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Floriana - Wilmington, Wilmington, NC

Floriana - Wilmington

4.7
4.7
986 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We are open for carry out and for dine-in guests. The balcony tables are available first come first serve upon reservation. If one is not available upon arrival, 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 and for Brunch on SUN 11:00-2:00 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (910) 504-0160
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Lou Rivera
  • Private party facilities
    For private events, contact Diego at ILM@florianarestuarant.com
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Cross street
    Market & Water Street
  • Parking details
    Parking deck off Market street is free first 90 mins and then $8-$10 a day, or street parking $1.30-$2/hr, free after 6:30pm and on Sunday's.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Floriana x Mannkind Brewing Beer Dinner

    $75.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 13, 2024 only
    Join us for an evening of delicious brews expertly paired with some of your Floriana favorites! We will be pouring 4 Mannkind Brewing beers and plating up 4 courses (salad, appetizer, entree, dessert.) Each course will have options to choose from (including a vegetarian option.) *40 seats are available for the evening, so book your spot TODAY! *$75 ticket price includes tax and gratuity for the evening. *Your ticket will guarantee you your own individual table for the evening, 4 courses and 4 beers. *Please be aware that the beer dinner will be held upstairs in our main dining room. Guests will need to climb 18 steps to reach our main dining room.

What 986 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Romantic

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Wilmington

    Great for fine wines

  • Wilmington

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Wilmington

    Romantic

  • Wilmington

    Good for special occasions

  • Wilmington

    Most Booked

986 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Floriana was wonderful! We were celebrating a friends engagement and Diego, the GM brought us complimentary champagne at the end of our meal. The service was 5 stars! We will be back!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, a bit noisy, interior needs a refresher.

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  3. GregoryD

    Key West

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our first visit to this downtown Wilmington choice. Enjoyable but not sure its so good to make us come back. Loads of other real good Italian choices in our great town. Very nice staff. Atmosphere was ok. Possibly had our hopes up for something a little nicer than the steep steps up to second floor dining. - out of certain liquors/ cocktails - olives in martini not good - no salt/ pepper offered during salad start - sent one of four entrees back to warm up. - very kind server - entrees very good Just not sure the cost of dinner for four makes it worth second visit vs options around town. Like the location downtown on the river. Wish all the best in the future

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, better prices. Nice date spot for sure

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! Everything was delicious!

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  6. Sydney

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love going here since it never disappoints. All their food options are amazing and so are the drinks. The red sangria is my absolute favorite!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, the crab spaghetti was outstanding. Overall great experience, inside seemed a bit quiet (not a bad thing at all) but made it feel like you had to whisper to not overpower the room

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  8. ConstanceS

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal and lived the balcony experience! We will be back!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was nice, scallop dish had too much olive oil  and Sunday gravy was too watery.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was so terribly slow. It took 30 minutes just to get a drink and order our food than the first course took another 30 minutes to receive. Two hours later we were trying to get our dessert and check at the same time. It seemed like they used the lobster bisque as sauce on the fish dish so everything tasted the same.

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  11. BeckyT

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed our meal out last night! Appetizers, entrees, cocktails and wine were all excellent!

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  12. RyanJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was phenomenal as well as our server Zoey. She was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu.

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  13. EliseC

    Wilmington

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Issac is always fabulous! Everything was perfect and delicious!

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  14. CharonaR

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Experience!!!! We just recently moved to Wilmington and decided to try out Floriana's for an early Valentine's dinner. What a great choice! From the moment we entered the restaurant, the experience was outstanding! Our server Sean went above and beyond our expectations, and even agreed to take our photo 😉 The food was fantastic, the Burratta Caprese and the Tiramisu were especially delicious. I would highly recommend for a special occasion, or just a nice evening out!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lasagna is to die for. The drinks are excellent as well and are worth their price!

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  16. SteveB

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Sean made our evening very special. We had made a note that we were celebrating Steve's one year anniversary of a double lung transplant. One year ago we were at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and now we are able to travel and eat at fabulous restaurants like Floriana's. We ordered the beet salad to share and it was split into two servings for us, which was very considerate. Steve's short rib ravioli and my shrimp and scallop risotto were cooked to perfection and delicious. Then we received a complimentary dessert. Sean recommended the house Tiramisu and it did not disappoint. Not only did Sean connect with us by congratulating Steve on living life after his transplant, but he also gave me kudos for caretaking. We only wished we lived in the neighborhood so we could be regulars. There were charming balcony tables outside that would be very romantic on a nice evening.

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  17. Cristy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service impeccable! Will definitely be returning. Thank you for such a lovely evening.

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  18. KELLYW

    New York City

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall , an average experience. The service was efficient, the arancini appetizer was the star of the evening and the entrees fell short of expectations. The lasagna was dry, the mushroom ravioli was unusually wet with a very different pasty pesto that lacked flavor. Our friend enjoyed her short rib ravioli. The overall ambiance upstairs is not great with a very overpowering red paint, a little unnerving.

