A Taste of Italy

A Taste of Italy has New York roots and a prime location in the heart of Wilmington along College Road – a combination that has helped solidify this market’s reputation as one of the best delis in the Port...

Blue Surf Café

Blue Surf Café serves up inspired breakfast, lunch and dinner fare to hungry UNCW college students, Wilmington locals, and savvy vacationers-in-the-know alike. Featuring a wonderfully extensive menu, with a host...

Cousins Italian Deli

Cousins Italian Deli brings warm Italian hospitality to the Cape Fear region with an extensive deli menu and special family-style meals that are sure to make visitors feel absolutely right at home. A top-rated...

Elizabeth’s Pizza

Though Elizabeth’s Pizza might look like a small pizza joint, with a subtle location along a busy section of commercialized Market Street, the decadent menu offers so much more than a slice or two of pie. Boasting...

Fat Tony’s Italian Pub

Fat Tony’s Italian Pub is where comfort food and Downtown Wilmington’s hip bar scene combine, to completely decadent and filling results. Located just a block away from the waterfront, this casual stop for...

Giorgio’s Italian Restaurant

Take a break from a diet and settle in for some rich Italian dishes with a visit to Giorgio’s Italian Restaurant. This decadent eatery, which is located in the heart of the Monkey Junction area, has a full menu...

Hoobie’s NY Pizza & Hoagies

Wilmington has more than its fair share of exceptional pizza joints, and even locals and visitors who are in the quieter Cape Fear regions, like the northern city outskirts near Interstate 40, will find a fantastic...

Hungry Heroes

Wilmington residents and visitors in the Ogden and Portners Neck regions can satisfy a hankering for a big thick sub or a floppy slice of pizza with a visit to Hungry Heroes. Offering take-out, delivery and dine in...

Kornerstone Bistro

Kornerstone Bistro is a fun and slightly elevated little restaurant along Market Street that specializes in Italian, Mediterranean, and Latin cuisine. Boasting heaping plates of fresh pasta, and eye-catching appetizers...

Krazy Pizza & Subs

Krazy Pizza & Subs has an almost-hidden location along Shipyard Boulevard, but this fun little Italian eatery is worth a stop for its friendly but casual atmosphere, decent prices, and solid selection of NY-style...

Little Buffalo Pizza Shop

Don’t let the “Little” in Little Buffalo Pizza Shop fool you – this sweet little pizza joint that’s on the edge of Downtown Wilmington in the Castle Hayne region serves up big slices, big...

Long Island Eatery

Long Island Eatery is a classic New York Delicatessen and coffee bar that was founded by authentic New Yorkers and which is a decent spot to find a wide array of fresh salads, sandwiches, desserts, and drinks to enjoy...

Martino’s Italian Deli

Whether you’re in the mood for an easy-going lunch, or just want to pick up a collection of fresh ingredients to feast on back home, Martino’s Italian Deli delivers with authentic meals, meats and...

Nicola’s

Though Nicola’s restaurant might not stand out along this busy section of Market Street, the stellar menu, which is loaded with a wealth of Italian favorites and decadent specialties, will lead visitors and locals...

Olympia Restaurant

Visitors and locals who are running errands or enjoying a leisurely day of shopping along Oleander Drive can satisfy a big Greek appetite with a visit to Olympia Restaurant. Tucked away in a small shopping center off of...

Osteria Cicchetti

Sample decadent Italian cuisine in a beautifully ornate atmosphere with a visit to Osteria Cicchetti. This classic but slightly modern bistro has a wonderful selection of Italian specialties that are sure to appease any...

Pizzetta’s Pizzeria

For decadent pizza and pasta, Pizzetta’s Pizzeria is hard to beat. Though Pizzetta’s can get crowded on a weekend afternoon with hungry families who want to dive into the big floppy slices, the cheesy, gooey...

Positalia Italian Eatery

Positalia Italian Eatery allows patrons to enjoy fresh Italian cuisine on their own terms, with a wealth of grilled items, fresh extras, and delicate sauces to create the perfect and completely personalized Italian...

Roko Italian Cuisine

Roko Italian Cuisine is a “casual-upscale” Italian eatery just off of Military Cutoff Road that features fresh fare that’s infused with local ingredients. Overseen by Executive Chef Jadran Peros...

S&L New York Style Deli

For a fresh breakfast or lunch with a clear New York-inspired influence, S&L New York Style Deli literally delivers. Located just outside the downtown area along busy 17thStreet, this little deli is garnering a...

Siena Italian Restaurant

Authentic Italian dining in an inviting and casual setting is the everyday philosophy of Siena Italian Restaurant - a slightly elegant eatery that’s found in a quiet section of Wilmington along Masonboro Loop...

Terrazzo Trattoria

Terrazzo Trattoria is an Italian restaurant and pizza place that has a slightly elevated atmosphere and appeal, and a vast menu that showcases a wealth of Italian specialties. Located along a busy section of Military...

The Fortunate Glass

Wine lovers will adore The Fortunate Glass - a wine and tapas bar that has a 21 page menu, with 20 pages dedicated to wine (and beer) alone. Located in a central section of Downtown Wilmington, this little eatery is the...

The Olive Cafe & Wine Bar

The Olive Cafe & Wine Bar is a fun little destination for families and friends to sample a wide range of delectable tapas and small plates in a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. Tucked away along Military Cutoff Road...

Uncle Louie’s Pizza Lounge

Visitors and Wilmington locals on the hunt for a convenient and all-encompassing destination for pizza and Italian fare can call on Uncle Louie’s Pizza Lounge. This slightly upscale but still casual pizza parlor...

Wilmington’s House of Pizza

Wilmington’s House of Pizza is a convenient destination for folks along College Road who are craving a pie and a big helping of Italian fare. Located along College Road, and close to a wealth of local shopping...

Bijou Park

Bijou Park

Bijou Park is a hidden gem of a "blink and you'll miss it" attraction in Wilmington, and is a perfect spot for weary shoppers and strollers to find a quiet bench, stretch out their legs, and relax. Located in a rare gap in between downtown buildings on 225 N Front St, the park straddles the heart of Downtown Wilmington and a Riverfront parking area, but the section in between is quiet, peaceful, and buffered from the sound of the downtown traffic by the two tall but historic buildings on either side.

Henrietta III

Henrietta III

It's hard to miss the Henrietta III as she cruises along Downtown Wilmingtontowards the open waters of the Cape Fear River. As the largest cruise boat in North Carolina, and the state's only true stern wheel riverboat, the Henrietta III has become a staple of the downtown scene in Wilmington, adding to its historic charm and southern flair for fun.