Caffe Gelato

4.5
1583 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Relaxed atmosphere, vibrant bar, good wine cellar (Wine Spectator Award of Excellence), great food, delicious house-crafted gelato and house-crafted pasta. Guests may request a semi-circle booth for parties up to 8 (Max capacity is reduced due to pandemic restrictions), or a nice table. Outdoor seating is available and large groups may request a private room.
Caffe Gelato celebrates its 17-year anniversary. For lunch, look forward to trying our pressed panini on fresh baked sea-salt and rosemary foccacia, the featured salads, or a house crafted pasta. At dinner try the Daily Salmon, Center-Cut Filet Mignon, or any of our 6 House Crafted Pasta dishes. Weekend Brunches feature omelets, crepes, poached eggs, and Creme Brulee French Toast. Favorite gelato flavors are Bacio (Chocolate Hazelnut), Crème Brûlée Toffee, Dark Chocolate, and Stracciatella (Chocolate Chip).
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Came with my family on Easter Sunday for Brunch. We’ve been several times, love this place. Food is always fantastic, service let us down quite a bit this time unfortunately. Our server didn’t seem to like, nor care for us very much. Admonished us for not ordering drinks from him, when we ordered from a separate server who dropped our food off, then got the order wrong. Did the same with dessert. Not going to keep us from coming back, but management should keep an eye on him.

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TomB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner as always and a very safe environment.

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vipNewYorkerInDelaware
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a quiet area for 4 of us to catch up .... excellent food and excellent service.... everything great in Newark DE tonight!

Appetizers: We ordered the Kenneth Square pizza with Famous local Kenneth Square Mushrooms and the Octopus appetizer. Both, sooo good! Take your time chilling, talking and relaxing until next entree. Don’t be afraid to order the the Octopus! It is soooo good and it comes with some sides around it. Just break from your regular routine and try it. You will not be disappointed. It is really good!
Dinner: We had the scallops and the famous Veal chop wrapped in prosciutto. Again, the Veal chop is a favorite of mine and Caffe Gelato does it perfect. Another great dinner ! Thank you!

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vipSueS
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The spinach gnocchi was very good. Unfortunately the gift card process has some kinks. They said my $50 gift card had 0 on it, and they tried to run it twice. But when I produced the receipt, they ran it again and it worked fine. Weird.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Every employee looks either fearful or snooty

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went for brunch during Covid restrictions and had a really pleasant experience at Caffe Gelato. There were nice-looking dividers between tables so we felt really comfortable taking off our masks for our meal. The server was attentive and the food was hot, fresh, and delicious. And the Bloody Mary was tasty! I would come back here again for brunch.

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MorganH
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I'm really disappointed to be writing this but Caffe Gelato was one of the worst brunches I have been to despite the food being delicious. We were supposed to sit outside but we were 2 minutes late to our reservation and our table was given up to someone else despite the fact that they didn't have a reservation and we were standing right behind them. We were told another table was leaving shortly and we could sit inside with the time being but the hostess never came back to us and we sat inside the whole time. Our waiter came to our table a total of 3 times and the 3rd time was when I had to go to the hostess stand to get our check because we were sitting with empty plates for over 10 minutes. Our food also came out a different times which I can understand had they been busy but there was no apology when it was finally placed down. I'm a Junior at UD and a waitress and was once a hostess myself so I try to give the benefit of the doubt but I lost my patience with this service. The table across from us seemed to have good service so maybe it was just our waiter but still, I am severely disappointed. The food was good but the service was terrible, I'm sad to be writing this but Caffee Gelato really disappointed.

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vipGloriaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Matt was so attentive !!!

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JeffD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for a special dinner. A little pricey, but the food is amazing and worth it! Plenty of space between indoor and outdoor. Service was professional and friendly. I regret not trying the Gelato, but will have to save room next time!

