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90 E. Main Street, (near U of D campus), Newark, DE 19711
302-738-5811
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Ranked #26 of 301 Restaurants in Newark
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary, Ice Cream
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Academy
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English first
Wilmington, DE
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I've had a few decent meals here, but the quality has been spotty and the service unpredictable. Wait staff seems confused and unmotivated. Kitchen can be slow, but not always. Portion size is adequate but the price is well above the quality. It'll do if you can't get in elsewhere and having ability to make Open Table reservation is a... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have always enjoyed the food and the service here and this time was no exception. I was surprised, though, to find that the prices have risen to levels nearing a fine dining establishment for a restaurant that just isn't one. By that I mean main dish prices over $30 in an environment with trashcans visible in the bar area,... More 

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North East, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

We made an Open Table reservation for 5pm. Our hostess cheerfully seated us in the requested half moon booth. Our waitress Megan was perky and provided great service. I had the Fruiti de Mare which was shrimp, clams, mussels & calamari over linguine pasta. It has a wonderful taste, was plentiful in portion and was hot when served. My dining... More 

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My first and only time to Caffe Gelato was on the day I picked up my son from the University of DE for Thanksgiving Break, so it was quick because he just wanted to get home. Although it was a quick visit, the decor was very inviting and the staff very friendly. We went there specifically for their genuine Italine... More 

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

It's nice that they mail $20 entree postcards out for your birthday--we try to take advantage of that and enjoy new dishes.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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156 reviews 156 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Good and friendly service. Warm ambiance with lots of candles. Nice touch with complementary focaccia and garlic oil. Scallops with rice and mushrooms were OK. The rice was not great, but the combined favors were good. Others choose salads (good) and ravioli (too much sauce). Decent selection of wines by the glass (Valpolicella is good). Desserts are very good. I... More 

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Rome, Italy
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The restaurant is pleasant and the food is generally good. Unfortunately Italian restaurants in the States are convinced that Italians use cream in all their pasta sauces. This is not true. I had capellini with shrimps, etc a plate well presented and well cooked ....with much less cream it would have been perfect. The antipasto was definitely not properly assorted.... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I went here with some business associates and had a very nice meal. The atmosphere is sort of understated elegance. The wait staff was very attentive. The bread and oil before the meal was very nice. The food was very good. I had the salmon pasta which was very tasty and a lot of food. We tried some gelato and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Cafe Gelato was always worth driving out of our way for a favorite treat of Gelato when we lived in Delaware ! It was about 9 miles from our house but the gelato was great!

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Newark, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have been going to Cafe Gelato for years and have never had a bad meal. It is one of our go to restaurants for special occasions.

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Additional Information about Caffe Gelato

Address: 90 E. Main Street, (near U of D campus), Newark, DE 19711
Phone Number: 302-738-5811
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary, Ice Cream

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