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Cafe Mezzanotte

232 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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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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We do offer off-site catering to offices in the area. Call for more information.
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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, 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
What 232 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DrewCLT (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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.

ValerieM (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 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.

vipMPV1 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on October 23, 2017

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

vipcopson (Philadelphia)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 13, 2017

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


Eileen (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on April 8, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.

vipAngel (Philadelphia)
4.0  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

Gail (Naples)
4.0  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.

vipThegrand (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.

marathon4 (Philadelphia)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  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.

Gordo (Philadelphia)
4.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.

Manuel (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.