About BICE - San Diego
Ideally located in the heart of San Diego's downtown Gaslamp Quarter, BiCE San Diego offers a skillful mix of traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine prepared with the best seasonal ingredients. As recipients of the 2015 Wine List Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator, we boast a temperature controlled wine cellar as well as an award-winning, full-service Italian cheese bar, which offers a constantly rotating selection of formaggi. The BiCE menu includes both classic and trend-driven Italian dishes, with standouts including homemade pastas, unique meat and seafood dishes, and decadent desserts. BiCE was recently recognized by the renowned James Beard Kitchen, where Chefs Mario Cassineri and Francesca Penoncelli were invited to share their Italian creations with some of New York City's greatest culinary minds. Awarded the 2015 ZAGAT RATED Extraordinary to Perfection for food, combined with our warm and inviting atmosphere, BiCE is guaranteed to impress.
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 2:00 pm; Sunday & Monday closed.
Dinner: Daily: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$31 to $50
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We offer catering at events both at BiCE and events located elsewhere. Restaurant buyout is available, as well as private and semi-private reservations. For more information, please refer to our website, bicesandiego.com, or email Fabrizio Donato at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Street or valet parking available.
Bus Stop at Market and 4th ave. San Diego Trolley at Harbor and 5th ave.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour: Monday-Saturday: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Free Corkage: Sundays, All Day
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Bice restaurant offers a skillful mix of classic and modern trends in Italian Cuisine, combining local and seasonal ingredients, bold spices and European sauces. From our homemade pasta dishes and tempting desserts to our award winning “Cheese & Salumi bar and authentic Italian wine selection.
BICE - San Diego Ratings and Reviews
At first I was afraid this place was goi ...
At first I was afraid this place was going to be snooty, but the wait staff turned out to be friendly and approachable. Mainly, though, it's the food that would bring me back. Simply outstanding. I highly recommend Bice Ristorante.
Our overall experience was quite pleasan ...
Our overall experience was quite pleasant. The service staff is very attentive. I had the Lasagna which I enjoyed very much. My husband ordered the swordfish which was prepared with very little seasoning so that was a bit disappointing . We will not let that stop us from enjoying the delicious food and ambience of this wonderful restaurant.
We had been to Bice before and we will dine there again.
Fantastic! Large selection of Italian bu ...
Fantastic! Large selection of Italian but creative dishes in a tantalizingly wide menu. The assortment of cheeses is magnificent, the choices of starters has everyone covered. We had several flavorful dishes that would highly recommend, such as: burrata bruschetta, grilled octopus and arugula, the unbelievable fritto misto di pesce e cavolfiore (see picture!), and the mouth watering beet and ricotta ravioli, a perfectly balanced mixture of flavors and colors. And don't forget the lasagna. melting in your mouth for your Epicurean pleasure! To finish it off, please please do get the out of this world gelato with pistacchio tortino! Great, though not cheap, selection of mostly Italian wines. including stellar ones like Barbaresco, Brunello, Ornellaia, etc. You simply must eat there if in San Diego!
Fantastic. Al four of us loved our dinn ...
Fantastic. Al four of us loved our dinner. The wine list was great. Our waiter was very attentive. They did a special little dessert for the birthday boy at the table. And yes, he was 29!
This is the second time we have dined at ...
This is the second time we have dined at BICE, and both times have been wonderful. Nice ambiance, excellent food and superb service.
Our group purposely ordered four different meals to taste various items, and all were wonderful. I am a fan of good Lasagna, and their meat lasagna is the best I have tasted.
We use the Passport Dining card, and BICE accepts the card, which saves us money each meal.
We have found a real gem, and will be eating there more often.
Will go back, but definitely my first ex ...
Will go back, but definitely my first experience was better. Must have been understaffed or had an inexperienced waiter...long wait times for drinks, food and no on checked back in on us. And the restaurant was empty. Will try it one more time.
I read about Bice somewhere, because it ...
I read about Bice somewhere, because it was on my list of restaurants to try the next time I was in San Diego. The food and ambiance were wonderful. We had no trouble hearing each other talk. It would be a good place for a romantic evening, even though we were there for dinner with a friend/a quasi-business meeting on the last night of Comic-con. An added plus was its convenient location about two blocks from our hotel. I ordered the branzino, a plank-grilled filleted whole fish, and all three of the men I was with ordered the lasagna. We were equally happy with our choices. My son ordered the gnocchi as an appetizer, and they were light and fluffy in a pesto sauce. I had the heirloom tomato caprese with burrata, which was heavenly. They also served burrata with the amazing selection of breads that came to the table. I will definitely eat there again when I am next in San Diego.
