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Vincente's Restaurant
Vincente's Restaurant

Vincente's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.vincentesrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (302) 543-6451
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Mancari
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: We Have a Private room for parties up to 65 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Vincent Mancari (302) 543-6451
  • Entertainment: Table side Caesar Salads Or Banana's Foster is always a show.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer ample off street parking either in front of the building or more in our back parking lot.
A word from Vincente's Restaurant
Welcome to Vincente's, home of the world famous table-side Caesar salad and Bananas Foster.

At Vincente's we offer a very unique dining experience called the walking menu. If you don't see anything you want to try on the written menu,then have Our Executive Chef come over and create a dish just for your own personal dining pleasure.
After dinner, enjoy one of Vincente's many fine homemade desserts.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We recently spent our anniversary dining at Vincente's Restaurant and were once again extremely happy with our dining EXPERIENCE. The ambiance and staff merely add to an excellent eatery with great food. The walking menu, Caesar salad and Bananas Foster dessert at table side are the choices if you are dining there for the first time. Chef Dan, brother Tom and the entire staff are very accommodating and personable. Wouldn't dream of dining elsewhere on our anniversary !"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Best ceasar salad ever! The fish appetizer melted in my mouth and left me wanting more. The veal was absolutely delicious. The finale was the banana foster over cheesecake. I cant forget the chiliean wine that was a wonderful accompaniment."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We have been long time customers at Vincentes and have visited all of their locations. We relocated to Virginia and have not found a spot to duplicate this experience. We drive the four hours whenever we can to Delaware and are never disappointed! After Mr. Vincente's passing last November, Chef Danny has stepped into his fathers shoes and carried on the "walking menu" tradition with ease. The food is absolutely delicious, and tailored to each guests request. Caesar salad is a must! We recommend a stop at the bar where the ever attentive bartender Tom will set you up with a delicious beverage, meal or just a snack. Visit Happy Hour, you will be glad you did!! Mr. Vincente, you would be proud of your sons."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This restaurant is a real jewel. It lives up to the former Vincente's in every way. I had the Chicken Leah Brie which was delicious. Two members of our party had the Seafood Lasagne which was also EXCELLENT. The fourth person had a veal dish and reported the veal was "fork tender"!! They are still throwing cheese and have the "walking menu" as well as a hard copy menu."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Service was GREAT Dan the owner makes a great table side Ceasar salad. Food was good Portions manageable I would return in a heart beat."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Great Caesar Salad - made to order at your table - just like the good ole days with a raw egg yoke. Haven't had one this good for a long time. Variety was good, we just had pasta dishes. One of our guests had the Shrimp and Crab Cake appetizer and it was delicious."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The Caesar's salad was among the best we've had. However my wife's fish dish ( sea bass, I think ) was, in her words, pretty bad, both dry and tough; and that from a lady who rarely complains about restaurant food and who refused to complain about it. My veal Florentine was quite excellent. So we had a mixed experience."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The Chef and owner was very visible throughout the restaurant. In addition to the standard menu they have a "walking" menu where the chef comes to your table tells about some specials and how he can prepare them for you and answers any questions concerning the menu. Order the Caesar salad and the chef comes and prepares it right at your table putting on a little show for you. He also prepares some dishes table side. The complimentary hor's devours, a small tasting of the restaurants flounder and garlic bread with beer chees butter was excellent. The wait staff was friendly and we were not rushed through our meal. It was very relaxing and enjoyable. We would definately pick thi place to go to again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We have been a fan of Vincente's restaurant for over 40 years. Were regulars on Lincoln Street, followed him to Independence Mall, then lost touch when he moved to PA. Having heard that they were now on Kirkwood Hwy. we decided to give it a try in the hopes that we wouldn't be disappointed. We weren't!!!! Vince passed away several months ago, but his son has picked up the torch and is running with it. Everything is exactly as it was when we first went there in 1975. Fresh ingredients, made to order, he will bend over backwards to please his guests. Yes, guests! He makes everyone feel as if you're a guest at his dining table. The signature caesar salad was like it just was picked from the garden. What a pleasant experience. