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Bardea Food & Drink, Wilmington, DE

Bardea Food & Drink

4.7
4.7
1560 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Bardea, pronounced: bar-DAY-ah, is the Italian term for "the goddess of food and drink." The stunning, 120-seat restaurant utilizes ingredients from local Delaware Valley farms and purveyors, and features modern interpretations of traditional Italian and Mediterranean dishes. In 2019, Bardea Food & Drink received a semifinalist nomination in the James Beard Foundation’s “Best New Restaurant” category.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 52 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (302) 426-2069

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Antimo DiMeo

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Cross street

    7th and Market

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,560 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Delaware

    Best Overall

  • Delaware

    Best Food

  • Delaware

    Best Service

  • Delaware

    Fit for Foodies

  • Delaware

    Good for Groups

  • Delaware

    Healthy

  • Delaware

    Hot Spot

  • Delaware

    Notable Wine List

  • Delaware

    Special Occasion

  • Delaware

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Delaware

    Italian

  • Delaware

    Most Booked

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  1. NY

    NYDiner

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Family in town. Everything was terrific. The service was a bit slower than might’ve been, but they were very busy! Not a deal breaker. We’ll be back for sure. We also all thought the note about providing healthcare for the workers made it just that much better.
  2. d

    dznatalie07

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Overall it was a spectacular meal and would absolutely go again. They were fully booked and we did have a few longggggg waits between a couple of courses, but our server was still super professional and knowledgeable, and we know the F&B industry is hurting for help so no complaints. It was still an amazing meal and experience.
  3. S

    Steve

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and ambiance. Definitely will be back !
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went to Bardea for our anniversary. We noted that in our Open Table reservation and they said happy anniversary to us when we arrived. They gave us a special menu signed by the chef. Plus they gave us each a glass of Prosecco on the house. The service was lovely and the food was all delicious. Highly recommend.
  5. G

    George

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    you need to check out the new adds and updates to the Bardea 4 menu, exceptional....
  6. RR

    RobertR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service excellent, drinks perfect. Noise level almost overwhelming
  7. B

    Buck

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    All the food was overly salty even the donut dessert.
  8. D

    Danadbee

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing and out of this world. Our server was very knowledgeable and offered great suggestions. Will definitely come back again!
  9. LA

    LaurieA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! We shared 10 dishes between the two of us and all were delicious and creative. Plating was beautiful. Patio was quiet and dod not feel like you were in the city. Our server Jenna was awesome! I just wish we could have tried the entire menu. Perfect birthday dinner for my husband.
  10. RM

    RhondaM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience in the outdoor garden. Food, wine, ambiance and service were impeccable. Jenna is the best server-knowledgeable, friendly and very professional. Highly recommend!
  11. l

    luncheonlady

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was great!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new courtyard space is amazing! Quality of food and service remain top notch. Will be back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for the 1st time for our anniversary and it was amazing. I bit loud but they turned down the music which was most needed. Our waiter was wonderful in that he explained the menu and asked if we need suggestions and they were great. We started with the bread that had olive oil and interesting butter. Next was the Pop Tart with a side relish. Wow. Then we shared the salmon and rigatoni again off the chart. Will go again
  14. CS

    CarolS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The five of us ate on the terrace. The weather was perfect and the only complaint was a few pesky mosquitos to which the staff responded quickly to alleviate! We ordered a beautifully prepared snapper and several sides. Dinner, atmosphere and friends made for perfect evening!
  15. KG

    KimG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! Our server was great also! Definitely will be back… it’s a favorite!
  16. LK

    LeeK

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All drinks and food were excellent and waitress VERY helpful ! I had a bunch of newbies there and she helped them ALOT. Noise level as always high. I am used to it but the newbies took a while to get past it. I think the food won them over
  17. DA

    DonAsh

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Every time we come here we say that will not return because of the noise level is so loud. But the food is so good that we are back again.
  18. AL

    AmyLou

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our table by the window and the variety of dishes we shared. The honey spiced pizza was just the right amount of punch. Our favorites was a cauliflower skillet dish with 8 cheeses...sooo good! Will definitely be back again soon.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    The food was excellent. Some of our favorites were not on the menu but were available. The fish was tasty but had SO many bones! Just too many. Filet was done perfectly! Drinks were great - very creative selections. Thank you for a great meal. Hope to visit again soon.
  20. SO

