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About Caffe Gelato

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).

90 East Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary American, Mediterranean

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

Cross Street:
Academy

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 738-5811

Website:
http://www.caffegelato.net/

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

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Jeovanny Valle

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

Caffe Gelato Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
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Notable Wine List (10)
Business Meals (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Romantic (9)
Authentic (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Fun (5)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The evening was great. Attentive staff and fabulous food. Just as I've had during some past visits. Definitely a place to check out if you haven't been there before!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I had the veal chop. It was tender and succulent. Along with an excellent martini, the meal was extrodinary.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 8, 2017

As always Casey was great, he is our regular waiter, (we see him more often than our friends). We eat here almost every week, may be more than once during school days. We always enjoy lunch here and dinner occasionally as it is not that close to home. Sometimes we even get take-out for dinner after our lunch.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We went for brunch after college graduation and had a great meal

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Graduation

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

We celebrated our daughter's graduation from the University of Delaware last week with dinner here and had a fabulous meal. The food was terrific and the service was excellent. A special shout out to Ryan, our waiter, who was kind, patient and very attentive. We had a large group of 10, and everything was perfect. And the gelato was amazing! Thanks so much for a great time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 26, 2017

We had a nice lunch after my daughter's honors degree presentation ceremony

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Cafe Gelato has excellent food and a very nice atmosphere. The server was very nice and personable. Excellent wine list and Gelato and deserts.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

As always, the food was great. Service was very good given the fact that a wedding rehearsal dinner and a group of about 60 guys from U of MD were there as well. The latter, on occasion also made it a bit louder than usual.

Overall a great place for any occasion, but I don't recommend going without reservations....unless you don't mind waiting for up to an hour.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We requested a vegetarian menu and ordered from it. The server brought our appetizer, but dropped a piece of it on me trying to get it to the table. It also included meat which wasn't noticed by our server. It is relatively dark inside for ambiance so a few bites were eaten before we realized it wasn't a vegetarian option so we asked for what we initially ordered. It wasn't all that great. We expected a warm plate of roasted vegetables, but they were cold (which wasn't disclosed on the menu). The tortellini in red sauce was good, nothing outstanding. My wife had the vegan pasta with veggies in red sauce. She said it was mediocre; not very flavorful. Overall, it was a disappointing meal with lackluster overpriced food. We won't be going back. We have visited this restaurant many times over the years and have seen a steady decline in their food. This was our last visit and, sadly, a poor birthday choice for dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Nice place for people who enjoy a quiet meal without hearing screaming children. Food was good (tortellini and tiramisu). Waitress could have been a bit more attentive. Overall good experience, and I'd go back and I recommend it.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner there - 8 people were in our party. Everyone's meal was great. I had the scallops that were on special - one of the best I have ever had!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 16, 2017

We always enjoy eating at Gelato and have been introducing this place to a lot of our friends. This time, the food was not that great. May be it was too early. Hopefully things will improve, otherwise, we have to find another restaurant that we can go every week.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We had a party of six in which one was a wheelchair and they were able accommodate it with no problem. The food selection was limited and somewhat pricey but I will attribute that to it being Mother's Day. I would definitely like to try it again.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Honored reservation 30 minutes late and very slow from the kitchen.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Caffe Gelato never disappoints. Ryan makes sure every guest feels welcomed and special. Our server, Carmrn, was attentive without being intrusive. The food was, as always, delicious! We love Caffe Gelato.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 11, 2017

We love coming here. Almost all of our occasions are celebrated here. Love the private wine room.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 11, 2017

We spent an evening at Gelato's for our anniversary for two reasons: 1) good past experiences; 2) a great coupon. We chose the small plates, which were terrific across the board. The mussels are superb. The lobster gnocchi is not far behind. We were seated in a noisy little room, something new for us, but quieted down when 'they' left. The wine, as is becoming normal, is painfully overpriced by the glass. But at least it worked with our dinner. Of course we had to have the gelato. If you have experienced this treat in its 'home land', you could be disappointed. We avoided the weak fruit offerings and enjoyed our selections. We will be back- very good service, a creative menu that is very well done.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Went for lunch here to have a good place for a 2-hour business discussion. Was perfect for that, and forgot they also have daily lunch specials. The food was very tasty. Will go back to take my husband there for lunch.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Everything (food, service,customer care) were outstanding. Pasta was perfect-even the shrimp were cooked to perfection The geloto was fitting end to a great meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Food outstanding. Only real complaint was a 21 Year old female tried to tell me about the wine I chose as if she had vast experience. Then she opened the bottle, never pouring me a taste. She proceeded to fill the wine glass way to full for me to swirl and aerate. Value was good for meal but wine way overpriced at 4X the cost.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Although we have had very good past dining experiences here, this one failed to meet our expectations, both in the service and the food areas. My soup was barely warm and when I finally got a server to request a hot one, the second one was no warmer than the first. The server said she was sorry and would tell the chef. That was the solution.No other options. As it was on the early side for dinner, there were not a lot of patrons and yet the service was quite slow. Disappointing evening so I cannot give it more than a fair rating for this visit, although I have had excellent food and service on other occasions.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Delicious food that is unique, creative menu with tasty options. Unsure if any of the food is kosher or gluten free.

