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 hankering for decadent global cuisine.

The Osteria Cicchetti’s locale in The Forum is wonderfully inviting with rich décor that sets the stage for the ensuing Italian feast. The menu is vast, and includes light and hearty Antipasti, delicious salads, fresh pizzas, pastas, grilled entrees, and Italian specialties. While patrons will find the familiar dishes on the menu, like lasagna, romaine-based salads, and classic pizzas, there are far more unique and inspired Italian dishes that deserve to be sampled. For an appetizer, try the bruschetta, which comes in four varieties, or dive into the butter bean salad with mozzarella, avocado and arugula. Then enjoy an elevated pasta dish, like the butternut squash ravioli with sage and brown butter, the Cannelloni Florentine, or the gnocchi with sausage, which is complemented with ricotta and fresh marinara sauce.

Expect to take home plenty of leftovers no matter what dish you choose, especially if it’s one of Osteria Cicchetti’s signature, and huge, pizzas. Always filling, this enticing bistro is sure to make patrons fall in love with traditional Italian cuisine.

  • Monday4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Tuesday4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Wednesday4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Thursday4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Friday4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Saturday4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Sunday11:00am-10:00pm
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.