Kornerstone Bistro

4.6
48 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Kornerstone Bistro is an upscale, casual Italian Mediterranean Bistro. We specialize in producing fresh, healthy dishes based on the Mediterranean philosophy of highlighting the flavors of the freshest ingredients. We strive to be the "local place for worldly taste." Our food is healthy by nature with a foundation of olive oil, tomato, lemon, whole grains, and coastal North Carolina's bounty. It is a combination of freshly prepared Mediterranean comfort food and rustic Italian classics.

From sipping a glass of wine outdoors on our pet friendly

patio to warming yourself indoors by our cozy wood-fired oven we aim to create memorable dining experiences that last long after you leave the table.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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Chae
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the salmon Ceasar salad entree. Yum. I was sitting under a vent. It was very cold in the restaurant, and not sure changing seats would have mattered. Bring a jacket, lol.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the service end the food was great! Def going back!

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Coach
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, service and vibe. I have never been disappointed! Highly recommend!

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Bruce
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good selection. Daily specials. Great pizza. I had seafood pasta special with clams, shrimp and a light lobster sauce. Very good. Good service and selection of beer and wine.

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sherryrippy
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. Food was awesome. Will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends for lunch, enjoyed lasagna, pizza and a meatball panini. Everyone loved their choices.

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KathiF
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Fathers Day for/with our 95 year old father, and staff was very accommodating and assistive with him/his frailty. Food was wonderful and to our liking. Wine choices were great. Amelia did a great job of serving us - could not have been more helpful or generous, for which we are grateful. Of course, we’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Service very slow. Guess they can’t get help

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good, y’all make the best marinara/gravy. I had a chicken with a lemon butter sauce,chicken was cooked perfectly. Very good service!

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BethH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time and great food! Enjoy sitting on the patio.

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vipAEMG
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Very sad - used to be one of our favorites - the appetizers were very good - the dinner was ice cold and the quality was poor. We were told to keep our dirty silverware after apps and salads because silverware was “scarce.” Service was poor as well / we won’t be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Kornerstone is one of our favorite restaurants in Wilmington.
Service is great and food is always delicious and enjoyable .. The catch is always fresh, the muscles in white wine are one of my husbands favorites and their meatballs and pizza are our grandson’s favorite .. Thank you Julia and staff for a job well done ..

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ToddD
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the peppers sausage penne was excellent two had this another had shrimps sauce-and penne was great and the little one had pizza all around excellent food service and atmosphere

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BethH
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful fresh grouper with a side of green veggies. Keto all the way!!

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vipNYY27
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time guests. Enjoyed it so much we came back two days later. Megan and the team were friendly and helpful.

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NCjim
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good as usual.

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Ginger
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining. Fast and efficient and felt very safe. As usual the food was awesome!

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vipAsianGirl
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dinner -Sat outside, was unseasonably cold but our waiter was so great and brought a patio heater over. Great night !

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PamK
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall wonderful experience for our large group of 10 ladies out for ‘ladies night out’. I had modified our reservation twice due to more people joining; this was accomplished without difficulty by a very receptive and friendly hostess. On the evening of your dinner, our waiter was very responsive and had no difficulty ‘keeping things straight’, including multiple different drink orders, etc. He had a good sense of humor and kept everyone feeling at ease. The appetizers (Bruscetta and fried mozzarella) were delicious and everyone enjoyed their entrees. I ordered the Risotto with salmon and spinach—so good!

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vipHappyHunger
Atlanta
242 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food and good service

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vipHappyHunger
Atlanta
242 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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1WatchHill
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best in Porters Neck !
We look forward to our next visit !

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AngeliqueA
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food and drinks were meh. We didn’t like the martini with honey and rosemary in it. It tasted like.. imagine drinking your house plant. Like that. The ambience was very nice tho. Beautiful inside and out.

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vipDaveK
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow, but restaurants are juggling staff and this COVID mess so not holding that our dinner. We’ll be back.

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vipDouglasB
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fanatastic as always! One of our favorite go-to places!

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MichelleC
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had dinner at Kornerstone Bistro on 3-6-21 at 8:30 PM. We shared appetizers and some had salad and pizza and I had Pasta Bolognese. The food was plentiful and cooked to perfection. Our server was very attentive (sorry I don't remember his name). All staff appeared to be following Covid 19 safety guidelines as well as other guests. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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CarmenA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Italian loveliness. The spaghetti sauce has nutmeg which gives it depth amd makes it more interesting.

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BillB
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food with awesome service!

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JamesT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to go out on the spur of the moment. Can always count on Cornerstone for delicious food and great service. As always they were excellent!

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Katie
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a beautiful day...food was delicious and our server was great (and helped me navigate options with a food allergy).

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Ginger
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and outdoor patio! It never disappoints!!!

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LoveToDine
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with a friend while we were visiting my daughter in Wilmington. We didn’t think to get reservations until it was later in the day so we were unable to get into our first choice so we decided to give Kornerstone Bistro a try. Glad we did, I’d come back for sure. Our table was in the worst spot (right at end of hallway to bathrooms and next to windows that were cold), but it was a late reservation so I can kind of understand. The salads were pricey and not included in the price of an entree but we decided we needed the greens and I’m glad we did because they were very good. We both did the build your own. For dinner I had the Valdostano with shrimp and my friend had the Chicken Marsala. Both were great, I’d definitely choose those again. For dessert the bread pudding was perfect. Service was very good, attentive but not hovering. I will definitely be back.

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KathleenP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding ! We celebrated the 56th anniversary of our good friends. Britany, our server did the best job. She was friendly, and engaged us with congratulatory conversation. Cornerstone is our restaurant of choose.

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BobV
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

First time visit the day before Valentines Day. We were seated at a table next to the restroom hallway and had people without masks walking by our table the entire meal. The drinks and appetizer were very good, but both of our entrees were over-cooked. I had chicken cordon bleu - the breading was slightly bitter and the chicken was dry because it was left in the oven too long. My wife had lobster mac and cheese which she said was good, but I tasted a piece of lobster and it was tough and chewy - again over-cooked. We finished our meal with a raspberry cake that was very good. They have a nice menu and we may return to give them another chance, but the chef needs to be more aware of the cook times for the various entrees.

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vipRenCall
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Lobster Bisque was the best I’ve ever had..& I’m a bisque snob. The sausage pizza my friend ordered was really yummy also. We will definitely be back.

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MattD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a date! Food, service and atmosphere were all great.

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LisaL
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a wonderful server and delicious food. We came in with a reservation since it was Valentine’s weekend. Odd thing was the younger girl who sat us told us to keep in mind they would need our table at 6:30 for another reservation. That was off putting. We asked to be moved to another table since we felt like we might be rushed. Even though we seemed to have plenty of time.

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ToddD
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good I’d recommend this place to anyone Can’t wait till it warms up to eat on the patio

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vineyard
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great cocktails! My trout special was outstanding. Unfortunately, my husband's bolognaise was made with tarragon of which he is not fond😔. We will return!

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BillB
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as usual.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Kornerstone Bistro using the Order Online button. Kornerstone Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 686-2296.

Kornerstone Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.