Cafe Mezzanotte
Cafe Mezzanotte

Cafe Mezzanotte

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafemezzanotte.net/
  • Phone: (302) 658-7050
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Sergio Pellegrino
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We do offer off-site catering to offices in the area. Call for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private dining room that can seat up to 20 guests. For larger parties we may be able to close off an area of the restaurant. We also have a large screen & a projector if needed for your presentation. Contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Sergio Pellegrino 8776642420
  • Special Events: Please call or check our website for wine, beer, and food tastings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tatnall Street
  • Public Transit: Dart Bus stops right in front of the restaurant. There is also a taxi stop at the hotel dupont which is only a block away.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Feel free to park at any one of the several public lots, or if your visit with us will be short you can make use of on the street parking at metered spots (they spot ticketing at 6:00pm. Unfurtunately we no longer validate parking for any area garages.
A word from Cafe Mezzanotte
Since our opening in June of 2003, Cafe Mezzanotte has built a reputation as Delaware"s premier spot to enjoy classically prepared Pan-Mediterranean cuisine. We offer a intimate atmosphere with servers who attend to each diner with exceptional care. We are located in Center City Wilmington. Whether you are looking for a romantic evening for two, or hosting a large corporate gathering, all of us at Cafe Mezzanotte will cater to your needs.
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Cafe Mezzanotte reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (4)neighborhood gem (4)great for lunch (3)good for groups (3)great for outdoor dining (2)fit for foodies (2)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • We thought the food was OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2011
    We thought the food was OK and we had an attentive server however the lights were so bright we felt like we were in a diner. The music playing was a hits station so the ambiance wasn't happening. Not going back anytime soon. Also by 8:00, we were one of two tables left.
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  • Just okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/15/2011
    Food was okay, service was okay - nothing special.
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    good for groups
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  • We have never been to Wilmington
    Fmedic5
    Dined on 10/14/2011
    We have never been to Wilmington before, we enjoyed our meal. The service was excellent, attentive without being overbearing. The Chef stopped by and was a pleasure to converse with. We would recommend this fine restaurant.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Italian Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/5/2011
    Had guests in from Europe. They requested authentic Italian and they were not disappointed. Service was excellent. Only concern was that the restaurant was empty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    Cafe Messanotte came highly recommended to us. I was very disappointed. My filet mignon was overcooked; my husband's and daughter's seafood (rice with clams and so on) was chewy and my girlfriend's pasta was untasty. While the chef and waiter chatted with the guests (which was nice), it left us waiting for -- among other things -- our check.
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  • We enjoyed a meal here "pre-theatre
    Corbs1251VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    We enjoyed a meal here "pre-theatre" and it was very good. Bread & mixed green salad were both delicious as were our entree's. I enjoyed the Sea Bass which I hadn't had for years. It was a decent sized portion. The wine by the glass was just "OK", it would be nice if they offered a bit more variety in that regard but we would go back as it was convenient to the theatre area. They offer free parking (validation) in a lot but unfortunately we chose the wrong lot so call ahead and see which lot to park in.
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  • Shared Appetizer special was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2011
    Shared Appetizer special was a delicious combination of caramelized figs and prosciutto. We asked to add some mozzarella and were easily accommodated. Pasta courses were veal ravioli (wonderful) and a delightful penne pesto. Far Entrees we had Chilean Sea Bass, which was cooked perfectly, and Balsamic Chicken, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Once again we had a wonderful experience and will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • I loved everything about this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/1/2011
    I loved everything about this resturant, the atmosphere, the food, the staff. It was simply the perfect place to have dinner with my soon to be wife.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Went on a week night for my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2011
    Went on a week night for my husbands Bdy and it was not busy and very quiet. The staff was very nice and the food was really very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Nice menu. Will probably go
    NT125
    Dined on 8/26/2011
    Nice menu. Will probably go back. However with the head chef hosting a family party things were VERY slow in the kitchen. Not sure if that's rare or the usual, but it took 75 min. to get our entrees.
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  • Once again, an excellent meal.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2011
    Once again, an excellent meal. I had stuffed chicken balsamic and it was great! the pasta special was tortolloni buscaiola, which I had as my side. Delicious! Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Food was delicious. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/6/2011
    Food was delicious. Service excellent. Decor inside was a little dated. The patio looks very nice, but there was no one out there during the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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  • Mediocre, at Best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2011
    Dinner review - Entire meal, from entree to dessert, was mediocre. Service was OK. Lunch menu much better than dinner menu. Dessert advertised as 'our homemade tiramisu'. Don't know why they would publicize that - It was disgusting. Would not recommend restaurant for dinner, or go back myself. Sure hope no one invites me here. A real disappointment!
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  • Good food, Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2011
    I was disappointed in the service. Our waiter brought our check without asking if anyone wanted coffee or dessert, and when he brought the dessert tray over, he placed it on the table abruptly and went through the choices hastily. This was embarrassing at a business lunch when you are hosting. The food was good though.
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  • This turned out to be a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2011
    This turned out to be a great place. The menu was nice, the wine list a little more unique then we have seen, but with good selections. It to us and our friends is a nice place for a good dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food, leisurely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    Delicious food, leisurely meal provided ample time for visiting. If you are going to the theatre from dinner, be sure to mention this to your wait person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Food was o.k, but pricey for
    Hartski
    Dined on 4/8/2011
    Food was o.k, but pricey for the quality. Service was good. Need some cheaper options for wine - cheapest was $45.
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    notable wine list
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  • very nice experience--Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/2/2011
    very nice experience--Food was delicious, our waiter was outstanding. He was very attentive, informative, and knowledgable. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • worst meal ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/1/2011
    this was the worst most overpriced meal i have ever had. the pasta was terrible. i wish i never went. do not waste your time or money.
