The six of us went for dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meal - especially the pizza for the kids. Several big groups (like us) - the noise level wasn't too bad.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relax and Enjoy
First time at the OC and we will be back!
Even though we were sat at a table near the kitch door we had a very pleasant experience. The waitress was very good!
Chopped salad was a little on the bland side-could have used some onions and olives and done with out the salami (we don't eat pork).
The snapper with barley was excellent. Cheese Pizza left something to be desired (7 year old was not impressed).
The Ambience in the dining room at the OC was 100% perfect for a nice relaxing family meal.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal!
Enjoyed some new menu options as well as a few "standards". We love this great neighborhood restaurant as the food is always at a consistent and high quality. Don't miss the pistachio gelato profiteroles with a nice cappuccino to end the meal perfectly!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We eat her about once a wk
We eat her about once a wk r o and the food is always very good . The service is alway professional and attentive
I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent! Lental soap is
Excellent! Lental soap is excellent. Mussels great and the sauce excellent.
Great to dip bread in.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whenever in Wilmington...
Very good food with service that excels. This restaurant is a must every time we are in Wilmington to visit.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the special entrees
Red snapper over wilted spinach with white beans...awesome!!! Our waitress was Dayna H. She was wonderful! Very knowledgable about menu and wine list. Excellent service.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food as always was amazing.
The food as always was amazing. For the first time, however, I had EXTREMELY poor service. We eat at this restaurant often and we have never, ever had bad service. Our waiter was completely disengaged the entire evening and would often leave our table before we were finished speaking to him. I will go back because I believe this to be an anomoly, however, if I am offered the same server again, I will ask for a different one.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined here several
We have dined here several times and have never been disappointed in the quality of food or service.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dinner and Dessert!
Went there on Saturday night and was glad we had a reservation. It was packed.
Our server was really helpful.
For dinner we had the Rigate Melanzane (with some sausage added per recommendation of our waitress) and it was great!
The dessert was outstanding. We got the White Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding, I was nervous that it would be overly sweet, but it wasn't, the sweetness was just right! The cinnamon ice cream with the bread pudding, was like having a cinnamon roll with every bite.
Definitely a restaurant to revisit next time I'm back in Wilmington.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We received a gift card for
We received a gift card for our 45th. wedding anniversary . There was a choice of restaurants to choose from,and decided on
Osteria Cicchetti. It was a good choice.The food was great,the menu,the service,the prices,the Ambience,all was outstanding.
They have gained a new customer.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliable kitchen, great value
We're in the area 5-6 times a year and always try to make it to Cicchetti. We were a party of 6, had half a dozen apps, salads, knocked down 4 bottles of extremely good, bargain priced wine, and everyone but one was delighted. The one was an uncharacteristically flavorless chicken picatta. Breads and olio,apps, and esp the chicchetti - white anchovies, roasted sprouts, a beet melange, etc. etc. - are always outstanding. We plate out a pasta entree - butternut-squash ravioli - as an app: pleasant, but we missed the agnolotti we always look forward to. Not seasonal, I guess. 3 of us had the nice zuppa di pesce that featured extraordinary seared scallops; we also had the catch, a lovely red snapper. Always good food and drinks, great time here
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Appetizers didn't arrive before
Appetizers didn't arrive before main course, but manager comp'd a round of drinks to compensate. Lady at hostess stand was a bit "snippy." Guess they are too busy-a nice problem to have.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of our favorite restaurants. The menu is interesting, the wait staff is efficient and frie d,y and the bread is to die for m
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Who said it's too expensive to dine
They obviously haven't dined a this fine Wilmington Italian restaurant...quality food, quality service, and a quality dining experience...all for a VERY NICE PRICE! Dinner for three and a cocktail: $50 Thank you may I have another?
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent and delicious
Always reliable, affordable, fun, and menu is Mediteranean with a twist. Great choices with consistent quality and awesome ingredients--which shine thru as thoughtful, fresh, and uncomplicated. here the focus is on TASTE and QUALITY...its always exceptional. Sometimes too loud, but thats the price of success! We could eat here 7 days a week!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food there is amazing!