My second time dining there, will do it again. Sign up for their birthday meal and you'll save a bundle.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Food is always good. But seriously ... 13 min to be created and another 11 minutes for a glass of wine! Then, I ordered lobster risotto and good bolognese? Maybe your wait staff should write down their orders.

Good food. Bad service. Overall, not recommended. If you are charging that much for your food, I clearly should not wait 23 minutes for a glass of wine. My food was almost gone. Y the time I got my second glass.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The Barramundi was delicious and watermelon sauce was very creative and refreshing . We love sitting outside in nice weather.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Having been here before, we were quite disappointed this time. I guess perhaps they were busier than expected, as we noticed that the hostess and bartender were helping out, but we should have been able to get our salads quickly. Instead we waited at least 1/2 hour. The daily special ravioli was great but everything else was mediocre. We will not be back, except for the gelato, that is always wonderful!

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 23, 2017

I was totally unimpressed. Food was basically tasteless & a bit pricey for Italian. The salad was ok but not great; nothing else was good.
I eat out a lot & nearly always get better food at half their prices.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 21, 2017

As good as it gets. That's why you can see us dining at Caffe Gelato almost every week, and sometimes twice a week. Good food and good service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 20, 2017

It was our first time at Caffe Gelato and we were very impressed. The food was prepared perfectly and our waiter was friendly and attentive. Next time we are visiting the area we'll definitively be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Cafe Gelato has a very nice ambiance and a good wait staff. However, I was very disappointed with my meal. The bread they gave us at the start had no flavor. I actually considered putting salt on it. I guess thats why they insist you dunk it in cheese. The entre I got was the salmon tortellini. They brought it out in this huge bowl even though it was only a quarter of the way full. It also was very undercooked. I could have made better tortellini. Also, the salmon was stuffed inside the tortellini, not onto. Definitely way overpriced at $24. I will not go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Great location at UofD. Accommodating kitchen allowed us to alter sides. Filet was a bit well done but well seasoned. Brussels sprouts and bruschetta quite yummy . Ate outdoors which was nice on a nice day. Got a parking ticket even when we paid but with it receipt had to fight.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Apparently half price bottles of wine are no longer offered even though a sign is in the window saying Wednesday was half price bottles. Food came out all at one time, even though my other guest hadn't arrived. My first glass of wine came with red lipstick on the glass. Nevertheless food was good and waitress friendly. Had great experiences here in the past, hope this was just a bad day and not a slipping restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 10, 2017

The lamb chops were to die for and so was the burrata appetizer. Service was slow but it was nice to be outside dining.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 9, 2017

went on a Sunday evening. very nice layout. Hostes was great. Table was fine. The music felt out of place for an upscale Italian theme. It was an 80's/90's pop rock mix. Better suited for a burger joint or sports bar. Our server was polite but it became obvious that he was very inexperienced. I don't have a problem with that but it impacted the overall experience as the pacing was poor and he was not very knowledgeable. Ordered a bottle of Bouchaine Pinot Noir, $49. It was very nice. Ordered crispy calamari at his suggestion. When it came out it was limp and there were no tentacles, only rings. sauces were good. We offered for them to re make, but they ended up just taking it off the bill. Fine. next course was roasted beet salad. It was very nice. For entree we decided to share a pasta as we were dining late. We chose the smoked salmon tortellini at the recommendation of the server and a guest sitting near by. Our server asked if we wanted it split into two bowls and indicated we might get a little more that way. We said fine. It came out in the regular bowl. He apparently forgot about splitting it. He asked if we wanted plates to share it with, and brought us two small butter/bread plates which would have never worked. We just ate right from the bowl. The tortellini's were chewy at the edges and the filling was "meh." The sauce was light but lacked flavor. Very disappointing. We ate about two thirds and called it quits. I definitely had room for dessert and we sampled a couple of gelato options but neither tasted that great. we declined and called it a night. Mediocre is the best I can offer about the whole experience. I can't imagine going back. It's a shame.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Really bad experience. Slow service and barely mediocre food. Chicken dish minuscule and dry. Vegetables drowned in oil. Broccoli rabe too fibrous to chew.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

As mentioned by others, drinks were very slow to arrive. And they were just glasses of wine. Food was also a bit slow, but good. Lamb chop and frutti de mari were satisfying. The check was a little higher than deserving for the overall quality of experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Not as good as usual but still good. Shrimp and pasta dish was dry and had to request additional sauce. Prices continue to increase but portion sizes decrease (salads, deserts).
Eliminating half the gelato flavors is a disappointment.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Caffe Gelato was a pleasant experience. My cousin and I both enjoyed it. The food was very good overall. My green salad was excellent. My salmon tortellini was ok, but not totally to my personal taste. The wine list offers a good selection. The background music was just a tad louder than needed, but not obnoxious. We were still able to converse.
The service was very attentive and personable. I would go back again.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Good food and service. We will be returning back soon. We highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Corrine was a great waitress. She was very prompt and yet provided enough space so we could enjoy our anniversary. We will be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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