Caffe Gelato

★★★★★
  • 90 E Main St

    Newark, DE 19711

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  • 302-738-5811

About Caffe Gelato

Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Skip the entree and order desert; a gelato.

I ordered a Greek salad that arrived looking a bit unusual for a Greek salad. I asked our waitress what happened to the olives. Olives are always on Greek salads; right? In fact, I think the

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★★★★★

Skip the entree and order desert; a gelato.

I ordered a Greek salad that arrived looking a bit unusual for a Greek salad. I asked our waitress what happened to the olives. Olives are always on Greek salads; right? In fact, I think the

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Decided to take advantage of the "free" birthday dinner that Caffe Gelato advertises. Even though four of us were there for the dinner, because two of us ordered the "specials" on the menu, we were told that we couldn't use the free

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Decided to take advantage of the "free" birthday dinner that Caffe Gelato advertises. Even though four of us were there for the dinner, because two of us ordered the "specials" on the menu, we were told that we couldn't use the free

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I?ve never been here prior or even heard of this place before a few days ago because I don?t live in Delaware, so finding this place was a total shot in the dark while hoping the reviews were accurate?I couldn?t have been happier!

My best

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I?ve never been here prior or even heard of this place before a few days ago because I don?t live in Delaware, so finding this place was a total shot in the dark while hoping the reviews were accurate?I couldn?t have been happier!

My best

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First time costumer, I have heard so much rave about this place so for a special night out my boyfriend and I decided to try it out. We had reservations and had a nice corner booth waiting for us inside. The ambience and style of the

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First time costumer, I have heard so much rave about this place so for a special night out my boyfriend and I decided to try it out. We had reservations and had a nice corner booth waiting for us inside. The ambience and style of the

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Caffe Gelato is at the top of my list! From the cozy ambiance and welcoming staff to the unique Meditteranean-inspired menu and innovative daily specials, everything about this restaurant keeps me coming back for more (not to mention the

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Caffe Gelato is at the top of my list! From the cozy ambiance and welcoming staff to the unique Meditteranean-inspired menu and innovative daily specials, everything about this restaurant keeps me coming back for more (not to mention the

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My husband and I had dinner at Caffe Gelato this evening.The prices are very high for this type of restaurant $ 29.00 for a dry lamb chop with no flavor.Salads are $6.00 extra.They don't come with the meal.We had to ask for bread ,cream

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My husband and I had dinner at Caffe Gelato this evening.The prices are very high for this type of restaurant $ 29.00 for a dry lamb chop with no flavor.Salads are $6.00 extra.They don't come with the meal.We had to ask for bread ,cream

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My boyfriend and I had dinner for our one year anniversary at Caffe Gelato! It was amazing! I highly recommend to anyone who loves a good meal! The gelato is so delicious, and the service is incredible!

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My boyfriend and I had dinner for our one year anniversary at Caffe Gelato! It was amazing! I highly recommend to anyone who loves a good meal! The gelato is so delicious, and the service is incredible!

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I have been to caffe gelato several times and I like the food very much. The atmosphere is nice and people are friendly. Their pastas are very good and I love their gelatos. Great place to be in for some good food.

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I have been to caffe gelato several times and I like the food very much. The atmosphere is nice and people are friendly. Their pastas are very good and I love their gelatos. Great place to be in for some good food.

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Newly arrived to Newark, Delaware, we were invited by our neighbors to dine at Caffe Gelato. Loving Italy as we do, we were eager to try the restaruant; we knew the owner was young and had trained in Italy. The menu was suberb, and varied

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Newly arrived to Newark, Delaware, we were invited by our neighbors to dine at Caffe Gelato. Loving Italy as we do, we were eager to try the restaruant; we knew the owner was young and had trained in Italy. The menu was suberb, and varied

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I was in Newark for a few weeks for business. I had food twice from Caffe Gelato- once in the restaurant and once catered. Both times the food and service were fantastic.

