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About 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 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).

90 East Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary American, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm
Weekend Brunch: Sat-Sun 10:00am – 4pm
Dinner: Mon-Thu 4pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 4pm-10pm, Sun 4pm-8pm

Cross Street:
Academy

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 738-5811

Website:
http://www.caffegelato.net/

Entertainment:
Special wine dinners monthly with guests from the wineries and speakers.
Please check our site for details http://caffegelato.net/reservations/special-dinner-events

Catering:
Lunches delivered to your office for $12 per person. Choose any salad, any pasta or 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 302-533-0201.

Parking Details:
Use driveway next to restaurant and park in the lot out back. We will validate your parking. Meter parking also available on Main St. in Newark.

Executive Chef:
Jeovanny Valle

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Caffe Gelato Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
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Cozy (11)
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Business Meals (11)
Authentic (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Fun (7)
Healthy (7)
Romantic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was amazing. Service was quick and efficient.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

If you haven't been here, what are you waiting do? Dinner was superb, everything is homemade and authentic! Plus the gelato is amazing!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

The food is always outstanding and consistently. Appetizers are wonderful. Applaud the chef for willing to substitute sides. The veal chop is pricey but one of the best around! Excellent. Half price martinis at the bar on Friday are another bonus! Our waitress Kate was excellent! A bit noisy on the bar side, but overall, always a great meal!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

The waiter was very funny yet poised. The food was delicious and arrived at the table in a timely manner and was well presented. The sangria was delicious. Highly recommend. Convenient parking a plus.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Healthy, Business Meals, Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

It got a little busy and our waitress had a couple of needy larger tables - and ended up making us just sit and wait. Eventually the hostess brought the check - which the waitress seemed mad about. Food was good - gelato was superb

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Business dinner on Sunday with out of town guests. I'm local and have been coming to Caffe Gelato for many years. Unfortunately the Sunday night staff must be new to the job or poor at waiting on table - filling water glasses to the brim so they spill, bringing a small saucer of olive oil to the table so full it spills on the table, articles on the table etc. Adding tap water to a glass of sparkling water etc. food was great and saved the day - guests had steaks and I had a special entree. And the gelato at the end was very good. Will return, just not on a Sunday!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were a party of 8 - we all enjoyed our dinner and we all ordered something different - great variety- lots of food and the meats and seafood cooked perfectly - there were those in party that had unique food allergies and they were all accommodated - great service and food served in a timely manner - can’t wait to go back and try other items on menu!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vegan
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We booked a table for 6. They gave us a private room. It was perfect for us. Long term roommates from a few 😘 years ago on a busy Halloween weekend in a college time. Brandy (our server) was attentive but gave us all the time we wanted. Food was great! Thanks!

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I have been here several times but this this time - this restaurant wasn't working well. No table ready when we arrived despite half the restaurant being empty. The waitresses switched and seemed angry at each other. Food was "OK" and service mediocre at best. If I wasn't here before - might not return. I will give this place anther try

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food, atmosphere, and service. We visited this restaurant 3 times in 2 weeks and were happy with all of our meals and the service on every visit. Some of us dine gluten free and were thrilled with the options and taste. GF bread and pasta is always a welcome bonus. And the pasta was cooked properly, not falling apart like many places that try to cook GF pasta. Definitely recommend and will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Overall, it was a good meal. We went and did the two salads and pastas for $29 deal which felt extremely worth it. If the deal was not there I would not have spent the full price for their meals. I had the seafood gnocchi and had leftovers for lunch the next day.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Fantastic! Keep up the good work. .................................Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 24, 2017

As always, you get good food and good service in Gelato. First time we had Jake as our server. Now we can add him to our favourite staff list. Thanks Jake.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

It was a beautiful place and a beautiful time. The food was great. We had a reservation but still had to wait around for a while, that’s the only thing that too away from the amazing experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Cafe Gelato is a so-so restaurant, at best, that's located in a college town so it doesn't need to strive for anything more than mediocre because parents, students and alumni will always frequent it. I've been here on 3 occasions and each time I say I won't go back. This past time we were lured in with a coupon ($20 off), but it wasn't worth it. First, we had a very early reservation - 5 PM - and the hostess still had confusion about where to seat us even though the restaurant was mostly empty. She was going to seat us at a table for 6-8, then realized she may need that table for a larger group and sat us at a 4-top (good thinking). Then our waiter came over with water which he splashed onto the table spraying 2 of us and leaving a puddle of water on the table and on the floor. He said he'd be back to clean it up, but we had to ask him to mop it up the next time he came back because it appeared he had already forgotten about it. We all thought the waiter seemed like he was intoxicated, which didn't make for great communication. My food was good, but another member of our party said the filet was very rubbery. And then finally there was a problem using the coupon. It was eventually deducted from the bill, but made for an awkward ending to an already seriously lackluster dining experience. Thank goodness we were going to a fun party afterwards (hence, the early dinner), so we could forget all about it. There are many other restaurants not too far away that do a much better job than Cafe Gelato; go there.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Ryan and his team did a great job. My wife Netesha and I were in for our 10th anniversary and food was delicious. It was a hard toss up between the veal chop and and herb crusted lamb. I love the veal chop they have but I tried the lamb with blackberry port reduction and was definitely not disappointed.

Tags: Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Parents Wknd breakfast with a group of 11. Food all came out on time and was spot on!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Parent's weekend at UDel
Food was excellent
something for everyone
and Gelato for dessert to walk
on Main Street with : )
Server was knowledgeable and
friendly : )

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our family loves Caffe Gelato! We have been to the restaurant on multiple occasions... and we return every time we visit our son at UD because we know that we can count on a great meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Casual, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Parents weekend at UD can be incredibly busy. Caffe Gelato did a great job with timely seating of their reservations and the menu they selected. It made room for more people by having a limited menu - a very delicious menu. Food was great and the service outstanding. A wonderful experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Business Meals, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always excellent. We will miss it after graduation in 2018!

Tags: Healthy, Cozy
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is a fine place, but I was not wow'd by the cuisine or service. Bruschetta was not good and I would not order that again. Enjoyed the pistachio encrusted salmon. This would not be a "go-to" place but good meal, nice atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent visit to Cafe Gelato in a Saturday night , away Football Game Day, with a group of 6. We all had salads and some had small plates. Very good selection and fresh ingredients. The beet salad was outstanding and even better was the sautéed muscles! The recipe is great.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent service!! My Wife loves this place and the food was on point! Great service from the waiter and had a great time!

We are definitely coming back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We make it to Caffe Gelato 2 or 3 times a year, and while they are a favorite among my group of friends, I always struggle to find a vegetarian main dish option that I am excited about, so once again, I had the tortellini. The biggest reason that this was not a 5 star review is that we were celebrating my boyfriend's birthday. He had received a postcard for $20 off of our meal. We ordered two bottles because it was half priced bottle night. When the check came, we were told we could not use both promotions ($20 postcard and half priced bottles). This felt wrong to me for several reasons: 1) Everyone in the restaurant got half priced bottles so what was the special birthday deal? 2) We showed the waitress the postcard at the beginning of the meal and talked about the half priced bottles and were not warned we would not get to use both and 3) the tab before tip was over $200 after the wine discount so haggling about honoring their own promotions felt really shabby. In the future, I suggest putting a dollar restriction on the birthday offer, e.g., $20 of $50 after all discounts. That way, if the check is small, you can explain the customers didn't meet the $50 threshold and they can choose to apply either the wine discount or the birthday credit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food was very good. Waitress forgot to put in our appetizer order, for which she apologized for. No biggie. She was new. Will definitely return.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 25, 2017

As always we had a wonderful time. Casey was excellent as usual and the Lump crab meat and shrimp capellini was as good as it can be.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always a superb meal here. Great service, beautiful presentation & delicious food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Back again to this nice place. We had our meal outdoors and was a pleasant evening (except some drunk college students). Steak and lamb cooked perfectly and quite tasty. I highly recommend this place to anyone visiting UDEL

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I really would like to keep going here but I am done . There are a few things you can count on at Caffe Gelato. The first is a very good meal at a slightly inflated price. The second, is very uneven service. I have gone 12-15 times over past 6 years and it is always the same . Tonight hit a new low-they never put my order in. There are many better restaurants in Newark where you can
actually get food.

PS Mr German has reached out to us to apologize . I do appreciate the generous return visit offer , I can not accept. I refuse to take further chances on his restaurant and strongly suggest you go elsewhere in Newark

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The food and cleanliness of this restaurant is far below standard. The "home made focaccia bread" had the same consistency of Wonder Bread with a little garlic powder and oregano. Basically inedible. I ordered the smoked salmon tortellini with tomatoes and peas, and the pasta had an extremely thick, dry consistency. It had very little flavor with an almost nonexistent sauce and canned peas. Both my husband and daughter ordered Caesar Salads that arrived without dressing. The Filet Mignon was good however, and was cooked well with a nice Demi glacé. Caramel gelato with brownies was okay, but only 4 small chunks of Brownie were scattered over the ice cream. Overall - would not return. Just cancelled a reservation for 15 over parent's weekend coming up in October. And the restaurant itself (and bathroom especially) need some serious cleaning and updating. This place is a no- go.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Very friendly place that is not just a gelato shop. Service was excellent and the food very tasty. We had homemade squash ravioli which was excellent!! Gelato dessert was very good too. Will definitely return to this gem!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The noise level, always an issue, seemed louder on 9/9/2017. I was glad we received the booth seating as we requested, as the high cushions of the booth tend to dampen the noise somewhat. Our waiter, Bernard, was attentive and prompt, and was knowledgeable of the menu's gluten free options. The portions were generous. Other than the noise level, it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Tags: Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I truly enjoy Caffe Gelato and kind of sad that I didn't patronize while I was a student at the University. The food is awesome and the ambiance is welcoming and relaxing. I also appreciate supporting the mostly students that work at the establishment as the service has always been great. After 1 pm is the best time to go for Sunday brunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We took our daughter to Cafe Gelato as a congratulatory dinner starting as a freshman at University of Delaware. Dinner was very good and dessert was excellent! Staff was great too!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Always love Gelato's Lump crab and shrimp capellini, but not this time. The sauce was salty and simply different, not as good. The focaccia was hard and cold. Guess Sunday is not a good time to eat at this restaurant. Fortunately service was still good, Bernard was very attentive and great.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

A great go to place for business and family special events in Newark. Not much else is that quality in a college town.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We celebrated my wife's birthday with our two kids and a son-in-law. We had a great meal - five great appetizers, five great entrees, five great desserts, plus drinks. Service was attentive and efficient. We were very happy to have chosen this locale for a special occasion. Menu highlights: braised short rib and polenta appetizer, shaved brussells sprout salad, pistachio crusted salmon on smoked tomato risotto and black garlic, and, of course, gelato.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

A wonderful place, during summer or other UD holidays

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Having visited Caffe Gelato many times for over 15+ years, it never disappoints. The menu has been undergoing outstanding diversification and variety over the last year or so. It continues to be one of the best restaurants in the Wilmington/Newark area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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