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Osteria Cicchetti - Monkey Junction

4.3
221 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch Buffet 10am-2:30pm
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(910) 392-3490
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on July 12, 2017

TREMENDOUS MEAL, SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. BEAUTIFUL RESTAURANT.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2017

Always have a wonderful meal with great service. Will certainly be coming back.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2017

Awesome food and is always our first stop when in Wilmington.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Our table was ready the second we walked in. Our server was timely, attentive and very friendly. Everyone enjoyed their meal and it was a very fun evening out with the grandchildren.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Service a little lacking this time and it was too warm in the restaurant but the food was great as always

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Great brunch selection and quality. Unfortunately it was the last one until the fall.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Everything was absolutely fantastic. The Sunday Buffet was plentiful, delicious and reasonably priced. The service is FANTASTIC. Servers are attentive, Managers are WONDERFUL and we had an overall GREAT experience.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2017

Always good. We had a 6pm reservation to beat the beach crowd on a Friday night. Jordan our server was very good. 4 on the food as my mussels had a few tooany that remained closed. Jordan offered to get more as she cleared but I had had a bowl of the chicken Tuscan soup and finished all of the deliciousness so was full. His lasagna was cheesy and really good.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner here. Good pizzas. Decent appetizers and desserts.

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2.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Reservations for Mother's Day, but it was a disappointing experience due to overbooking and over crowding. We were seated in the corner but the room was so crowded it made your trip to the buffet table very difficult. The noise in that room was too much for a pleasant experience. Every attempt at the buffet table they were always out of something or mostly several things. I was told that the bagels were all gone for the lox and cream cheese and wouldn't be replaced. My husband's water glass had something in it which the wait staff recognized so they took it away but he never got another glass even though we reminded the waiter. It was all due to her having so many people, too many people to serve. It was just too much and therefore not a comfortable experience. Wish we had booked somewhere else.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

The waitress was very good and so was the food. Only complaint were the hostess was not friendly and seem extremely stress - not a people person

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Sunday brunch is excellent!!!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Busy, busy, busy - Very much like being in an Italian home! Plenty of delicious food, a variety of choices, many delectable desserts! Worth the wait - the staff is very attentive and courteous!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

We took the eight members of our family, ages ranging from 3mo to 74, to the Mother's Day Brunch. Absolutely everyone had a great time and there was plenty of delicious choices for everyone! I will DEFINITELY be returning for brunch again. It's not cheap, but not overpriced either. Considering the quality of the food, you are absolutely getting your money's worth.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Great atmosphere, always a good time

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

I live about a mile away and eat at OC a few times per month. Excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2017

Food was great. Our server Adrieanna was exceptional. Very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. OC is a place we will continue to dine frequently!

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2017

Went for 1/2 price pizza night and it was fabulous and affordable!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2017

What a wonderful evening, with a wonderful meal! We loved everything - and we had it all!! Drinks, apps, salads, entrees - and we shared everything all around and loved EVERY bite! Waitress handled our group with ease. OC may just be our new favorite!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Great place to eat! The atmosphere is really relaxing!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Staff moving tables before time allotted for event. VERY noisy and distracting. No vegetable offerings to accompany lamb and prime rib.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2017

The food that we ate was delicious, and our server was outstanding. We have eaten Sunday Brunch a few times and have always enjoyed it immensely. However, this time, we had a reservation and went for my birthday and for Easter Brunch after church. It was insanely crowded, tables and chairs were crowding the walk ways and many of the food items were picked over or you had to wait for them to bring a fresh batch. I think that the price ($26.95) was high for how crowded it was. The normal price is $16.95 and the only items I saw added to the available choices were prime rib and lamb. The crepes Grand Marnier were outstanding as usual. I felt as though I had to fight to get food and I finally gave up and didn't eat everything I wanted to because I simply couldn't get to it.

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Went for Easter brunch. Food was ok nothing special and definitely overpriced.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Four of us went for Easter Sunday brunch. This is our second year doing so. The food was excellent and plentiful. The service was excellent in spite of the crowd. Check in a little slow but it was extremely busy at noon.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Great! Love the food and overall experience!

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2017

This is the last time I'll visit the Monkey Junction location. We love the original at Mayfair and despite living close to Carolina Beach, we will drive all the way across town rather than eating at the Monkey Junction location. This is about the third time in a row we've been let down. My wife ordered the mushroom ravioli. The pasta was near raw and stretchy like cheese. Considering that she's pregnant and raw pasta means raw egg, that's not great. It was recooked but came out the same way, so I shared my lasagna. Barely an apology and the waitress clearly saw that she was not eating it and was sharing my lasagna but didn't say a word.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2017

Another good meal at OC. Ariel was our waitress and she was excellent. He had veal picatta and said it was excellent. I had a side salad with the pesto vinagarette - delish- and of course the mussels. Red sauce tonite, very good.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2017

The food is always fantastic and we love the atmosphere and service. The breads are out of this world good. Had a great meal, and our friends from out of town loved it.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2017

Our waiter Corey was great!! He catered to our individual needs - ages 2.5 - 72. So glad we have a OC in monkey junction!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

First time there. Food service & atmosphere were wonderful. I look forward to going again & trying something new.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2017

We were looking for a place relatively close to where we were staying in Wilmington to have dinner with friends at short notice on a Saturday. The menu was, of course, Italian, with a reasonable wine list. The service was okay, the food was good, the ambiance decent. It wasn't great but it wasn't disappointing. If you are in Wilmington and hungry for Italian, give Osteria Cicchetti a try.

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2017

waitress did not tell us the specials. The bread was about the only thing I would recommend. Will not be back.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2017

The OC is always above average foodwise and servicewise and tonight did not dissapoint!

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2017

Lively, a bit loud for conversation, good service, choices of interesting pasta, good wine list.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2017

Great except for the noise level. That's the main reason I'm rating it four stars instead of five.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2017

Wonderful food, wonderful service. Everything was simply amazing!

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2017

The tables are very close to one another. They are not more than two feet apart. My wife and I want for Valentine's Day dinner. We could not have a propped conversation due to the tables being so close. The people sitting at the neighboring tables to my left and right were actually closer than my wife sitting across from me. I could not hear her over them. The food was decent, not great, and overpriced. The portion of the lobster ravioli was very small. Our server was polite, attentive and helpful. I do not recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

As always, OC was wonderful! Had veal Parmesan which was delicious. Husband had penne and sausage-- wonderful. We both took some home! Also had profiteroles--best anywhere!! Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Great service!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Service is good, food is very good, there are menu choices for every taste.

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