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Cafe Mezzanotte, Wilmington, DE
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Cafe Mezzanotte

4.5
4.5
427 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 1 time today

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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 427 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  • Delaware

    Best Food

  • Delaware

    Fit for Foodies

  • Delaware

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  1. P

    Phil302

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    lobsterlover

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 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.
  3. 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.
  4. KC

    KenC

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great Pasta put it up against any local
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. CG

    CanadianGuy

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Huge portions and delicious cocktails!
  8. H

    Herm

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 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
  9. 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
  10. S

    Stephen

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 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
  11. MI

    MariaI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. s

    sandm

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service
  18. JW

    JosephW

    Philadelphia

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 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.
  19. q

    quincy57

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 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.
  20. B

    Buffalo29

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 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.
  21. S

    Suz10

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very good all around. worth the trip from philadelphia
  22. 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.
  23. s

    sandm

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

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

    Kirk

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a delicious and wonderful experience!!
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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
  29. I

    Irish

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service, amazing food. An incredible experience.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and superior food.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    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
  34. AK

    AmyK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  35. MT

    MichaelT

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    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.
  36. CR

    CarolR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious - above and beyond other Italian restaurants in the area.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  38. RR

    RonandRobiG

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary at Cafe Mezzanotte! The food and service were great!
  39. j

    johnnieb

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was just perfect. Our server, Dawn, was attentive and helpful. The food was outstanding as well.
  40. JT

    JohnT

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal, service and a wonderful place to conduct a business meeting.

FAQs

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

Cafe Mezzanotte is rated 4.5 stars by 427 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 1 time 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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