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Address: 901 N Dupont St, Wilmington, DE (302) 421-3700
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great church

this is a wonderfu church; it hosts an incredible italian fesivial in the spring, that everyone loves to attedend:it has wonderfu rides for the children, incredible food, great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
danna l
Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a wonderfu church; it hosts an incredible italian fesivial in the spring, that everyone loves to attedend:it has wonderfu rides for the children, incredible food, great entertainment, and lots of exciting things for the entire family: it is located in a wonderful location with ample parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The "Mother Church" of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware. Located in the city of Wilmington in Little Italy. A beautiful church built by the Italians. All stone and beautiful stained glass. Each June they have a terrific Italian Festival, in the blocks around the church, with all the Italian food you can think of and want. There is a... More 

Avalon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Loved the architecture of this church. We attended mass here since we had heard so much about it. Just loved walking around after mass to see all the altars...worth the trip

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This church is one of the most beautiful in the area. It is right in the center of Wilmingtons Little Italy. be sure to visit the individual grottos and note the magnificent architecture and paintings. The marble work is beautiful. This church was built by Italian immigrants and has an old world style you just don't see any more. On... More 

Thank DEBarbie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Beautiful church inside. Looks like a mini cathedral with its attractive stained glass windows, columns and statues. Focal point of St. Anthony's Italian Festival every mid-June. Many features sculpted by Italian artisans within an Italian-American community. It's hard to find a specific date that the church was completed since there is no history link on the church's website, but I... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautiful historic church in downtown Wilmington, DE - it's the largest catholic church in the state and is gorgeous. The music system is class A and just beautiful

Thank RHBO5
Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Built by immigrant craftsmen... it is a magnificent church... like you would see in other BIG cities... but right here in our small town. If in the area... don't miss it!

Thank Sio82
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

They'll never build churches like this again! It's worth a visit just to look at the awesome interior, whether you're Catholic or not, whether you're a member or not. And friendly Priests, especially Father Rinaldi, & great music. What's not to like?

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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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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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