Rocco's - Wilmington

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56 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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LC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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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LC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

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LC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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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S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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New England
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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FR
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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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TW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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a
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friendly enviroment with amazing food and superb service.

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HS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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WM
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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LH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

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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DG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I ordered the eggplant sandwich....I ate it as it was good, but I've had way better!

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OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent; service not that good.
We waited a while to get our drinks and then had to ask for our bread, we saw other tables receive their bread.
Apps: none
Entrees:
I had the lighter fare swordfish - fish was fresh and the rest of the cooked well and delicious.
Others had cheese ravioli, baked haddock and a seafood alfredo, all complimented on the portions, freshness and taste.
Dessert:
My wife was looking forward to her favorite dessert, chocolate mousse, only to be told they were out. How can you be out of chocolate mousse??
Then, my son ordered the brownie sundae, only to be told they were out of brownies. Nonetheless, they did have desserts and enjoyed what they got.
I had the grapenut pudding. Now, my mother used to make gn pudding so, as expected, it did not measure up, but it was ok.
Overall, there were a couple of minor disappointments, but we had a very nice dining experience.
The staff was friendly and courteous.
The prices we're decent, not too steep.
This was our first time here and perhaps on a different night our service may be better.
I would recommend this place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Mothers Day

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1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Mother’s Day. Was good. Pizza oven not working!! 😟. Waiter was very good. Not sure why I was not checked in for reservation for this app!

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J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and kid friendly - it’s rare to find both!

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D
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A quick bit on our way into Boston for a game. So glad we took a cousin's suggestion - this is a neighborhood gem. Our server was Tracy and she was terrific. Knowledgeable of the menu and made great suggestions. We had the RI calamari and Italian bread with cheese. The calamari was very spicy so the bread cooled things down. I've never had such delicious RI calamari! I had the fried clams (super clean) and fries and my husband had the chicken marsala. Both were delicious and my husband had left overs the next day. We are adding this restaurant to our rotation!

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d
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good, coffee was warm not hot. Good time though..

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LP
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We requested a booth but unfortunately it was located in the bar area. The bar was very busy and the noise level was extremely loud. It was not the restaurant's fault. The people were only enjoying themselves.

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TB
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Very disappointed in our experience. Had the antipasto, and it was certainly a lot of food. The meats on the antipasto were mediocre--tasted like they were just bought at a local grocery store. The entrees were on the same level. The chicken marsala was so soaked in wine as to be inedible. The paella was just OK--not great, basic, could have done with more flavor. The pasta dish was the best, but I would not call it good. Service was good, ambiance OK, although not a real fan of the live music (others seemed to enjoy the music, so I'll accept their judgment).

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Great meal, but slow service and too noisy

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Good was great, but they packed people in and we were literally bumping elbows with the next table

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P
New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Large servings, reasonable pricing, food was good, table spacing was good (not crowded in), waitress seemed to have too many tables to serve so our service was fair at best. Definitely worth a second try.

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WS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Server was poor. Inattentive, forgetful, requests for drinks was slow or forgotten. We waited way too long for our food which was not brought out at the same time and was cold. Finished eating and waited far too long for the table to be cleared. After waiting this long no one wanted to order dessert just wanted to leave.

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a
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was our first time - I took my kids (9 & 12). It was bustling & busy, but our waiter made us feel welcome. The menu is big and eclectic - Italian, Portuguese, fish/bar food - but everything was delicious. The bread before the meal was excellent and our meals were equally as good (lasagna, paella, and fish and chips). We even got dessert that was fantastic (chocolate mousse and rice pudding). I will definitely be back.

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m
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food portions generous. Bar service slow but waitress great. Delicious food!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Found this gem last minute on open table. Great home style italian with generous portions.
The drinks were made well and the staff were friendly but short handed.
The hostess kept walking back and forth across the restaurant to the kitchen with loud shoes and a very heavy step, it was a little distracting. Would reccomend for great food and overall fun atmosphere.

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F
New England
127 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was just ok. We ordered a coconut shrimp ap for 13.95 and received 5 small shimp with some kind of dipping sauce. Overpriced. The drinks are good and strong =plus. The entrées were just alright. I had a chicken caprice with hardly any cheese and tomato. Local joint for pizza and drinks

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Brazil
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I requested online when I booked it to have a cake and no cake was ever brought out.
Then when my party gets there to be seated, we told the waitress that we would need seperate checks, which seemed to be a pain for them to do so.
Then our food came out and we had a Freind that recently had stomach bipass surgery and could only eat 2 ounces of food at a time. She has a medical card to prove this. They told her ordering off the children's menu was fine. But the food came out and it was an adult meal. The manager came over and said she couldn't order from kids menu and wouldn't even acknowledge her medical card. Made her pay for an adult meal and said throw the rest away. Very poor customer service and discriminated against someone that can't eat more than a children's size portion or less because of a medical condition. I found the manager very rude and I will NEVER GO BACK OR RECCOMEND ANYONE KNOW GO THERE.

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TG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Came here with the family for Mother's Day. Food was very good but service was not. Our waiter forgot pretty much every drink we ordered and most of our special requests. It's a shame because everything else about the restaurant was pretty solid.

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, nice variety, wonderful service. Will be returning in the future

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was so nice and excellent at her job. It was as if she had a 6th sense and just knew what we wanted when we wanted it. I don't think anobody else could have done such a good job with a party of 14! I think her name was Cindy or something of that nature. I'm so mad I can't remember it for certian because she deserves recognition. She really made the whole experience so lovely!

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EL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

It was my experience at Rocco's and the food was delicious. Everything went as great as possible except for that the server was very overwhelming. I think he meant well but was a little too excited and kind of aggressive.

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m
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Huge portion easily split between 2 people. Each had a house salad which was quite large also

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, and our server Jeremy was great. Overall the experience made for a great date night with the wife and daughter.

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G
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Here for Valentines Day and had a nice table and food was very good. Service was sub par and the place was not even packed due to the day. I would defiantly go back as the portions were good and the prices great for what you received. Menu is large so you can go in different directions.

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L
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good food and a menu with a large variety of items. Very loud though and hard to have a conversation

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