Quanto Basta: Italian Eatery & Wine Bar - Wilmington

4.7
462 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Located in the heart of historic downtown Wilmington, QB’s diverse yet comforting flavors are reminiscent of a casual but unique Italian neighborhood restaurant, complete with seating in a lush, private courtyard with a stunning fountain ~ a true oasis in an urban setting.

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
What 462 people are saying
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DanK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find if you're looking for a good Italian restaurant! Great food, service and ambiance. Would definitely recommend.

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vipBadseatingcomforty
Wilmington
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Cool venue. The good was only ok - had to send back the egg plant Parmesan. Had a nice time though - nice wine selection.

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PatF
Wilmington
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Nice space with high open ceiling, beautiful bar area. I split the crab appetizer with my wife. Excellent. Then had the pizza special that was outstanding. Then had a special bananas foster dessert.
They also have a good wine list. Our waitress was informative and efficient.
I recommend this place highly.

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PamelaN
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was seated in a room around the building. The girl who lead us to our seats was not very sociable and didn’t even look back to see that we were following her!! After that, Abby took excellent care of us, keeping our glasses full! She was very attentive!! The food was excellent especially the bananas foster!!!

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Sid44
Raleigh
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dine here often. Food and service always spot on. Wednesday is 1/2 price wine. Beware of Thursday as they have live music which is just to much for the size of the bar area.

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Fran
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit and took friends. We were pleased with food and service.

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Frankley
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is and enjoyable dining experience…our waiter, Nicholas was knowledgeable, attentive and helpful though out the whole meal…!

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top of the line. Best in Wilmington.

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Dramaguru
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Dinner itself was fabulous. The sole issue we had was that not one member of the staff was masked. I may call them and find out the deal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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SinceYouAsked
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around!

The staff were all friendly, welcoming and seemed genuinely happy. The bar staff was knowledgeable and interested in their craft.

We had the bolognese, as well as the Marsala (which was served over stuffed rigatoni). Our dishes were perfectly prepared and presented with pride.

We look forward to returning.

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vipEures
Wilmington
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Interesting menu, mostly small plates and excellent choices of drinks, aperitives, and wines. A bit noisy for my test and a bit expensive given the small size of the servings.

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RobertB
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Would definitely return for any occasion.

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OblioV
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, excellent service. Surprisingly quiet for Christmas time, but a noisy environment.

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bugjuice
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine selection vary but are all good! The food is delicious, the staff competent and friendly and the portions more than ample. Can't go wrong!

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JoanG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We love Quanto so much. However, our food was not hot and frankly, barely warm. We've had this happen before and it is disappointing. However, we'll be back and tell the waiter to be sure the food comes out hot next time. Thanks.

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LibbyH
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

QB never disappoints! The food and service is amazing and priced extremely reasonable for the quality! One of my favorite restaurants downtown for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time there and wint be last..good food,great ambiance,beautiful inside n out/ great service w Page.One complaint...no espresso in an Italian restaurant!!! Almost criminal

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CarolM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The interior is beautifully decorated. Liked it very much.

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happyeater
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good.. service was ok. Courses came out way too quickly.

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SeanB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing! First time going and will definitely be back again. Everything we had was delicious and exceeded our expectations!

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KirkS
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great place, but way too loud. Can’t have a normal conversation.

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GeorgeM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best meal we have had in Wilmington, hands down. The caprese salad and green salad to open were very refreshing. The tagliatelle and baked ziti were out of this world. We then got the short rib gnocchi and shrimp scampi risotto - so flavorful and the presentation was perfect. We finished with a cannoli and lemon sorbet. It was a perfect meal!

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bobrt
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and the service was great. This was our first visit but we'll definatley be back.

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spencerw
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible atmosphere. Great food. Outstanding service. Braised short ribs are a must. For someone who doesn't know a lot about wine, I think they have a good selection.

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vipMilesaway
Cincinnati
66 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday!
Great service. Good menu selection. Delicious special-lobster
and Pizzette
Recommend reservations

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LinC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Shrimp risotto extremely salty with a mere 4 shrimp on top.
Delay in receiving wine so cancelled glass
Chicken marsala totally inedible; tough chicken (?really), stuffed pasta tasted like clumps of flour, mushrooms had strange flavor that was not marsala

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the wine selection and attentive overall. There 4 of us and everyone had something different and we all enjoyed it. The portion sizes were perfect for us (all women) but I think would be fine for anyone.
We all would highly recommend this restaurant

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TravelMaddly
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A. Ma. Zing. The food was excellent. The seafood cannelloni special was divine. Our server was so sweet and on top of things. Highly recommend the affogato brownie sundae. Omg. So good! Great wine list too. It’s also super cute in there. Can’t wait for patio season though because the little outside area is soooo adorable. Just go! You’ll love it!

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LisaM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was great, the service was excellent, and the food was absolutely delicious! We will definitely be returning to try more items on the menu.

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Frankley
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What more can I say…. This one of our favorite places to eat and drink at!

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vipBillfromBrunswickForest
Wilmington
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent dinner at Quanto Basta. Our server, Lynn, was amazing. I will ask for her the next time we visit.

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RachelO
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love them amazing every time

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Comfortable and inviting. We have dined there multiple times. Last night will be the last. Made reservations with the open table app and under special requests we stated we were celebrating a birthday as well as needed a couple of vegan dish options. I also called 4 days prior to make adjustment for a four top instead of two top table . No problem. I also reminded them of special requests and was assured it was noted.
Once seated, waitress nor management were aware of request. Waitress’s speech was slurred and she appeared to be detached. Ordered a couple bottles of water , wonderful cocktails, and a delicious bottle of wine. Placed orders for salad and entrees. Salads were dry. The shrimp risotto had 4 tough shrimp on top of risotto with no flavor. Chicken Marsala looked like a lean cuisine and needed an extra set of teeth to chew it. But my husband was starving and completed his meal. My vegan daughter was served plain white rice with unseasoned broccoli and red peppers. No seasoning , sautéed onions, or garlic. An Italian chef should be able to enhance a dish with appropriate seasonings in a vegan meal.
Sadly, we asked for management and we’re told by a gentleman wearing a ball cap that they “ARE an Italian restaurant.” I perceived this as they are incapable of preparing vegan meals other than plain rice and broccoli. Fine chefs should be able to meet dietary requirements especially when notified several days prior. If not, we should have been informed. So, we paid $175 for what we had eaten , drank and left. Sadly, this we be our last time dining in this beautiful restaurant because as we left my hip bumped the sandwich board sign and knocked it over. I was chased down by hostess and asked did I kick it over to which I replied no I did not. The management told my daughter never to show our faces there again. Birthday dining celebration ruined due to incapable staffing.

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CarlosT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and excellent service, the cannelloni al forno and the olive oil cake are a must.

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outofbounds1
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, once again! Great place to bring friends, always a good meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
43 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, gracious and prompt wait staff and management, delicious food and great live music! We bring all of our friends there!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love wine Wednesday’s. Food is always phenomenal.

PS
PawleysSCdiner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service with a personal attentive waiter and energetic environment. Noise level was a bit high but that is a consequence of the energy and popularity of the environment.

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Andya
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great addition to Wilmington dining options. Thank you for having our server mask d.

FAQs

Quanto Basta: Italian Eatery & Wine Bar - Wilmington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 395-6120.

Quanto Basta: Italian Eatery & Wine Bar - Wilmington is rated 4.7 stars by 462 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.