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Osteria Cicchetti - Monkey Junction
Osteria Cicchetti - Monkey Junction

Osteria Cicchetti - Monkey Junction Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.osteria-cicchetti.com
  • Phone: (910) 392-3490
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 5:00pm;
    Sunday Noon-8pm
    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Osteria Cicchetti - Monkey Junction
Osteria Cicchetti’s second location to open soon. 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Although the restaurant was moderately noisy, the food was very good in huge portions. The service was excellent with friendly and helpful staff. We will definitely return for both lunch and dinner."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Been there a few times now, food and service has been great every time. I would highly recommend it. Clams with red sauce, one of my favorite dishes was awesome."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Used to love OC, but not so impressed lately. Portions are smaller and prices are higher. We had the scallops for 19$...5 small scallops served over corn and carrots...so not worth it. The last time I had that dish, it was over a mound of beautiful veggies. What happened? Server was very attentive and sweet. Didn't want to complain about the food."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great food, attentive service, and do not miss the desserts, especially the bread pudding!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Great atmosphere. There is a great variety of menu options."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Easy to get a table by using the Open Table App. We wanted to go to the sister restaurant at Military Cut Off, but saw this one at Monkey Junction which was closer to where we were staying. We are so glad we did. It was easy to get a reservation; easy to find; staff was very polite; food was delicious/very tasty and flavorful (Risotto with asparagus and dried tomatoes and veal parmesan) and came in a timely manner. We will definitely return the next time we are in Wilmington. Nice to have a great restaurant you can count on."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This was my 4th visit to the restaurant. We brought friends from out of town with us. We wee all extremely pleased with the food and service. The lunch deals cannot be beat."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Wife and I had a great dining experience. We both took full advantage of the "Sunday Menu", which consisted of Veal Parm and a Pepperoni Pizza. Each meal was individually more than the two of us could have eaten in one seating itself. The desert that was included was a triple chocolate decedant flourless cake, that was out of this world.. The only regret I have is that I didn't take a page out of the MaryKay handbook and start with dessert first. This is a great place to eat and the service was impecable and we never went without, thanks to two servers that were obviously trained in providing quality customer service.. I would recommend this restaurant, and service... This would be the place I would choose my last meal from!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Can't wait to return. From the appetizer to the special and simple grill, the dinner and service were excellent."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was interesting and well prepared. The butter bean salad was unique and delicious. But the waitress had too many tables, and it was hard to get her attention. The entree was delivered to the table much too quickly, before we were even halfway finished with our salads. Still, it was a good value, and we would go again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Service good food very good prices excellent atmosphere chatty and friendly nice place for group of friends to get together"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "One of our favorites. Every meal is wonderful. The wait staff is wonderful. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was my second time here. I love visiting Carolina Beach and having dinner at Osteria. The food is very good and the service is awesome. I will be back the next time I visit Carolina Beach!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Overall not bad. Good staff. Decent food but nothing great. Good local sourced Mozzarella backed by frozen chicken breast. The original location was a better experience overall. Will return with milder expectations."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our first visit to Osteria Cicchetti was memorable! The food and atmosphere were wonderful!! Our server was excellent, although she was covering a large number of tables which made her visits to our table a little less often than desired. This will be one of our neighborhood favorites!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great meal! Great service! The eggplant parm appetizer was fantastic! The pear & walnut spinach salad was amazing. Three of us had flatbreads and they were awesome! Will definitely return again. Best meal in a long time!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Hannah and Anthony were wonderful. I have never experienced such a friendly, seemingly happy, restaurant staff. The gentleman serving in the same room was also great, though I did not catch his name. We enjoyed the patio very much, but as storm clouds threatened, staff members came out to make sure we were moved inside before we got wet. Thanks for a great meal and a nice evening."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Save you money. Meats are prepared ahead of time & served with fresh pasta. Disappointing....."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was abundant and very good. Same menu as OC on Military Cutoff. Liked the outdoor seating. Someone took great care to minimize the evening sun glare with the landscaping's tree placement. Service was great, also same as at Military Cuttoff. Management seems to carry over the good food/good service culture and standards from one store to the next. Means a great meal there is no accident."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "not my best visit, I have been to this location 3 times now and I was very disappointed this time.....noisy, rushed service, sangria needed to be returned. Chopped Salad was almost completely chopped lettuce with no discernible meat or cheese,,,,,,"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I have visited the Monkey Junction restaurant 3 times now. It has exceeded our expectations each time. The consistent excellent service and superior food will keep us coming back. My husband always says he wants to eat there every night."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We have eaten many times at "OC" at the Forum and since moving to the other side of town were thrilled that OC has added a second location. We like the lively ambience, the consistency of the food, (which is always so good), and the prices are so reasonable for the quality. They have a large bar, like the original in the Forum, and you can come in alone and eat and drink there too! If it is crowded on a weekend, we like to sit and eat at the bar! Everything we have had there has been great, but we always love the pizzas, the spinach salad, the flounder piccata and calamari appetizer. Just a few favorites! We have never been disappointed at OC!