Vincenza & Margherita Italian-American Bistro

4.3
199 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 199 People Are Saying
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Philadelphia
204 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
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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JM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
5.0Dined 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
4 reviews
5.0Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each visit exceeds previous experience.

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KM
1 review
5.0Dined 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
102 reviews
1.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
6 reviews
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

New apppetizer delicious! Pizza crust just perfect.

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MH
1 review
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
2.0Dined 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
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good over all experience.

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JE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
11 reviews
4.0Dined 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
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and fresh Italian food, highly recommend!

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D
Philadelphia
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Baltimore
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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VW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. Service is the AMAZING

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ED
Philadelphia
102 reviews
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Philadelphia
1 review
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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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Philadelphia
9 reviews
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
1 review
4.0Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Philadelphia
2 reviews
5.0Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
1 review
4.0Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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
Philadelphia
3 reviews
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Philadelphia
3 reviews
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Philadelphia
1 review
1.0Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
4.0Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's always a nice time

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Philadelphia
4 reviews
3.0Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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

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P
Philadelphia
1 review
4.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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