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Cafe Mezzanotte, Wilmington, DE
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Cafe Mezzanotte

4.7
4.7
435 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Modern Tuscan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Sat 1:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 3:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (302) 658-7050

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sergio Pellegrino

  • Catering

    We do offer off-site catering to offices in the area. Call for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a 2 private dining room"Milano" that can seat up to 25 guests or "Roma" can seat up 12 people. For larger parties we may be able to close off an area of the restaurant. We also have a large screen & a projector if needed for your presentation. Contact us for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Sergio Pellegrino: (302) 658-7050

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Cross street

    11th at Tatnall Street ,Wilmington, DE 19801

  • Parking details

    Feel free to park at any one of the several public lots, or if your visit with us will be short you can make use of the street parking at metered spots (free after 6pm). Unfortunately we no longer validate parking for any area garages.

  • Public transit

    Dart Bus stops right in front of the restaurant. There is also a taxi stop at the hotel dupont which is only a block away.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 435 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Delaware

    Best Overall

  • Delaware

    Best Food

  • Delaware

    Best Ambiance

  • Delaware

    Best Value

  • Delaware

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The waitress was awesome. I can't wait to try more of the menu.
  2. SG

    StevenG

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal, great service and great ambience.
  3. FG

    FlyGuy58

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good food - Great Service!!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There weren’t many people in the restaurant and I only saw one server, ours. Our server was attentive, warm, friendly and accommodating. the food, atmosphere, ambience, quality, were all excellent. our food came out hot, our drinks were made by special request (off menu) and everything was delicious! It was the first date night my husband and I have had in a long time and it was truly peaceful and enjoyable! We loved the quiet atmosphere, and the ability to have a conversation without competing with tvs or excessively loud music. Everything was how it should be!!
  5. SG

    StevenG

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious food, great service and a wonderful time. Many thanks to Chef Sergio and his staff!
  6. TR

    TRichC

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Mezzanotte is our favorite restaurant in Wilmington! They always provide great food and excellent service. My wife and I have had almost every item on the menu and all were great! Will return frequently.
  7. J

    Jeffrey

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Francesca was very attentive, professional, and efficient. The food was marvelous and the deserts were to die for. Highly recommend.
  8. j

    jellybean

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience. Food is comforting and delicious. Service is impeccable.
  9. P

    Phil302

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic Food and Service. Worth the trip into Wilmington by itself.
  10. l

    lobsterlover

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Decor is nice and greeted warmly. Unfortunately, food was fair to poor. Bread was served at the table and that was stale. Limited menu and my wife chose an appetizer for her entre. Rather than serving this with our meal it was brought out first. Asked for some clean side dishes and it required asking two people before we were able to a response. Service was uneven, even though there were very few patrons, and the food was just ok. We were only visiting the area and if we had lived there, this would have been one and done.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service! We will definitely dine there again.
  12. KC

    KenC

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great Pasta put it up against any local
  13. AS

    AlexS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very clean, private and the food was amazing. Would definitely recommend this place as a top tier Italian restaurant.
  14. KC

    KipnCandi

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and value. My daughter said it was the best meatball she had ever eaten.
  15. CG

    CanadianGuy

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Huge portions and delicious cocktails!
  16. H

    Herm

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We dined on Saturday night prior to going to the theater. It was a 6 o’clock reservation and the restaurant was relatively empty. Food was good service was good prices were fair and it was extremely quiet. We enjoyed dinner at our server Dawn made it a wonderful experience
  17. l

    luv2dine

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful drinks and meal. We had a time limit because we were going to see a play. We were not rushed at all and had a relaxing dinner. Love this restaurant
  18. S

    Stephen

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This was our 1st time and the food was outstanding. The staff was very friendly. Overall we were impressed and will return
  19. MI

    MariaI

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had show tickets at the DuPont Playhouse…. We had dinner and coffee and we’re out in time for the show. I would recommend 2hours for apps to dessert.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service!
  21. JB

    JoanB

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, and the ambiance quiet and comfortable.
  22. c

    cbh328

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were unable to eat our entrees because they took so long coming out if the kitchen. One of our party who didn’t order an appetizer ate nothing at all. Not enough waitstaff for the number of patrons.
  23. DG

    DouglasG

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience dining at Cafe Mezzanotte. The food was fabulous , the service and value was excellent. We will return.
  24. s

    sandm

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pizza 🍕 around only at the bar. Chris the bartender makes perfect cocktails and martini 🍸
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service
  26. JW

