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Caffe Gelato

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90 E Main St, near U of D campus, Newark, DE 19711-4683 (Academy)
+1 302-738-5811
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Elkton, Maryland
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were there on Sunday and the place was almost empty, so I don't understand why it took so long for our food to come out. When it did, a started salad was served with the entree, instead of before. Sauce was spilled on my arm and the waiter said a quick "I'm sorry' and ran off. The food was... More 

Thank Linda P
White Plains, New York
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Given the name, I didn't think the place would have a full menu. We wanted to eat at Traverna but the wait was over an hour so we walked up to this place. The hostess seated us right away, the place was pretty busy. I noticed some nice looking entrees on my way to our table. I have to say... More 

1 Thank Jim M
Newark, Delaware
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Caffe Gelato is an independently and locally owned restaurant with great food, a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere - good for romantic dinner or family get-together, and the best gelato in the area - they make it themselves. The menu has contemporary Italian as well as a rotating mix of good and interesting food. The brunch is particularly innovative and tasty.... More 

Thank Kara_T_Newark
San Diego, California
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104 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I had an opportunity to try Caffe Gelato's catered fare for 10 nights while working at a litigation support site in Wilmington. The food was for the most part consistently well prepared, from pasta to beef, scallops to salads, and of course, the gelato. Our crew of 15 really enjoyed the variety (not just Italian). Food was always delivered on... More 

Thank JimdagOG
New Jersey
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Visited for lunch after a tour of Delaware U with my family. Great sandwiches and salads. It was a beautiful day - seating outside is very nice. We received a complimentary taste of gelato. yummy.

Thank rchic2016
Mid-Atlantic State
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This review is written with a bit of sadness. I had hoped to rekindle a love of Café Gelato, but instead was profoundly disappointed. It was not the food that was disappointing, it was the lack of integrity. I say buyer beware! At a recent local event I won a free lunch. (In actuality, there were two free lunch letters,... More 

Thank tealuv
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Hey, the food tasted fine but $25 for a white pasta Mediterranean dish? White bread? My ego isn't stroked by high prices. I'm insulted.

1 Thank J. Roy C
Newark, Delaware
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

To celebrate our ninth anniversary we returned to the place where we had our wedding reception. As usual, Ryan presents a varied an delectable selection of drinks, appetizers, and entrees. Everything is well prepared and the service is good even on a busy Saturday evening.

1 Thank Allen B
Newark, Delaware
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This has been a while now but I remember very well, the service was awful, giving me an attitude about me complaining for lipstick on the wine glass she brought me and the food was awful. My friend and i both had pasta dishes, the pasta was a bit undercooked and clumped together and very under seasoned. For dessert we... More 

1 Thank Dominick D
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Join their mailing list and they'll send you a coupon flier for your birthday! The wine is also good. It's a great place for date night or couples date night. Check their website for special events as wel!

1 Thank Stacey C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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: +1 302-738-5811

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