The food there is amazing! If you like Itliain, you must go!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
very handsome dining rooms,
very handsome dining rooms, and atmosphere that is reserved and elegant but not at all stuffy. Tables are nicely set and service is always very good. Maybe not the absolute best pasta bolognese, but enjoyable. Reasonably pried.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and Delightful
A vibrant resturant serving the absolute best Italian food. Our waitress was knowledgeable and helpful as well as excited about the food. Pasta is not boring here, it's delicious. The sauces decadent, the appetizers light, desert not standard fare. Lovely experience.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was out of this world!!
The food was some of the best Italian I've ever had but the service was definitely lacking. Also it was sooooo loud. Would still go back for the food though.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Staff Lunch
We all loved the entrees we chose. Of the 5 people attending, only 1 had eaten at Osteria Ciccetti before this occasion. Personally, I will be returning for lunch and dinner. I think we all will.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to dinner with a friend and we both thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We had reservations and were seated as soon as we walked in the door. Our hostess and wait staff were friendly and courteous. The waitress was knowledgeable about the menu, answered questions easily, and gave us just the right amount of attention. The food we had (grilled swordfish for me and eggplant for my date) was outstanding. Our dessert was so good, it was almost sinful. Definitley a fine evening and a restaurant I will be glad to frequent.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Someone had recommended Osteria Cicchetti to us. We had a great experience. Inside the restauarant feels like Tuscany - very beautiful. We had exceptional service. The waiter recommended the Chicken Francaise, served over wilted spinach. It was a large portion and I thought I would bring some home. It was so delicious, I ate the entire meal. My husband had a great pasta dish with sausage and broccoli rabe. We have already recommended Osteria Cicchetti to our friends.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at the OC
Italian food & it was delicious! Met a friend there. We hadn't seen each other in 20 yrs. The wait staff was very patient w/us because we were busy running our mouths instead of looking @the menu. Service was quick and they didn't "hover over you". You were left alone to enjoy your meal & your friends. Menu went from pizza to fish, chicken, dishes. The appetizers looked great. Wine & other drinks were notable. The deserts were huge.....recommend share a desert. Would recommend this restaurant.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We walked in with somewhat high expectations and this place did not disappoint at all. The wait staff was very knowledgable and helpful when selecting our entre' . The food was excellent. The 4 at our table all got something different and we were very pleased with the taste a portion amount. The entre prices were a little on the high side but not to the extreme of outrageous. If there is one thing that was different or strange was the size of the water glasses. They seemed very small, which would make it hard for the wait staff to keep full. The atmosphere was fantastic. The resturant and tables were placed very nicely, no real loud or distracting noises. We had a very nice dinner and will be going back soon.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food. Attentive wait staff. Plenty of items to choose from. I'll be going back.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have loved this restaurant
I have loved this restaurant since they opened however the service there is going down hill DRASTICALLY. My last visit there, the service was horrible. This visit was better, but even with two servers because they were training for the new place at Monkey Junction, it was still subpar. Not sure what is happening but really wish they would get back to where it should be.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's a long ride from Jacksonville, but for our anniversary dinner, it was worth it. The food was more than sufficient in quality and quantity, an excellent buy. Our waitress was top-notch, a professional in every respect. I was in Rome this past December. OC was as good as the top 3 dinners we had there. Real Italian, great bread, a very good wine list and exceptional ambiance.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Couldn't be any better
We have been going here since they opened and we absolutely love this restaurant. In fact, it's about the only place we ever go to because of its great consistency.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. It was our first time and we will definitely be back. The service was great, wine was outstanding and the food was delicious. Our server did a great job and was very knowledgeable. Some of the rooms were a bit loud -but we were in a back cozy corner. When we left, people were eating outside which would be lovely on a nice evening.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went for a late dinner with my elder mom and my 1 year old and everyone enjoyed there time and food greatly. I would recommend this place for couples, well behaved families and groups of all sizes if you enjoy real authentic Italian food. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and hte service was fantastic a must dine at reataurant in the area
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time customer
