Vincenza & Margherita Italian-American Bistro

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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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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Ambience is nice, other dining patrons very loud and annoying...
Appetizer was undercooked and bland for broccoli rabe, it was recooked but it didn’t help.
Food runners were bussing and serving food with their fingers on food contact surfaces

H
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

V and M Bistro as always was outstanding. We love this place because the food is always delicious. Took friends who are real Italians there this time and they said they would be coming back for more. Staff is friendly and efficient.

CL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Great food, great service, great people.

JK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service were very good. The atmosphere was nice and everyone was very friendly. Will definitely dine there again.

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Outstanding service at the bar and table. Great home cooked Italian meals. Fourth time there and will certainly be back again.

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good daily specials.

ES
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here during Brandywine Valley restaurant week. Will definitely be back. Fabulous meals, great atmosphere, and great service!

D
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The Restaurant Week was a plus. We've been lucky twice now: just walked into it.
One of us used Groupon, the other ordered off the special menu.

Food is unfailingly fantastic. The bread "cone" server has some pieces of appetizer pizza which is a nice touch.

Our only concern is the NOISE level. We couldn't come back with our friend who uses hearing aids; she'd have to leave.

LL
Philadelphia
251 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This years Restaurant Week menu was not as impressive as in previous experiences. Food was good but not extra special. Menu was very unique. Service was excellent and very attentive.

B
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the cioppino and you won’t regret it. Delicious and great value!!

R
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic and friendly service. Food is amazing as always. Drinks are a bit pricey but still very good.

d
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The happy people at the bar for happy hour did seem a little loud, but they did not distract us too much from enjoying a delicious dinner and very nice Chianti.

j
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ONE OF THE BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN N WILM WE LOVE THE FOOD AND THE STAFF ONLY NEGATIVE IS THE NOISE LEVEL

VG
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience of the best in veal dishes 2 x's now. Atmosphere is pleasing service very pleasant and welcoming. Homemade spaghetti and sauces are amazing. Now my favorite Italian place.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

hands down my favorite restaurant of all time. Great people, great food!

JW
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Are hostess was exceptional. Reservations for 4 however, there were 7. The hostess made accommodations for all of immediately. Tuesday's ladies night is always exciting with good food, drinks, and friends.

BW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WONDERFUL AS USUAL!
Vincenzo was extremely gracious and made a very special copa dessert for my wife’s birthday.
Fantastic food, great service, beautiful dining room.
Thanks again so much.
Grateful!

H
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Ate at Vincenza’s and Margerita’s the other day, which has been there for a number of years, but we had never visited before. It is located in a strip mall on Marsh Road, has a bar and at the entry you can look into a little bakery.
It was crowded and there is a small room for the overflow……in that room there were flat screen tvs that ran a travel film about Italy……so, in case you were alone or had a boring companion you could watch the screen and see Italian scenery.
They brought bread and oil with tomato sugo which were delicious. Everything we had was very good. Salads were great and the mussels juicy. Pasta puttanesca was wonderful. Employees are very friendly and accommodating. The only thing is they have very high prices and there is a lot of noise.

JR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly wait staff. Food is very good and a great value.

BW
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian in North Wilmington in a very new, fresh contemporary restaurant!

F
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, staff, and owners are AMAZING all the time!

DM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was perfect except for the lack of cool air on a very hot day

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

V&M was a delight! Our waiter , Erik was amazing and the service was par excellence!!! The food was delicious and artfully presented. The beverage selection is excellent and the food was amazing!!!
Can’t say enough great things about this place!!!

MR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a gnocchi special combined with seafood and my wife had the vitello contadina.
Both were very good. The vitello contadina was enough for two meals.
The waitress was friendly and attentive to our needs.
The food came in a reasonable amount of time.
It was a fine dining experience; good to sit and enjoy a delicious meal in a comfortable atmosphere.

r
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Overpriced, undersalted, surprisingly bland food. Inadequate and outrageously overpriced wine list. A disappointment,.

SK
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining here. Will not be the last. Fabulous food. Great selections. everything was amazing and beyond perfect. taste and presentation was out of this world. Everyone was so nice and pleasant. Entire evening was memorable. Thank you all very much...

LS
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Debbie waited on us and did a very nice job. Efficient with serving and refilling drinks.

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great service for our party of nine. Eggplant parm was over the top as well as the salmon
The chicken roll ups were a bit dry, chicken is tough to serve moist.

Thumbs up, we will be back again.

GL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Like other reviewers, we really want V & M to live up to its aspiration of being a place to get outstanding Italian cuisine . It does not even come close. The decor is its strength and some of the cocktails. The food is a joke. There is no evidence of any sort of Italian culinary expertise in the kitchen. As far as the service, we were shocked by the condition of our waitresses uniform when she approached our table - covered in blotchy spots of food. Unacceptable,disgusting. Hard way to start. It is honestly baffling how V & M can miss the mark on so many elements.

LM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First visit and a last minute reservation. Family owned and everyone was delightful. Even had a drink at the bar after dinner.

j
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Very good food. Good size portions. Very noisy.

GV
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff was friendly and informative. Service was outstanding; very attentive. the food came out quick and was tasty. My arugula salad was so good it reminded me of the Amalfi Coast and our visit to Italy in 2018. We will be back.

J
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ladies night is an awesome way to try put this restaurant, and then you’ll be hooked!!!

KM
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had an excellent meal. The calamari was very fresh and light. The pizza Margherita was excellent, perfect thin crunch beautiful sauce and homemade mozzarella. Our server (Eric?) was very personable and gave us great information about the menu and specials. We will be back for sure.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! The minute we walked in, we were welcomed like we were invited into owner family home.
Delicious menu choices; courteous and attentive servers;
homey, casual ambience. Wonderful dining experience!

NN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places. Great food and the team is so hospitable.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everyone there made my anniversary memorable. Thanks so much for everything.

As always the dinners were fabulous.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t wait to go back. Was a great place to spend a quality date night.

WD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

My only problem was that they did not check us in properly and I received a nasty note from Open Table.

SD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Girls Night
Meeting up with friends
Bartender was cheerful and polite
Helpful in our dinner choices

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