Rocco's - Wilmington

4.2
83 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Since its opening on July 4, 1940, Rocco’s has been a family tradition, owned and managed by the DePasquale family. If you are looking for a quality Italian family restaurant, with great food and generous portions, Rocco’s is the place. Please stop by and join us for lunch, dinner or special event. We look forward to serving you.
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SergS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Didn’t feel rushed. Waitress was very friendly. Highly recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean and well decorated. Wide range of options on the menu all at reasonable prices. Service was excellent. Food was delicious and served very hot. Nice bar area. A very enjoyable experience. We’ll be back for sure.

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RaviS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Being a vegetarian, the menu choices were limited compared to other Italian restaurants that I have visited in the past over the years.

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KristenG
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My fish not quite done and just warm. Others seemed toenjoy other food selections.

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vipK123
New England
19 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outside in the tent. Beautiful night. TV in tent. Great service

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DeniseK
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Rocco's for years. The food is always good, as is the service. Traditional Italian Family Restaurant

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vipScottB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Haven't been to Rocco's in a while. Was a little taken back by the food being pretty heavy handed with the seasoning. Its usually better.

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AshleyC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great the staff is great great for the price and the drinks are great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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Maria
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service everyone is very pleasant and food delicious

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vipDonnaG
New England
28 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Abundance of food from the appetizer to entrees. Great service

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vipJoeK
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience overall, food was great and our server Anthony was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Are you looking for a great place to take your family or just an easy night out for delicious food? Rocco's fills the bill. The menu is extensive from comfort food to fine dining. This is the restaurant that meets all your needs and keeps you coming back.

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PegD
New England
22 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A small group of friends met at Rocco's this past Sunday evening. We had a wonderful time. Rocco's has evolved since new ownership in 2016. The restaurant interior has been significantly improved and it is now a pretty place to dine. The quality of food has also improved and the menu has a more interesting selection of items. Staff were friendly and accommodating. We will certainly return soon.

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Newsdork
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

First, the server and staff couldn’t have been nicer and more prompt. Very friendly. But unfortunately the food is mediocre at best and poor at worst. Cheese pizza was very good, but the pasta dishes were overpriced and just not very good. Their red sauce is pretty one dimensional and applied sparingly on piles of pasta. The Marsala sauce was cloyingly sweet. Some salt and grated Parmesan helped doctor it up a bit. The scallops were odd with random lettuce leaves on the plate. Truffle fries, while tasty, were swimming in an ocean of oil which left a slick on the table. Out of the 5-6 popular Italian places in the Wilmington & Tewksbury area, my brother and I ranked this last. I would come here to get pizza, however.

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vipdm204
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were seated right beside the bar at 6 in the evening. Extremely noisy. Very difficult to have a conversation. Food was excellent. Server very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I will definitely go back. I had my kids 9 and 11 and it was very family friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My server was fantastic and very available. She was personable and the food was very good.

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mamacyn
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We have been going here on and off since 1972 when we first moved out of the city. Not much has changed since then except obviously the prices. Their food is OK, nothing special, not bad. Fine dining it is not, but they charge as though it were. There is an incredible Italian Restaurant on the same road about 10 minutes away that runs circles around Rocco's and is less expensive. We come back to Rocco's once every couple of years just to see what, if anything has changed. It will be another few years before we try it again if, in fact, we do. It is just ok.

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MaryH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a delight dining at Rocco’s. Excellent service & food. I’m never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the staff very attentive and professional

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Lainsey143
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The atmosphere was very relaxing and comfortable. My wife had the fried clams and onion ring appetizers which were plentiful and delicious. I had the lobster mac and cheese which had plenty of lobster that melted in your mouth. The portions were plentiful and enough that we could take some home for an additional meal. I would definitely go back.

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ALfromBOSTON
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, everything was perfect. Two of us split the Pompeii platter and we had enough left over for three more meals.

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vipBrianB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
76 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This place used to be a great option for a nice date night...no longer. We have been coming here for more than a decade, but the last few visits have been worse and worse each time. Tonight's meal was over priced, had slow and disinterested service, and the food quality was terrible.

The overworked host took two different take out phone orders while we waited to sit down, the server didn't say hello and just said " what do you want to drink?," and the drinks took 10 min to arrive. We ordered the Thai shrimp appetizer special ($10.95), it arrived 15 min later cold and with two medium size shrimp on a skewer with three grilled chunks of pineapple and a bit of slaw. It was too small for the cost and a rip off.

