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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 #17 of 292 Restaurants in Newark
Price range: $30 - $45
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wed - Fri 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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 USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The menu is interesting but limited and the student servers really try hard, but each time I leave Vita Nova I feel something was missing. While the food is not fantastic, it is still good. The menu is pre-fix, with a fixed starter and choice of salad and dessert. I think a good start would be the location, being in... More

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VN_UD, Manager at Vita Nova - University of Delaware, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on our student run restaurant that is part of the Hotel Restaurant Management program at the University of DE. Our students work very hard to provide excellent food and service while learning about restaurant operations at the same time. We are sorry we did not meet your expectation on your past visits.... More

Middletown, Delaware
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

If you are looking for an upscale, unique luncheon location in Newark I heartily recommend Vita Nova, the student staffed University of Delaware restaurant. Located on the second floor of the student Trabant Center, the buffet luncheon includes soup, salad, appetizers, fresh rolls, multiple entrees, desserts, and beverage -- all for $14.95 per person. You will have exceptionally attentive servers,... More

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VN_UD, Manager at Vita Nova - University of Delaware, responded to this review

Thank you for your most gracious comments about our food and staff! It means a lot to us to hear from our guests directly and thanks for taking the time to write. Our students are happy to be learning in the Vita Nova environment and I am pleased that you enjoyed their presence. We hope to see you again soon... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It doesn't get better than this. Vita Nova is an absolutely lovely upscale restaurant operated by UD students majoring in hotel and restaurant management. The food was tasty, sophisticated, attractively presented, and made from high quality ingredients. (The creme brulee with raspberry sauce was incredible). Plus, it was fun to be served by enthusiastic students who were keen on providing... More

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VN_UD, Manager at Vita Nova - University of Delaware, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and compliments concerning the food and service at Vita Nova! We look forward to welcoming you at our restaurant soon again! Sincerely, The Vita Nova Team More

Newark, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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