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Bardea Food & Drink

4.8
827 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Bardea Food & Drink, 2019 James Beard Semifinalist Best New Restaurant. Bardea, pronounced: bar-DAY-ah, is the Italian term for "the goddess of food and drink". The stunning, 5,000 square foot, 120-seat restaurant, which features a rectangular bar with 20 stools and outdoor seating, utilizes ingredients from local Delaware Valley farms and purveyors, and features a number of composed dishes with both Italian and American origins.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 827 people are saying
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vipElizabeth
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding! Food always exceptional. Best dinning experience around. Would recommend to everyone! Great work Bardea team!

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vipBeauxdy
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. I live in Virginia Beach,Va. I would dine here every week if I lived close by. Run don’t walk to dine here. It will not disappoint.

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Momofeel
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere. Food was delicious. Difficult to read menu since lighting is dark. Very loud every table was taken.

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vipAnnie123
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.

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vipHB515
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had dinner for four on Friday night and it was pleasantly full but not packed. The atmosphere and lighting was perfect and our server, friendly and attentive. The homemade pasta was amazing and the bbq flavor of the calamari, unique and memorable. I love octopus and I’d say they overdid the seasoning/sauce here. Sometimes less is more, so I hope they revisit this preparation! Portions are small for the price but a really fun and chic place to have delicious shared plates with friends. One other thing, the fish “for the table” was a really small portion for four adults! That was a little disappointing. We’ll be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cherry bbq wings, calamari, and caramelized bananas & doughnut were to die for! Happy hour prices were unbelievable, bartenders were awesome, music was great, and the little birthday touches from the staff were so perfect! We loved every minute of our dinner! So happy we decided to check it out, will be back ASAP!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, just be careful if you order the porterhouse steak at market price. We didn’t realize it was going to be $138 for ONE steak!!! It was excellent but if I had know the price I wouldn’t have ordered it. The server was slow to take our order and follow up only average. We have eaten here before with better service.

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kcrogers
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I asked if they had chocolate gelato for
my kid, and they didn't. So their wait staff and kitchen went ABOVE AND BEYOND to make my daughter a special kid-friendly dessert with chocolate and gelato. They've probably forgotten about it but it will stay with us for a long time. The rest of the meal was predictably delicious and well paced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing.

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GabrielleR
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Was okay. Not too impressed with the food but was still delicious. If you go make sure you get the ice cream flight!!!! That was my fav part

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BrianC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the atmosphere! The food was delicious, different, experimental and satisfying all in one. Our waitress was knowledgeable and did not hesitate to answer any of our questions. Each course was appropriately spaced out as well. It was an "experience" rather than just going out for a meal. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will certainly be back along with our family and friends.

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kellyr
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, well-priced drinks and an atmosphere that felt COVID-safe yet actually fun and relaxing. Valentine's dinner was a blast and well worth the 35 minute drive from Philly. (Free valet parking was the frosting on top!)

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vipSuzzy
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We LOVED our food. We didn’t love that we were sat at a side table next to the bar in the bar area for our Valentine’s Day reservation. Our server also forgot to put in one of the items we ordered so we had to ask at the end of the meal when it did not come out. I love the music and food here I would 100% go back.

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely had a blast on Valentine day. The food was great, the service was phenomenal, the atmosphere was amazing. Even a little cupcake at the end was a cool addition.

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vipAngelR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the atmosphere, the service were excellent! Such a beautiful and welcoming place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Wilmington!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner at Bardea. Exceptional service and exceptional food and drinks. Will definitely return. You must order the bread board to start!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is one of our favorite places in Delaware and the food is usually amazing!

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vipArd12
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Great food, wine drink and pace was perfect.

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vipBecca
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Obsessed with this place! Amazing food, atmosphere, and drinks! 10/10 recommend

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ZachMack
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Bardea, in my opinion, is the best restaurant in Delaware. We're never disappointed with the food and service. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a high quality meal. I notice quite a few people complain about their prices, but you get what you pay for. Everything is cooked to perfection every time and you really can't beat the customer service. The staff is very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list and they're always very friendly and patient with every customer. Can't wait to be back!

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HeatherP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we visit Bardea, it’s just delicious! Service is always great. Love the atmosphere as well.

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vipAnneW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as always! Grilled romaine is still my favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Bardea. The waiter was great and energetic. The food was amazing. Would highly recommend.

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viplomfris
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This resturant was s little drive for us but well worrh it. The food, service was excellent! Cant wait to go back.

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JosephP
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The table we asked for we did not get. And I understood that. Just was not available. We asked for a two seat table which was not occupied when they took us to a four person table. We were told that one is not available but we could wait for a table to open. They sat us at the bar. Then called us to have a table. It was one table over from the same table we said we don’t want. I talked to the manager whom was fanatic. I just sat us at the table we asked for when we were their. (Not the requested one at time of reservation). After that everything was great. Second time there service was good and food was amazing. And Thank you Jeff (manager)for Saving my pre v day dinner.

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PatrickL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant for me in Wilmington, DE by far. Service, quality and friendliness is unmatched.

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vipdefoodie
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This restaurant rarely disappoints ! The food quality is excellent and the service matches ! The prices are high and I guess in consideration of the food quality you should expect that. Despite the fact that the dining room is just too loud (and remember we are doing Covid seating) the food quality seems to make you forget.

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CaitlinLove
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to Bardea before and loved it; however, this time was just amazing. I went to celebrate my birthday with friends and ,right from the beginning, I was made to feel special with a complimentary champagne toast. The food and drinks to follow were all so delicious. Our server (Bridget?) was knowledgable and attentive. I could not have asked for a more special night with my friends. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Ribeye was awesome

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HeliK
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Willy was wonderful, friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the menu. We ordered a bunch of items and he spaced it out perfectly. Nice touches for birthday celebration.

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vipWellFed
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always (especially cocktails) but our server was a standout. Knowledgeable, “around” but not hovering, and very pleasant.

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JasonG
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is AMAZING every time. Choose Family style options, let's you try a few things. This may be one of my new favorite spots. Never been bad in 5 times of going!

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RaymondC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The knowledgeable server, Bailey, really knew what she was talking about and had such passion for the food and respect for her chef. The meal was absolutely delicious and very well timed, presentation was innovative and immaculate, the wine list was extraordinary, and the ambiance reminded me why I have missed dining out so very much this year. I can’t wait to go back to try the other items that Bailey recommended!

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hpieper320
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and drinks! So happy to have good food like this in Wilmington

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bethd
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, not large potions, but fantastic... Left full, poorer, but very happy... Phenomenal service... Great night!

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KellyK
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was lacking this night we went. Food was messed up once and drink orders were never entered therefore we waited longer than we should have to get them and then were asked to leave due to another reservation waiting. We would've been done had we gotten the things we ordered at a decent time.

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TUchick
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’d give a million stars if I could. The food and the service were top notch. My husband and I dined at Bardea with our daughter for our wedding dinner on the evening of our wedding and the team at Bardea made the evening incredibly special for us, surprising us with a champagne toast (ginger ale for the little one which was super sweet!), flowers, and a special celebratory dessert that was really yummy. My daughter commented that she felt like she was VIP!

Each dish that we ordered was prepared perfectly. And the steak....I’m not really a steak person (my daughter is) but I couldn’t stop cutting into it and eating it. The flavor and the tenderness was on point.

Thank you to the entire Bardea team for making our wedding celebration one for the books! Words cannot express our gratitude and we will absolutely be back!

The Lanouette Family

FAQs

Bardea Food & Drink offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 426-2069.

Bardea Food & Drink is rated 4.8 stars by 827 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.