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Cafe Mezzanotte

4.6
371 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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LeahR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere with good service.

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vipKenC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great Pasta

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TomL
Philadelphia
2 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
82 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
104 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good I will be back.

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vipStevenD
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked an outside table and there was no outside dining. In fact it looked as if the restaurant wasn’t even open, so we left.

Cafe Mezzanotte
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hi, Steven! We have 2 visible outdoor patios and we did indeed serve tables outside for lunch on Saturday 4/24. We did receive your open table reservation (Steven at 2:15pm) but it was a no-show. If there was no outside dining, you may have booked for the wrong restaurant and arrived somewhere else. My only assumption is that perhaps you went to a different Cafe Mezzanotte. This Cafe Mezzanotte is located in Wilmington, Delaware, on the corner of 11th and Tatnall, in the Nemours building.

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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
5 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
59 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
49 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
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem

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vipKirk
Philadelphia
49 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
2 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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BrianE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Napolitano
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated her birthday at Cafe Mezzanotte. Great food, great atmousphere, great service. I would highly recommend this resaturant to anyone that wants an outstanding meal with a classy setting.

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vipCarolina915
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was quite good, but not as advertised. The Sea Bass cooked "Mediterranean style" had no tomatoes, no olives, no onions. The accompaniments were spinach and green beans. Those were exactly the same accompaniments my wife had for her filet. Should have been told.

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vipSully
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, and won’t be our last! Wonderful meal! Service was great and the food was excellent! Cafe Mezzanotte: Wife had Bronzino over sautéed spinach with roasted potatoes and green beans, filleted by Chef Sergio! I had Pappardelle Boscailoa, wide noodles, Italian sausage, wild mushrooms in a light cream sauce. Incredible!

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vipMartelN
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the bruschetta al salmon. It was different, unique and tasty. The Rigatoni Bolognese was divine and the staff are super friendly. I can’t wait to visit again.

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vipMaryR
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family favorite. The chef is amazing and the service is impeccable.

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vipCandaceP
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience from start to finish! The service was impeccable, the decor was warm and inviting and the food was amazing!!

We will definitely be back with friends! Xoxo

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Eric
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent, particularly the pasta dishes. Appetizers are delicious and interesting.

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vipTRichC
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Sergio is the greatest chef. Food is excellent, staff is experienced and attentive.

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GreerH
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best Italian food I have had in a long time. Way outshines Bardea in Wilmington, DE. Staff is attentive and friendly. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great food and service! Perfect night for a sweet sixteen dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food. The best we have had in Delaware.

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vipTeeTimeMike
Philadelphia
225 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cafe Mezzanote was in one word outstanding. Food was simply excellent, especially the entrees we had - grilled swordfish and ragu pasta in a blush sauce. Tortellini our server Dawn took very good care of us and made it a great night (our anniversary!!). The tirimisu dessert was a delicious finish. So if you want great Italian dishes you should go to this place - we highly recommend it.

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JoeJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food in Wilmington. Service is exceptional and prices just right! I had the veal chop which was so tender you could cut it with a fork and so flavorful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food & service!! Will be back soon!

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vipKirk
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is consistent excellent. Near perfect food!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean and very quiet with a super friendly staff. My husband and I can be a little hesitant about eating out these days, but they made us feel right at home. The meals were a home run and the cocktails were simply amazing, some of the best I’ve probably ever had. I would recommend this place to any one for any occasion. Outstanding.

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vipjeffs
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are outside and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. This restaurant should be at capacity every night!

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vipRenee
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The restaurant was very clean and neat. The food was surprisingly good. A pared down menu but something for everyone . Service was very pleasant , a friendly waitress with opinions,when asked. The pasta “bags”
Were very light with delicious mushrooms inside and olive oil as “sauce”. A winner. We will go back again

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vipHungrygirl
Philadelphia
105 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food is good here; however the red spaghetti sauce has a weird taste to it. My husband thought so too although he ate it. I did not like it and could not eat it. Luckily I had ordered the filet over spinach and mushrooms (delicious) and got the spaghetti, that I could not eat, on the side. I asked the server to inquire with the chef about the unusual ingredient he included in the sauce. Unfortunately, the chef would not divulge the ingredient. Why? I did not like it, therefore it is not like I was trying to steal the recipe so that I could go home and make it. I wanted to know what the ingredient was so that I NEVER use it! That was petty of the chef.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed.

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vipGreat
Philadelphia
397 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG. The absolute best service that we have ever received. The food was very good as well. We highly recommend. We can't wait to go back.

FAQs

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

Cafe Mezzanotte is rated 4.6 stars by 371 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.