La Banca

4.6
225 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to La Banca, a restaurant which offers a unique twist on Italian fare. We offer Italian dishes that are sure to please everyone's palate. If it's wine your looking for, look no further, we offer some of the best Italian wines there are to offer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 225 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTerri
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought the cocktails were a little over priced, but other than that it was fantastic.

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SaraT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Banca was amazing! They food was fantastic and the staff was so kind and they even surprised us with a birthday tiramisu and champagne for my husbands birthday. We can’t wait to go back

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vipstrawberry
Philadelphia
163 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the food we ordered was delicious. We particularly liked their vegetables, especially the cauliflower gratin. The place is lovely and the service great but what was most important to us is the live music’

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DinaP
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here. Thorsten provided attentive and pleasant service. The duck and pasta Bolognese were perfectly executed, and the cheese board was a wonderful selection. Excellent drinks and atmosphere. Covid protocols in place. Live music added an extra something to our date night. We will be back to check out other menu selections and have already told friends! Worth thr 30 minute drive from Dover.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Anniversary

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vipEmilyJH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great addition to Middletown!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shannon was very attentive and our meals were delicious

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vipRichardB
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and great ambiance. Building was a bank and now the restaurant. Next time we would request upstairs.

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vipGracie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We Dined with another Couple on Saturday night. The atmosphere was beautiful and the Service was Excellent. When our Entree's arrived everyone enjoyed theirs except one was cold in the middle. They were very gracious in preparing a new one, however when the Entrée arrived it was half the size of the original. Also, The Wine pours are not generous considering the Wine is $9.00 per glass. Most Restaurants pour Wine to up to the bottom of their Logo. The pour I received appeared to be 3 oz. at the most !! If they improved the amount of Wine per Glass, I would give them a 5 Star Rating !!
Would definitely go back again as the Entrees were very good and hope they are more generous with the amount of Wine served !!

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MandiC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!!!! It great having an upscale restaurant in town .

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vipDelawareHappy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The live music was really nice! Added a nice unexpected touch to the dining experience!

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ZoeM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food suggestions from the waiter!!!

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vipGretchen
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Never a disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love La Banca and Shannon. We will be back!

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vipDelawareHappy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at La Banca. It will NOT be our last. The food was delicious! The service was great! The atmosphere was perfect!! Adding this as one of our favorite finds in DE!

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Kieth
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food. Good service. Expensive. I would definitely visit again.

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we finally tried. The meal was excellent! Our waiter was fantastic, attentive and helpful but relaxed and didnt crowd us either. Will definitely be heading back.

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HeatherJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We kept driving by this restaurant and saying we needed to check it out. We finally decided to do so and were very pleased. We felt comfortable in regards to current Covid restrictions. The food was absolutely amazing. The drinks were great as well. We had such friendly and great service. Loved the ambience of the place. Great place for a first date or just a date night. We will definitely go there again.

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vipDeloraB
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, good food and drink menu! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice, enjoyed the difference in the menu my boyfriend did care for the lack of non foodie food available. Hopefully they can add maybe a French Dip sandwich or upscale burger with Cobi Beef so I can come again.😉

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Dawn
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I think La Banca had an off night. We've been here several times and the food is always outstanding. Last night, not so much. Shrimp appetizer was good, and you get 4 and not some odd number, so it is shareable. We had to ask for more olive juice for our dirty martinis. Fortunately I ordered the pumpkin tortellini with crab meat because it sounded great. It was good, but I didn't taste even a hint of pumpkin. I get the filet here all the time, and it is usually delicious. The first ones they brought out were medium-well rather than the medium-rare that I ordered, and my friend's medium was also overcooked. The second ones were literally raw. Not even rare yet. I gave up after that. Good thing I got that tortellini, or I would have left hungry. Management did an exceptional job trying to make it right, and gave us 2 to go entrees. Service is friendly and professional. La Banca is one of the only fine dining places in Middletown, and I really like the atmosphere.

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SCOTTG
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a really nice time. Food was really good. I really appreciated the covid virus precautions that were taken.

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Dawn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent , however I would recommend that when a server is asked for a wine selection , “ I’m not familiar with red wines, however I’ll ask the bar . “ I hate red wines “ is not exactly an acceptable response .

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tcsf
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and attentive staff. Highly recommend. The ricotta gnocchi is amazing!!

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vipZoecat
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They accommodated our outdoor dining request and made sure we were warm enough with our own heater. Chef knows what he is doing!! Delicious food and drink and homemade gelato. Wonderful to have such a sophisticated yet casual place in Middletown.

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DelDee
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice. The old bank building was interesting to see and that there is history to the building and the town. There was also a man singing Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra which was fun.

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vipAllenP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and nice atmosphere. Love the "vault" and the main staircase.

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JohnS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

La Banca has a great menu with nice variety. Everything we tried was amazing. Will be returning soon. Highly recommended.

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vipJawebb
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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Tbr7
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and excellent service! Food was very good- although small portions when you think of Italian.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was great!! Food and Service was a plus!! The history in the building added to the charm. Would defiantly recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

We dine here often. Love La Banca! Saturday night was upsetting. Brought old friends there after bragging about it. Got seated at our table. We’re given bread and oil. No plates no napkins. Never saw a server till we asked for one 35 minutes later. Still had no drinks. Finally got our drinks and ordered right away. One pizza came out raw. Sent it back. Not with our server couldn’t find her. Waited at least a half hour for pizza to come back out. The rest of we’re done eating. Needless to say we didn’t stay for coffee and dessert. Asked for our check. Then she disappeared again. I got up and took bill to bar to pay.
This will not keep us away we love the food and the atmosphere! We will just make sure she doesn’t wait on us again.

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TomC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exquisite. Almost everything made in house from scratch. Great atmosphere and service. Middletown finally has fine dining!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant. The food and drinks are fantastic. They have live music sometimes which is nice.

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vipChrisG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded our expectations! Great food and presentation. We will be back...

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to La Banca several times. Every time the service has been wonderful. The place is beautiful and relaxing. Never rushed. The foods is fantastic! The pizza’s are unbelievably great. The pasta dishes are unbelievable. Highly recommended La Banca.

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MichelleC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for our anniversary dinner. The food was delicious, and the service was excellent.

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DeeS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I'd been wanting to try this restaurant for a while now. It was a nice dinner ,but a little on the pricey side and wasn't that impressed with the menu. We had a good time ,but waiters were actually too in our face. Didn't allow us much time to relax and enjoy dinner.
There were plenty of tables available so it wasn't like they were needing the space. We have tried it now ,but probably won't return. A little disappointing overall. The background music was nice ,but too loud to be able to have a conversation. :(

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DeborahW
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome flavor and presentation. High quality and excellent taste.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server was new but he did a great job. The heirloom tomato appetizer was excellent. All around it was a nice date night.

FAQs

La Banca offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 464-3005.

La Banca is rated 4.6 stars by 225 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.