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Quanto Basta: Italian Eatery & Wine Bar - Wilmington, Wilmington, NC

Quanto Basta: Italian Eatery & Wine Bar - Wilmington

4.7
4.7
963 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (910) 395-6120
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Joesph.H
  • Private party facilities
    Our Private Event Space at Quanto Basta, called the "Grotto", boasts high standards of elegance, comfort, and privacy. The space seats 34 at six round tables. We offer family style, buffett and off menu food options. Please contact our events director, Reina L. by email Reina@quantobastanc.com schedule your next event at Quanto Basta in Wilmington!
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Cross street
    Princess Street
  • Parking details
    A 4-story public parking garage is located directly across the street from our restaurant.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 963 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Value

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Good for groups

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for fine wines

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Most Booked

  • Wilmington

    Best Value

  • Wilmington

    Good for business meals

  • Wilmington

    Good for groups

  • Wilmington

    Hot spot

  • Wilmington

    Neighborhood gem

  • Wilmington

    Great for fine wines

  • Wilmington

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Wilmington

    Romantic

  • Wilmington

    Good for special occasions

  • Wilmington

    Most Booked

963 Reviews
  1. KenD

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was excellent. We were also allowed to bring our own wine. Fabulous experience, will be back.

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  2. KFFS

    Wilmington

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was seated in the back room. Very nice table. Not too close to other tables. Service was great. No rushing you through the meal. Food delicious as usual.

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  3. RonaldS

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very lovely place. Service from the kitchen side had a few bumps but otherwise the wait staff was very good. Food was very good, but would not say outstanding. I would probably try other similar establishments on future visits/trips to Wilmington to fairly compare.

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  4. BillRobin

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service! Hats off to Vance and his team as they really know how to make an excellent dining experience!

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  5. HBZ727

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic date night venue with friendly servers and waitstaff! The food was delicious. We had 50% off a bottle of wine on Wednesday, met the very nice owner and truly enjoyed the experience. We will be going back as that was our first time there.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were absolutely amazing, I just feel that our server needed a little more guidance on her job and what all it entail’s

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Valentine’s Day date in a classy, romantic restaurant! Fresh, delicious meal (we shared Calamari, Charcuterie Board, Chicken Parmesan, and Olive Oil Cake)!

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  8. CarlaB

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Looking forward to going back again.

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  9. MatthewM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 service 10/10 dessert 10/10 ambience Would recommend!

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  10. GaryS

    Raleigh

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service. Great atmosphere. Really special dining experience.

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  11. Food

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great spot! super cute and amazing food!! nice outside area too

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was so relaxing, delicious and the staff was excellent!

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  13. MargaretP

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had good variety of options and portions were a good size. Had great entertainment.

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  14. Dwyerbailey

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The goat cheese salad was beautiful to look at absolutely delicious. My chicken dish was wonderful, too. My dinner partners had pizzas that were well received, also.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was exacellent, but the portions were small for the price, which was surprising and disappointing.

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  16. SherryR

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect! Definitely will go back! Rachel our server was fantastic!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    they really just need to start cooking with basic salt and pepper. Embarassing to ask for it at a fine dining restaurant

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  18. Garrison

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic dining experience. The calamari, eggplant parmesan and spaghetti were great. We liked it so much that we are going back next Wednesday night.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chicken Parm was the best ever! Our waitress Mallory was so sweet and friendly. We were in the carpeted room so noise level was low in that area.

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  20. RachelK

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a birthday celebration for two at Quanto Basta. The atmosphere and service were delightful. We enjoyed our meals immensely and could not talking about it afterwards. Our server provided wonderful selections in not only the meals, but also our drinks. We will be visiting again in the future.

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  21. Coco

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Wilmington. Always delicious, beautiful atmosphere, excellent wait staff.

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  22. RoseQ

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place,food excellent,service and thoughtful

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  23. ByonS

    Wilmington

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was wonderful and martini was on point. However, the food was pedestrian at best. Their "bolognese" is not traditional tomato and meat sauce but a bland broth with little to no flavor. The house made focaccia is not traditional either.... it is very dense and is heavy on the rosemary and is the only flavor noticeable. At this price point, there are much better options for Italian cuisine done properly in Wilmington. QB misses the mark.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. Amazing

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best dining experience in Wilmington!! The staff is super friendly and always on top of everything. The food is amazing!!

