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“Grasps none of the nuances, or textures of Italian cuisine.”

Pizzetta's Pizzeria
Ranked #98 of 694 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed January 18, 2013

North Carolina is notorious for its poor Italian restaurants. The décor at Pizzettas Pizzeria is nice. Service by waitress Dana was good. The food on 1/18/13 fails to break this stereotype.
We ordered the lobster ravioli, and the pasta with clam sauce. The waitress confirmed the ravioli was freshly made at the restaurant. We chose the chianti dressing for the salad. This dressing was the standard sweet emulsion found at corporate diners.
The entrée arrived in a cold dish. The ravioli was not steeped in the sauce so the pasta was bland. A closer look revealed freezer burn, and machine cut pasta - not fresh. The pasta texture was uneven, and the lobster was tough.
I requested a very basic substitute - meat lasagna. I suspect no boil noodles were partially responsible for the bland pasta. Sheets of noodles were coated with meat sauce and ricotta. They were then rolled into a wheel, and then buried by sauce and cheese. The meat was barely seasoned. The sauce was overly sweet, and celery imparted an odd crunch. The separate elements of meat, sauce, pasta were not complimentary.
The pasta with clam sauce had a melee of seafood scattered across the top to resemble risotto. The pasta was bland. The sauce needed lemon, and was under salted.
This restaurant grasps none of the nuances, or textures of Italian cuisine.

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

We have been to both lunch and dinner at Pizzettas on Oleander. The food and service have always been great. You will not be disappointed. It is a cozy place and you may have to wait for a table, but it is well worth it. We have ordered to go which works well when they are super busy.

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

On a recent trip to Wilmington we ate at Pizzetta's based on Trip Advisor reviews and it definitely did not disappoint! We got a half buffalo chicken / half meat lovers pizza, and it is some of the best pizza I've ever eaten. The pizza was HUGE, it took us three meals to eat the whole thing and the price is not expensive for what you get. They use some of the best quality ingredients I've ever seen a pizza restaurant use and the toppings are 3/4th's to an inch thick. We will be going back here the next time we are in Wilmington for sure!

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

We took the southport ferry to Fort Fisher and did some history touring. Went for a late lunch and everyone was in the mood for Italian. Found Pizzetas on trip advisor and we were very pleased with food and service. We enjoyed their delicious white pizza, salad and I had eggplant parmigian. It was great. They do not have a liquor license but have a nearby wine store so that you can byo. It was a very enjoyable meal and we even had some leftovers!

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Reviewed December 24, 2012

Had lunch here today and as usual it was excellent. The Sicilian pizza is through the roof. It's huge, and awesome. Fluffy dough, fresh toppings and lots of smiles is what you get when you order one of these. Hubby had egg plant Parmesan and he loved it. Fresh and tasty all around. Come to Brunswick Foret in Leleand to check it out. You won't regret it.

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