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Bardea Food & Drink, Wilmington, DE

Bardea Food & Drink

4.7
4.7
1626 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

9:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

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  • 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 1,626 people are saying

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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

    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. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Everything was great !! service top notch.
  2. LB

    LoriB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food. Rutabaga Pave is so flavorful. Carrots minced to perfection. Long Hots very spicy with sausage. Bison tender. Smoked squash w/dukkuh was out of this world. Gnocchi was light as air, so tender. Cocktails are so nice. This is fine dining in a comfortable setting.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    We had an 8pm reservation, we were seated at 8:55.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    Usually good food but the seeds were not removed from the jalapeños (although they explicitly said they were) and it set my mouth on fire! It was dangerous and made me literally cry. The server just shrugged and brought me a ginger ale … after a long time. No apology and the item was left on my bill. Additionally, the dining room is too loud. Food comes out too fast with little explanation. I have been many times but this is the last straw. The food can no longer make up for the other flaws. I will not go again.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I've ever had. A little pricey but worth it for the quality of the food
  6. EM

    EdMurph

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! It was our first visit to Bardea and we had an amazing dinner. We shared some small plates including a backed avocado, gnocchi, pork, bison & salmon, then had a “Feed the Table” Snapper. Everything was delicious and the service was top-notch.
  7. M

    Michele

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The hostess seemed a little scattered when we arrived and looked directly at my friend but not at me, even though I was the one who made the reservation. After that, things improved tremendously. Our server, Ryan, was great - he kept our water and wine glasses filled at all times, he remember the order for four of us without writing it down, and he was very knowledgeable about all of the dishes on the menu. Everything we ordered was great! We would highly recommend Bardea Food & Drink!
  8. A

    Annother

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food! Everything was delicious and beautifully prepared, interesting and thoughtful flavor combinations. A little too loud, but that is Saturday night.
  9. AC

    AnthonyC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Every dish is overly complex and rich. All of the dishes were Smothered in multiple sauces. The noise level is ridiculous. My water glass was chipped. To top it off, when we arrived they asked if it was a special occasion, and we told them it was my birthday. That kind of made us think they might recognize it during dinner. Nothing! Why do they ask if they aren’t going to do anything. Terrible experience.
  10. GJ

    GloriaJ

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service. Cocktails were amazing! Charred octopus was delicious. Taquitos were very good and the Grilled romaine was delicious.
  11. c

    conehead62

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The Negroni was indeed classic and tasty; no messing with perfection, it was a good cocktail. Calamari was flavorful, but overly chewy. However, at the end of the meal, the server I formed us that she comped the calamari - very nice customer service. We ordered the bread board which was fresh focaccia served with EVOO, house churned butter, Icelandic salt, and blood orange honey butter. They were all delicious, but I could have eaten the blood orange honey butter with a spoon! I had the lobster tagliatelle which was delicious. The tagliatelle was a perfect al dented, and the lobster bisque that was drizzled over the dosh was perfect to stop up with the lobster. The saffron in the dish was subtle and delightful. A delicious Barbera accompanied my meal and complimented it well. My companion had french onion risotto which was unusual and tasty. Dessert for me was a cherry torrone, which would have been better in a smaller bite - it was a bit rich. Still, I loved that it was a different and bold choice for dessert - not run of the mill cannoli or tiramisu. My companion had pistachio baklava which was perfect. Foamy espressos served with sugar pieces ended the meal nicely. This was not a cheap meal - but it was well prepared, well served, and the environment was fantastic. We'll be back.
  12. r

    robertr

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Big plates, little food. No room on table for multiple dishes. Food was interesting but no AhHa moment. Incredibly noisy. Serving staff too busy to take care of individual needs. Was not relaxing at all since it was difficult to hear conversation across the tables. A disappointment.
  13. B

    Barb

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Would recommend this to anyone.
  14. N

    Nevermissameal

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was a mixed bag. Some tasty dishes but most were very rich, including the salads and vegetable sides. Jenna, our server, was terrific.
  15. j

    joanne

    Philadelphia

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Second time there. We would not usually return to a restaurant where the menu is so eccentric but we wanted to give it another try. The food was excellent and presented very nicely with explanations of every item. Just a strange menu with difficult-to-maneuver main course choices "for the table". Courses were delivered in a timely manner not meaning to rush or having to wait. Don't think we'll return just because there are other restaurant choices in the area to get "American" food without having to labor over menu choices. Being a bourbon cocktail drinker, I Loved, loved, loved the "calamansi plane" cocktail.
  16. e

    ersheido

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bardea never disappoints. Food, wine, service, and atmosphere are always great.
  17. TH

