Delaware Culinary Take a Foodie Tour of Delaware’s Cities

Take a Foodie Tour of Delaware’s Cities

From the contemporary to the cutting edge, Delaware’s cities love to eat well.

Find your new favorite dining experience in a state packed with them. Enjoy an elegant evening where the tables sparkle with fine china and silky tablecloths, while the warm flicker of candlelight adds a romantic glow to the evening. Or explore vibrant downtown streetscapes filled with savory delights. These are the city restaurants we’re most excited to dig a fork and knife into.

Beginning in northern Delaware, at Columbus Inn, a flickering fire enhances an elegant attitude, while inside the intimate dining room of La Fia, James Beard semifinalist Brian Sikora experiments with bistro-esque riffs.


On action-packed Market Street, Bardea Food & Drink (another James Beard honoree) has become a new standard-bearer of elevated Italian delights. Homestyle Italian is also proudly revered in Wilmington, as proven by the longstanding Little Italy favorites Mrs. Robino’s and Ristorante Attilio. Locals are buzzing about the DE.CO food hall which boasts eight of the city’s most contemporary concepts, all casually served, hipster cafeteria style.

For cutting-edge, multi-course gourmet delights, visit Ciro Food & Drink. For a sleeker touch, head for Mikimoto’s sushi, conveniently located near two of the city’s buzziest destinations: the dependable Washington Street Ale House and a cocktail lounge/”speakeasy” called Torbert Street Social. Heading out of the center city and Rivefront area, Pizza by Elizabeths stands as one of the most cosmopolitan pizza shops you’ll ever enjoy.

Heading a bit south, the city lights are a bit dimmer, but the cuisine is still flavorful. In downtown Newark, Main Street boasts savory options for every palate. Try the elevated Italian cuisine at Taverna, or when school is in session, experience the University of Delaware’s fine-dining restaurant, Vita Nova which offers bistro dishes prepared and served by students.

The next stop on the city tour brings travelers to central Delaware. There is a cosmopolitan elegance at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, where Michele’s restaurant sets the high-rolling standard with their signature surf and turf cuisine. At Jerry Longo’s Meatballs and Martinis, try the authentic Italian recipes and custom craft cocktails.

As you dine throughout Delaware, elegant options with romantic ambiance set the scene for the perfect evening. On the menu is always big city flavors with hometown prices!

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