My wife and I enjoyed a night out at this restaurant for our anniversary. The food was delicious and the service was great. My only criticism was the location we were seated. We were crammed in a corner with my chair against the wall with absolutely no wiggle room. The small table was not large enough to hold our appetizer, entrees, water glasses and water glasses at the same time. I overheard another couple complain about the same issue.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great value with large portions for reasonable prices. Very good food and service. We asked for a quiet area because it can be loud but we were able to almost have a room to our selves on a Sunday night. You definitely need reservations for weekend nights.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dependable Good Food
This restaurant has moderately priced very nice food. If you're looking for a real foodie experience, this might not be your cup of tea. But you won't be disappointed in the quality or quantity of the dishes. We've always enjoyed our meals there. The staff is outstanding - always accommodating and friendly. It gets pretty noisy when the restaurant is full.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time pleasure
My friends and I had never been to OC previously and found both excellent pasta,especially the meatballs, as well as delicious seafood specials ( shrimp and grilled mahi). The menu had a lot of depth with what we're reasonable prices.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian on Military Highway
A very good Italian restaurant, we were there on a saturaday at 5:30 and the place which just opened at 5PM was starting to fill up. They have daily specials that we thought were very interesting and had the stuffed mushrooms for an app. The pasta offerings were much more then we could eat. The clams sause was very good. My wife was diaappointed because they did not have manicotti. I thought the tables were too close together and where I sat my chair kept getting bumped by people going by. Also the wine seem to be over priced, would go back more often if they had a resonably priced house wine. BUT the food was very good!!!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
osteria is in a location that has had a lot of trouble staying open and having good tenants. one is finally here. our food was very good. we sat at the bar because we were head to a movie and needed to eat fast. service was very prompt on the servers end. we ended up having to box most of our food as we had to wait a bit for it(not servers fault). to be fair we did not give them much time to prepare it. my husband said his Alfredo was the best he had ever had. atmosphere was great.
we will definitely be back with more time to eat next time.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely try the day fish! It's always fresh, creative, and thoughtfully prepared.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite restaurant in a city with many good ones.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a nice italian restaurant albeit a little pricey!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good experience
The food and service is always consistently very good to excellent. They always seem to be able to provide a great experience with their food along with their great service.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
good italian fare, fun spot
The food was overall very good and authentic using what seemed like homemade pasta. The chicken parmigiana was very good. It is two large chicken breasts on a bed of spaghetti pomodoro but I requested a bolonese sauce instead and was very pleased. The pappardelle bolognese was also outstanding. Large portions. We started with the buffalo mozzarella -- pretty basic, nothing special -- the marinara sauce was good. We also split the chop salad (it's huge, plenty for two). The salad was a little heavy on the pepperocini's for our liking but not bad. Good wine selection and a wide variety available by the glass, 1/4 carafe, 1/2 carafe, liter or bottle. Ambience was nice. I would highly recommend. Best italian in Wilmington.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent time had by all!
We had a great time and our wait staff was excellent! Food was excellent and they were able to accommodate our son and his daughter who are vegetarian with an ample array of entree selections.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
9 out ot 10
We had a 7:15 reservation, but didn't get seated at our table until 7:45pm (we requested a round table and chose to wait even though a square was available). Service was prompt and friendly. Three people had the grouper special, which was superb! The 4th person had the flounder dish off the menu. It was okay. Wine was good. It seemed a little more frenetic than usual but we could still maintain conversation. After our wait, we had an excellent evening and look forward to the next time.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food and service! The only watch out is sitting near the door on a cold day as the cold air rushes in with people coming and going during the evening,
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
another good meal
We visit the OC frequently, and last night was another good meal. Love the antipasti 'board' that you can assemble by choosing the individual items. I had the Tuna special which was delicious. Great service, great food, reasonably priced...what more can you ask for?
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a nice romantic place for a late dinner and drinks!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent for families
This is a repeat for us and the quality of the food and service hadn't diminished from the other visits. Have family members who are vegetarian and they were able to accommodate with a fine variety of selections. Gluten free items as well. Great time had by all. Will visit again and often.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian Restaurant
We dine here during nearly all our visits to the Wilmington area and would highly recommend Osteria Cicchetti to anyone looking for a great meal. Despite being very busy, the service was excellent.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service (waitress was Andrea) was great! Ambience was very good.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM