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Ciro Food And Drink, Wilmington, DE

Ciro Food And Drink

4.6
4.6
343 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Two chefs preparing worldly cuisine featuring share plates and tasting menus. Ciro features an intimate dining experience with 30 seats, an open kitchen, plenty of wines by the glass and can accommodate dietary restrictions.

Michael DiBianca is a Culinary Institute of America graduate and New Jersey native who has been a local star in the Wilmington food/dining scene for more than a decade. This local treasure comes to the area from the former Restaurant 821 in Wilmington, where he was owner Tobias Lawry’s sous chef and then chef de cuisine. He went on the launch the renowned Moro restaurant and Satsuma Asian Kitchen & Bar in the Trolley Square area.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (302) 543-6071
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    South Asian/Indian
  • Executive chef
    Michael DiBianca
  • Catering
    Ciro can help with all your catering needs. Please contact us to make your next event the most delicious event ever!!!
  • Private party facilities
    Private events are welcome at Ciro. Please contact the restaurant to plan your next event!
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Cross street
    Harland Blvd.
  • Parking details
    On street parking or at PENN CINEMA (Madison St and Harlan Blvd) UBER and LYFT is recommended as well
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Thursday Burger Night

    $20.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Thursday Night Burger-Cheesesteak Menu BURGERS All Burgers are 8oz-with pickles House Burger…12- Bacon-cheddar-caramelized onions Big Bacon Burger…13- Pork belly-bacon-bacon onion jam-garlic mayo Black & Blue Burger…13- Wild mushrooms-gorgonzola CHEESESTEAK The Classic…12- Steak-onions-American Kennett Steak…13- Wild mushrooms-goat cheese Pizza Steak…13- Roasted tomato-burrata-pepperoni SIDES All $8- Truffle-Parmesan Fingerlings Mac & Cheese Ceaser Salad Roasted Onions & Mushrooms

What 343 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Delaware

    Best Service

  • Delaware

    Innovative

  • Delaware

    Healthy

  • Delaware

    Great for fine wines

343 Reviews
  1. Debbie

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have to been to Ciro several times. This time we did the Valentine's menu and wine pairings. The food was delicious and the wine pairings were perfect. I have never had a meal that I did not enjoy here.

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  2. RonD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This restaurant is closed and someone needs to remove their website so that they don’t waste their time going to the address.

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  3. PatrickM

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great dinner at Ciro. One of our favorite places. We always do the tasting and the chef never disappoints.

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  4. ErikP

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our go to restaurants for special events. The tasting menu options and wine pairings are fantastic.

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  5. Edward

    New York City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We’ve dined at Ciro several times, and the food had always been good. This time, we tried the chef’s tasting menu. The choices were traditional, pescatarian, vegetarian, or gluten free. I chose traditional and my wife ordered pescatarian. We were both given pescatarian. When I asked the chef about not honoring my order, he rudely stated that the waitress should have explained to us that the all diners in one table would get the same dishes, regardless of the individual orders. What if he had arbitrarily chosen to serve a meat dish? My wife doesn’t eat meat. Imagine if a diner has celiac disease and the cook chose not to honor their GF order? When we addressed this with the person who appeared to be the manager, he said he would reach out to us after he spoke with the cook. That never happened. Every time we’d ever been to Ciro, there had always been more vacant tables than occupied ones, which was puzzling as we thought the food had been good. We actually were planning on having a friend’s birthday party at this restaurant. Needless to say after this experience, we will not be back.

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  6. Kalorama

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food. Opted for ala carte instead of tasting because not everyone at the table was able to participate. I prefer the tasting menu but everything was still delicious. The chef is not only talented, but he also is very accommodating. Be sure to try his breakfast/brunch restaurant, Ciro Forty Acres -- fantastic!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The tasting menu was good but the cost of the accompanying wine flight was as much as the meal.

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  8. PatrickC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    If you are going to use a Hemingway quote as your main décor centerpiece, at least spell his name correctly. Not impressed and will not return. Restaurant has an identity problem, sports playing on large TVs, an open kitchen but nothing cooked on the stove, chandeliers hanging from drop ceilings, overall cramped and non-descript feel to the place. Fine dining, gastropub, tapas? Really hard to pin this one. Food was lackluster at best. Tasteless and seemingly warmed up in a microwave. No ambiance, the place was empty on a Saturday night and that should have been the first warning. Wait staff was prompt but dressed very casual for an "upscale" dining experience. Yes, appearances matter. Hard to believe this place is still in business. Wilmington is a not a food mecca by any means but there are numerous better choices to take your date or spend your hard earned cash. This place needs a makeover or just lose the shared wall and expand the wine store.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ciro never disappoints! From their tasting menu to the burger night, it always great. Went to try their burger night and it was great, the pizza steak was awesome!

