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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 #7 of 293 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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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have visited this wonderful restaurant many times. The owner "Giovanni" is frequently seen mingling with customers and stopping at the tables to ensure customer satisfaction. Varied and luscious menu options and the food is delicious and very reasonably priced. The basket of breads are worth the trip alone! Their Pasta E Fagioli and Lobster Bisque are among the best... More

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Newark, DE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Soffritto is an excellent choice for lunch and dinner! The food is delicious and the atmosphere is very pleasant during the day and relaxing in the evening!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A pretty restaurant from the outside, but stuck in the middle of a strip mall. So I didn't expect much. I had a glass of house wine (which was good) and an appetizer at the bar. The bartender provided excellent service. The calamari was as good as any I've had, perhaps better. I will return again for sure.

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Wilmington, Delaware
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It's ok, nothing special. Slightly better than entrees you'd get at a pizza place but way more expensive. Awful entertainment the night we were there. Ever see the episode of "Fraiser" when he's on the cruise ship with "The Barracuda"? It was like that.

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

Hi Steve, Thank you for your time to review our restaurant, but We don't have entertainment at Soffritto. I'm afraid that you must have made a mistake. Thank you More

Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Giovanni (the owner) is great, he is so friendly and checks on all the tables. I had the clams and linguini in spicy red sauce which was fantastic - super spicy. Various members in the party had different veal dishes with mixed reviews. The bread is great, I just wish it came out sooner (came out well after the drinks... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My wife and I have dined at Soffritto Italian Grill previously and had not been back since the renovations were completed that bumped out the front of the restaurant to allow for the additional tables, the newer entry and a wine rack display case. The rest of the restaurant remains mainly unchanged from how it was set up originally. The... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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159 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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