Caffe Gelato

4.2
1231 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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 1231 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.0
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4.0
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3.9
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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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2.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Good service. Food was Good. Homemade pasta was tasty , although the sauce was extremely runny. I am guessing it was a fresh batch.
But over all. Would return to cafe gelato.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Food is consistently very good, as is the service. A favorite!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Great restaurant with a fantastic menu. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Alwaya a pleasure

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

WE were celebrating our daughter's college graduation. We got the wine cellar room and had a blast. It was a very special night for all.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The food was delicious and the physical atmosphere is nice. However they appeared very disorganized and their owner seemed extremely controlling of everything. Our reservation was not ready on time and we shuffled in and outside repeatedly while the extremely rude owner decided on a new seating chart. It seems the staff are excellent, but management and ownership, lack basic hospitality.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

The beet salad and featured scallop salad were both very tasty. Loved sitting outside on a beautiful day — however, it does get noisy at times. Pleasant lunch.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Graduation day and Caffe Gelato was the perfect choice to celebrate. Food and atmosphere were great. The one drawback was martini Monday was only good at the bar.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great time. Great service. It was my wife’s birthday. She was very happy. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Always satisfied when I leave after a night of wonderful food and of course, homemade gelato. I like that the menu changes seasonally but then there are always weekly features as well to complement it. I had the crab and shrimp mousse crab cake and it was amazing. The crab meat was delicious but the shrimp mousse put an entirely different spin on it to hold everything together and enhance the crab.
We brought friends who had moved to Florida last year and commented on not being able to find a good MD crab cake in FL, but this one blew them away.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Our server was also the bartender so our experience was horrible. Took us a long time to get a table as no one was working the host stand in an already extremely crowded wait area. No one said even a Happy Mother’s Day to my wife or Mother.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

First time dining at cafe gelato. The food was really good. Loved the atmosphere . Staff was very accommodating we dined on mother’s day for brunch.
Overall enjoyable meal!

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had reservations for 12:30, we got there and there was a host station set up outside & while everyone was waiting for their RESERVED tables in the pouring rain with their old mother who dressed up for this nice lunch, the host was inside staying dry when he could have been taking down our names & helping us get out of the rain. After
we were thoroughly soaking wet the gazebo dumped on my grandmother and then we left. We never even got to sit down.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for Mother’s Day brunch; had to wait in a line in the rain for 20 minutes past our reservation time. Not impressed.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

They accepted Open Table reservations and then everyone had to wait in the rain outside for 30 minutes or more to be seated. We sat on the outside covered patio to try to speed up the wait. It took 45 minutes to get French toast and Eggs Benedict - which was cold when we got it. They need a bigger kitchen and a better managed process. They made food for large parties of 8-10 before our party of two. When I complained for the third time the manager brought me back to the kitchen to show me my ticket was next in line - with about 15 tickets in line after mine. I saw only two table with food.
Happy Mother’s Day!!

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Restaurant was not ready for first reservation of the day for Mother’s Day brunch. French toast was cold and poached eggs were over cooked. Staff seemed flustered. Not the experience we have had at this restaurant in the past. Would not go again

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for Mother's Day. The menu was unexpectedly slimmed down to help them manage the abundance of holiday guests (was really craving the crepes, but they weren't an option). I had the Eggs Aragosta with lobster - very good! The mimosa was great as well. I would like to return for dinner.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food was good but we thought it was pricey. We were going to order salmon which was over 25.00 but no sides came with it. Pasta dishes were also high. It's in a great spot on Main Street but a little too expensive for what we got.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Creative Brunch - great food and the best Gelato in the Tri-State Area

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great as always. We love coming here.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Service was excellent, Carmen is always great.
Food was a little disappointing. May be too many people came for the special (?) It was quite crowded. The chef was too busy (?), even my favourite, lump crab and shrimp capellini was disappointing. Sweet potato fries were still good.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We dined at Caffe Gelato prior to attending grandson's Chorale Concert at the University of Delaware. Food was outstanding and we were not rushed during our meal.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We love this restaurant; we try to visit it as often as possible. The food is always very good, with a wide variety of options.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Small celebration.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Great meal last night! Food was delicious and menu options terrific. Everyone in our party of 7 loved their meal.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Entrees were excellent and plentiful. Apps leave a lot to de desired. Outside patio seating could be more comfortable. It did not help having rowdy college students dropping the f bomb every other word. Will avoid during college terms.

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2.0Dined on April 30, 2018

My entree(capellini with crab) was cold and when I sent it back, it returned cold again. The acoustics are poor and the noise level made talking difficult. The best part of dinner was dessert--gelato

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Took my niece from UDel for brunch for her birthday. Came highly recommended. Food was just okay. Service was awful and restaurant was dirty. Definitely with not be returning.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The place was hopping as there were two events happening in the restaurant. We were seated outside which was fine. The weather was lovely. The noise level was street noise which was what it was.

Max provided attentive service even though the restaurant was busy.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

A wonderful stop for any time of the day or night. Fantastic food and wine. Great deserts. Love the pasta dishes.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Caffe Gelatto is always great! Our drinks, appetizer, entrees, and dessert were delicious and delivered in a timely fashion by a personable waitress.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We went for my wife's 30th birthday party. The service and food were spectacular, as were the virgin cocktails. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Delicious hand-crafted pasta. Prices are reasonable and they offer free entre on your birthday. Outstanding!!!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Service was somewhat slow

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Took my daughter to brunch for her birthday on a Sunday. There were 2 baby showers going on in the front of the restaurant so we were seated in a back room. At a table for 6 for only 3 of us, not much ambience in the room, and no bloody mary bar because of the showers. Check before you go to lunch on the weekends. The front of the restaurant looks lovely but was so disappointed I don't think we will try it again.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Have really enjoyed this restaurant for many years. Very surprised by desserts. Cheesecake and breadpudding were both dry and tough. Maybe just old. We will stick with the gelato!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Caffe Gelato's is my go-to restaurant for business meals, lunch, brunch, and dinner!

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