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  10. BenV

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We got the chefs table tasting menu. The food was not very good, but you do get a good amount. We enjoyed 3/8 dishes, but didn't love any. 3 were ok, and 2 were flat out bad. Service was good. There was a dog barking in the room over, which is not something I'd expect when paying 89 dollars per meal, not including drinks or tip. I personally wouldn't recommend.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and fantastic food! Will definitely be coming back for more :)

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  12. Crystal

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always receive outstanding service and enjoy delicious food when we visit Ciro!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the duck breast the steaks were super as was the crab gnocchi. We will be back soon thanks for a great evening out meal with friends was truly amazing

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  14. LaurieB

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another wonderful dinner at Ciro! We had the Feast of Seven Fishes with wine pairings. All the courses were delicious, but I could have licked the bowl with the Clam Casino Risotto (with a divine Prosecco) and the Branzino with roasted fennel was exceptional!

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  15. BrendaB

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve had the pleasure of dining at Ciro multiple times over the past 3 years and am never disappointed. Last night we attended the 7 fishes dinner with our adult children and their significant others. It was perfect!!!!

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  16. Ruth

    Philadelphia

    80 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We should have known when we were the only people in the restaurant. I had the pescatarian chef’s tasting menu. 1. Tuna was bad & avocado was well past its prime 2. Roasted carrots were tasteless 3. Fish was served in a delicious broth! 4. Fresh figs were nice. My partner had 1. Artichokes which he enjoyed 2. Pork porterhouse was huge & just ok, served with good potatoes & tasteless mushrooms. Nothing was really fresh. Everything tasted like leftovers. By midnight I was in the bathroom getting sick. That continued until 8AM. I’m guessing it was the bad tuna. The idea of the restaurant & menu were pleasing. Execution anything but.

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  17. LLLP

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful, really enjoy our date night here. Cant wait to go back!

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  18. mountedsailor

    Philadelphia

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The first time visiting and as a table of four we had the four course tasting menu. The dishes were delicious and unusual. Certainly upscale in selection, preparation and plating. We will be returning.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy Ciro’s This time we went all out with the tasting and every serving was delicious Michael is an amazing chef and staff in general always awesome too!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Underwhelmed by our experience. Similar to their brunch location in 40 Acres, so much potential here but it just misses the mark at this price point. We did the 5 course, the restaurant’s single server was nice but overworked having to serve and bus the entire restaurant. Love their farm to table commitment, but the dishes were rather bland, tomato heavy, and the swordfish was over cooked and rubbery. We ordered pescatarian, which is an option they advertise, yet they added prosciutto to one of the dishes. When confronted they simply said to just pull it off. Glad we gave Ciro a shot, but I don’t think we’ll be going back. There are other options is the city with a more refined experience in the 50-75pp price range.

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  21. JenF

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was amazing!! Best restaurant we’ve eaten at in a long time! Gourmet food locally sourced!!

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  22. Roro81

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful outdoor setting overlooking Coverdale farm. Loved the farm to table menu. Always a great meal!

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  23. CherylC

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first visit to Ciro for dinner. The entire dining experience was simply exceptional. Venu, the owner, was gracious and very friendly -- he stopped at our table, answering our questions about the cocktails and the menu. He exuded a passion for his restaurant, the partnership with local farms and the unique food offerings. The ravioli stuffed with goat cheese and pistachio in a silky broth alongside gnocchi and topped with basil was a divine treat. The fig puree sitting underneath striped fig halves and a creamy cheese ball topped with prosciutto showcased beautifully the sweet and salty complement. The bronzino was steamy and tender and took on the luscious sweet tang of the warm "late autumn" tomato and garbanzo compote. DO NOT miss dining at this incredible restaurant that offers the experience of notable food pairings. The unique and innovative combination of ingredients by Chef, the relaxing and embracing ambience and outstanding service made for a meal that tingled my tastebuds and left me desiring another meal in short order. Cheryl C. Wilmington DE

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  24. Becky

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food & service. Lately I’ve been going weekly

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great but the portion size could have been better for the price. I don’t mind paying for good food though.

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  26. Marc

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Tried Ciro during Restaurant week, three course meal for $35 was good. We tried all of the choices listed (3 choices per course), enjoyed each one.

