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About Cafe Mezzanotte

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.

11th at Tatnall Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Tatnall Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 658-7050

Website:
http://www.cafemezzanotte.net/

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

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.

Executive Chef:
Sergio Pellegrino

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.

Private Party Contact:
Sergio Pellegrino: (877) 664-2420

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please call or check our website for wine, beer, and food tastings.

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Cafe Mezzanotte Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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3.9

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85% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (112)
Notable Wine List (78)
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Late-night Find (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Great for Brunch (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Business Meals (13)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Scenic View (11)
Cozy (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Authentic (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 26, 2016

Outstanding in every way!!!

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on February 5, 2016

Today was cold, windy & after a trip to De. Café Mezz . was a joy for lunch!

Soup was a perfect starter.

Had a shrimp & salmon dish w/pasta in olive oil & garlic
light flavor & the salmon was the best I have had in quite awhile.

Warm bread & tiramisu rounded out a perfect meal
My partner agreed, lunch was quite good.

Surprised to see Hotel Dupont less than a block away

We'll be back in warm weather,

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2016

One of our favorite places. I had the filet mignon special, and it was delicious! Also, Leslie is one of the best mixologists around. Always finding something new and delicious to start with, then a delicious wine to pair with your food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2016

This place was great for a business lunch. Very quiet and great service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 2, 2016

incredible Branzino served with sauteed spinach with lemon herbs sauce,one the best italian restaurant east coast.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2015

Grilled Seabass-seafood Absolutley tremendous dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2015

We had a 6 pm reservation before an 8 pm show at the Grand. When they sat us, we were still waiting for 2 people. After 10 minutes, we asked for menus and the waitress told us that they were short on them so she was waiting for our entire party to get there. When we were all seated, she took our order, but we had to ask for a drink list. She said they were short on them as well. When the bread came, there were precisely 5 pieces, just enough for each of us with a tomato chutney. When we asked for more, she brought back just bread, no tomato chutney. When we asked for some, she said they were short on it. She never came back around to check if we needed anything or to refill our water glasses. But as soon as we were done our main course, she told us that she couldn't believe we had all eaten everything on our plates. Not everyone finishes, she said!
The food was very good and I would definitely go back again as long as I was assured of not having this waitress again!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 14, 2015

The food was well prepared with many choices. I enjoyed the chicken special. Decor is inviting. The background music was distracting because it wasn't appropriate for dining but glad I went here before concert at the Grand. Bonus it was close to my hotel, Hotel DuPont.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2015

We had an excellent dinner. I had the duck breast and my wife had the Mahi Mahi special. Very good service, and the atmosphere was very welcoming. The food was outstanding and we will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2015

Awful tasteless, poor quality overpriced food. How this place stays in business is the real story. Huge restaurant with 3 tables full on a Saturday night. Wait for food was rediculously long .

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2015

The food was great. The bartender, Leslie, answered the phone when I call. I explained I was having a hard time finding the place. She came outside around the block and found me! I couldn't believe it. The place was great... as a single woman eating alone and traveling through Delaware I really appreciate the kindness... and did I mention the food was fabulous.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 31, 2015

While the restaurant is beautiful, I enjoy sitting in the bar area when I dine alone. Everyone is so fun and friendly. There are many regulars who will let you know their favorite menu items. I like the fettuccine Bolognese. The staff is wonderful and knowledgeable. Feel free to ask for wine and suggestions. You won't go wrong with anything you choose.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 15, 2015

We have come back here for lunch when in the city for a weekday matinee. Always excellent with a diverse lunch menu, generous glasses of wine, a good service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 4, 2015

First time visiting. Not a big selection on the menu for Seafood/fish allergies. This restaurant does not have a section of sides with the meal. They bring you unsalted fried potatoes and green beans. Just very weird. The restaurant was pretty empty too for a Saturday night.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 4, 2015

Maybe it was because it was the night before Easter, but......my family of 4 and only 1 other couple were the only 2 tables in the entire restaurant.
Food was good, I had eaten there once before in 2013 and remember it being much better. We got the chicken quesadilla for an appetizer & that was very good, calamari was a little chewy & could have been served hotter. Two steaks & 2 pasta dishes - could have had a little more flavor.
Service was rather slow as there were only 2 tables of diners.
I would still recommend this restaurant, I just believe they were not up to par

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2015

Cafe Mezzanotte is a special place. It has a very friendly atmosphere, amazing food, and a beautiful dining area. The happy hour offers much more than the typical "white" or "red" house wine choices. I enjoy the beautiful presentation of the food and chef/owner Sergio's visit with guests to make sure everything is just right

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 24, 2015

I have had several meals at this restaurant and they have all been prepared very well and served by friendly, helpful waiters and waitresses. It is a great place in the heart of town and you can actually hear your conversations because the noise level is low. Nicely decorated and very accommodating to suit your tastes. The kitchen was able to make changes for diet needs or gluten allergies.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 20, 2015