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vipAnyaG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Even though reservations were made on open table for outdoor dining, the host kept asking if we could sit indoors. Not the kind of service you want in the middle of a pandemic. Finally, he sat us outside, but I’m not sure why it was such an issue. Overall, I feel like food quality has gone down over the years. Service once we were seated was wonderful.

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DianeW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Some day I'll have a date to sit in those cute little garden things.!!!

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AlysO
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice place and delicious food!! Also great service by Ricardo

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vipCraigR
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Disappointing from the start. Had a reservation that I confirmed by phone twice for one of two outdoor "greenhouses". When we arrived, they had just seated a party without a reservation at one of them, and we were forced to eat inside. The availability of the greenhouses was the main reason we chose this restaurant.

Once seated, service was excellent. Food was good but not great, and some of the items were a bit pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made 2 reservations for 3pm on Saturday and they were not able to seat either one. They said we could wait 30 minutes, but they would not give us extra time to do bottomless mimosas even though they were they ones who had overbooked. Overall we ended up leaving as we were not going to wait 30 minutes when we had made reservations.

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IronHillYum
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food on Main St!

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vipRPS3
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cafe Gelato is a regular stop for us in Newark. My wife had the crispy duck breast and I had the rib eye. Both were prepared, seasoned and presented very nicely. We, as always, appreciated being able to select a wine from the outstanding list they maintain. Of special note was our server, Eva (Ava?), who was very friendly and attentive. Her genuine engagement made the meal an especially enjoyable experience.

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SMBdiner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brendyn (Brenden?) was an excellent , attentive server. They have beautifully crafted covid dividers between tables. My salmon was perfectly cooked and they happily made a modification to one of the sides. My son always loves his Caesar salad, gelato, and whatever savory food he orders at this place. he had a pizza made to order- delicious.
We actually had 2 tables with 4 of us total and our business associate/ friend was very pleased with his food.

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ClareC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid19 precautions clearly in place--separation of tables and seating areas. I will return!

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MicheleN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have NEVER had a bad meal at Café Gelato. Just try it,...It will soon become your favorite go to restaurant!

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viptoniar
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bottomless mimosas, attentive waiter and eggs benedict arogosta, super cute vibe inside... nuff said.

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JeanneT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place for an intimate celebration. Will return again and again, if for o other reason but the salmon piccata!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited 15 min after our reservation to be seated. The table was ready the whole time we waited. Dirty glasses, waiter was inexperienced and I could go on, but you get the point.

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SandraB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. We sat outside and it was cold. An outside heater would have been nice. Still one of my favorite restaurants!

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Randi
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, atmosphere, food, and drinks were all top-notch without being overly pricey. Don’t forget to save room for gelato!

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vipMLHEM
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really wonderful dinner. We took advantage of Newark Restaurant Week and had the 3-course. All the food was really really delicious. Our server, Ava, was friendly and sweet. It’s obvious that management is putting a lot of effort into safe dining. We felt very comfortable. There were ample dividers up between seating areas and at the bar as well. The homemade gelato we had for dessert was delicious, as well!

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Scatspence
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Outstanding server.
Quiet private table.

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Cheech
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was fine but a bit overpriced for the value. The ambience is very nice. The service was pretty poor - dishes were not removed from the table including when we got the check and after. The afterdinner coffees were lukewarm and the decaf order was given half a cup. This is a departure from past dining experiences we have had in this restaurant when the service was exceptional. A more serious problem: the person who treated our group of 3 checked her credit card statement two days later and found that $50 had been added to the amount of the meal. We had paid the tip in cash and it was noted so on the signed credit card payment. When she called the restaurant to inquire, she was told that the amount had been added to the credit bill "for the tip". Not only is this highly inappropriate and potentially fraudulent, but $50 represented a "tip" of over 30% (the cash tip was 25%, and that was very generous due to the less than stellar service). So, this is something the restaurant needs to look into and acertain it does not happen again to any other customers.

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shelly
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

heater not workin outside. Took a VERY long time to get food. BUT what we did get was delicious.

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Walt
Philadelphia
2 reviews