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Soffritto Italian Grill Restaurant

1130 Capitol Trail, Kirkwood Hwy, Newark, DE 19711
+1 302-455-1101
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Ranked #10 of 300 Restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Private Dining
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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Bear, Delaware
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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
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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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Greenville, South Carolina
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353 reviews 353 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The food is good and the service was excellent....I have been coming here since they opened at this location. Very nice choices on the menu and they will customize per your tastes. The owner is very friendly. The wine list is extensive with many good Italian choices....Highly recommended for a business dinner or family.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have visited Soffritto many times over the years but it seems in the past year or two the food has gotten much better. At lunch I almost always order their Caesar salad with grilled scallops. The scallops are perfectly prepared and flavorful. On this most recent visit, a friend ordered the eggplant Parmesan which she said was "amazing." She took... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Let me tell you why this local will never be back to this restaurant. I had reservations for 6 people at 7pm for Christmas Eve. (I have a text confirmation stating 7pm!) When we arrived at 7 we were told our table wasn't ready yet. No problem, we stood off to the side and waited. At 7:20 when a party... More 

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Giovanni P, Owner at Soffritto Italian Grill Restaurant, responded to this review

Cheryl, I'm sorry that you are upset about the wait on Christmas Eve. Your reservation was booked for 7:30PM for a party of 6. Below you will find the report on when and what time the reservation was booked. The system automatically will send you a reminder confirming your reservation for 7:30pm, I'm sorry for the confusion. Certainly if your... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

they were willing to accommodate a large group. I was happy. We were seated as soon as our entire party arrived, we were greeted by our server. He seemed nice. Service was slow. We were starving, about 5 of us ordered bisque as an appetizer. We waited and waited. Finally, after sitting for 25 minutes --we asked for bread! Soup... More 

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Charlotte, NC, USA
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163 reviews 163 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

a bit disappointed after getting off 95 to have lunch at this place based on the TA rating. The restaurant itself is very nice, table linens and decor. We were looking forward to a great Italian lunch based on the reviews. We may be spoiled having had access to little Italy in NYC most of our lives, so our standards... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We were in Newark for a funeral service which ran late, at 8pm we were starving. On a Monday night there were still a lot of cars in front of this place so I figured it must be good. We were not disappointed! Lasagna - some of the best I've ever had - must have been nearly 20 layers of... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

When you dine here, you will no doubt enjoy Giovanni's wonderful hospitality. He makes you feel like you're the only customer there. Food is exceptional and not at all like Italian chain restaurants.

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Additional Information about Soffritto Italian Grill Restaurant

Address: 1130 Capitol Trail, Kirkwood Hwy, Newark, DE 19711
Phone Number: +1 302-455-1101
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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