Vincente's Restaurant
Vincente's Restaurant

Vincente's Restaurant

  • 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: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • 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 3025436451x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Vincente's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (22)special occasion (21)good for groups (20)fit for foodies (20)romantic (16)kid-friendly (7)notable wine list (5)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great Find
    LImomVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We went down to Delaware from NY to visit our daughter in college. Very happy to find this restaurant. What a great experience….especially the caesar salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thom
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Excellent food and service at a reasonable price . We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    Fourofus
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The attention we received from the owner and our waitress was outstanding. They gave very detailed descriptions of what was on the menu and what we could create for a meal. The food is excellent. You can taste that everything is fresh and well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian food in area
    AmazingItalian
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Enjoyed everything about Vincente's - the atmosphere, the staff, and most of all the food - AMAZING! We had family in from California and everyone loved their meal as well as the wonderful service. My husband is very picky about sauce and especially meatballs - he loved both! Be sure to try the Caesar salad - better than any I have had. Vincente's will be our go to place for Italian from here on out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    HBcook
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    After seeing the awards and reviews we thought this place was a sure thing. We were visiting from out of state and only had one night to have dinner while in Wilmington. Italian sounded so good. I guess the disappointment comes from comparing to other Italian restaurants where the food was really good. Although not bad, neither my husband or I thought what we had was anything exceptional. They do make a Caesar salad table side and the staff/owner is very entertaining and friendly.
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  • Best food and service
    Kjrussell
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Been going to this restaurant for almost 20 years and has never let me down. This time we were there to celebrate my youngest's 7 the birthday. His quote "best Caesar salad ever". Tom and Dan you always make us feel so welcomed and special! Thanks for being part of many of our special celebrations! Just wish you were closer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We have eaten at Vincente's numerous times and have always been impressed. Its become our go-to restaurant for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently good
    scott
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Was a crowded Saturday night but it did not affect the service or food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Caesar salad
    Dina
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The Caesar salad is made table side and it is the best Caesar salad you will ever have. The pasta entrees and veal are also good choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lots of fun.
    robertoVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My wife and I went to dinner here and we enjoyed it tremendously. The food here was very good but what I liked most was the floor show put on by the chef. He was doing tableside Caesar salad, a must by the way. The chef spent the whole evening interacting whit his guest and totally enjoying himself, what a refreshing change of pace. The chef came to our table to explain the menu. when I mentioned to him I only saw one dish was diablo style he told he would make any dish to my liking. There may be better Italian restaurants in this area I have not found it yet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Must!
    TERRYSTASTE
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Vincente's is the perfect place to go whether you are on a date, going out with friends or having a business dinner. They provide the best in Italian dining and the service will go beyond your expectations. You can order off of the menu or ask for the "walking menu". I recommend the walking menu in which the owner comes to your table and you can get anything you desire. In a word this restaurant is CLASS.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SECOND TO NONE
    THEMUSCLE77
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    It was my Wife's birthday Sept 17, 2014 and I wanted to take her to a top notch restaurant in Delaware. What can I say Vincente's blew us away. The food, service, ambiance, and personal attention gets all tens if ten meant the best in everything. Dan the man made my party of six food to die for. Oh yeah, you must do the salad made by Dan right at your table. You want great service Amanda is the one. Tom on the bar has the drinks on point. Try the chocolate Tini, all the ladies in my party loved it. I would like to Thank Vincente's for making my wife's birthday a memorable one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grizzy
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Even though the original owner died recently, his son is keeping the tradition of great food and service. You must have the cesar salad. We keep coming back for the veal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time visit
    Tine15
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I had a party of 10 for my birthday dinner celebration and every one of us had an excellent dinner! and that is hard to impress such a large group. Service was superb, didn't have to wait for anything and we felt like we were the only patrons in the place! We are still raving on the cesaer salad made at tableside! The best I've ever had. We will definitely be back and have been referring friends non stop.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food and entertaining
    scott
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent service and friendly staff. They will custom make anything you want.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy
    Trisha
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was excellent and prices were very reasonable. Owners were attentive and personable. Great night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Personal touch is very nice
    Ostrich
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The table side service is old world Italian style. The owner came over and told us that we had a lot additional options that were not on the menu. Basically, the kitchen was ours and he would prepare what we wanted. He called it the walking menu. Very attentive and the food was very good. I would have given it 5 overall, but the ambiance was a bit lacking, but the service and food made up for it. I would recommend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moms B-day
    Heather
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was an awesome evening for my Mom's Birthday dinner. A total group of 8, with 6 being newbies to the fabulousness of Vincente's. It was nice to see the shock on their faces of how delectable everything was from beginning to end. It was funny to hear the silence because they were so entrenched in how amazing the food tasted. We were truly in flavor town. High recommendations for the cesear salad, fish, felit, Malbec wine, and definitely the banana foster over ice cream. Yummy Yummy Yummy. Mom enjoyed herself so much she can't wait to return. Service was impeccable as well. Special thanks to Kristen, Danny and Tom.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous dining experience!
