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Caffe Gelato

€€ - €€€
Italian, American, Contemporary
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90 E Main St, near U of D campus, Newark, DE 19711-4683 (Academy)
+1 302-738-5811
10:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 20:00
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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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Mid-Atlantic State
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

2 Thank J. Roy C
Newark, Delaware
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Allen B
Newark, Delaware
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

2 Thank Dominick D
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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
New Castle, Delaware
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428 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I have stayed away from Caffe Gelato for the last two years because of the service. My wife and I have frequented this establishment regularly for years and we find the food very good. The problem has always been service, either you are ignored coming in for a table, or once you are seated, you are ignored from being waited... More 

Thank Curt K
Wilmington, Delaware
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170 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We have been to Caffe Gelato numerous times and it's usually very good. They blew it tonight. It was crowded with a "painting" dinner that had the place packed by the time we left. But, we arrived at 5:30 before the painting craziness started. Neither the kitchen nor the wait staff could keep up. There were mistakes on our orders,... More 

Thank nskaye
Newark, Delaware
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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Here is a restaurant that offers discounts on Italian food that is way overpriced. Servers her act like they are better than the paying customers while they serve you about 1/2 a dinner for twice the price.

1 Thank WolfWings
Chevy Chase
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The one time I ate in here we waited over 30 minutes for our food. Hard to keep a 2 year-old occupied all that time. When it eventually arrived the food was really tasty, and the gelato is very good. However, price was high. A better deal is to order a take-out, where for $25 you get a main course,... More 

Thank Snow9runner
Newark, Delaware
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Our family recently dined at this restaurant celebrating a special occasion. The food for the brunch so disappointing. The omelets were dried out and not a big fluffy omelet that you would expect. How hard is it to make a decent omelet? All the food came out cold with little imagination. The Gelato included with the meal was embarrassingly small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, American, Contemporary
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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?