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Bardea Food & Drink, Wilmington, DE

Bardea Food & Drink

4.7
4.7
2205 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

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–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
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it's an intimate celebration or a corporate event, elevate your gatherings with our exclusive private event spaces. Immerse your guests in a stylish and inviting atmosphere, tailor-made for unforgettable moments. Click our Profile Photo to learn about our Private Event offerings.
  • Private party contact
    The Bardea Team: (302) 426-2069
  • 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

What 2,205 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

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  • Philadelphia County

    Italian

  • Delaware

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Delaware

    Best Service

  • Delaware

    Innovative

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  • Delaware

    Lively

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    Most Booked

2,205 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience and food was top tier! We cannot wait to return! We also can’t forget about the amazing service from staff as well!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing start to finish. Server / Food preparation

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the second time we've celebrated our wedding anniversary at Bardea Food and Drink. Ashley was an excellent server. The guys who brought the dishes to the table were great presenters. I can't say enough positive things about Bardea. We'll be bringing our friends back with us in the near future, as we've decided Bardea is our "go to" spot.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food for the Epicurious. Service matched. Bravo Bardea.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good. Enjoyed every forkful. The noise level, however is way too high. My husband, who has excellent hearing, was struggling with ringing ears.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Don't waste your time going to this noisy, over-priced restaurant.

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  7. Jody

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best meal I’ve had in a very long time. Ryan was impeccable!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The calamari is amazing. Besides that, each dish has its own problem. The pizza is called honey spice but it's too hard to taste if there's any honey or any spice. I don't even recognize there is spice in it. Talking about the octopus, black garlic mole is so uncomfortable with the octopus and the plantain tamale is ssoooooo wierd I don't know what the f that it, the taste of the tamale is soooo bad. So rare to taste something like that. The mafaltini is tooooo salty and it's so weird... No mushroom flavour or chicken flavor in it (as its menu said there should be). The only good one is desert. I ordered morning bun. It's so amazing and delicious, makes me think about it for two days after. Overall, the experience is bad. Starting from the host, she found like 5 minutes and doesn't even give us the correct menu (there are two other strangers name on the top of our menu...said celebrating for them) . Then is the terrible food...

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 I have zero complaints. Food was so fresh and flavorful. Waiter was informative, timely, and just on point with everything.

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  10. kcrogers

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We're not going back. It was a date night for us before a show at the Grand. I thought I booked "standard" but we were seated at the main bar. Not at a bar table, at the bar itself. Very noisy and not what I had in mind since we've always had a wonderful evening when we've been here before. We couldn't even chew the calamari bc it was like eating thin leather. The ribs were unremarkable as was the potato. We didn't finish anything and skipped dessert, which is unusual. The shrimp cocktail, however, was excellent. The bartenders were attentive and I appreciated their service bc they were extremely busy.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious. The wait service was outstanding. We were not hurried. Our waiter was extremely helpful describing the food, how it was prepared and portion size. Each part of our meal was delivered after we finished the prior part. The restaurant looks amazing inside. The burrata was delicious, the pizza was light and very tasty, the wagu steak amazing, eggplant parmigiana one of a kind, desserts were superb. We were not crowded in our seating. The wait staff was extremely considerate. Very highly recommend eating there.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointed. Expected the food to be better. Not worth the hype. Pasta is a huge let down and not made from scratch. Cocktails are the real deal and our waitress was one of the best servers I’ve had in quite some time. Food was the weakest part of a $200 meal.

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  13. RuthJ

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was much louder than I remember it being when I last went here a couple of years ago. I couldn’t hear the waitress talking at all while she was going through the menu. I also noticed that the menu has changed somewhat. The food was just ok. Overall somewhat lacking in salt. I got the ribs which were delicious, but the hassle-back potato was kind of odd and bland. Also the fussiloni pasta was also somewhat bland and just ok. The drinks were delicious. I am will to give it another try but overall I was disappointed given the price.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Impeccable and expert service, delicious food and elevated presentation. The noise level was distracting - I love the packed house from a business standpoint and the restaurant doesn’t have control of guests volume. I recognize that comment may be the reflection of me turning into a “get off my lawn” guy at age 36. It doesn’t deter me from recommending Bardea to other guests - and I appreciate the level of excellence they delivered from with respect to food / service. Thank you for serving others!

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  15. ErikP

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bardea Food and Drink has never failed. Brought 3 newbies to experience - and if is an experience- Bardea. Food is amazing. Service was phenomenal- thank you Ryan! Had a lovely evening.

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  16. CynthiaP

    Pittsburgh

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was difficult to figure out the amount of food to order. We found that the plates were of greatly varying sizes. We thought the red snapper small plate was greatly overpriced at $25 for literally a 2” square of fish. It was very, very noisy and difficult to even have a conversation.

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  17. SJC84

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing! Drinks, food, service all exceeded expectations as they always do.

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  18. CityFoodie

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Generally the food was not as exceptional as it was on our last visit. Each small plate chosen had so many emulsions/sauce/enhancements that the prime ingredient was nearly undetectable. Specifically the bay scallops, confit duck, and sun chokes were buried under other ingredients and accoutrements.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, it was wonderful that they went next door for an ingredient needed for a cocktail we requested. Great food too. Highly recommended for a memorable experience!

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  20. MariaH

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. The food was delicious. The pacing was perfectly timed.

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  21. antoniog

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience!! Great atmosphere, stuff it’s always super friendly and the food always amazing!!!

