Caffe Gelato
Caffe Gelato

Caffe Gelato

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.caffegelato.net/
  • Phone: 3027385811
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 9:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Danny Profita
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Lunches delivered to your office for $10 per person. Choose any salad, any pasta or panini sandwiches and your favorite gelato. We deliver for small and large groups, dinners delivered starting at $15 per person.
    Caffe Gelato also offers full-service catering with passed hors d"oeuvres, buffet or table-side service, hand crafted desserts -- including decadent chocolate truffles -- and professionally trained bar tenders. Please call Ryan directly at 302-420-6301 or 302-738-5811.
  • Private Party Facilities: Request private "Cellar" room for parties up to 12.

    Request private "Library" room for meetings or parties up to 30. The library has multimedia projector and a drop-down screen.

    Request a table in the private "Wine" room for a party of up to 7.

    Request semi-private "New Dining" room for groups of up to 50.

    Reserve "Both Main Dining" rooms for a party of 100 people or more.

    Host a cocktail reception in the lobby or lounge. Reserve one of our private rooms for your next party, celebration or work-related function.
  • Private Party Contact: Ryan German 3027385811
  • Entertainment: Andy Hetzler plays the classic violin Friday and Saturday evenings 6:30-8 p.m.

    Special wine dinners monthly with guests from the wineries and speakers, please check www.caffegelato.net for dates.

