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Bardea Food & Drink, Wilmington, DE

Bardea Food & Drink

4.7
4.7
2131 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 14 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 2,131 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 Food

  • Delaware

    Best Service

  • Delaware

    Innovative

  • Delaware

    Hot spot

  • Delaware

    Lively

  • Delaware

    Italian

  • Delaware

    Most Booked

2,131 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our girls night out at Bardea was fantastic. Fig showed us to our table and kept the good energy going all throughout our meal. Our server, Luke, was also a rockstar and made us feel comfortable and happy to be there! They both made our experience feel special. And of course the food and cocktails were also delicious! We definitely made the right choice choosing our dinner spot.

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  2. Amy33

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was unbelievable per usual. Our server Jacob was amazing! We had a guest with food allergies and he was very knowledgeable.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite place! Exceptional food, drinks and service!

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  4. victorvictoria

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was extremely impressed with the food at Bardea. So delicious, so creative, so comforting was all of our dishes. Everything about it was sexy and delightful. Although we ordered their popular items like the burrata pop tart, and lamb bao bun, I would go back over and over again to taste all of their food. We had the octopus which was crazy good! We ordered the fussilloni pasta as well. The Bolognese had a fantastic kick, and the pasta itself was done to perfection! The drinks were divine, and even their coffee was amazing. One must try it.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food overall. Service excellent. Wouldn’t recommend their small plates. Everything else was great.

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  6. Debbie

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at Bardea Food & Drink. The waiter, Tristan was very helpful setting expectations and recommendations as to the plates and ideas as what might be best. We both thought it was not just an amazing treat for the palette, the experience was wonderful. Definitely going back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service. Lamb bao buns were incredible and the burrata pop tart is amazing! Our server was so wonderful. The whole experience was fantastic!

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  8. OCarm

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time visiting Bardea and we will definitely be returning customers! We chose bar seating and the bartenders were very nice and attentive. We had the NY strip, eggplant parm, and half chicken and everything was excellent! This will be our new date night restaurant.

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  9. TylerG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was top notch. Best meatballs we've ever had and the red snapper was so flavorful. The cocktails were good, but didn't blow us away. Service could have been better. We had a reservation, but for some reason had difficulty seating us. We walked back and forth three times between the front and the dining room because the hostess was confused. Our waitress could have been more attentive, but in her defense it got pretty busy while we were there.

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  10. NicoleD

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing time as usual. We love sitting at the bar, Justin makes incredible drinks. The food is always the best!

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  11. BrianD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great but timing on the courses was terrible. Ordered oysters and shrimp which came out timely. We then sat there for 40 minutes waiting for lamb bao buns. We had to eat those quickly as our feed the table portion of steak then came out within 5 minutes. We then ordered dessert, a morning bun and a cheese plate. The morning bun for my wife came out promptly but I sat waiting for another 5 minutes for my cheese plate. She had to start eating as hers came with gelato that was melting. Considering the price point and level of expected service, the inability to have courses come out at the appropriate pace, much less together was very surprising. The food itself was outstanding.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we had a great experience at Bardea. Our server Luke was incredible! Gave us excellent recommendations and was there for us anytime we had questions or decided to order more food and drinks. We will be back soon!

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  13. SigmaDave11

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! We had fried calamari, a spinach dish, risotto, shrimp, Icelandic cod, hasselback potato, lamb bao bun, red beets, bone-in ribeye, and cheesecake. The drinks were nice too. Would absolutely recommend eating here, and even coming for happy hour.

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  14. Anonymous

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and drinks! Loved the burrata pop tart and lamb bao buns!

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  15. garrettH

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Was charged for 4 extra drinks and extra Duck item. Not cool at all. Party of 9. Caught the Duck but didn’t catch drinks until later. We were rushing out to a concert at the Grand.

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  16. JohnW

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here before. Service was top notch and food was outstanding. Already have reservations to return.

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  17. Marcia

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you're a Foodie, this is your place. Beautiful presentation and very different combinations of flavors! It is small plates and more expensive but certainly a fun experience. The entire staff work together and the owner, Scott, visited our table before we left to thank us for dining with them and to make sure we enjoyed our dinner. Would recommend especially for a special occasion.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience and food, even better staff, had a great night. Best meatballs I have ever had.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was kind and knowledgeable, the was delicious and the ambience was a vibe. We'll definitely be back.

