Authentic, homemade Italian favorites in Wilmington's Little Italy

The Renaissance began in Italy. Since opening in 1988, Luigi Vitrone's Pastabilities has been cited as “The Little Jewel of Little Italy.” One can savor the authentic regional Italian cuisine, that the name sake chef has made famous and available for all.

Chef Luigi Vitrone presents a menu featuring homemade Italian favorites that you, your friends, and family will savor and enjoy! The fresh pasta, sauces, desserts, and more are all made with love and by hand by Chef Luigi in the kitchen that you walk by when entering our intimate restaurant. Nothing is frozen or pre-made here. Just delicious favorites from Italy that you will return to time and time again!


  • Special Menu coming for 3 nights only: On October 21st, 22nd, and 23rd only, Chef Luigi will feature "Oktoberfest in Little Italy" featuring German/Alpine Cuisine as found in Trentino Alto Adige Province in Northern Italy. See the Menu

Chef Luigi and Pastabilities on The Food Network!

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  • Like sitting at an Italian family dinner table with your close friends. The ambiance and food were delicious.
    Prateek P.
  • I absolutely loved the theme and the setting of this restaurant. Exceptional service, and the food was great!!! I will definitely be returning!!
    Cindy Carrillo
  • Great food with a new menu, same high quality. The best of the best.
    Jim Fortgang