Ciro Food And Drink

4.7
176 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Two chefs preparing worldly cuisine featuring share plates and tasting menus. Ciro features an intimate dining experience with 30 seats, an open kitchen, plenty of wines by the glass and can accommodate dietary restrictions.

Michael DiBianca is a Culinary Institute of America graduate and New Jersey native who has been a local star in the Wilmington food/dining scene for more than a decade. This local treasure comes to the area from the former Restaurant 821 in Wilmington, where he was owner Tobias Lawry’s sous chef and then chef de cuisine. He went on the launch the renowned Moro restaurant and Satsuma Asian Kitchen & Bar in the Trolley Square area.
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vipAmyL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!

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AmberC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We stopped in because it had a reservation open on open table and we are really glad that we did. We decided to go for the tasting menu because we wanted to try something different and we didn’t regret it. everything we had was definitely fresh and very flavorful. I tried things that I would never think of eating myself and it gave me a new appreciation for the food.

We aren’t locals but we will definitely make a trip to stop by again in a few months when were in the area.

The only issue we had was our server forgot to put our dessert in which wasn’t a big deal because we ate the five course meal so we enjoyed a little bit of time to digest.

The restaurant is pretty small and I think with Covid it only has 15/20 seats open but this is definitely a great place for a first date or anniversary.

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PamF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fabulous . I had the 4 course tasting menu with wine pairing. Each course was better than the last. The wine pairing was a perfect compliment for the food and was a great value. My partner had a meat and cheese board which was ample and well prepared, He also enjoyed the Cioppino which was fantastic. I've seen complaints about service...while service was not fast, our server was very pleasant, attentive and it was nice not to feel rushed through the meal.

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vipbjgmm
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back out to dinner.

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

We did the 5 course tasting menu and wine pairing and it was phenomenal. We didn’t have one bad bite!

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Grey
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and glad we came on a holiday tasting menu. Chef put together an amazing array of flavor combinations. These tasting samples gave me a deep insight to what is expected in every future dish. Will return regularly.

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LakishaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious however it would have been nice to know there was a preset menu. It was not on their website. Six courses of tapas (small portions) at $139 per person. I don't think many people were aware of that menu. A few couples came and left without eating. My husband didn't want to seem cheap so we stayed. I would eat here again just not on Valentine's day.

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vipLizM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually get the same dishes when we go to Ciro but that’s just because they’re so good. The Ultimate Burger, curried carrots, and tuna tartare never disappoint! Oh and it’s not like we just get the same dishes and that’s it every time - always save room to try some of the new additions or anything that sounds appetizing. There’s really something for everyone

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AJWRIGHTCARAAMATODATE
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. Date night with my fiance was absolute perfection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

LM
vipLizM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took 1 of our friends to join us at Ciro who’d never been before and he loved it! There’s really something for everyone. The Ultimate burger is to die for 👏🏼 My boyfriend gets it pretty much every time we’ve gone since it’s been on the menu. The beet and apple salad is so fresh and delicious and a perfect healthy option. We also had the maple salmon with sweet potato and bacon hash. Perfectly cooked and tasty as always.

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viptheadventurer
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Did not enjoy the tasting menu. Maybe entrees on the regular menu would be better.

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vipLizM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted the start the new year off right with a great meal but not as busy as New Year’s Eve. If you go, be sure to try the restaurant’s own red blend. It goes well with so many different dishes and we also bought a few before the holidays to give as gifts.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was amazing! Unfortunately we were sat at a tiny, cramped table with the kitchen's stack of dishes right next to my ear. Thought we were pushed to the side due to social distancing, but we were soon the only people there. At this price point I would expect a nicer looking place. The table and chairs were not at all comfortable. But the food...OMG, it was sooooo good.

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vipDEfoodie
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great value as always. Moments of greatness, especially with entrees. Recent visit was a little off, but will return.