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  22. brucefredrickson

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was excellent. Be sure to try the red snapper small plate

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  23. RobinE

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The wine was very good! The menu is limited and very pricey for what you get. We did not realize when we made the reservation that it was all small plates/tapas. The eggplant parmesan was very good. Meatballs were meatballs. Nothing special. VERY LOUD!!!

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  24. EdwinF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Very limited menu. The starters were good especially the Avocado. The gnocchi and octopus salad were alright. The bronzino was delicious but the filet had a strange aftertaste. The lime tart and gelato were frozen and had to wait a bit to thaw before you’re able to eat it. Overpriced and not a great reflection of fine dining. The service was horrendous! Our sever kept on forgetting our order, appeared distracted and was not checking in with us. The jazz band and ambience was good but the rest didn’t meet expectations.

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  25. GR8HNDZ

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an exceptional dining experience to celebrate a special occasion this week. It was our first time dining here and will definitely not be our last. From the time we walked in the door until we left, we felt like valued guests who were very well looked after by every single member of the team we encountered including our server, Maria. We really appreciated our anniversary being acknowledged. It was in fact an important milestone anniversary, so the different details to honor our special day and where we were seated were especially welcome. The service was outstanding and the food exceeded our expectations both in terms of presentation and taste. The cocktails (limoncello spritz), sunchoke hash, cauliflower with harissa, and morning bun were highlights. We had intended to celebrate our anniversary by dining at another establishment and made the decision to try something different. We couldn't be happier and look forward to returning.

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  26. PhillyFoodie

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed the decor and the atmosphere. This restaurant specializes in small plates which are perfect for sharing with 2 people. We ended up sharing 4 different items which was perfect for us. The sunchoke hash and the cauliflower were outstanding. The risotto was also very good and instead of the Icelandic cod they sustituted a new dish with red snapper. When your dishes are served, the server explains what each dish contains. We were very happy with the service and will definitely return.

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  27. MaryS

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great choice for tasting a variety of foods prepared creatively. The dishes offered are as diverse as any palate. We sampled the crab bruschetta, some meatballs, gnocchis and a seasoned half chicken. We were too full for dessert. Savannah our waitress was very attentive and helped us navigate the menu.

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  28. HappyDay

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is very good. The service was appalling! Our server arrived and disappeared for long blocks of time. I was never offered a second glass of wine, for example. She delivered the dessert menus and disappeared again. After 20 minutes, we gave up and asked the hostess to get our waitress. We took the check and paid the bill and left. Very disappointing experience!

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  29. ShennaBC

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting, eclectic menu -- expensive, but I don't mind paying money for good food. We ate in the bar area which was fun and energetic, although the noise level is quite loud and you really need to shout to have a conversation. The late night crowd that came in the bar after 11:00 was super loud! The cocktail selection was very good. Overall, I would definitely recommend.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is excellent and creative. Drinks and service excellent as well. A little pricey but well worth it.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Luke, did an excellent job putting the shared table dining concept and recommendations for # of servings for our party. I would have ranked atmosphere & noise higher, but we were a party of 5 at what felt like a table for 4 and my end chair was against the walkway.

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  32. Foodie

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very interesting menu - however, we did not know before arriving that it is a "small plates" restaurant and portions were unexpectedly very small. We were also disappointed that our waitress could not provide details about menu ingredients or how items were prepared. More importantly, she mistakenly told us there were no leeks in an entree that in fact did contain leeks. Because we inquired due to a food allergy, we brought this to management's attention. Unfortunately, there was no adjustment to the bill even though one diner could not eat the item ordered because it contained leeks. Not certain we would return.

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  33. MattM

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING Food, Service was impeccable. Great atmosphere.

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  34. BruceG

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Met two business colleague for a long discussion. The Waiter took excellent care of us. The food was delicious, we tried all types of dishes. Cocktails were well crafted, and the wine exceed our expectations based on the price. All three of us said we were going to return with our wives.

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  35. Chuck

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. We really loved most of the small plates . Flavors changed dramatically from one dish to the other. Very loud environment when packed. Seemed like everyone was yelling to be heard.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We enjoyed our dinner last night. The food was fabulous. The acoustics in the restaurant are so terrible that you cannot talk to the people at your table. I would not recommend for an intimate dinner or where you want to have lots of conversation. The servers were all very nice and helpful and we received a signed menu and Prosecco to toast our birthday.I want to go back to try additional items on the menu.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Really good quality. Would definitely come back.

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  38. EofELMO

    Denver

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Definitely worth going for the food. Prices a reasonable for this quality. My only complaint is that service was really slow. Our waiter was attentive, it just took a long time for the various dishes to come out.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great with our families food allergies and delicious as always.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    115 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good always good as is service but a heads up in the ribs that are now on the menu if you are expecting a traditional spare rib with a smoked kind of taste. This is not your dish these ribs are incredibly tender but do not have a lot of taste. The duck rolls are fantastic as is the gnocchi and the calamari

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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 2205 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bardea Food & Drink

620 North Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    7th and Market
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
  • Phone number
    (302) 426-2069
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it's an intimate celebration or a corporate event, elevate your gatherings with our exclusive private event spaces. Immerse your guests in a stylish and inviting atmosphere, tailor-made for unforgettable moments. Click our Profile Photo to learn about our Private Event offerings.
  • Private party contact
    The Bardea Team: (302) 426-2069
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