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Caffe Gelato

$$$
Italian, Contemporary
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90 E. Main Street, (near U of D campus), Newark, DE 19711 (Academy)
302-738-5811
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food, Great Service, Nice Atmosphere

First, we would like thank Caffe Gelato for sponsoring the 2015 Caffe Gelato 10 Miler Race. My lovely wife won a $50 dollar gift certificate for her Second Place standing in the race at White Clay Creek State Park. This was our first visit to Caffe Gelato. My wife had the Pork & Porcini Ravioli... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Appricena
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Dover, Delaware
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443 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful atmosphere, outstanding food and unique deserts, good wine, what more can one ask for. Right near university of Dekaware, a must if you are visiting and want a good meal.

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Thank Lisa B
Wilmington, Delaware
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, we would like thank Caffe Gelato for sponsoring the 2015 Caffe Gelato 10 Miler Race. My lovely wife won a $50 dollar gift certificate for her Second Place standing in the race at White Clay Creek State Park. This was our first visit to Caffe Gelato. My wife had the Pork & Porcini Ravioli, and I had the Lobster... More 

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Thank Appricena
Newark, De
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As always Cafe Gelato impresses! Restaurant week menu that finishes up with Filet Mignon is always gonna be tops on my list! We look forward to our next visit!

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Thank drunknmonkey
Newark, Delaware
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a place we visit frequently as it is on the pricey side. My husband and I both enjoyed our meals. I had the filet and my husband had some kind of fish. Everything was delish. My husband had cheesecake for dessert and I had the gelato. Both were excellent. I could have eaten two gelato's though. Our... More 

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Thank mdangelo615
Newark, DE
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've had stellar meals followed by meals that were horrible. Inconsistency is a big pet peeve. Most recent meal this month had lobster and salmon dish that had ZERO lobster in it. I was with a friend so I didn't say anything. Sauce was way too heavy. Ordered my favorite gelato flavor and it was inedible-full of ice and tasteless.... More 

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Thank Gus324
Chaplin CT
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small servings, but this is the real deal. Very rich. You don't need a huge scoop! Also has a restaurant which was locally popular and has wine dinners.

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Thank parrothead99
middletown, de
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68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This was once one of my favorite places in Newark. Our night started with my son calling ahead to get a table for six, the male host wouldn't tell him if he could have table. My son and daughter got there before us, they are 19 and 18, they were told to stand to the side and wait because they... More 

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Thank Patti C
New York City, New York
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85 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Only stopped in for gelato this time but the Italian restaurant is the main reason to go! We've had a few fantastic meals here over the years since our child has been at UD and I'm sure we'll miss it when she's done!

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Thank NYCityCountryMouse
Dewittville, New York
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Reasonably priced, good service, atmosphere is nice and food presentation and taste all terrific! Would definitely return.

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Thank auditor45
Newark, Delaware
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Once the only upscale restaurant in Newark, Caffe Gelato has gotten lazy. Their food is only average and not consistent at that, yet the prices would lead you to believe it is wonderful. Main Street has many better options.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 E. Main Street, (near U of D campus), Newark, DE 19711
    (Academy)
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: 302-738-5811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?