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isaiahg
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Joe was an excellent host. He recommended us try the four course meal on the menu. The chef surprised us with awesome meals which included ny strip and rack of lamb. I will definitely be back to try more food. Next up is the tomahawk.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing chef and staff. Food speaks volumes to culinary excellence.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best 38oz of tomahawk prime rib

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The atmosphere was very pleasant, although it appeared that someone may be living on the “market side” with their dog. The food was good but definitely over priced. The menu had grammatical errors as well as errors in food description. We got the cheese board, the salmon, and we each got a desert. The cheese board was beautifully plated, however there really wasn’t a whole lot of “meat” or “cheese”. The salmon was good, but definitely not worth the $20+ dollars we paid for it. We also paired it with a bottle of “bubbles” that was recommended on the menu. The bottle looked extremely cheap (even tho it was priced at $39) and it turns out, IT WAS! It was priced at $11.99 on the local liquor store. What a profit margin. It was also store in a bucket no where near to our table that did not even have any ice in it. Lately we had the strawberry shortcake and the blueberry trifle. The strawberry shortcake was definitely the star, made with corn bread and topped with fried mint. The blueberry trifle was made with a scone fresh from the fridge so it was actually crumbling with every poke of my fork. The blueberry topping was so delicious so it was such a disappointment. It was a nice place to try but I don’t think I would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Love dining here! Great ambiance and service

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vipRenee
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

First experience was great- the food was outstanding-
This week the same food was very salty- it was a different chef- very disappointing .
We will try it another time

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vipLauren
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique menu. The food melts in your mouth. I had the four course chef’s menu and split a dessert with my husband.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST FOOD I’ve had in a long time! A lot of classic dishes cooked perfectly! We will be back for more!

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vipKate
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Wonderful evening, great menu. Pricey for tapas but portions are larger than expected.

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vipDEfoodie
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Our second visit in two weeks (that’s how good the food was the first time!) A few that we loved - beef tartare, tuna tartare, roasted beet salad veal parm (not your typical veal parm) and the duck. Great bread pudding too. Very safe environment. We hope they can survive the financial costs of the pandemic!!!

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CarlaL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Second time visiting and the food was mind blowing as the first time!

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vipBrendaB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been waiting to check Ciro out for a while, finally made reservations with my Mom for my belated B day dinner. Ciro did not disappoint. The atmosphere is quaint, quiet and welcoming. Our server was fantastic! He made excellent recommendations was friendly without being overbearing and made our experience that much better. The food....incredible! The scallops were the best I have ever eaten, and I've eaten a lot of scallops. The tuna tarte.....I will go back many times just for that! So glad this gem is close to home!

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Freddie
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chefs tasting menu was amazing! My new favorite restaurant! Definitely worth it!

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DateNight
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I want to write a positive review, but I am not able. The food was tasty, but portion size was too big for tasting/tapas. It's fairly expensive, so reducing portions could lower the cost. My biggest criticism is the service. The server was inattentive and condescending. Also, the ambience is terrible. They played country music at a moderate volume. How hard is it to play quiet jazz, or something more relaxing/romantic. If I'm going to spend $150 on a date night meal I want it to be much better than this. We wont be back, unfortunately.

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Blaine
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How great to finaly get back after all this going on. Fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Took my parents for dinner. Was seated 10 min past our reservation time. Got a general sense of confusion from the staff, things felt awkward. The pasta in our mac n cheese was cooked very inconsistently, some cooked through, some almost raw, and some in the middle. The hazelnuts in the other app were quite stale. The two pork mains were incredibly salty, needed water to put down. My feedback was met with minimal acknowledgement and no adjustment to our bill.

Overall, the execution on the food was heavy handed, the space felt cobbled together, and the staff lacked a professional smoothness in service. You get the feeling that its amateurs struggling to operate an up scale restaurant.

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vipVergomona
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Creative cuisine with surprise ingredients that create an explosion of flavor with each mouthful. The fluke with gooseberries was just oustanding, as was the rack of lamb (so tender and flavorful) and the chocolate pot au creme just mouthwatering.

