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Soffritto Italian Grill Restaurant

1130 Capitol Trail, Kirkwood Hwy, Newark, DE 19711
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Ranked #3 of 288 restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Polly Drummond & Kirkwood Highway
Description: Soffritto Italian Grill is an authentic family-owned Italian restaurant located at 1130 Capitol Trail in Newark, DE. Since we opened our doors in 2005, Soffritto’s wealth of experience and exquisite dishes have brought them great recognition and acclaim locally, as well as internationally.To fully enjoy their experience at Soffritto Italian Grill, our guests dine in a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere that creates an ambience of a home away from home. Our Tuscan stone and stucco exterior along with our wood burning fireplace welcome guests into the restaurant. Murmurs from our waterfall and authentic Italian music coupled with the delicious aromas of our award-winning Italian cuisine provide a sense of comfort during their stay. Soffritto’s name derives from the very thing that is most important to us: food. Soffritto comes from the Italian verb soffriggere, which means to brown or fry slightly. Many Italian recipes begin with a soffritto, a lightly fried mixture of onions, celery, and carrot, sautéed in olive oil, thus imparting their flavors to any ingredient that follows. Soffritto prides itself on its innovative family recipes and passion that goes into every individual dish. They believe the key to high quality food begins with a commitment to only the freshest of ingredients, and ensure that every ingredient is hand-picked by our experienced chefs.From traditional coastal Italian dishes to new and inspired flavors, Soffritto aims at meeting every customers needs and desires. Every dish is prepared to order, with an emphasis on taste and presentation. We are notorious for our homemade ingredients, including fresh homemade mozzarella, focaccia bread, linguini, and gnocchi. Soffritto receives great acclaim for their acute awareness to different customers’ dining preferences, including our gluten-free menu and abundance of vegetarian alternatives. We strive for quality and distinction. At Soffritto, you will find an attentive and professional staff who puts the customers’ needs first. Whether you choose to come to Soffritto for a birthday, a romantic getaway, a business meeting, or just to catch up with friends, our staff will provide you with the utmost level of professional service and courtesy.Our staff has a reputation for their energy, skill, and passion. We have committed time into training our staff members individually and in entirety to be attentive, efficient, and complaisant. With their vast knowledge of the menu items, our staff is full of suggestions and recommendations to ensure you have just the meal you’ve been craving.
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Wilmington, Delaware
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161 reviews 161 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I had lunch on Sunday. He had a large salad which he found delicious with chicken that was moist. I had a mozzarella and tomato wrap which was generous enough to take half home for dinner. I also had homemade cherry vanilla ice cream which was creamy and made with preserved Italian cherries. The restaurant won a... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

How many times have you been at a restaraunt where the owner recognizes you and talks to you as a guest a in his restaraunt. The meals are always great. Although, don't order steak in an Italian restaraunt and expect the best. I like the remodeling they have done to give you extra room in the bar area and restaraunt.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Had a wonderful anniversary dinner this evening. I called and asked for a quiet table and when we arrived we were escorted to a nice table off on its own. The menu had a good amount of selections. Our dinners were delicious and plentiful. The dessert great and the owner bringing us free champagne was really nice

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Newark, Delaware
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband I have had lunch there over the last few months. It has always been perfect. I also attended a group meeting, and that went well too. I recommend this restaurant.

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Newark, Delaware
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We eat here once or twice per month, as well as every year on Christmas Eve. From the time they opened, this has been a very good place to eat. The food is good, they have very good daily specials, and pleasant servers. The wine and beer list should satisfy most palates. On a typical night, you'll see Giovanni, one... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food is excellent and the service is as well. They have an Antipasti that absolutely fantastic with Italian meats, cheese and roasted peppers. The portions are very generous, this is a definite winner! Oh and don't forget the dessert....the cannoli is to die for!

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been to this restaurant twice on trips through Delaware and it is great. Service is first rate, atmosphere is nice and food is fantastic. Two great and memorable meals. A real surprise treat. I will definitely be back. By the way, they also have a good wine list. Don't miss this first class dining experience!

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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is a Delaware find. The food was fresh and creative. Wine offerings good but not broad on the by-the-glass selection. Service was outstanding but there was a bit of a wait in spite of having reservations. The ambiance was lovely and not at all what it looked like from photos showing the outside- don't let the outside fool you.... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The last time I ate here was with a friend who is a vegetarian. She as able to find a very suitable meal and I had the sausage ziti. Both meals were amazing as were the salads and bread. With your salad, try the parmesan peppercorn dressing!!

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Newark, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My now favorite resturant! Had dinner with friends. The food was fabulous and the service was top notch. From the time you walk in the door you are greeted with kind, customer service oriented staff that are there to please. The owner takes great pride in his staff and the new renovations make a nice dining experience. The new bar... More

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