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Osteria Cicchetti
Osteria Cicchetti

Osteria Cicchetti Details

  • 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 (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
  • "Been going for years, always exceptional! Service, food, always the best."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The dinner for our group was well paced. Everyone enjoyed their salad and pasta. Great wine selection too! Ask for the baked flat bread too!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Osteria Cicchetti consistently delivers great food and great service ~ their specials are excellent and beautifully prepared! Love going with a group (8-12) ~ share appetizers and desserts! Don't have to worry if you're a little loud ~ restaurant is casual!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We've celebrated graduations, birthdays, and just fun family weekends at The OC! Bread is great, salads scrumptious, pasta handmade, sauces unctuous, & veal, seafood, steaks properly prepared. Servers are always attentive, helpful, & professional. Not a bit stuffy - FUN place for a delicious meal when in Wilmington!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "great food ! good service . VERY LOUD ! for an old geezer it was just too loud to carry on a conversation with my meal mate . The Tiramisu rivels the best I have ever had . Maybe better than Trump castle in New Jersey . I would go back just for the Lobster Ravioli ."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was plentiful; veal was soggy buy tasty(shld be crispier); noise got so bad we couldn't talk in a group of 6, so we left. Waitress was charming and efficient. Best part of the meal. Dessert was out if this world strawberry Napoleon - 6 of us munched one order and were amazed."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "OC's is a good spot to go for lunch or dinner. The service was very good. The spaghetti with meat balls (3" dia.) was especially good as was the pizza. We all particularly like that you can order wine by the full bottle, half bottle or quarter bottle. This worked very well for our party. I would recommend because all of the food came to the table hot!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The food was good as per usual. Reasonably priced would have liked an extra veggie or pasta side with main entrée, not asking for big portions, but the veal only came with spinach, I asked for a side of pasta and when it arrived it came with pasta only no spinach would have been prepared to pay extra for pasta side, perhaps I didn't convey my request properly. Also our guests had to ask three times for butter to be brought to the table"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My favorite place! Just the perfect atmosphere & the most flavorful food! I get something different every time & I have yet to be disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Finally tried something new - wild mushroom risotto - delicious. Service was great - food was piping hot!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Love this place. Good and wine list is good. A bit loud on Friday nights but over all a winning spot"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Since we were there as a family of 10, with 4 kids, it was disappointing that they didn't have a kids menu. It would have been any easy thing to provide. The food was quite good. However, everyone who got a salad comment that it was very salty. Our server was very good."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Love the pizza (shared as an appetizer.) Calamari was a bit bland, though. Salmon is always delicious and generally cooked properly to order. A bit noisy when crowded but overall a nice evening."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A neighborhood gem that has never disappointed us with any dinning experience. Service is excellent, quality of food excellent. If it is not a pleasure in any way, any issue or problem would be quickly resolved by the staff. Recommend to all. Lunch reasonable and as always a pleasure. Dinner won't disappoint anyone, choices are for all."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Sat outside waitress was pleasant and attentive food was fabulous start to finish! Will definitely go back with friends"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I THINK THIS IS A GREAT PLACE FOR LUNCH OR MAYBE A DINNER AT A LATER HOUR. WHEN WE WERE THERE THE NOISE LEVEL WAS PRETTY HIGH, AND I ,DON'T THINK THE FOURSOME OF 12? YEAR OLDS AT THE ADJACENT TABLE MADE MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE. THE FOOD WAS TERRIFIC, BUT OUR MAIN COURSE ARRIVED WHEN WE WERE ABOUT HALFWAY THROUGH OUR APPETIZER, LEAVING A VERY CROWDED TABLE, AND OUR SERVER, WHILE BRINGING THE CHECK AND CLEARING THE TABLE, KNOCKED THE OLIVE OIL CARAFE OFF THE TABLE, SPATTERING MY FRIENDS PANTS & SUEDE SHOES. THEY OFFERED DESSSERT ON THE HOUSE, BUT WOUND UP TAKING ONE OF OUR DRINKS OFF THE BILL. ACCIDENTS HAPPEN, AND I SURELY WILL DINE THERE AGAIN-THE FOOD IS GREAT! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "First this is a great restaurant. I am sure we caught a server on a bad night, however, for the cost I expected more busy or not. Missed a soup order, long time between table visits and a lack of familiarity with menu items. I have been here before, a good experiences, but missed the mark this time. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "our appetizer and our dinner entries were outstanding! the service and ambiance were also fantastic! we will be back! "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "First time to the OC and we were not disappointed. OUr server brought us water and our drinks and was kind enough to realize we were too busy chitchatting to even look at the menu yet, so left us alone for a bit. That was greatly appreciated. Two of us had soup, Tomato Basil and the soup of the day, Zucchini with farro. Both were excellent. The Zucchini was served very hot and once it cooled down about was quite flavorful. Our entrees were quite tasty and quite large. I had the lasagna, my wife the pasta special - salmon, shrimp over angel hair, and our guest sausage, chicken with marina over angel hair. We all had to have leftovers boxed. My wife highly recommends the bread pudding. We willl be returning to the OC in the near future."