Vincenza & Margherita Italian-American Bistro

4.6
234 reviews
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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.
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MJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this restaurant!! Very clean and the staff and owners are very very nice!!! Would definitely recommend this restaurant!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Our entrees were delicious, I LOVE the Timbalo! My husband had the mussels and the Anglioti and really enjoyed both. Bread options are definately a 10!

The appetizer “special” which was touted as a fried ravioli was not good. The texture of the wrapping was not a fried pasta, but more of a crispy wonton like wrapper. Several of them were not filled with the ricotta mixture, there was less than a tablespoon in several. We shared this with our server, but she did not seem concerned. Overall, she was slow and not very engaging or observant. My husband only took a few sips of his cocktail and he didn’t like it, but didn’t want to mention it. She didn’t question that he only had a few sips. Typically, this is an opportunity to engage with the customer.

Overall, we enjoy the bread and pasta options and definately would return!

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WF
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food matched by excellent service (Thank you, Rita). The grilled octopus appetizer was tender with a great smokey grill flavor. We really enjoyed the veal contadina, the veal principessa (medallions with crab, asparagus, in a cream sauce), and the Vincenza Pizza. And the butterflied pork chop specialty of the house was a huge hit with one of our foodies--good for two additional meals! (portion sized were all very generous.)

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D
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING! Exceeded my expectations tenfold! This is not your average Italian dinner. Everything was super fresh, and very creative. Perfect portion sizes and the service was fantastic. I don’t like going out for Italian but can’t wait until we go back to V&M! Wow!!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit and the food and presentation was perfect again. The service was very attentive and upbeat. A noisy but fun place. We look forward to our next visit!

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SD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls Night Out

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

VM never disappoints! The food is amazing and the staff is so friendly!

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JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and presentation were great! Staff was friendly and helpful.
The only thing I wasn’t crazy about was the noise level. The space just lends itself to being loud.

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j
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went out for dinner and we were both pleased with our meals. He ordered a special and I a menu item. Meatball appetizer was very good and perfect for sharing. Our drinks were delicious, I had an espresso martini. Entrees were delicious, home made pasta noodles. Great flavors.

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CG
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, atmosphere and service. To me, the marinara sauce is intoxicating. I wish they sold it!!

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JW
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Service was much better from the previous week. Martinis were not very good, one taste like cough syrup and another had to much alcohol. Food was cold. First time not having an all around good experience. We miss Eric.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for dealing with our rowdy group. Mark’s the best!

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g
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Potentially the best meal I've had in Delaware, beating out the former champ, Nora Lee's in New Castle. Wasn't particularly planning on returning to VM Bistro but the food changed my mind. Have only been to VM Bistro once and many times to Nora Lee's. Nora Lee's lacks consistency in the kitchen and the service is uneven. Time will tell about VM Bistro.

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KW
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was absolutely amazing. I would highly recommend!!

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CT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant around. The pasta ismade in house, the portions are generous, and the food is delicious. Can't say enough about it so I won't say anymore.

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SJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant so much! Great food, wonderful staff and always a pleasure.

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T
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere!

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MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Remains too pricey. We may come back more often if the prices were moderated. Food is delicious, but there is delicious food in less expensive restaurants in this area.

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MJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our whole experience! Very friendly and amazing food!! Also very very clean. Well worth the drive. Made reservation to go back that same night. Owners are very friendly and cater to all your needs!! Loved it!!!

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F
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ALWAYS have the best meal and service at V&M! All the staff are friendly and attentive, and the Carrieri-Russo family make you feel like part of their family. It is a special restaurant.

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F
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, and every meal is delicious!!

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ML
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Italian food. The gnocchi is delicious.. The veal chop is amazing. Homemade bread, garlic rolls. Outstanding desserts!!

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N
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our first time visiting this restaurant and we will certainly be returning. The food was good and the staff is very friendly and accommodating.

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DC
Key West
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was outstanding to say the least!! Food was delicious and cooked to perfection. Staff was incredibly attentive to my wife and I. I cant wait to go back.

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B
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

We liked our meal and restaurant in general. Thought the food was pretty good but not exceptional. However, for the prices, the food should have been exceptional and the restaurant more "experiential." We were unpleasantly surprised about the high prices for an Italian restaurant on Marsh Road. We did have a coupon that brought the bill down to a reasonable level. However, without that coupon, we would have felt ripped off. Will only go again with a discount coupon - which is a shame since the restaurant has promise. It was half filled on a Friday night and I can only think that was because of the prices.

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JW
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent - a nice setting - friendly attentive knowledgeable service. A well thought out menu.well made cocktails - live music- everything to make an enjoyable dining experience

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JW
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy the service and Ladies Night. Hostess and servers are professional by greeting you with a warm welcome and smile. The cooks preparations and presentations are better than most high price restaurants. I recommend this place only if you want dinner. No lunch available. Get there at 4pm for Happy Hour. 😆

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A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. You must try it for yourself!

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OT
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was outstanding ! Would recommend to anyone I know . Ken our server was great . Vince came buy and checked on our evening of food and wine . Friendly , prompt service ! Food was great !

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F
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Server forgot birthday candle. Otherwise, we love this restaurant!

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SP
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The lemoncello martini and the bone in veal parm are outstanding. Everything else is just good. The waiter forgot that I gave him a $40 gift card when he brought me the bill. I also asked for my pasta Aglio oloi and the waiter didn't know what I was talking about. It turns out they gave me oil & butter pasta instead of garlic and oil pasta. Kind of strange for an Italian restaurant!

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PB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were delicious (pasta puttanesca and ravioli), service was competent and efficient, the wine was reasonably priced and overall it was a very enjoyable evening.

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d
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent - it was our first visit and will definitely be back to eat here. plus side was we went on Tuesday night not even realizing entrees were 1/2 off :) all of the staff was super attentive as well - do not find that these days at many restaurants.

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A
Philadelphia
220 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brandywine Valley Restaurant Week enticed us here. Superb 3-course dinner. Mark was great with precise timing. Marvelous creations on the regular menu as well.

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KM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are never disappointed with V&M. The food is creative, fresh and made with love! The service is always excellent. Even the bar is fun - just wish it was bigger. We never mind paying a little extra for fantastic food, friendly service and a nice, comfortable atmosphere. V&M is a little neighborhood gem!

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RE
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We make the 45 mile trip to V&M Bistro at least once a month, and have never regretted making the trip. Their food is always outstanding. This particular trip was during Brandywine Valley Restaurant Week, and we were not disappointed with the selection that was available on their prefix menu. There were four of us, and we all had different dishes, all of which were excellent, at a very reasonable price. Everyone we have taken to this establishment have returned on their own.

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JM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is kind of pricey but the portions are large. Definitely worth it.

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each visit exceeds previous experience.

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KM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly place with nice atmosphere and good waitstaff. Bread is kind of blah and a bit too pricey.

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ED
Philadelphia
108 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

While, we have dined here on numerous occasions with excellent service, THIS EVENING, the service was the worst we have ever experienced in a restaurant of this caliber. We waited approximately 45 minutes for bread to be placed on the table, all the while we watched salads and meals served to the other diners seated after us receive their orders.
Our dinner, a Caesar Salad with Chicken and an evening special pasta dish took 45 minutes after we ordered to be placed on the table. We should have walked out, but did not!!!!!
Sadly, we will not dine here again!!!!

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