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

Quanto Basta: Italian Eatery & Wine Bar - Wilmington

4.6
4.6
702 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.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Our Private Event Space at Quanto Basta, called the "Grotto", boasts high standards of elegance, comfort, and privacy. The space seats 36 at six round dining tables. We offer family style, buffet, and off-the-menu food options. Please contact our events director, Reina Laws, by email [reina@quantobasta.com] or call 910-395-6120 to 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, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 702 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Hot spot

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Great for fine wines

  • Wilmington

    Best Value

  • Wilmington

    Good for groups

  • Wilmington

    Hot spot

  • Wilmington

    Neighborhood gem

  • Wilmington

    Great for fine wines

  • Wilmington

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Wilmington

    Romantic

  • Wilmington

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  1. MF

    MaryF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious, service was excellent by Victoria, but the venue was very noisy. Next time I would opt for the Grotto if it’s available.
  2. E

    Elijah

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was excellent. From the food to the service, I was very impressed. The ambience in the room was quite nice and it was set up as if it was a Michelin star restaurant. Great wine choices and great food.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner at QB last night. We sat in the bar area so we could listen to the live music. The music and the ambiance was wonderful. I had the shrimp scampi over linguini. It was delicious! Our waiter gladly substituted the risotto for linguine. At the table next to us , they were having the pizzas which looked delicious. For the food, price and ambiance it is a total winner! Can’t wait to go back!
  4. BC

    BarbaraC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone in the group enjoyed the meal. I was servered the best Vodka Gimlet ever.
  5. DS

    DanaS

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fabulous as always. Our server was wonderful she said it was her second solo day. Would never know it.
  6. TH

    THellmers

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Atmosphere is the best thing about this restaurant. Food was meh. Stuffed peppers app and the arugula salad were good. Masala chicken was dried hard, black pepper risotto had no taste. Short rib portion very small. Our server was very lackadaisical except when time to go. She literally took our plate before we were finished eating and we had to ask her to leave it. Then she took my drink glass out of my hand. Friendly, but very inappropriate service. IF I did go back, o definitely wouldn’t sit in her section, and I wouldn’t go for dinner. Maybe just a drink and a pizzette.
  7. A

    Azriverchica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great attentive waitstaff and wonderful food. The baked ziti was so good, and the wine selection was lovely. My husband had the carbonara tagliatelle and he enjoyed it very much.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! Love the ambiance. The bartender made 2 amazing pre-dinner cocktails.
  9. N

    Nmpw

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love being greeted by Jessica. We had Nick as our excellent server. Of course the food is outstanding. We love many things on the regular menu & usually have a hard time choosing but decided to go with one of the specials the seafood paella. AWESOME! And thank you Vance for stopping at our table to ensure we were all happy. Don’t forget the cannoli. YUM. THIS IS A TRUE GEM OF A RESTAURANT. Ask about the history of the building!!!
  10. AL

    AllisonL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Everything was ok. $4.25 for bottled spring water but it came from Italy so I guess someone has to pay for airfare. I am a chicken marsala snob and I would rate this as average at best. Very little gravy which would have been good to have on the tortellini. I wouldn't rush back but I would give it one more try should it come up as an option to choose from. Everybody likes different things so I would say try it, just know the menu is very limited.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every thing was fantastic from the service to the food to the wine. Mike, our waiter was attentive and the owner even stopped by to check on us. Having been in the restaurant business, we were pleased to see that he was a working owner and treated his staff with respect. We had several courses including salad, appetizers, bread, pasta and more. When it came time for dessert, we were so full that there was no way to eat anything. Finally, we were undecided about the wine, but Mike made a fantastic suggestion.
  12. B

    Buzz

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Italian food and service. The live entertainment was a bonus. It’s one of the best restaurants in downtown Wilmington.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful service and attentiveness from all the staff! will be returning for more baked ziti and half priced wine wednesdays!
  14. K

    Kailee

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The server was nice but not very attentive. The food was good but not outstanding, not many choices.
  15. J

    Joans

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our friends recommended this restaurant. We were not disappointed at all. The special was lamb with some type of pasta and it was delicious. I had the arugula salad with goat cheese which was also delicious. The server was very helpful and we were not rushed. One word of advice though. Make sure you get seated in the dining area, not the bar area which was extremely noisy. This restaurant also has a courtyard which you may choose to eat. Overall I would give this restaurant a 10, 10 being the highest.
  16. A

