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Osteria Cicchetti
Osteria Cicchetti

Osteria Cicchetti Details

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

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


    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 (910) 256-7476

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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Brought friends from Long Island New York. We all enjoyed the food and excellent service."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We have been to the OC several times and have had great meals in the past. This meal was just average. Apps were great, Carbonaro, Alfredo were not very good. We will return, however."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My mom and I stumbled onto this restaurant on a Sunday morning, after just being in town to visit for a long weekend. Unfortunately they didn't open until four or five on Sunday but we arranged our food plans so we could come here for dinner. It was well worth it. I would recommend a reservation. The prices were very reasonable for the large portions. On Sunday when we visted there was a great pre-fix menu to choose from, in addition to the regular menu. Overall great time and food was excellent!!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We went here for my best friend's birthday. The antipasto select style was the perfect way to begin the evening. I'd love the recipe for the white bean dip! The mushroom risotto was fabulous. I travel often to Italy and the risotto at OC rivals that of any that I have had in Italy. We only wished that the picatta & marsala dishes had come with a pasta accompaniment. They do not do anything special for birthdays, like an italian rendition of Happy Birthday nor candles...which was a disappointment. A review recommended the croissant bread pudding and while everyone insisted they were too full for dessert....we didn't leave one bite! Overall the food, atmosphere and service were impeccable and we will be dining here again."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The O-C is all around ... well ... great. The quality of food was exceptional - our table sampled everything from appetizers to salads, pizza and entrees and all were outstanding. Couple this with an attentive and curtious waitstaff and they hit a home run for our group. I would also mention that the prices are very reaonable, especially given the quality of food."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We had an excellent experience. With my families varied dietary requirements, the restaurant was able to fulfill all needs with an excellent menu and quality food. The service was exemplary and we couldn't of asked for a better evening. This establishment will not disappoint you. This is one of our favorite spots."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We have not hesitated taking relatives, visiting guests or local friends to this location for dinner. The food, service and atmosphere is always excellent."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "After reading many positive reviews about Osteria Cicchetti, wedecided to try the restaurant for the first time for an anniversary dinner. We were not disappointed. We were seated immediately after walking in the door. The service was outstanding. The food was very, very good. My wife is very picky about the taste/authenticity of her Italian food and she loved it. And last, but not least, the value was very good, with large size portions that leave some leftovers to take home for a midnight snack..... and trust me, you'll get hungry for it again a few hours after eating there."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We moved to the area six months ago and have been to Osteria Cicchetti at least 15 times for dinner and several times for lunch. We have tried many different dishes on the menu and have thoroughly enjoyed everyone of them. The service has always been great and the staff... knowledgable of the food and wine as well. Everything has always been very consistent and would highly recommend this restaurant for a pleasurable dining experience!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "If you've had enough "southern cuisine" and you need some good Italian food, then go to OC. While it's not Mulberry Street, the pasta and sauce (or gravy if you prefer) were outstanding. Crusty bread, EVOO for dipping and a robust pour in the wine glass. Portions are generous; wood fired pizza almost as good as home in Jersey. All I needed was my girl Lydia and I'd never know I I was in Dixie."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Food and service was great. Waitress very helpful with menu selections"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I went to Osteria Cicchetti for the first time with a group to celebrate a special occasion. The restaurant looks lovely and has a very comfortable feel. Our server was very polite and knowledgeable. He was even willing to ask the kitchen to make a special order for me. Food was awesome, wine was tasty. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Service and food were prompt and pleasing. Ample portions leftover provided for some great next day light meals too at home which was nice."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal. My wife had the gnocchi and scallops and I had the fish special of the day. Both were perfectly prepared and wsd served in a flash. What more could you ask for at a restaurant?"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We were greeted by our server Caitlin who set the tone for a great dinner. She was friendly, courteous and extremely attentive. We each had chicken francaise which was delicious, the chicken very tender and enough left to take home for another meal! The only negatives were the calamari appetizer was only OK, some of the pieces a little tough and rubbery. The coffee tasted a little stale and not hot enough. Overall we loved the meal, the atmosphere, the service and the very reasonable cost. I have already told some friends about our dinner and strongly recommended it. We will, of course, be back."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Reliable, excellent food. Great wait staff. I have a pet peeve about dishes being cleared from the table when others at the table are still eating. They did this here including bringing leftover containers to the table before others were finished. Makes the "slower" diner feel awkward and the atmosphere rushed."