1812 Marsh Road, No. 19
Owners Ezio Reynaud and Pam Grabowski know how to make patrons feel special. Perhaps the most romantic spot in North Wilmington, the Tuscan-hued Culinaria is known for its tomato Parmesan soup, cheese tortelloni, and entrees such as roasted salmon in curry sauce. The wine selection is large and reasonably priced. Pours are generous.
The music at elegant Culinaria is subtle yet relaxing, the lighting is perfectly dim
and the colors are Tuscan. And, as you know, anything Italian is romantic.
Critic Nancy Karibjanian and husband Joe find themselves at Ezio Reynauld’s Culiniaria almost weekly. It’s always fabulous, she says, “even if you order the same thing each time, like my husband (iceberg salad and ribeye) or try their specials, like me.” Karibjanian’s new favorite is the Thai curry chicken served with jasmine rice. “If I don’t order a special, the grilled marinated chicken breast is excellent,” she says. As for Reynauld, the chef is inspired by his native Italy, as well as French cuisine. Which would explain why pasta and rustic dishes such as calf’s liver are staples of Culinaria’s menu.