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Caffe Gelato

90 E. Main Street, (near U of D campus), Newark, DE 19711
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Ranked #29 of 292 Restaurants in Newark
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Price range: $30 - $30
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, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Academy
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117 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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English first
Newark, Delaware
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were dining at Caffe Gelato for the second time. Food was ok, but again not really living up to expectations. What triggers our review though, is the sloppy and dirty appearance of the friendly waiters. This lack of attention to cleanliness makes you wonder about hygiene in the kitchen. Not blaming the student waiters, but wondering about the quality... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We made reservations for 5 on my husbands birthday. Upon arrival, we we ushered past suitable round tables, and taken to a back room where we were seated at a rectangular table. We were not able, due to space constraints, put a chair on the end. I then asked for a round table or one where one person would not... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Ate at Caffe Gelato while visiting my son on the recommendation of another family member. We found the food delicious. My son loved his seafood meal made with gluten-free pasta. When the server brought us a basket of bread and my son requested gluten-free, the server graciously brought another basket with gluten-free. The ready availability of good gluten-free options, as... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We have always enjoyed Caffe Gelato and go there for special occasions. It is pricey but fine food and service is not cheap, and the seating, while tight and sometimes noisy (it has improved), is comfortable. However, our last meal was disappointing. The service was excellent, but our salad was embarrassingly small with hardly more than about 5 forks of... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

From the outside this place looked interesting. The Gelato ice cream although good was about average. Outside seating added to the atmosphere.

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134 reviews 134 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Been to the restaurant itself once and was very very good. Been to events they have catered 2-3 times and delicious. Staff in both places always friendly. Fine dining in the establishment. Catered much more of the same but modified for finger foods. We don't get to Neward often but if you are there it is worth checking out,

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North East, Maryland
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We love Caffe Gelato in Newark for the consistently great fine dining experience. We were greeted pleasantly by Hostess Allison who facilitated our Open Table reservation with a special request for a half moon booth in the new section. Our waiter Garrett performed admirably with a smile each time he attentively approached the table. Our dinner choice was Tenderloin Tip... More

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Bear, Delaware
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If your lookimg for the best meal in Newark you have found the right place It's a 4 star resturant in a college town. The softshell crabs are to die for. The pasta with shrimp and lobster are awesome also. We had a party of 8 and the waitress was on top off all a requests and the food was... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had just finished touring Univ of Delaware and hopped across the street to find Caffe Gelato open for brunch on Saturday (and Sunday) from 10:30 am to 3 pm. And the menu was extensive. We opted for the divine mascarpone-maple braised pears crepe and a special pancake (sweet potato maybe?). They have eggs, salads and entrees, too. Lots of... More

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Juneau, Alaska
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140 reviews 140 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Great gelato, but only so-so food. Trying hard to be upscale, but should just stick with good Italian food. Went with a large group and our fixed menu was lacking. Enjoyed it, but felt the effort wasn't 100% there.

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