About us

Trattoria Ponte Vecchio offers a robust selection of Northern Italian, Sicilian and authentic rustic Italian dishes. PV offers, excellent daily specials like risotto, Osso Buco, rabbit, veal chop, pork chop and fresh fish of the day.

In addition to the authentic, traditional Italian dishes, Chef Rob brings the true and authentic New York style Italian cooking to Del Mar.

Head Chef, Rob, attended culinary school in New York City, and has worked in family owned restaurants in various cities for over 20 years. After working on Wall Street, and in the real estate and fashion industry, he finally decided to pursue his life-long passion in owning his own small and intimate Trattoria.

Chef Rob loves to create classical dishes inspired by Marcella Hazan and his own creations. His mission is to create a warm and humble restaurant setting where every customer is treated like family. Rob takes pride in the food quality at Trattoria Ponte Vecchio, and has deep respect for each customer who walks through the door. The mellow dining room offers a warm, romantic color palette, which includes artwork by local artists.

Chef Nico, Rob’s right hand man, has over 20 years of experience in the culinary industry. With skills in various different Italian cooking styles, Nico has a passion for the restaurant business and cherishes every meal that leaves the Ponte Vecchio kitchen. With each bite of a meal cooked by Chef Nico you can feel the love and passion poured into it, and that is seasoning that you can’t find the recipe to..