All the servers were polite and eager to please. If they didn't know an answer to a question, they went and found out. The food was good, though not great. What possibly made the experience a little trying was the fact that the a/c wasn't working and we were extremely uncomfortable.
Presentation was great!
We were very impressed with the presentation of the food, the service, the taste of the food and the waitstaff.
We once again enjoyed the special treatment and attention to detail that accompany every meal at Vita Nova. Every question was answered, every request honored, and every detail attended to. The food was excellent and the service outstanding!
The food was fabulous and the service was as well. Handicapped access was challenging as elevator was ‘out of service’ - hopefully just a temporary issue. Too bad it’s only open on. Limited basis because of the students schedules.
Good food and a cadre of earnest, enthusiastic servers: we will be back.
Great experience and food, as always. Our waitress was a little bit nervous because we had out 1 year old son with us, and I think it may have been the first time she had a child that young as a guest, but she did a great job. I was nervous bringing my son to Vita Nova initially because it tends to be a bit more upscale of an atmosphere, but the students and instructors were very receptive, despite my son's messy eating tendencies, and we would definitely feel comfortable bringing the whole family back. My husband even received a surprise plate of birthday brownies, and I don't remember mentioning the occasion, but once quickly, yet the waitress paid attention to that small detail and made the occasion special.
Just became our favorite.....and we dine out a lot! Can't say enough great things about this experience! Support our young people!
Celebrated wife’s birthday at Vita Nova. It was nice to see college seniors running the show before entering the corporate world
Excellent food. . Students are terrific Formal 5 course meal.
Impeccable service and delicious food.
This is a great find for a leisurely meal with great service. There are numerous courses for every meal, and the cost of all courses is based on your final entree. It’s a student-run restaurant, and they are amazing. They provide better and friendlier service than most high-end restaurants. It’s fun to watch them in the open kitchen, and their cooking is amazing.
Always a treat! Everyone should try this experience at the University of Delaware. The multi course meal is always delicious. The homemade ice cream prepared at your table was fun.
Wonderful experience to have dinner here; the food is fabulous and creative; the service and presentation are excellent.
Wonderful dining experience. Lunch buffet was had great selections. Food was very flavorful. A great spot for a special lunch date.
Fabulous, as always!!! Always look forward to going.
The selection is limited. Somehow the meat is almost exclusively poultry (except for smoked salmon).
Excellent service, gourmet food prepared for the eye as well as the stomach. Courteous and friendly staff and a great, all around ambiance to dining.
A thoroughly enjoyable luncheon. Professional, courteous service from Vita Nova staffers and management. We very much look forward to returning.
Food was average. Sorbet with fruit only had a tablespoon of sorbet for dessert. Caezer salad was weak.
Excellent venue! Students were professional and well trained. Food was delicious with nice options for selections.
Everything was outstanding! Will definitely return!
The quality and presentation of the meal was amazing. The service was friendly and impeccable. My friends and I truly enjoyed this experience
Low key restaurant with friendly and attentive student waiters...great choices on the lunch buffet...excellent value!
An elegant, delicious yet affordable lunch! Very convenient for those of us affiliated with UD.
We were there for the lunch buffet. It was a very special experience with the lovely place setting, comfortable seating, attentive server and delicious food. Definitely will be back.
The food and service were outstanding. I will definitely return and recommend it.
Excellent, all around, probably the best food and dining experience in Newark!!
It is a shame, they aren't open on Saturday night
Definitely the best restaurant in the greater Newark area. It could also be the best restaurant in the State of Delaware.
Excellent restaurant for service and quality of food. The student servers are very polite and the food is carefully prepared and presented by students as well. It was a very pleasant experience to dine at Vita Nova!
A wonderful experience at a student-run restaurant. Food was delicious and service was flawless.
Love to take our guests to our student run restaurant and always get great reviews.
A lovely dining experience with impeccable service, perfectly prepared dishes served in a lovely atmosphere.
This was our second time dining at Vita Nova. The service and food are outstanding. I love the appetizer and dessert trio as it allows me to try something I may not try otherwise. We will definitely be back again!
It was a very good experience. Service , food, and atmosphere were excellent
We joined UD friends for lunch, had a great relaxing meal and special social time.
The setting, food and service were all exceptional. I would very highly recommend it to everyone.
It's been a while since we were last at Vita Nova, and our memories were once again verified.
Excellent service provided by Garret (our table Captain) and his right hand Jonathan. Food was excellent. Beginning with the Tri-appetizer which was a great way to try all three of the featured apps, were tasty and just enough to get the taste buds ready for an excellent entree. Crab Cake done Chesapeake style, with minimum fillers, and not overly crisp in its cooking process was our choice for our entrees. Not at all dry, very flavorful and approximately 5 to 6 oz. Served over thinly sliced sweet potatoes, and topped with wilted spinach. Very pleasing. Desert was the featured NITRO.....fresh cream,sugar,milk mix frozen table side with liquid nitrogen then served over a moist, flavorful bread pudding. Featured wines (chosen by the staff) were excellent, particularly the Classico Chianti. Tipping is NOT an option. there is a pre-set 12% "service" fee applied to the check, which I still feel is a shame. The service was more than exceptional. Yes, I understand this is part of the program as these students learn the ins and outs of the hospitality service industry, but I would have properly rewarded them for their excellent service, demeanor and attention to detail..Many "professional" servers need to take lessons from these students, who truly seem to be focused on making their customers experience an exceptional one. Kudos U of D !!!
Have eaten here on several occasions in the past. Food & service were always superb. I think there is a new professor running the program & he is not on top of the service. Had to ask for water 3 times & dishes were not cleared in a timely manner.
Our dining experience was excellent. My wife and I brought four friends with us, who had never been to Vita Nova, and they were all really pleased and commented that they would return.
We were especially impressed with the service and as a UD grad (1963), very impressed by my fellow Blue Hens.
I do have one suggestion. I would like to see ice cream from the UD dairy added to the dessert list.
Thank you for a memorable evening,
Definitely a neighborhood gem! Great for community ...or out of town guests who you want to impress! I LOVE Vita Nova!