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  25. StevenG

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Thanks to Georgia,Vance and Randy McQuay and Co. Truly enjoyed our time there.

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  26. CelestialCrab

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time and it won't be our last! We went straight for the two chef's dinner specials and they were both creative and exceptional. Space was very nice and the staff very helpful and friendly. Best of all prices were very reasonable for downtown Wilmington and portion sizes were perfect. Place was a little loud for what I would consider Romantic dinning, but the buzz was upbeat and seamed everyone was having a good experience.

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  27. TerryW

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place, food was super yummy, service was great!! Definitely would recommend and return.

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  28. KellyB

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wine, Margarita, atmosphere, service, appetizer, salad, and entree were all top notch. Easy parking right across the street. We will be back. Highly recommend!!

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  29. CathieP

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vance and the QB Wilmington team never disappoint. Delicious food, great service. It's one of our favorites!

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  30. DebbieB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed a delicious meal this evening before a play at the Wilson Center

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall pretty nice, food was good. I personally didn’t find it amazing, but I loved the vibes here. Servers were super friendly, catered to everything we wanted.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I think the food isn’t very flavorful, I tried the “signature bolognese” and it was just bland ground beef in noodles no tomato in the sauce and the focaccia was fair. The best thing was the calamari and the meatballs added to my partners spaghetti. I’m not a big drinker so I can not comment on the alcohol choices. However on my overall experience scale, this was more of a 5/10.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Felt rushed. The server was just doing his job. Cannelloni. Was not good. It was two premade rolls fried with a lukewarm center with one bite of chicken. The roll was a pre made fried roll which looked like a pizza roll. A little cheese sauce was was drizzle was on the center. Very disappointed. I think they were cutting corners on time and money and showed. My Negroni also was warm and flat. So for $15 a drink not happy. I am local and for all the hype go somewhere else.

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  34. JohnR

    Raleigh

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time at QB. Nice place and very friendly staff, great location for dinner pre Thalian Hall. Nice menu and good wine offerings. My fettuccine dish was very good. Wife’s chicken Parmesan was a bit over cooked. Did not know Thursday night is live music. Two musicians were good, but way too loud IMO for this venue and we were seated toward the rear. Will definitely return (not on Thursday) as overall we liked QB.

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  35. KG23

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A local spot that is a must-do whilst in Wilmington!

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  36. James

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken Parm and Eggplant Parm was very good... side pasta needed more sauce as it was dry.. Ceasar salad was excellent,,, Overall, we loved the food,, My only complaint was the drinks were really weak..When you charge a premium for a cocktail, make sure the customer can taste the vodka,,,, Dont be cheap..

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  37. RichardR

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    food always very good and a good value. Great place before theater. Service is very good as well. Will go again

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  38. Bruce

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were in Wilmington celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. We like Italian food and had checked out several local Italian eateries. We decided to try Quanto Basta. We were so pleased that we came back for a second night. We would have returned for a third, but QB wasn't open on Sunday. Thanks for the great food and memories. The service was excellent as was the free Prosecco.

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  39. AlexisM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Neighborhood jem with delicious food and drinks! Prices are affordable, staff is friendly and attentive and by the end you will be saying Grazie!

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  40. Judie

    Wilmington

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall the food was good, but not outstanding. I got a pasta dish with a side order of scallops (pasta average, scallops were excellent). The other party got shrimp risotto which he said was very good (shrimp delicious). Very nice wine list. Great service. Rather noisy, including some undefinable background noise not related to other diners (not music, but noise - maybe from TVs which were on in the bar area).

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 963 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 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Quanto Basta: Italian Eatery & Wine Bar - Wilmington

107 N 2nd St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3936

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Princess Street
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    A 4-story public parking garage is located directly across the street from our restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Joesph.H
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (910) 395-6120
  • Private party facilities
    Our Private Event Space at Quanto Basta, called the "Grotto", boasts high standards of elegance, comfort, and privacy. The space seats 34 at six round tables. We offer family style, buffett and off menu food options. Please contact our events director, Reina L. by email Reina@quantobastanc.com schedule your next event at Quanto Basta in Wilmington!
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