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“Great food. Enormous portions. Great prices.”

Cafe Napoli Restaurant & Pizzeria
Ranked #15 of 549 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dover, Delaware
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214 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Great food. Enormous portions. Great prices.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2011

I was looking for a Italian restaurant in Wilmington for a family meal when I turned to Trip Advisor. The reviews here are right on the money!

There was 6 of us in our party, everyone ordered something different, and everyone was very happy with their meal. Not the fanciest or the prettiest when it comes to atmosphere, but definitely 5 stars when it comes to food quality!

Great food. Enormous portions. Great prices. What more can you say about this place. We will be back!

  • Visited July 2011
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Bethesda, Maryland
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Cafe Napoli Regular”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2011

They have huge portions of food and everything on their menu is delicious. The prices are great especially for the large portions that you get! They have very quick service and I like getting take-out because it is always ready right away. It is kind of small and cramped in the front but that is only because it is so popular and crowded all of the time. My family has had several parties here in the side room.

  • Visited May 2011
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Wilmington, Delaware
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Hands Down the Best Italian Food in Wilmington”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2010

It's in a run-down strip mall next to Pathmark, the print on their plast sign is peeling off, you go through a pizzaria takeout and booths on the way to the dining rooms which range from antiseptic to garish. All of that is carefully done to keep out the tourists.

Oh, but the food. The pasta is cooked perfect. The sauces are great. The service is also terrific. Stick with the wine over mixed drinks. Eggplant parm is my favorite but you can't go wrong with anything and they'll be happy to take a special order.

The portions are beyond generous to the point of being ridiculous. I'm not a light eater and I've had lunch there and brought the leftovers home to feed a family of three for dinner (only adding side dishes). If you're not saving leftovers, share entres as there is no plate splitting fee.

I don't know how this places stays in business but I'm glad it does. Terrific food in gigantic portions.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Italian in Delaware”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2010

I'm a HUGE fan of Cafe Napoli - it's a "blink-and-you'll-miss-it" little restaurant in a strip mall. However, it's run by some actual Italians, and it's easy to recognize quality food. When I lived in Delaware, I used to visit this restaurant a few times a month, and would always take visitors and guests to eat there. Nobody has ever left disappointed! The prices are definitely reasonable, and it's apparent that the owners/chefs love their job. I can't wait for the next time I'm in Delaware...I'm certainly visiting this place again.

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new jersey
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Real Italians Cooking Authentic Italian Quality Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2010

Having married into an Italian family one revelation that is irrefutable is "Food is numero Uno".The marriage can end in financial ruin,household chaos,and legal wrangling,but what will be talked about isn't the infidelities of the divorce but how good or bad the food was at the wedding.My only gripe over Italian weddings are six days later I am hungry again
When you walk in this plain shopping center joint don't be fooled.The guys you see behind the counter are Italian.These men know how to cook.They cook right in front of you and use the best ingredients..As I age I look forward to a good meal.As I leave new Jersey headed for Washington,DC,my thoughts are of the crisp salad ,the balsamic vinegar,the hot dipping bread,the Parmesan veal or chicken.The owner is right there on the spot.While one could argue the shopping mall looks like Naples as much as the Artur Kill in Staten Island does ,this place is about good food priced right.Take it from a fat man who if he stands too long in an isle of a restaurant is cited by the local fire official as a fire hazard.Eat here the big man guarantees this place.

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