Floriana - Wilmington

4.6
246 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.

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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
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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susanD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat upstairs and had a beautiful view of the Cape Fear River. The waiter was attentive to our needs. We were not rushed. Food was excellent and menu offered a variety of food.

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JosephA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We hoped to be seated in one of the 2 person balconies. It poured, so we sat inside, which could use some sprucing up. Otherwise it was excellent. The food is consistently good and our server was attentive and personable. Pricing is fair for what you get and we took advantage of half price bottle of wine night.
This is on our list of restaurants we frequent.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

As we were seated, we requested sparking water, which we learned they were out of that evening. My wife ordered a Kettle One Martini, only to learn that they do not have Kettle One. The bread and pesto was brought out to the table and to say the bread was the texture of a leather strap would be generous. For an appetizer we ordered the Black Gnocchi, which was good. For entree’s we ordered the Rabbit Gnocchi and the Butternut Squash Ravioli. The entrees were truly the highlight of this dining experience. In between dinner and dessert we witnessed a patron take a nasty fall and no staff attempted to assist the woman, despite there being staff just a few feet away (another patron eventually got up to help the woman, who had remained on the floor). For dessert, we ordered the Pecan Pie and the Strawberry Shortcake. The Pecan Pie was incredible. The Strawberry Shortcake was unbelievably dry and stale, though the whipped cream and fruit were fresh and tasted quite good. Insofar as the ambiance was concerned, the red walls with black trim created a strange, American Horror Story-esque feel that I do not wish to encounter again anytime soon. I wish it had been a better experience, however, Floriana left us quite disappointed.

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BillM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for Sunday Brunch. Very flavorful food. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started out with a refreshing basil mojito. The gnocchi appetizer and lobster pasta was delicious. Excellent service; not to intrusive and we were well attended to. Glad I made reservations!

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viplive2eatwell
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pre-heater dinner at Floriana’s was delightful!
Everyone loved their entrees and drinks.
Relaxed and casual in beautiful downtown Wilmington!

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sheila
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Our waitress delivered us stale bread, asked her about it at the end and she said sometimes when the bread sits out too long it gets hard. The pasta was excellent as well as our appetizers! We would like to come back because everyone deserves a second chance.

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wilmingtontourist
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

first time - we enjoyed it - staff very attentive - good food and interesting

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DianeM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was lovely, the food delicious and the ambiance wonderful. Just be careful if eating on the balcony. It’s beautiful, but if it’s hot outside, you might want to consider eating inside where it’s cooler.

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Entrepreneur
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very surprised at how good the food was. The beet salad was extraordinary but the Filet Mignon was better than expected. The sauce was so good I asked for more bread to mop it up.

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ual312
Wilmington
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we were quite impressed with the server, the food and the craft cocktails. A wonde4ful dining experience!!

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Riebie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, especially the pastas! Service was excellent: not hovering but there when you needed them. We were upstairs, and it was a bit warm, because it was a not evening. We will definitely be back.

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KristaS
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food service and atmosphere. We got a balcony table for lunch. Highly recommend! The gnocchi and squid ink pasta were both delicious.

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KimberlyF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat out on the balcony and enjoyed the downtown night life! Sunday was half price bottles of wine which was a great list! Food was excellent, service was knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely recommend for a date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the cutest brunch with my boyfriend. We went around noon and we’re worried about it being too warm to sit outside. Between the shaded awning and the breeze of the river it was the perfect temp. Our server was so sweet. Loved it

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GeneV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Exceptional menu... service good... could have paced interval between courses a bit better ...entre came immediately after salad.
Drink menu effectively creative.
Prices reasonable considering the quality.

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Tranplant2007
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

One of the best meals we’ve had in a long time. The various sauces are incredibly flavorful and the fish dishes, both salmon and sea bass, were perfectly cooked. Husband raved about his burrata raviolis and our friends lamb loin tender and again perfectly cooked. Service was excellent to top off a perfect evening. Will definitely be back sooner than later.

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SusanF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My date and I reserved an indoor table as it was too hot for a balcony seating. Service was efficient and friendly. I had the best scallops I've ever eaten in a scallop and shrimp risotto, and my date had filet in tortellini that was delicious, but was not filling. Overall-:very good.

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CherylJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent brunch menu. Good service and we were able to get 5 seated when every place else was an hour or more wait!

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Celio
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional as per usual. This visit was especially nice though because we had a late reservation for a party of five but we never felt as though we were being rushed. Jessica was our server and she did a great job. She even provided a little handwritten happy birthday note for my daughter.

