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Soffritto Italian Grill Restaurant

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1130 Capitol Trl, Kirkwood Hwy, Newark, DE 19711-3955 (Polly Drummond & Kirkwood Highway)
+1 302-455-1101
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most sad things around. Sign on door stated Hasta La Vista . Everything I could find since trying to go there stated one owner parted. They always had top notch reviews, outstanding italian food. Just shows when things are mismanaged the best of the best can disappear.

Thank Debbie P
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

The restaurant has apparently closed sometime around July 17. Their food was delicious, but quality declined in the past year when one of the owners left.

3 Thank n0tfair
Wilmington, United States
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

This restaurant is our favourite Italian restaurant for several years now. The food is still fantastic since the executive chef is still the same. I would previously have given it 5 stars but they had a management change about 9 months ago which they tried to keep secret from the customers. I then noticed that they had very poor service... More 

Thank John D
Newark, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I have been for dinner during the week a few times. I always come away with the same opinion. The food is good, but not worth the prices they charge. It is in a great location for Newark/Hockessin, but we probably won't go back. Too many other options.

Thank Julie C
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

if you're looking for a great italian meal, then look know farther. this place is simply the best! we have been going for about 6 years and go a few times each year. the service is always timely and friendly. the food is always cooked to perfection. i've tried just about everything on their menu.

Thank leroythelab
Newark, Delaware
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

I have been to Soffritto's several times. Have eaten at the bar as well as in the restaurant. I love the bar apps. Always something a little different and always good. Some of the best lamb chops I've had, although I think that dinner was a special and not on the every day menu. My dinner companions have sworn that... More 

Thank Robin T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I go to Soffritto's a few times a year. We really love it there. The service is always right on the kitchen does a great job. One of the big reasons we come back is that they make you feel comfortable, from the manager that always has a smile and always welcoming. But, best of all is... More 

Thank Ed S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to sample superlative Italian fare...on this special time and Soffrittos fit the bill to a T!! Soffritto was awarded the best "authentic" Italian restaurant outside of Italy as well as a host of other sterling awards underlining the professional esteem afforded this this place as a state of Texas art in their service genre...but I digress. After a... More 

Thank Edward C
Cary, North Carolina
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

The staff did a great job of finding us a larger table when we had an unexpected guest show up. The wait staff did well in spite of a busy evening. The food was ONLY average, however, and the prices very high.

Thank hasullenger
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69 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

Went there with family after UDel graduation, everyone raved about food. Presentation and service was also good. Only semi disappointment was in appetizers, thought cold anti pasta had too much roasted peppers and not enough of other types, calamari was small as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Mediterranean, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1130 Capitol Trl, Kirkwood Hwy, Newark, DE 19711-3955
    (Polly Drummond & Kirkwood Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-455-1101
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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