Caffe Gelato

4.5
1528 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, 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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RuthC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caffe G is always a wonderful dining experience. This last time was unusual in that there
were lines of people waiting to pick up to go orders for their Thanksgiving dinner the
next day. There were very few of us eating in the restaurant that night, buy the food was
still superb. Not sure how they do that----cook all those to go meals and still manage to
do such a good job with the on-site diners' orders. Ryan and his staff are miracle workers,

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vipLavoy
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Set up well for safety under COVID, limited menu but plenty to choose from. Good service.

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Debbie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Caffe Gelato several times. I have never had anything there that wasn't excellent.

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Annabelle
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My entrée was the scallops with mushroom risotto with an apple cognac glaze and green beans. It was excellent! I order the scallops frequently at Caffe Gelato and I have never been disappointed. There were so many sliced mushrooms in the risotto, it was almost a meal of its own. I have rarely ever been disappointment at Caffe Gelato. There may be an occasion when service may be a tad slow. It’s usually because they’re so busy, which is a good thing!

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RichW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Definitely will be back.

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vipYemar
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We sat outside and street noise was high. Otherwise setting, service and food were very good. Will come back.

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PamM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Menu was limited, food was bland and expensive, too much noise in the bar. The waiter felt the need to share his political views and, although I agreed with him, you simply DO NOT share political or religious views in the workplace. Totally unprofessional. Used to really like this place. Will be a long time until I go back.

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Mickeyd
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!!!

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NormanH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food. Good value. Outside seating is typical city scape with a little traffic noise but still charming. Almost always pleasant.

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Alfie
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Restaurant is frequented by U of DE students. Our party of six adults were there for a Sat. lunch. Both the food and service were average, although a couple of us did complain that our food was not hot when delivered to our table.
The acoustics in this restaurant are terrible and absorb none of the loud voices or the clanging of bussed dishes.
An OK restaurant but not for a romantic date.

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lisa
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the meal was excellent and the service was excellent also... Who ambience of the restaurant was beautiful... I was M are disappointed in the music part where in the website it said 4-9... For the alfresco dining... That music did not start until 6... When my husband and I Made reservation for 430... They were setting up.. For an hour and a 1/2... I would have liked to listen to the music more with my Dinner... Was one of the reasons why I picked this restaurant so we could sit outside... Enjoy the Fall Weather... Oh well

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vipNewYorkerInDelaware
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Fall menu pizza options and charred octopus as appetizers. The Diver Scallops were excellent. Service was excellent!

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Walt
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service! Thank-You for your great service.

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KathyM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, good food, we were able to eat outside.

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AngFalk
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
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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vipDianeG
New York Area
10 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
46 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