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“Great, great little Italian restaurant where the owner actually does most of the cooking! Their calamari casear salad...”

Trattoria Ponte Vecchio
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Ranked #32 of 93 Restaurants in Del Mar
Price range: $20 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Mexican
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
San Diego, California
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great, great little Italian restaurant where the owner actually does most of the cooking! Their calamari casear salad...”
Reviewed April 15, 2008

Great, great little Italian restaurant where the owner actually does most of the cooking! Their calamari casear salad is a must. And just about everything else we've tried on their menu is also delicious!

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“great local restaurant with consistent, delicious menu reminiscent of trips to Italy. Great family-owned restaurant.”
Reviewed March 24, 2008

great local restaurant with consistent, delicious menu reminiscent of trips to Italy. Great family-owned restaurant.

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“Our favorite local Italian Restaurant”
Reviewed July 22, 2007

My wife and I frequent this restaurant as much as we can.

When we go, we don't expect "pronto" service as we would get from many Italian chains. However, we go there to spend some time and enjoy our meal. It doesn't come out fast, but when it comes out, we are ready and it is delicious. And the service is attentive. We stayed almost three ours last time and it was delightful.

Authentic, hearty dishes round out the menu, along with an impressive wine list. Since we are partial to Chianti and Super-Tuscans, that is what we usually get and it pairs well with almost anything on the menu.

The tiramisu was incredible, the lightest, fluffiest I have ever tasted.

It has an outdoor patio that overlooks the lagoon. Carmel Valley road is under construction as they widen and beautify it, but it is well worth it to sit outside if you can.

It tends to fill up, so reservations are recommended, but we tend to slip in right before the rush starts.

The French restuarant next door seems stuffy and hard-handedly upscale, while Trattoria Ponte Vecchio recalls my stay on a Tuscan farm where we had home cooked meals every night.

It's somewhat casual, but delicious.

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