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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 - 11:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    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
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WE have been to this restaurant a number times. We have never had a bad meal. The service is usually very good and it was better than usual this time. My wife always has the Dover sole and it was wonderful. I had the chicken Marsala and it was way above average. The ambiance is exeptional

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Newark, Delaware
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Newark, Delaware
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

WE have been to this restaurant a number times. We have never had a bad meal. The service is usually very good and it was better than usual this time. My wife always has the Dover sole and it was wonderful. I had the chicken Marsala and it was way above average. The ambiance is exeptional

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

very delicious food. we had a great time. the service is excellent. we got also a good self made limoncello. every time we're close to delaware we'll stop at the soffritto italian grill in newark de.

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is an upscale restaurant more suited to date night then a night out with the kids! Very good food but pricey for Italian if you are looking for spaghetti and meatballs!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Ordered Eggplant Parmigiana which on menu was described as fried crispy. It appeared not to be fried, but covered with way too much cheese and sauce. Sauce was bitter. Eggplant had a very weird taste and it was not edible and was sent back. Very disappointing - would not recommend this restaurant and will not be back.

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DELAWARE
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have eaten here many times, and on different ocassions, with friends, solo and when my two cousins and wives treated us to a 50th. anniversary lunch. The food is excellent, some different versions of Italian foods, true antipasta with grilled vegetables, meats and cheeses. Service has always been good. A beautiful atmosphere and well decorated. They have a separate... More 

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Bear, DE
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Had a small wedding party here ans they did a nice job. More food than we needed so we were stuffed. Apps are really good.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Have been eating at Soffritto for quite a few years now. We like their food, whether it is a proper dinner, or casual lunch. The staff is helpful and friendly, food is good. The house salad dressing is exceptional!

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New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Our group of three fathers, wives and four children, enjoyed the responsive service at the grill. We were seated in a private dining room and served by two waiters. The restaurant had a special menu for the day, but we were able to order our favorites from the regular menu. Service was accommodating oif our many special requests. The meals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Always enjoy the variety of homemade Italian food at Soffritto's. All entrees are made to order and the chef always has intriguing specials. A little more expensive than the $$ rating would indicate but worthwhile visiting.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is one of the best Italian restaurants I have eaten at in a very long time. We booked the special room for a graduation party but had lunch at the restaurant (to try the food) and was NOT disappointed. Every dish that we had, from the wonderful delectable bruschetta through dessert was absolutely AMAZING. The owner, Giovanni, makes everyone... 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: Seafood, Mediterranean, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?