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Cafe Mezzanotte

4.6
241 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Since our opening in June of 2003, Cafe Mezzanotte has built a reputation as Delaware's premier spot to enjoy classically prepared Pan-Mediterranean cuisine. We offer a intimate atmosphere with servers who attend to each diner with exceptional care. We are located in Center City Wilmington. Whether you are looking for a romantic evening for two, or hosting a large corporate gathering, all of us at Cafe Mezzanotte will cater to your needs.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10.00pm
Saturday: 1pm-10pm
Happy Hour M-F 4-7pm
Sunday Closed
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Phone number
(302) 658-7050
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Sergio Pellegrino
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Private party facilities
We have a private dining room that can seat up to 20 guests. 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.
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Private party contact
Sergio Pellegrino: (877) 664-2420
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Catering
We do offer off-site catering to offices in the area. Call for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tatnall Street
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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.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Please call or check our website for wine, beer, and food tastings.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 241 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
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4.5
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent food. Waitress was a doll and ambiance was perfect!!!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fantastic place! The food was awesome, portions were large. Service was great! Will definitely be going there next time I’m back in town!!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I took my husband here for his birthday. We have frequented many great restaurants in the Wilmington, DE area but never this one. I totally regret never going to this restaurant. The food and service were both excellent. My husband loved it. We will go back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Cannot say enough good things about this place. We have been eating here for over 13 years and it seems actually be getting better. Great cocktails, an impressive wine list, a passionate owner chef, and amazing food. Go now!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The desserts were the best part of the meal! The tiramisu, amaretto cake, and cannoli are all homemade and delicious.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was very good, and the service was very attentive. Highly recommend for a quiet evening out.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Outstanding dining experience

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We dined here since it opened - before and after the renovation. The food is some of the best Italian outside of NYC and great the service is spot on! The house made pasta, sauces, seafood, breads - it's all so good!! Happy hour has some great offerings. We've made this place one of our go to spots for a great way to start the night.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food and experience was wonderful. The bread was extremely fresh as was the house-made fettuccine! Will definitely be back in the future.

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

the food was very good but our server didn't pay a lot of attention to us and we told him we needed to be at a show in 1-1/2 hours

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We have walked by this place many times on our way to TheatreN and finally decided to try it out. What a pleasant surprise...the food was delicious and creative, the service friendly and efficient. This place is a hidden gem. I don’t know why it isn’t more crowded. It deserves to be.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Service outstanding. Food was delicious. Generous but not overwhelming portions. Can’t say enough good things about the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Our food was delicious, our waitress was friendly, helpful (menu choices) and attentive. It wasn't very busy for a Saturday night - and we can't figure out why. Everything was really great. We'll be back for sure.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We had dinner here prior to going to a concert downtown. It was our first time to return since the dining room had been renovated. Really like the updated look. Franchesca, our server, took lovely care of us and we had a delightful evening. I definitely recommend Café Mezzanotte. We will return.

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4.0Dined on October 23, 2017

Great upgrades throughout the restaurant. Excellent service. Food is very good! Ambiance improved.

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4.0Dined on October 17, 2017

Café Mezzanotte is less than a block away from the Hotel DuPont so it's a convenient place to eat prior to a performance in the Gold Ballroom. Since we travel from out of town for the performances we are not regular diners at the restaurant, so imagine our surprise when our waiter remembered us from a previous visit. He was so cordial, and the food was so delicious, that we are already looking forward to the next concert.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2017

Best kept secret in Delaware. Sergio is as authentic as an Italian chef can be. I have been dining there for over 10 years and have never been disappointed. My son loves the place so much he wanted to have his 21st birthday dinner there.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2017

Food is always great, service is even better. Franchesca was excellent, attentive and courteous. Will definite go back again.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Tremendous meal with exceptional service at the bar and in the dining room.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Great place downtown. Nice interior and food was quite good. Really good antipasti and desserts

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2017

The staff was very accommodating of my family and our potentially weird requests. The food was delicious. I'm glad we went.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2017

