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Caffe Gelato

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Italian, Contemporary, Ice Cream
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90 E. Main Street, (near U of D campus), Newark, DE 19711 (Academy)
302-738-5811
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not the best Italian food. Young service.

I been here for a business lunch/dinner with 3 other person. The inside looks really nice. We been seat in the room al the way in the back. After 5 mins we were there the fire alarm turned on, so we were about to leave from the emergency door... False alarm. Our waitress arrives, she was new and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I been here for a business lunch/dinner with 3 other person. The inside looks really nice. We been seat in the room al the way in the back. After 5 mins we were there the fire alarm turned on, so we were about to leave from the emergency door... False alarm. Our waitress arrives, she was new and she didn't... More 

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Newark Delaware
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have eaten at Caffe Gelato many times, and have never been disappointed in the choice of menu items, or the flavor of what we ordered.;

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Newark, Delaware, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It was a set menu,, beginning with champagne and oysters, followed by a shrimp risotto and a bottle of Chardonnay. A very good salad came next and then a baked lobster tail. Desert was a chocolate covered Strawberry and a very good brownie. I've never had a bad meal there and they seem to be getting better in my opinion.

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Wilmington, DE
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 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
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?