Vita Nova is my FAVORITE restaurant
Vita Nova is my FAVORITE restaurant in Delaware. Heck - my favorite restaurant of the past decade. We are a repeat customer and will continue to enjoy the sumptuous cuisine that the students provide. Seriously - this is a DIVINE gem; why more people do not know about it is beyond me.
2/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time at Vita Nova and
First time at Vita Nova and will definitely return. Food and service were excellent and enjoyed the opportunity to engage in conversation with all the students and learn of their experience. This was a 21st birthday celebration for our daughter(student at UD) and they made it a very special event. This was certainly a nice change from all the loud restaurants we have experienced on a Friday night.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our 1st time@lunch & was a great treat! The food & food choices were wonderful! Our waiter was friendly & very attentive. Overall a very pleasant experience .
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
An excellent dining experience.
An excellent dining experience. The food was wonderful. the student staff was professional and knowledgeable. Can't say enough. Have already recommeded Vita Nova to friends and family.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Vita Nova continues to be
Vita Nova continues to be a Delaware best-kept secret. Food is outstanding and service is unlike any anywhere. Foo d preparaton and presentaton is unlike most, if not all, in Delaware. The food choice are always different and interesting and excellently prepared
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very formal service and imaginative
Very formal service and imaginative and delicious food. The appetizer and dessert trios were especially attractive and novel. The wait staff were friendly and engaging. Will go there again.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
My fiancee' and I enjoyed
My fiancee' and I enjoyed our dinner as always. It's always fun speaking with the students who wait on us as well as enjoying the atmosphere and food. Thanks.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, the food at Vita
As always, the food at Vita Nova is outstanding. However, the service was a bit off during this visit. Mr. Mayer does an excellent job instructing the students in all areas of the hospitality industry. We will be back.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a pleasure
We have never been disappointed at Vita Nova. The food is always outstanding and unique. The dining area intimate and unhurried. But it is the pleasure given by the wait staff that sets Vita Nova apart from any other place we have dined. The enthusiasm, dedication to service, focus, and communication skills of the students puts Vita Nova on a 5-star level. We always leave not only well-fed but having spent a very pleasurable evening. Worth the planning it takes to get a reservation.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Vita Nova has amazing food and service. It is a student run restaurant at the University of Delaware, but don't let that turn you off of this fabulous eatery. The students are well trained and attentive. The wine list is extensive and moderately priced. The food is cooked to perfection and the bread is beyond expectations. The price is a steal for what you get; a four course dinner, relaxing ambiance, and attentive service. I always leave full and happy and I look forward to going back soon.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waitress, Abbey, was very nice - rather formal.
Only thing, and thishappens EVERY time, there is a sour looking man wandering about - he NEVER smiles, he NEVER comes to the table to say hello. I don't know what his position is, but he dampens the atmosphere.
A simple smile and friendly GREETING would go a LONG way!!! I feel like there is a big black crow floating over the entire proceedings, which, otherwise, would be quite nice.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I will not bore you with all the details of what a great dinner this was . The food was some of the best we have ever had. Make a reservation and be prepared for great culinary experience.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a pleasant dining
Overall a pleasant dining experience. The food was well prepared and presented. The student staff was friendly, attentive and eager to please the customer. At the end of the meal our lead wait person asked for feedback on what they could do to improve the dining experience. Upon leaving the maître d asked the same question. I could not identify any area that required improvement.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always very good to excellent
The lunch buffet is definitely not your standard buffet. Food and service are always very good.
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
I came here with my family for my birthday last weekend, everything was wonderful. The staff were all friendly and knowledgable, the food was amazing and the dining room was just beautiful. The time between courses could've been shorter, in total we were there about 3 hours for 4 courses but other than that everything was impeccable. I'll definitely be back!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vita Nova was fabulous. The
Vita Nova was fabulous. The food was delicious, the service was excellent as well. I have already recommended it as a lunch spot to 5 of my friends.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful experience
We had a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Best Caesar Salad ever! Service and food were excellent and the entire staff made us feel very welcome and special! I highly recommend stopping by Vita Nova!!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vita Nova is an excellent
Vita Nova is an excellent restaurant that not only has delicious food, but very attentive service. A must when in Delaware!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Dining in the Heart of Newark
Always an enjoyable experience. We like to support the University and students.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
Exclude the fire alarm chasing us from the dining room - twice - it was an excellent dining experience. Food and service were outstanding. I'll have to try it on a less exciting day again.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again, we really enjoyed the experience from the quality of the food to the service by the students. We will do it again.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best meals we have
One of the best meals we have ever had. Service was spectacular. Students did a fantastic job in all positions.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
My personal view of Vita Nova
From the moment we arrived, we were treated in a way that made us feel special. We were greeted by name. Our table was ready. The waiter answered all of our questions. The beverage person seemed knowledgable. Both of our entrees were delicious as well as our deserts. The price was what we expected. We enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it to anyone seeking a fine dining experience at a reasonable price.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
My group of 3 had a very enjoyable lunch with excellent service and delicious food at a very reasonable price. Highly recommend Vita Nova
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM