Osteria Cicchetti
Osteria Cicchetti

Osteria Cicchetti

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.osteria-cicchetti.com/
  • Phone: (910) 256-7476
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner:

    Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Mark Lawson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Osteria Cicchetti has one large private dining room that seats 40-55 people. Private parties are offered a 3-course banquet menu that includes soup or salad, choice of entree, coffee and dessert. Customized options are also available. Excellent location for social events and larger corporate functions. Minimum guest count required.
  • Private Party Contact: Todd McCullough 9102567476x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Eastwood Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Forum shopping center parking
A word from Osteria Cicchetti
For Wilmington's best in Italian food and drink visit Osteria Cicchetti. Brick oven pizza, traditional Northern Italian pastas, an antipasto bar featuring Italian formaggi and salumi, as well as house specialties, are served in an atmosphere reminiscent of the Tuscan countryside. Pair your meal with a carafe from our Italian wine bar. Open for lunch and dinner.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Osteria Cicchetti reviews from OpenTable diners
69 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (33)neighborhood gem (29)fit for foodies (28)special occasion (24)romantic (18)notable wine list (15)great for lunch (14)vibrant bar scene (14)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (9)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Good visit with excellent service!
    Amara22
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    My Mom and I were visiting from out of state. We had a nice table near the kitchen and an attentive waiter that looked a bit like Thor. My blueberry Lemon Martini was lovely. My Mom enjoyed her house Pinot Noir. My Veal Piccata was tasty, but slightly tough. My Mom's eggplant pasta dish was delicious. The bread was additive. I had the cannolis- OK, but I won't repeat. Overall, fun atmosphere. Good menu. The restaurant was super cold when the front door was opened. I would return in a minute, if I was local.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My family and I went to the Osteria Cicchetti for the first time recently. The food, service and the atmosphere was exceptional. The menu was so hard to choose from. They even offer a dinner special that added to the difficulty in choosing, because everything sounded delicious. We have definitely found a new favorite restaraunt in Wilmington.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My go to resturant
    Mygo2
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    It's always been consistent! Great food, service! I especially like the pasta dishes! Once had their swordfish special & it was delicious! Never eat swordfish that was tender but cooked, seasoned just right! Never been disappointed with a meal! Love the O.C.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • retired
    retired
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    everything was excellent......................as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LetsEat
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We had heard good things but were somewhat disappointed in our first visit. We did have a very good (and inexpensive!) wine with dinner. The calamari was a little chewy. My pasta was bland but DH's flounder with caper berries was delish. We finished with the bread pudding which was interesting with the cinnamon ice cream but definitely not exceptional. Service was great! We may give it another try but not anytime soon.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!!
    Foey
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Brought new friends to the OC that just moved to the area. Made a WOW impression! All our meals were great! My husband and I loved the shrimp francaise and the bread pudding w cinnamon ice cream was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good on all levels
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    There's something for everyone, yet, the menu is not overwhelming. Prepared to order, staff knowledgeable about food and wines. Portions are generous so there's usually enough for lunch at home another day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great dinner at the OC!
    CajunQueen
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had another great dinner at the OC on Saturday night! Our party ordered the soprano pizza, the gnocchi and sausage and the fish special and it was all delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food is always good, fresh and hot. Excellent service too. Prices are very reasonable making this a wonderful family dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood Italain
    bobrud
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is a great place to end up for almost any occasion. The Italian fare is very good, the servers are pleasant and efficient and the atmosphere is appealing. It can get a little noisy, especially if you're seated in the back rooms and especially if next to a large party. Good place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Long time favorite..Won't be back
    KateVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We love OC. Has been a long time favorite for a relatively quick but yummy Friday night dinner. The food is consistently good. The problem is the service. The last two times we have had poor servers. Last night was beyond poor though. Our waitress had an attitude, even roong her eyes when my dad needed more time to decide what he wanted. Several condescending remarks continued, until the final straw came when my parents both complained their coffees were cold. Her response, "that happens when you put too much milk in it."
