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Permanently Closed - Soffritto Italian Grill

4.4
443 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

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This restaurant is permanently closed.

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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Cuisines
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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Catering
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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Neighborhood
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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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Entertainment
We have live music every Friday, featuring cocktail music and Jazz.
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Special events & promotions
Sign up to receive information about special events at www.soffritto@soffritto.com
Contact Stefania Panza Scotto Executive Chef and CEO
( 302) 4551101 or (302) 5986477
Additional
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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4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
3.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on August 4, 2016

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

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1.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined on July 30, 2016

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

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1.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!!!

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1.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined on July 20, 2016

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined 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 ?

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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2.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2016

The Dover Sole is wonderful

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2016

Great service and the server realized we were in no hurry since we were with old friends, he did not rush us. The server was very knowledgeable of all aspects of the menu including all the specials for the evening. Great Time !!!

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2016

Hostess seated us right away event hough we were early for our reservation. Waitress was,helpful and pleasant. Food was good, don't know if we will be back as we,dont live in the area.

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2.0Dined on May 8, 2016

Hi we waited quite awhile for our food and when we received it 3 of the plates didn't have the ingredients as described on the menu. In addition when my party arrived they were told that despite making reservations nearly two weeks ago they didn't have our reservation listed.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2016

Always good food, nice atmosphere and good service!

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2016

The staff was very friendly but the food and service was so, so. The wait staff allows too much time to past before checking up on their customers, which causes significant lag in service. The food for it's price range was bland and disappointing. The setting is nice though and the overall feel of the place is nice.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2016

Pinot noir was chilled. Never drink it cold. Entrees excellent. Pasta faglio soup was not tasty at all. It tasted like bean soup. Very little taste.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2016

My friends and I had a very enjoyable evening. Our meals were delicious and the service was excellent. We all enjoyed the fact that we could hear each other with no background noise to drown us out. The price was a little more than I usually spend, but well worth it.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2016

Overpriced ... No specific kids menu.. Ordered buttered noodles which was offered as a kids option. $11 for a small bowl... And that didn't include a drink or dessert!
$5 upgrade for a Caesar if you wanted to upgrade from the included garden side salad... Definitely not worth the $5 upgrade.
Would be nice if they included the happy hour in the dining room.. $7 vs $5 for a small glass of house wine...

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2016

Very good upscale Italian @ reasonable price

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2016

The food is beautifully prepared, presented and deliciously seasoned. The service is exceptional, with knowledgable, attentive servers. The ambiance is perfect. We really enjoy that the tables have enough space around them that one does not feel claustrophobic as in other restaurants. We no sooner visit Soffritto's that we find ourselves planning the next visit.
Beautifully managed restaurant! We feel fortunate that it is close to home.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2016

Soffritto Italian Grill is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Delaware. The food, the ambiance, and the service are all great. Excellent veal dishes!!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2016

Stuffed flounder with crab imperial. Incredible!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2014

My girlfriend and I stop here whenever we drive between NY and DC. They simply do everything right. The restaurant is strangely located, but it has no indication of quality. This place rivals and surpasses many city restaurants. As snobby NY foodies, we appreciate their dedication to detail in both their food and their service. If you attend the UD, live near Newark, or simply want to get a bite off 95 that's not fast food, check out Soffrito (and you save $4 in tolls!)

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2014

The food is always outstanding. I always go there for birthday and anniversaries. The pricing is reasonable and the wait staff is very knowlegeable and courteous.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2014

My wife's dish ( Dover sole) was wonderful. My veal chop was cooked beautifully and presented very well, but the texture was tough. The risotto and spinach that came with it was really great. We had a very good time and will be back. The ambience was lovely--and we could hear ourselves talk!! Also, our server was delightful, attentive yet in the background.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2014

Chef, owner stopped by the table to check on us. It was quiet at 1:30pm on a Wednesday but we know crowd picks up for dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2014

We are UD Parents. This is our 2nd visit to this restaurant and they do it right. Thank you for a Great Family night out!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2014

We were looking for somewhere special to take our college graduate and Soffritto's fit the bill. Very nice. It was busy and quite busy but still provided us with great service and food.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2014

The food and personal interaction was exceptional. However, in addition to making the reservation online through open table, I was repeated called by the restaurant to confirm my reservation. In addition, I was told that I needed to supply a credit card number. When I asked why, I was told that I would be charged $20 per person for anyone that didn't show up. I found this to be unacceptable. I have dined at quite a few very good restaurants in major areas and have NEVER been confronted with a reservation policy like this. At this point, I am debating whether I will ever return to this restaurant because of this. It's a shame because everything else about the restaurant was very good.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2014

Went for my college graduation with big group, very happy with food a service, go!

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