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Vita Nova - University of Delaware

Trabant University Center-2nd floor 17 West Main Street, Newark, DE 19716
+1 302-831-0500
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Ranked #14 of 290 restaurants in Newark
Price range: $30 - $45
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: South College
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English first
Newark, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Vita Nova is an excellent dining experience. I have been there several times for lunch, and enjoyed every meal. The restaurant is run by the UD HRIM students, and they do a great job. The lunch is a buffet, with soup, salad, two entrees, sides and a carving station. The desserts are delicious, especially the creme brulee. The restarant is... More

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Newark, Delaware
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10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Vita Nova will provide you with an exceptional upscale dining experience. The food is delicious, the ambiance is pleasant, and the service is impeccable! It offers everything you would expect and more!!

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Newark, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I've been to Vita Nova several times for lunch. It's unique in that the food is prepared and served by university students as part of their course work. I've never been disappointed with the food and the service is outstanding. I would give the students a grade of A+!

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atlanta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Our table of four had a great night at Vita Nova. Though in the U. Del. student center, once you are inside, you feel like you are in a fine dining establishment (save for the walk down the classroom hallway to the restrooms). Allow plenty of time for the different courses and the attentive, to say the least, service. The... More

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Newark, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Compared with many restaurants I've been in Newark DE, this restaurant impressed me a lot, excellent service provided by UD HRIM student, as they are in learning process, every detailed service has been considered. Of course, the food there was great as well, very nice presentation, very tasty! everything was wonderful, if you have time, just go there, and try... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews 118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Went to lunch with friends for the first time at Vita Nova. Lunch is a buffet. The food was very good and a wonderful variety. Started with soup to dessert. Many different types of salads were available. The grilled vegetables were fantastic, very tasty. Main courses consisted of a pasta, chicken, and freshly carved apple roasted turkey. Disappointed that there... More

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Newark
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48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We have been here for both lunch and dinner. Dinner takes awhile because they don't rush you and they are students learning the art of fine dining. The presentation (depending on your meal) is served 3 different way; American, french and russian. you will be impressed. Very nice atmosphere, attentive and the food is outstanding. the students are very knowledgable... More

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Top Contributor
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Before you think about going- you have to make a reservation...they are always booked. The atmosphere is quiet and the service is always at it's best...like being on a cruise ship (waiters are always at your service). Of course the food is wonderfully done to perfection. Don't forget that the waiters/staff are University students- and doing a great job too.

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Newark, Delaware
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

It is a nice looking dining room, and the staff are weirdly attentive (being students who are presumably being graded on their performance). I've been there several times for lunch, which is a buffet, and there is very little for vegetarians. Last time they even managed to put meat in all of the side dishes. When I asked the manager... More

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Newark, Delaware
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

I have been here several times; twice for lunch, once for dinner. If you are on a time constraint, then lunch if for you. Buffet style. Dinner is served, very classy. Takes a long time though since the staff are 'student's' in the culinary art's at U of D.

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