    jabmusic
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I highly recommend Vincente's to anyone who is looking for a unique and excellent dinner in the Wilmington area. Be sure to allow plenty of time for conversation with the owner and servers, and splurge for the Caesar salad and Cafe Diablo. Both are prepared and served at the table and are as entertaining to watch as they are delicious to enjoy. Vincente's sons have done a fabulous job of continuing his tradition of great food and great service. If you don't see exactly what you want on the menu, ask and they will prepare it. Is your food too spicy? Not spicy enough? They will gladly return it to the kitchen and make it the way you'd like it to be. The creme brulee and Galliano cake are wonderful! Bravo, Vincente's!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Italian Fine Dining
    eandrVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The menu provides an outstanding variety of delicious Italian dishes. Chef Dan Mancari, in the tradition of his dad, Vincente, will customize your order in any way you desire. The table side Caesar salad is the best or as Vincente would say, "it might be my greatest". The veal dishes are a specialty and prepared better than any where else. For dessert, try the banana's Foster. And if you have a group the Cafe Diavalo is a must. Drinks are created by Thomas and are great. The service is professional, friendly, and geared to meet your needs. The ambiance is relaxed and sophisticated. Visit once and you will become a regular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Personal
    RomanticBDay
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Vincente's was excellent. The owner/chef visits the table pre order. He also checks back with you after you have started eating. Caesar salad made table side with a little flare. Bananas Foster made table side to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great food and service. We loved the big band music playing throughout. Very nice experience. I believe I have found a new favorite Italian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Italian Restaurant
    Kelly
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Meatballs like mama made, delicious entrees, and lovely light desserts! The Mancari's take pride in holding on to family tradition, rare in todays restaurants. An enjoyable, take your time restaurant dining experience. Eating alone? Enjoy the welcoming atmosphere in the bar area, order appetizers or full dinner at the bar and feel like family.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    bonnieww
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    On our many trips to Newark Delaware we had noticed this restaurant. This trip we decided to try it. We like it so much we ended up going back for our second night. The owners are so friendly and so helpful. One of them comes to your table to make suggestions and will put together a dinner based on preferences you have even if not on the menu. The chef salad he makes at your table. Once you have had one of these you will never want to have one anywhere else. Both nights my husband and I had recommendations from the owner that were not on the regular menu and we were not disappointed. This will be our new go to restaurant when on a weekend trip to Newark.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 69 reviews are from the Vincente's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    Foodie33
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We went to Vincent's for the first time during an anniversary celebration and were completely satisfied, entertained and made to feel at home. Where else can you talk to the Chef to help you decide what to eat for dinner? The Caesar Salad food flying antics and flames of the bananas foster, table side, reminded me of old time Sunday night Italian dinners at Grandma's house. Trust me, you need to try these things if you haven't been here before. You won't be disappointed. The service was great, the food was better and we can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yet again.....
    Lpthree
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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 !
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing yet again
    eandrVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Purely amazing
    Heather
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING!
    cissyindel
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food
    Miller19713
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4Zuco6
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Usually easy to please, BUT
    Mirvid
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ANOTHER GREAT DINING EXPERIENCE
    Lpthree
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vincente's was excellent
    Ud2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never changed
    MomMom
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently amazing!
    Katiep312VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    LoveVincentes
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Celebrated by birthday with family and friends. Some family members had never been before but will go back. We will always go back.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find!
    Wheelman
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.