Soffritto Italian Grill
Soffritto Italian Grill

Soffritto Italian Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.soffritto.com/
  • Phone: 3024551101x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Stefania Panza
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We provide catering for your special occasions and gourmet take out. At Soffritto Italian Grill, your dining experience is our main concern and want to make sure your evening or event is memorable.
    All food trays are served with our fresh daily baked homemade Italian Bread. We will supply all plastic utensils for serving and enjoy our dishes at no extra cost. Customized trays available upon request.
    Ask our catering specialist.
  • Special Events: Sign up to receive information about special events at www.soffritto.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Polly Drummond & Kirkwood Highway
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private front and back parking lot.
A word from Soffritto Italian Grill
Authentic family-owned Italian restaurant located in Newark, DE. Since we opened our doors in 2005, Soffritto’s wealth of experience and exquisite dishes have brought them great recognition and acclaim locally, as well as internationally.
From traditional coastal Italian dishes to new and inspired flavors, Soffritto aims at meeting every customers needs and desires. Every dish is prepared to order, with an emphasis on taste and presentation.

Visit us to find out more:
http://soffritto.com/
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Soffritto Italian Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (7)fit for foodies (6)romantic (5)neighborhood gem (5)good for groups (4)great for lunch (4)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • The only reason we get off I-95
    AlexEatsVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    My girlfriend and I stop here whenever we drive between NY and DC. They simply do everything right. The restaurant is strangely located, but it has no indication of quality. This place rivals and surpasses many city restaurants. As snobby NY foodies, we appreciate their dedication to detail in both their food and their service. If you attend the UD, live near Newark, or simply want to get a bite off 95 that's not fast food, check out Soffrito (and you save $4 in tolls!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My favorite place
    cookielady
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The food is always outstanding. I always go there for birthday and anniversaries. The pricing is reasonable and the wait staff is very knowlegeable and courteous.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JC47
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My wife's dish ( Dover sole) was wonderful. My veal chop was cooked beautifully and presented very well, but the texture was tough. The risotto and spinach that came with it was really great. We had a very good time and will be back. The ambience was lovely--and we could hear ourselves talk!! Also, our server was delightful, attentive yet in the background.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Foodlovie
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Chef, owner stopped by the table to check on us. It was quiet at 1:30pm on a Wednesday but we know crowd picks up for dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 385 reviews are from the Soffritto Italian Grill reviews archive.
  • Better Than Last Time
    Redhand
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We are UD Parents. This is our 2nd visit to this restaurant and they do it right. Thank you for a Great Family night out!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation Celebration
    allgraduated
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We were looking for somewhere special to take our college graduate and Soffritto's fit the bill. Very nice. It was busy and quite busy but still provided us with great service and food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service ....BUT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food and personal interaction was exceptional. However, in addition to making the reservation online through open table, I was repeated called by the restaurant to confirm my reservation. In addition, I was told that I needed to supply a credit card number. When I asked why, I was told that I would be charged $20 per person for anyone that didn't show up. I found this to be unacceptable. I have dined at quite a few very good restaurants in major areas and have NEVER been confronted with a reservation policy like this. At this point, I am debating whether I will ever return to this restaurant because of this. It's a shame because everything else about the restaurant was very good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    Norman92
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Went for my college graduation with big group, very happy with food a service, go!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    Cheryl
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Good food, excellent service. Will go again and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommend
    Name
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    This is the best service I had in a long time and the food was delicious! My parents recommended it and they are very picky, so if they say they like it, then the food and service must be great. It was my wife's and I wedding Anniversary and Soffritto's gave us a desert plate saying "Happy Anniversary" with Creme Brulee free of charge!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GreatVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Excellent food and service. We highly recommend to say the least.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but pricier than anticipated
    JPDE
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This is a good Delaware find. The food was fresh and creative. Wine offerings good but not broad on the by-the-glass selection. Service was outstanding but there was a bit of a wait in spite of having reservations. The ambiance was lovely and not at all what it looked like from photos showing the outside- don't let the outside fool you. The prices also were higher than anticipated, approximately $20/ entrée so had we known we might not have selected it for our weekly family dining experience. Nice spot for a special occasion though. Low key, smaller seating capacity and elegant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great meal ...
