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Circa 1922

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International, Spanish, Tapas
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 41
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  • 10
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  • 8
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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
Great Variety

The food is great and the atmosphere very nice but most of the menu is the same as when I moved here is 2003. I dined here a lot when I first moved to Wilmington but after several years of the same items I typically go to other places. Don't get me wrong the food is great and worth trying.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
1EpicureanAdventurer
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The food is great and the atmosphere very nice but most of the menu is the same as when I moved here is 2003. I dined here a lot when I first moved to Wilmington but after several years of the same items I typically go to other places. Don't get me wrong the food is great and worth trying.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A nice atmosphere, dark and romantic. The whole place is an old bank renovated into a restaurant. They have an awesome happy hour everyday and friendly attentive staff. Love coming here for dinner or a drink and appetizer. Food is delicious tapas style or full plate options.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

First time we tried this downtown restaraunt in Wilmington. Service was very good. Location is in the heart of the historic district. We were very pleased with the food and the ambience. Worth going to if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Went here with another couple. Started with fruity sangria and happy hour priced appetizers. Never had such good calamari. Dinner was paella or scallops for our table. Again, wonderful. Saved room for desserts- colossal portions as advertised and raves all around. Reservations recommended. Great location downtown.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I loved going here. We were in Wilmington for the weekend last weekend and stumbled on this place thanks to TripAdvisor. We are in our 20's and Circa 1922 is very trendy, with a young crowd. There was a live piano player which was a good add to the mix. I ordered the filet- it was not close to the... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Food was wonderful! The muscles were phenomenal! The waitstaff was very attentive and helpful with making decisions when being torn between several dishes If I had to pick a downside, even though it was very romantic, it was a little dark in there. I could not see the menu but with my handy-dandy cell phone I was able to use... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The food and atmosphere make this place one of my favorite stops in Wilmington. If you love sangria, do yourself a favor and order the rose sangria.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

They had an amazing, fresh tomato appetizer which has been removed. The ceviche has a weird after taste, but the bruschetta (especially the shroom one) is good. The staff is a little scary and not very friendly. I don't go anymore because I know I'll be disappointed. Got to Pinpoint or Caprice for good, fine dining.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A restaurant is about more than the food, to me, anyway. This makes it hard to review Circa. The food was very good, (had a featured salad and the hanger steak.) The service was good, no real complaints there. The vibe was really off, though. Most diners departed early to go see a movie next door (check that place out,... More 

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Eastern NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I must say that the key to any good dining experience is the quality of service provided. For us, our dinner experience was a varied mix that left our overall experience as just average. We ate here for dinner over the July 4th week. The aesthetics are warm and historic, which we liked. Our takeaway from our overall experience was... More 

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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, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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