My favorite dish, the chicken marsala with tortolini arrived cold and with unmelted cheese. The filling of the tortolini was cold so it never was heated enough to begin with. The manager happened by and took the plate to either warm it up or to make a new one. It arrived hot soon after, and was good but for $24 this should have been executed correctly to begin with. My wife's shrimp tasted like plastic or chemicals and she did not enjoy it either since she wanted to wait to eat our meals together and it got cold too. Overall a terrible value and bad service to boot.

I really want to give my money to a local business, but this new Roccos is not what it was in the past. Once I start paying over $10 for 2 cold shrimp I demand the service and food quality to back up that high price point. Raising prices with poor quality and execution is a formula for failure. Not going back.

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JanH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love the menu, ambiance and value. Scallop special was disappointing, flat taste. Vegetables were terrific!

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere! Staff is very attentive and courteous. Never disappointed when I go here.

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Excellent
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Went here yesterday for Mothers Day. Food was ok. It's not as good as it was when they reopened. That's a shame. The service was also strange. Waitress made a face every time we requested something. She kept saying "this is Mothers Day you know." Then she'd come back to the table and be really nice. It was bizarre. I don't expect waitstaff to makes faces or rude comments. The whole meal become about her weird behavior. It was not a good experience overall. I'll think twice before coming back.

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very loud! Felt like a cafeteria rather than a restaurant😣

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LC81
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Went here for Mother’s Day and had a terrible experience. The service was slow and the food was terrible. Everyone in our party of 6, including the kids, could barely eat their meal. My parents’ fish meals were bland. I had the grossest overpriced chicken parm I have ever had (usually my safe go to). The kid’s Mac n cheese was very goopy. We will not be returning.

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Seank617
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was here on a date and Rocco’s really came through. The ambiance is nice and homely, And the servers are really personable. The food is really delicious and great value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, great service, & great food.

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CeeC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A little more pricey than I had expected, charging an extra $2 for homemade pasta (after we ordered). But food was delicious and that's why I go out to eat!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our waitress had very poor timing. We had to wait for a very long time for her to take our orders. She forgot one drink from the bar and we had to remind her about it-then once she brought it, it was the wrong drink. When we got her attention again she told us point blank “well I put it in the computer right.” She did exchange it but by now we were upset. When our food came, my meal was supposed to come with a meatball on the side. She asked if we needed anything else and I said we are missing the meatball that should be with this dish. She proceeded to tell me it was in the bowl with the ravioli. I questioned her and said that it has bolognese sauce but there should have been a meatball on the side. She continued to argue with me and pint at the bowl and said I would need to poke around because it’s in there. Needless to say we were unimpressed. She did send the manager over after we asked for the bill and didn’t want the leftovers packed up. He asked what the confusion was and I explained the meatball incident, he walked away saying you should get what you pay for. I loudly said not to bother getting one because we aren’t taking anything home, we were done. Needless to say we will never be back.👎🏻

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vipFstRunr
New England
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I was looking forward to a nice plate of pasta and meatballs. Both were decent but the sauce definitely needs work.

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TracyD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as always. This visit was New Year's Eve. Great food with huge portions. Live music as well as TV from NYC. It was a great evening.

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adeliac
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friendly enviroment with amazing food and superb service.

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HugoS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment my fiancee and I walked in we felt so welcome. The waitress was so kind. The food was soooo good! We order the Pompeii plate for two. It was wow! Didn't finish it. It is big! Will go back indeed.

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WMB1
New England
31 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I hadn't been to Rocco's in a few years. I used to meet friends there for drinks after work. Walking in last night I realized things had changed. It appears to be under new ownership and has a new Italian menu. I can't speak to the meals, some of them individually seemed reasonable but charging 7.95 for a side salad could quickly make a bill expensive when you add drinks and such. That being said, our server Shannon, a very nice waitress turned us on to the best deal in the house. Dinner for two for $30.00 dollars. It included everything, salads, eggplant plant parm, chicken parm, meatballs, ravioli, sausage and more. Surprisingly, they make a very nice homemade fusilli pasta and it's barely noted in the menu. It's a two dollar upcharge but well worth it. We make pasta at home, there's was good. The sauce was good. We had a mountain of food that came home with us and will be dinner again tonight. I can see where it's more expensive than in the past, but we had a great meal, great service and would ask to be seated with Shannon again. I hope they do well, we don't get there often but I like knowing they are a good local option.

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LindaH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We don't always spend this amount of money but it was my birthday and my 2 sons took me there 9/28. I had the scallops, which I have had before. I got 8 small scallops and they were a little raw. I took them home and heated them up and had a bad stomach ache. My son got fettuccine Alfredo with chicken. The chicken was chewy but the Alfredo was good. My other son had chicken parm and said it was ok.

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Rocco's - Wilmington is rated 4.2 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.

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