Our first time here. Restaurant week was a perfect opportunity to give it a try. Good in many respects but not outstanding enough to bring us into the city after hours. Our server was superb and knowledgeable, as well as pleasant. Could use some updated decor inside.i

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2017

We went for restaurant week. We were able, and did, choose off the price fixe menu as well as the regular menu. Everyone was happy with their food. Swordfish prepared to perfection, best we've had in a long time. Two separate menu items (mixed grilled fish and grilled swordfish) actually came out identically. Not sure what that was about. We arrived at 6 pm, the place was not crowded but it was 86 on the tiramisu. Disappointing. We had one new waitress "shadowing" a more veteran waitress, and there was some confusion about the food options, wine orders, etc. I had to ask for a glass of wine 3 times before I got it... with dessert. Some glitches to work out. But, we'd come back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2017

We booked Cafe Mezzenote because we had theatre tickets to the The Grand Playhouse. It's only two blocks and an easy, refreshing after dinner walk to the venue. First, my wife loves a craft cocktail which few bartenders know how to make (Blood and Sand) but at Mezzenote not only did Chris know how to make it, quite honestly, it was the best version we every tasted. We spoke to him after dinner and he gave us his secret (this alone makes us want to go back and eat at the bar just to express our appreciation). Our starters were fantastic and main courses were great. I wanted a little more garlic and added some shrimp with no problem. The Eggplant Parm, my wife's favorite was spectacular. We had time for dessert because they were very conscious of our show time. Plenty of time to enjoy a cappuccino, dessert and a grappa. This is our main stop when we are in Wilmington and want great Italian cuisine.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Food good-fetuccine bolognese; scallop appetizer. Eggplant parm-not to my taste; ziti with marinara - tasty. Cappucinno-yum.
Menu could use an update or expansion.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Food & service were rather good although the portions of what we ordered were on the small side. Tax free dinning is a good thing too.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2017

Pre-theater dinner. Food was very good - service was very friendly but a little awkward (in a pleasant sort of way). I will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2017

Server Francesca was amazing and made great recommendations. Food was delivered fast and was plentiful and delicious. We were there pre-theatre and had sufficient time to even have dessert and cappuccino!
Sea bass - excellent. Crêpes were imaginative and delicious. Mushroom stuffed pasta thingys were a new favorite. All in all a gem in Wilmington- so surprised we hadn't been there before. Will definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2017

Outstanding food and service, as always. The food is freshly prepared with quality ingredients. The owner, Chef Sergio, greets and interacts with guests personally. The staff is friendly and welcoming. Hands down: one of my favorite restaurants in Wilmington, DE.

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2017

Eggplant parm was soggy. Pasta was cold and over cooked. I wasn't impressed with any of the food I tasted
Service was very nice

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Amazing food.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

I've been here twice and the food is amazing. The staff are so nice I remember their names.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Very good good. Found it odd that you didn't get any vegetables with the entree. Was told you didn't get them with the filet mignon????

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2017

Excellent food and service. Drinks are a bit pricy, especially for a half of a glass of a cosmopolitan.

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3.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Made reservations for dinner at 6 before a 8 o clock show at the theater. They had a theater menu that was nice. The service was a bit slow so no time for dessert. The food was average.

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2.0Dined on December 16, 2016

The pre-theater menu was very limited. Service was a bit slow. The food was adaquate, nothing special and nothing bad.It was December and they were still using their summer drink menu.

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2016

It is consistently good whenever I have been there before the Theatre.

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3.0Dined on November 26, 2016

This was our second time at this restaurant and we enjoy it there. there were only about 4 - 5 tables taken and the service was not the best, but the food is very good.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2016

Formal Italian dining which we were pleased was able to deal with us having allowed only about 75 minutes before the show. Nothing seemed rushed on a Saturday night, but we left without feeling that we had to run to the theatre. Food was great and our server was there when we needed him and didn't hover.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2016

This was our second visit and we will go back! Food was well prepared and wine was nice. We like the quiet atmosphere and good service!

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