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“Great food, great service what else can I say?”

Soffritto Italian Grill Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Newark, Delaware
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food, great service what else can I say?”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

We've eaten at Soffritto Italian Grill many times and have always had quality food. The decor is welcoming and comfortable, the staff friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and the specials. The quality of both service and food is what you would expect in a high-end restaurant in any major city. Having tried several different menu items I can say without qualification that everything is tasty and the portions substantial. Definitely worth a visit .....or three.

  • Visited December 2013
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Delaware
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Newark Restaurant”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

Great restaurant for a fabulous dinner. Great pasta dishes, especially the gnocchi;) Veal dishes are amazing. Really comfortable and inviting atmosphere and attentive service. The restaurant is undergoing an expansion, cannot wait to visit in February to see the expanded bar and dining room.

  • Visited November 2013
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Newark, Delaware
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Our local favorite”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

My wife and I have been here 3 or 4 times now. The latest visit was with my in laws for my mother-in-laws 70th birthday. We had a very good meal. My in-laws are very picky people and they both had nothing but good things to say about the place. An especially nice treat is the homemade salad dressings! It's also only 10 minutes from our house which is nice. The one downside is that the place is under construction and has been for at least 6 months. But so far, all the work is on the outside, so you don't notice it once you are seated. Highly recommend.

  • Visited November 2013
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Newark, Delaware
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Wonderful anniversary dinner”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

I'll make this short and sweet. We decided to celebrate our anniversary at Soffritto and had one of the best meals. Everything was expertly prepared and the service was excellent.

  • Visited November 2013
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Pleasant Lake, Michigan
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Veal is awesome”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

After I get past the thought of veal itself I have to tell you that you are not going to get a better veal meal anywhere. Food presentation is great, taste awesome and the atmosphere is great. I've have eaten the veal, stuff pasta shells, shrimp saute dishes, etc...ALL good. You will spend a few more bucks than Applebees but it's worth it. Nice even for a romantic dinner out with your spouse or friend.

  • Visited December 2012
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