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  • Not the best option
    dkeats
    Dined on 3/11/2011
    I can't say that I would return to Cafe Mezzanote. The food was decent but the overall experience was not very good. The decor is like eating at a hotel in the 1980s, one that felt dated in the 80s. The place was basically empty at 7:30 on a Friday night which doesn't speak well for their dinner business. Service was terrible as the waiter forgot to bring items on multiple occasions even though we were one of maybe 3 tables in the whole place. Since there are plenty of good Italian places in the area, I'll go to one that has service, ambiance, and food, not just one of three.
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  • Food was good but overpriced.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/4/2011
    Food was good but overpriced. Service was mediocre, unsophisticated. Special offer (Groupon) was not honored on prix fixe "pre-show" dinners.
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  • Was not the best choice for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    Was not the best choice for a Valentine's Day dinner. Lights could have been dimmer. All tables were sitting somewhat close together. Food was good.
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  • Nothing very special about
    PuckVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    Nothing very special about the restaurant. The food was quite good. The service was ok and pleasant. The prices were very reasonable. We were next to the private dining room and the noise was VERY loud, because there is no door, only a curtain separating the party room from the restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brought a friend for his first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/11/2011
    Brought a friend for his first time and he LOVED it! The bronzino (sp) was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Excellent food. Relaxed atmosphere
    KMary
    Dined on 2/9/2011
    Excellent food. Relaxed atmosphere. We'll be back!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • My wife & I and another couple
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/8/2011
    My wife & I and another couple visited Cafe Mezzanotte for dinner before going to the DuPont Playhouse. Service was very good and food was very tasty. But menu was not that interesting, most items were typical standard at many above average restaurants. Wine list was very good and enjoyed a good bottle of wine appropriately priced.
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    notable wine list
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  • Birthday Gathering
    DivaLifestyle
    Dined on 2/5/2011
    Our dining experience was awesome. I love this place and my friends really enjoyed it as well, since it was their first time there. Sergio and Staff always come through to make dining here a pleasure. Thanks Sergio and Staff once again, mainly for allowing us to celebrate my Friend's Birthday with cake and all. Most places do not allow outside food and we were able to wish him a loving Birthday amongst love ones and friends in an Romantic, low key atmosphere. Thanks again, Kristin
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • I heard the (woman) bartender
    Kellielc7VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2011
    I heard the (woman) bartender curse 3 times, the food was overpriced, the green beans were bland, the decor not too good. Will not be back
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  • We found that Cafe Mezzanotte
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/15/2011
    We found that Cafe Mezzanotte offers a fine dining experience. The surroundings were comfortable and friendly and the staff amiable and efficient. My wife found their grilled Branzino a fish dish "to die for" and I thoroughly enjoyed the Chicken Lemon. The vegetable side, always a good indicater of restruant quality, in this case, grilled asparagus and potatoe wedges, was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Featured selections were very
    Nightcap
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    Featured selections were very good as was service. Crab pasta was quite different than expected and very good as was fagoli soup. Cipino was also well-done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Had a great meal on New Year's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    Had a great meal on New Year's Eve! Would recommend it to anyone looking for a real treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Not very crowded for a Saturday
    MomMom
    Dined on 12/18/2010
    Not very crowded for a Saturday night. Service was prompt and effecient. Food was served hot and quite tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Had a delicious lemon flounder
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/17/2010
    Had a delicious lemon flounder special which was cooked perfectly. Unfortunately they were out of the pasta special, which was spinach fettuccine in a boscaiola sauce. When I asked for a side of gnocchi in that same boscaiola sauce, the chef was very accommodating. It was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • As my friends and I have visited
    5friends
    Dined on 12/4/2010
    As my friends and I have visited Cafe Mezzanotte on quite a few occassions, I found the food this time was not up to par. I ordered Chilean Sea Bass my favorite prepared there and it was lukewarm and a tad mushy, with little flavor. My friends ordered various other things and were a little disapointed with their meal as well. As I know everyone has an off night, Saturday night must have been one of them. I will go back again and hope that the meal will be what has always been, well prepared.. Although, the service was very good.
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  • Once again, an excellent meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2010
    Once again, an excellent meal! This place is a must if you are in the Wilmington area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • My wife and I drive down from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/13/2010
    My wife and I drive down from New York two to three times a year for Opera Delaware performances and are always looking for new places to eat. When our usual dining spot was booked last Spring we decided to try Cafe Mezzanotte that we had passed many times. We and had such a good experience that we decided to return this Fall. Our waiter Miguel struck the right balance of attentiveness and efficiency. We were pleasantly surprised by the selections on the Pre-Theater pre fixe menu and decided to go with that. From the Ceasar Salads to the Salmon and Penne ala vodka entrees we were impressed with the freshness and flavor of the ingredients and although we had plenty of time before the curtain, our server was sensitive to that issue.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Terrible food for a terribly
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2010
    Terrible food for a terribly high price! Opentable should seriously reconsider posting this restaurant. One expects quality to make the cost but that is not the case for this place. Substandard ingredients to save on cost. I would like my money back! Go to Harry Savoy Grill or Krazy Kat's instead when in Wilmington, DE.
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  • great service, fine italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/20/2010
    great service, fine italian dining, the buffalo mozzarella was a little stale
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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  • We could not have been more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2010
    We could not have been more pleased with service and food it was served slowly as not to make us feel rushed. Anthony Giuffre I will return.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, great for lunch
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  • the food was amazing. BEst
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2010
    the food was amazing. BEst calamari i have ever had! the Fillet was superb. I will be going back here very often.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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