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Date
Thu, 4/19
Time
10:30 PM
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Caffe Gelato

4.3
1197 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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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 1197 People Are Saying
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4.2
service
4.2
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3.9
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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Overall I am giving these folks a 3.5 because our waiters was very cool, however, more attention need to be paid for details. Bread came very late and we were never asked if we needed fresh black pepper.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

I had heard a lot about Cafe Gelato and looked forward to the experience- a night out with several friends. Unfortunately I was disappointed. The food for 3 out of 4 was ok. One person had a seafood special which she thought was excellent. Mine - pork tenderloin- was overdone, not medium and had no flavor. I may try i this place again but not in the immediate future.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The calamari appetizer was great, and the pepperoncini were an added treat! My salmon was a bit undercooked in parts but otherwise very tasty.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

This is a favorite place for special occasions - the food and service are reliably exceptional!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Our date night was what we needed. Although having a newborn can be tiring and can be an everyday scenery, not saying we don’t love. Having a date with awesome drinks and delicious food made our night wonderful. Everything was cooked to perfection...my martini went down way to fast. If it wasn’t for me driving, I would had a fourth one. Thanks you Caffe Gelato

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

It was a Birthday dinner for my wife and everything was perfect. Gabriel was our waiter and he was AWESOME!!! I had asked him a few questions and his suggestions were right on point. Awesome dinner as always !! Needless to say it was a joy!

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

This is the second time in two months we have been to Gelato and were not disappointed. Food arrived hot, plentiful and delicious. Waiter was prompt and knowledgeable of the menu. This is on our list of "go to" for dinner from now on!

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3.0Dined on December 13, 2017

We had a lovely time celebrating my mom's 75th birthday. We had the table that backs up to the kitchen which was a little noisy at times. But the service, atmosphere, ambiance, and menu are really great and overall!

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Exceptional food,service, and ambience. Pasta is all made in house. Great wine selection.

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2017

Haven't been to Cafe Gelato for quite a while, and it was not a disappointment. Celebrating three (adult) birthdays and all enjoyed their meals. Well worth the return visit.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2017

Food was amazing. Service was quick and efficient.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

If you haven't been here, what are you waiting do? Dinner was superb, everything is homemade and authentic! Plus the gelato is amazing!!

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

The food is always outstanding and consistently. Appetizers are wonderful. Applaud the chef for willing to substitute sides. The veal chop is pricey but one of the best around! Excellent. Half price martinis at the bar on Friday are another bonus! Our waitress Kate was excellent! A bit noisy on the bar side, but overall, always a great meal!

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

The waiter was very funny yet poised. The food was delicious and arrived at the table in a timely manner and was well presented. The sangria was delicious. Highly recommend. Convenient parking a plus.

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3.0Dined on November 8, 2017

It got a little busy and our waitress had a couple of needy larger tables - and ended up making us just sit and wait. Eventually the hostess brought the check - which the waitress seemed mad about. Food was good - gelato was superb

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3.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Business dinner on Sunday with out of town guests. I'm local and have been coming to Caffe Gelato for many years. Unfortunately the Sunday night staff must be new to the job or poor at waiting on table - filling water glasses to the brim so they spill, bringing a small saucer of olive oil to the table so full it spills on the table, articles on the table etc. Adding tap water to a glass of sparkling water etc. food was great and saved the day - guests had steaks and I had a special entree. And the gelato at the end was very good. Will return, just not on a Sunday!

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

We were a party of 8 - we all enjoyed our dinner and we all ordered something different - great variety- lots of food and the meats and seafood cooked perfectly - there were those in party that had unique food allergies and they were all accommodated - great service and food served in a timely manner - can’t wait to go back and try other items on menu!!

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

We booked a table for 6. They gave us a private room. It was perfect for us. Long term roommates from a few 😘 years ago on a busy Halloween weekend in a college time. Brandy (our server) was attentive but gave us all the time we wanted. Food was great! Thanks!

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3.0Dined on October 28, 2017

I have been here several times but this this time - this restaurant wasn't working well. No table ready when we arrived despite half the restaurant being empty. The waitresses switched and seemed angry at each other. Food was "OK" and service mediocre at best. If I wasn't here before - might not return. I will give this place anther try

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food, atmosphere, and service. We visited this restaurant 3 times in 2 weeks and were happy with all of our meals and the service on every visit. Some of us dine gluten free and were thrilled with the options and taste. GF bread and pasta is always a welcome bonus. And the pasta was cooked properly, not falling apart like many places that try to cook GF pasta. Definitely recommend and will return.

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4.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Overall, it was a good meal. We went and did the two salads and pastas for $29 deal which felt extremely worth it. If the deal was not there I would not have spent the full price for their meals. I had the seafood gnocchi and had leftovers for lunch the next day.

