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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

Special Occasion (231)
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Romantic (153)
Great for Lunch (132)
Neighborhood Gem (112)
Notable Wine List (78)
Great for Outdoor Dining (78)
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)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Casual (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Worth the Drive (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Austin)·Dined 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.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 13, 2017

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

Thanks.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 8, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Naples)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Authentic, Bar Seating, Vegan, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, People Watching
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Amazing food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2016

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Des Moines)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Once again the food, wine selection, the service, and the atmosphere was outstanding. I can always count on a wonderful experience here. I like that I can choose from friendly conversations in the bar area to quiet, beautiful atmosphere in the dining room. Thanks again everyone for a great evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, People Watching, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Date night with my BF was lovely thanks to Cafe Mezzanotte. Lovely atmosphere, food and service right in the heart of Wilmington.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2016

very good menu selections and service was excellent: prompt, cordial, good suggestions

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2016

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner before a show. It was quiet, and there wasn't much ambiance. But the service was friendly, the food was decent and they were sensitive to making sure we didn't miss our show. The place was not that busy on a Friday night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Excellent food and very quiet for dining. The price was a very good value. We were from out of town and I passed on to my friends who live in the area that they would enjoy this restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Service was great, enjoyed the food, and we were made to feel like we were the only ones there!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Was here about a year ago, & the waitress remembered us & we knew her right away

Nice place..good food..even the chef came out & was very friendly

We had a seafood dish ..very tasty..shrimp & scallops delicious..

For desert, my friend had a lemon cake

It is relaxing & nice to be out of center city Philly, especially w/little pop up
protests all over...nice to be in a quiet zone.

..I think the red sauce, & rigatonni was as good as any I have had in So. Philly

We'll be back sooner than a year.,

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

We were recommended by a friend. It was our first time there, but it won't be our last. Had a wonderful quiet, relaxing and delicious meal. The service was friendly, professional and attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2016

We went before a show and the waitress first asked if we needed to be out for the show, which we thought was a good sign. However, service seemed confused, slow and inattentive. We had to flag down someone for water refills and they brought both food and drinks for portions of the table without any mention of when the others would get theirs. It was not very crowded and I guess now we know why it was so easy to get a reservation. We won't be going back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2016

We had a party of three and seated immediately with menus. Very long time for waitress and had to ask for wine list when she came to take our order. Long time to get drinks and bread. Even longer to get our soup. Ordered from appetizer menu for main dish. We were going to a show nearby and had allowed plenty of time to sit and relax. Had to ask the waitress for our food and the check it got so late. Soups were good. Scallops very good. Special sausage from menu was very dry and tasteless. Many other patrons were complaining about service., one loudly. Those that ordered a complete meal may have been late for show I am sure. We just made the showtime and a couple were just served their entre when we were leaving. Actually the show ended up starting late. Probably waiting for the patrons of this restaurant! Very stressful experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2016

This restaurant has a great location and lots of potential. The hostess was terrific and the waitress solicitous. The food and service do not justify the cost however. Even though the restaurant was half empty, the kitchen couldn't get our dinner out evenly or in a timely manner. The food was good, not great and quantities were sufficient. It was dinner, but not extraordinary.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2016

This restaurant is very accommodating. I wanted the Chilean Sea Bass, but the preparation seemed to be a bit on the bland side, so we asked the chef to kick it up a little. Well, it was so spicy that I could not eat it. It was also a little overdone. My husband had the special, a beef ravioli that was very good, and my sister got the filet which was outstanding. I will not order the bass again, but we will go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2016

This lovely place is friendly and has personality. The food is outstanding. Customers and staff will provide you recommendations of their favorite menu selections. The dining area is elegant and the bar area is filled with interesting conversations. Ask the bartender to suggest a wine or a special drink.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 1, 2016

Terrific menu and the chef is willing to accommodate the customer's tastes. Try the branzino and Chilean sea bass. Excellent value and on nicer days try the outdoor seating area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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