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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
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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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Wilmington, Delaware
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Attended a wedding on Oct. 1 that was catered by Caffe Gelato; I am still craving the food; everything was incredible and the display was first class. Walking apps, lamb chops, lobster spoons, crab balls so many I can't name them all. The buffet was incredible.. Great Job!!

Thank KathyW123456
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To be fair, we were there on a very busy college parents weekend. We had a reservation which we definitely needed. They did not have their full menu for this weekend, which they didn't tell us when we made the reservation. The menu was quite limited and I'm not sure I would have chosen to eat here had I known.... More 

Thank Susan B
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit to Cafe Gelato, with out of town friends, ended abruptly because of a fire in the kitchen. Fire department required us all to leave. My second visit was for an early dinner, party of four. The service, although very friendly, was unacceptably slow. My friend's scallops were delivered lukewarm to the table. When we sent them back,... More 

Thank Jack K
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking to impress a job candidate or out of town friend, come to Cafe Gelato. The wait staff is responsive, impressive and do all they can to enhance your dining experience. The scallops entree is to die for, the award winning wine list outstanding, and gelato sampler dessert always fun. If you only have one place to... More 

Thank Scott L
Newark, Delaware
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We frequented Cafe Gelato for years and always spent occasions there be it birthdays or anniversaries and loved it. We often went to the wine or beer events as well and brought friends. The decor and bar area are really nice but the service just isn't what it used to be for a place that boasts fine dining. We have... More 

Thank PeterCuinmaui
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

I really like that I receive coupons to come in on my birthday and anniversary. We took advantage this year of using our anniversary coupon. The food was really good and the service is great. My husband made a mistake when he paid the bill. He calculated the tip wrong. We called back about 25 minutes after our departure. The... More 

Thank dtdelaney0905
Newark, Delaware
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 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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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

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