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Fantastic! Keep up the good work. .................................Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

As always, you get good food and good service in Gelato. First time we had Jake as our server. Now we can add him to our favourite staff list. Thanks Jake.

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4.0Dined on October 23, 2017

It was a beautiful place and a beautiful time. The food was great. We had a reservation but still had to wait around for a while, that’s the only thing that too away from the amazing experience.

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3.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Cafe Gelato is a so-so restaurant, at best, that's located in a college town so it doesn't need to strive for anything more than mediocre because parents, students and alumni will always frequent it. I've been here on 3 occasions and each time I say I won't go back. This past time we were lured in with a coupon ($20 off), but it wasn't worth it. First, we had a very early reservation - 5 PM - and the hostess still had confusion about where to seat us even though the restaurant was mostly empty. She was going to seat us at a table for 6-8, then realized she may need that table for a larger group and sat us at a 4-top (good thinking). Then our waiter came over with water which he splashed onto the table spraying 2 of us and leaving a puddle of water on the table and on the floor. He said he'd be back to clean it up, but we had to ask him to mop it up the next time he came back because it appeared he had already forgotten about it. We all thought the waiter seemed like he was intoxicated, which didn't make for great communication. My food was good, but another member of our party said the filet was very rubbery. And then finally there was a problem using the coupon. It was eventually deducted from the bill, but made for an awkward ending to an already seriously lackluster dining experience. Thank goodness we were going to a fun party afterwards (hence, the early dinner), so we could forget all about it. There are many other restaurants not too far away that do a much better job than Cafe Gelato; go there.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Ryan and his team did a great job. My wife Netesha and I were in for our 10th anniversary and food was delicious. It was a hard toss up between the veal chop and and herb crusted lamb. I love the veal chop they have but I tried the lamb with blackberry port reduction and was definitely not disappointed.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Parents Wknd breakfast with a group of 11. Food all came out on time and was spot on!

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Parent's weekend at UDel
Food was excellent
something for everyone
and Gelato for dessert to walk
on Main Street with : )
Server was knowledgeable and
friendly : )

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Our family loves Caffe Gelato! We have been to the restaurant on multiple occasions... and we return every time we visit our son at UD because we know that we can count on a great meal.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Parents weekend at UD can be incredibly busy. Caffe Gelato did a great job with timely seating of their reservations and the menu they selected. It made room for more people by having a limited menu - a very delicious menu. Food was great and the service outstanding. A wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Always excellent. We will miss it after graduation in 2018!

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4.0Dined on October 7, 2017

This is a fine place, but I was not wow'd by the cuisine or service. Bruschetta was not good and I would not order that again. Enjoyed the pistachio encrusted salmon. This would not be a "go-to" place but good meal, nice atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent visit to Cafe Gelato in a Saturday night , away Football Game Day, with a group of 6. We all had salads and some had small plates. Very good selection and fresh ingredients. The beet salad was outstanding and even better was the sautéed muscles! The recipe is great.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent service!! My Wife loves this place and the food was on point! Great service from the waiter and had a great time!

We are definitely coming back.

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4.0Dined on October 3, 2017

We make it to Caffe Gelato 2 or 3 times a year, and while they are a favorite among my group of friends, I always struggle to find a vegetarian main dish option that I am excited about, so once again, I had the tortellini. The biggest reason that this was not a 5 star review is that we were celebrating my boyfriend's birthday. He had received a postcard for $20 off of our meal. We ordered two bottles because it was half priced bottle night. When the check came, we were told we could not use both promotions ($20 postcard and half priced bottles). This felt wrong to me for several reasons: 1) Everyone in the restaurant got half priced bottles so what was the special birthday deal? 2) We showed the waitress the postcard at the beginning of the meal and talked about the half priced bottles and were not warned we would not get to use both and 3) the tab before tip was over $200 after the wine discount so haggling about honoring their own promotions felt really shabby. In the future, I suggest putting a dollar restriction on the birthday offer, e.g., $20 of $50 after all discounts. That way, if the check is small, you can explain the customers didn't meet the $50 threshold and they can choose to apply either the wine discount or the birthday credit.

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Food was very good. Waitress forgot to put in our appetizer order, for which she apologized for. No biggie. She was new. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on September 25, 2017

As always we had a wonderful time. Casey was excellent as usual and the Lump crab meat and shrimp capellini was as good as it can be.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Always a superb meal here. Great service, beautiful presentation & delicious food.

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Back again to this nice place. We had our meal outdoors and was a pleasant evening (except some drunk college students). Steak and lamb cooked perfectly and quite tasty. I highly recommend this place to anyone visiting UDEL

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