Mezzanotte's menu is small, but varied and the food is scrumptious. Sauces are almost as good as Grandma's. Very pleasant and helpful staff. It's a rare gem in downtown Wilmington.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2015

This was a very pleasant dining experience. The flounder is superb there. All of the courses (appetizer, entree, and dessert) were well-prepared and quite tasty. There was also a good selection of wines to choose from.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2014

We always dine here before performances at the Grand. It is an easy walk to parking and to Market street. It isn't crowded or rushed. We've been going there for years.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2014

This was our 1st time to the Mezzanotte, and i was not impressed. The service was excellent, though the food was just ok. Food in many chain restaurants is as good or better.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2014

We were staying at the DuPont up the street and wanted to find a .place within walking distance.CFe Mezzanote sounded good. The service was very pleasant and prompt. Two of us had Fruitte de Mare. Coming from New England this dish always has fresh fish. The mussels were a bit tough, very small shrimp an d.scollops and a .very large wide pasta. Just fair. Ravi oli was apparently good as was the pasta bolo geese. I would still go again. I

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2014

Closed up restaurant before we left at 9:00 on Saturday

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 6, 2014

Although it's 1 1/2 hour drive, I'll come back often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 14, 2014

I have been here many times and I always order the same dish. It was off. Had no taste.
Again I frequent the cafe and today I hope was an off day.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 9, 2014

My friend and I both enjoyed our lunch combo specials. For $9 each, we both received 2 course meals. The food was tasty and the portion sizes decent. The service was friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 20, 2014

My husband has a very discerning palate and we hardly ever eat out because he "could make it better at home", but this meal he called his first perfect meal at a restaurant--his highest praise.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Great service & scrumptious food! You've got a customer in me! Thanks for the experience!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2014

A few months prior to our tip to this restaurant, we visited another restaurant owned by the same owner and was very displeased with the extreme amount of time it took us to receive our food. However, we decided to give Mezzanote a chance for Valentine's Day since it has been around for a while... again, we weren't impressed. We waited a long time for the server to greet us and each course took a long time to get to us (but this was all tables I noticed, not just us)- in total it took us 2 and a half hours for dinner. The food was good but not enough for me to return; I like prompt service and this just didn't hit the mark for me.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2014

the food was not bad, but was mediocre at best. the Anti-pasta was really good but the calamari was ok but a serving for one. I had the balsamic chicken and the vinegar overwhelmed the dish. two in our party had the sea bass and would not order it again in the future. the Veal Ravioli was good according to one person who got that dish. bottom line was 5 people, so-so food and almost $300 bill leave a less than favorable impression. probably won't go back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 4, 2014

Friendly service with some great deals and very flavorful dishes. We have always enjoyed our meals at Mezzanote and highly recommend the restaurant. Try their Branzino fish dish whenever available.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2014

We picked one of the coldest nights of the year to stray from our usual pre-concert dinner at the Hotel DuPont and walk down the street to Café Mezzanotte. Good idea. We had a delicious dinner, highlighted by a silky sea bass entrée. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2014

It was quiet because we had a 5 pm reservation and the restaurant opened at 5 so we were the only patrons for the first 30 minutes. The restaurant was cold inside, otherwise the atmosphere was fine. The salmon was dry and had no flavor. The crabcake was ok except it fell apart and was difficult to pick up with a fork. There were no vegetables, just a bed of arugula and I already had a spinach salad and wasn't interested in more greens. My husband's serving of tiramisu was broken in half. The waitress said "The first piece is the hardest to get out." Then the first piece or any broken piece shouldn't be served.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2014

We visited the restaurant for the first time before a show at The Grand.
It was fabulous!!!!! We are planning on a return visit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2013

My lunch was very good and an excellent value. For $9, my soup and pasta was a lot of well seasoned food. My dining partner's soup and salad with salmon was also a large portion. Both of us said that we enjoyed our meals.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2013

A good menu with wonderful daily specials. All four meals we ordered were wonderful, especially the seafood. The Sea Bass was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 20, 2013

ONE WORD FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2013

A fine place to dine with a homey vibrant feel! Would recommend to anyone willing to have a good time!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2013

I had the lunch special-half panini with salad. It was very good but the salad was very small- about 4 bites. I would have liked a little more. My mother had the chicken parm. Delicious! But the chicken was tough. Shouldn't have to saw through a chicken cutlet with a steak knife. I have eaten here a few times before and the same problem persists. The service is Very Slow. I thought lunch service would be faster. If you are trying to attract people who are on their lunch hour, you won't. Takes too long.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2013

Once a year, myself, my daughter and my niece visit the DuPont Theatre for a play and we always ( past 7 years) book a
reservation for lunch and then do the Wednesday matinee at the theatre. Look forward to it each time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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