Caffe Gelato

4.5
1333 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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 and large groups may request a private room.
Caffe Gelato celebrates its 17-year anniversary. For lunch, look forward to trying our pressed panini on fresh baked sea-salt and rosemary foccacia, the featured salads, or a house crafted pasta. At dinner try the Herb Roasted Rack of Lamb, Pecan Crusted Salmon, Cider Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Pan Roasted Local Free-Range Chicken or any of our 6 House Crafted Pasta dishes. Weekend Brunches feature omelets, crepes, poached eggs, and Creme Brulee French Toast. Favorite gelato flavors are Bacio (Chocolate Hazelnut), Crème Brûlée Toffee, Dark Chocolate, and Stracciatella (Chocolate Chip).
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C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Gelato was great, but the food was just very average. Pasta sauce was very plain. The wood-fired pizzas looked very good, though. I should have ordered one of those.

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GJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never been disappointed. The service and food I would rate a 10+.

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J
Baltimore
58 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great evening when dining here and the staff is very friendly. The new decor is really an improvement from before and the brick oven is a great addition. Enjoyed the new spring menu and the fact that the menu changes seasonally so whenever you go there is something different to try.
The ribeye special was fantastic as you could cut it with a fork and so flavorful. Presentation is always superb and portions are generous. Some of the apps and starters are more small plate fare but great for a light diner. The mussels are fantastic with the pancetta and cream sauce.
Dessert is always a must, whether it is gelato or anything else from the menu.
A regular place to dine for brunch, lunch, dinner and special events.

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ML
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic waitress and host on Sat. eve!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Private room. Very romantic

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LM
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came here and had dinner on my birthday which was April Fool's 2019 they had a special on $5 martinis I had to Sunset martinis and my husband had Coors Light In A Bottle there was hardly anybody there except for an amazing very friendly sweet bartender Jose... I believe.. we had the bruschetta appetizer and my husband had the capellini with crab and I had the breeze lobster and shrimp gnocchi... both were amazing I also had a Manhattan which was awesome all I can say is happy happy birthday to me and thank you so much Cafe gelato for the $20 coupon I will come again for sure and I have already bragged to all my friends and my best friend Maryann and her husband Glenn came in on Friday the 5th... thank you so much

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GE
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food was outstanding. We had a small party from GE Aviation in Newark and had just an outstanding time. We'll be back soon for more dinners and happy hour. Thanks so much for creating such a special night for us in the Happy Hour room. See you soon!

Geoff

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meatballs and salads were fantastic! Also, free bread with herbed olive oil.

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. A great place for a date or just a great night out!

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S
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. A lively but not overly load crowd.

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FG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed 1/2 price Pasta Sunday. Large portions and good food.

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CP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter attends the University of Delaware and this is one of our favorite dining spots when we visit.

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CA
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We have been coming to this restaurant for years, bringing out of town guests and using it for special occasions. We can honestly say that this past Friday was the only bad experience we have had with them. We were seated in a corner where my seat was constricted by a divider and the table was not properly set. Then we sat and watched while several other tables were served even though we were there before them. Finally, my husband flagged down a server and she worked very hard to make up for our initial disappointment. The room seemed noisier than usual and there were many mix-ups with food delivery for our table and several others. Not at all what we are used to.

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OT
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

As always, Casey was great. Food was all right, the mushroom soup was not as good as before. Still the service "trumped" everything. The new maitre d Edward was courteous and helpful.

It is definitely the best place to have lunch in Newark, Delaware.

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f
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice place to drink and eat, i will be back! Great veal chop!

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OT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

As always service is the best in Caffe Gelato. The remodeling gave the place a face lift, just hope that ventilation is better. Food is not as good as before. Still it is always great to dine in Gelato

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B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience here! I know they did a little remodeling and I really loved the new look and atmosphere! Perfect for a family birthday dinner.

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T
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a nice meal at Caffe Gelato. The pasta is wonderful. Service is attentive. Love the anniversary and birthday coupons!

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BA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The only challenge we occurred at our lunch was the menu item we ordered did not have two items included that were specifically listed on the menu.
Artisan Cheeses on the seasonal/weekly type menu - did not include the strawberries or oranges on our actual dish

Otherwise - our meal was wonderful and we are sure to return.

