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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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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for: Families with children
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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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
Bella! Bella!

Just on the outskirts of Newark, Delaware (Kirkwood Highway) on the right side of the road heading to Wilmington,(in a small min-center) lies on of the best italian restaurants in the area: Soffritto. The atmosphere is excellent, the service is the same and the food is done in an italian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
wayne h
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Just on the outskirts of Newark, Delaware (Kirkwood Highway) on the right side of the road heading to Wilmington,(in a small min-center) lies on of the best italian restaurants in the area: Soffritto. The atmosphere is excellent, the service is the same and the food is done in an italian style. If you are in the Newark area, this is... More 

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Thank wayne h
Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I recently moved to the area and were really excited for a date night. It was the first one since are second baby of 3 months old was born. We read reviews and we're eager to try this place as reviews sounded fairly positive. We were seated at a small table that I thought would be quiet... More 

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Thank Stephanie N
Newark, Delaware
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

If you have allergies to foods I suggest avoiding this restaurant! We took our son out for his birthday dinner. We explained our allergies to our wonderful waitress. We wanted no seasonings or anything. Plain steak and plain veggies was the order for 3 my husband has no allergies so he ordered straight from the menu. So after a long... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

If your name ends in a vowel, and your used to good Italian food prepared properly, this is your place. Maria provided excellent service, while we were celebrating a friends birthday. The food was great, try the Sinatra chicken, and for dessert The true test of a great Italian restaurant...... Tiramasu. Doesn't get any better!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We looked at the menu online and were shocked that the prices were DOUBLE once there. Food was fair, nothing any of our party would go back for and we had a party of 8. We will not be back.

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Thank Beth D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Enjoyed the food at our Wedding rehearsal dinner. Slow service and big prices ! Overall I was mildly satisfied. Good Luck on your wait !

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Thank Joseph C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Fantastic Food, artwork on the walls, perfectly themed. I have eaten here several times and the lunch menu is amazing. The broccoli rob with Sausage warp is amazing and is not something most Italian restaurants offer. Do dress up for dinner as you will feel uncomfortable. The only downside to this place is its location. It is on Kirkwood highway...my... More 

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Thank John B
Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Have been to this restaurant many times,the food is consistently good with an emphasis on flavor. The atmosphere is very inviting and the servers are pleasant and very efficient. Looking forward to dinner again soon.

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Thank Dennis D
Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Authentic italian food, By far my favorite place to go when I am in the mood for Italian. The owner or another family member seems to always be there, they take a lot of pride in the food, service and freshness and it shows!! A bit expensive but very much worth it! Also my father-in-law LOVES that all the price's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Came here for a friend's retirement party. The back room held 50 people comfortably. Food was very good with nice size portions. Had choice of three entrees after a variety of appetizers as well as a pasta dish and a salad. I had the veal parm and my husband had chicken saltimboca. We both cleared our plates.

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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
  • Good for: Families with children

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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