Italian Eatery & Wine Bar

The concept of Quanto Basta [ ”QB" for short ] is true to its simple Italian culinary definition: “as much as you like; as much as you need.”

At this family-owned and operated establishment, we are known for heaping platefuls of freshly prepared pastas with rustic sauces, hand-crafted pizzette, and rotisserie fire-roasted poultry.

We delight in serving traditional foods and wines that are naturally honest and authentic.

Located in the heart of historic downtown, QB Wilmington opened its doors in August 2020, after an almost 2 year building renovation. The adaptive & reuse project was spearheaded by owners Lynette Matthews-Murphy, Lynn Murphy, and Vance Matthews, who now serves as General Manager of the beautiful Wilmington QB.

The building was originally built in the 1800's and most recently served as Law Offices. During construction, original brick and plaster walls were uncovered and restored to create a rustic counterpoint to the custom seashell tabby walls in the space. The architects for the project, LS3P of Wilmington, and our General Contractor through Parker Construction were able to work alongside QB's interior design team, including Lucie Matthews-Patton Design, to create an atmosphere unlike any other in Wilmington. As you enter, our restaurant's expansive bar, seating 17 guests with additional soft lounge seating offers a relaxing gathering place for friends and family to begin their evening.

QB's diverse yet comforting flavors are reminiscent of a casual but unique neighborhood restaurant in Italy, complete with seating in a lush, private courtyard with a stunning fountain -- a true oasis in an urban setting. The kitchen showcases freshly prepared pasta with long-simmered sauces; rotisserie fire-roasted meats and poultry; hand-crafted pizzette; and a full range of old-world Italian specialties. Highlighting curated artisanal provisions from Italy, our food is created with the freshest ingredients and prepared with an uncompromising dedication to Italian traditions. QB's menu honors the founder of our original award-winning location in Winston-Salem, NC, and the earthy and authentic family recipes of founding Chef Timothy Grandinetti. We also feature nightly Chef Specials that nod to the bounty of the sea in this beautiful seaside locale, from QB Wilmington's Executive Chef, Joseph Heskin.

The QB Wine Bar boasts a comprehensive wine list of both old- and new- world offerings. Each member of our staff is trained and knowledgeable about our wine list, and can help guests navigate to find the perfect taste, glass, and bottle. We showcase Wine Flights that allow guests to experiment with new varietals; and also feature a full selection of top-shelf liquors and seasonal craft cocktails.

Our custom-designed Grotto promises a perfect venue for private events, from wedding festivities to business presentations. With seating for up to 36 guests, the room can also be used for beautiful reception-style celebrations. Our in-house Private Events Director is happy to assist in planning your special celebration.

An Italian-inspired Eatery & Wine Bar – Quanto Basta Wilmington celebrates the art of food and the joyful voice of the Italian culture. Cooking with purpose and passion, while providing the depth, ambiance, and value found nowhere else in the coastal region.

We invite you to gather, to taste, and to enjoy here at QB…as much as you like, as much as you need!

Mon-Thur: 4pm-9pm
Fri-Sat: 4pm-10pm
Closed on Sundays.

To make a reservation, give us a call 910-395-6120 or visit us online through OpenTable.

107 N Second Street, Wilmington 28401