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Cafe Mezzanotte

4.6
341 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

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vipTeeTimeMike
Philadelphia
213 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
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKirk
Philadelphia
44 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
11 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
103 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
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed.

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vipGreat
Philadelphia
375 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.

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LoriU
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and good service. Pizza and Chicken Parm was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, service was excellent and food was phenomenal

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tsjfac
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and highly recommend

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dmw12
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. It had nice ambiance and quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The waitress was awesome! Very attentive and great service

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BrianE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server friendly and personable! I highly recommend it.

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EmmanuelP
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sometimes I just need a good meal in a great place. When i am in this kind of moods, I always go to Cafe Mezzanotte . Best Italian Restaurant....Ciao

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dugEfresh
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening my family was treated to tonight by the staff of Cafe Mezzanotte. We were greeted cordial upon entering. The clean, friendly atmosphere was apparent from the beginning. The starters were quite tasty and obviously fresh. All six dinners we ordered came out together and were all hot and delicious. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. We will definitely return again and again. Thank you for a wonderful evening.!!!

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Vern
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Lovely surroundings. Wonderful service. Our favorite stop in Wilmington.
A very classy restaurant. A treat to dine there!!

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Trisha
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best filet I've ever had. Loved the atmosphere. Felt very clean and safe to dine-in even during Coronavirus.

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ChrissyG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Would recommend it to my friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and drinks.

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GayleN
El Paso
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food prepared perfectly and good wine selection. I would highly recommend.

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vipMaryanaS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing meal during my work trip. The service was outstanding. Pasta Carbonara was simply delicious, I have had a lot of pasta in my lifetime and cook at home a lot. Therefore I just have a great appreciation for all the amazing flavors and quality in one dish. Hat goes off to Chef! Would definitely recommend if you want good Italian food!

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DeniseM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The pepperadell with mushrooms and sausage was delicious. The rigatoni looked good. I would like to try more pasta dishes. The dry-aged steak was not up to snuff and I would not recommend it. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

It was my wife’s 40th birthday and she chose to go to her favorite restaurant. I was excited to see an open table special that said 2 courses and a drink for $30. When we arrived, the server explained that it was an extended weekend Valentine’s Day menu. The special would not apply and worse yet her favorite dish was not available. She enjoyed her meal and the bread was phenomenal but my rib eye was about 1/3 fat and both of our drinks weren’t anything to write home about. She usually raves about the blue cheese stuffed olives but she walked away very disappointed. I also missed out on an opportunity to earn 1,000 bonus points through open table due to choosing the 2 courses and 1 drink special but instead I just earned a disappointing night.

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vipPF1036
Savannah
36 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time at Cafe Mezzanotte for a Valentine's Day dinner. Outstanding meal including great pre-dinner drinks. We had the Chilean Sea Bass which was large and cooked perfectly and an equally outstanding Fettuccine Bolognese -- both of which where some of the best we have had anywhere. The service was also excellent as was the atmosphere. We will make this one of our favorite Wilmington, DE restaurants to go.

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vipTTKB
Baltimore
88 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went on an early Friday evening and there were very few diners. Service was excellent, environment was nice. I wish the $16 scallop appetizer which consisted of 4 medium size scallops either had a lower price or had been wrapped in bacon. They tasted good but not great. The rigatoni and shrimp entree (5 shrimp) tasted excellent, the rigatoni al dente. The beef filet medallions were ordered medium well (I know, how could we?) and they were prepared exactly that way—-they were dry as a result. The desserts were modest in size but so were their prices. Overall would go back, we had a good experience.

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Jabar911
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Week days service is great, but on
Weekends, it needs help.

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JoeJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the Saturady night special which was excellent. The wine was reasonably priced. Also, no rush or pressure to leave!

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FranC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server Dawn was exceptional. We enjoyed the experience and food was very good also

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briang
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Mezzanote has been a favorite of ours for years! It’s well worth the trip into Wilmington for a great meal, and this was no exception, especially since it’s perfectly located to enjoy a great meal before a show at the Playhouse in the DuPont Building!

My wife started with a bowl of pasta e fagioli which was delicious. Her Lobster Ravioli was just what you would expect - great lobster in a tasty ravioli! My tortellini crab was extra delicious with nice size little balls of crab in the tortellini! I can’t forget to add that the bread was fresh, hot and light! Perfect for sopping up some of the extra cream sauce on my plate!

For dessert I had the chocolate soufflé which I loved. Very close to a molten lava cake and perfect for chocolate lovers like me!

I would be remiss without mentioning the excellent service throughout the evening by our server, Colleen!

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vipDeannaK
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Nice restaurant in downtown Wilmington that we had forgotten about and decided to try again on Saturday night. I would have rated it higher, as the food and setting was great, and many of us took advantage of he special, which was a good value. My problem was with the service. Our server was very nice and attentive (when she appeared), but they seemed to be understaffed and we had to wIt a long time to complete drink orders, place food orders, get water refills, etc.

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vipMJinATL
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my first time visiting and it was fantastic. I couldn't have asked for a better server, better food, or better ambiance. Everything was great!

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vipChrisk
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect NYE! Food was delicious!

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vipluvgr8food
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Italian Christmas Eve

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Christmas with a friend

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DavidW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

My wife and I were in the mood for Italian and wanted to try somewhere new. We made reservations and arrived 15 minutes early as our commute from NJ was better than expected. We were seated right away, so far so good. I ordered the tortellini soup which took 25 minutes. There was a couple seated next to us 20-25 minutes after us and not only did they receive their appetizer before us but their entree as well. They paid for their meal and were gone while we were still eating our entree. The food was tasty but not worth the long wait. The chef/owner did come out and greet a few tables which I thought was odd, why not greet all your patrons. I truly believe our long wait was due to the server as all of her tables seemed to be moving slow. If you want over priced average tasting food and slow service then this is the establishment to visit. Would not go back if it was free!

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vipMaryR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

10 of us went to enjoy a meal the Saturday after Thanksgiving before seeing a movie. Food was delicious as always, and service was terrific. It is a little pricey but it is worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hotel I was staying in recommended this place and I’m certainly glad they did! My server was pleasant and knowledgeable, and very attentive. She recommended the Branzino which was absolutely stellar! I had the pleasure of meeting the Chef, Sergio, who served the fish for us at the table which was quite the show. It’s unfortunate I don’t come into Wilmington more as this restaurant left me wanting for more. Anyone staying in Wilmington I highly suggest checking this place out, it is a true gem.

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

Cafe Mezzanotte is rated 4.6 stars by 341 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.