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Caffe Gelato

$$$
Italian, Contemporary
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90 E. Main Street, near U of D campus, Newark, DE 19711 (Academy)
302-738-5811
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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
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Middletown, Delaware
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Thank LittlePorker
Newark, Delaware
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Beth_McD05
Delaware
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266 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank Borioles97
Wilmington, Delaware
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299 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank eclairewl
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Do NOT schedule a special event at this restaurant. We had eaten here before and thought this would be a good choice .....wrong! We had placed a reservation for 24 people for the group room for my daughter's college graduation more than 6 months prior to the event. When we arrived we were told they could put half us upstairs... More 

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Thank bl4fam
Bradford PA, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We had the 40th reception gathering here and the food was great. All the staff were very attentive and there was plenty of good food. The gelato for dessert was wonderful. Would recommend any group to use them for events or just to have a great dinner.

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Thank Caren B
Tucson, AZ
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Had an excellent lunch with a large group. The Wait Staff was very attentive and professional. Salads and pasta dishes were well prepared and were of amble portions. Full bar and adequate wine and beer selections. Amble seating inside and outside. Modern Tuscan decor. A safe but not inventive menu. A good choice for your basic upscale Italian restaurant in... More 

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Thank Tucmar
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

You can't go wrong with the Crab and Shrimp linguini. The burger didn't live up to the extensive and flattering menu description.

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Thank Pat S
Newark, Delaware
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185 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I've been to Caffe Gelato twice this year for lunch meetings and both times have had very pleasant experiences. The menu has a variety of Italian and American dishes. I really enjoyed the chicken pesto Panini. Treat yourself to gelato after the meal - it is the best I have found in the states so far!

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Good Italian on Newark Main Street, big draw is the ice cream, which is excellent, try the tasting potion (4 samples for. $4.99). Would be perfect if they offered half pasta portions.....settled for antipasti as my main which was good possibly trying too hard to be different, of maybe it was because I really wanted a half pasta portion.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Italian, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
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
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

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