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Cafe Mezzanotte

4.6
380 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Located in Downtown Wilmington, Cafe Mezzanotte has built a reputation as Delaware's premier spot to enjoy classically prepared Pan-Mediterranean & Italian cuisine. We offer an intimate atmosphere with servers who attend to each diner with exceptional care. Whether you are looking for a romantic evening, hosting a large corporate gathering, or a casual night out, all of us at Cafe Mezzanotte will cater to your needs.

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Mon - Sat 5:00PM - 10:00PM

What 380 People Are Saying
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4.7
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJimmaz
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with great seating options both inside and out on the patio. We sat on the patio and enjoyed a wonderful meal. Many lunch specials to chose from and very accommodating staff and chef willing to change the meal to meet customer preferences. I had the Bronzino which was prepared to perfection with a crispy skin and soft and tasty flavor inside. Garnishments were roasted potatoes and spinach. My guest had the soup and chicken panini combination. We’ll go there again.

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vipKate
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot believe I have never been here before. It was simply amazing. The pasta is homemade, and wow, what a difference. We each had a different pasta, based pm what our server suggested.

I was truly blown away, this is a hidden gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent. We had fish and it was wonderful. Service was exceptional. We shared a Caesar salad which was really nice and enjoyed hot, fresh bread with a complement of bruschetta.

Would return to this lovely restaurant. Our indication that it was good! We’re fussy and have high expectations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great. Food outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Food was TERRIBLE

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DonG
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a table of six and enjoyed the meal and food. We have been to Cafe M before will be back!

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CarolR
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the prices were very reasonable. I highly recommend this wonderful Italian restaurant!

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vipAveryhappydiner
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Cafe Mezzanotte was wonderful. Most notable, was the service, there when needed, kept us informed, answered our questions, just the right amount of friendly. The tables are well spaced, so noise was not an issue. The food was obviously served just as it was prepared, it was not allowed to sit around waiting for a server. We will be back soon.

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GeorgeW
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner and the service was fantastic! Definitely will return.

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vipLeahR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere with good service.

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vipKenC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great Pasta

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea Bass was amazing and the Crab Tortallini is not to be missed!

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TomL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Menu not huge but everything is good. Chef really cares about quality and reasonably priced. Will go back soon!!

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vipSueS
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always so good here, and everything is made to order, so they are very accommodating. I had spaghetti carbonara without the pancetta, and they substituted with olives at my request. Sacchetini with porcini mushrooms was also excellent, and spaghetti with meatballs had a marinara sauce with lots of basil. Excellent service, too.

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viplakeside
Philadelphia
105 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good I will be back.

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vipKatethegreat
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just wonderful! Food was outstanding! Our server Dawn could not have been lovelier! I had Lobster Ravioli and could have licked the plate - the sauce was THAT good!
We will be back.....

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vipCarolynR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch choices were delicious. Our server and hostess anticipated our needs and were very accommodating. They made the dining experience exceptional!

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Cliff
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best time to go is during the weekday easy parking and very little traffic

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miker
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and plentifully. This was my second time at the restaurant and I will definitely be back.

Great experience

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vipJackPhilly
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here based on reviews in Open Table. Good choice.

Started with Arancini, simple but very tasty.

Then fabulously rich Lobster Ravioli

And finally Seafood Risotto.

Add a bottle of Gavi and we were pretty close to Italy in Wilmington.

Place was almost empty but Covid & business district on Saturday make for thin crowds. We will definitely return should we find ourselves in Wilmington again.

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vipAveryhappydiner
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful, the tables were comfortably spaced, the ambiance was restful, the food was fabulous. Notably, the food was served piping hot. In many places we have been disappointed with lukewarm soup, but not at Cafe Mezzanotte! We will definitely return soon with friends.

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vipsandm
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem

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vipKirk
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot ...

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Amanda
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best kept secrets in Wilmington. Excellent food and atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Wasn’t pleased with the food, great servers

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience5

Great place

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KellyDianne
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here for my husbands birthday this week. The food, service and ambience were fantastic. We will be returning for sure. Looking forward to sitting outside and enjoying another wonderful meal al fresco!

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vipBrianE
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and the service is so personable!

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Napolitano
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated her birthday at Cafe Mezzanotte. Great food, great atmousphere, great service. I would highly recommend this resaturant to anyone that wants an outstanding meal with a classy setting.

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vipCarolina915
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was quite good, but not as advertised. The Sea Bass cooked "Mediterranean style" had no tomatoes, no olives, no onions. The accompaniments were spinach and green beans. Those were exactly the same accompaniments my wife had for her filet. Should have been told.

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vipSully
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, and won’t be our last! Wonderful meal! Service was great and the food was excellent! Cafe Mezzanotte: Wife had Bronzino over sautéed spinach with roasted potatoes and green beans, filleted by Chef Sergio! I had Pappardelle Boscailoa, wide noodles, Italian sausage, wild mushrooms in a light cream sauce. Incredible!

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vipMartelN
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the bruschetta al salmon. It was different, unique and tasty. The Rigatoni Bolognese was divine and the staff are super friendly. I can’t wait to visit again.

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vipMaryR
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family favorite. The chef is amazing and the service is impeccable.

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vipCandaceP
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience from start to finish! The service was impeccable, the decor was warm and inviting and the food was amazing!!

We will definitely be back with friends! Xoxo

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Eric
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent, particularly the pasta dishes. Appetizers are delicious and interesting.

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vipTRichC
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Sergio is the greatest chef. Food is excellent, staff is experienced and attentive.

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GreerH
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best Italian food I have had in a long time. Way outshines Bardea in Wilmington, DE. Staff is attentive and friendly. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great food and service! Perfect night for a sweet sixteen dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food. The best we have had in Delaware.

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vipTeeTimeMike
Philadelphia
228 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cafe Mezzanote was in one word outstanding. Food was simply excellent, especially the entrees we had - grilled swordfish and ragu pasta in a blush sauce. Tortellini our server Dawn took very good care of us and made it a great night (our anniversary!!). The tirimisu dessert was a delicious finish. So if you want great Italian dishes you should go to this place - we highly recommend it.

FAQs

Cafe Mezzanotte offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 658-7050.

Cafe Mezzanotte is rated 4.6 stars by 380 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.