Vincente's Restaurant - Delaware

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485 reviews
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Italian
Welcome to Vincente's, home of the world famous table-side Caesar salad and Bananas Foster.

Winner of best italian restaurant 4 years in a row in the readers choice awards
2017 awards best italian,best steakhouse,best crabcakes
At Vincente's we offer a very unique dining experience called the walking menu. If you don't see anything you want to try on the written menu,then have Our Executive Chef come over and create a dish just for your own personal dining pleasure.
After dinner, enjoy one of Vincente's many fine homemade desserts.
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JN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and the ambiance was outstanding. Love Vincentes

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n
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love bringing first timers to this awesome establishment. The look of amazement in what they have been missing is great. We started out with the famous Caesar salad which is AMAZING!!! Of course, I had to do my regular steak au pauve with scallops because it is just that fantastic. My friend went with the veal, which after trying a bite, just may be my new regular dish. You can't go wrong with this restaurant. Thanks again Danny, Tommy, Chris, Rachel, and Amy-you are my ROCKSTARS when it comes to food, drinks, and service!!!

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JF
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, delicious food. We went there for our anniversary and was very impressed about this diamond in the rough . We will return.

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BM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word describes this place - OUTSTANDING!!! We have been here many times.

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DL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

First time to Vincente's in 15 years. The decor is a bit dated and was surprised to see many of the staff wearing black tee shirts. While Danny does a nice job, he does not have his dad's personality or showmanship. The food had a bit too much garlic which kept my family up most of the night. The bananas foster was the highlight of the meal. It was fantastic.

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LC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious, we cleaned our plates! Staff very friendly, great restaurant.

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DS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At this point I've left several positive reviews across apps for this restaurant. I can't recommend them enough. Always a great meal and Danny is the best! Tradition at this point!

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S
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 2

Sorry, but not our kind of food.
The guy making the salad was annoying, throwing cheese all over the floor that caused the place to have a musty smell as soon as we walked in.
Everything we ordered contained way too much calories, totally covered in butter.
The lobster bisque never had a seafood flavor, just tasted of salted butter.
I won’t be eating there again.
The service was the best thing at the restaurant, but we still waited a while for our salad and food.

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S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The gratis house appetizer of lightly breaded white fish and cheesy bread was a nice welcoming gift before we ordered our meal. The chocolate martini was delicious, and my husband appreciated the glass of ice for his neat Chevas Regal. The food was good, especially the veal -- it was very tender, moist and tasty. The clams in the white sauce were a bit rubbery and there were no fresh clams in the dish. The angel hair pasta with aioli was rather bland -- we tasted the oil but not much else. We appreciated the flexibility in having a "side", eggplant rolatine, for an appetizer, but it would have been better if the skin on the eggplant had been removed. We did not appreciate the spectacle of having the chef preparing the caesar salad at the side of tables throwing cheese from 10 plus feet away into the salad bowl. That appeared silly and unnecessary to us.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate our anniversary having received a gift card as a gift. We found it a touch quiet for a Friday night but that’s fine by us. Service was prompt, friendly, and not overbearing. We ordered the Caesar salad, which, if you’ve never been there you have to experience. It’s made table side and that’s where I’ll leave it. Trust me. Both of our entrees were brought out hot, considering my wife ordered fish and I had veal. Not easy to do and they did it. The portion sizes were a welcome change. They weren’t huge. They were an appropriate size and I liked it. As for taste, oh my, both entrees were tasty and delicious. Topping it off was the dessert. I ordered a bananas foster cheese cake which was unreal. For the price it was absolutely worth it and we plan on going back soon!

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B
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time was twice as nice. A Saturday dinner with my son to pre-celebrate him graduating from college.

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BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant. My wife took me there 3 days before my surgery.


Everything there was wonderful as usual!

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B
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I picked Vincente's on a lark because my friends said pick something near Newark, DE since they were staying in Newark.

I was stunned at the excellent food - maybe the best Italian I have had anywhere in the world - and so close by.

Staff were friendly and perfect combination of attentiveness without hovering.

I will go back there again and again and will recommend when asked and even when not asked.

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SA
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Chicken Marsala was excellent.

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AN
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The salmon tasted fishy and was over cooked and dry. The clam sauce tasted like it was from a can from the grocery store. The mozzarella and tomato appetizer came out as thick hard slices of asiago with tomatoes so it was way too much cheese and wasn't a good companion to the fresh tomatoes.

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TG
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. The food was terrific and the staff was very friendly and attentive.

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O
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Fish appetizer tasted funny. Salad had raw egg yolk put in without warning. Salad server tries tossing cheese into salad from across the room and frequently misses leaving cheese scattered all over the floor. Food takes FOREVER to come (plan multiple hours for a meal here if you choose to come), and tastes very plain for the price (like marked up Applebee's food). Will not be going back.

