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Roko Italian Cuisine is a traditional italian restaurant located in the heart of Wilmington's Mayfaire Town Center. Owners Jadran and Vojka encourage you to come in, relax, share stories and enjoy the warm and friendly service, as they prepare the finest Italian cuisine especially for you. Roko's menu features a selection of salads, pasta, veal, beef, seafood, and chicken dishes.
PRICE RANGE
$16 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed June 9, 2022

First and foremost- I have never felt compelled to write a negative review on a restaurant before. As someone who has worked as a waiter, busboy, and dishwasher I understand the hassle of working in a restaurant. However, after experiencing tonight's service it had to...be noted. After visiting this restaurant numerous times, we took my mother out to dinner for her birthday. All four meals were delivered. The most expensive was the Filet Mignon (The most expensive on the menu). It was ordered as "rare". The steak was thoroughly overcooked to where it was more than gray all the way through. I assumed a new cook was in the kitchen; and without asking for it-kindly accepted a new one to be cooked. The cooks agreed it was well over medium-well. We were told it would be 5 minutes. As a chef myself, I realize a flash-cooked steak should take no less time. Everyone was already done with their meal; but I had no issue, as I understand the dynamics in a kitchen. 25 minutes later the steak was brought out in a to-go container. I would never expect something to be comped at a restaurant (which it was not), but it was appalling to say nonetheless. It was disappointing to say the least that a "high end" restaurant delivered well under a fair expectation. Please avoid at all cost.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed January 6, 2022

Roko Italian Cuisine is in a class by itself in Wilmington, NC. Yesterday was my honey's birthday. We had heard good things about Roko. We decided to make it our destination for her birthday dinner. A memorable experience ensued. Roko is first class all the...way. Our server Domino made great recommendations after listening to our food proclivities. Domino delivered first class service all evening. We started with the Escargot antipasti. Best escargot and garlic butter sauce anywhere. It was insanely good, as was the romantic Italian music playing in the background. For our pasta dish we had their Wild Mushroom Ravioli in a bourbon sauce. Our taste buds were now dancing for joy. Scallops scampi with risotto sealed the deal. Did anybody say perfection!!! Just an outstanding experience. Service, food and atmosphere. We could not have imagined a better evening. Roko is the real deal. This boy from Brooklyn, NY knows Italian!!!!!!!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 21, 2021

We went with another couple for our first visit. The wait staff is very attentive and helpful with the menu. I had the Chicken Florentine with pasta. The portion was huge. I was pleasantly surprised at the size of the chicken. It was lightly breaded...and fried to perfection. The creamed spinach was too salty and probably needs to be less of it on the chicken. It sort of over took the presentation. The pasta was delicious. Another dish was pasta with shrimp which was just okay. The portion was large. I would return to try several other dishes. They have a great menu with some great sounding dishes.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 4, 2021 via mobile

Excellent service and outstanding food. Italian centric. Started with the calamari and escargot appetizers. Both prepared to near perfection. For main courses there was spaghetti vongole and bone in ribeye. The ribeye was cooked perfectly which in this case was Pittsburgh style (charred on the...outside and purple on the inside) The server (Clint) was attentive, friendly and very knowledgeable.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 22, 2021 via mobile

Very good from start to finish. The egg plant parm is delish as well as the build your own pasta meals. My friend has scallops and said cooked perfectly. Price was appropriate for the high level of service and great food. Suggest reservations. We got...lucky and got a table but every table was full!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 16, 2021 via mobile

This is our second trip and we will definitely be returning. The food is great, the service is superb and the chocolate mousse and Marscopone cheekecake are divine!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 5, 2021

I will admit that Rocco is my new favorite restaurant in Wilmington. I went there for my 50th birthday dinner with my Wife and Mother as well as my Mother and Father in Laws who are regulars. The food and service is amazing! One of...the best waiters I have ever had in recent memory is Daniel. He was funny, made great suggestions and was prompt and courteous in his service. I ordered the Scallops Scampi which are Scallops with Asparagus risotto. The scallops were PERFECTLY cooked and seared which is no easy feat. The Risotto was creamy, rich, and had the perfect consistency. The French onion soup was very flavorful and tasted like it was a rich homemade beef stock. It was a little on the salty side however, it was still amazing. My wife ordered Shrinp ala Roko, a dish that included shrimp covered with prosciutto and cheese. Everything was fresh and flavorful. For desert I ordered Crème Brulee. It was made perfectly as the top caramelized crust was paper thin and crisp. The custard was perfect in its consistency and was made with real vanilla beans. I highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 4, 2021 via mobile

Had heard a lot about this place as bd was pretty goo Italian meal. Good prices on bottled wine and nice staff Well worth another return visit

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 6, 2021

This was an excellent experience! My server Danny was exceptional. When I asked for recommendations, he was knowledgable and provided great advice. I started off with a bottle of Prosecco, and the caprese salad, made special by the roasted red peppers and capers. Danny recommended...a combination of the cheese and potato gnocchi in the spinach cream sauce, which was divine! I ended the meal with the mascarpone cheesecake, light as air and so easy to devour! I would highly recommend that anyone visiting Wilmington, or who lives there, make this a favorite!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 17, 2021 via mobile

The grouper was delicious. Tiramisu some of the best ever! Splendid service. Will definitely go back next trip to Wilmington.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 2, 2021 via mobile

Dinner was excellent as always. Clams and onion soup were on point. We both had chicken sorentino, which was awesome. Our server Taylor was excellent. He recommended a delicious bottle of wine, which was great and I will try to find at the store. No...dessert because we were too full but after dinner drinks were awesome. 5 ⭐️. If you don’t go you are missing out!!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 16, 2021 via mobile

We had a party of five for dinner at Roko. Every meal was excellent. Dessert options were outstanding. Service was impeccable. The whole operation appeares to be run by folks who know what they're doing. Would highly recommend this restaurant!!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 27, 2021

Appetizer clams Oregano were small but very good. My husband's chicken francaise was also good. The linguini Bolognese was a huge disappointment. The sauce was bitter and I think they ran out of meat. If any, it was so finely minced there was no flavor...of meat only the bitter marinara sauce. Discussed it twice with server. Said he was sorry but that was it. Did not eat hardly any of my meal. He did offer to take dinner to kitchen to fix it? I was really looking forward to eating here. Unfortunately I was disappointed.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 18, 2021 via mobile

We recently ordered take out twice from Roko’s while in Wilmington. The process was easy, pickup was well done, and the food was delicious. I particularly recommend the gnocchi with pesto. There is a choice of either potato or cheese gnocchi. Roko’s kindly offered a...half/half dish so both could be tried. The limoncellom cake and the chocolate cannoli were excellent. Highly recommend trying Roko Italian Cuisine!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 14, 2021 via mobile

We have dined here several times. Food is always good, service is good as well. I have enjoyed their salmon as well as salads with grilled chicken.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Casual. I wouldn't wear flip flops, but... casual
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It does have a small room. This restaurant is reservation only for the entire restaurant, so book early.
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Roko Italian Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5