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Food was excellent and the staff courteous and attentive. Great place."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We had to have a late lunch so the restaurant was very quiet at mid afternoon. The quality of the food and service was as always very good. Definitely a great asset to the neighborhood."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Everything about the restaurant was really good. The only thing I would change is the lighting. It was very dark and hard to read the menu."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I've been to OC countless times; and it is always a positive experience. A repeat again and again:)"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Delightful dining experience. Delicious veal, delicious pasta. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We took my Dad for his 70th birthday with a group of 8, including 2 children. The food was wonderful. A good selection on the menu. Options for the kids. A really nice wine list. Our server was great even with a busy crowd."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I took my wife here for Valentines Day and we had a great time. The food, service, and atmosphere was exactly what I was looking for, and we are definitely going to return in the future. That chocolate cake was probably in the top 3 chocolate cakes I have ever eaten. Definitely worth the hour drive."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had a great meal,service excellent.staff able to recommend a good wine."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We love Osteria. I food is always fresh and amazing.... never had a bad meal or experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our waitress Hannah was excellent, and the thyme crusted grouper was some of the best fish Ive ever had, for a third of the price of other places Ive been. Great experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed the entire experience. The only (small) disappointment to us was we brought our glasses of wine from the bar and finished the wine half way through the meal and were not asked if we would like another glass of wine. The food was exceptional. Our server was very friendly . Still a great experience Thanks"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took my wife here for Valentines day, a neighbor couple joined us. We had a great time. Service was very good and really enjoyed our meal. The Lobster Ravioli was delicious."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My new favorite restaurant! Every time I go I make myself try something new & I am never let down!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The one extremely hard bread choice was difficult to break, let alone chew. The other was great. The calamari was was chewy and the breading fell off as the fork touched it. After the bread and appetizer, things were fine. The tortellini and the eggplant were very good. We will be back again."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "This is a restaurant that we visit frequently and we always enjoy it. It has a great airy feeling in the main room and the decor is just right. Service is always excellent and the menu is an interesting mixture.."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Went here for lunch earlier in January, food was much better, hotter and larger quantity. We could easily shared lunc. Dinner portions seemed small and not as fresh."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "scallops were raw, sushi grade raw. My wife's food had a pot full of noodles that lacked other ingredients. It had a bad taste & smelled like dirty feet, just saying. Maybe that's what the sauce or dish is suppose to taste and smell like? I wouldn't order that again. The catch is my wife couldn't figure out what to order and I ordered for her as to be the man of the house and when it came out I was obligated to give her my risotto minus raw scallops and allow me to finger through the pasta bowl she ordered. I told the waitress about the scallops and the manager took it off of the bill and comped us a dessert for our troubles. Service was excellent, just wasn't our night to dine in at OC. If I go back I wouldn't eat the same dishes....."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Consistently delicious. Bread was extraordinarily good and oil for dipping was fresh."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "My wife and I took our three kids for dinner at around six o'clock on a Saturday night. They seated us quickly, and it took a long time before a waitress noticed we were there. The food was good. We tried the pasta,pizza,meatballs and some salads. Everyone agreed it was good but not great Prices are reasonable."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We had a 7:30 reservation on Saturday,1/24/2014; although the restaurant, we were in at our table by 7:35. the wait staff was friendly and efficient! the food was exceptional! Wine list was varied and reasonable! The only issue was the couple in the table next to us. The couple was older and probably experiencing hearing problems; they shouted at each other throughout our meal! Otherwise, the meal was great, fantastic service and great ambiance!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Speckled trout with leeks and butternut squash was amazing . Service excellent and food delicious with fresh food options."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Always enjoy OC. This restaurant is in a neighborhood shopping center and is frequented by locals and visitors alike. Good reputation and run well."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "OC was a delicious yet reasonably priced Italian dining experience. Our server was knowledgable about the wine list and very personable. The linguini with clams was fantastic and the pasta was chock full of vegetables and meat! We were not big fans of having to order wine by the 1/4, 1/2 carafe or by the bottle, but the wine we order was perfect! Great overall dining experience!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I brought my wife there for New Years Eve and was not disappointed! First off, the service was outstanding. The food was terrific! The only problem we had was my wife's dish was overly salty, but they promptly offered to make her something else or remake that one with no question! The stuffed cherry peppers are a must have! They are delicious! Will definitely eat there again."
    Dined on 12/31/2013