Cafe Scalessa honors the traditions of the Old Country by using the finest ingredients, preparing their dishes with pride, and treating their patrons to impeccable service. Try their famous Meatballs, big-as-your-fist and tender, a perfect complement to their Sunday gravy which itself is loaded with morsels of roast pork, meatballs and savory chunks of tomato, onion and garlic.
Appetizers like Iron Skillet Roasted Mussels and Baby Calamari in flash-fried spinach foretell of the outstanding entrees to follow, such as house-made ricotta Gnocchi with gorgonzola, Crab Ravioli with a roasted pepper cream sauce, and the incredible Veal Rib Chop in a roasted shallot demi glace. Stay after dinner for dancing to old school hits or relax at the full bar while watching mobster movies on the TVs.
A Wilmington landmark of classic Italian dining, Cafe Scalessa serves intensely-flavorful Old World dishes in a cozy, comfortable atmosphere. Outstanding Sunday Gravy, pasta, seafood, steak and veal dishes are highlights, as are the house-made buttercakes, cannoli and "Jersey Shore" waffles and ice cream.