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Bardea Food & Drink, Wilmington, DE

Bardea Food & Drink

4.8
4.8
1519 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 21 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 1,519 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Delaware

    Best Overall

  • Delaware

    Best Food

  • Delaware

    Best Service

  • Delaware

    Best Ambiance

  • Delaware

    Fit for Foodies

  • Delaware

    Hot Spot

  • Delaware

    Notable Wine List

  • Delaware

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Delaware

    Italian

  • Delaware

    Most Booked

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  1. SK

    ShaunaK

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    MikeS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall l, a fantastic experience!
  3. JW

    JamesW

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic! One course, the cauliflower au gratin was overly rich to us but the other four courses were superb. Our server, Chris, was perfect in his service snd hospitality.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most amazing waitress and the food was out of this world!! The presentation and attention to detail was something I have never seen before. The ambiance was perfect and very comfy and cozy. This place makes you want to have dinner and never leave!! We will definitely be back.
  5. S

    Swim

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fresh and delicious with unique flavors! The service was excellent as well. Will put Wilmington on the foodie map! Valet parking makes it easy also.
  6. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service! Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. Delicious food!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really excellent
  8. LM

    LorraineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dining experience. Consistently high-quality ingredients and preparation across a wide range of menu items, very accommodating to special dietary needs. Our large group dined on a busy night with a lot of special requests and received impeccable service. Wine selection at all price points and includes wonderful, lesser known wines. I’m a repeat customer who has never been disappointed at Bardea. Thanks to Scott and Chef DiMeo for all they do to maintain such high standards.
  9. CR

    ChristineR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was fanntastic, Bardea really lives up to the Hype. A must visit in Wilmington!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bardea is always on point. I went for my birthday and my whole table was given complimentary champagne. You must get the burrata pop tart! This place is the best Wilmington has to offer!
  11. HS

    HSMITH

    Philadelphia

    93 reviews

    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We loved it - so glad we tried it out. We started with excellent cocktails at the bar - very creative. We loved Nonna's meatballs, the bread board (seriously with the salt!), and the burrata pop tart. We had a black bass that was absolutely delicious. The risotto was creative and very good. We finished with the cheese plate which was great. I wish I could have tried more wines as it is a great list! The restaurant is beautiful.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Hard to believe it was Wilmington. A very enjoyable dinner
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu has too many options to choose from. We have seldom been in a situation where every dish is delicious.
  14. g

    gracec

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service! Everything on the menu is thoughtfully crafted and unique.
  15. SS

    StephenS

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. One of the better place to go for a special dinner.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We recently moved to Delaware, this was our first time trying Bardea. We will definitely be back to try their other restaurants as well. Great food and drinks!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Fantastic food from start to finish. We will be back!
  18. E

    Elda

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Food was excellent. The dining room was so loud we couldn’t hear each other.
  19. DE

    DarcyE

    Cleveland

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always amazing food and drinks , so creative and delicious! We go here every time we come into town. It never disappoints!
  20. BI

    BaconIsAVegetable

    Philadelphia

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a bride to be and were treated like royalty. The pizza, wings, eggplant parm and their steak special were so inventive and perfectly seasoned. Bardea never disappoints.
  21. C

    Chris

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our waitress was great and the food was delicious. We appreciated the presentation and creativity of the food and drinks. The bar was a little awkward. The bar tender acknowledged a person to my left and right and only took my order when I asked if I was allowed to order. Maybe because I was standing and they sat? It was pretty obvious I was there. We would return again. But plan to go right to our table.
  22. D

    Danielle

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Music was too loud. Table was too small. Food was overpriced. The steak was outstanding and prob the only thing worth the price.
  23. P

    Perk

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the ambiance of the place. Food was amazing 🤩
  24. S

    Sally

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Dinner was excellent. Waitress recommended several small plates to share, all were delicious.
  25. GU

    GevieU

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Waiter was amazing. Food was great too; lots of choices.
  26. KP

    KellyP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    I am a big fan & I always like to bring new people with me. I'm the past my experience was amazing "10"! Last evening however was disappointing. The sever took 15 mins to bring bottle of wine out & was not at all knowledgeable on the menu or wine list. She needed yo have another server come assist with the wine w go home took another 10 minutes. Service was slow and disjointed unlike the stellar service I've experienced in the past. The burrata pop tart was over cooked & dry as was the mushroom/goat cheese tart. I think you must have placed your more experienced severe in the steak side of the house.
  27. MP

    MichaelP

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sampled dishes from the Snacks, Small Plates, and Vegetables sections of the menu, and each was a combination of interesting flavors, prepared with care and beautifully presented. It was our first visit so we followed our servers suggestions happily. They used combinations of ingredients that were unusual but perfect together. The surprise factor is a wonderful part of the dining experience. We selected wines that were offered by the glass, a Grillo and a Barbera, and these paired well with our food. The service is excellent.
  28. YR

    YolandaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is TOP NOTCH! My girlfriends visited for a girls night out. This is NOT my first visit - it just keeps getting better and better. The cocktails, food, and service never disappoints. My favorite- the cheesecake - OH MY GOODNESS. so good. I got king crab tostada, lamb skewer, salmon (just melted in my mouth), porterhouse steak with filet on the side, and carrots. Everything was incredible. I will be back again soon!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience for our special occasion. The food was phenomenal and the staff were incredible. I highly recommend making a reservation and dining here for your next special event, the staff will absolutely make you feel special. We will be dining here again soon!
  30. KF

    KathleenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Innovative food with extraordinary and intense complex flavors.
  31. ED

    EllenD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I would like to start with the service, Jenna was outstanding. The atmosphere is great. The value questionable, meaning our Black Bass was $100, WAY too much. It was billed as. 2.5lb fish and as that may be true it certainly didn’t weigh that much when served as it was deheaded and filled (not table side). The Lobster Miso was mediocre at best. We ordered plain old tap water and were charged $4! And what is the $10 “Retaurant Service Charge. We only had the fish special, Lobster Miso(quite a small bowl of a tiny bit of past and HALF of a very small lobster tail), and grilled romaine lettuce and it was a very expensive dinner. Again, great service and wonderful atmosphere. And when being told about the fish special the customer should be told the price. I would like to add the fish was very good. But $100!!
  32. BP

    BradP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, from the valet service to the end
  33. DK

    DavidK

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Very fun and energetic Italian/Mediterranean restaurant with outstanding food and very good wine selection, polite and pleasant wait staff. Only complaint is the noise level. But that is the case of most energetic restaurants today. Highly recommend!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily the best meal I’ve ever had in Delaware.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for a birthday celebration! They went ABOVE and BEYOND! Champagne toast, signed menu, and beautiful dessert! Food was delicious and service was excellent
  36. b

    babsy

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and we’re treated very well, with a signed menu from the check and a special greeting when we arrived. The food here is simply outstanding and the wait staff are very professional and knowledgeable. Bardea has become our favorite place for special occasions as well as date nights. The noise level is a bit high, but not objectionable, just really lively! Love Bardea, we will surely be back!
  37. T

    Tronc

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service. Dining room noise level is quite loud.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came this evening for my mothers birthday it was perfect. Out waitress Kaelyn was great. The food was AMAZING! This was my 6th visit and won’t be my last. Great for any occasion.
  39. LM

    LMorgan

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    We had reservations and still had to wait 20+ minutes for our table. Noice level is high, not somewhere I would go for a first date. Food is good, but the plates are small.
  40. JB

    JanaB

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience as always. Bone is steak was 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 4.8 stars by 1519 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 21 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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