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good until I got the main
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The restaurant has a nice design and the waitstaff was attentive. Ordered a romaine salad which was fresh and well done. Also got the veal parm. The veal had been cooked well done and as a result was quite tough. The taste was okay but the main was ruined. My guest ordered the lasagna and seemed pleased.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    MomsFav
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My 93 year old Mom loves the pizza, as the whole family does. Early family dinner so she could enjoy her fav. Always good meal no matter what is ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Entrees average.
    TheatreLover
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I had snapper and wife had chicken/pasta meal. Snapper relatively tasteless and pasta very, very, very salty. The cheese cake with raspberry topping was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprised and delighted!
    PadreDavide
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I started with the fried calamari and immediately fell in love. No one has made it as well since my grandmother made it for our family celebrations of Christmas Eve. The Scallops with spinach/ricotta gnocchi in a lemon cream sauce was a triumph. I ended with a great cup of coffee and the cannoli. It was an overall outstanding experience of Italian cuisine. I'll be back! Fr. Davide Chiantella
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific service
    Alexwilmington
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This time we were there for an early Saturday supper pre movie. I requested a nice table for our friend's anniversary and got a great comfortable table near the open kitchen where we could watch the preparation area but not be so close as to be "involved" with the activity. Actually nicest and most roomy table yet. Server was very attentive and accomodated special requests for menu variations. Able to carry out normal level conversations. We may do this again at the same time. Food was great and anitpasti was well presented and delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a good experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Ate here on a busy Friday night, but the noise level was intolerable. The tables are squashed so close together there is barely room to squeeze in without knocking into the table next to you. I literally had to yell across the 2 top so my dining partner could hear me and finally gave up completely on trying to have a conversation. The food is mediocre at best...Not exactly a pleasant dining experience for sure! There are much better Italian restaurants in Wilmington and certainly much quieter and more relaxing, enjoyable places to eat - places where you are able to enjoy those you came to share an evening with!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Group Dinner
    Clyde
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We had great service, and the food was excellent! What more does one need for a group of 10? Thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great!
    FrequentGuest
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was great as usual...everything we try here is consistently exceptional! Great Ambiance as well and very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food, Friends, Fun
    LC0929
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Five people comfortable shared four dinners. Everything went perfectly well. We shared three awesome desserts - Italian cheesecake is fabulous, cannoli was great and the chocolate/vanilla layered cake-like dessert was scrumptious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 123abc
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The salad had not been brought to us and they had our meal served. first they brought the incorrect choice for me. they returned our meals and served our salad then she brought back the correct dinner but just kept the other meal hot. I don't understand the rush. it was a Tuesday evening. not a lot of patrons and I was a little bit disappointed with that. I've had other meals at this restaurant and was pleased. they should not rush with the dinner order especially if you haven't finished with your appetizers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OC delivered as always
    ASM1125
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We brought some out of town guests to celebrate my parents anniversary. Everyone raved about the food, drinks and service. Best martini in town!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    jennifer0410
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I've gone to Osteria Cicchetti twice and had great food both times. This night we ordered the fried mozzarella app, lasagna and al pesto. My husband couldn't get over how amazing the lasagna was and enjoyed it came with a nice creamy sauce (more like vodka sauce than marinara) to balance the spiciness of the sausage. The portion was large, and it wasn't your run-of-the-mill lasagna. The al pesto pasta did not disappoint either. My only slight complaint is the place can be quite loud on a crowded night, and the tables are close together. However, it is dim and has nice decor so it definitely has a romantic vibe. Once you get over being so close to your fellow diners, it is a wonderful place for a night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Mimi
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have always enjoyed dining at "OC"! The menu selections are great, the food delicious and the service is just right - not hovering! I wish it weren't so noisy but the food makes it worth the noise and much better energy than a stuffy quiet place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Foodlovey
