Great FoodThe food was wonderful and fresh. We had a couple minor issues with the service such as asking for the grated parm they offered when they brought our food and then having to ask again for it about 4-5min later before we got it. Also our server did not bring cream and sugar with our coffee nor did she ask when we ordered it. Then it took a couple of min before we got it. Overall we enjoy this place. Again the food is great, and it was only minor issues with service.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorites in Wilmington!This is and always will be one of my favorite places for dinner in Wilmington. I have been here probably 10 times and always bring my out of town friends here as I know they will not be disappointed by the food, atmosphere, or staff.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthenic and AwesomeOC is the best at the beach. Food is always served hot and plentiful. Sauces are authentic and awesome making the dishes great. The bread is super with flat bread being my favorite. Blend the meal with a good variety of wines and you have a wonderful dining experience. Service is always good and I have yet to be disappointed with by the friendly staff.
If you like eggplant, try the OC eggplant. The appetizer is plenty of food unless you are real hungry, then the entree is best. I take a box home with most entrees. Enjoy.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWilmington's Best ItalianThis is our fav in Wilmington. Great daily specials, pizza, pasta & salads. Had my fav pizza.. Parma.. & Caesar! Wonderful as always.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMNice for groupsWe were 5 for dinner and there was plenty of room for us and other groups. Waiter (Max) was attentive and knowledgeable without being overbearing. Food came out promptly and was plated nicely. Food was very good and we all enjoyed our entrees and appetizers. I noticed that the tables for 2 were very small and the one near our table was in a busy area. Not very romantic to my mind. Perhaps in other areas there are tables where I would not feel crowded but this one seemed like an afterthought. We did order dessert and the strawberry shortcake was lovely. I had gelato and it was gritty and disappointing. Espresso was offered but was from a packet. For Wilmington, the Italian was good. Still looking for great sausage6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a Girl's Night OutI went to Osteria with 7 other girlfriends for dinner and we all enjoyed the experience. The food was great as there was something everyone in our group (we have a couple of vegetarians). The service was good, too. I love the ambience. We will definitely go back when we are in Wilmington again.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVery goodThe food,service ambience and value for your dollar were very good. This restaurant is always consisently very good and has very a welcome visit when we return to Wilmington5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFound this restaurant on OpenFound this restaurant on Open Table and it was a great place to go. They even had a gluten-free option for pasta, which is rare. Great wait staff and delicious food. I would definitely recommend this place for other.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat service and foodwe have been here several times food has always been very good to excellent service excellent never had a bad experience5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleased with our waiterVery pleased with our waiter and his great service.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was great!Food and service was great! Only problem we had was the Noise Level, had a group next to us and they were so load we could not hear any of our own conversations at the table. We have been here several times with family and friends and the Noise Level has really been bad.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food, Great ServiceGreat service with knowledgable and attentive staff.
Food was very good.
Ambience was OK as the acoustics led to a noisy atmosphere that detracted from the overall experience.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat local restaurantWe are never disappointed at OC. Great food at a reasonable price.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOften enjoy the OC for lunchOften enjoy the OC for lunch and although dinner was overall an enjoyable experience, I felt 'rushed' for a Friday night out. The wait-person was not impatient, per se...but at the ready to hurry the order through--did not offer suggestions for appetizers or drinks/wines. Was pleasant, but again was in a hurry to remove plates--that the group was still 'picking at'...I left there feeling the opposite of relaxed. As for the future, I'll be sticking to lunch.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent as usual...weFood was excellent as usual...we like to go there because we know the quality is consistently good.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOC ProvidesAs always OC provided great food @ moderate prices in a friendly environment.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative menu and outstandingCreative menu and outstanding service. Food quality was very good. Definitely a repeat place next time we are in Wilmington!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery large and loud restaurant.Very large and loud restaurant. Food is pretty good for such a large restaurant. Good for groups . Quite reasonable prices for the amount and quality of the food. Our waiter Steve was very good, accommodating and "there" when needed without being overbearing at all.