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  27. JanetA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I took advantage of Restaurant Week offering. We were not disappointed. Food was outstanding and service was top notch.

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  28. AlexR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! We did 6 course and it was perfect. Wine was good. Waiters were great! Will come in next time for 21 spook course. Thanks!

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  29. OpenTableDiner

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ciro never disappoints. We both had the 5 course pairing and added the duck entrée because it looked too good to pass up. The watermelon and tomato salad was fresh and delicious and the mahi course in a light curry sauce was amazing. We could have cut the beef with a butter knife and it too was fantastic. The eggplant was very good as well. The duck was cooked perfectly. We definitely didn’t need it, but I’m glad we ordered it! Looking forward to our next visit to Ciro.

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  30. AMandJD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was our first dining experience at the Wilmington waterfront and it was excellent! Can't say enough about the great service and the fabulous food.

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  31. Travelers

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoy the multi-course tasting menu. It gets us to try food outside of our usual orders. The Chef and them at Ciro have thoughtful wine pairings that complemented with the tasting menu. Last night we enjoyed the fresh Summer tomato tasting menu. While the courses had some hits and misses, overall we enjoyed the evening and discovered two new favorite wines. Looking forward to another visit.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’d eat here every day if I could. Came in for one of their special menu events and ordered a chef’s tasting menu option at other visits - the food is so good, it makes me dance in my seat! Fun cocktails and delish wine pairings make the meal extra special. Plus everyone who works there is super kind and accommodating.

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  33. PeterA

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best restaurant in Delaware. Food is sublime Hands down.

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  34. Siobahn

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ciro staff and food are always above and beyond. Highly recommend the pre-selected courses with wine pairings, they have never disappointed. Food is fresh, sourced from local farms and menu is imaginative and continuously rotating.

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  35. LouK

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were very good. The vegetable really tasted farm fresh. Everything was nicely prepared and well seasoned. The ambience is fairly basic but it still was a comfortable place to dine. We eat early so that we could attend an early movie so there were very few customers there during our dinner. Overall we enjoyed our meal and the whole dining experience. We recommend this place and intend to return.

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  36. NatalieM

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    No real options other than the price fix menu were given. Food was ok but not great. The green beans served with the lamb were inedible. Wine was totally overpriced and they didn’t even provide a bucket of ice to keep it cold. Service was not great and the back part of the restaurant and bathroom were dirty and unkept. I would not go back.

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  37. Gretchen

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We wanted to try this restaurant for a long time and finally went. We were very disappointed. We choose the chefs 4 course and wine paring. The waitress was very vague as to what the menu was. My experience with chef courses, that there is a menu detailing the courses or the waitress had the menu memorized. First course was good followed by a cheap piece of cod, next was a lamb dish when I was told it “might” be steak. Not a big fan of lamb and if I was told this I would not selected the pairings. The dessert dish was good. The wine pairing was way over priced as to what you got. First wine did not arrive until after food came. After that the glasses shrunk and the pours were stingy. The restaurant was under staffed and the service was lacking. Seemed that there was only one waitress. I watched the manager as he never interacted or helped his frantic staff. And he was the one who recommended the chefs tasting. I will not be back.

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  38. SusanK

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great restaurant. Great host/owner. GREAT chef! Fantastic food! Highly recommend this wonderful little restaurant on the Riverfront in Wilmington,DE.

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  39. BC924

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed our visit. Wine selection was small but seemed well put together. I had a unique white pinot noir which was very good. We had the beets, carrots, tuna flat bread and gnocchi, which were all delicious. We did not enjoy the lamb, it was a bit tough, we were expecting lamb "lollipops" but this was a much large piece. However, the seasoning and sauce on the lamb was also really good. Overall, a great visit, but it is pricy, so be prepared.

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  40. Kalorama

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great meal. Outstanding choice to go with prix fixe, which is reasonably priced. Look forward to returning

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Ciro Food And Drink offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 543-6071.

Ciro Food And Drink is rated 4.6 stars by 343 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ciro Food And Drink

321A Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801-5164

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Harland Blvd.
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    On street parking or at PENN CINEMA (Madison St and Harlan Blvd) UBER and LYFT is recommended as well
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    South Asian/Indian
  • Executive chef
    Michael DiBianca
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (302) 543-6071
  • Catering
    Ciro can help with all your catering needs. Please contact us to make your next event the most delicious event ever!!!
  • Private party facilities
    Private events are welcome at Ciro. Please contact the restaurant to plan your next event!
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