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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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4.1

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4.2

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3.9

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4.0

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85% would recommend it to a friend

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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)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2013

4 of us girls enjoyed ourselves, having very good dinner. Food was tasty, service attentive. Next time I will insist on having the table far from the bar because people there were very loud. Overall this is a good place to stop by before your play.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2013

Nicely appointed dining area with table setting with eye appeal. Had salad, and pasta dish and a tartufo for dessert. Everything was tasty, service good. Great recommendation from the Wilmington Courtyard which is a three minute walk to Mezzanotte.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2013

This was our 2nd visit to Cafe Mezzanotte. On our 1st visit the place was very quiet with only 2 other tables occupied. This time we were the only 2 in the restaurant during the dinner hour on a Saturday night! Wierd. The salads we had were served promptly and were crisp and good although sparce - just greens and cheese. I ordered a seafood "special" that included grilled salmon, scallops & shrimp & my husband ordered Fettucini Bolognese. Entrees took a LONG time to come out - with only two people to serve, how could they be slow in the kitchen?? My fish was so over cooked I could not eat it. Our waiter had found other things to do (football game?) reappearing when my husband had finished to ask if the meals were good. Too late!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 2, 2013

Four of my friends and I eat at your restaurant every time we go to the DuPont Theatre for a Wednesday matinee. We find the food fresh and delicious and the service friendly and fast. The new specials are excellent...almost too much food for women who cannot take a "doggie" bag home. We love your wine list and enjoy a bottle of that as well. We will continue to come to your restaurant as long as all of the above continues....which I hope is forever. Thanks for a great dining experience.
Sharon

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2013

Overall, our experience was good. The restaurant needs to update their decor, very old and somewhat dark. The food for the most part was good. We enjoyed the calarmari for appetizer and salads were good. Stuffed flounder was very good, though I had the gnocchi which was tough and chewy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 5, 2013

loved the place..will definately be back

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 26, 2013

The food was very good, and the owner/chef came out to say hello. My caprese salad and pasta dish special were surprisingly good (and I just returned from a week in Italy eating at Mobile-rated restaurants), as was my wife's sea bass. She thought the tartufo was the best that she had ever had. While the food was very good, there was only one or two other tables in the restaurant on a Saturday night, and the servers were a little creepy. The ambiance was non-existent, and so the overall experience would not bring us back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 25, 2013

We've been here twice and plan to return again. The food was great and our server extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They have a very nice wine list and can help you choose an appropriate wine if you don't recognize all in their offering.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2013

Good spot for a quiet business discussion at one of the back tables. Wait staff not intrusive but attentive.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 20, 2013

We had a full and heavy lunch during an off-time, weekday. No reservation needed. Service was fast, wait staff attentive, conversational, food was hot and wonderful, deserts to die for, clean place, quiet, view of the plaza, overall 5 star rating.
Recommend to others. We will return.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 24, 2013

Branzino outstanding ,thank you Chef Sergio.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2013

My most recent experience at Café Mezzanotte was for Mothers Day Lunch. I found the food, wine selection and service exquisite. The ambience of the atmosphere is most certainly one of a kind. Our children were with us (ages 10-14) and they too, thoroughly enjoyed the menu selection and the complementing amenities the restaurant offers. Its perfect for a special occasion, romantic dinner, celebratory dinners, brunch or happy hour with friends or co-workers that appreciate a fantastic selection. Although there were young children in attendance with other families, I would not recommend bringing very young children. The restaurant is most welcoming, but out of courtesy for other patrons, I would only bring older children.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 11, 2013

"We always enjoy our dinners at Cafe Mezzanotte. The food is excellent."

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 3, 2013

Menu includes a nice selection of heartier and lighter fare to suit a broad range of tastes. All plates tasted so far have an excellent blend of flavors; particularly recommnd the antipasto dish. Very attentive yet unobtrusive service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 27, 2013

Wow. Hard to believe this place wanted to be on Restauarant Week. To promote what?

Saturday night - nearly empty. Two waiters for six tables of patrons and they can't keep up with the service. Be prepared to wait.

Food is very 1985. Heavy. Laden with sauce. Overcooked.

All above not to be topped by dessert. Marscapone cream (aka cannoli filling) in a glass. Tasted liked dried out school glue, but with the glue, you'd already have low expectations.

