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Circa 1922

8 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-762-1922
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Ranked #28 of 548 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $12 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Tapas, International
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Market Street
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  • English first
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English first
glen rock, nj
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This place was wonderful!! The beat meal we had in Wilmington by far. The ambiance was lovely. A Saturday eve with piano player in the background. Service was very attentive with Bill as our waiter my fav tapa was the beet, pecan and gorgonzola salad. So delicious with such sharp gorgonzola. We loved the three tuna sushi dish also. Perfectly... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I came here for my brothers graduation and was unimpressed. Very expensive with tiny portion sizes. The food was good but for the price I expected great.

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Youngsville, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Several years ago we visited Circa 1922 by chance and vowed to return when we next visited Wilmington. Our visit this trip was the most delightful experience of a birthday visit to Wilmington, NC. Just as we remembered, the starters, entrees, drinks, and desserts were fabulous ... the wait staff helpful, mature, professional, fun, and knowledgeable. We were happy to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The atmosphere is cool and the food is great, although portions are small and it's pretty pricey. It's a great place to eat with a group of friends on a weekend evening.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wonderful, romantic atmosphere - our son-in-law took out daughter to Circa where he proposed! Delicious and interesting food always! Can't be beat.

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Holmdel, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We were dragging. Did you ever make an unfortunate choice in hotel or vacation spot, and had no choice but to suffer through it? That was us. After 4 days of lackluster meals, we felt the need for a bit of some sophisticated dining. Circa 1922 is in a beautiful, historic building. There's tons of character everywhere you look. While... More

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Wynnewood, PA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Had dinner here while visiting Wilmington. It is in the heart of the downtown historic district. The waiter was great and gave us a couple of recommendations which were terrific. He said they are a small plate place but the entrees were more than enough for each person if you also have a salad or appetizer. My wife and I... More

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Ocean City, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Visiting with family and up for a first time restaurant - this was it! Downtown location so parking at 6 pm wasn't a problem. Excellent, very professional service - outstanding meals with appetizers beforehand. I don't think you can go wrong. The atmosphere of this place was elegant but not stuffy - pressed jeans with a polo shirt even works... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Situated in the historic downtown part of Wilmington. Circa 1922 is busy with an interesting crowd of people, good bar and eclectic food. Well decorated with large paintings that can take awhile to decipher. We ate a bit of "tapas" and some had entrees. The place has both and are served uniquely as you might expect in view of the... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place is simply the best. They have kind of a unique set up in an older building downtown. They primarily serve their dishes 'tapas' style, but do serve larger dishes and sushi. This eclectic mix might seem weird to some, but is all fantastic. Don't leave without getting one of the desserts.

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