Vincenza & Margherita Italian-American Bistro

4.6
219 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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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
What 219 People Are Saying
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SJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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T
Philadelphia
3 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
1 review
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
1 review
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
3 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
36 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
217 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
3 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
106 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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JS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This place has amazing food for sure, no complaints there. It was very loud though, so I think it’s unnecessary to have the waiters tell you about things on the menu, especially having to recite the entire dessert meal (no dessert menu) when it’s a struggle to hear them. The waiter was pleasant but not exactly attentive. At the end of the day, we’d still go back. Their homemade pasta, mozzarella and bread was so delicious.

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JP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a total gem of a place. Outstanding cocktails, beautiful, and unbelievably tasty food... outstanding all around. Totally suggest!

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SD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve wanted to go since it opened. So glad when I met a friend on ladies night. We sat at the bar great lemon 🍋 tini. My seafood linguini was wonderful. The service was spot on. Totally enjoyed my night. Taking everyone back to enjoy.

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SN
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious cuisine. Many choices. We will be back. Fine Italian dining for reasonable prices.

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v
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

New apppetizer delicious! Pizza crust just perfect.

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

I do not often give reviews..
But I was extremely IMPRESSED!
Outstanding food..flavor freshportions and price..
Absolutely looking to go again!

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t
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were pleasantly surprised to find V&M Bistro in North Wilmington, DE. The majority of the menu is created from in-house made ingredients (ravioli, gnocchi, etc). Definitely a great local spot for a nice Italian dinner and we had excellent service from the cocktails at the bar (MUST TRY THE LIMONCELLO ICE MARTINI!!) and dinner table service from Erick!

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JP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service (Eric) was amazing! Our only complaint is the acoustics in the small side room where we sat. It was hard to hear during conversation.

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LW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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TE
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

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

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good over all experience.

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JE
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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D
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and fresh Italian food, highly recommend!

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