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Caffe Gelato

Italian, Contemporary
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90 E Main St, near U of D campus, Newark, DE 19711-4683 (Academy)
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Newark, Delaware
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Caffe Gelato serves a wide variety of excellent paninis, plus wonderful salads and other entrees, for lunch. Their menu is not particularly large, but every dish we have had was fresh, excellently prepared. The strategy of specializing in the European style works very well. Service is always great. We have been many times and have always been very pleased with... More 

Thank Heff46
Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A recent visit to Caffe Gelato on Main Street, Newark, DE, was a complete disappointment. The prices are unreasonably high considering the quality and quantity of the food (about $30 for non-pasta dishes). The salmon was very strong (likely not very fresh), and its bed of pureed peas was too salty to eat. The pork tenderloin was equally salty, and... More 

Thank MaggieWhite11
Clarksville, Tennessee
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised what a nice restaurant this was since I was expecting a gelato shop. I had lobster ravioli which was delcious. The side salad was great and gelato was worth the visit, as well. I sat outside and thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing lunch with great service and top-notch food.

Thank NRH88
Newark, Delaware
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As customers since they opened their doors ,we were surprised and very disappointed on out last visit on a July afternoon for lunch. The Caesar and Spinach with Sliced Peach salads were well short of expectations, Listless might be the best description for both salads with greens seemingly days old. They even managed to leave off the caesar dressing. A... More 

Thank David S
Newark, Delaware, United States
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216 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have attended "Special," Wine Dinners at this site on a number of occasions. But on this night we were armed with a Birthday Discount and looking to enjoy beverages and dinner at the bar. We had a well seasoned bartender and a "Newbie," to Caffe Gelato (CG) who started that very day. The food was delicious. We shared gnocchi,... More 

1 Thank Robert H
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice,clean pleasant waitservers,the menu had no prices the menu was not clear on what you ordered unless you go there frequently it loss you. Food was good.

Thank Awesomewonders
Middletown, Delaware
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

My wife and I dined at Caffe Gelato yesterday evening. We made reservations online from their website which is excellent way to ensure you are promptly seated during peak times. Easy to setup a reservation and if your plans change, it is just a few clicks to update. The restaurant is located in downtown Newark so be prepared to pay... More 

1 Thank LittlePorker
Newark, Delaware
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

While it is always nice to stop and have a gelato, Caffe Gelato is more than a gelato shop. It is a nice restaurant which offers many events throughout the year. They have special events, wine tastings, and participate in the annual Newark Wine in the spring and Newark Food and Brew in the summer. I have eaten in doors... More 

Thank Beth_McD05
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270 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Caffè Gelato was the first place I every tasted Gelato and while I've had it many times since at other restaurants, it's never been as good. There are usually 16 or so flavors to choose from with free samples to help you decide and deferential size servings to choose from as well. I love the coconut and the banana but... More 

Thank Borioles97
Wilmington, Delaware
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299 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

School is out so it's possible to find a parking space in Newark. We went to Caffe Gelato where I had been only once many years ago. It was a holiday weekend so the restaurant had seats available and we had lunch. My husband had a delicious salad with grapes and nuts and I had smoked salmon and boursin on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 E Main St, near U of D campus, Newark, DE 19711-4683
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: 302-738-5811

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