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We go to Vincente's with high expectations and the expectations are ALWAYS met. It started years ago with the first walking menu experience, the GREATEST Caesar Salad prepared tableside, and Bananas Foster not to be matched ! With the passing of the restauranteur last year, Vince Mancari, his sons and his staff have not missed a beat and his presence is still felt in his restaurant. Dining out at Vincente's is a dining EXPERIENCE not merely good food. The walking menu is a must as is the Caesar and Bananas Foster. When you hear the jingle "Have it your way" ... that is epitomized at Vincente's. Your entree can be prepared exactly how you want it. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food and the service were outstanding. The chef came to our table several times to see how we were enjoying our meal and to see if we needed anything extra. He made the Caesar salad at our table and it was delicious. There were 9 in our party for dinner and everybody was completely satisfied"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "As always, the service and food were perfect. The Caesar salad is out of the world, delicious chicken piccata, made to order dishes - you cannot go wrong here!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Vincente's is a very classy, comfortable restauant with an excellent menu. It's location is misleading and I had lowered expectations until we walked into the establisment. I took my fiance there for Mother's Day and the service was terrific. There was virtually no crowd and it was easy to relax and enjoy the meal and the conversation. I would recommend Vincente's for any occasion. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Celebrated by birthday with family and friends. Some family members had never been before but will go back. We will always go back."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Found Vincente's while looking for someplace different, but close to UD's campus - wish we had found it earlier! Friendly, attentive service, great table-side made Caesar salad, huge menu - they even offer to make special dishes or customize items already on the menu for you if you’d prefer. Would go back again in a second!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food and service were outstanding. Dinner was excellent. Waitstaff were attentive and very friendly. The only drawback was the Caesar salad - stay away from it !! There are raw egg yolks in it (no indication of this beforehand), it is MORE EXPENSIVE than many of the entrees and you will have to endure the chef attempting to throw cheese balls into the salad mixing container next to your table from across the restaurant. Quite annoying and childish. Other than the Caesar salad experience, this place is definitely a winner, I'll be back !!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Vincente's is an excellent choice for that special dinner! The written menu is extensive, but is actually only "suggestions" as the Chef will come to your table and explain to you the additional items he has in the kitchen and additional preparations you can have for anything that is on the menu. Like the sounds of a dish, but you don't like one of the ingredients -- NO PROBLEM -- the Chef will make it just to your taste and desires. And everything is Fresh, Fresh, Fresh!!! A great experience when you want good food, and a nicely paced (not quick) dinner! A bit pricey perhaps for some folks, but I believe well worth it."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The Caesar salad is as good as people claim it to be, and the chef was very friendly, accommodating and personable. Don't pass on this place!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Fran and I have been to a thousand 5 Star restaurants...but in the 32 years we have been coming here none has ever rivaled Vincente's for quality of food, service and atmosphere...the table side Caesar salad is a must...when you finish the most enjoyable meal you will ever eat prepared by Master Chef Dan Mancari treat yourself to one for the road at the bar with his brother Tom who is always good for a tall tale and the new Lemon Drop Martini"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My husband and I love Vincente's. The table side Caesar's Salad is the best my husband and I have ever experienced, and we have dined all over the world. The walking menu is a treat we have not found elsewhere. The food is marvelous. The wine list very well compliments the many menu options."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I don't normally do these reviews. I fact this is my first one. But I really enjoyed this place. The food was outstanding. They told me the had the best ceaser salad I'd ever had and they were right. They have a walking menu which is where the chef will come to your table and he will make u whatever u want. We chose that and it was amazing. One of the best dining experiences I've ever had. I will definatly be back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This is one of the best restaurants I've been to in a while the service was excellent and the food was even better. The Cesar salad was the best I've ever had."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We have been going to Vincente's for several years now. It is a local restaurant with great food and atmosphere. The Caesar salad made at the table is out of this world and if you don't like anything on the menu just ask for the walking menu and order what you want. The flounder appetizer that comes with each meal is one of my favorites."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Absolutely amazing. Caesar Salad - 12 out of 10, I believe it was the greatest. The attention paid to each diner by the staff lets you know youre not at some chain restaurant, from the walking menu designing you the meal you want, to the perfect timing of the wait staff."