We had a table of 8 for 8 which took a w ...
We had a table of 8 for 8 which took a while to gather together during a very hectic Comic-Con. But the space allocated was great and they were very patient, allowing time for everyone to arrive before taking our orders. The food was of a high quality and served with grace and good humour. Did not feel rushed at any time which is important when out with clients. Just the acoustics tainted the evening slightly, somewhat echoey. Otherwise great and I will definitely go again next year as will my colleagues around the table. Thanks BICE
BICE has been a long-standing (2+ years) ...
BICE has been a long-standing (2+ years), favorite Italian restaurant in San Diego! GREAT food selection, GREAT wine selection and KNOWLEDGEABLE and FRIENDLY wait staff. Highly recommend BICE to all my friends (local friends, business associates and out-of-towners) to make sure BICE is on their "must eat" places in San Diego. My wife, an ardent Italian foody, joined me at BICE and well, she now has become a BICE-follower! GREAT job my all, keep up the GREAT work.....
We went for a birthday early dinner and ...
We went for a birthday early dinner and had a great cheese board experience. We enjoyed a very nice Tuscan white and went on to an excellent dinner. Two had the specials and one from the menu. Please eat here you will not regret it.
second time at this restaurant and no de ...
second time at this restaurant and no deception. Everything we ordered was wll cooked, nice presentation on the plates and we had no problem sharing our plates. Service was nice and friendly, recommendation for the wine was a hit.
Well we had a 5 pm reservation for dinne ...
Well we had a 5 pm reservation for dinner for the 8 pmvBilly Joel concert. Because the service was so slow and inattentive, I bet we will miss the first 1/2 hour of the concert. The food was ok but the service was slow and pretty bad. This was s birthday celebration and it is really too bad that the restaurants slow service will put a damper on what should be a terrific night. Thanks so much😔
The detail is on the small detail
I was celebrating my birthday with my wife and it was our first time there. I asked for a quite area with a view but were given neither. The food was good but for the price it should have been better than good. The service was ok, like the food, nothing to write home about. A dessert was offered complimentary because it was my wife's birthday...no, it was actually mine. Again, pay attention to the details--guests/clients will often tell you what they want, don't make it harder than that.
Excellent, elegant meal and a great atmosphere.
The food was excellent, service was great and the waitress was very helpful with the meals selection and answering questions as well as very helpful with the wine selection.
The cheese were amazing and the waiter in charge was very knowledgeable and helpful.
We wanted our cheeses for desert.
BICE is NICE!
We were looking for an Italian fine dining experience and we were not disappointed with anything at BICE. Fantastic service, atmosphere and ambiance, but even better was the food. Prepared with great attention to details and beautifully presented. Everything was spot on and perfect.
Felt very special
The food was incredibly authentic. I will be going back. The bread was divine and the man serving it was so knowledgable and he cared. The wait staff scraped our crumbs off the table in between courses, and always had one hand behind their back. The food was art. The look and the taste.
Just was not impressed. Took my clients ...
Just was not impressed. Took my clients here for dinner, service was SO SLOW. OVER 3 hours to get full dinner service. Everything took forever, including the food. Could never get waiter to come (because he was so busy) entire place CLEARLY UNDERSTAFFED. My dish was also- horrible!
Expected so much more for a $300 dinner considering I canceled my McCormick's Steakhouse reservation to give this place a try. Big mistake, especially when I had important clients with me. SO DISAPPOINTED.
Food was delicious and service was superb.
Food was delicious and service was superb. We ordered Lobster Pizza, Blue Cheese Cotton Candy, Calamari, Spinach Gnocchi, and 7 cheese plate with honey and marmalade. Everything was heaven in our mouth. We love the lobster pizza and blue cheese cotton candy. Also, the cheeses. Love our server. She made us feel welcome and she never forgets to ask if we want more drinks or if there is anything we need. Will come back for sure. Probably one of the best happy hour food in SD.
Amazing Cheese and Charcuterie
We heard Bice got good reviews, and we planned on ordering some nice pasta dishes, but then we saw the cheese bar!
Amazing, high quality cheeses. We ordered 7 cheeses, plus the de luxe charcuterie plate. It turned into an amazing meal. Can't miss. Highly recommended!
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