About Osteria Cicchetti - Monkey Junction
Brick oven pizza, traditional Northern Italian pastas, an antipasto bar featuring Italian formaggi and salumi, as well as house specialties, are served in an atmosphere reminiscent of the Tuscan countryside.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch Buffet 10am-2:30pm
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Osteria Cicchetti - Monkey Junction Ratings and Reviews
Mothers Day Brunch 2016
Took my daughter for brunch and was amazed at the amount of food!! Too much really but everything was really good. I love the OC but never did brunch there. My only disappointment was the brunch for Mothers Day was 24.95 per person instead of what I saw online which was 16.95. We did not eat our moneys worth and felt like I spent too much for the breakfast we got.
Mother's Day Brunch
The food was decent for a brunch, but at $25 a head, I wouldn't come again on a holiday!
If you want Italian this is the place! W ...
If you want Italian this is the place! We moved from Northern Virginia and we are so happy to find good Italian food and wonderful atmosphere to eat in. Staff is very helpful and friendly.
We had a big group - 11 people. It was one of the best dining experiences I've had - great food, good value, pleasant atmosphere and outstanding service. Every one of us ordered something different and each remarked how delicious the food was. Overall great experience from someone who rarely takes the time to write reviews.
Great appetizers, salads, entrees, and bread pudding!! Excellent service too!!!! I would highly recommend this place for any occasion.
Always wonderful food and great service. ...
Always wonderful food and great service. Very friendly staff.
My wife and I have eaten in the Osteria Cicchetti in the Forum shopping center. With Monkey Junction being closer to where we live we wanted to try the new one. I am happy to report it lived up to high standards. The food and service were excellent. My only complaint is that the restaurant is loud but the food more than makes up for it.
The pizza at Osteria is very creative, compared to big chain pizza fare. It is one of three choices on their menu that I think are worthy of their good reviews (Lasagna and Veal Picatta being the other two). With many of their pasta dishes they are a whole lot of inexpensive pasta and little of merit, including their siganature Spaghetti dish. Waiter was very helpful and not rushed in service, just about right balance.
We have been to the OC several times. Al ...
We have been to the OC several times. Always have had a wonderful experience. Service and food are always great. This time Dan was our server. He did a great job and was very helpful with the wine list. Food was outstanding and the whole nite was a celebration of our 47th anniversary. Thank you. Please tell Ash we said "Hi".. We are Matt Apel's parents.
Came here for my mom's birthday with the family. Food was very good and filling. It was restaurant week sobwe did the prix fixe menu and can't complain. Meatballs were delish. Would go back just for them.
Disappointed in brunch
Our family dined here for Easter Brunch. We were quite disappointed in the quality of the food and the complete lack of any vegetable on the buffet except for a tasteless ceasar salad. Everything else was meat and carbs. Someone doesn't like their veggies there. Too bad, because it was a nice looking place and we had high hopes.
I went to O.C. With a group of six. We had reservations, which was good because they were busy. The service was good except my wife was sitting with an empty glass a couple of times. I got the Margherita pizza and it was very good. Everyone seemed happy with the food.
We had a overall great experience!! I can complain
There isn't one thing would change about this place. Great service, and wonderful food!
The ambience of the restaurant was nice but it was a little too noisy. I could hardly hear what my group was saying. We enjoyed our evening but I am not sure if we will meet there again as a group.
The birthday girl sent her salad to be b ...
The birthday girl sent her salad to be boxed up and it never came back. One pasta didn't come with the chicken or ricotta he asked for. We got a chicken marsala instead of the mushroom ravioli add the chicken we ordered. All of the food was still good. It was strange our waitress took our money and credit cards charged gratuity and sent someone else back with the credit slips. She never came back to say goodbye, thank you, bring bagsfor leftover, etc. And one guest had to grab our cake box from the other side of the restaurant to put our cake back in.
Tasty economical dinner
Delicious Italian salad & bread, followed by Tuesday night half-priced flatbread pizza, & sangria. We had the mushroom pizza & chicken pesto, each can feed two people therefore we had enough for another meal. The only downside here is you don't see the servers often so it is hard to get anything between being served; the way the restaurant is setup contributes to this problem.
Great place, great service! Our server w ...
Great place, great service! Our server was amazing! And the food was awesome! Will definitely recommend to people!
Great night! Food and service were good!
Great night! Food and service were good!
Not our normal positive OC experience
We have eaten hear many times before and had aNd had a great experience but our brunch experience on Valentine's was different. Many times food was out on the buffet and it took a while to get them refilled - we also have a child with food allergies and in the past they have been amazing with getting him lots of food options but this visit they were very limited in what they would do to help/accommodate him - not what we have come to expect from the OC
Brunch buffet was very good. Tasty choic ...
