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“Great addition to Wilmington!”

Roko Italian Cuisine
Ranked #41 of 677 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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.
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“Great addition to Wilmington!”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

This is our favorite new restaurant in Wilmington. Roika (?), the owner, is absolutely lovely and tries hard to accommodate patrons. It's not easy getting a last minute reservation but the bar is always an option. Milanese is not on the menu but they have been happy to accommodate with either veal or chicken. The atmosphere is also nice and I think their wines by the glass are better than any other restaurant in town.

  • Visited August 2012
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Roko P, Owner at Roko Italian Cuisine, responded to this review, August 24, 2012
Thank you for recognizing our wine menu! We have worked hard to revamp the menu since our opening. We are glad to hear our efforts have not gone unnoticed!
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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“From Beginning to finish, exceeded expectations!”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

From the appetizers to the main course, every single item that my family and i got was outstanding! Fresh and delicious! The calamari was one of the best kinds i have ever had and the bruschette was so fresh and amazing!! I highly recommend this restaurants to in or out of towners! The service was great and the owners are so nice and professional! The price rangers for everything on the menu was right in line with the quality and the quantity of the food!

  • Visited August 2012
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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“Excellent choice”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Roko is conviniently located near Wrightsville Beach and Mayfaire Shopping Center. We ate at Roko's a few times now and food was always great; service is good. Their risotto is out of this world, so is the fish menu, escargot and especially Vojka's (wife-owner) home made tiramisu is to die for. Pleasant atmosphere with photos and drawings with motives of Italian and Croatian Adriatic coastal cities and achitecture. Definitely a recommendation and a big thumbs up.

  • Visited July 2012
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“Great Italian Food”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

Nice upscale Italian restaurant near Mayfaire. Super bar, attentive staff, and the food was delicious. Owners on the floor, easy to engage, quite an interesting story. http://www.rokoitalian.com/

  • Visited August 2012
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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“Decent Italian Restaurant”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

For Wilmington, The first real italian restaurant I have found. The rest are glorified pizza parlors. However, if you have had the pleasure of New York, Boston or San Francisco Italian food, you will be disappointed.
Roko has good atmosphere, linen tablecloths, an extensive wine list and a terrific mater dei/ owner. The food is good but the chef (also an owner) is not daring and stays pretty much to standard Italian fare. On the plus side, you can actually get veal dishes in this restaurant (something southeastern NC lacks). The wait staff is attentive but amateurish. This can easily be managed, especially since the owners are trying hard to elevate the experience. On my trip to Roko, waiters at three nearby tables were interrupting their guests, having to ask each diner who got what (truly amateur hour). Cocktails were being served by hand, rather than on a serving tray and tables were not completely cleared after the main course.
All in all, worth the visit and can easily rectify some basic deficiencies with education.

  • Visited August 2012
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