    Audi

    Greensboro

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and the experience was outstanding. Our server, Edson, did a great job of explaining the different entree options as well as providing great service. The dining area is well spaced and includes a courtyard for outdoor dining. It's also great to find an establishment that carries unflavored standard Stoli vodka for martinis. Can't wait to return.
  17. RR

    RandyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing and our waitress was fantastic. Love this place. Will return as soon as possible
  18. A

    Andy

    Washington DC

    120 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    After a bumpy start, things picked up and both food and service were memorable.
  19. S

    Sid44

    Raleigh

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go there for pizza pepperoni pizza is the best in the Wilmington plus on Wednesdays line is half price so we love that
  20. BB

    BettyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - fantastic service! Can’t wait to go back.
  21. h

    hrc0e

    Charleston

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant. The food was good. My husband had the pasta bolognese which he said was bland and not enough sauce for the pasta. I had the orichiette pasta which was very good. The service was really good. We had Nick as our server and he was very attentive.
  22. MD

    MariaD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Service was very good. Food was also very good but portions were small for the price. We did not expect to be charged for bread that was served with our appetizer which was actually mediocre. Your wine and cocktails were expensive! We’d like to return but hope that some adjustments will be made.
  23. KF

    KimberlyF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was a wonderful treat at the end of a long day. There were two musicians playing upbeat music to tap our feet to, the food was fantastic, our waiter was very polite and friendly; the perfect dining experience!
  24. JC

    JessicaC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always! The food and service are always so good!
  25. RN

    RobertN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Lot of hype just average food, atmosphere is nice.
  26. D

    Dave

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good food and reasonable prices but extremely noisy. You’ll have a hard time hearing if you have any hearing loss.
  27. DH

    DianaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food is always excellent, great service and ambiance. Love it!
  28. JS

    JSMTG

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Excellent calamari. The Caesar salad was mediocre; dressing was watery and what were to be white anchovies were not. Entree of short rib was tender and flavorful, but not best I ever had.
  29. CP

    CathieP

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and delicious meal! Vance & team do an excellent job.
  30. JJ

    JenniferJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    There’s no way our waitress wasn’t high. Food was just ok. Ambiance was great and bar staff fantastic. Would I recommend? Maybe.
  31. BO

    BrendanO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    It was cold, yet the air conditioning was blowing cold air. Wines were way overpriced.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely dinner and good service.
  33. N

    Nmpw

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food, great service! Love QB! Nick, our server, was wonderful! If you haven’t been there…..GO! Ask your server about the history of the building…. Also very interesting!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service was great, will be back. The ambience is nice as well, we sat outside in the little courtyard area with the lights strung up, loved it!
  35. JA

    JeannieA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    This is our third time. Two of four dinners were Luke warm. Ziti dish was served in a small ramekin and we had to ask for a dish to conveniently eat it. That was hot. My dish was kind of hot, more warm than hot and it was cold by time I ate it. Caesar salad was good as were three desserts. Dinner took an hour on Thursday night. Music was too loud so we went outside.
  36. m

    mikeh

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    there was a time i considered QB to be the best Italian in wilmington. My last 2 visits have been disappointing. ordered basic spaghetti and it was almost unedible due to the amount of red pepper in the sauce. my trip before was similar with food not prepared up to standards. probably not going back anytime soon.
  37. D

    Dani523

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to Quanto Basta for my birthday and it did not disappoint! The drinks, appetizers, main courses and desserts were all spot on. The ambiance is magical and our server was so knowledgeable and had great recommendations. I truly can’t wait to return.
  38. MK

    MichaelK

    Wilmington

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and pricing, but as a regular they could use a few specials.
  39. G

    Glenn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An incredible dining experience. Fantastic food, romantic ambiance. Was there on a first date and my date was impressed! :)
  40. VV

    VickiV

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have dinner here every time we visit Wilmington. It is consistently excellent food and service. Enjoy the outdoor dining option too.

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
    • 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

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 4.6 stars by 702 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 7 times today
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

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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 36 at six round dining tables. We offer family style, buffet, and off-the-menu food options. Please contact our events director, Reina Laws, by email [reina@quantobasta.com] or call 910-395-6120 to schedule your next event at Quanto Basta in Wilmington!

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