Vincenza & Margherita Italian-American Bistro

4.4
186 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Vincenza & Margherita Italian-American Bistro (V&M Bistro) is an authentic Italian-American Bistro located at 1717 Marsh Road in Wilmington, Delaware. V&M Bistro offers a wide variety of delicious Italian-American cuisine options, new takes on classic favorites, freshly baked breads, and pasta made fresh daily on-site. In addition to award-winning menu options, V&M Bistro also offers one-of-a-kind cocktails and martinis, created by professional mixologists. Owned by Vincenza and Margherita Carrieri-Russo, V&M Bistro has become a fan favorite in Northern Delaware for young and old alike. Let it become yours!

- Winner of the Best of Delaware 2015, 2016 & 2017
- Winner of the North DelaWhere Happening List 2015, 2016 & 2017


*We do not offer a kids menu, nor do we offer booster seats or highchairs.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Modern European
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Hours of operation
Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(302) 479-7999
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Vincenzo Carrieri-Russo
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Silverside Road
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Parking details
Free Parking all around building.
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Special events & promotions
We do not offer a Kid's Menu, nor do we offer booster seats or highchairs.
Additional
Bar Dining, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area
Reviews from verified diners
186 reviews
4.4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
57%
Very Good
30%
Good
11%
Fair
2%
Poor
0%
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LW
5.0Dined 4 days ago

The service was very good, the server very knowledgeable. The food was beautifully plated.

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TE
2.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Chef Boyardee. Not even the bread was good. Enough said.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Very good over all experience.

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JE
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

My husband and I went to an early dinner on a Friday night. We have dined here a few times. We had a reservation because it can fill up quickly. The service is always outstanding. We were greeted at the door and seated near the window.
We ordered Pellegrino water, since I'm pregnant and can't get a drink. But their wine selection is good.
I got the gnocchi with meat sauce. It was tasty and served within a timely manner. My husband got the special, which was a chicken ravioli with cream sauce. He liked his meal, the ravioli was fresh.
For dessert, I got the lemon sherbert that is in one of the martinis. I'm lactose intolerant and it's the only thing I can have. It's good and doesn't hurt me. My husband got a chocolate mousse pie that he really liked.
The ambiance is romantically lit and we like it as a date spot.

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v
4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Lemoncello delicious! Fine chicken marsala. Friends enjoyed their salmon dish and pizza.

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D
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

As usual, the food was on par and well prepared. Never disappointed with any selections. Wait staff was attentive and meal was properly spaced. Will return.

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JB
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Delicious and fresh Italian food, highly recommend!

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D
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

I absolutely love this place! We never have any issues here. All the servers are fantastic! This time we had Erik, who was awesome! Thanks!

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JB
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We were celebrating a graduation and it was a perfect setting. The food was delicious, the service was exceptional and a wonderful time was had by all. We highly recommend this little gem!

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JW
5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

A+ Eric is an excellent server and great at multitasking.

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VW
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great experience! Food was awesome and Service even better! We will be back for sure!

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C
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great place to eat. Service is the AMAZING

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ED
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We experienced exceptional service along with a wonderful meal. We started the Grilled Griglia and a Caesar salad. This was follow by quite tender Veal Contadina and one the specials for the evening Pork Loin that was outstanding.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food and drinks were delicious and our service was spectacular.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

This little bistro is unassuming from the street, but one inside you quickly realize how much of a gem V&M is. The best cioppino I have ever had, that wasn't on the west coast. We will be back.

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A
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

My date and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening at V&M Bistro last Saturday evening. We arrived on time and were seated immediately. The setting is modern and refined, with a fireplace adding to the ambiance. Our waitress introduced herself (darn I wish I could remember her name, she was awesome) offered us water and said she would come back in a few minutes, which she did. We ordered drinks (Moscow Mule for me, Limoncello Martini for my date) which were awesome. Although antipasti selections on the menu looked awesome decided to skip them in order to save room for dinner. My date opted for the Salmon A La Mugnaia, a seared salmon in white wine sauce. I chose a chef's special, Icelandic Cod served with a sauce of Kalamata Olive, Capers and Cherry Tomatoes. Both items were absolutely perfectly prepared and tasted outstanding. We decided to go with the Liquid Diet for dessert - another Limoncello Martini apiece. Kudos to the entire Carrieri-Russo family. We even enjoyed a tableside chat with Mama herself. I can't wait to try some of the antipasti, salads, and other entree options. We will return. And bring friends!

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C
4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

This was a very pleasant dining experience. The food was both aesthetically appealing as well as delicious. Our waiter was warm, friendly and most accommodating. We will return!

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RE
5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We travel the hour from our home to V&M Bistro about once a month. We have never been disappointed with their menu items or specials, and the service has always been excellent. I will also add that they make their own bread and their Limoncello Ice Martini is a must to be tried.

