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“Awesome Fresh Pasta”

Soffritto Italian Grill Restaurant
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
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.
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Went here for UDel's parents weekend based on TripAdvisor reviews. It lived up to the good reviews. The atmosphere is nice, but not too fancy. Some people were dressed up, others had just come from the football game. The staff was very nice. Our waitress, Jenna, was very knowledgeable and helpful. The food was great. The pasta was handmade and cooked perfectly. And everything is cooked to order. Want your fra diablo only slightly hot? No problem. No mushrooms in you sacchetti sauce? No problem. Plus, the portions are very generous. For dessert, try the tiramasu. Very good. The gelato is also very creamy. We are looking forward to going back a number of times over the next four years. It really is as good as any Italian restaurant in Philly or Boston.

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1  Thank Jbright31
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Visiting our son at Udel. we read the reviews on trip advisor and called late for a reservation. The owner was so accommodating and squeezed us in. The atmosphere and food were perfect. The owner dropped by our table to make sure all was well. My chicken dish was fresh and flavorful. Will definitely return.

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Thank ew321
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

My father used to take us here when he was feeling like he needed an Italian seafood fix. The food is great albeit a little over-seasoned and the portions are huge!

Thank Carlos B
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

This place is flat out excellent. I went twice in August and the food was fresh, authentic, and delicious. You can tell they care about the customer here - the owner is at the restaurant and checks on everything. The service is very good and friendly. This is so much better than the other Italian places around - not even close. Do yourself a favor and pass by the other places and just go here.

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Thank BobGDelaware
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We pretty much dine here weekly. They are far and away the best Italian restaurant in DE and one of the best we have been to. Pasta is homemade and tender. Fish and veal are excellent. Love the sauces. Everything is made to order so you can add or omit items from you menu selections. Salmon dishes are great. Service is great and the owner is always there checking on everyone. We have attended special events, music and others and all are well done.
We have also taken guests and family....the service and food are consistently great.

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1  Thank Les R
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