    Annual New Year"s Eve Wine Dinner and Celebration December 31 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Academy
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Use driveway next to restaurant and park in the lot out back, we will validate your entire parking tab. Meter parking also available on Main St. in Newark.
A word from Caffe Gelato
Relaxed atmosphere, vibrant bar, good wine cellar (Wine Spectator Award of Excellence), great food, delicious house-crafted gelato and house-crafted pasta. Guests may request a semi-circle booth for parties up to 8, or a nice table. Outdoor seating is available in season and large groups may request a private room.
Caffe Gelato celebrates its 13-year anniversary. For lunch, look forward to trying our panini sandwiches on fresh baked sea-salt and rosemary foccacia, the featured salads or a house crafted pasta. At dinner try the Roasted Rack of Lamb, Prosciutto wrapped Veal Chop, Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Pepper Seared Tuna, Maple Roasted Salmon or any of our 7 pastas. Brunch features omelets, crepes, poached eggs, and Creme Brulee French Toast. Favorite gelato flavors are "bacio" chocolate-hazlenut, mokka cappuccino, dark chocolate, creme brulee toffee and tiramisu.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Caffe Gelato reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (60)special occasion (50)fit for foodies (41)great for outdoor dining (30)romantic (29)great for lunch (29)notable wine list (29)great for brunch (24)good for groups (23)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • BEWARE of Garlic Sauce!!
    not2swell
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My husband and I phoned for a reservation at 6:30. We waited for almost an hour to be seated. What is the purpose of a reservation? Especially when a party of six without a reservation who came in 10 minutes later was seated before us. While petty maybe, I guess I should have frequented the hostess station with baby doe eyes (possibly slipping a ten?). Once seated, out waiter made no attempt to connect (had the personality of a wet fish). The menu GREAT! Our food so,so. Deer Sausage tasty. The garlic sauce just butter, so the meal swimming in butter. This seems terse I know, but it is just disappointing. We wanted to love it. The menu different/creative, the atmosphere engaging and yes the DESSERT wonderful!!! Make a trip for DESSERT.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • depends on the occasion
    qualitycounts
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I won't recommend the restaurant for a quiet romantic evening or if you have elderly or people who have trouble hearing in a normal tone. If it were a get together 20-30 age group to party or if noise level is irrelevant, then yes I would recommend Caffe gelato. Ryan you need to address sound absorbing panels in the ceiling and possibly where its open with candles between sides. at least allow one area to have a romantic or semi quiet ambience. And you need follow up after the food delivered quickly to make sure things are okay And definitely addressed quickly if they are not. most of our party was done eating dinner entrees by the time one of the ladies finally received the properly cooked a replacement for her entre.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caffe Gelato is great dining.
    Laina
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Recently we hosted a visiting professor to UD at Caffe Gelato for dinner.I must thank Caffe Gelato for excellent service and a diverse menu that met everyone's needs. Our waiter was warm, friendly and she kindly provided extra seating for the extra person in our party. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening of fine dining.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    RockyVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    What a wonderful experience food great can't wait to return and try other dishes on the menu.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caffe Gelato delivers again
    CathyAndFriends
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    When we want to have a nice meal out, we always go to Caffe Gelato. Superb service, interesting and delicious food, amazing wine list. For a treat book dinner in the wine room. Much quieter with an interesting ambience.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Disappointing
    CPB1
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating a special occasion, and thought that Caffe Gelato would be a cut above the cuisine and service found at other area restaurants. Boy were we wrong! The service was poor - we had to ask for our drinks twice, which were finally brought halfway through our meal; the waiter didn't bring us the bread that appeared to be offered to other tables; and the coffee was served with no spoon, creamer or sugar. The filet was burned to a crisp on the outside, and the pasta sauce was bland. It was a memorable experience for all the wrong reasons.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent experience, as always!
    Ziva1
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    My husband thoroughly enjoyed the crab & ricotta stuffed ravioli. I had a wonderful new dish, lemony chicken over fettucine. There was so much that I'm sure to have at least two more meals! Our desserts were delicious. Both unusual choices for us: a warm dark chocolate tart w/ gelato and a salted caramel cheesecake...unbelievably good! Our service was topnotch! Thank you for a lovely birthday celebration evening!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter Dinner
    dabb
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Although quite different from what we are accustomed to in Brooklyn and Long Island, our experience was both pleasant and enjoyable. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meals, although the veal chop was too well done and a different sauce on the crab ravioli would have been more to my liking. The appetizers for 9 people to share were small, perhaps a suggestion to double up or order something else would have helped. Dessert was yummy of course.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant.
    BruceB
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Had an excellent dinner at Caffe Gelato. Great food and an excellent beer and wine menu.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    grinscoVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    This would be my ninth or tenth time at Caffe Gelato and some things never change. You will receive a very good to excellent meal with spotty service. This is not to say the servers are ever terrible but they are always unprepared for even the simplest questions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Okay experience...
    DinnerForTwo
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Went for our 18th Anniversary.... great cheese plate appetizer but the drinks were poorly done. I think I could start a jet with the poor mixing done on what was supposed to be a peach schnapps cocktail. Dinner was good, however due to a mix-up with the orders we ended up waiting for an additional 20 mins for our dinners to be served. The ambience was classy but the latin kitchen music was competing with the more mellow music in the dinning room. I will think twice before going again...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience
    Delawarean
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    My wife and I dined at Caffe Gelato with some old friends who were in town and it was one of the most pleasant experiences were have had in a long time. The food was excellent, the service superb, and the atmosphere was conducive to good conversation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mom's Birthday
    blueroxVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Wonderful, as usual. Many intriguing dishes made it difficult to choose (a good thing). Tried a new wine (for me) and it was excellent. Only disappointment was not being able to use the "Birthday Card" and a Groupon voucher.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Options offered reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Options offered reservations were incorrect. Restaurant doesn't open until 10am and the system offers option for hours prior to that.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    joy4eating
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    My wife and I went to Cafe Gelato without knowing they were sponsoring wine flights fro different regions of the US and from around the world -at a very inexpensive price. Not only was this a great bargain but the food was excellent too. We ate dishes of homemade pastas and seafood, and topped it off with a sharing of their home-made gelato. The food and experience were great. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out for a good meal
    50Plus
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Very active and energetic place at times. Nice place for a group of friends or just two. Good selection on the menu and a gelato to finish the meal makes for a good ending.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice birthday dinner
    RunningSap