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We went to Vincentes for dinner and it was excellent. The service was outstanding and the good was out of this world. I would highly recommend Vincente's to friends and anyone I know who's looking for great food, nice ambience and superior service. Everyone at Vincente's knows what they're doing and the service was flawless"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "For the price you spend to eat at Vincente's you can go to much nicer places. The service is slow and unattentive. The food is mediocre. Waited at the door for almost 10 minutes before the hostess came to seat us (we had a reservation). Then sat at the table for another 10-15 minutes before the waitress came to take a drink order. Overall, not impressed. There are much nicer Italian food restaurants with better food, better service, better ambience that is more reasonably priced. Would not recommend and do not plan to return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I picked Vincentes because of past visits at their other locations. It was my birthday and I had the privilege of having two beautiful ladies with me. We were made comfortable the moment we walked in. Service was excellent and the staff very friendly ! The food was as I remembered it, marvelous. I will be returning regularly !"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Was a different experience. They start you off with complimentary horderves, which was nice but I would have liked to look over the menu before being offered food. We sat for a good 10 min without menus. Besides that we had good experience. Service was great. Our waitress was very attentive and polite. She informed us that she was new but we couldn't tell. The chef also came around a few times to see how things were. The food was good and decently priced. We would come back but ask for menus right away."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Valentine's Day dinner here was sad. After 15 minutes of no one even stopping by our table I went up to the hostess to ask if we could at least get some water or drinks. That finally woke them up and things were ok until our entrees. I had the veal which was so overcooked I only ate a few bites and my boyfriends filet was medium rare but he asked for well done. They asked why I didn't eat mine and I told them it was like leather. They offered to bring a new one or send one home. I just said forget it. I wanted to leave. For a fixed menu valentines day cost of $60 per person they should have never let this happen. They should have at least not charged us for my dinner. I won't be going back here."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful, from the food to the service. Really like the idea of not getting menus right away, enjoying your orderves and getting comfortable for a few minutes first. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I had reservations for 7:00pm on Valentine's day. We arrived on time and were sat quickly. We never got served. No waiter ever came over, nothing. We sat for fifteen minutes and then left. So for my Valentine's dinner I had a Wawa sub and fountain soda. I was very disappointed, considering I have wanted to try this restaraunt for a long time. So very disappointed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our dinners here are always as expected, delicious !"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The prices were outrageous years ago when this restaurant was in Independence Mall. Glad to see that 20 years later, the prices now are very reasonable. We had a full dinner including salad and veggies with the entree, dessert, coffee, and 2 glasses of wine for $61. The service is intentionally slow because they want you to enjoy your dining experience. When we go back, I may ask them to bring the food a little faster. All the items we had were tasty and well prepared."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went with friends visiting from out of town. It was a Tuesday night in February, so few other patrons were there. Hence staff were very attentive. Used walking menu and chef was very helpful with dinner suggestions based on everyone's preference. Food was fresh and all were happy with their meals. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Much of the food was average, but a few items were outstanding. Highlight is the chef/owner who does tableside dishes and the walking menu. Lots of noise from the bar. They need to decide between being a neighborhood bar or fine dining."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We had a group of seven for an office team dinner - staff at this restaurant catered to our every need, made food the way we wanted, gave excellent recommendations, and were friendly and fun. Definitely going back."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Although Vincent Sr.'s presence will be missed, his son is following closely in his footsteps. It was refreshing to have the head chef personally come to our table to ensure that everything was to our liking. Great food, great atmosphere, great service. My wife and I eat here occasionally and I can honestly say this is the one place we've never had a bad meal."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Was expecting a great Italian restaurant and also got a great steak! The meal was excellent. Crab cake app was filled with crab and no extra filler! Delicious!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "First time at Vincente's. A very good experience. The food was very good. Terrific menu. The server was friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Absolutely delicious meal! Dan came and customized some delicious dishes, the Caesar salad was amazing, and the cannoli for dessert was out of this world!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013