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About Osteria Cicchetti
For Wilmington's best in Italian food and drink visit Osteria Cicchetti. 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. Pair your meal with a carafe from our Italian wine bar. Open for lunch and dinner.
Wilmington, NC 28405
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm
Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Forum shopping center parking
Private Party Facilities:
Osteria Cicchetti has one large private dining room that seats 40-55 people. Private parties are offered a 3-course banquet menu that includes soup or salad, choice of entree, coffee and dessert. Customized options are also available. Excellent location for social events and larger corporate functions. Minimum guest count required.
Private Party Contact:
Todd McCullough: (910) 256-7476
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Osteria Cicchetti Ratings and Reviews
The reservation system is great. We had a very minimal wait. It was extremely busy and a little loud but so worth it. The service was incredible. And the food was delicious as always. The price is very reasonable for the atmosphere and the quality. This is my far one of my favorite local places.
Placed into small cramped table for two. Hard time getting appetizer soup bread wine on table at same time. Food came fast. Kitchen not pacing. Charged extra for pasta with marinara with veal entree to replace spinach since they wouldn't plate it together but husbands veal parm with spaghetti was plated together.
Unfortunately our service was super, super slow. Our server was friendly but seemed preoccupied with something else. While other tables around us were getting their drinks refilled, fresh bread served and a orders taken we waited and waited and waited. Bread service lasted 55 minutes- had to flag her down for refills twice. The challenge for us this cafe came recommended, we had plans for the evening so we had early reservations- No crowd to compete with. . . .
An Italian meal, 2/3rds of the menu pasta and pizza, the bill for 2 adults and 2 kids, no alcoholic and one app was over $100- wouldn't consider it value either-- Will try another restaurant in Wilmington before we go back-
The Osteria is a long-time favorite, and we were pleased to share the dining experience with family from out-of-town. The service was perfect. We weren't rushed, and the food delicious (as usual). Dishes are often meant for sharing, and we did just that. A wonderful evening.
My husband and i went here for the first time on Valentine's Day and we enjoyed every aspect of the restaurant. The only thing I wish is that they had their full menu available, but I completely understand because of the holiday and busy night they had a selected Valentine's Day menu! Osteria has the best Italian food I've ever eaten in my life!!
Despite it being a very heavy evening demand - Valentines Day - the staff moved to quickly get the reservation folks to their tables. The wait staff was prompt with service and the orders arrived at our table timely and well prepared. Attitudes of all employees were upbeat and accommodating.
It was a very busy Valentine's Day night and on all other occasions we have had a good dining experience at the OC. Tonight, my husband ordered filet mignon and it was the smallest cut we have ever received when ordering in a restaurant the flavor was very good but I am not sure if I were the expediter in the kitchen I would have let that cut go out to the table. My veal picatta was also very dry and the spinach dish was a bit over salted. The linguini with clam sauce and the pizza our kids ordered were great and our waitress was excellent.
Worth the 40 minutes drive into Wilmington!
We really enjoyed our evening and we have already told others of the great food and wonderful service. Reminded us of the restaurant we ate in while vacationing the small town of Corona, Italy. We will be back soon!
Perhaps what we like best about the Osteria is the possibility of sharing: salads, main courses, and even desserts. Prices are extremely reasonable and portions are large enough to share, especially if you add either an appetizer or a salad.
We have never had anything other than excellent food. This time, the service was extraordinary as well.
We had the Brussels sprouts, prosciutto and burrata cheese appetizer...amazing. Could have made a meal out of that myself, but shared it with my husband....good idea. We went on to order the Short Rib Gnocchi and, under the "Create Your Own" section: spaghetti with Bolognese sauce. Couldn't finish either dish after that generous Brussels sprouts appetizer. All dishes were delicious, of generous portion, and nicely presented. Our server, Mark, was attentive, without being intrusive, and possessed an absolutely charming personality, which added to the overall experience. There is a nice patio in front, which would be appealing in pleasant weather. The only thing which we would change, if it were possible, which it is not, is the closeness of the tables and the noise level. It was quite difficult to carry on a conversation without having to raise our voices; however, this would not prevent us from returning because the food delicious enough to bring us back.
We went to The Forum location, which was across the road from our hotel.
This is one of our favorite restaurants! The food is always prepared well and of excellent quality. The atmosphere is Tuscan like and upbeat. Food is a good value for the money and service is good. The house wine is a great deal. The oven baked pizzas are great and we especially like the Tortelloni Michaelangelo, Butternut Squash Ravioli, and Angel Hair with Pomodoro sauce pasta selections. Recommend reservations especially on weekends.
Family New Years Eve dinner was perfect! Festive, good food, exceptional service. Sat back near the fireplace and our waitress Nina was superb. We have found this to be one of the best places for big family gatherings in a festive, nice atmosphere near the beach and it has become our New Year's Eve go to place. Diverse menu for kids and adults. Service quick enough that the kids don't go nuts, but paced well for adults, also. Will be back next year, too.
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