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    My wife and I dined here for my birthday this year, though it's a restaurant normally in our rotation. The salmon is a favorite and highly recommended. It was piping hot and done perfectly. They have an enjoyable brunch on the weekends and we enjoy dining outside on Main Street in warmer weather. A good choice for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    MBHAYESVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Nice atmosphere, great service, food was very good. Not your typical Italian restaurant, no lasagna or chicken parm or veal parm on menu, but chef is more than willing to make something up for you. For dessert you have to try the 4 sample scoops of their gelato. All the flavors we tried were very good. Look for coupons of Groupon also.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • American Songbook Wine Dinner
    blueroxVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    What a wonderful night!! Great music by Gus Mercante and excellent food (as always). Menu was very inventive and I was quite surprised that I like the bison slider. Can't wait to try one of their other wine dinners!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable
    friendsfromafar
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We come to CG for the food--it's ALWAYS great. The environment is often a little too loud for our taste knocking it out of the "Romantic" category and the "Group" category as well, because we have to shout to hear each other--bad for digestion. : ) The wine list is good but not exciting--we'd like to see many more choices of really nice wines that are not so expensive and we know they're out there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Main Street Gem!
    BCoxjr
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Time and time again Cafe Gelato goes above and beyond to make your experience more memorable than the last visit. The food, service, atmosphere, it's all amazing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    masz
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The service was terrible. We had to wait for quite a while and then paged a bus boy to get us a waiter to get a drink. He was friendly enough, and the food came out in a reasonable amount of time. We waited for our coffee and tea and when it got to us my friends coffee was cold, there was not any "basic Lipton-type DACAF" tea in your lovley large box of tea selections. Also I did not get a teaspoon or any cream for my tea. The food was very good, but the servce was not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow
    Jmac1977
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Slow service. Average food. The gelato was amazing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorites!
    lhaske
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We always love our visits to Cafe Gelato; and the food did not disappoint. We waited a while for a server but once we ordered the food came fairly quickly -could have been a llittle warmer. Vacant tables around us were not cleared in a timely manner. I feel they were either slammed unexpectedly or did not have enough wait staff that day. This would not stop me from returning as Cafe Gelato is a quality restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Newark gem
    March5
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This was our second visit; having had such a good experience the first time we returned with friends. The lamb chops were excellent and prepared exactly to order; the gelato was great - too many choices make for difficult decisions so a sampler of four was a nice option. We had several of the pasta dishes that were fine but the pasta primavera was a slight disappointment - not very flavorful. The popularity of the restaurant and bistro-like decor made the noise level a bit 'energetic' for easy conversation at first, but was mitigated as the crowd thinned throughout the evening. The validated parking makes it easy on patrons; a real plus. All in all, a very fine restaurant that we will return to in future visits to the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our favorites!
    CathyAndFriends
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Caffee gelato has the best food in the area. Seafood is always cooked perfectly. My husband loves the Caesar salad especially since it is always dressed just the right amount. Love the delicious gelato as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable
    bichonbuddy
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I have reviewed this as a dinner place but this is my first time reviewing it for lunch. As far as I am concerned it is still a 10 on my list. The variety of sandwiches and the sides served with them are simply delightful. Their Pasta Fagiola with the Panini might leave you too full for the Creme Brulee or gelato, so consider taking half of the sandwich home if you get soup also. That was not easy to do with the hand pulled short rib of beef topped with brie and tomato but I cannot pass up their Creme Brulee so I had to wrap part of the sandwich. It made a great snack later. I can say that I have NEVER had a bad meal there. Actually I should say I've never had one that was not delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice time
    Rebecka
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We had a wonderful birthday dinner. They even offer gluten free options.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Excellent food and dessert, but it took almost an hour for four sandwiches. Had difficulty finding someone to refill our water glasses
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently very good
    Dina
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Ryan Germain has built Caffe Gelato into an excellent restaurant with consistently good food at reasonable prices. Servers are pleasant and professional and the menu has a great balance of standard winners and daily specials with gourmet touches. Nice atmosphere too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable and great Gelato
    TooBlueVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Nice dinner with family including a 7 year old who loved both the pizza and the gelato. Adults enjoyed the pasta and veal dishes.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perhaps the problem was new
    RodelleVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Perhaps the problem was new help but service was abysmal. We are regulars but if this was my first visit I would not come back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but packed
    Sailorgrl0830
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The meal was amazing but the tables are packed so tightly together it was difficult to have a conversation.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointed....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We were somewhat disappointed with our dining experience this visit. We gave 2 days notice via a phone call that we were changing our party from 2-3 people. When we arrived we were seated at a table for 2; the waitress said she would bring additional serving which she did. However, it was not complete; no bread plate or water glass. We had to get the above from another table. Also, although our food selections tasted good, it was not up to the quality we experienced previously.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday night
    WZim51
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Very nice Saturday evening dinner. Reservations were easy, no trouble parking, the restaurant was comfortable, the service and food excellent, thanks for the great time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliably good food
    TooBlueVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Good food and service. Excellent pastas and gelato. Hostess needs training. Seating is tightly laid out which fit more guests but not the most comfortable and takes away from the evening.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We make it a point to visit
    opentabledinerVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    We make it a point to visit Cafe Gelato when we are in town visiting our son. The entrees are well prepared and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy and unsatisfactory service
    dadh
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Made mistake of taking 9, including 3 children, for early Saturday night birthday celebration. Unfortunately got table close to entry door, so noise level was close to unbearable. Service was very, very slow-took over 2 hours. Server did not bring all that was included with kids' meals until we asked. We picked up their gelato on the way out of the door. The food was excellent; tuna was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great job
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    They offered their valentine's day special for the whole weekend which was great. Both my date and I's dinners was very delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We LOVE this restaurant!
    PearlGnome
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We live an hour away and still want to come as often as we can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.