Lowest possible rating. Zero stars, if that is possible.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 27, 2013

My wife and I went on the last day (Sat) of restaurant week. They were out of the Italian Cream Puff desert, but my wife enjoyed her 3 course meal anyway. Wish the restaurant had more folks on the weekend, but all in all it was a great meal at a good restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 19, 2013

Next to the Delaware Opera House. That is about all that was "special" about this place. Service was nice but the food was EH! They bring you out bruschetta in the beginning - however the bread - not toasted!?! It was convient for where we needed to be otherwise would not eat there.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2013

We were disappointed that they weren't offering a price fix dinner, which they formerly did on Theatre show nights, and the food was not was a little disappointing also.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 6, 2013

Located in downtown Wilmington, DE, this restaurant is very convenient to the DuPont Theatre where Broadway production performances come throughout the year. This was our first time dining at this restaurant, and we were very surprised that they had very few customers (we had an early dinner reservation prior to going to the play, but the restaurant never did become anywhere near full by the time we left). All four of us had a different entree, and we all thought the food was delicious. Each course was presented attractively on the plates. It was obvious that our waiter was probably new (and seemed flustered at times), but the service was still very good and efficient. We definitely will return to dine here in the future.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 4, 2013

We often eat at Cafe Mezzanotte when we have show tickets to the DuPont Theater. We have never been disappointed in the food or service. Every dish was a masterpiece - to the eyes and the palate. Not only was the food delicious, the portions were large enough to take half home!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 3, 2013

Very good food at a fair price. Friendly and attentive servers.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 4, 2013

Overcooked seafood and risotto...perhaps there are better dishes, but I will never know.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 1, 2013

Overall we had a good experience. Several things kept it from being exceptional. The music was completely wrong for the atmosphere. The server was ok but not very upbeat, almost too serious. The food took way too long to come out with just 3 other tables occupied ?? The salmon was dry and the crab imperial topping was more like a deviled crab mixture vs. an imperial. The crab tortellinis were excellent along with a great sauce. The bread and oil dipping sauce was also above par. Again like the music another mixed message was the hostess. Although very polite and cordial she was wearing very casual atire for what seemed like an upscale atmosphere. Until these issues are addressed the restaurant dosen't seem to know what it wants to be.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2013

Modestly priced and uninspired - both the decor and the food. Value was delivered through a 15% AAA discount and validated parking (free). A change from Deep Blue (across the street) for before theater dinner, but won't likely go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2013

Grilled Seabass-seafood Absolutley tremendous dining experience

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2012

Branzino & Lamb chop Outstanding.
Many thanks Chef Sergio.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2012

Limited food selections. I am lactose intolerant, hard to find something without cheese. Also, don't eat pork. If you like cheese or items with bacon you will love this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2012

We did not plan our time properly in order to arrive at the theater on time, so they were rushed. In spite of that the service was good and the food was excellent. We will visit there again, but with careful planning. God bless. ab

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2012

We did not have a great experience. Food was not all brought out at the same time; some requests were overlooked (Rigatoni bolognese instead of fettucini bolognese was requested and waiter said it was possible...ended up with fettucini bolognese with no explanation and did not want to send back because I would be delayed in eating.) Had to ask for refills on bread and water. Two orders of seafood risotto were a plateful of risotto with a few pieces of seafood.
Have no desire to go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2012

WOW was that a disappointment! good thing they had Bonnie ( the bartender ) to save the night! The place had a total of 4 tables being waited on & 2 servers that could not handle one table let alone 2 for each of them, We made friends with the bartender Bonnie from the time we came in and she took the initiative when she saw that the servers couldn't get their act together & took us on as our server. Although food was very nice, knowing that service on a slow night was not manageable for them would keep me away.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2012

Best Italian Restaurant
Thank you

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2012

Excellent wine selection. Filet was tough (expected it to be much more tender as it was a filet), but tasty.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 10, 2012

Very noisy party at the bar when we entered but they left after 45 minutes or so -- otherwise really superb.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2012

Another outstanding dinner to Cafe Mezzanotte, Chef Sergio #1

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 28, 2012

Food was great. Wine was ridiculosly overpriced. 500% mark-up is a bit high for my bottle!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 24, 2012

Excellent food, well prepared, exceptionally presented and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Naples)·Dined on July 6, 2012

We were looking for a quick lunch downtown as our day was busy. We walk into Café Mezzanotte with the intent of grabbing a quick high quality lunch. While the food did not let us down the service did. Food preparation and presentation were much to our liking. The weather outside was delightful and the outside café added to the ambience. However, our service was slow even though we indicated that we needed to move along. Not a dealbreaker, but point to consider for future lunches.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 1, 2012

Perfect for a dinner before theater event. Our waiter was very helpful and conscoius of our time commitment.

Veal ravioli was the best I've ever had!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 18, 2012

Here is where I got reengaged to my ex after 25yrs of seperation.Unfortuantly the restaurant was empty b/c of the day of the week(very slow)& not too far from closing but the host & waitress made it very special anyway! Big kudos to them!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 13, 2012

What a great surprise! Fantastic food, great service!

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