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Circa 1922

8 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4437
+1 910-762-1922
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (89 reviews)
“paella” (45 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4437
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been eating at Circa for a number of years when we visit Wilmington. The food used to be excellent, and the wait staff professional. On our recent visit, we were seated upstairs. The dining room was so dark that I had a very difficult...More

Thank Dmize
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner for 6 on a Saturday night. It was listed as a Tapas restaurant but we found it to be more of a entree place. Everyone enjoyed their meal with a variety of options. Service was excellent and efficient. It was a little...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a recommendation from my trainer, who is local. He said to go here and that I wouldn’t have any problems. True! True! Bill, our server, dug out a fabulous bottle of wine ( to my taste) and paired tapas perfectly. Having been here...More

Thank Csaltpleez
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best tapas restaurant I have been to in US. Everything was wonderful from mussels to salads to service to wine. Nice romantic setting.

Thank Holeinone53
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The first time I ate here the apps were excellent - they had a special Green tomato tower app that was amazing - the ahi was also fresh and tasty. The second time I ordered the steak was unfortunately tasteless. Very disappointing. The bar has...More

Thank debanderson90808
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We ordered the fixed price menu. Three courses for $24. We started with the organic green salad, absolutely fantastic especially the tempura Danish blue. I had the free range fried chicken and my fellow diner had the crispy skin organic salmon. We finished with a...More

Thank Max W
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We made reservations on Open Table for a birthday celebration and was even asked on Open Table if it was an occasion. I noted it but no mention of it at all. It didn't matter but why ask? On to the review: We were greeted...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Went to Circa Saturday night before going to Thalian Hall. Service was fantastic. The menu has so many items to choose from. The ambiance is lovely. Food was spectacular. Hanger steak was especially tasty. Mini desserts are wonderful also. Highly recommend & will be back!

Thank Bonnie
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Usually sit at the bar for a very good Happy Hour. Very reasonably priced Appetizers. On Wednesday 1/2 price bottles of wine. Regular dining is excellent as well. Great service.

Thank rachet123
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The menu has two sections, main courses, and tapas. We elected the latter and began with some of the best oysters I have ever experienced. There were two kinds, and obtainable in units of one. We had a selection of three for each of us,...More

Thank Gary H
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22 August 2016|
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Response from Tarheel-2629 | Reviewed this property |
Did a bit of research and found a review dated by as far as 2007....
3 June 2016|
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Response from kenasa | Reviewed this property |
they offer you the happy hour tapas menu at your table too
Mary Ann J
23 January 2015|
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Response from CorneliusII | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the size of your party, there was a party of about 20 dining the evening that we were there. Keep in mind that you would not have your own room as other diners were also there. One other thing, when the room... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4437
    (Market Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-762-1922
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