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Saint Anthony of Padua Church

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Address: 901 N Dupont St, Wilmington, DE (302) 421-3700
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Not What it Used to Be

I'm not sure we bother to go to the Italian Festival anymore. It used to be fun and great food. Over the years, it seems to get worse and worse. The service is poor...OK they are... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2014
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I'm not sure we bother to go to the Italian Festival anymore. It used to be fun and great food. Over the years, it seems to get worse and worse. The service is poor...OK they are volunteers, but...The food tends to not be hot. I'd rather eat at a nice Italian restaurant than go back to the Italian Festival.

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Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Another year, another festival. Again, we enjoyed the bands, rides & food at St. Anthony's Italian Festival. We were glad to see Chef Furio back with his homemade pastas & arancini. Delish! The kids enjoyed the rides & we enjoyed listening to the bands play. The kids even liked the Italian polka music. Only disappointment this year was the funnel... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Very big and beautiful church. Moreover, you can visit it without paying entrance fee. Saint Antony is loved and admired saint by Catholics. He is a " doctor saint". It is believed that he can find lost items. It is worth to visit it. It is a must in Padova.

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Newark, Delaware
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

St. Anthony's has the largest area carnival and week-long festival in Northern Delaware. Somehow its reputation has grown such that it is often listed as one of the top 10 things to do in Delaware. Save you money and your time as the church has found new ways to take your money while the value of the "Italian" portion of... More 

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Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We visited St. Anthony's again this summer for the Italian Festival. We always stop to visit the church 1st. It is a beautiful old church with a very pretty fountain out front. I find the doors and architecture to be amazing. As always, we had a nice time at the festival. This year the festival was smaller in size. We... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

pretty greedy place though. church inside is old and pretty. staff is not so friendly. their feast is outragious as far as price to get in very expensive

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

You will need to use GPS to find the church as there are several one-way streets in and around the city of Wilmington proper. We decided to attend the Saturday mass vigil at 5:30PM. They also have mass Sunday at 7, 9 and 11AM. There are daily masses as well that are listed on their website. We parked on the... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Old-style Roman Catholic church built by the Italian immigrants from the neighborhood it serves. Really lovely ornately decorated interior.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Saint Anthony's is a beautiful church in the heart of Wilmington's Little Italy neighborhood. The neighborhood itself has changed over the years, and not necessarily for the better. The area is not as well-maintained as it was in the past, but many cities suffer the same fate. Their festival, held in June each year, attracts people from far and wide.... More 

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Laurel, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

No dislikes. I am not Catholic, but I have visited many times. It is open for tourists and visitors during the Italian Festival (week-plus long ethnic festival in the neighborhood around St. A's in June). Beautiful side chapels with statues of the saints, which are paraded around the neighborhood in the parade of the saints which is also part of... More 

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