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TB
Philadelphia
177 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely evening, Ryan was excellent waiter. Food excellent and gelato a nice ending. Refreshed paint decor was nice. Booth seating not very comfortable.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday celebration was great. Kailee was attentive and gave excellent service. Would recommend Cafe Gelato every time.

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S
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Caffe Gelato is one of our favorite Newark, DE restaurants, so we decided to celebrated a birthday at a brunch there. Our lobster bisque had a nice flavor, but not much lobster; paella overall had a good flavor, but we thought the seafood was just a bit overcooked; the bread pudding dessert with salted caramel ice cream was divine. When we first entered, it was very noisy, but as some of the patrons departed and then the atmosphere was conducive to a pleasant meal with soft conversation. We would recommend Caffe Gelato to our family and friends, with the caveat to be cognizant of the possibility of a high noise level.

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SG
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Caffe Gelato; it’s our favorite restaurant. The booth I requested was ready upon our arrival. Our server, Jose, was perfect! He was friendly, attentive, and gave us time to enjoy each course of our meal. The scallop special was delicious and beautifully presented. My husband said his pork tenderloin was the best he’s ever tasted. Ryan and his team know how to deliver the total dining package: great service, amazing food, and a pleasant atmosphere.

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l
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great lunch with a friend! The muscles small plate was spectacular! My friend had a panini; it was great and I also had a wonderful smoked salmon pizza! Can't wait to go back and try other items on the menu! I also like the renovations!

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KK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian. Super value on Sundays w/ 1/2 off pastas.

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J
Baltimore
59 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excited to visit after the renovation and so happy that the charm and feel of the place stayed the same, just better. Enjoyed a great brunch as always and the crepes are a special treat since most restaurants don't offer them. The menu for brunch offers something for everyone so be prepared to make some tough decisions or plan your next visit to try something new. We didn't get a chance to sample something from the new pizza oven but can't wait to try it.

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TO
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Our seating was cramped, wait staff could barely get by, and we were on the way to the kitchen so everyone had to pass by our table. One bumped into my chair and another reached down and pushed a plate to the center of our table so he could pass. It was not a good experience. The food was average, but nothing special. Our waitress was very attentive and did a good job, but the environment was not conducive to a nice meal out with my spouse. Pretty sure I drank a skunked Peroni beer too.

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JJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, good combinations and wine. Gelato is always excellent.

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CP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I had the chicken and it was very dry. Wasn't a good deal for the money

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and they had homemade gluten-free bread. A wonderful surprise!!

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely enjoyable valentines dinner with my wife.

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JR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Just not for Valentines day. Perhaps other days it would be ok.

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TG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for the Valentine's Day special dinner (available all week), which was wonderful.

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OT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, we like almost all the nice servers in Gelato. We had Jay this time, he was excellent.
The new décor is very pleasing. Good job, Ryan.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We had a delicious birthday dinner.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was the best meal we have ever eaten at Caffe Gelato. I had the seafood pasta special. It was chock full of lobster, shrimp, etc. in a very creamy sauce. (This was a great improvement over the Shrimp Scampi, which had scant few shrimp.... call it "Shrimp Scanti!") My husband had the pork chops and couldn't stop raving about it. The restaurant has been renovated and the two large rooms are elegant and inviting. A smaller room at the back is a bit claustrophobic. Overall a lovely evening.

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MR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was delicious but the service was lacking. My wife ordered a glass of prosecco and would have ordered another one but our server didn't serve our meal and didn't come over to ask how it was and our meal was almost over when he did come over to see if we wanted another drink. Also, we were halfway through our meal when we realized that every other table in the restaurant had bread but us. We expected better service so it was disappointing.

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M
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my birthday and had a wonderful time. We always enjoy the food and the service is always good

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M
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The dining room was under construction, but looked like it would be beautiful (although tables could use refinishing - not sure if that is in the works.) Food was very good - entrees superb but appetizer mushroom stuffed goat cheese not terribly exciting. Very good service!

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MM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Disappointed: restaurant called 1.5 hour before reservation to confirm and informed us they were not serving alcohol because they lost their liquor license.
Went anyway and restaurant was under renovations.
Despite restaurant over half empty service was very slow waited long times between dishes (over 10 minutes after ordering dessert (gelato) for it to arrive).
Food was great but everything else was disappointing.

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