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Bardea Food & Drink

4.7
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$30 and under
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Italian
Bardea Food & Drink, 2019 James Beard Semifinalist Best New Restaurant. Bardea, pronounced: bar-DAY-ah, is the Italian term for "the goddess of food and drink". The stunning, 5,000 square foot, 120-seat restaurant, which features a rectangular bar with 20 stools and outdoor seating, utilizes ingredients from local Delaware Valley farms and purveyors, and features a number of composed dishes with both Italian and American origins.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 714 people are saying
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JoeT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From small plates to portions for two, the food is outstanding as is the service and the care. Truly a meal to remember.

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vipShaunnaL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience was amazing from being welcomed as we checked in and throughout the meal. Our server George was friendly and knowledgeable. Every dish we had was amazing. The only downside was the overly full bellies we brought home with us!

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FreddieH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 14 in our group for my 40th birthday. None of us had been before, and we were all blown away. Our server, Chris, did an incredible job and the food exceeded all of our expectations. We tried almost everything on the menu and it was all amazing. Highly recommend this spot, no doubt the best restaurant I have been to in Delaware.

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ShonnetteS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Totally understand James Beard nod!!!

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JeromeR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding special menu. Creative and innovative cuisine. Excellent presentation and quality. Highly recommend, maybe top restaurant in Wilmington and most of the region.

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vipKira
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First time at Bardea and we chose to go to the special 11 course tomato dinner . Wow. So many wonderful flavors . Very unusual combinations and creations. Understandably the kitchen was a bit chaotic - full house and 11 courses . Service was not up the food, but we will go back on a regular night as I am sure the special dinner was the reason things were not paced properly. Arrived at 7 and didn’t leave till 10:30 pm !

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AmandaA
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tomato menu was fantastic. I hope another special tasting happens in the future 🙂

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vipAlexH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular. Everything was on point and we didn’t hesitate to order a lot. Started w burrata toast, avocado, and cherry bbq wings. The toast and the avocado dishes were exemplary and the wings were very yummy. Then we moved on to seafood and went with Tiger Prawns(AMAZING) and the charred ocotopus. Both of which were superb. After that, we absolutely loved the grilled romaine plate. Carrot Hollandaise and sun-dried tomato was amazing with it. Finished dinner w pasta going w the fazzoletti and the pacherri. Dessert was also superb, drinks were phenomenal. Overall, fantastic dinner and experience

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vipjcampo
Cleveland
28 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food at Bardeau. I was so excited about sharing my first experience I had a number of months ago with my girlfriend with my husband tonight.

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Kbw1411
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We've been to Bardea twice now. Both times we had the same experience. The food is overly ambitious; fancy ingredients but not well used. If I go again I will order pizza. The service was not very attentive; drinks sat empty without refilling and plates sat empty without removed. I also really don't understand the concept of the menu. It seems like they want you to order "family style" meals but, the dishes come out like tapas, and waaaay spread out. Overall, it was expensive food trying to be fancy but failing.

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oreliu
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bardea is always a good choice! The food was delicious and the drinks so on point!

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hpieper320
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Definitely worth the trip into Wilmington

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vipRPS3
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been a number of times and have worked through the entire menu, and have found everything to be creative and delicious. We try new items as they come onto the menu and have found them to be excellent as well, without exception. My wife and I were in NYC 20-30 times a year until recently, and Bardea is equal to the best fine dining restaurants we enjoyed there.

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EddieR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience
Great service and Food
Nice atmosphere inside and out!

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vipWellFed
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious, modern take on Italian food. The short rib pasta with provolone fondue was amazing.

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LaurieK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to try a new place! Highly recommended! We really had a great evening! Atmosphere is very hip and I liked that we were able to try a few dishes, all prepared beautifully! Will be going back for sure! Valet parking a plus!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience, unique menu, everything is delicious.

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vipFoodlover
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food but service was off most likely due to COVID limitations

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vipGraham
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great options to build a dinner to your liking. You can bounce around and make your meal high protein, lower carb, veggie-centric, more or less Italian. Came as a two-top and would come back as a couple but cant wait to return with a larger group.

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vipAlexR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service outdid the food by leaps and bounds. The food was ok. I think the place shouldn’t try so hard with food and concentrate on plates they do well. The wings were great. But the pastas were not made well lacking in salt and just bland. May be try simpler and then build from there

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AlanW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great drinks, good food, great service
Enjoyed it a lot.

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AnneW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always. Grilled romaine is to die for, raviolis are almost too pretty to eat but too delicious not to eat. Service and ambiance are best in Delaware and on par with finest places on the East coast.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. George, our waiter, was amazing. The staff went above & beyond!

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vipSteven
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bardea is our go to restaurant in Wilmington. We have been going to Bardea since the first week it was open. The food keeps getting better and better. Five of us had a late dinner after the Grand's in car concert. We could not have asked for better prepared food or service. Antimo and Scott are the best.

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AdrianB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing as always and service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners we have ever had. From start to finish, everything was amazing.

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NancyD
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Bardea for my son's birthday. Atmosphere was great. Service excellent. Dining experience is more of a tasting menu so its really great for everyone to share and try a lot if the food on the menu without committing to an entrée. Will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome as always!

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LindsayS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was hit or miss. We ordered several things. Oysters were fresh and chilled nicely.
Pizza was bad...burnt crust, and soggy middle. We ordered the 40 oz ribeye to share. It was one of the best we have ever had, but it was also $100. If their sides were a better value, the steak price wouldn't be an issue. Small side of mushrooms was about $14, and was very skimpy. Drinks were excellent. Ambiance was excellent.

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MarkW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience

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Tbr7
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, great service. Small portions for sharing. There was a bread plate on the menu this night. 4 small pieces of bread and 2 pats of butter. I don't remember the amount charged...but this amount of bread should be free. If there are 2 people at a table- why would you provide 3 meatballs to share?

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vipvamosrafa04
Philadelphia
83 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was excellent and beautifully presented. Service was just fair and it took forever to get our cocktails!

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DateDiner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

So excited to find a new local favorite! Flavors were excellent, textures varied and spot on. Overall VERY happy this restaurant exists. Will definitely return soon.

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KartikS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Loved it. First time there and the staff went out of their way to make my family and myself feel comfortable and we enjoyed ourselves

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have tried many items from their menu and nothing ever disappoints! Amazing quality, and versatile menu. We love this place! I would give it 10 stars!

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vipTammyS
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

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vipDMC1951
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was inventive and delicious. Our waiter was extremely informative about everything on the menu. If it’s ur first visit the menu is confusing so a good waiter is necessary. Loved it and can’t wait to return!

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SusanL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The Paccheri and wedge were out of this world. Friend from DC were impressed and raved about the food too!

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JohnM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside on Saturday Aug 1, 2020. This was our first time at this restaurant, but it will not be the last. Our server Chris was extremely knowledgable of the menu and suggested some fantastic dishes that my wife and I would not normally have had the courage to order. We enjoyed every dish. There were many creative and intriguing flavor combinations and we had a thoroughly enjoyable meal. Kudos to both the chef and the servers.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything!

FAQs

Bardea Food & Drink offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 426-2069.

Bardea Food & Drink is rated 4.7 stars by 714 OpenTable diners.

Bardea Food & Drink does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.bardeawilmington.com/store/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.