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Caffe Gelato

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Italian, Contemporary
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90 E Main St, near U of D campus, Newark, DE 19711-4683 (Academy)
+1 302-738-5811
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
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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Cape May, New Jersey
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211 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a birthday. Enjoyable! Very pleasant atmosphere, nice bar area, cozy booths for two people. Food was delicious. Great menu. Nice beer and wine selection. Service was great. Waitress was pleasant. The hostess was very friendly. Both made excellent suggestions. Very enjoyable night. Will return.

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Thank Rod V
Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Newark for a 5 K and ate dinner at this place on Main Street. It is a street filled with restaurant choices but we could not have possibly picked a better place. It is NOT a Gelato only place though you can walk in and get good coffee and best anywhere Gelato you do not have to... More 

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Thank Anne N
Elkton
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a sad event for our family there was two sides of the family a total of at least 25 and we had a separate area which is upstairs this service was awesome they were very kind very helpful the food was awesome.

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Thank katcunha
Bear, Delaware
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a wonderful evening. Our server Ryan was attentive, knew the wine choices and the menu. The food was delicious - I had the small rack of lamb and was cooked perfectly. My husband had a seafood dish of shrimp. Clams . Mussels. In linguini. Delicious. We each had a gelato - Baileys Irish cream and creme brulee !... More 

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Thank MaryGrace61
Wilmington, Delaware
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

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!!

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Thank KathyW123456
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 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 

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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 7 October 2016

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 

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Thank Jack K
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 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 

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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 7 September 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 

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Thank PeterCuinmaui
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 E Main St, near U of D campus, Newark, DE 19711-4683
    (Academy)
  • 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?