experience, unlike any Downtown San Diego restaurants you've tried before.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?