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“Good food & convenient to DuPont theatre”
Review of Cafe Mezzanotte

Cafe Mezzanotte
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Ranked #224 of 549 Restaurants in Wilmington
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Tatnall Street
Transit: Dart Bus stops right in front of the restaurant. There is also a taxi stop at the hotel dupont which is only a block away.
Description: Since our opening in June of 2003, Cafe Mezzanotte has built a reputation as Delaware"s premier spot to enjoy classically prepared Pan-Mediterranean cuisine. We offer a intimate atmosphere with servers who attend to each diner with exceptional care. We are located in Center City Wilmington. Whether you are looking for a romantic evening for two, or hosting a large corporate gathering, all of us at Cafe Mezzanotte will cater to your needs.
east coast
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Good food & convenient to DuPont theatre”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

This is a nice restaurant to enjoy a leisurely lunch before a matinee at the DuPont theatre. We had reservations and were seated immediately. The atmosphere is just OK, nothing special. Our wait staff was efficient but not very friendly. The mixed green salad is good but large so we were glad that 2 of us shared an order to go w/our crepes. The crepes stuffed w/ground chicken, spinach, ricotta, mozzarella in Blush sauce were excellent! There are 3 crepes in the serving. The Lunch Combo is a good option price & portion wise. In this option the Tortellini & Meatball soup was OK & the 1/2 grilled chicken Panini was fine. Usually before the theatre matinee there is a special 2 course fixed price option. Two of our ladies chose this option; however, the salad and full Panini w/chips was just too much food for lunch. So I would not recommend this option unless you have a large appetite. The chips are delicious!
If you have coupons or want to use the 15% AAA discount (not valid on specials) make sure you get this straight w/the wait staff when you order.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
New Castle, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Birthday Anniversary”
Reviewed 20 June 2013

The wait staff was extremely attentive. The service was fast. Appetizers, soup, salad, entrée and desert offerings were excellent. Generous portions. Hot food was hot. Deserts made in house were perfect. Atmosphere quiet with "real" music. Outdoor dining available, however chose inside. First time there, will return. Live locally. The prices for lunch are not bad at all. Dinners priced higher, however not out of line wit other local upscale eateries. Parking across the street. We provide a 5 Star recommendation.

R. & B. Z

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Robert Z
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Wilmington, Delaware
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Remarkably poor”
Reviewed 8 May 2013 via mobile

Wow. Hard to believe this place wanted to be on Restauarant Week. To promote what? Saturday night - nearly empty. Two waiters for six tables of patrons and they can't keep up with the service. Be prepared to wait. Food is very 1985. Heavy. Laden with sauce. Overcooked. All above not to be topped by dessert. Marscapone cream (aka cannoli filling) in a glass. Tasted liked dried out school glue, but with the glue, you'd already have low expectations. Lowest possible rating. Zero stars, if that is possible.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Howard S
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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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444 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Wonderful Restaurant - Exceeded Expectations”
Reviewed 5 April 2013

Cafe Mezzanote is a great restaurant. Service, food and decor are excellent! We often stop there when attending a play at the DuPont Theatre. Cafe Mezzanote is about a block from the theatre and parking is available in a parking garage across the street for $3.00! Their food is without a doubt as good as it gets and service is top-knotch. Their menu changes regularly and specials and regular menu items are wonderful. Menu selections range from Italian to Continental, Pasta to Beef, Seafood to Fowl. We've eaten here a number of times and often take friends along. Never had a meal that was not perfect. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Greg P
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San Francisco Bay Area
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“Okay Italian Fare in Downtown Wilmington”
Reviewed 9 March 2013

I've eaten here a few times now. The menu is italian, and the quality is good. They have a variety of dishes to choose from, and the portions I've had have been quite large.

I've always enjoyed the meal here, but never blown away by it. The place can be VERY quiet on the weeknights, especially in Winter.

The service has always been very good, no issues here.

Food is a good value...and if your staying in downtown this is very easy to walk to.

Enjoy

  • Visited March 2013
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