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“Best eggplant park” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Soffritto Italian Grill Restaurant

Soffritto Italian Grill Restaurant
1130 Capitol Trail, Kirkwood Hwy, Newark, DE 19711
+1 302-455-1101
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Ranked #5 of 299 Restaurants in Newark
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Polly Drummond & Kirkwood Highway
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.
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“Best eggplant park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012 via mobile

All of our dishes were tasty and fresh. The egg plant parm was the best my wife ever had, the portion was so generous, it provided a fine lunch the next day.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Elkton, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Wide selection, but overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

The selection is quite large, and the portion size is very generous, but it is very overpriced. Parking is often an issue here, too.

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Elkton, Maryland
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13 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great food,friendly staff,and caring owner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

I have never had a bad meal or experience at this restaurant. Matter of fact it's one of my favorites! The wait staff are prompt and friendly. The owner checks to see how your meal was. We eat here frequently. The food is always good!

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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“Great Place for Visting Parents”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

We took our daughter, who is attending the Univ of Delaware, out for her birthday to Soffritto Italian Grill. Not being from Newark Delaware and not knowing the area very well, I took a shot in the dark with this place. We hit a bulls eye! The food was terrific and the menu has a lot of variety that is sure to please just about everyone. My husband was a little disappointed with the beer selection as they are very limited to the major big brewery sellers (he's a microbrew beer lover). The owner came over towards the end of the meal to say hello. The dessert was some sort of dark chocolate cake - very fudgy and melt in your mouth. Ordered one to go! Can't wait to go back to UD for another visit so I can try more of the menu.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newark, Delaware
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“The Best Italian food in the state.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

The best Italian food in the state of Delaware can be found at Soffritto's. I had the best appetizer ever. It is called scallops wrapped in pancetta in a pernod sauce. Giovanni the owner is very accommodating and offered to serve me this dish although it wasn't listed on the menu. I had it there once before. I think that he has done an amazing job transforming a Lum's into a very warm and romantic dinner spot. I have consistently had wonderfully well prepared dishes at Soffritto's. I especially love his Veal Parmigiana, Veal Francese and Spaghetti with Bolognese sauce. Pollo alla Ftrank Sinatra is also a favorite of mine. You can't go wrong with whatever you chose. Giovanni is a very warm and welcoming host who takes the time to greet all his guests and make them feel especially welcome.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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