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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 - 9:00 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: 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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  • 73
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  • 30
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  • 13
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  • 6
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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
Fabulous Food

What a great find and perfect for family or friends to share a meal! Service was outstanding! We were all thrilled with our entrees. The seafood was fresh & delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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English first
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

What a great find and perfect for family or friends to share a meal! Service was outstanding! We were all thrilled with our entrees. The seafood was fresh & delicious.

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Newark, Delaware
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Awesome dinner...we went in easter day the food was great, the atmosphere was nice and the waitress did a great job...

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newark, delaware
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Let me state that I thoroughly enjoyed my meal at Soffritos. The food & service was excellent. I would have preferred more selection on the menu, and I thought the prices were very high relative to what you are getting. I mean this is a pasta dish here. If money doesn't matter to you, of course this is a terrific... More 

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Philadelphia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

As soon as you walk in, you get the feeling that this will be a great dining experience, The lighting and music are soft, the white table linen spotless, the floor clean and the booths around the dining room welcoming. The recipes are good and the food tastes nice. The house wine is just right. But there are a few... More 

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Brigantine, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We hit this spot after touring the Twin Rivers Brewery. Excellent food and great atmosphere. Tucked away inside a strip mall. Definitely worth the trip for authentic Italian food.

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Newark, Delaware, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Every now and then, not judging a ,"Book by it's cover," reveals an opportunity that makes you very glad you took a second look. Soffritto's yielded this valuable lesson. My Wife and I were there , once before they re-modeled. The appearance before was crowded and lowered your expectations for the dinning experience. Now we have been back three times... More 

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Bear, Delaware
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
113 reviews 113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?