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was great. They gave the children the option of ordering half portions of the foods they ordered Great service. Our server returned frequently to see if we needed anything.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food At The Beach
    AnthonyVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A friend of ours recommend this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Wife started off with a chocolate martini a little to sweet for my taste, I settled for a dirty Martini. We had fried artichokes for an app - was wonderful (could have had this as only the meal and I would have been satisfied). Wife's entre was penne bolognese had a taste not bad, I had salmon with side of spaghetti both were great. Would recommend this to anyone visiting the Wilmington area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant eve with wife and friends
    RCola
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Good food, nice house wine, good service, reasonable cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brightchild
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was excellent! Large quantities for the price - could easily make 2 meals out of order. Food temperature was great. Wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly. When our food was brought to the table it was wonderful that the wait staff was attentive. One thing we all noticed was that reaching across the table was not done. Kudos!!! The wait staff brought the food to your side and placed it on the table. We did not have to ask for refills. The desserts were absolutely heavenly. The lighting was a little low but other than that, great experience!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Specials
    waterlily
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The evening specials at Osteria are always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent
    LC0929
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Two couples, four delicious meals with wine. You couldn't have asked for a better evening in a nearby gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always awesome-
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We have never had a bad experience at the OC. The food, wait staff and atmosphere is always top shelf.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Osteria Cicchetti
    Mike
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Wonderful rustic atmosphere, excellent italian food, super wait staff. We love the ambiance. Quiet to the point of almost feeling private. Perfect after a day at the beech to simply reflect on the wonders and beauty of the ocean. We don't miss the restaurant when we come to Wilmington.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great selection
    Kelly
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went as a family of 4 and all ordered something different. Food was good portions are huge. We took a doggy bag home and had enough for another dinner
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 555 reviews are from the Osteria Cicchetti reviews archive.
  • Italian at its best
    pickyeaterVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We enjoyed this restaurant's food and service so much that we visited it twice during our four day stay in Wrightsville Beach. This is not your ordinary Italian restaurant. You will NOT have mundane, over-sauced, chain-restaurant food. Instead, every dish has a true Italian touch. We began one night with the appetizer special of chorizo (oh so wonderful and smokey) and umbria (sharp cheese). On our other visit we enjoyed meatballs - WOW. They are hand formed and delightfully spiced. From the pasta to the seafood entrees - each was obviously freshly prepared and had a chef's special touch. And then there is the white chocolate bread pudding with glazed bananas - Oh My!!!! If you are looking for real Italian while at the beach, this is it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food! Great service!
    dys1
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    As always, our meal was exceptional, the portions huge, the prices very good for quality and portion of food, service was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Sail2there
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We had a simply fabulous meal. I had the Shrimp Franchese; it was superb. My husband and son had veal and chicken Parm. They had huge portions,and both couldn't resist eating the entire portion. Our service was better than our previous visit. Our only suggestion would be to find ways to lower the noise level. Energetic is such a polite way to describe it. We love to go when @ Wrightsville Beach. This time we set outside and enjoyed this frat food with conversation.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    All was great! Wine was good, appetizers too. The restaurant has very good kitchen and the food is very close the the real Italian cousine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful
    finediner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I dined with three other people and we all enjoyed the appetizers, main courses and deserts. The noise level made it hard to converse at times. I would like to return at a less busy time to see if that helps with the noise issue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Yearly Treat
    SilentFoodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We come once a year when at the beach. Inviting atmosphere. Creative appetizers. Delicious food. Super friendly staff. Wish we could bring it home with us!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit dark
    AV8R
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food was good, our waitress was not very attentative- she offered extra cheese, went to get the cheese, but then stopped to chit chat with another waitress while I sat there waiting. The room lighting was too low, several folks were using their smart phone flashlights to read the menu. Aside from these concerns, my wife and I would eat there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.