Floriana - Wilmington

4.5
367 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are open for carry out and for dine-in guests at 75% capacity according to Covid-19 CDC Guidelines . The balcony tables are available first come first serve. If one is not available guests are welcome to wait at the bar or in the lounge until one becomes available. We are open for Dinner MON-SUN 4:30 pm till 10 pm (CLOSED ON TUESDAYS), Lunch MON- FRI 11:30-2:30pm, and also open for Brunch on SAT & SUN 11:00-2:30 pm.

Floriana Restaurant is about friends, family and community. We are an independently-owned Italian bistro serving dishes made with seasonal ingredients sourced from local producers. We pride ourselves on our menu, service and passion for food. Our beautifully appointed dining room is the perfect setting for any occasion — an intimate, romantic dinner, or when you have reason for celebration and want all your closest friends together at the same table.

The Wilmington Floriana Restaurant is located in Wilmington, NC riverside at 2 Market Street.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 367 people are saying
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PatrickH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambiance, and of course service was outstanding. Great job Jack! Background noise given the open area and music made it difficult to hear sometimes but did not detract from a great dining experience!

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JoAnnC
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating 4 January birthdays. They put us upstairs so we had a private room. Service was great it made the night perfect.

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JeanineH
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great, loved the Tuscan bean soup just wish it had come w/a piece of bread to finish up the rest of the broth. My coworkers enjoyed their caesar salad and bolognese. Nice wine selection and our server Jack was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience dining for the first time at Floriana. The service was great and the food was even better. I had the tortellini mignon and it was worth every penny. Can't wait to go back next!

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WeareWilson
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great service. Scallop and shrimp rosotto was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service combined with amazing cuisine.

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AmyW
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance was top-notch! Can’t wait to return!

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vipWayne
East Texas
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great five course meal with wine pairings. Seated on the two person balcony overlooking the Cape Fear River and the USS North Carolina. Food was imaginative and delicious. Wait staff and management went out of their way to make this a remarkable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My daughter and I came here on New Years Eve to celebrate. When we walked in it took a few minutes for them to acknowledge us but finally they checked us in. After we got inside there were more people coming in. The hostess offered everyone Prosecco while we waited but we never received any. The waiter we had was very polite and friendly, he came in to check on us a few times. The food was okay, there were maybe 5 different entrees that we ate as part of the special menu but it was too many different types of foods, in my opinion. My daughter’s stomach and my stomach hurt afterwards, I think it was just an odd mix at the end of the night. When we left, the two hostesses blatantly ignored us. One of them saw us, walked past us, and greeted other people.

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GNorthCarolina
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service was lacking. The reason I wouldn’t go back is because the service was lacking. Empty beverage glasses, waiting too long for refills (or no refills), and never asked if we wanted more cocktails. My daughter ate her entire meal without a beverage because no one came back. Had to flag someone down to ask for a steak knife to eat the ribeye and veal chop. Service made what would have been a great experience somewhat mediocre. Left and had dessert at another restaurant across the street. Poor service resulted in us not ordering dessert or even more cocktails. Just disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here. Food was excellent. Service was good but had to ask for bread service.

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ElyseS
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, as usual! The noise level was loud, but we were on one of the balconies and there were screaming children in the street over a long period of time, not in any way the fault of the restaurant, which is always just perfect!

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vipncregular
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really great pasta dinners for us. Meat and cheese board was terrific. Classic Italian restaurant feel. Service a tad slow, but good food made up for it.

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toddm
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food fine nothing more, small portions and highly overpriced wine list - service was very curt - place was not busy so server was hardly overwhelmed

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view on balcony, outstanding food.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, food, ambience was excellent

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edandsuze
Wilmington
17 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time dining here and we were not disappointed. The portions are generous.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding! The food and staff were great! I will definitely be coming back.

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BarbK
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, knowledge of both wine selection and each entree.
An example of fine dining in downtown Wilmington! Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Candlelight Christmas dinner .

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KarB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner entrees were fresh and very enjoyable. Salads were crisp with a simple but excellent dressing. Service was great as this is also one of their best qualities. Our second trip with more to come! We ate in the bar on a high top with linens. A favorite place.