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The OC has opened up the patio for dinning and it is awesome!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I enjoyed my first dining experience at this restaurant and will absolutely return along with my family and friends. The Zuppe de Pesce was full of flavor, the flounder and salmon dishes were cooked perfectly and the spaghetti with those large meatballs and sausage was delicious. Great service. The wine list is impressive. Looking forward to my next visit! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had heard this was a great place to eat, and seeing the other restaurants this group owned we'd figure we'd try it out. The food was OK. I had veal parmesan and it was slightly overdone and stacked. My wife and our friend had the Filet special with a Risotto that had too much port wine in it. Our friends wife had a seafood entrée with risotto as well, however hers was really good. The dessert (a bread pudding) was awesome! The service was good and the atmosphere was nice. Had the food been a bit better this would have been a place to rave about."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Over all it was a nice meal. First positive was a surprise they had outdoor seating and we took advantage on a beautiful evening. Nice menu and friendly waitstaff. Prices were very reasonable and a nice variety of wines at good prices. There were four of use and we ordered a nice Montepulciano and white bean salad appetizers. The bread brought tot he table was nice and the olive oil was OK. We had to request Balsimac vinegar. I ordered the Zuppa di Pesca, sauce could have come from a can and I got 2 clams, three small shrimp, two small mussels, and 6 or so pieces of squid, over a ton of pasta. My wife had Chicken Parmigiana, again the bland sauce. Our guests ordered Spaghetti and spaghetti and meat ball. Same sauce. Good sevice "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "I've been to Osteria Cicchetti near Mayfaire several times and its always been great . We were looking forward to trying to Monkey Junction location but the noise level ruined it. When we sat down the noise level was so bad we paid for the drinks we ordered and left before ordering dinner. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Was very excited for a girls night out to the OC. I am a frequent patron and order the clams and linguini every time, because well it is FABULOUS! This time I could barely eat it. It was almost a soupy consistency with an overpowering lemon flavor. I didn't mention anything to the server because I am hoping this was a one time occurrence. Our service was so-so. He completely forgot our wine and we didn't receive it until our entrees came. Also the dessert and check were delivered together, it just seemed like he wanted us out of there. I will absolutely be in again, hopefully with a better experience. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The noise level was to high could hear the person across from me or the waitress. Ordered cheeses and meats very disappointed w/ discription and condiments."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Great restaurant - the quality of the food is always the same; the spot is good for a quiet dinner for two or for a group. This time we were near a group of young people going to a prom. The noise level was a little higher than normal but you could still hear the people at the table; One of the people we dined with has two sons who are gourmet chefs and she commented on how excellent the duck was; Highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Our server, Ashley, was great but the noise was so loud that we could not talk to each other across the table. We will not be going back for that reason. Possibly go there for take-out because the food was great."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at OC for the first time last week and had an outstanding experience. First of all, the food was amazing, from the shrimp bisque soup, to the filet and scallops, to the chicken saltimboca, to the bread pudding, each course blew our minds! Then on top of the great food the service was also perfect, this was a winning combination in our books. We will definitely be back soon!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Great to have a local favorite in the neighborhood. It's noisy but happy noise. The food is well portioned and consistent"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food and service is always great!!!! It is a bit noisy."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Best food I've had in town. Great for Valentine's day, which is exactly what I needed. Pricey, but absolutely worth every penny."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "When I visited with a group of friend I noticed an item on the menu that we had searched for for a long time. I wanted to surprise my husband and booked us for Valentine's Day. Little did I know that restaurants change their menus for busy days The large rooms make the place a bit noisy but it was a special, busy day. As to the food: I would have liked a bit more balance in the amount of vegetables. It was a load of spinach and only a suggestion of butternut. We'll be back; maybe we can ask for more even veggies next time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Valentine's day dinner for my wife and myself. We had the gouda and fig jam which was superb. We also ordered drinks. What was supposed to be a glass of moscotto came in a small bottle. It was some sort of rose'. The franchaise was bland. They beat the chicken "tenderized" so much it had the texture of tuna fish out of a can. The angel hair "cooked in a white wine sauce" tasted like it just came out of a pot of unsalted water. The steak was not seasoned and the potatoes were undercooked. We had great service and I was ready to say something about it but my wife asked me to just let it go because of valentines day. $74 dollars later I was not happy with the food and we were charged 10 dollars for a mini bottle of wine that wasn't right."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "While the food was tasty and the server was attentive it was so loud we could not hear each other talking. Therefore, skip this restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This is the best Italian Restaurant in Wilmington by far. The ambience, staff, & food are top notch."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Food was very good...fairly consistent with their first location. Make reservations on the weekends or you'll likely wait. Service was a bit slow, but I think this will improve! Note to perspective diners, this IS a nice restaurant, so PLEASE leave your sweat pants/sweat shirts and hats at home. It kind of ruins the experience of going out to a nice rest when people around you look like they just strolled over from WalMart! While the OC is located in the former o'Charley's building, it is a much nicer/upscale restaurant than that!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014