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  20. FoodieBear

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, and great experience. We have been there several times before and it never disappoints. Not only does everything taste great but it looks amazing. Octopus, Hamachi, Beets, and Steak are all my faves. I need to keep going to try everything. There is a reason why they keep growing in Wilmington! Keep up the good work Bardea! If you haven't gone yet, find a reason and do it! It will be worth it! Trust.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly top notch. The Salmon appetizer was a standout but everything was delicious

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time eating in the dining room - amazing experience for my bday!! Luke was on top of it!! Shoutout to the bay scallops, hamachi, and king salmon 🤤🤤🤤 Sam made a cute v-day drink feature that was incredibleeee as well. Best spot in town

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  23. MicheleB

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Love coming to this restaurant. Only negative I have it’s too dark. Cannot see the menu !

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  24. Fina

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant but our waitress was a bit sharp and seemed as if she wished she was anywhere but there. The food was good but needed more flavor. I will return in hopes for a better experience.

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  25. NicoleC

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! The staff was knowledgeable and very friendly

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  26. TimD

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time we come for dinner it has been a great night and food is always very good! Our Wilmington go to restaurant!

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  27. AmyT

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Last two times I've visited, the service is super slow. This time, we sat for five full minutes before anyone greeted us or gave us water. Food consistently delicious but portions are too small for the prices they charge. Food was not very warm but all plates were screaming hot. Front of the house manager stood at the back of the bar the entire time we were there and made no effort to interact with guests or support front of house staff. Wilmington has too few excellent restaurants. Such a shame Bardea can't do better.

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  28. ChrisE

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience at Bardea! Both the service and the cuisine were top notch.

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  29. DaveF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My whole group enjoyed the service, food and experience.

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  30. SteveM

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible experience, the food, the service. I look forward to another visit. Calamari and the pork collar are a must try.

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  31. RMC83

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My partner and I really enjoyed the food and our server was excellent. Our only criticism is that the menu seems overpriced for small plates. We ordered: burrata pop tart fennel sweet onion jam $19 upside down fresh mozzarella, grana padano, ricotta, garlic oil, tomato drizzle ADDED ARUGULA $19 wild mushrooms sunchoke garum, caramelized onion crema $18

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  32. AlyssaH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing time celebrating my friends birthday! The waiter was so kind and well as the chef

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  33. painter216

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Parking here is a problem ( valet at$25. Is really your only choice) but the food and the service was excellent at our dinner for two on a Friday night. The Calamari starter had a complex and tasty sauce, and our pasta entrees were excellent. Portions are not large, but the flavors are outstanding. Our server was attentive even on a busy night.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this restaurant was perfect and our date was a memorable one.

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  35. erinf

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience at Bardea was superb! Everything was incredible, the food-delicious, the waitstaff- kind and knowledgeable but Fig the food runner put our night absolutely over the top! He was so passionate and knew every dish inside and out! We knew we were in for a good time when we saw him coming around the corner with our next course! He was absolutely a stand out part of the meal!

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  36. EmilyAB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a customer with Celiac Disease I appreciated the manager’s quick response about the restaurant’s safety precautions. The staff was very knowledgable about my gluten-free needs and identified all that was safe for me on the menu, of which there were plenty of options. We had a delicious meal! The pastry chef who also has Celiac Disease treated us to an amazing dessert, which was incredibly sweet. We will definitely go again and recommend Bardea to all of our friends.

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  37. Travelers

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed apps especially the pop tart bake and lamb churi bun. The scallop app was very interesting but not for those don't like raw seafood The pasta with english peas was a little heavy but the bronzino fish of the day was the best we’ve ever tasted. Wine and cocktail selection are good and varied Dining area is a little loud but good energy. Service excellent.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to Bardea several times now We waited a little longer than we should have given a reservation It was super busy and loud more than usual Food never disappoints! Waiter was good but sometimes we waited longer than expected for new plates or silverware Wait for our shared entree item was much longer than expected Still love the restaurant

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  39. HeatherG

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well executed food served by serious, yet professional servers in an atmosphere that feels vibrant.

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  40. LisaS

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fried calamari and lamb bao buns were outstanding starters. The rocky road dessert was also a shining star. The Working Girl cocktail was also a favorite. A nice touch is that the chef and owner sign a copy of the menu if you make a reservation for a special occasion. Be warned that the floor is slippery if you’re thinking of wearing new high heels!

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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 2131 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 14 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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