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Permanently Closed - Soffritto Italian Grill

443 reviews
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$30 and under
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Soffritto Italian Grill is a well-known seafood and Italian restaurant in Newark. Guests are invited to choose from an extensive menu of mouthwatering delicacies. Menu items include roasted peppers and mozzarella, chicken stuffed shells, fettuccini Puglia, Vitello alla soffrito, Pescatore Mediterraneo and rib-eye steak bourbon. Soffritto Italian Grill offers customers a full bar menu to choose from and enjoy.

The interior of Soffritto Italian Grill is styled with contemporary framed artwork, trendy pendant lighting, a combination of table and booth seating, numerous large wine racks and modern brick accent walls. For customers looking for an option aside from the traditional dine-in, takeout and delivery options are also available.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Contemporary Italian, Lounge
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm.
We are close every Monday's until September 5th,2016. We will resume our Monday ours staring September 5th, 2016.
We appreciate your cooperation during this time and we will be available for any large banquet or catering we will be available even on Monday
We will honor any catering of $500 or more or any banquet of a minimum of $1,000.00. Please contact Chef Stefania PanzaScotto @ 302 455 1101
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Phone number
(302) 455-1101
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Stefania Panza
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We provide catering for your special occasions and gourmet take out. At Soffritto Italian Grill, your dining experience is our main concern and want to make sure your evening or event is memorable.
All food trays are served with our fresh daily baked homemade Italian Bread. We will supply all plastic utensils for serving and enjoy our dishes at no extra cost. Customized trays available upon request.
Ask our catering specialist.
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Cross street
Capital Trail & Kirkwood Highway across from Polly Drumman Rd
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Parking details
Private front and back parking lot.
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We have live music every Friday, featuring cocktail music and Jazz.
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Contact Stefania Panza Scotto Executive Chef and CEO
( 302) 4551101 or (302) 5986477
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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DebJ (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on August 4, 2016

The restaurant is PERMANTLY CLOSED (which I did not know) ... so WHY is Open Table still accepting reservations for them?!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on August 4, 2016

Despite having a confirmed reservation the restaurant was closed and apparently is permanently closed. We ended up having to choose another restaurant at the last minute and ended up at Vincentes, about two miles away, which was outstanding. I am definitely going back to Vincentes.

ChristinaB (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on July 31, 2016

They displayed that they were open and made the reservation and I got there and they were closed. I was highly upset and this was for a special occasion.

SHERRIR (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on July 30, 2016

I can't believe it is closed and I as still able to make reservations

SherryS (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on July 28, 2016

The restaurant's doors were locked when my husband and I went there for our 6:30PM reservation. No sign on the door, lights off and parking lot empty which is unusual for this restaurant. This explains why when we tried calling, there was no answer. Apparently they have either gone out of business or a in the process of selling the business. Bad!

SallyB (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 24, 2016

We had reservations for July 24 and when we got to restaurant the doors were locked!!!! We tried calling the numbers for numerous days and no answer / we havd never had any problems and that's why we are concerned why the doors were locked and no answer on phone!!!

JosephS (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

Our party showed up on time only to find out that Soffritto was closed. Open table should have notified us of closure rather than give us a reminder of our reservation. Your service did more harm than good.

RSW2 (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on July 22, 2016

When we arrived the restaurant was closed. A florist in the parking lot said the owners were trying to sell the restaurant. I don't know if it is true but I do know they were closed at 7:00 PM on a Friday night. They did not even put a sign on the door.

LissaS (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on July 21, 2016

Two hours on the road only to find that Sofritto closed for business two days prior to our reservation. Very disappointed.

LoisS (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on July 20, 2016

When we got there doors were locked and no cars around! Had to go elsewhere.

Catseye (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 16, 2016

We went to Sofritto a number of times before, but this time it was on the spur of the moment. Our party included my husband, our daughter, son-in-law and me. The restaurant was fairly busy but our waiter was helpful and took great care of us. The food was copious but good. My husband had baked ziti with sausage in a light red sauce, which was excellent. I had the chicken parmigiana, which was excellent too. My daughter and her husband both enjoyed the gnocchi. They are vegetarians. We also had green salads included with the meal with vinegar and oil. For wine we decided to try a carafe of red wine rather than order a bottle of wine as we have done before and the wine was great. A great all round experience.

viprobo (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

Unbelievable experience. Good great, great service. Would have never guessed from a small strip location. We are telling friends about it and dying to get back again soon

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on June 12, 2016

Have been to SOFRITO quite a few times and the food and service were good ,
however the portion size of all three of our entrees was smaller that previous .
We all could have used another fork full of pasta.
Did the restaurant change hands recently ?

dnb81 (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 5, 2016

I was in town due to family business. I have given my sister several gift card to this place but never had the opportunity to try it myself. The food, wine & server were all outstanding. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who was in the Newark, DE area .Many choices for everyone from carnivores to vegetarians.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 3, 2016

BEST calamari ever - and we've had a lot from New England to Florida. Our server, James, was superb. I took my husband there for his birthday after getting a last-minute recommendation from my doctor that day. She's Italian and my husband loves Italian food. It was a wonderful dining experience. We enjoyed every bite of our well presented generous portioned meals. The next time our New Jersey friends visit, we will be taking them to Soffritto's. Can't wait to try something else on the menu. And, of course, we'll be having the calamari!

vipJaime (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on May 31, 2016

We were a party of six on a Tuesday evening. The restaurant was very empty but we were seated at a very small, cramped table in the middle of the restaurant when there were larger tables open in other, more comfortable places available.

Their Caesar salad for an extra $5 is definitely not worth it. It seemed like a bag salad and dressing with disappointing croutons.

The main meals were good - everyone seemed to enjoy them. The fettuccine is an extra $4 because it is house made fresh. It arrived cold with a very sweet tomato sauce on it - disappointing.

The wine list leaves quite a bit to be desired.

I had high hopes because we've had catering by this restaurant and it's always been delicious. The atmosphere inside the restaurant was very lackluster with uncomfortable chairs. This, coupled with the expensive add on items which tasted mediocre, really disappointed.

vipSusanl (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

Long wait for service. 25 minutes to receive drinks. Another 20 minutes to order food and a restaurant that was unorganized and completely uncomfortable because the air was absolutely not working

Gateway740 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

Authentic Italian food made from an Italian chef. Good selection of Northern Italian as well as Southern Italian favorites. Very nice fish and seafood dishes.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

The food at Soffritto's is average. No one in our party of 5 said it was anything other. However, the prices were high - which made all of us expect more. The staff did well for a busy evening. In fact, the hostess went out of her way to get us a large table when we had an unexpected extra person join us. So the people did a great job, but the food was average, and the prices high.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

The Dover Sole is wonderful