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Soffritto Italian Grill Restaurant

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1130 Capitol Trail, Kirkwood Hwy, Newark, DE 19711 (Polly Drummond & Kirkwood Highway)
+1 302-455-1101
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Private Dining
Description: Soffritto Italian Grill is an authentic family-owned Italian restaurant...
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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Casual Elegant

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Italian Greatness

We have had many meals over the years and they always amaze us. The atmosphere is relaxed like your in Italy. Nobody pushing you to get out just to turn over tables. The service is the best around and G and his wife make your dining experience one to remember and will keep you coming back and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Ron P
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Bear, Delaware
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Private Dining
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Bear, Delaware
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We have had many meals over the years and they always amaze us. The atmosphere is relaxed like your in Italy. Nobody pushing you to get out just to turn over tables. The service is the best around and G and his wife make your dining experience one to remember and will keep you coming back and back. There is... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Had many meals at Soffritto. Enjoyed the consistantly excellent food, in a relaxed leisurely manner.The calamari is tender and crispy; the Lobster bisque rich and creamy. Do try the fish of the day, filleto gorgonzolo, thei rvodka cream sauce and any specials they have. Reservation is a must if you do not want a long wait. The only thing on... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The food here is consistently great. Whether you are a veal parm fan,prefer chicken marsala, enjoy fish or just pasta, the chef here is fantastic. Soffritto is not an inexpensive shopping center, pizza and pasta place. It is moderately upscale restaurant with well prepared Italian cuisine. It is a great place for a celebration with friends and family. I've been... More 

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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

The hotel where we stayed at recommended Soffritto. I was hesitant after reading a horrible review on here. I am so glad we went. Great atmosphere, fantastic service and the food...just wow. We shared a calamari appetizer. It was tender and wonderfully spiced. The salad was fresh. I had the Chicken Stuffed Shells. The sauce was incredible. My friend had... More 

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Newark, Delaware USA
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Now that Solffrittos has been around for a few years it's easy to overlook it or take it for granted. Yes it's in a strip center next to a Dunkin Donuts, but don't let the location fool you. It is every bit as much of a Newark gem as Cafe Gelato or Home Grown Cafe. I've net had better better... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely the worst dinning experience I ever had! We went to Soffrittos tonight in Newark DE with a relatively large group of people. Not the first time there but definitely the last. I ordered a chicken piccata with a side of fettuccine Alfredo. The meal came with a pasta side so I expected a small up charge for the Alfredo.... More 

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We live 40 minutes away but have heard great things about Soffritto's. For a Sunday night at 7pm, almost every table was filled with dining guests. Suggest you make a reservation even when you think it won't be busy. We waited just a few minutes before being seated. The menu has a good selection, and being hungry, we ordered apps.... More 

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Bear, Delaware
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As always, Soffritto hit the spot! Entrees are a little pricey...for four of us we were close to $150, but it is well worth it. I tried the chicken stuffed shells for the first time and it was delicious. they renovated recently...I believe they added a little shop in there (maybe to keep up with bella coast on concord pike).... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Jan 2, 2015 -- 7pm to 9pm The selection was great and food was great. On one visit the waitress gave us the wrong places, they belonged to another table. We had to wait to get that switched. In our recent visit of 4 persons there were more issues. Server was Marika. We ran out of warm bread and butter.... More 

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Newark, Delaware
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

On a recent visit enjoyed a very pleasing meal. A very large salad is offered with dinner entrees. For a $5 charge salad can be upgraded to Caesar salad. This is one of the few restaurants locally that offers dover sole prepared tableside. It was excellent. My spouse enjoyed veal marsala. Only complaint is the size of a glass of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1130 Capitol Trail, Kirkwood Hwy, Newark, DE 19711
    (Polly Drummond & Kirkwood Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-455-1101

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?