Caffe Gelato

4.6
1579 Reviews
$30 and under
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 (Max capacity is reduced due to pandemic restrictions), 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 Daily Salmon, Center-Cut Filet Mignon, 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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vipScottC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I visit at least once a year as a post special event dining experience. The food was good just not as “great” as I have had the past. Will try again. Service was very active yet perhaps stretched. I believe my seat was located against a kitchen service area as I could hear a lot of dishes and other activities through my time seated. Overall not bad just not their best hoping to try again with the level I came used to

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vipStephanieB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Our waiter,

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Julnkev
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous as usual.
Will, our fantastic Server was attentive and accommodating!
Very informative when asked about the menu-

I took his advise & ordered the rack of lamb, and as promised, it was delish!

Thx again we will be back soon!!

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vipHermit
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Got Michael as our waiter. He was very courteous, helpful and efficient. We had been to Gelato often before the pandemic. This was our second time coming back. Can't say that we were not disappointed. Prices are up, that's a given with inflation. However the quality of the food has deteriorated, that was sad (We thought that's only for the take-out). Ryan, you just can't raise the price and give people subpar quality. Fortunately Michal's service was wonderful. We didn't even bother him with complaints. Will definitely be back to give it another try, but it most probably will take us some time before coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the ambiance and food here! Perfect dinner date spot.

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vipGuest
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, service, and ambiance! The Peach cocktail was delicious and the pasta was so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good but a little pricey for me.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal!

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vipJshada58
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. A pleasure to eat there .

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vipMarq04
Tampa
97 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, great service. The perfect evening!

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Robw
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Unique restaurant. The gelato looked really good, but we didn't partake. The staff was nice. The food was ok to good, but the price of a small salad is $15. It's listed as a dinner, but it was a small amount of lettuce on a large plate.

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vipJillF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Visited from out of town. Went back a second night as they had good food, good drinks, and great options for safe seating while in a pandemic. Looking forward to going back!

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Klev
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Martine is the best server!!! The food was excellent!!!!

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vipChuck
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional!

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BigBill65
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious caesar salad with salmon. Waitress was very pleasant.
We were able to dine outside very nice. There was a lot of traffic so it was noisy.
Overall wonderful atmosphere .

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MPL2
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Disappointed that our party was moved to a smaller area - downstairs in a cramped room made it difficult to fully enjoy the birthday party. It was also more difficult for the wait staff. Pre-ordered Appetizers were not available as we arrived, as requested. Not enough room to really mingle or enjoy the experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

After making a reservation months in advance my party of 4 was crammed at a table meant for 2. We dealt with it. Our server was pleasant. While we were there (5:30 reservation) the staff was arrange tables to seat a large party. The tables were incredibly close together. When leaving my adult son accidentally knocked over a glass from one of the large tables set up and didn’t even realize he had done so as he walked out. I waited by the mess when another server came to clean it up and started talking loudly across the restaurant about my son. He continued to talk about my son to patrons at another table calling him RUDE for knocking over a glass from a table that was too close to others to begin with. My family does not need to be disrespected in this manner and we can frequent a place that appreciates our patronage and treat us accordingly. Not to mention the restaurant was empty and they could have moved our table to seat us more comfortably. I will not be back.

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SisF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our families enjoyed a fun night out with our UD students for Parents Weekend. Food, service, and atmosphere was on point. Our server, Michael, made the night! Looking forward to another experience at Caffe Gelato.

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vipMangle0
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

They must have way over booked. There was a line out the door and down the block made up entirely of people with reservations. We finally got our table after a half hour wait. The rest of the experience was fairly chaotic. I felt bad for the servers. Ours comped us our drinks since it took so long to get them. Fortunately the food was good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

UD Parents Weekend. We waited on line for about 10 minutes and we had even arrived early. We were seated and given menu’s. We proceeded to wait for about another 20 minutes & wait staff had not come to our table yet. My husband got up and inquired. Apparently host had forgotten to assign a waiter to our table. It appears they were quite understaffed. Food was very good. Waiter assigned was pleasant & apologetic. I
We will likely return because food was good but never again on a busy weekend.

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vipKathyK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a busy night for Parents Weekend at UDel- they did a great job with the food and the service

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rpaster
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best service. Our waiter Brendan was the best ! Polite, attentive, and it was an especially busy night...having great service goes such a long way!!

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Brad
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal here. The Lobster & Shrimp Gnocci was outstanding as was the Tortellini, and Pizza. The Filet was cooked to perfection but the Brussels spouts could have been cooked just a touch more. Service was very good and the atmosphere was perfect for a Friday night. We will definitely be back.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It has such lovely, elegant ambiance, and the food was amazing. My partner and I were happy to go on a lovely date there. Would dine again.

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vipKate
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food...outstanding. Too many choices, so we split two sandwiches. The burger was great, as was the pulled pork panini! Took both home. Little sister had pizza and we all commented that the crust was different and good. Sweeter maybe, but really good. Took half of everything home, along with some gelato.

One of our party had physical disabilities, and it took the server a bit to work around, but it was accomplished decently.

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vipClaireH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special friends gathering that was made better with great food, exceptional cocktails and the best service by Becca. If you’re looking for a quality well made Manhattan- this is your place!

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DanC
Philadelphia
5 reviews