I would definitely go back altho I am a bit apprehensive about "in season" reservations being honored in a timely fashion.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding meal all around.Outstanding meal all around. We will definitely return.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food at a reasonableGood food at a reasonable price. Not as noisy this time as it has been in the past.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFinally, a restaurant thatFinally, a restaurant that knows how to cook Italian food - from apetizer to dessert everything tasted wonderful! Don't miss this one! The service was impeccable!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love OC and enjoy takingWe love OC and enjoy taking guests there because the menu is so good. My personal favorite is the salmon with fregola, but I had a fish special the other night which was fantastic. Others in our party enjoyed seafood risotto, zuppa di pesce and grilled scallops. Every person was delighted with their dinner and impressed by the fast and courteous service.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasantly surprised, previousPleasantly surprised, previous reviews were accurate, enjoyed our food and experience very much.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time to Osteria CicchettiFirst time to Osteria Cicchetti since moving to Wilmington and we loved it! Will definitely be back!!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasure to haveAlways a pleasure to have dinner at Osteria Cicchetti.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing foodMy husband and I absolutely LOVED the striped bass special. The bass was grilled to a perfect crispness on the outside and juicy, flaky, and tender inside. It came over mixed grains and greens, and was so flavorfully seasoned. It is challenging to find this quality of food in Wilmington, NC and we love this restaurant. The bread is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and we can use as much olive oil, salt and pepper as we desire. The fontina fig bruschette was exquisite, too! WE absolutely LOVE this place!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food,service andVery good food,service and value. Thie restaurant is very consistent with food , service and value. We go to this place often as it is always a place you can count on to delivery quality for dollars spent.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMYou will come back!As the name suggests excellent Italian dishes. Certainly one of the best price/ value menus in Wilmington. Fine wine list running the gamut. House wines very good. Many excellent vineyards on list.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe noise level was so highThe noise level was so high that for our table to communicate we had to yell at each other. Kind of hard to make the experience romantic when you are yelling at your wife.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDelizioso!The food at Osteria Cichetti was delicious! The service was very good and our server seemed to be to be very knowledgeable of wine and menu options! It was crowded which I always perceive to be a good thing. We were in town for a half-marAhon, so we chose here for our "pasta dinner". The portions are large enough to share (my sister and I shared the Puttanesca Bolognese. It was so delicious, we got takeout the next day. My sister had the mushroom risotto and I had the margherita pizza that were fabulous. We had the hearts of romaine salad and the spinach, pear, walnut salad. I would definitely recommend if going back to Wilmington! We made reservations in advance (since it was a race weekend) and I'm glad we did!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Osteria CicchettiWe have been to Osteria Cicchetti on several occasions. The food is always delicious and perfectly prepared. The service was a little half-hearted and we were promised fresh bread which did not appear until we asked for a second time. The only negative was the location of our table - I had a nice view into the kitchen (Table 73) This table should not be used unless an absolute emergency. I have experienced bad seatings at other restaurants when I book through Open Table and hope this is not so as I love Open Table. In any event, we will definitely go back.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an assortment of foodsWe had an assortment of foods to sample...bruschetta, sweet potato bisque, spaghetti, veggie penne pasta dish, and pistachio profiteroles.
Everything was delicious! Great service. Good atmosphere. We love this place!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!Delicious and plenty of menu items to please everyone.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDespite the fact that it wasDespite the fact that it was Valentine's Day and the restaurant was full, our service was excellent and we never felt as if we were being rushed. Normally we avoid the holiday crowd, but we had out-of-town visitors and they were extremely impressed. Food, as usual, was excellent.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Italian food.The OC is a great family place to have dinner. The meals will not blow your budget! The food is quite good.2/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is excellent andThe food is excellent and the prices are extraordinarily reasonable. But the service needs improving. We are by no means slow diners, but the feeling of being rushed is a constant problem here. We have never had a chance to finish our salad before the pasta dish arrives.
If the restaurant were crowded we could understand. But it wasn't. And our server neglected to tell us of the evening specials.
We will still return, but we keep hoping that we won't be rushed out the door. This is the only one of the group's restaurants that has this problem. Please fix it! Thanks.1/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHadn't been here for a while.Hadn't been here for a while. Nothing has changed: it is still an excellent restaurant with exceptional value. Certainly a favorite.1/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great experienceAlways a great experience at the Osteria. Great food at pretty good prices. The service can be hit or miss (never bad just sometimes inattentive).12/31/2012 12:00:00 AMDisappointing Mains...I'd never been disappointed in OC but was this visit. What started so promisingly with a wonderful antipasto selection (Note: the mushroom and truffle oil bruschetta is a must-order item, plus the white bean spread is not far behind) quickly too a nose dive with the primi dishes.
The al pesto pasta proved mislabeled; it should have been billed as an alfredo. The predominant color was white with tiny specks of green (pesto) and red (sun dried tomatoes). It was barely edible.
Fortunately my daughter ordered the pasta with meatballs and Italian sausages in a tomato-based sauce. It based the edibility test. However, the meatball lacked flavor and the sauce was runny.
Well try it again but be more careful in the entree selections.12/29/2012 12:00:00 AMThe food is always consistentlyThe food is always consistently good. You can count on good food, good service and good value.12/21/2012 12:00:00 AMThis establishment has veryThis establishment has very good food with a wide selection of items including seafood,pastas,steaks, and items from the grill .12/18/2012 12:00:00 AM