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Cafe Mezzanotte

4.8
404 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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We were greeted and seated promptly. There was one waitress covering the guests at this time. I am not someone who gets angry about short staffing. This is an unfortunate time in the world so I am incredibly understanding. It took a long time for us to get our cocktails, however the ones we did get were very tasty. It is unclear whether she was the only server all night or maybe they made cuts a little too early. It was clear she had a lot going on.

They serve bruschetta with their bread which was piping hot and so delicious! Nice touch with the bruschetta. The appetizers came out quickly we had the Arancini and mussels. They were delicious but weren’t served quite as hot as I would like them but the flavors were all there. They were not cold I would’ve sent them back if they were cold but may have been sitting for a bit and cooled down.

Entrees I got lobster ravioli and my mom got gnocchi. Again both delicious but not quite as hot. These actually took quite a bit after we were finished with appetizers. The lobster filling was plentiful and definitely had enough lobster to cheese ratio. The sauce was a little too sweet but overall a very good dish. The gnocchi were awesome too.


We had requested a dessert menu that never came unfortunately. we were hoping to have some dessert with our coffee but ended up cutting our loses as the waitress seemed very busy and we were just about finished with the coffees anyway.


Overall I think if another server was on maybe they should wait to make cuts a little later on the weekends for the people who like to dine a little later, and if there was never another server it would be nice if a manager or something was helping the server out to ensure everyone had what they needed. I still tipped well and would never blame her, it was not her fault! She was super nice and always checked on us when she could!

Will try again

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AmyK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fantastic staff and service. Every time it's delicious. I leave already planning my next visit.

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vipMichaelT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Restaurant was nearly empty - believe only 3 other tables. Nonetheless it took forever to get our initial cocktail order - in fact appetizers arrived before drinks. Italian specialty restaurant but the Pasta e Fagioli soup was mushy - awful.

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CarolR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious - above and beyond other Italian restaurants in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love authentic real fresh food. Cafe Mezzanotte brings home the flavor of Italy and the enjoyment of a truly great surrounding. When Sergio Pellagrino cooks it is with love. I am extremely picky when it comes to fine dining. The food here is heart warming, festive, fresh and Oh so delicious. If your looking to impress clients or personal friends etc, come here you wont be disappointed. As a seasoned traveled veteran I can tase Italy in his food. This place is a Gold Mine.

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RonandRobiG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary at Cafe Mezzanotte! The food and service were great!

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vipjohnnieb
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just perfect. Our server, Dawn, was attentive and helpful. The food was outstanding as well.

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JohnT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal, service and a wonderful place to conduct a business meeting.

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vipElizabethB
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, service outstanding looking forward to come back!!

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vipJimmaz
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad meal at Mezzanote. I had lunch with a business associate and we both enjoyed our meal. The lunch options are very reasonably priced and served hot. Highly recommended.

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NancyD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. The food was superb. We look forward to coming back many times.

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JJack
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful
Drinks
Salad
Bolonese
Pork chop
Cannoli
All suberb

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vipFrankB
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining here Celebrated my daughter’s birthday. Everything was excellent. Food was great and service was better. Francesca was a very attentive server and kept checking in to see if we were okay. My salmon with crabmeat is the best I’ve ever had. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and service was wonderful!

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MichaelL
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Very safe for covid.

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vipKellyB
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing - pastas are handmade in house and recipes follow true Italian cuisine as opposed to Americanized Italian! :) Booked a second reservation as we left!

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vipOpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
30 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service A+ Dawn was excellent!
The food was amazing!!
Phenomenal experience, thank you!

We will return next visit to Wilmington!

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PatT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous find! Wonderful food with large servings. Pleasantly pleased with atmosphere and location of restaurant. Went in to check it out for a rehearsal dinner, and ended up making a reservation for dinner. Delicious!

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craigh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, good food and service. Will eat here again.

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Jeffrey
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for a date or a quiet elegant place to dine. Food was superb and staff was exceptional. I highly recommend.

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Jeffrey
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior experience. Exceptional food and service.

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ChristineK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive and helpful with recommendations. The food was excellent.

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vipKirk
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a great spot. Very authentic and delicious Italian cuisine. Sergio is an exceptional chef. Carbonara is the best I've had outside of Italy!

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vipZimR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful place to stop for a quick lunch in Wilmington!

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stuarts
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the crab stuffed salmon and it was very good. Served with asparagus and sliced up potato. Caesar salad was ok. I prefer a spicier Caesar dressing, but ingredients seemed fresh.

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vipReba99
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
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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vipbellis
New York Area
5 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
17 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
40 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
52 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot. Always delicious and excellent!

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Alanvw
Seattle
6 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
22 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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vipPaulL
Washington DC
22 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
5 reviews
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
31 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
63 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.

FAQs

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

Cafe Mezzanotte is rated 4.8 stars by 404 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.