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“If you want Italian, this is the real deal.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of A Taste Of Italy

A Taste Of Italy
Ranked #114 of 666 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$10
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A Taste of Italy was founded in 1994 by brothers Tommy Guarino and Chris Guarino. Born and raised in New York, they came to Wilmington,North Carolina to open an establishment that would bring the taste of traditional New York delicatessens to the shore.Using original recipes passed down from generation to generation, and shared with them by their mother, A Taste of Italy’s cuisine captures an authentic Italian Taste that has helped win them the title “#1 Deli in the Port City”. Come in and experience A Taste of Italy in Wilmington, North Carolina today!A Taste of Italy takes pride in using only the best quality products and ingredients. The aromas that fill the air are nothing short of spectacular!We Specialize in Catering!Corporate and private parties, weddings, and other special occasions.
Calabash, North Carolina
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112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“If you want Italian, this is the real deal.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

Haven't been in here in years, and today I fixed that since I was in Wilmington. They had several lunch specials that were amazing! Everything home made on the premises. Eggplant Parm, pulled roast beef with Italian sausage. These people bake their own bread, and make great subs as well as the delectable eggplant parmesan, salads are generous and tasty. They also carry everything from olive oils to pasta, to Italian desserts. Dine in or take out, either way it is great.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Italian home cooking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

eveyday they have a few lunch specials from scratch. chicken parm, sausage and peppers, eggplant parm just to name a few. The sandwiches are either served on a roll or a wedge (both great) and they pile the meat and toppings on....made to order they cut the meat right in front of you...........if you like italian, dont miss this

Visited September 2013
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SHALLOTTE
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“The real Italian deal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

This is a " short order" place that has authentic made froim scratch sandwiches & a wide variety of pastas. Not your regular fast food at all

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Meatballs AtTheir Best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013 via mobile

I Absolutely Love This Place. I Rarely Ever Eat Italian Out. No One Makes Sauce As Good As Me OR My Family! However Taste Of Italy Is Different. We've Never Had A Bad Meal Here.The Meatballs Are The Absolute Best. Highly Recommend FOr Eat In Or Take out.

  • Visited May 2013
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New Bern, North Carolina
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409 reviews
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“Never Miss this place while in Wilmington”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

We live about 3 hours away from Wilmington, but never fail to stop here when we are driving through. The food is delicious with many choices from both cold meats and hot dishes. They also have a small shop with Italian specialties. We never leave without a bag or two of groceries.

  • Visited March 2013
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