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DA
4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Overall a very good meal. Started with cocktails and appetizer. Both were done well and arrived timely. We have been here before several times but it has been a bit. When they initially opened we had a bottle of wine (Freakshow) that was very reasonably priced. The next time it had gone up by about $10/bottle. We were surprised to find it now up another $20.
Both our entrees were done well and I got the veal parm which as expected was AMAZING. The second time I have had it and melted in your mouth with a great crisp exterior. Wifes steak was done well also. The wine arrived after our meals which was slightly disappointing.
I was surprised that on a Friday at 630-8 range it was not more crowded.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We’ve been going to V&M since they opened and I’m happy to say the service and food have remained top-notch. I recommend everything — but I love when they have the eggplant special — absolutely divine! The wine selection is excellent and the breads for the table are awesome. The only bad thing is that I don’t have time to eat there more often.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I cannot say enough about V&M. The food is always out of this world, service amazing and drinks are delicious!!!!
Every generation can enjoy something spectacular here!! Absolutely love going here!

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JC
1.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food was tasteless. Service was almost non-existent. Prices are absorbent. Save your time and money.

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OT
4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

It's always a nice time

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OT
5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

My experience at this restaurant was exceptional. I had been recommended this place from a health inspector. She had said it’s one of the cleanest restaurants around and it absolutely was. Not only that, their drinks were delicious and would make me want to come back for those alone. Even more so was the taste and quantity of food. I personally had the Cioppino. It was a seafood lovers dream and had enough for me to take some back home. Finally, their service was excellent. The server was extremely friendly and helpful throughout the night.

I would recommend this place to anyone, especially since Tuesday nights now offer half priced entrees to ladies. Great Service, Great Food, Great drinks.

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YC
3.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Disappointing penne dish - overlooked penne. Given the price, I expected much more.

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P
4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Excellent service and excellent food. First time dining there and will be returning.

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OT
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Like always great service and great food.if you have a chance you must try this Restaurant.!!!!!!!

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D
5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Greaterd at the door w a smile, waiter was knowledgeable and very attentive. Vincenza came to our table to make sure we were happy w service n food. Ladies night 1/2 price for fine dining.

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OT
5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Live music, wonderful cocktails, and delicious food! The staff was very efficient and friendly. I felt like I was a child at my grandmother’s house savoring every mouthful of the Veal Parm. If you were raised eating authentic Italian food this is the place for you!

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E
4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Our first visit -- a great local bistro and worth the drive for us. The food (seafood salad, baked cod, eggplant parmesan with gnocchi and long-hots) was great and we enjoyed the cozy atmosphere. Loved the Castello Banfi Summus red wine. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Look forward to returning in the near future.

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S
5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Went to V & M for a girls night with friends and had an amazing dinner. The service was excellent as well as the whole staff. Recommend it all the time to family and friends.
Sharon B.

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D
5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Love the owners and the staff! Always a pleasant experience.

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JB
5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Delightful. Enjoyed three original dishes on Friday night and started with two great appetizers to share. Don't miss the chance to get their clams white (with sweet sausage) swimming in a broth that begs to have every piece of bread you can get your hands dipped into pure deliciousness. The arancini rice balls are always on point. They come three to an order, they're composed of deep fried risotto, mozzarella and sweat garden peas - and these treats are perfect for sharing, served in some Sunday gravy and grated cheese. The dinners included the Monte & Mare a unique fresh pasta dish with calamari, mussels and clams with broccoli rabe in a decadent champagne blush sauce. The salmone alla mugnaia - was a choice filet of salmon perfectly cooked and served atop their home made #26 spaghetti in a great lemon and white wine blush sauce. I chose a special - the seafood risotto which was a very generous portion with shrimp, scallops, broccoli rabe and sun-dried tomatoes. Decadent. Great food expertly prepared and delightful service makes for a wonderful evening. A great reason to cross the state line and dine tax free!

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NZ
4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a great meal. Veal parmesan is awesome. Great drink menu and service was wonderful

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BT
5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve special dinner. Everyone wax very accommodating and friendly. Truly enjoyed our meal.

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BD
2.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We went for their 7 fishes Xmas eve dinner and were disappointed. The food was not correctly seasoned and therefore, rather bland. The tomato sauce served with the first course was bland and cold. We asked for some warm marinara or pizza sauce or at least cocktail sauce for the Calimari and smelts, and the waiter said there would be an up charge. This is an Italian restaurant, folks.
My husband had to ask for sweetener and milk for his tea multiple times before he was served. Our waiter poured water for one person and didn’t ask me if I wanted a top off.
There were THREE TVs showing White Xmas on mute (thank goodness) in the tiny side room where we were seated. Distracting and overkill to say the least.
We’ve been here several times before for meatballs, Sunday sauce, octopus and broccoli rabe.
We’ll be back for that, but not for any special occasion.
Bleh.

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FN
5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

This restaurant is fabulous. My friends and I have been going here for our annual Holiday get together. Good food, great atmosphere and good company makes for a great dining experience!

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J
5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

While unassuming from the outside, this is a really awesome restaurant. The portions, quality, and ambiance are excellent, and the staff is very pleasant. Highly recommend!

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OT
5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Highly recommend this neighborhood gem Menu is fantastic service is excellent portion sizes are generous And a lovely ambience

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JG
5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

The best Italian in the area with authentic food and homemade pasta ,they have great service and are very accommodating,would recommend for anyone wanting a great dinning experience.

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