    TimH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply unbeatable experience and cuisine. We will continue to host all of our business dinners in this space.
  18. K

    Kimberly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my 1st time dining here and all I can say is AMAZING experience! Atmosphere was classy. Service was rop-notch. Food was excellent. Even gave me and my boyfriend complimentary glasses of champagne and an autographed menu (that I got to take home) because it was my birthday! I recommend this restaurant and I will definitely dine here again! Great job Bardea 👏 👍
  19. CM

    CharlesM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Very good food and service, but like La Fia and Merchant Bar, too noisy.
  20. JY

    JaneY

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is sublime, the service is impeccable. My only complaint is that everything is excessively salty, but nonetheless, delicious. We tried the chicken wings, the gnocchi, rigatoni, steak (like butter!), the cabbage wedge and the donut for dessert. A first-rate dining experience!
  21. GH

    GaryH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was absolutely fantastic, but it was way too loud.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    It was my husbands birthday the service was good the food even better but the music was way too loud for dinner
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Wife and I came to celebrate our anniversary and we were super pumped to try out Bardea. We got the bread bowl and lamb skewer with hummus to start and shared the NY Strip and cauliflower vegetable dish. The food was very good, my least favorite was the cauliflower dish I really enjoy the taste of cauliflower and this didn’t taste like cauliflower at all to me unfortunately. My favorite was the Hummus, extremely delicious and smooth. The steak was good but mine had a lot of fatty parts besides that though the taste was great and the lamb was also very good. Unfortunately what really lacked in the evening was the service, we asked for a straw and after about 15 min we had to walk to the bar as it did not seem that our server remembered at any point in the night. There was hardly any check ups on our table and it was hard to track the server down for any needs throughout the evening. We would come back again but likely eat at the bar as they seemed to be more on top of it.
  24. s

    spalm

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to dinner before attending an opera at The Grand and it was delicious. The gnocchi and the grilled romaine were my favorite dishes, but everything was really good and the service was great.
  25. FN

    FaroghN

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food in the past and they did not let us down this time either. Judging by the full dinning room other people agree with me. The only issue we had and have had in the past is the noise level but I am not sure the restaurant can do anything about it. Obviously we do not believe it is a reason to stay away since we keep coming back. Highly recommend it.
  26. GC

    GregoryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Drinks were great. The tables are fairly close together so it was a little loud. But nonetheless it was an outstanding experience. The noise wasn't bad at all I just wouldn't bring young children with me here
  27. AG

    AnnetteG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommend for business dinners! Brought my colleagues from Europe and US for a casual dinner. Dinner was enjoyed by all! Friendly and efficient staff were an excellent complement to the great food. I personally tried two foods I don’t usually order out and they were delicious.
  28. G

    George

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared the NY Strip for our main course… it was perfect!
  29. j

    jrock

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were top notch!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This was disappointing. The service was poor and the food was just not great, despite hearing nothing but good things from other people. Also, the tables are very close together and it makes it difficult to eat.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is excellent and the outdoor dining area fantastic
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful. Food was very good…but this is more Italian fusion than classic Italian…which is fine & good, just know that going into it. Contemporary twists on some classics and less basic. I just came back from a tour of Italy so I say this with some conviction (for whatever that’s worth). It’s worth going!
  33. w

    williamm

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    High Too table near bar… a little tight but no too bad. Table leg uneven…. Had to have waiter stuff a napkin under. Had to ask for napkins as none were on the table. Love the sharing theme, food was really good (seared salmon) a little under cooked for our liking. Waiter did a great job determining the order of dishes served and was very attentive…. Overall good experience!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Once again a great dining experience. Food was excellent as well as the service. Only complaint is the noise level.
  35. d

    denisec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent staff made our dining experience an evening to remember.
  36. FM

    FrancesM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food preparation was unique but delicious. Service was excellent!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere, cocktails and the food! Only negative was the level of noise - super loud!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants, still blown away by old favorites and some fun new additions to the menu. Outstanding service & food every time.
  39. MP

    MichelleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The burrata pop tart, octopus, rutabaga, and donut.
  40. R

    Rusty

    Philadelphia

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bardea never disappoints. It is always fun to select different dishes to share, although we always enjoy the meatballs. Service is attentive without being intrusive. Emily was great. We return whenever we want an excellent evening experience. Thanks to the entire staff.

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 1626 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 51 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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