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A Taste Of Italy

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1101 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-4308
+1 910-392-7529
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Sat 08:30 - 19:00
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Boone, North Carolina
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is awesome! They have delicious meals that are quick! They also have a great little Italian market there. My family of 5 was able to eat there for under $30! At a certain time, like 7pm, they have a limited menu. This was especially challenging when I learned there red sauce was meat-based, even in their eggplant parmesan.... More 

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New York City, New York
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has good Italian, which to me is hard to find in the south. They catered a party I attended and from the baked ziti to the Chicken Picata every dish was delicious. Traveling previously had lunch at the restaurant proper. Small friendly place. Good for families as well.

Thank Suzen G
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I have been ordering food from Taste of Italy since 1995-ish. Their menu is broad enough to never get boring (Hot and Cold choices and MANY of them). Not just sandwiches, baglels but soups, salads, Boars Head Foods, only the best. Honestly, a lot of stuff we used to find in a real Brooklyn Deli. If delivering they are totally... More 

Thank Noreen S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

There food is excellent all the time! Stop in for a breakfast sandwich, lunch, or dinner. They do a great job of catering events. The salads are fresh and the lasagna is fabulous!

Thank melo0910
Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Hands down the best cheesesteak I have ever had. I have tried many, but now all others are compared to Taste of Italy. It is especially a treat when different colored bell peppers are in season, as I have often found that these are added in conjunction with the standard red and green. The bread is always fresh, never hard,... More 

Thank cdavis0812
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I had stopped by to pick up a container of their chicken salad to take to my mother's for lunch. It's some of the best I've ever had there is no mayo taste and is all white meat. It's not the cheapest in town but worth every dime if you like chicken salad this is the place to go.

Thank Cathy J
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Always great food, especially if you don't have time to make your own and need an impressive meal for business or guests. The meatballs are fantastic...but when pay over $3 a piece for them they should be. Not the most cost effective choice for meals but worth the splurge. The sandwiches are amazing and the bread is fresh. Definitely on... More 

Thank Carolinagirl28412
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We stopped here on the way out of Wilmington for some pasta on the way out of Wilmington. The service was quick and the food was delicious

Thank Louiecap
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

My Wife and I traveled 93 miles from New Bern, NC to Wilmington, NC after hearing about the Taste of Italy Deli. As soon as I walked in, I felt like I was back in my native New York.There on the wall the menu listed the sanwiches as on a roll or a "wedge" Where I grew up in Westchester... More 

1 Thank Chuck C
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We had the eggplant Parmesan with spaghetti and bread. The food was great, very authentic. The staff are very friendly, gave us extra bread too. Wife, Son and I ordered 2 dishes; finished 1 and took the other home for dinner.

Thank Raj P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 10
Italian, American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-4308
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-392-7529
A Taste of Italy was founded in 1994 by brothers Tommy Guarino and Chris Guarino. Born and raised in New York, they came to Wilmington,North Carolina to open an establishment that would bring the taste of traditional New York delicatessens to the shore.Using original recipes passed down from generation to generation, and shared with them by their mother, A Taste of Italy’s cuisine captures an authentic Italian Taste that has helped win them the title “#1 Deli in the Port City”. Come in and experience A Taste of Italy in Wilmington, North Carolina today!A Taste of Italy takes pride in using only the best quality products and ingredients. The aromas that fill the air are nothing short of spectacular!We Specialize in Catering!Corporate and private parties, weddings, and other special occasions.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?