I want to especially highlight the service I got when I had food delivered for a fairly large business meeting. There was some confusion at first with delivery, but the owner took over to make things right. Ryan went way above the call of duty that night to make it a great experience for us, including making more than one trip (I plead the 5th that might have been my fault) as well as providing great suggestions- i.e. "You want gelato with that? Cookies?" Brilliant!

I got a lot of compliments that night from my coworkers.

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I was in Newark for a few weeks for business. I had food twice from Caffe Gelato- once in the restaurant and once catered. Both times the food and service were fantastic.

I want to especially highlight the service I got when I had food delivered for a fairly large business meeting. There was some confusion at first with delivery, but the owner took over to make things right. Ryan went way above the call of duty that night to make it a great experience for us, including making more than one trip (I plead the 5th that might have been my fault) as well as providing great suggestions- i.e. "You want gelato with that? Cookies?" Brilliant!

I got a lot of compliments that night from my coworkers.

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I've been to Caffee Gelato at least 10 times over the past few years. I have always been happy with the meal. Since the restaurant was expanded a few years ago the atmosphere is great. The menu changes from time to time, but the items are always very good. The restaurant is busy so expect to wait a little for a table. But if you are looking for a nice night out with your wife or girlfriend you won't be disappointed. Very nice wine list as well. Call ahead for a reservation.

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I've been to Caffee Gelato at least 10 times over the past few years. I have always been happy with the meal. Since the restaurant was expanded a few years ago the atmosphere is great. The menu changes from time to time, but the items are always very good. The restaurant is busy so expect to wait a little for a table. But if you are looking for a nice night out with your wife or girlfriend you won't be disappointed. Very nice wine list as well. Call ahead for a reservation.

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First time here for a weekday lunch. My cousin was in town from Salt Lake City and we were exploring Main Street after visiting UD. Fun and friendly staff. Best French onion soup ever. Panini sandwich was different but delicious. My cousin had pasta fusilli and thought it was dry and could have used more sauce. Didn't plan on ordering dessert, but got talked into trying gelato. When I couldn't decide between two flavors, our server brought both. Amazing! Can't wait to bring my husband here for dinner.

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First time here for a weekday lunch. My cousin was in town from Salt Lake City and we were exploring Main Street after visiting UD. Fun and friendly staff. Best French onion soup ever. Panini sandwich was different but delicious. My cousin had pasta fusilli and thought it was dry and could have used more sauce. Didn't plan on ordering dessert, but got talked into trying gelato. When I couldn't decide between two flavors, our server brought both. Amazing! Can't wait to bring my husband here for dinner.

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2nd time here received postcard for $20.00 off and Decided to take my children for lunch. Arrived at 3:20 p.m. ordered 2 appetizers and a meal today. It was my actual birthday. When I gave my postcard to Marcie she said only $10.00 off for lunch. Really confused, the broccoli rabe raviolis are the same price for dinner and lunch also wrong prices on actually bill . Postcard did not mention anything about difference for lunch and dinner "birthday on us". 33 minutes for meal and we were the only ones there. I work in a very busy restraurant in Newark and that its totally unacceptable.

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2nd time here received postcard for $20.00 off and Decided to take my children for lunch. Arrived at 3:20 p.m. ordered 2 appetizers and a meal today. It was my actual birthday. When I gave my postcard to Marcie she said only $10.00 off for lunch. Really confused, the broccoli rabe raviolis are the same price for dinner and lunch also wrong prices on actually bill . Postcard did not mention anything about difference for lunch and dinner "birthday on us". 33 minutes for meal and we were the only ones there. I work in a very busy restraurant in Newark and that its totally unacceptable.

Pros: Nice atmosphere...

Cons: 33 minutes for meal/birthday postcard not honored

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For German-speaking travelers who happen to strand in Newark, DE - like me:
Ich kann dieses Restaurant nur empfehlen :-) Das Essen war wirklich schmackhaft und der junge und frische Service passt zu dem gesamten Ambiente. Ich kann wirklich nicht meckern nur fr mich als Freund von Ross gab es leider keine gro?e Auswahl - dennoch war meine Erfahrung grundstzlich sehr positiv.