    Rich
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Soffritto is our favorite restaurant, without a doubt. Great food, excellent service. The menu has a wide Italian offering, with specials every nite. The owners greet you tableside and really get to know you and you feel their pride. All restaurants should use Soffritto as a model. The remodeling that was recently completed looks great and we are planning a party in their new banquet room.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GreatVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We highly recommend hands down. Excellent food and service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but getting pricey
    BigBaboo
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have been visiting Soffritto for years. Food is ALWAYS great, very authentic. Service is always friendly and the owner always comes by to chat. We feel like he knows us, though I don't feel we go often enough for him to. NEVER had a bad meal! We went for Mother's Day. There was a special menu which seemed pricier to me. Of the reasons I really like the place is that the prices are reasonable for the great food. Its usually better than most good food restaurants. It was probably just the holiday price bump, but I almost feel offended since that is one of the reasons I like the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Penny
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    As always this is my go to restaurant. This was the first year we went for Mother's Day. Lovely and delicious menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luv2dine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I especially liked the fact that coffee was Hot, when served. Overall visit was perfect for Mother's Day.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Its OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    They have good food but it doesn't get you feeling of being at special dining. Doesn't make justice for the prices. Don't go with high expectations.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was very good. Went on Mother's day and just felt a little rushed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ellie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great food, great service, lovely ambience, one of the best restaurants in Delaware
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    going2maui
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great food and great service. Outstanding dinner specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing dining
    JBennett
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our dinner at Soffritto Italian Grill was more than expected. Our appetizers were served right on time, the salad was fresh & the house dressing made me want to take some home. My crab cakes were delicious. full of crabmeat not filler. The sauce that was on it was perfect. I usually prefer old bay seasoning but this changed my mind about that. My wife's dinner was exceptional as well. The Gelato dessert was a great finish to a wonderful meal. We love going to Soffritos. The remodeling that has just recently been finished really looks nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Smallportions
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The food was great. Excellent customer service. Excellent portion size for price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    PSMKJM
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This is a restaurant that you should not hesitate going to. You will not be let down. The food is amazing, the ambiance is wonderful, and c the service is top notch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great neighborhood find
    Neenie17
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Soffritos is a great find close to UDEL .. The food is very good .. I have to say. The "gravy" is the best that I've had other than my own ;o) ! The servers are attentive as well as the manager ! We'll be back !!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    Anonymous
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Ordered Eggplant Parm and Chicken Sinatra. Salads fresh with excellent homemade dressings. Entrees were excellent.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it.
    bigd
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Went with family for my father's birthday. The service and food were excellent. I had the chicken stuffed shells and they were fabulous. They were just as good for lunch the following day. I will definitely return to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Italian Restaurant
    LeGuy
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I have lived just around the corner from Soffritto for many years, but have only just discovered how amazing it is! From the knowledgeable and friendly servers to the top rate dishes they serve, this place is everything I have wanted in an upscale Italian restaurant. I took my wife there first for a romantic dinner and then brought my whole family for Easter dinner. Both occassions were delightful. The servers are professional, the place is very clean, the food is terrific from salads to lamb to seafood (and the pasta is actually served al dente), the noise level is quiet with just enough music to set the mood, the wine list was carefully prepared to offer good and affordable selections. Soffritto is my new favorite Italian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exquisite Italian
    PreConcertDiner
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Always exceptional food, service, atmospphere. One of our favorite special places.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Dinner
    6dinning
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This was our first time at Soffrittos, my family who are from Staten Island New york are use to the very best in Italian food, Soffrittos lived up to our expectation . The service was wonderful and the food was great true Italian. We will certainly dine there again. Candace
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WONDERFUL!
    Hotflash3
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had an excellent time. The food was fresh and delicious. Service could not have been better!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This place is a win. Delicious meal, friendly service, great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I always enjoy my favorite
    Penny
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    I always enjoy my favorite restaurant! Good food and service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Remodel Complete
    Rhinoceros
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    I've never had a bad meal at Soffritto's. Fresh ingredients are the star in all the dishes and the wait staff is always attentive. Remodeling the dining areas added space for more tables, expanded the bar area, and added a separate banquet room that seats 50.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice atmosphere
    Boots
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We made a reservation and they sat us instantly. The appetizers were fantastic. Just the right size and very tasty. The waitress was nice. The main course was extremely large (thus the increase in cost). I got the veal and it wasn't very good. The pasta side that I got instead of the potatoes was though. I would go back but I certainly won't be getting the veal! My boyfriend got a seafood dish over pasta and he said it was decent. Overall, it was good I just wouldn't recommend the veal portofino. I also wonder if there is a wine list? Or is it bring your own? I saw a lit of wine their but we were never offered any. Would still go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a terrific meal ...
    Rich
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We dine here often and love the food, staff and overall ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good meal
    Tony
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We were in town visiting with a group of people and found the restaurant via Open Table. We enjoyed the meal and the service was excellent as well. It was so well done that we came back the next day with just our family and the experience was excellent again. Well done.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal EVER
    Fitz
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Originally going to be party of four. Bumped it up to ten at the last minute. Extremely accommodating. The BEST meal EVER. Everyone loved it. Home made pastas. Two of the people we were with had a birthday the next night and went back with their party of eight. They were excited to try more dishes. We live over an hour away and just chanced across this restaurant. Wish we lived closer....we'd be there ALL the time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Dining Experience
    MariatiniVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We very much enjoyed our meals and entire dining experience at Soffritto. Four of us dined and it was the first time for all of us. we were seated within 15 minutes of our reservation time. The wine list had changed significantly from what appears on the web site, but we found something we enjoyed. Salads were very good as were all entrees - Chicken Parm, Veal Marsala, Veal Soffritto, and Pasta Boscaiola. Those of us who had rosemary roasted potatoes with our entrees really loved them! The Italian bread served was nice and crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside - excellent. Portions were just right. Service was attentive but not overwhelming. Recommended restaurant!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Olive Garden
    brnchcharleston
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Our first time as we recieved a gift certificate. We expected less franchise more authentic. Food was extremely salty and service was slow.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic