Caffe Gelato

4.4
1268 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).
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary American, Mediterranean
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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
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Phone number
(302) 738-5811
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeovanny Valle
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Academy
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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.
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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
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
What 1268 People Are Saying
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AH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we were more than pleased with our dinner at Caffe Gelato. The service was prompt and the food was excellent. We both chose the Lobster Gnocchi and it was fantastic. I would highly recommend Caffe Gelato to anyone.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took our UD college student out to dinner. Delicious!!

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d
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

One of the worst restaurants I have ever eaten at. The quality of the meat was horrible. We ordered the filet mignon and it was a filet like I had never seen before. We didn’t eat it. The restaurant was kind not to charge us for it. The Caesar Salad was horrible. The lettuce was all the dark leafy Romain, none of the crunchy Romain. My wine was served in a dirty glass. To make matters worse we were seated in a room where there were barely any people. Will never ever go back to this restaurant.

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J
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Jeff Sammons was excellent & the food was also very good.

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S
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were on a time constraint. Our waitress was on the ball and served us very quickly. We both had the brie/tomato and pear omelette. It was delicious (especially the potatoes that came as a side) and we got to the theatre in plenty of time. We sat outside, which is always a treat on Main Street.

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MP
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great birthday celebration. Noisy due to corporate event in the adjoining bar area. Server was somewhat distracted and slow. Past service has been MUCH better

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I had heard such great things about this restaurant and was so disappointed. We were seated at a booth. The fabric on the booth was filthy. I ordered scrambled eggs, bacon and potatoes. The eggs were inedible. The potatoes were undercooked. The coffee was not drinkable. Horrible all around

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N
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

My issue with this restaurant is always the same...the service is terrible but the food is great. There seems to be no organization among servers and very poor management BUT the food is still fantastic and their menu offers a great variety of options. The food and menu keep me coming back but each time I visit I hope for better service and am always greatly disappointed.

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NB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and a nice variety of menu offerings. Servers were very attentive...great meal!

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M
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall we had a good experience with attentive service and general quality of preparation. We liked the small plate options for those who wanted to eat light. They were generous portion sizes and the mussels and creamy broth were exceptionally good. The small plate of short ribs was tasty. The filet entree was a bit of a disappointment. While tender, the requested medium rare was overcooked so the meat was dry. The creme brûlée gelato was the best of the flavors ordered.

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GJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This not my first time coming here. It has the best burgers ever. I alway tell my Mom when we are in a mood for an awesome burger and fries this is the place to go. I have not tried anything else because the burgers are awesome. Also the Gelato itself is a treat. My rating for this dining experience is a 10+.

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SD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love meeting my girl friends. We drink and eat at the bar. Always have a great time. Only hiccup was the parking lot. None of us understood the set up.

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CA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Booked a reservation to celebrate my husband's birthday. We had received the $20 discount coupon to use on your birthday and thought it would be a good idea. We have eaten at Caffe Gelato a few times prior to this and remembered that the food was very good and this visit was just as good. Our server was attentive and we had a lovely evening. A woman at the table next to us was also celebrating her birthday so it was extra special. Our food was very good. Thank you for a lovely dinner experience.

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LB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We had a decent meal, but my 8 oz. filet was undercooked. I ordered the filet medium-well and it was medium at best. I do not like when My mashed potatoes turn pink from the juice. We all ordered desserts as it was a birthday dinner and I had the cheesecake. It was the worst cheesecake I have ever had. Way too dry and it seemed as though the baker forgot the vanilla or the sugar - it had a sour taste. Overall, we feel this place is too pricey.

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HB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for romantic dinner or get together with friends. A bit pricey but ambiance and service make up for it. Would visit again for dpecial occasion.

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O
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal..second time we ate there...same waiter...he was greatb

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JP
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Interestingly the ambiance was spoiled by the unkept staff walking back and forth and the other staff socializing. We hadn't been to CG for a while but received a promo and decided to come back for date night. Was a bit disappointed, sorry to have to be honest. Maybe just an off night but for the price you pay, not sure we will be back if there's a possibility its lost its luster.

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I
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

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PM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food, and our waiter Dan was attentive and accommodating.

