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Bice Ristorante

#237 of 3,817 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
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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554 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Concord, New Hampshire
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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had several apps to share and enjoyed them all. Great wine selection and great staff. Atmosphere was a little too loud for business conversation across the table, actually it was too loud period. Food was excellent.

Thank Smillerick
Roswell, Georgia
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157 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a cheese lover, this is the place you have dreamed of. Two cheese chefs will introduce you to bites of magical flavor. Of course, the Italian fare is of the finest quality and imagination. Bice will match the best you have experienced in both food and service.

Thank thorstenveblen
San Diego
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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 

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 5 weeks 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 

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 12 January 2017

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 

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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122 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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 

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.

Thank MaryLS

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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
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Italian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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?