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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.
Wilmington, NC 28412
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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Osteria Cicchetti - Monkey Junction Ratings and Reviews
The food that we ate was delicious, and our server was outstanding. We have eaten Sunday Brunch a few times and have always enjoyed it immensely. However, this time, we had a reservation and went for my birthday and for Easter Brunch after church. It was insanely crowded, tables and chairs were crowding the walk ways and many of the food items were picked over or you had to wait for them to bring a fresh batch. I think that the price ($26.95) was high for how crowded it was. The normal price is $16.95 and the only items I saw added to the available choices were prime rib and lamb. The crepes Grand Marnier were outstanding as usual. I felt as though I had to fight to get food and I finally gave up and didn't eat everything I wanted to because I simply couldn't get to it.
We were looking for a place relatively close to where we were staying in Wilmington to have dinner with friends at short notice on a Saturday. The menu was, of course, Italian, with a reasonable wine list. The service was okay, the food was good, the ambiance decent. It wasn't great but it wasn't disappointing. If you are in Wilmington and hungry for Italian, give Osteria Cicchetti a try.
The tables are very close to one another. They are not more than two feet apart. My wife and I want for Valentine's Day dinner. We could not have a propped conversation due to the tables being so close. The people sitting at the neighboring tables to my left and right were actually closer than my wife sitting across from me. I could not hear her over them. The food was decent, not great, and overpriced. The portion of the lobster ravioli was very small. Our server was polite, attentive and helpful. I do not recommend this restaurant.
Three of us went for brunch at 10:30 on Sunday. The restaurant opens at 10, but just 30 minutes later, the food on the buffet was already showing signs of drying out. Additionally, items that were running low on our second trip to the buffet were not refilled in a timely manner. I had enjoyed brunch here on previous Sundays and found the food to be better with more selections. It is still a good value for the relatively low price but not great.
We were celebrating a birthday and new grandparents! Our waitress was attentive, knowledgeable, pleasant and even offered us a free dessert for the celebration! We declined as we were having dessert at home. We have been here several times and each time we have had a wonderful meal and a good time. Of course we will be back!! 🍷🍷
Love this place, especially for their bar specials. Entree's are great as well however, for the most part when I go, it is with a small group and we usually sit at the bar and enjoy the bar menu. On this particular occasion, it was a New Year's Eve outing with friends and our dinners were great, service was great, overall we had no complaints.
All indications ahead of time was that they were serving full menu. Two phone calls including one from the restaurant and no mention of limited menu. Not a single mention on their website and even OpenTable showed full menu.
Only after we sat down were we made aware
to this. We both had specific items in mind.
I ended up with a dish I could have made better at home. Veal parm flavor was overwhelming taste of oil. Service was great thanks to fantastic server but at the prices I doubt I'd go
back. We've dined out on many special occasions and almost ALWAYS restaurant posts
Limited menu ahead of time.
We visit often but as there is cheese /dairy in every item on the menu I am always stuck eating mussels, delicious as they are. Please consider something that doesn't have dairy (and maybe a cookie or SOMETHING on the dessert menu besides sorbet in January). Great service as always, we love the OC.
Good food, attentive wait staff, able to accommodate our dietary needs with tasty food. However, the restaurant was entirely too noisy which made it difficult to carry on a conversation. And, the lighting made it difficult to read the bill at the end of our meal.
Last minute reservation for a diverse family group. Grandparent, children, grandchildren. Dined family style. Food was good, great selection, service was above average. The only negative was we ran out of a family favorite entrée and the family style dining option didn't allow us to get additional servings. Had to order additional entree's. Maybe work that type of option in going forward. Other than that great meal and we look forward to dining there again in the near future...
Return visit, mussels were exceptionally good this time. He ordered the Italian chicken trio of lasagna, parm and canoli and loved it all. Big portions too. Only mark-off was due to our being seated separately when both of us explained to the host stand we were meeting each other and arrived within 3 minutes - but it caused us to laugh, not be upset. We had Caty as our server again, she is terrific and from now on will request her section if she is working (and no..we are not related and do not know her, she is just a great server. Love to see the energy in the whole staff at The OC.
The occasion was my mother-in-law's 89th birthday and she loves Italian food. We made an early (4:30) reservation because she retires early and because it would be quiet at that hour. There were three of us and we each ordered different entrees and despite having skipped appetizers, only one of us could finish his dinner. The food was excellent in quality, quantity, and somewhat lacking in presentation - it was served in deep bowls and gave the impression of eating from a serving piece. This is a very minor complaint but the next time I'll request a dinner plate and serve from the bowl. Otherwise everything about the dining experience was 5-star.
The service was superb. The hostess and our waitress were extremely nice. We had the special of the day which was tilefish on a mixture of autumn vegetables and another special dish was the scallops over pasta. The bread and olive oil were very good. The Nadia Cabernet was wonderful. Double the price of the store, but worth it.
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