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Circa 1922

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8 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 (Market Street)
910-762-1922
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 205
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Absolutely worth it - every time!

When we visit Wilmington, we usually make it a point to treat ourselves to Circa. And we continue to be very pleasantly satisfied every time. Yes, every time. We walked in Saturday night of Memorial Day weekend without a reservation, thinking we'd have to wait. Nope, we were seated immediately... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
SoMuchToSeeOutThere
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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352 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

When we visit Wilmington, we usually make it a point to treat ourselves to Circa. And we continue to be very pleasantly satisfied every time. Yes, every time. We walked in Saturday night of Memorial Day weekend without a reservation, thinking we'd have to wait. Nope, we were seated immediately and Robert, our server, wasted no time in introducing himself... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Food was tasty, but the portions were SO much smaller than any other tapas restaurant I've ever been to. Overpriced for the size of the plates. Very yummy food though.

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Wilmington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Typical higher end cuisine. Circa has some really good food but prices are definitely on the higher end of the scale. Great place to take a date.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We went on a Saturday night so there was piano music. Unfortunately we took our dog on this visit to Wilmington so we had to eat outside. The food was excellent as well as the service . There were good wine choices. I will definately go back and enjoy the full atmosphere of the restaurant. We had a new appetizer... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Circa is by far the best restaurant in Wilmington. The Paella is so yummy... so fresh...I always visit several times during my weekend get a ways to Wilmington. Great wine selection and mini desserts too. Josh is such an asset to Circa, the bar service is outstanding.. 5 Stars all the way!

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Pasadena, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Went on a Thursday night and they run a great 3 course menu for 21.95. Nice atmosphere in an old bank bu idling. Friendly and good service. No longer just a tapas small plate place. Full entrees available and they are good.

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Navarre, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Came here at about 8:30 on a Friday night. Apparently it was an inconvenience to the bartender Josh, who could not be bothered to assist us. He was too busy talking to the other wait staff at the end of the bar (who saw us sitting at the bar waiting but just kept talking) to help anyone. He finally asked... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Bottom line? Go and enjoy!!! Upon entering, Circa 1922 is first visually pleasing. A potpourri of eclectic upper scale 1920's period art gracing the walls. Huge...like 12 X 10 foot framed mirrors...floor mounted and strategically place to "open up" the dining space, thus enhancing the charm. Our party of 16 was graciously and amply served in the upstairs dining room.... More 

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Morganton, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Had a dinner date on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, and enjoyed it very much! Started off with a salad that had a delicious deep fried, hard boiled egg. Very unique! Then had the Eggplant Rollatini and my date had the Confit Duck. Both dishes were out of this world good. Finished with the Key Lime Pie. The only complaint I... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Hubs and I had an early anniversary dinner here and ordered a bunch of small plates. Everything was delicious but especially the mushroom bruschetta... We had to get 2 orders. The beef cheeks were so savory. Pork croquettes also so good. We renamed them pork puppies.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
    (Market Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 910-762-1922

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: International, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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