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Cafe Mezzanotte

4.7
391 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Located in Downtown Wilmington, Cafe Mezzanotte has built a reputation as Delaware's premier spot to enjoy classically prepared Pan-Mediterranean & Italian cuisine. We offer an intimate atmosphere with servers who attend to each diner with exceptional care. Whether you are looking for a romantic evening, hosting a large corporate gathering, or a casual night out, all of us at Cafe Mezzanotte will cater to your needs.

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Mon - Sat 5:00PM - 10:00PM

What 391 people are saying
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4.8
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4.6
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4.6
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Noise · Quiet
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipReba99
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite meal! Perfectly prepared by the chef-so glad to have returned! The dining room and decor was inviting. The service by Dawn was attentive. Wonderful experience!

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bellis
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a celebratory dinner with family and ordered several appetizers including the burrata, the beef carpaccio, steamed clams, and the calamari, all were very good. For dinner the rigatoni with spicy marinara sauce was delicious and more spicy than your average dish. My cousin ordered the T-bone steak and that was excellent. Drinks were very good too, especially the habanero spiced corona which was different and interesting. The sangria was made well too, very good. And last but not least the service was great. Our waitress was very nice and friendly. Thank you!

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vipsandm
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot

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TomL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Limited menu but everything great. Dawn the server was terrific. Love the restaurant great for a quiet meal with great food.

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vipKasey
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Francesca was great, it was the first time dining there and she was very informative about the food and was a pleasure to talk to. We will definitely be back, the food was exceptional and the atmosphere made a relaxing dining experience.

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vipKirk
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot. Always delicious and excellent!

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Alanvw
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service and nice outdoor seating area. Would consider coming here again in the future. Would like to see more seafood options on the menu such as Branzino, Pulpo and squid in ink.

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vipAnnetteT
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My first visit! Very good food and service. I took advantage of the Wilmington Restaurant Week specials. I am glad this restaurant was an option. I will visit again in the future.

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RigelJ
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was nice and friendly, food was good, great value for restaurant week.

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mreid
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, I really enjoyed my experience and would love to come back.

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PaulL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Staff was excellent. Recommend for any type of dinning.

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vipGuest
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and ambiance! The staff was very welcome and each course was delicious. I had the caprese salad, ravioli, and cannoli.

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vipJimmaz
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with great seating options both inside and out on the patio. We sat on the patio and enjoyed a wonderful meal. Many lunch specials to chose from and very accommodating staff and chef willing to change the meal to meet customer preferences. I had the Bronzino which was prepared to perfection with a crispy skin and soft and tasty flavor inside. Garnishments were roasted potatoes and spinach. My guest had the soup and chicken panini combination. We’ll go there again.

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vipKate
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot believe I have never been here before. It was simply amazing. The pasta is homemade, and wow, what a difference. We each had a different pasta, based pm what our server suggested.

I was truly blown away, this is a hidden gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent. We had fish and it was wonderful. Service was exceptional. We shared a Caesar salad which was really nice and enjoyed hot, fresh bread with a complement of bruschetta.

Would return to this lovely restaurant. Our indication that it was good! We’re fussy and have high expectations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great. Food outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Food was TERRIBLE

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DonG
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a table of six and enjoyed the meal and food. We have been to Cafe M before will be back!

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CarolR
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the prices were very reasonable. I highly recommend this wonderful Italian restaurant!

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vipAveryhappydiner
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Cafe Mezzanotte was wonderful. Most notable, was the service, there when needed, kept us informed, answered our questions, just the right amount of friendly. The tables are well spaced, so noise was not an issue. The food was obviously served just as it was prepared, it was not allowed to sit around waiting for a server. We will be back soon.

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GeorgeW
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner and the service was fantastic! Definitely will return.

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vipLeahR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere with good service.

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vipKenC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great Pasta

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea Bass was amazing and the Crab Tortallini is not to be missed!

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TomL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Menu not huge but everything is good. Chef really cares about quality and reasonably priced. Will go back soon!!

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vipSueS
Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always so good here, and everything is made to order, so they are very accommodating. I had spaghetti carbonara without the pancetta, and they substituted with olives at my request. Sacchetini with porcini mushrooms was also excellent, and spaghetti with meatballs had a marinara sauce with lots of basil. Excellent service, too.

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viplakeside
Philadelphia
109 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good I will be back.

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vipKatethegreat
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just wonderful! Food was outstanding! Our server Dawn could not have been lovelier! I had Lobster Ravioli and could have licked the plate - the sauce was THAT good!
We will be back.....

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vipCarolynR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch choices were delicious. Our server and hostess anticipated our needs and were very accommodating. They made the dining experience exceptional!

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Cliff
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best time to go is during the weekday easy parking and very little traffic

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miker
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and plentifully. This was my second time at the restaurant and I will definitely be back.

Great experience

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vipJackPhilly
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here based on reviews in Open Table. Good choice.

Started with Arancini, simple but very tasty.

Then fabulously rich Lobster Ravioli

And finally Seafood Risotto.

Add a bottle of Gavi and we were pretty close to Italy in Wilmington.

Place was almost empty but Covid & business district on Saturday make for thin crowds. We will definitely return should we find ourselves in Wilmington again.

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vipAveryhappydiner
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful, the tables were comfortably spaced, the ambiance was restful, the food was fabulous. Notably, the food was served piping hot. In many places we have been disappointed with lukewarm soup, but not at Cafe Mezzanotte! We will definitely return soon with friends.

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vipsandm
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem

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vipKirk
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot ...

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Amanda
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best kept secrets in Wilmington. Excellent food and atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Wasn’t pleased with the food, great servers

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience5

Great place

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KellyDianne
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here for my husbands birthday this week. The food, service and ambience were fantastic. We will be returning for sure. Looking forward to sitting outside and enjoying another wonderful meal al fresco!

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vipBrianE
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and the service is so personable!

FAQs

Cafe Mezzanotte offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 658-7050.

Cafe Mezzanotte is rated 4.7 stars by 391 OpenTable diners.

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.