    SarahO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made my birthday with 10 of my girlfriends so special!!
  21. S

    Steve

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an adventure, every aspect of the meal was superb.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious. Service was fantastic. Not a quiet place, definitely more energy than most places but it was such a fun dining experience! Espresso martini was top notch.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good but portions are very small
  24. JS

    JumboS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Service was great. Super expensive for an okay meal. Some dishes were really good - the grilled cabbage especially- but our pasta was way undercooked and some of the other dishes just seemed like they tried too hard just to be unique- like the lamb shank appetizer- it was so, so good and then they went and put lime on it. We got there around five, and it was relatively quiet. As soon as the room started to fill, it was really loud. By the time couples were seated on either side of us, it was uncomfortable. I might stop there for drinks, but dinner didn’t live up to its reputation or its price.
  25. BW

    BrandonW

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. Worth every penny and then some.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food experience in Delaware
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and hospitality!!
  28. M

    Mimi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food was outstanding. The noise level is VERY loud. I would recommend Bardea to my friends and anyone who inquired.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    Very loud and super expensive - prices have gone through the roof in 6 months
  30. G

    George

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food are service are excellent, as usual... I had the best oysters I ever tasted, the humus that came with the lamb skewers was exceptional.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tremendous service and amazing small plates. The pizza crust is divine and the rest of the food was also fantastic. Even dessert was great. We got the upside down pizza, chitters (veal cheek) pasta, and the grouper. For dessert we had the laminated donut. I think it was the perfect amount of food.
  32. A

    Allison1926

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Service was not equivalent for each table. Our water sat empty and the table next to us had 3 servers for 4 people. Noticeably unequal service. Great food, but great options in the area with better customer attention.
  33. DS

    DavidS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with a group of 13 and Ryan waited on our table. Ryan suggested we do family style and after listening to a few food allergies he made sure our experience was PHENOMENAL! Will definitely be back, can't wait!
  34. F

    Fiftyisnifty

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Hostess was able to seat us early and outside. We were out all day long and didn’t want drinks. The waitress was extremely snooty when we just asked for water. She brought us water with no setups. We ordered two pizzas which were delivered by someone else. We had to ask for napkins plates etc. other guy only brought over one plate so I had to get up and go to the outside station to get another plate. Our waitress basically ignored us. Not sure why I tipped 20%. The pizza was delicious though.
  35. GB

    GillianB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bardea was absolutely incredible. Our server, Ryan, was well spoken, attentive, and gave great food and beverage recommendations. The food was amazing as was the atmosphere. I will definitely be back!
  36. RB

    RobertB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the Food was great, and our server Savannah did a great job
  37. JJ

    JanJ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    One of my favorite restaurants in Wilmington...if you can cope with the noise level. Outside tables help, weather permitting. The owners have tried to mitigate the need to shout at your dining companions by adding acoustic panels and draperies--and it hasn't been enough to fix the problem.
  38. W

    Weezie

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of our food was wonderful, and the service was equally outstanding. I don't think there is anything you can order that would not be exceptional. There are two things that I want to point out to other diners. One, if you order one the specials which are not on the menu, be sure to ask what the cost of the item is. We ordered the Delmonico steak for the table (4 people) and it was $186.00 and we did not ask for the price prior to ordering, so it was a bit of sticker shock when the bill arrived. Two, there is a $20 charge for the valet parking, which is unusual for a higher end restaurant, in our opinion. Customers want to tip the valet parking employees, which is less likely when paying for parking on top of a $550 dinner bill including tip.
  39. ER

    EdiRed

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a group of 8 for my husband’s birthday. Our server was great, she was engaging and made the night so enjoyable. Everyone at the restaurant was accommodating and made it a special night for my husband. The food was excellent. Would highly recommend Bardea and we will be returning.
  40. SK

    ShaunaK

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Truly one of the best meals I’ve ever had. We ordered too much and it was all amazing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bardea Food & Drink using the Order Online button. Bardea Food & Drink also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 426-2069.

Bardea Food & Drink is rated 4.7 stars by 1560 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 52 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Bardea Food & Drink

620 North Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Additional information

  • Cross street

    7th and Market

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Antimo DiMeo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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