Brunch buffet was very good. Tasty choices! Great Valentine's day celebration.
I received a gift card for this restaura ...
I received a gift card for this restaurant, which I would have been asking to see the manager because it was not worth the money if I would have to pay for this. The buffet was overpriced and not much food on it. The line almost went out the door which made a long wait time. No notes to telling you what was under the lids and only a few things to pick from. You need to order your eggs after you went through the line, so my the time I got them the other food was cold and even the eggs were cold by the time they were served.
Flounder piccata and short rib pasta bot ...
Flounder piccata and short rib pasta both amazing
Even on New Years Eve, the service and f ...
Even on New Years Eve, the service and food were excellent! Definitely recommended!
Wonderful dinner with friends. Food was excellent as was the service.
A little disappointed, given the local recommendations. We were put in a smaller room (our party had 4) surrounded by tables of 10-12 persons. Noise level was close to intolerable. Did not think there was anything about the meals that was anything above average. Server was pleasant but seemed pressed to get us in and out. Will likely give it a second chance but don't really expect much difference. Our experience was not too dissimilar to some other written about OC Monkey Junction.
You can stop looking for a restaurant. Just Go!
First time dinning here. Celebrating 35th Anniversary and did we celebrate! Excellent food! Started with steamed clams..finest I've ever had. Whenever I try a new Italian restaurant, I always try the Lasagne. This lasagne was so unique and delicious....not your ordinary slap on some red sauce. Wife had spaghetti .....oh, yeah...and plan on another meal at home. Chianti, of course and it was really good. Desert,Yes! Knew it would be good. Split one and ordered one to take home. Well, needed something with the spaghetti dinner at home, right? Jump in with both feet!
Sunday night dinner among friends. The f ...
Sunday night dinner among friends. The food was delicious, the decor relaxed, the service cordial. And we weren't rushed. Felt just as if we had dinner at home...without having to do the dishes.
Lovely atmosphere along with very nice,v ...
Lovely atmosphere along with very nice,very knowledgeable service. Butternut squash ravioli and artichoke francese were excellent. Look forward to going back.
Brunch at the OC
From the moment we were greeted at the door we found only happy, friendly and professional help. The food was very remarkable and varied. Our new favorite place to dine in Wilmington.
enjoy coming here with friends good food & wine.
We enjoy the salmon , chicken & eggplant parmesan, chicken marsala & pizza. Good wine & great bread, especially the flat bread.
Consistent at both locations. Great place for multi-courses Italian meal. Good wine rec, bar selections, decor.
We were visiting from out of town and saw the Sunday brunch menu online. It looked very appetizing so we decided to eat here. The food was delicious and the staff was exceptional. One of our party was a vegetarian the the waiter was very helpful including letting us know about one item that could have been but was not vegetarian. We had a very enjoyable meal and we will definitely go here again.
Service was excellent!
Service was excellent!
Good service, nice ambiance, good fried calamari, but downhill from there. Tough chicken and no flavor in chicken piccata. Tomato sauce for pasta tasted more like ketchup. Their brunches were better when they first opened in Monkey Junction, not so good now. Cicchetti at Mayfaire much better.
Everything about our dinner was great. The martinis started us off on the Yellow Brick Road to gastric heaven! My husband had the black bean soup - Nice sized bowl, served good and hot. We both had the seafood feature for the night - local swordfish over farro and peas, with an ample glass of wine(1/4 ltr). For dessert, we shared the Tartufo, which was excellent. Service was superb. Never felt rushed. Server was attentive and answered all my questions about the menu.
Jordan was wonderful, the food was excellent. I will be back, the restaurant was a bit noisy.
Nice birthday dinner
For the most part we Enjoyed our dinner. My father liked his pizza. My pasta didn't have much flavor. I got the pasta with steak, mushrooms, and onions. Had to add some cheese to give it some taste. Would not get that again. Hopefully will have the opportunity to try a different dish next time. Tables are too close together.
Good food will be back
Good food will be back
Good but could be better
This is the 2nd time we have been to the OC at MJ. Once for brunch, which was exceptionally noisy, even in the back room area. This weekend we went with friends and ordered the Linguine Calabrese, which although good, was not up to par with the Mayfaire OC and I had the sausage and peppers in spaghetti sauce, which was overly thick. The service was in my opinion too quick as no sooner had we ordered, it was delivered within a space of ten minutes (four plates each with a different order )
It was lovely to be able to have a delicious dinner on the patio. I usually get eaten alive by mosquitoes so I sprayed myself before arriving at the restaurant and was fine. Our server was excellent, especially considering that we were his only table outside at times (so we could've been easily overlooked at times). Our iced teas and waters were kept full. They have a great special on their pizzas every Tuesday which made this dinner all the better. We can't wait to dine here again.
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