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CeliaW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tender calamari, pasta delicately stuffed with filet of beef, the best lasagne ever and perfect tiramisu. Truly an outstanding meal.

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RonaldV
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great room upstairs. Service excellent. Food very good, represented well on the menu. Not a fan of large noodles, but that’s just me. Will definitely go back. Too much more to taste.

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LeahS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

mock mojito was okay, just a tad too sour and not enough mint. My one complaint about the drinks are the glasses are tiny and filled to the top with ice. You only get a few sips. The calamari came out hot and fresh. It could use a little lemon and it said it was spicy, but needed some heat and flavor. The marinara was citrusy with no kick. The side Caesar salad was $10 each! Normally a $3-5 add on at most restaurants. It was bagged Romaine with normal croutons and parmesan. They added egg which is strange. Not my favorite Caesar I’ve ever had. The lamb gnocchi tasted fresh and handmade, which I appreciate. However, the food again was very bland, missing flavor and seasoning. My friends Ravioli was good, but the portion was very small. More like an app portion. She was left hungry. The lasagna was good and a nice portion. We ordered Tiramisu and Strawberry Shortcake for dessert with coffee. The cappuccino was tasty. The desserts were really good. One small suggestion. The tiramisu is served in a cup instead of being a flat piece. You miss some of the flavor with missing layers. The cream needed a bit more sweetness. I’m not sure we’ll return. It’s right on the river, so I’m sure they thrive during peak season. For the money as a local, I expect a little more flavor and value for my money.

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Arthur
Wilmington
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food was very enjoyable The portion to price was very poor. The salmon was a very small portion and the spinach and the cabbage sides were the equivalent of a table spoon.

Two entrees with 2 glasses of wine were about $80 before tip. Outrages for tiny portions. I do not plan to return

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francis our server was excellent. Very knowledgeable, didn’t rush us, but always there when we needed him. Food was delicious. We both had pasta dishes and they were outstanding.

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vipMichelleP
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service!
Make sure to make a reservation when you are in the area!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Staff seem very discombobulated and inexperienced. Could even make a basic omelet properly - dry and over cooked.
Also half of the brunch menu they couldn’t make.

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vipTrevieS
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great!

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AudreyF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first visit to Floriana and we will be back. We tried several of the appetizers, which we enjoyed. Our dinner was delicious!!

Service was great. Everyone from the hostess to the manager were very accommodating. 😊

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DavidP
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was good Risotto was underdone, but has just the right about of cheese. Have to say, the food reminded me of being in Italy. Service was great!

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Megan
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and even better service! Great place for a date night or special occasion! I had the shrimp risotto and it was SO good.

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MarisaH
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! Our food was amazing and we loved the flexibility of the menu. The staff was knowledgeable and asked about allergies right up front! We will be back.

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JohnP
Wilmington
31 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great staff will go back

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MINIacs
Wilmington
46 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Jamie's crew has outdone themselves. This is our 6th (or is it 7th) visit to this wonderful venue and the 4th time we've brought a guest (or guests) for their first visit. Susan had her usual Caesar salad appetizer and Tortelloni Mignon entree and convinced our guest to do the same (will she ever try anything else?). I changed it up a bit and started with the yummy Tuscan Bean Soup followed by Venison Bolognese, both of which were outstanding. We dined at a high top in the bar and, as usual, our service was impeccable. We'll definitely be back for more.

btw, the other 3 couples we've brought as guests have all returned to Floriana on their own, as have at least 4 or 5 other couples we've raved to about our experience. Susan commented after last night's meal that her entree is her all-time favorite meal at any restaurant anywhere on the planet, so don't even try to get her to try something else!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We came for Brunch. I’m thinking the dinner might be better!

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vipILMDiner
Wilmington
49 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The service was top notch. The ambiance felt like they were trying out the location but not committing to the space. The food was fair at best.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to get seated out on one of the private balconies on the waterfront side. The ambiance was amazing. My wife ordered the lasagna and I had the Sunday gravy. Both dishes were delicious. The lasagna was a huge portion and very creamy. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing. Great service and the best Italian food in Wilmington!

FAQs

Floriana - Wilmington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 504-0160.

Floriana - Wilmington is rated 4.5 stars by 367 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.