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Cary
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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BrianGGG
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food. What else is needed?

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Welldone
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Anniversary dinner. Make reservations! We walked right in and our table was ready. Our waiter was outstanding and the food was even better! Order the Manhattan; you won’t regret it.

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Melissa
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating here and everything was great. The service was amazing and the food was very good as well. Thank you for a wonderful evening. We will be back.

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vipJoeP
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice menu with a good variety and all the items that our party of 5 ordered were excelelnt

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vipBeachlover
Wilmington
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Floriana is just wonderful. Everyone enjoyed their entrees and the service was excellent.

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vipCatNguyenPhoto
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an absolutely delicious dinner from start to finish. The capers salad had some of the freshest mozzarella I’ve ever tasted. The burrata ravioli with mushrooms was mouth watering. Sangria on point as well as the espresso chocolate mousse.

Our server was very friendly, great with a party of eight, and our food was served in a timely fashion.

Really only complaint was that they were sold out of many of he entree choices.

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vipAmandaC
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! We had the most wonderful time and tried quite a few dishes, all of which were equally delicious! Highly recommend!!

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SandyM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant in the Heart of the historic district.

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vipManny
Wilmington
25 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is different and everything we ordered was delicious. The staff was wonderful and very accommodating. We will definitely be returning to Floriana!

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vipLindaH
Wilmington
13 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Ordered the Filet Mignon med rare and it was raw in the center, could not eat. disappointed that this $33 meal did not come with any starch (potato, rice or orzo) or vegetable (steamed broccoli, asparagus, etc). My husband had the gnocchi dish and was also disappointed. Not planning to go there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Reservation for 4 on a Friday night at 8:30. Sat in about a half full dining room upstairs and had numerous servers and hosts pass our table by. After eventually flagging someone down we had a server appear to bring us water and take our orders 10 minutes after we were sat. Appetizers were OK, cocktails were OK. Waited probably another 15 minutes for the server to take our entree order. We all ordered salads, the ribeye, the risotto, and the ravioli. Salads came out and before we could even get close to finishing our entrees came out within 2-3 minutes of our salads. Steaks were cooked to our liking but lacked much flavor, the risotto was crunchy and lacked flavor, and the ravioli lacked flavor as well. It took flagging down a server again to get refills on our long empty glasses of wine. Other tables around us seemed to have a more enjoyable experience, so maybe ours is atypical, but we will not be back in the future.

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JoanneS
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of six. Everyone loved their appetizers and entrees. Our server was wonderful, professional and attentive. We highly recommend the lasagna and shrimp and scallop risotto.

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RENAEB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Location is amazing and if I go with only one guest I will definitely request a balcony.
The food was good though not great. I had scallops and the cauliflower tasted like soy sauce. The parsley pesto with the bread needed flavor. The bread (not made in-house was to light in texture and chewy.

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MINIacs
Wilmington
43 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dining experience at one of our favorite area eateries. This was our first time dining at a high top table in the intimate setting of their lovely bar and it's now our favorite spot when we can't sit out on one of the balconies. The maitre'd apologized profusely for not being able to seat us at our requested table in the small dining room upstairs but offered us a high top as an alternative. It was a grand suggestion and we could not have been happier with our table, the service or our awesome food and wine. We'll be back, again and again.

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JonathanU
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt like we were transported to Paris! Even the furniture seemed authentic. Food was excellent and service impeccable. They even comped our dessert since it was our anniversary! Highly recommend this spot when in Wilmington !

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vipPKM0518
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went here this weekend and had a great dinner. The star is the fresh, in house made, pasta. We started with black gnocchi with a cream sauce and shrimp. It’s was amazing and. It something you see at every Italian restaurant. For our main course my wife had Squid ink pasta with lobster and I had the Sunday Gravy with a thick rigatoni style pasta. The noodles were amazing and the gravy was full of short rib and pork belly.

Bottom line: great evening and we look forward to going back to try the rest of the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food!

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Delicious
Wilmington
20 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service (Jessica) were great!

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vipK8Rose
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The balcony tables were a draw but we had a party of 3 so we were happy inside. The food was very good and reasonably priced. Wonderful experience and hope to return on our next visit to Wilmington.

FAQs

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

Floriana - Wilmington is rated 4.6 stars by 246 OpenTable diners.

Floriana - Wilmington does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://wilmington.florianarestaurant.com/.

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.