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Bice Ristorante

#229 of 3,793 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
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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San Diego
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess since we were given a TravelZoo coupon for a dinner for four, the general manager felt that we weren't worth much to Bice. We brought another couple. Her first (and last) bite of Branzino smelled strange when she put the first bite toward her mouth. It WAS BAD after she actually tasted it and spit it out. The... More 

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Thank Richard V
BiCE S, General Manager at Bice Ristorante, responded to this review

Hello Richard, Thank you for your feedback. I would like to personally apologize for your perception of your dining experience at Bice. Firstly, I take great pride in taking care of all of our guests; The form of payment is unimportant, whether it be groupon, travel zoo, gift certificate etc. I apologize that the Branzino was not to your liking.... More 

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165 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a memorable dinner at BICE. The ambiance, service, food is all very nice for a special occasion . The cheese selection is extensive. You may choose from cow , sheep or goat milk cheeses or combinations . Cheeses come with bread & a little fruit for decoration. Additional jams can be ordered with your cheese. We had 4... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate your feedback. More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

everything went well until we ordered. I advised the waitress to not rush the entrée after our appetizer. She said no problem and will wait for us to let her know. Guess what? Entrees arrived while we were eating still our appetizer. I then called the waitress to table and returned the food and that I was disappointed that I... More 

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Thank Isabelle D
BiCE S, Manager at Bice Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate the feedback. More 

San Diego, California, United States
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119 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bice is an island of calm sophistication in San Diego's bustling--sometimes rambunctious--Gaslamp District. Its spacious, high-ceilinged, modernist dining room invites diners to engage in unhurried savoring of its tempting Italian offerings. My Tortelloni filled with spinach and ricotta cheese bathed in a rich Gorgonzola sauce was delicious, although it did not arrive at our table piping hot. I enjoyed the... More 

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Thank Ken H
BiCE S, Manager at Bice Ristorante, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Ken! More 

San Diego, California
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93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Been here twice recently. Underwhelmed with happy hour food selections. Friends and I tried several items and found only one dish worth ordering; although price is right. Will I go back? Probably not. If the happy hour menu lacks variety and is not tolerable, then what can I expect from the dining room.

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Thank MaryLS
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome restaurant. Top notch service even on an extremely busy Sunday night. They truly care about their customers. Food is very good and better than we expected and even the prices are reasonable for 5 star food. We will definitely be back soon and highly recommend! You will not be disappointed. Happy hour next time as supposed to be extraordinary.

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Thank kevin s
BiCE S, Manager at Bice Ristorante, responded to this review

Kevin, thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you soon for happy hour! More 

Hayward, California
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Bice provided the best Italian meal experience we have ever had! The restaurant is lovely with white tablecloths, black furniture, and red napkins to set the ambiance. Their wine room collection is visible through a plate glass window and is very impressive. They have a cheese bar with an amazing variety of Italian cheeses picked to please. The bar has... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Apple Valley, Minnesota
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108 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Do have a cheese sampler before the meal. We had 7 for $24 and some olives for and extra $4. Let the cheese guy pick them. Amazing flavors. The entrees were great, I have veal scallopini.. probably the best I've ever had. My wife had lasagna. Most excellent.

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Thank Katrina J
BiCE S, Manager at Bice Ristorante, responded to this review

Katrina, we are so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Bice! Thank you for your feedback. More 

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116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The cheese bar was a positive alternative to an appetizer. We had the "Cheese Expert" select an assortment of 7 cheeses from mild to strong. We added an assortment of olives. What a wonderful choice. We both loved different cheeses and were very satisfied. My wife had veal piccata and I had the Lasagna special. Both were excellent. Some of... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. More 

San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped by while on a date night not sure what to expect but we were open minded because we planned to just roam through the gas lamp grabbing appetizers at restaurants as we go. We had a cheese plate with five cheeses ranging from very mild to pretty strong. We also ordered a cold meat appetizer... More 

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Thank magut28
BiCE S, Manager at Bice Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our cheeses and cold cuts. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Italian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, 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, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?