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$2 - $10
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Italian, Sicilian, Southern-Italian, Deli
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed December 17, 2023

I had my annual Christmas Party catered for 40 people and the food was delicious! I highly recommend the eggplant rollatini and meatballs. They were a huge hit!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed September 18, 2023

Best Deli we've found in NC. We're orginally from NY and it ranks right up there with NY. Subs were great and pasta with meatballs awesome.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 7, 2023

Sandwiches are always great when I take out. Went to a work event & was disappointed. Eggplant very greasy, the pasta was mushy, maybe it was Tortellini? The cookies weren't great either, very dry. I hope it was an off day. Counter staff always helpful,...place clean.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 22, 2023

Stopped in to order dinner for a family gathering. The smell is unbelievable and made me want to just stay there for hours! Quick and painless ordering with lots of suggestions from staff. Picked up the next night and everything was perfect. They never disappoint!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 28, 2023

I grew up in Jersey City and tended bar in NYC over 20 years. When in a new town I always check out the Italian food spots -- and I've been in 49 states. Taste of Italy, Wilmington, NC has the best Italian food I've...ever tasted bar none!! My recommendation is the meatball parm sub with peppers and onions -- to die for! Each member of my family has their favorites but everyone enjoys and raves about everything. The staff is very friendly --- just cannot say enough about this great place...More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 21, 2023 via mobile

Been coming here for nearly 20 years. Always good food. The staff is always on point. A MUST SEE & EAT!!! They have raw bull items for sale as well.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed December 14, 2022

I recall having been here but nothing sticks out in my head. It was 6 months ago at least. At best it was a mediocre experience. Maybe not what you want to hear but take it for what its worth. I grew up in the...north east where every corner has amazing Italian food. This wasn't itMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 30, 2022 via mobile

We visited the restaurant on advice of local friends. Service was friendly and quick at the deli counter. After ordering the Eggplant and the Meatballs with Ziti we came away uninspired. Being Italian with a mother from the Old Country, I know great gravy. Unfortunately,...they failed to hit the mark. The cold cuts to go were very good. A little work on their gravy would help.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 5, 2022

DH brought me here today for lunch. He's eaten here before with a friend. I wasn't in the mood for a sandwich, although the menu had some nice choices. DH ordered the chicken parmesan with fresh mozzarella cheese. I decided on the Shrimp Fra Diavolo...over pasta (penne). My lunch was excellent! Not overly 'fra diavolo' but just the right amount of spice for me. The sauce was so flavorful and slightly chunky with onions, garlic and seasonings. There were five large shrimp that were very tender, not overcooked. I had a couple bites of the chicken parm. The chicken was ever so lightly breaded and topped with fresh mozzarella. I would definitely order this for myself, although would split it. It was huge! It was much better than the Italian deli further north in Hampstead (too much breading on very thin pieces of chicken, plus a very soggy hero roll). There are several tables to have lunch; or you can do take-out. There's a grocery section with pastas, canned sauces, gnocchi, canned foods, and a refrigerator section with prepared pastas. I wanted to buy a couple to have at home but had some shopping to do, so we'll go back another day and pick up some meals for dinner.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed January 17, 2022 via mobile

Our business often gets food to go from TASTE OF ITALY. They serve up the best sandwiches, pasta in town. It's authentic Italian. Today we were disappointed. Our Philly cheese, that usually has, onions, mushroom, green peppers, red peppers, cheese...lacked all of the above today....What's going on over there.?? We wished we would have taken photos of our grub, but we didn't. All of our Philly's had no cheese, zero mushrooms and a spec of maybe one piece of pepper. It was sad. Our office will not order these again. Maybe there's a panic at the grill? We won't desert you. There's other things to order. Yum. But, one thing that's falls short, brings premise to others to fail. Check your staff. God bless.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 27, 2021

I place my order on the phone. The staff has never let me down. Great Italian food as always. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 20, 2021

it used to be a whole lot better even recently prices going up...quality going down used to really like this place...as i said those days are gone...won't be going back...hope they read this!!!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 12, 2020 via mobile

Found this place 3 years ago when I moved here. Authentic Italian food. Best sandwiches. Real Tiramisu and cheesecake. Poppyseed rolls are the best. They always use quality ingredients. Love some Taste of Italy

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 2, 2020 via mobile

This place is a gem. The sandwiches 🥪 are so good. The sandwiches are filled with meat and cheese. My wife had the meatball sub and I had the Italian and they were amazing.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed February 6, 2020 via mobile

Wow this place has amazing subs and food 🥘 My girl and I went to here and she had the Italian sub and I had the meatball sub and they were awesome.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from MJM525i | Reviewed this property |
We have never ordered it but I am sure you won't be disappointed! They only use the finest meats and cheeses!
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Yes, talk to Tommy, he's a delight to work with!
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A TASTE OF ITALY, Wilmington - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, A Taste Of Italy offers takeout services.

A Taste Of Italy is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4