Vincenza & Margherita Italian-American Bistro

4.6
247 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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JM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I gave this place 3 tries several months apart. It's just okay. I find it quite overpriced for mediocre food and limited wine selection (salads start at 10+ and entrees averaging $25). The decor is a little tacky, definitely not helping to justify the high price point). And it's really noisy. Really. But the waitstaff are very nice and attentive. I just can't justify the cost (even on Ladies Night which offers 1/2 price entrees).

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E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Service was great (even though it was our server's first night).
Have been to V & M Bistro once for lunch and this was the third time for dinner.
Great place for dinner and convenient location north Wilmington!

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The choices for dinner was interesting. The food was average - nothing special. The bread is baked on premises- was average. Atmosphere- was a little above average. The service was excellent. Everyone was friendly and made you feel comfortable.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We usually have veal dishes at this great restaurant but on the recommendations of reviewers, we went for the antipasto boarrd and gourmet pizza. What a wise choice. The meal was delicious !

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GM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time there! Will definitely be back! So much more on the menu I wanna try!!

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EL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food accompanied by excellent service and great ambiance provided a wonderful overall experience for my wife, myself, my sister and brother-in-law! Kudos to your excellent Bistro!!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food and service... and always easy!

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FW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited your restaurant on Friday night for the first time ever. We are not from the area but came upon the restaurant on Google search. Upon pulling up, we had no idea what to expect. When we walked in we were extremely surprised. The inside is modern and nicely staged. The food was amazing and the ambiance was great. We loved it. Kenny, our server, topped the experience off. He was fantastic. He was so receptive to our needs and probably one of the best servers we have ever encountered; which means alot coming from us, since we frequent many restaurants. This place is a gem. We will definitely be back.

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EB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 1st visit and we cannot wait to return! Rita is fun, service is fast and the food is the best italian we ever had. If delivery becomes available we may be having Vincenzas cook for us multiple times a week!

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GM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time to have dinner there. The service was very good, friendly, and accommodating. Our meals were delicious, fresh and served hot. It's a nice place, casual and it was packed on this Friday night, the night after Valentines Day. Because it was so busy, it was very noisy. We will go back.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian in Wilmington. Wonderful food and friendly staff.

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GS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service and great food, we always come back!!!!!!!!{:>

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SS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely, smaller restaurant with an intimate, comfortable vibe. Food was well prepared and tasty. Service was excellent. We look forward to going back on a less busy night than Valentine's Day. We enjoy small local places, and we plan to visit this restaurant again soon. What a nice surprise to discover a nice smaller restaurant so close to home!

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MJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 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 9, 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
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls Night Out

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New England
3 reviews
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 22, 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
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 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
3 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
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 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 7, 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
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 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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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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