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  19. Spanmom

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Was a little loud but tolerable

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  20. JoeE

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner at floriana was a very pleasant experience. From the delicious food to the wonderful staff, our night out was great and we will definitely be coming back. Best Italian food in town!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated a birthday at Floriana and it was incredible from start to finish! You can not go wrong with anything you order, the staff will make you feel welcome the moment to step in the door, great cocktails, and if you’re lucky enough to be able to sit on the balconies, DO IT!

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  22. Elegant

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Ravioli I've had in 10 tears. Entire meal was exceptional and service just as good. We will definitely be back...

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  23. Jake

    Atlanta Metro

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Iggy, our server was fantastic... Very helpful in describing the cuisine... Noise level was perfect for conversation... Short ribs, ink squid pasta with crab and lasagna were wonderful.

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  24. TracyG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Florian continues to be one of our go to restraunts to bring guests. Consistent quality meals with excellent service.

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  25. Gaily

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything we ordered- the salmon over risotto, Sunday supper and lasagna. The desserts were superb - chocolate mousse and tiramisu. We highly recommend this restaurant to all.

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  26. DivinaM

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing birthday dinner last night!! Everything we hoped it’d be

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious, service was great. Will be back!

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  28. CindyS

    Wilmington

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the time we walked in the door till the time we left everything and everyone was perfect and they made us feel special and welcomed. We were there for our Anniversary again. The food was delicious from appetizers, entrees, dessert and coffee. The even gave us complementary champagne to start our celebration. We are never disappointed! It is a must go place. Awesome job Team Floriana!

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  29. SusanF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Izzy, our server was terrific. All of her suggestions were spot on. Service impecable, food delish. We had seafood gnocchi and pork belly appetizers, mahi special entrees, lamb gnocchi, hazelnut risotto, and house special amaretto rice pudding for dessert. We will be back to try other dishes, and we'll request Izzy as our server.

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  30. BethP

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very knowledgeable server and staff for food and wine. Our appetizer, squid ink gnocchi was amazing and the short ribs ravioli was fantastic.

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  31. NickyF

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was wonderful, and she should be commended. Atmosphere is awesome, and the food was great. Not exactly the type of Italian I'm used to, but great nonetheless. Brussel sprouts appetizer was a highlight. Drinks were awesome. I'm sure we'll be back.

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  32. Andy

    Washington DC

    130 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A pleasant evening of decent food; however, after taking our orders for several menu items the server returned to tell us they did not have the items. In spite of this, these substitutions were acceptable.

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  33. RUDYF

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome ambience and great food. Great place for an anniversary or celebration. We will be back!

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  34. GinaG

    Wilmington

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We LOVE Floriana but sadly last night the food was not on par. Service excellent as always. Out of lots of items and for folks who don't eat beef and pork, we frequent Italian given the pasta and fish. They were out of the only fish (halibut) but offered mahi (we have an allergy). No chicken at all in any form. The scallops are normally my fav but it was like a bowl of salt. The spinach was so salty it could not be eaten. Potatoes were ok. Scallops were completely encrusted in course salt. It felt to me like a new chef maybe? I gently shared my thoughts when the kind server asked if all was ok when she noticed I wasn't eating and she took 50% my entree. They are lovely folks with a beautiful restaurant and I know sometimes it can be difficult to determine salt levels. I think the sun dried tomatoes added so much salt that it didn't need more. We'd still go back.

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  35. HectorI

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiet and romantic. The food was delicious and the drinks were incredible.

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  36. PPL2840

    Wilmington

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The host seated us in a small room off the main dining room, which was almost too quiet. Next time we'll be sure to request the main dining room. Among the four of us we had a salad and the brussels sprouts as appetizers, with lasagna, short rib ravioli, hazelnut risotto and tortelloni mignon for mains. The food was fine, came out promptly, and my companions really enjoyed the ravioli and tortelloni. Our biggest issue was the service. The server seemed overwhelmed. We had to constantly ask for water refills, and there seemed to be communication issues with the bartender and kitchen. My gimlet was too sweet, even though I specifically requested it to be sour, and we had to flag down the server to take additional drink orders. The sprouts came with pancetta, even though we asked it to be left off (the server did remove the item from the bill). My husband and I were also charged for our friend's salad. Overall the dinner was fine, and we will definitely eat there again. We just hope the service improves the the usual Floriana standard.

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  37. August

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and quiet , enjoyable environment. My favorite place in Wilmington NC

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  38. JOHNK

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful experience. Tasty Italian, river views, incredible service, and a relaxing ambiance. Worth a visit or ten.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The scallops in the shrimp & scallop risotto were PERFECT. The baby beet salad was fresh, vibrant & delicious. And that pesto with the bread was the best I’ve ever had. I do wish the bread would have been just a bit crustier. Overall, fantastic.

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  40. VinceW

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Kitchen was a little off from a service standpoint. Timing for the 5 course meal was a problem. Having said that, as usual the staff, service, and quality of the food (once we received it) was amazing.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Floriana - Wilmington is rated 4.7 stars by 986 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 19 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Floriana - Wilmington

2 Market St., Wilmington, NC 28401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Market & Water Street
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking deck off Market street is free first 90 mins and then $8-$10 a day, or street parking $1.30-$2/hr, free after 6:30pm and on Sunday's.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Lou Rivera
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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