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have celebrated our wedding anniversary at Vincente’s for the past two years. The food is very good and the service is excellent. We consider Vincente’s to be a more upscale restaurant and enjoy the serene setting of the dining room. We enjoy Vincente’s whole experience and are planning to have our 50th wedding anniversary party there.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff and amazing food. You can personalize food any way you want it. The salad was the best salad I have ever had!!

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Responded on April 13, 2019

Thank you for the great review Morgan, we hope to see you soon!!!!!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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AB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Extensive menu and imaginative combinations make this place a winner. Great location and service and very reasonable prices for the quality make it a must-try. My first visit and definitely won't be my last!

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LL
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a first date Friday March 29th, we had a fantastic meal! I love the complimentary appetizer, breaded flounder w bruschetta was delicious. We love the Crab Denise, I think that's what it was called. The Italian dressing for our salads was the best I've ever had. Our entrees were amazing! The portions are enough that you need a take home box! I will definitely recommend and return to your restaurant 💖

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

Very disappointed. Our waitress forgot our salad. When we confronted her. She raise her voice and ask what salad. My husband was very calm and told her to have a Blessed night and enjoy her tip. My husband still gave her a generous tip. It is sad to see this place slowly goes down.

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g
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great service and excellent food. Always fun to watch Danny make a caesar salad and trying to toss the cheese into the salad bowl.

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was our first visit, we went for our son's birthday because they have his favorite dish on the menu, Veal Oscar. It did not disappoint! We were greeted and welcome with small hors dourve's (an unexpected treat) Ordered the Caesar Salad and were treated to the table side service. Everyone enjoyed their meals and our son's birthday was a success. We will be back.

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OT
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great dinner at a well established family operated Italian upscale eatery!
Chicken Parmesan, Veal Picatta, Spicy Chicken and Sausage, and Flounder Vincente were the entrees' chosen and all were thoroughly enjoyed. The Table Side prepared Ceasers salad was excellent, with it flavorful dressing that is light in texture but not in taste and shared by all at the table. Service (provided by Jenna) was excellent.
Nice wine list to choose from and drinks from the bar were well made.
Galiano cake and the chocolate peanut butter ball were the desserts and they also were excellent. Nice job by all!

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LS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Caesar salad also always a fun atmosphere with a great bar area if you just want to have a drink you feel like family at this place you’ll want to definitely come back

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AG
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food with great service. The ambience is welcoming and relaxing.

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T
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Ceasar salad was excellent but overall our family was disappointed in food. Also.. they have a picture of Donald Trump by the restroom. No one needs to see that while trying to enjoy dinner

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JD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love to go o a place where the menu is extensive and you can still order things that you don't see. They will make anything special order and deviate from the menu to suit my palate. Love the Ceasar sald show and Danny is a showman at it. Casual yet upscale the way I like it. Have been coming here for decades and it is still one of the best of Delaware.

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CG
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have had. The chef checked in with us several times to make sure we were having a great dining experience. The staff was very attentive and pleasant. I can't wait to go back.

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Responded on March 20, 2019

thank you so much

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JC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another amazing meal at Vincente’s! Chef Daniel makes you feel at home. I went way way off menu tonight and even tried to throw them a little with my order and they nailed it... Bone-in veal chop parm with the cheese on top kept in the salamander for an extra few seconds to get a little dark. Also requested cacio Pepe as my side pasta... Perfect as always!

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g
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service. A go to place for a special meal.

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RB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went out Saturday night 3/2/2019. We made reservations for Vincente's accidentally but we decided to go. To our surprise this accidental reservation turned out fabulous. This entire restaurant is top notch from the greeting, the staff, the owner throwing cheese into salads, and the wonderful cheesecake at the end. The experience that we had at this restaurant was great and the food was wonderful. Everything tasted so fresh and it was all cooked to perfection. If you are in Newark, Delaware and are looking for a great place to eat please try Vincente's Restaurant. I usually don't do reviews on places but this restaurant really stood out far above the rest.

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Responded on March 4, 2019

Wow Thank you so much for the kind words, we strive to make everyones experience exceptional!!! I told you that cheesecake was amazing lol, glad you both enjoyed.

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PM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a really good time! It was the first time our friends joined us for dinner at Vincente’s. They loved it! We have been there several times. Very good meals.

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WF
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great for big groups and friendly, attentive service. Definitely order the Caesar salad and enjoy the show. Love the flexibility in custominf each dish.

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d
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

First time back in 20 years and still sensational! Warm atmosphere and very attentive staff.

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TK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place to eat! The food is really good and the service is exceptional. Great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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BI
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was so attentive from the welcoming host to the perfect waitress to the manager popping in to make sure we were ok and had a great time. We loved the food and the portion sizes are not too big with realistic prices. Really felt very warm. Our only complaint was the time it took to have dinner. It was almost 2.5 hours long to have dinner for two. With a babysitter waiting at home this was just way too long. We’ll be back for sure but will need it to be a longer date night.

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LH
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Food was so so but service was very slow despite there being very few customers. Cannot recommend.

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