    JosephW

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Why this restaurant is not always crowded, is a mystery to me. The service is first rate and the food is fantastic. They have a great menu with everything from spaghetti and meatballs, to a grilled, bone-in veal chop. The wine list is limited but more than adequate for most tastes.
  27. q

    quincy57

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a lovely meal here this past Saturday night. We shared Caesar Salad, a fantastic pasta entree and chicken parmesan. The bread with the bruscetta topping was out of this world. The service was polite and wonderful. We all should be supporting good restaurants who have been affected by Covid and we should help support this establishment who is an excellent example of a well run place.
  28. B

    Buffalo29

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined early at 5:30 pm. The hostess doubled as our waiter. She had personal knowledge of each item on the menu. The chef came out and interacted with all the early diners. The dinner and service were exceptional.
  29. S

    Suz10

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very good all around. worth the trip from philadelphia
  30. RD

    RoeD

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time here. Server was nice but rather timid. Portions were quite large. Food was tasty but needed a bit more seasoning. (Salt and pepper were not on the table.) Parking was on street or in a lot, no valet and no validating. Had the tortellini and meatball chicken soup, which was delish. Also order the veal, which was tasty but a bit dry and under seasoned. Limited dessert menu, ordered tiramisu, it was very good.
  31. s

    sandm

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks. Chris is a professional mixologist
  32. K

    Kirk

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a delicious and wonderful experience!!
  33. s

    sandm

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chris the bartender makes awesome drinks. Pizza at bar only was very good also. Nice for happy hour and small bites at bar . special note on espresso martini if your thing . Friend had fettuccine with bolenez sauce and liked.
  34. MW

    MichaelW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service from the bartender to the servers was on point. Food was delicious. Thank you for a great meal.
  35. K

    Kirk

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Mezzanotte is always consistently excellent. Sergio does a superb job of creating authentic Italian food. It's the best I've had outside of Italy. Cam't go wrong with Carbonara, Sea Bass, or the Veal Chop!! We are so lucky to have this restaurant in Wilmington.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We went for Valentine’s Day. Didn’t realize it was a limited menu. Overall we had an amazing meal. Wasn’t very busy
  37. I

    Irish

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service, amazing food. An incredible experience.
  38. L

    Lawyersx2

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Visited Mezzanote for an early pre-symphony dinner. No convenient or valet parking available that evening (it is, afterall, downtown Wilmington). Eventhough a relatively pleasant Friday evening in mid-February, the restaurant was obviously operating short-handed. Still, the server (who also doubled as the hostess) was efficient and pleasant. Service was somewhat slow but not painfully so. Several attractive private rooms are available, but none were in use that evening. Food presentation, taste and portion size was quite good; in-line with Mezzanote's branding as a cafe. Drinks on offer included some unique options; my date thoroughly enjoyed her "American Pie" cocktail. Value was excellent. I liked this restaurant better than it's arguably more popular neighbor across the street. We will return.
  39. SM

    StarMom04

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We want to try this place due to positive reviews. However, our experience was less positive. We had a reservation 7pm on February 11th. At 7:38, we were still waiting for water and bread. You would think it was because the restaurant was empty. Don't believe me; here's proof. We were the only ones there. We had to get the waitress attention to refill water and get drinks. To make matters worse, when the apps and entrée were served, it was barely warm. Despite the horrible experience and bland food, we gave Francesca a 20% tip. I normally don't leave bad reviews and decided to wait for a few days to write it. Honestly, this was by far the absolute worst dining experienced we ever had. We may not be the right color for your establishment, but our cash is still green. No, I'm m not looking for a free meal or apology. We will never be back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and superior food.

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 435 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 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cafe Mezzanotte

11th at Tatnall Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Additional information

  • Cross street

    11th at Tatnall Street ,Wilmington, DE 19801

  • Neighborhood

    Wilmington

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Sat 1:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 3:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Modern Tuscan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Feel free to park at any one of the several public lots, or if your visit with us will be short you can make use of the street parking at metered spots (free after 6pm). Unfortunately we no longer validate parking for any area garages.

  • Public transit

    Dart Bus stops right in front of the restaurant. There is also a taxi stop at the hotel dupont which is only a block away.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sergio Pellegrino

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (302) 658-7050

  • Catering

    We do offer off-site catering to offices in the area. Call for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a 2 private dining room"Milano" that can seat up to 25 guests or "Roma" can seat up 12 people. For larger parties we may be able to close off an area of the restaurant. We also have a large screen & a projector if needed for your presentation. Contact us for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Sergio Pellegrino: (302) 658-7050

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