Cafe Scalessa announces Sept. 7th opening


Cafe Scalessa announced a Sept. 7th  reopening at its old location on Greenhill Avenue in Wilmington. 

The restaurant had closed in 2011, but had retained its website and  e mails continued to indicate it would reopen in the area. Owner-chef Don Scalessa first opened the restaurant in November of 2002.

Scalessa  will be open on its first  night  from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. on the first day. Reservations are advised and can be made  via email at

Scalessa became known for a unique operating style that for a time included the wait staff reciting the menu. After dinner  hour,  Scalessa  became  a night spot.

It also earned praise from WIP morning drive radio host Angelo Cataldi for its meatballs, along with Best of Delaware honors from Delaware Today magazine.


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  1. What a fun place! I’f you enjoy exceptional food (flavor & Taste) you’ll love it! For those of you that like the night life, That comes later!!Before that it’s like a wedding atmosphere or family gathering, everyone (most)are personable and relaxed enjoying the great food and company with the owner making sure the setting is right and the evening flows. Try it you’ll love it !

  2. Enjoyed a fabulous meal opening weekend. The new menu is fantastic, old school Italian. Homemade pasta, mozzarella cheese, etc. Lump crab in the Chicken Scalessa. Will be back every week

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