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About Vincenza & Margherita Italian-American Bistro

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 Editors Choice for Best Italian Cuisine
- Winner of the North DelaWhere Happening List 2015 for Specialty Cocktail
- 2015 Reader's Choice Finalist for Best Italian Cuisine

1717 Marsh Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Modern European

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 11:30-9:00pm
Friday 11:30-10:00pm
Saturday 12:30-10:00pm

(Closed Sundays)

Cross Street:
Silverside Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 479-7999

Website:
http://www.vmbistro.com/

Executive Chef:
Vincenzo Carrieri-Russo

Additional:
Bar Dining, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area

Special Events & Promotions:
We do not offer a Kid's Menu, nor do we offer booster seats or highchairs.

Vincenza & Margherita Italian-American Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
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Good for a Date (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Casual (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Business Meals (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Authentic (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Cozy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything from the cocktails to the appetizer to the main meal and the dessert was excellent. The homemade pasta really was delightful. The chocolate dessert was decadent. Special thanks to Eric because the service was excellent. he was knowledgeable about the menu and made awesome recommendations.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderfully consistent food! Wonderful atmosphere and staff

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food, service and ambiance are outstanding at V&M. We will certainly be back again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The staff, food, and ambiance were superb. It was great to be greeted by the owner. I'll be back again and again!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Delicious!! Highly recommend! Excellent service!! Look forward to going back!

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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food5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our waiter was great. Very attentive. It was our first time here. We will definitely return.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a wonderful time. Our waitress was friendly and attentive, the food was wonderful, and the videos of Italy were beautiful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Homemade fettuccine with salmon was excellent. Service was very good. Price was reasonable given the food and drinks.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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food5
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Our anniversary dinner was fantastic. Good food. Very welcoming staff and our waiter, Erik, couldn't have been better. Very personable, knowledgable, and lots of fun!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This family owned tiny little gem has outstanding food, a lovely atmosphere and the service can't be beat. There is a feeling of family here, the owners visit the tables to chad and make sure you are totally satisfied. Plus it is SUPER clean, even the restrooms and that's very important to me.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Owner and staff very attentive. Food quality is outstanding, however for the neighborhood it is a little pricey. $300 for 4 with one bottle of wine and drinks.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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food4
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I thought the food was very good but it was pricey.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Wonderful food, great service, great people. All around wonderful experience as always.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We all had excellent entrees, I thought appetizers were too pricey. We paid $!3.00 for caprese salad which I think was a lot too much for te quantity we got and the tomatoes were rather tasteless. Plus there was very little fresh basil aboard the plate.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food4
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service5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 25, 2017

V and M Bistro is a gem located in a strip shopping center. Food is outstanding. Homemade Italian food is authentic and delicious. I have been to this restaurant several times and never disappointed. The setting is upscale and very pleasant.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Meals are always consistently good and wait staff is attentive. Will return again

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Disappointed with the tomatoes in the salad. This time of year I would expect local, fresh tomatoes. Also, they need to find someway to muffle the noise. It was very difficult to hear around the table without shouting. You need to add a 5th Noise Level - "Too Noisy"

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food3
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We had to wait quite a while for our food since one of our party had ordered a pizza. Should be able to coordinate that in the kitchen. Other than that our waitress was very pleasant and the drinks and coffee were great. Food was good but not exceptional.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Celebrated our wedding anniversary at this wonderful restaurant and the service, ambience and food were all excellent! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent food and very nice family. V&M's mom spent quite a bit of time talking to us - she is a very, very nice person. We enjoyed her company. Gnocchi and Agnolotti where wonderful. Very professional cocktails. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Salads, pasta and mussels were excellent. Love the fried olives. Eric are server is very professional and friendly every time we visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 1, 2017

First time for lunch. Special menu good idea. I ordered chicken picatta entrée that came with hand made spaghetti. Delicious but was told no side salad available except with lunch special combo. Seemed odd but in the end they served a lovely side salad with fresh mixed lettuce greens. Excellent accommodation to make me very happy. My sister enjoyed her birthday lunch special combo. Special day indeed! Pricey but very good Italian fare.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Friendly and attentive staff compliment the stellar hand crafted pastas from the open kitchen in this charming neighborhood go-to spot. You don't feel like you are eating out as much as you feel like you are dining with friends in their kitchen. Sampled a two appetizers (Arracini and the calamari) and both sparkled with old world presentation and taste. All three of us ordered pasta dishes (when in Rome!) and they were absolutely spot-on. Personally I recommend the agnolotti - a generous portion of delicate pasta pillows stuffed with complete meat & cheese goodness in a rich white truffle cream sauce. Delish!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Everything was wonderful. The food was out of this world fantastic. Highly recommended!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Loved everything about this restaurant! Food was good and their dirty martinis were excellent 😍 Great for happy hour or date night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food is very good, but pricey. A 3 person meal tab came to $170!!! with 2 individual glasses of wine and no desert. The caprese salad was anemic at best and overpriced, a pasta seafood dish was enjoyable but again overpriced for what it was. It is really a shame it is so pricey, because it is a beautiful, relaxed dining area and the service is very capable and friendly. Perhaps it explains why the place was so lightly attended on a Saturday night.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Excellent as always. Love this place

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Saw this restaurant on Open Table and TripAdvisor. It was a little way from our hotel, but well worth it. Erik took very good care of us and every dish from zuppe to dessert was delicious. Beans and greens soup was very good. Pasta dishes and gnocchi were all homemade and wonderful. Highly recommend the cannoli to finish the meal. Wine list has $100 Duck Horn and Cakebread to $25 very good Italian. We were there on a slower Tuesday night. The bar was full, but we were the lucky recipients of a loaf of house made bread for the road. We'd definitely recommend this local gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

After seeing great reviews my husband and I decided to try it for our anniversary. Glad we did. Food and service excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Strange smell of cleaning chemicals was nothing special here

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We had a wonderful meal .I had the Cioppino and my husband had the eggplant with gnocchi.Everyone is so friendly here .Jess our server is so pleasant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Best food in the tri St area

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Very attentive and pleasant staff. Grilled octopus and bruschetta apps were wonderful. Excellent entrees, too. Never felt rushed. Very noisy but otherwise a lovely dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Delicious salad with fresh ingredients! Fra diavlo pizza had just the right amount of heat. Tons of seafood in the fruitti de le mare.
Fresh tasty bread. Excellent service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We were seated immediately period the waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was excellent. They brought out our courses with adequate time to rest for a second before enjoying the next course. Food was delicious. Will definitely come back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Had lunch with friends. It was the first time eating at this restaurant.
We were all very pleased with our lunch.
Service was very attentive.
Would like to go back for dinner.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 25, 2017

We love the food, and Erik, our server was excellent

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Have been there several times and have never been disappointed - always enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Great modern spot with good Italian food. Would definitely fine there again.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Had never been here, but decided to try it before a concert. Was pleasantly surprised -- nice decor, friendly staff, good service, good food, reasonable prices, good wine list, good espresso. What more can you ask for? Will definitely return.

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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