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“Meatballs AtTheir Best!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of A Taste Of Italy

A Taste Of Italy
1101 S. College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-4308
910.392.7529
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Ranked #119 of 538 restaurants in Wilmington
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Italian, Café
Description: A Taste of Italy was founded in 1994 by brothers Tommy Guarino and Chris Guarino. Born and raised in New York, they came to Wilmington,North Carolina to open an establishment that would bring the taste of traditional New York delicatessens to the shore.Using original recipes passed down from generation to generation, and shared with them by their mother, A Taste of Italy’s cuisine captures an authentic Italian Taste that has helped win them the title “#1 Deli in the Port City”. Come in and experience A Taste of Italy in Wilmington, North Carolina today!A Taste of Italy takes pride in using only the best quality products and ingredients. The aromas that fill the air are nothing short of spectacular!We Specialize in Catering!Corporate and private parties, weddings, and other special occasions.
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Description: A Taste of Italy was founded in 1994 by brothers Tommy Guarino and Chris Guarino. Born and raised in New York, they came to Wilmington,North Carolina to open an establishment that would bring the taste of traditional New York delicatessens to the shore.Using original recipes passed down from generation to generation, and shared with them by their mother, A Taste of Italy’s cuisine captures an authentic Italian Taste that has helped win them the title “#1 Deli in the Port City”. Come in and experience A Taste of Italy in Wilmington, North Carolina today!A Taste of Italy takes pride in using only the best quality products and ingredients. The aromas that fill the air are nothing short of spectacular!We Specialize in Catering!Corporate and private parties, weddings, and other special occasions.
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Meatballs AtTheir Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I Absolutely Love This Place. I Rarely Ever Eat Italian Out. No One Makes Sauce As Good As Me OR My Family! However Taste Of Italy Is Different. We've Never Had A Bad Meal Here.The Meatballs Are The Absolute Best. Highly Recommend FOr Eat In Or Take out.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New Bern, North Carolina
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239 reviews 239 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 101 cities Reviews in 101 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Never Miss this place while in Wilmington”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We live about 3 hours away from Wilmington, but never fail to stop here when we are driving through. The food is delicious with many choices from both cold meats and hot dishes. They also have a small shop with Italian specialties. We never leave without a bag or two of groceries.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Millbrook, NY
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Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“The best Italian deli in Wilmington”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Very good "Bronx,New York" style Italian specialties and food supplies. The eggplant parm wedge is as good as any I have had anywhere. Overall, the "go to" for Italian take away. Located near the University.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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“very underrated”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Great little place and delicious food, never would have expected it based on the location! Woud definitely eat there again.

Visited January 2013
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Sauce to go”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

If you can't make it in to eat, grab some homemade sauce to go. It is delicious. The restaurant side of the store is very casual and people move in and out quickly. The food is good and authentic.

Visited February 2013
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