Great food and atmosphere for a romantic dinner or wine tastings. Temperature in the restaurant seemed to be a bit too warm at times but we adjusted. Service staff are top notch! We really enjoy this restaurant and will be back again.
The food was great, as usual, and Craig, our server, did a very good job. He was knowledgeable on the food options and quick-witted and the timing of the appetizers and entrées was just right. We will be back.
Our company went here for a business lunch and to celebrate an employee's birthday. The food was excellent and the prices at lunch time are a great value. I high recommend this place.
Our server was excellent. The menu is getting tired.
Had a bad experience last week at Caffe Gelato and Ryan, the owner, reached right out to me to apologize and make it right. Not because I’m anyone special, just because that’s what good customer service. Anyway we went back again last night and had a really good experience. From the wait staff to the food, excellent. We started with the cheese platter because it looked good and I knew I wouldn’t have room for it after the entree. It was excellent! Next I had one of the nightly specials, butternut squash ravioli with dried cranberries; again excellent. My only quibble was the size of the portion. It was too much, but that worked out as it is today’s lunch. My wife had the beef filet and, again excellent. Stuffed to the brim we managed to share a gelato for dessert. We went home stuffed and satisfied, our faith in Caffe Gelato restored.
We have had many meals at Caffe Gelato over the years and have always enjoyed it. This time, however, the service was a bit off. Seemed longer than usual for beverages, and far too long before the table was cleared. Our server was very nice, just not as attentive as what we have enjoyed in the past. The restaurant was a little crowded, which might explain it. We won't let one experience keep us away.
Our waiter was very polite and helpful. He was coming around and making sure we didn't need anything. More people like him and there would be night's out!
We had made reservations and still waited 25 minutes for the table to be ready because the hostess was also the one cleaning the tables and setting up. It took another 15 minutes for someone to come to our table and this was AFTER we had to flag a server down. Getting our drinks was a joke and then half the food came out okay and the others came out cold while one meal came out 10 minutes after the others! Oh, I probably forgot to mention the girl rushed away from the table before taking that order and when we went to tell her someone didn’t order she insanely rude. There was absolutely no organization and it’s unfortunate because this is typically a nice place to go.
Had a short wait, even though we had a reservation. Busy Saturday night, so rather noisy. However, got a corner table for 4, which reduced the noise somewhat. Everyone's food was good I had beef tenderloin tips tortellini. Salmon and ravioli others had was also good. Great selection of gelato flavors for dessert.
Crowded and loud on a Saturday night. The food was sooo average and pricey. You definitely do NOT get what you pay for. There are many, MUCH better restaurants on Main Street. The service was great. Otherwise, I would give Cafe Gelato a 2 Star.
Caffe Gelato has always been a favorite of mine and never disappoints. I took a friend there for her birthday and she loved it. The food was delicious and perfectly prepared, and the wine was awesome. The menu changes seasonally and there are always new creative choices to keep it interesting. Our waiter, Jose', was wonderful. Very congenial, professional and took the time to add a candle to my guest's dessert in honor of her special day. Parking is easy and close, and the restaurant validates your ticket. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Excellent food! Great atmosphere and perfect spot for a date night.
Had the short rib and polenta and it was excellent! Boo had the tortellini social and we couldn't stop dipping bread in the sauce!
Overall very enjoyable. Food is first class. Service was slow and inattentive. Noise level was very high, mostly due to the violin player who was only about 10 feet from our table. Been there many times and will definitely go back Food was great.
Visited the restaurant on February 14 Valentine’s Day. Service was good , food was excellent. Very comfortable setting. My only small complaint would be violin player was a little loud.
The short ribs and polenta appetizer was great. The entrees, however, were not good at all. They lacked flavor, the filets were overcooked, and they were very over-priced.
The waitstaff was great and attentive and we liked the atmosphere, but I cannot recommend this restaurant based on our meals.
I was pleasantly surprised. This restaurant is a gem and you must see for yourself. The service is the best I've had in some time and my meal was Delicious.
First time here. We sat in a cozy booth and enjoyed a delicious wild mushroom & truffle omelet. Delicious menu selections, made to order, great for brunch. If you like gelato, this is the real deal. I'll definitely go back!
Great dinner.. Food and service were excellent.
We believe this remains as the best restaurant in this small town. We find the menu to be creative and diverse. Great wine list. Wonderful desserts. We strongly encourage newcomers to the area to try this restaurant. No one has been disappointed yet!
The food was delicious, the staff were nice and we even got a free dessert!
Every dish was delicious and memorable. The gnocchi was superb as was the filet. The cosmo was wonderful and it included gelato!
Very crowded and loud but excellent as usual
Caffe Gelato is a great spot for lunch with girlfriends. I've done Mondays with friends and really enjoyed the $6 salads. Of course, after a salad, you don't feel guilty splurging on gelato. Hard to pick a favorite flavor, though the creme brûlée toffee might be at the top of my list! I've also done the $6 paninis on Thursdays with friends. Their lunch specials are a great deal! Today, I went with my husband and we had the featured salad of the day - pan seared sea scallops on mixed greens - it was delicious! They validate parking and service has always been friendly and professional! If you want to impress company from out of town, take them to Caffe Gelato!
We visited Caffe Gelato on January 20th during Newark's restaurant week. We arrived a bit early and tried to get a drink at the bar while we waited for our table. The bartender was so backed up that we didn't even receive drinks before we were seated 15 minutes later, and we cancelled the order and sat down. Once at our table, we sat and waited about 10 minutes before someone (not our server) brought water and bread, then ANOTHER 10 minutes went by before another server finally noticed that we weren't being waited on and asked if our server had been by, then went to find her. When we FINALLY got a visit from the server, she explained that they were short-staffed and apologized for the wait and took our drink orders. Our dinner took a VERY long time, and we watched a family at the table next to us give upon waiting for their server and leave the restaurant before they could order. In a situation like this, I would have expected a manager to have come to visit our table and be circulating the dining room trying to keep customers happy, and really, if they were so short-staffed, someone should have told the hostess to stop seating people. The food was all very good, but sadly, with so many other great dining options in Newark, we won't be returning.
Delicious! The drinks are ok. The wine list is amazing. The service was good.
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.
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.
The calamari appetizer was great, and the pepperoncini were an added treat! My salmon was a bit undercooked in parts but otherwise very tasty.
This is a favorite place for special occasions - the food and service are reliably exceptional!
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
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!
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!
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!
Exceptional food,service, and ambience. Pasta is all made in house. Great wine selection.
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.
Food was amazing. Service was quick and efficient.
If you haven't been here, what are you waiting do? Dinner was superb, everything is homemade and authentic! Plus the gelato is amazing!!