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JV
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I do not go out much, but it turned out to be a very lovely date. It wasn’t very loud and crowded, and the staff was very welcoming and friendly. The food came out quickly and was very good.

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D
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot for parents who want to treat their college student to a great meal.

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DJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

always a good choice. I met a friend and we had a very enjoyable lunch

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Birthday which was indicated in the reservation but waiter did not acknowledge.

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G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. It was a limited menu and everyone was happy with their meals

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D
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was knowledgeable and attentive, food was delicious as always!

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RH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Sad to report a not so good meal, as opposed to other times dining here. Had the special seafood pasta dish. The fish was slightly off and extremely salty. The peach cobbler dessert was entirely devoid of peach flavor. Our service person was great though, prompt and courteous. This is the first time I have eaten here and not been happy with the food. I’ll give it one more try.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time here, after recommendations from friends. I LOVED it! The atmosphere was high end , but very charming. I had the roasted salmon since I am a big fan of seafood, and it was AMAZING! Our server was very attentive and we had a wonderful experience. Will DEFINITELY be going back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A few friends and I were doing a post-grad meetup in Newark and wanted to go someplace a little nicer than our typical El Diablo or Grotto’s. I’m a pasta and wine lover, so I suggested Caffe Gelato. It was awesome!! I ordered the tortellini in Parma Rosa sauce (highly recommended) and my two friends both had the Lobster Gnocchi. The chefs really do an amazing job here no matter the occasion - I’ve gone here for casual lunches and more formal dinners and they never fail to impress.

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Z
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy our special evenings at Cafe Gelatto! This time we took advantage of the Summer Price Fixe meal and thoroughly enjoyed everything!

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KS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Cafe Gelato was good as it always is. Sitting outside a bit noisy for an afternoon. May reconsider to sit inside on my next visit. Service and food was great!

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NI
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was extremely helpful and making our lunch selections. She was very friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed my lunch.

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JB
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always top notch!

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our meal and service were just okay. I ordered a Caesar salad - the dressing was too fishy and for some reason there were nuts in my salad. Good thing I do not have a nut allergy. My husband said the mixed green salad was good though. I ordered a small plate of lobster gnocchi which was pretty good and very filling. My husband had the Chicken Milanese and said it was overdone. The atmosphere itself was very nice and hopefully we just hit this on an off night.

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MG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 3ambience 1

Our server was nice, but restaurant wasn't that crowded and I still had to ask for water. For the price, the quality of the food was subpar. It wasn't spectacular. I've been to Italian places where I paid a lot less for better food. Iwouldn't go here again. Also, the temperature was almost unbearably hot.

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K
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Casey, our waiter suggested excellent wine and entree. Little disappointed with greeting/seating. First table gave us a great view of the men’s room. Asked to be moved - much ado,..they weren’ busy . our Open table reservation was not acknowledged in the system and we received an email about how important it is to keep reservations (I agree). Had to send email back to open table that we were indeed there and acknowledged our waiter and meal. Gelato was melted when it reached the table. Disappointed really really wanted to rave about the place, but not this time...

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AC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I saw in the bathroom that it was 1/2 price wine night. The waitress didn't even know this. I also had a birthday coupon that I was told I couldn't use in conjunction with 1/2 price wine night. The coupon doesn't cover alcohol, so the rule is ridiculous. She continued with not bringing my friend her 2nd drink until we flagged her down, she took my coupon and never applied it, and when I asked to have my salad boxed and some extra dressing, she forgot the dressing and when she finally brought me some, it was the tiny bit left from my meal. I have been to Gelato before, but won't be going back any time soon.

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AM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and food was marvelous. Our server was upbeat and professional!

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J
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Cocktails were outstanding. We took our time with some shared tapas, dinner entrees, a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, and amazing gelato. The staff didn’t hurry us and we felt very relaxed. It was overly noisy when we arrived about 7 pm, but had quieted down considerably by the time we left at 9:30 pm. An overall enjoyable evening.

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good but the service was mediocre. After receiving our food our server didn’t come back to check on us until my pasta was cold and I wanted cheese for my pasta so I was waiting to eat it. She then dropped the check off and said she’d be right back but then passed our table at least 5 times before returning.

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TG
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Gelato is consistently an enjoyable dining experience- a variety of great entre's and attentive wait staff.

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