Caffe Gelato

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1514 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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AngieF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious dinner at Cafe Gelato. This is one of our favorite downtown Newark upscale dinner spot. Only problem was, my husband was a bit cold Bc the gas heater was not near him. Also, lots of drunk college kids screaming while walking by, but hey, I was there once. That doesn’t bother us much.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Visited this place for outdoor seating. Wanted a date night. Instead they had a rock band. So loud I couldn’t hear my date. It took over 40 minutes to get greeted by a server. And the owner was rude when approached about sitting at table for 40 minutes. Food not worth the annoyance.

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vipgoing2maui
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

We ate outside for a late lunch. Food was great, our server was awful. There were only two groups of customers in the restaurant, including us. I took an hour to get our food. Our server just disappeared for long periods of time.

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vipScottC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nothing they could control with outside seating but several loud passing vehicles were a turn off but food was great

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KarenA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was amazing. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. We were in a private room and our experience and food was overall fantastic

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ThomasB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As per usual, Cafe Galato had great food for a reasonable price. We go regularly when we're looking for a nice dinner out.

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DianeG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner outside. Delicious octopus appetizer, salmon entree and seafood DiMare. Perfect dirty martinis as well.

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DaveB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Other than the noise inside, it was a good experience. We will go back.
Brunch menu was very good as was the food. We will try a dinner next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner for the second year in a row...we love this place. The food is always amazing and service is 10/10.

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BobC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the best table outside. Waiter was great, attentive and knowledgeable. This outdoor setting is the absolute best in Newark

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good lunch date with my girlfriend. Server was very nice and food was amazing

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vipdavidS
New Orleans
45 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Even with limited menu everything was high end. Service was great as well as the desserts. Even called to confirm and pwrson answering the phone was professional and helpful answering all my questions. I go back in a heartbeat

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Margaret
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Attentive but not imposing service. Loved the experience!

Caffe Gelato
Responded on August 31, 2020

Hello Margaret! Thank you very much for the review we try to have a welcoming atmosphere for all our consumers. We are happy to hear that your waiter made sure you were well taken care of, please come back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were seated 20 mins past our reservation time, waited 20+mins for a waiter to acknowledge us (2 other employees asked if we’d been helped yet), waited another 20+ mins for our drinks (had to ask hostess/manager for them). After that things ran a little smoother, but we were there for 2.5 hrs. No manager came over to check on our status or apologize. Food was good, but pricey.

Caffe Gelato
Responded on August 27, 2020

Hi! thank you for the review, these make sure that our team stay on par and correct any mistakes made like these. We do want to apologize for the wait times you experienced. We have noted this and the staff has been told, we do wish the next time you come back you will have a much more pleasant experience! Thank you again and hope to see you soon.

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Goodfood123
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So nice to be outdoors on their front porch.
Very good food and professional service, with employees wearing their masks over their noses. 🥰
The only change I would make would be to get chairs that are a little more comfortable. Cushions are probably not allowed due to the Covid-19 rules.

Caffe Gelato
Responded on August 24, 2020

Hello Goodfood123, thank you for the review we try to do our best to stay sanitary and provide a welcoming atmosphere for all of our guests. Your chair recommendation is duly noted.

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DeMdeater
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was glad to get back to one of my favorite places to eat on Mainstreet Newark . We enjoyed expanded outdoor seating under cover with home made pasta with shrimp and crabs in a blush sauce with my husband having a generous helping of ravioli. We can never leave without gelato- best this side of Florence. Tables far enough apart to feel comfortable. Will be back soon!

Caffe Gelato
Responded on August 24, 2020

Hello DeMdeater, we are happy you came back to your favorite spot here at Caffe Gelato. We strive to have a sanitary and welcoming place for all to enjoy and be comfortable, we will see you again soon!

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KyleA
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend to dinner before college and despite the limited menu we enjoyed our time.

Caffe Gelato
Responded on August 24, 2020

Hello KyleA, thank you for the review we are happy you enjoyed your dinner with us and hope to see you both back in soon!

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vipStephen
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It’s like they haven’t missed a beat. The menu is limited by COVID but still a good selection that is well executed

Caffe Gelato
Responded on August 24, 2020

Hello Stephen, thank you for the review and you're correct we have worked diligently to keep consumers like you happy with our service. Hope to see you again soon!

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WalrM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food was excellent
waitress was fun and attentive

Caffe Gelato
Responded on August 24, 2020

Hello WalrM, thank you for the review we are glad you enjoyed the food and had great service, hope to see you back in soon!

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ChadM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were great. Loved the desert and ravioli

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, from start to finish. The mussels were the best I’ve ever had. The music was an added benefit. The mojitos also seemed especially good. A+ 👏🏼

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RonaldM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try the Main Street Alfresco event this week at Caffe Gelato. We had a great time eating outside, listening to the live music, and enjoying a delicious meal. Highly recommended.

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Mickeyd
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful service and the food was outstanding.

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vipNewYorkerInDelaware
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good following all COVID distancing policies.

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SheilaT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary and it was an awesome experience. Jose our waiter was great. He went out of his way for fulfill our requests.
We will definitely continue to dine there. Our favorite restaurant for great food that is not your ordinary meat and potatoes.

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vipAnitaM
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really outstanding meal. So worth the trip.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional!! Nice to order something a bit fancy that was delicious. Service was excellent. Place was clean and beautiful inside. Will keep going back !!

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kchaly
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since we ate during pandemic times and this was our first time out to a restaurant everything was wonderful. Everyone was eating outside so we chose to eat inside & had the place to ourselves! Everything that came to the table was disposable, menus, salt & pepper, Parmesan cheese etc... Also all employees had masks on!! Food was delicious! Thank you for a great evening!!

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Karen
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caffe Gelato was great as usual. This was my first time there in months. They did a good job making us feel very comfortable with the whole Covid requirements. As usual, the food and service were on point.

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WCav
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent and varied lunch menu and Outside dining. There were times when we could not find our server.

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SeafoodLover
Philadelphia
1 review