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I order the white clam linguini. When I received it it had 3 or 4 fresh clams and a pile of tasteless rubbery chopped up clams. I could have gotten this at Red Lobster. I then exchanged it for a chicken dish. The chicken was very good. I was dissapointed when I received my bill, they upcharged me 3 bucks for the chicken. Very cheesy on their part. I paid the bill and then complained to the manager. He offered to take it off, but it should have been done before I received the bill. Left a very bad taste in my mouth, to say the least. My companions dinners were very good."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "At the last minute decided to go to Osteria Cicchetti via Open Table. Table was ready before our reservation at 7:30pm on May 24th. Pasta, steak and wine were excellent. My wife commented that her steak was cooked exactly how she likes it, med rare. She enjoyed her risotto too! My gnocchi and sausage entree was great. Make sure to ask for crackers with your complementary bread! Will be back! Always enjoy this restaurant when in Wilmington!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had a very pleasant lunch with some friends. the House special was outstanding and two of our guests were very pleased with their choice. I had the spaghetti carbonara with added shrimp and again it was beautifully cooked. The service was very pleasant and attentive and this was a great experience."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Could have been the large group we had (10) or prom night. Our waitress was super though."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This is a special occasion place, but we visit whenever we are in Wilmington. The White Anchovies, mixed olives, and all the other appetizers are amazing! We have tried several of the pasta dishes, the fish soup, and the baked fish entrees and have not gone wrong yet. There are real Italian flavors and spices so do not expect typical, bland Italian-American fare. We look forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Was kind of worried because I have never been there, but it was amazing and the food was delicious. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This was the 2nd time I had gone to this restaurant for dinner, as I was at a conference at the Holiday day at Wrightsville Beach and looking for an alternative that was a close drive. Each time, I have had wonderful food and they have a pretty extensive wine list. I will definitely go back to eat there the next time I am staying at Wrightsville Beach. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Chicken parmesan and spaghetti cicchetti with meatballs were our selections. They came out piping hot in fast order. We enjoyed two draft craft beers and had a very nice evening. Such a good neighborhood gem!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Went to the OC for the 5th year in a row to celebrate twin daughters' birthdays (turning 8 this year) and the food and service was terrific. A really busy night (as always) and we didn't seem to have a server at first, but as soon as the manager noticed, we were super well taken care of, including lots of nice attention for the girls and candles in the desserts, which he made complimentary. We're big fans of this place and this night made us love it even more. (And the special shrimp, potato, spinach pizza was fantastic!) Oh, and no rush out the door - we were able to spend the evening and take our time."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "A nice restaurant with good food. For the Wilmington area, this place provides good food for a good price. Not everything is perfect or exceptional, but there is enough to like about the place and the food."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Great food, great atmosphere. Will definitely return and always eat here while in Wilmington."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "This may very well be my favorite restaurant in Wilmington. I don't eat out much but my wife and I frequently dine at OC when we do. Prices are reasonable and the food is tasty and plentiful. I've only had three entrees there but all were great. The lasagna is wonderful. The pizza is not my favorite dish there, but it's very good. I most recently had the Spaghetti Cicchetti and loved it. I took about half home and ate it for lunch the next day. It actually tasted better on the second day. I also took the unused bread home with me and had it the next day. It too seemed to taste better on the second day. I not sure why but maybe I was just hungrier on the following day. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Mothers day brunch was outstanding. Well worth the price. They need to have some of those desserts/pastries for sale during the year."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "An amazing place ! Everything from service to the Food was perfect ! I Would definitely recommend to anyone..my new favorite restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "As soon as you walked in, you could smell that you were at the right restaurant. And, the service was cordial and friendly, and very efficient. The food was wonderful, and you could create your own pasta dish. A great place to take friends, who very much appreciated that we introduced them to this restaurant. One other note. There was plenty of food to take home. You did not leave hungry."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Have a son who is graduating uncw in may so we have been coming each time we visit from NJ There are not alot of good Italian resturants in the Wilmington area. We are glad that you are."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "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