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Luigi Vitrone's Pastabilities

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415 N Lincoln St, Wilmington, DE 19805-3009
(302) 656-9822
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Anacortes, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I never knew what Seventh Heaven meant until I walked accidentally into Luigi's Pastabilities restaurant back in the late 1980's. I lived in the Wilmington area back then, and every Friday night, my husband and I would venture into Little Italy and get some of the very best of Italy right there in our own backyard. Many years, an exhusband... More 

Thank Kathleen C
Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the factory world of chain restaurants, and locals that order their semi prepared food from the same corporate wholesale suppliers, it is refreshing to go to a place where asking if it is homemade is a stupid question. You can't find a more honest kitchen. You walk through it on the way to your table. Chef Luigi greets you.... More 

1 Thank delaware104
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

We were very happy to hear that Pastabilities opened up again after a long wait. We have been going there since they opened as a take- out only, in 1988. The inside has changed considerably since they opened up as a sit down restaurant. You have to be there to really appreciate the decor...it's nothing like you will see in... More 

1 Thank dude369
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Plain & simple. I stumbled upon this place in search of an Italian restaurant to have dumber before a show at the grand opera house. I'm from Maryland which has an incredible little Italy of it's own... So I've had some great Italian. This was the best... And I'm going to make the hour or so drive just to eat... More 

3 Thank Jay3607
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2015

After a long hiatus, we had the chance to visit Pastabilities again and we were not disappointed.I can't speak for the whole menu since I end up ordering my all time favorites. The hot antipasto for 2 and Chicken Bobby O'Neill... a breaded chicken cutlet topped with ricotta cheese,eggplant, cheese and topped with homemade marinara or meat sauce and baked... More 

2 Thank dude369
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

I have driven by Pastabilities numerous times, and often missed it because it is small and tucked in with a number of row homes. However, a friend advised me that I should make a point of dining here if I am in the area. Great advice. Free street parking is always a plus, but that is usual outside of the... More 

Thank vtstutz
Woodstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

My husband and I ate here for the first time this evening. Upon entering the eatery I was confident that I would enjoy my meal because it smelled so delicious inside. The atmosphere is quirky, the tables and space are small, but those are the only negatives. The service was efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable. The fried mozzarella appetizer was 2... More 

Thank dsebera
Lewes, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

This restaurant is the tiny package with the huge gift inside. My husband and I were both thrilled with the atmosphere as well as the delicious dishes. As we waited for our food (freshly prepared) we were entertained by the eclectic, homey surroundings that included many items from our childhood and young adult years. Our server was attentive yet unobtrusive.... More 

Thank JeanMarieWoolley
East Coast of USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012

We ate at Luigi Vitrone's Pastabilities after a visit to Winterthur that was cut very short by hideous Memorial Day weekend traffic. We'll never drive I-95 on a holiday again, but we'll go back to the museum & would most certainly dine here in the future. The neighborhood is not chi-chi, but we felt perfectly safe walking to & from... More 

1 Thank foodiecat
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2011

In a rough area, so bring protection! Also, food is way too heavy with garlic. Atmosphere is strange -mix of neon and linens? Service however is pretty decent. Not a place I would ever go to again....oh and it too expensive!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 N Lincoln St, Wilmington, DE 19805-3009
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: (302) 656-9822

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?