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Soffritto Italian Grill Restaurant - CLOSED

1130 Capitol Trl, Kirkwood Hwy, Newark, DE 19711-3955
+1 302-455-1101
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
10 Oct 2016
2 Aug 2016
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Italian
€€ - €€€
1130 Capitol Trl, Kirkwood Hwy, Newark, DE 19711-3955
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is one of the most sad things around. Sign on door stated Hasta La Vista . Everything I could find since trying to go there stated one owner parted. They always had top notch reviews, outstanding italian food. Just shows when things are mismanaged...More

Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The restaurant has apparently closed sometime around July 17. Their food was delicious, but quality declined in the past year when one of the owners left.

3  Thank n0tfair
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This restaurant is our favourite Italian restaurant for several years now. The food is still fantastic since the executive chef is still the same. I would previously have given it 5 stars but they had a management change about 9 months ago which they tried...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I have been for dinner during the week a few times. I always come away with the same opinion. The food is good, but not worth the prices they charge. It is in a great location for Newark/Hockessin, but we probably won't go back. Too...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 8 July 2016

if you're looking for a great italian meal, then look know farther. this place is simply the best! we have been going for about 6 years and go a few times each year. the service is always timely and friendly. the food is always cooked...More

Thank leroythelab
Reviewed 3 July 2016

I have been to Soffritto's several times. Have eaten at the bar as well as in the restaurant. I love the bar apps. Always something a little different and always good. Some of the best lamb chops I've had, although I think that dinner was...More

Thank Robin T
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I go to Soffritto's a few times a year. We really love it there. The service is always right on the kitchen does a great job. One of the big reasons we come back is that they make you feel comfortable, from...More

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We wanted to sample superlative Italian fare...on this special time and Soffrittos fit the bill to a T!! Soffritto was awarded the best "authentic" Italian restaurant outside of Italy as well as a host of other sterling awards underlining the professional esteem afforded this this...More

Thank Edward C
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The staff did a great job of finding us a larger table when we had an unexpected guest show up. The wait staff did well in spite of a busy evening. The food was ONLY average, however, and the prices very high.

Thank hasullenger
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Went there with family after UDel graduation, everyone raved about food. Presentation and service was also good. Only semi disappointment was in appetizers, thought cold anti pasta had too much roasted peppers and not enough of other types, calamari was small as well.

Thank dimo10532
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1130 Capitol Trl, Kirkwood Hwy, Newark, DE 19711-3955
    (Polly Drummond & Kirkwood Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 302-455-1101
  • E-mail
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.
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