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Cousins Italian Deli

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7 N 3rd St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4528
+1 910-343-3354
11:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 16:00
Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best Italian in this town hands down what a hidden treasure you have to check it out !! Also had lunch their during the afternoon again WOW!

Thank Justin L
Wilmington, North Carolina
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I went food with an outing group to the deli to enjoy that food and ambiance. Let me say that the table setting were well done and the service was very good. Our server provided the choices before we ate and then brought out a great spread. From appetizer to dessert the dinner was awesome and we had alot of... More 

Thank bpaluchak
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Had a great time with friends. Per the other reviews open for dinner on Friday and Saturday and reservations a must as people line up early for either the first or second seating. Staff very friendly and owner came around asking how we liked our meal. This is a BYOB so make sure to bring your wine as the options... More 

Thank JNBChicago
Wilmington, North Carolina
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Daily specials are delicious. huge portions. Fast service and unique atmosphere. Good Italian food. Sandwiches are also good, but the daily specials are great comfort food.

Thank carolyn j
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Living in the south now and being from the North, its extremely hard to find a NY style Deli down here. from the minute i walked in, it felt like being back home. The food was fresh and authentic. The selection to choose from is awesome. Where else can you get an egg sandwich on a real roll? especially in... More 

Thank Am3031
Estero, Florida
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484 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

When visiting friends in Leland we make this a must stop. 6 course preset price fixed dinners. Seating 6 pm and 815 pm Fridays and Saturday only it's like eating in Italy it's also byob Bottle of red. Bottle of white. Family run. Reservations a must

Thank Jackman1
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful 6 course family style Italian dinner last night with 4 couples before going to play. Menu is set but we all enjoyed the choices. No liquor but that was good because we could bring our own wine. First time for all of us and we would definitely go back. Right across the street from Thalian Hall too.

Thank Linda K
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

During the day this small deli provides delicious options for lunch. However, on Friday and Saturday evenings (2 seatings 6 and 8pm) the place transforms into a Trattoria with white linen table cloths, dripping candles on chianti bottles and some of the most incredible tasty delights- we have been twice and were not disappointed. Waiting on your table is fresh... More 

Thank Ronnie T
Wilmington, North Carolina
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

All the positive reviews on the six course family meal are accurate. Friendly staff, nice ambiance and very high quality food. You can BYOB and there is no corkage charged. My only issue was that everything seemed rather rushed. The restaurant does an excellent job of capturing a true Italian family dining experience but at American pace. Personally for six... More 

Thank williamvance22
southport, United States
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

My wife and I recently had dinner with 8 other couples, our first but certainly not last visit to this wonderful eatery. You do not order your meal. A set menu which varies by day is offered 2 nights only each week. We started with bruscetta with an eggplant tampinade followed by 1 plate of 4 different hot antipasto selections.... More 

Thank Paul B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 N 3rd St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4528
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-343-3354

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?