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vipDelawareDiner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dined here on Saturday night for the first time. Took a while for the host to check us in, but once we were seated, our server was very good. Very small, slightly tight space, but they make it work. Cannot say enough for the quality and creativity of the food. My husband and I made our own quasi-tasting menu and every course was fantastic. We consider ourselves foodies and this meal delivered. At the end of the meal my husband told me it takes a lot to impress him, and this meal impressed him. Very reasonable pricing considering the quality of the food and portion sizes. Will definitely return.

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dawnm
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and Service were amazing. Can't wait to go back and try the adventurous Chef's tasting menu.

JP
JonP
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Great food, the service and ambiance needs improvement.

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RosemaryM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We were looking forward to dinner at Ciro's, but were very disappointed.
We placed our order (approx. 10-15 minutes after arriving).
It took another 10-15 minutes for our drinks to arrive.
My husband's appetizer was served, mine was not.
We inquired about it & my entree was brought out.
My husband 's duck was served & eventually I was served my appetizer.
Perhaps the restaurant was overwhelmed by the number of patrons on this particular night.

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Jess
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had an 8:00 reservation and arrived right on time. No one greeted us. There were at least 4 other couples waiting, which seemed unusual because it’s a small restaurant. After waiting a few minutes, several other couples walked in, all of whom also had an 8:00 or 8:15 reservation. It turns out they had overbooked their reservations and had no way to accommodate us all. It’s 8:15 and we still have not been acknowledged by anyone who worked there. So I stopped the hostess and asked how much longer the wait would be for our table - she said they were “swamped”. She didn’t offer complimentary drinks or even an estimated timeframe. At this point we decided to leave - we had a babysitter at home and so we were “on the clock”. It was the worst experience I’ve ever had a a restaurant that I never even dined at. We won’t be back.

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the worst experience I have ever had Dining out!
I need start with that I have NEVER left a bad review about a restaurant and I travel the US weekly eating out 3-5 times a week. This review is so others do not have to experience what we did.

Checking in: When checking in to the restaurant for our reservation at 7:15 we waited at the hostess area for about 5 minutes before someone from CIRO walked by and said just wait here and we will be with you in a few minutes. Few minutes later someone checked us in and we sat down at our table at 7:20. The restaurant smelled incredible. We were instantly excited to dine.

The first waitress asked us for still or sparkling water and we chose still with lemon slices. We sat for a few minutes reviewing the menu and chose the 6 course tasting menu with the 6 wines to pair. A different waiter arrived and took our order at 7:30. We sat and waited for the food and wine, the waiter filled our glasses a few times with water so we asked for additional lemons. We find out they are now out of lemons. Not a problem, we sat and talked awhile longer and then realize it is 8:05 and we have not been served our first course. At 8:10 the first waitress came to our table and asks us if we are ready to order, this is where it all went downhill. I said to her, we ordered about 50 minutes ago and haven’t received our food. She said ok and walked away. 8:15pm food comes to our table from a different server and they set it down. The food is instantly picked up and told this isn’t yours. It goes to a table that sat down 10 minutes before the food was served to them. I find the waiter who took out order and tell him. He doesn’t apologize but says, “I’ll have food out to you in 2 minutes”. And he comes back in 5 minutes with our first glass of wine. 15 minutes later I get up and find a manger, who is in the front at the bar and said he will look into, he did not stop making drinks for 10min so we walked out. Worst experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Drinks were simple yet forgotten both orders. Speaking with servers felts as though we were inconveniencing them. While the food took a while it was top 5 meals I’ve had. Incredibly delicious. Bill was then wrong but nicely amended in our favor.

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vipWDT1953
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Dreadful. Arrived on time for reservation, had to wait 10 minutes to check in, another 15 min to be seated. Then sat at the table ignored by all staff for another 25 minutes, then despite the fact it was Valentine’s Day and no other options available we left. We were only given water, could not even get them to get us drinks. Small restaurant, open kitchen so our clothes had a greasy meat smell when we got home - the dogs enjoyed that.

Valentines Day ruined by making a reservation here. Had to go home to eat.

FAQs

Ciro Food And Drink offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 543-6071.

Ciro Food And Drink is rated 4.7 stars by 176 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.