Moving to North Carolina from Croatia in 1985, it was always Executive Chef Jadran’s dream to create a friendly and welcoming Italian restaurant. With over 30 years of cooking experience, you can expect a meal to be remembered. Combining family recipes with the finest fresh, local ingredients, Roko Italian in Wilmington is serving up authentic and delicious Italian cuisine. The menu is classic Italian with a fair bit of panache in offering up something just a little special. They also have a full gluten-free menu for those with dietary requirements. The option to create your own pasta by combining your favorite flavors and ingredients is a really nice touch.

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The drinks menu has a truly impressive selection of wine and some of the cocktails as well as local and premium beers on offer are just as tempting as the food. For the Italians, the dinner table has always been a place where family and friends come together and the restaurant champions this tradition. It’s a warm atmosphere and the staff is incredibly attentive to the customers’ needs.

Weekly Specials

On Mondays they have half-price antipasti from 5:00pm to 6:00pm and all martinis are $5. On Tuesdays premium beers are $3 all day. Wednesday is Wine Wednesday, where the house red and white wines are only $5 a glass. Thursdays they serve their local wines and beers at a discount.

Hours of Operation

Roko Italian is open 6 days a week Monday through Saturday 5:00pm to 10:00pm.


Antipasti - Calamari fritta, shrimp scampi, clams oreganato, stuffed artichoke hearts, escargot, mussels, portobello Sorrentino, and tomato bruschetta.

Zuppe e Insalate - French onion soup, soup of the day, caprese, spinach, Roko, arugula, house, and Caesar.

Pasta - Frutti di mare, gnocchi, cheese ravioli, linguine with clam sauce, penne rustica, and wild mushroom ravioli.

Carne - Parmigiana, Florentine, Sorrentino, piccata, Francaisa, marsala, lamb chops, and filet mignon.

Pesce - Flounder Ana, Flounder Francaisa, shrimp ala Roko, grilled wild salmon, scallops scampi, lobster tails, and catch of the day.

Contorni - Sautéed mushrooms, grilled asparagus, risotto, sautéed spinach, sautéed broccoli, and baked broccoli.

Drinks - Roko Italian have an extensive wine list available by the glass or bottle. They also serve local, domestic, and imported beers and offer a full liquor bar with specialty cocktails.


Town Center, 6801–105 Parker Farm Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405, website, Phone: 910-679-4783

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