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★★★★★

For German-speaking travelers who happen to strand in Newark, DE - like me:
Ich kann dieses Restaurant nur empfehlen :-) Das Essen war wirklich schmackhaft und der junge und frische Service passt zu dem gesamten Ambiente. Ich kann wirklich nicht meckern nur fr mich als Freund von Ross gab es leider keine gro?e Auswahl - dennoch war meine Erfahrung grundstzlich sehr positiv.

Pros: service, food, atmosphere

Cons: Only few Mediteranean wines

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Mothers' Day was not the day to visit. In spite of attentive service and good wine the food was fair at best. Side salads were sub par as well as the sides with my wonderful filet. Were those instant potatoes?

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★☆☆☆☆

Mothers' Day was not the day to visit. In spite of attentive service and good wine the food was fair at best. Side salads were sub par as well as the sides with my wonderful filet. Were those instant potatoes?

Pros: Wine list

Cons: Side salads and sides with main meal

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Not Enjoyable Very Much Off The Shelf Flavors
What Is Up With All These High Rated Reviews?
Stuffing of the Ballot Box Perhaps?
Ok for a salad I'll Get my dinner elswhere Thanks

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Not Enjoyable Very Much Off The Shelf Flavors
What Is Up With All These High Rated Reviews?
Stuffing of the Ballot Box Perhaps?
Ok for a salad I'll Get my dinner elswhere Thanks

Pros: Pretty

Cons: Lacks Taste

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I recently took my girlfriend to Caffe Gelato for dinner. We sat on the porch and had a great evening. I had the Veal Chop and my girlfriend had one of the pasta dishes. Both were delicious! I highly recommend the porch seating because it is a lot quieter than inside and perfect on a warm summer night.

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I recently took my girlfriend to Caffe Gelato for dinner. We sat on the porch and had a great evening. I had the Veal Chop and my girlfriend had one of the pasta dishes. Both were delicious! I highly recommend the porch seating because it is a lot quieter than inside and perfect on a warm summer night.

Pros: Food, Ambience

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Caffe Gelato really impressed me with their friendly staff, excellent food, cozy dining room, and overall quality. It was really cool that they make their own gelato right in the restaurant and have so many flavors! I recommend this place for any occassion.

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★★★★★

Caffe Gelato really impressed me with their friendly staff, excellent food, cozy dining room, and overall quality. It was really cool that they make their own gelato right in the restaurant and have so many flavors! I recommend this place for any occassion.

Pros: service, atmosphere

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You can go to this restaurant for a gourmet meal or you can stop by on the way home from the movie for gelato. It rivals the best gelato I've had in Italy. The atmosphere of the restaurant is upscale but casual, the service is excellent and the food is divine. With the remodeling last year, the prices have gone up, but it is worth every penny.

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You can go to this restaurant for a gourmet meal or you can stop by on the way home from the movie for gelato. It rivals the best gelato I've had in Italy. The atmosphere of the restaurant is upscale but casual, the service is excellent and the food is divine. With the remodeling last year, the prices have gone up, but it is worth every penny.

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The filet mignon here is absolutely fabulous!! It's so tender; it melts in your mouth. Top it off with a dish of gelato and you've had the perfect meal.

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The filet mignon here is absolutely fabulous!! It's so tender; it melts in your mouth. Top it off with a dish of gelato and you've had the perfect meal.

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I've been meaning to try Caffe Gelato for a meal (I've stopped by for their wonderful gelato before) and I finally had dinner on Friday night. I was really impressed with the food, and the service and the atmosphere. What a great addition to a classy setting to have a violinist! We really enjoyed the music. It just made the evening perfect. I will definitely be back soon.

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I've been meaning to try Caffe Gelato for a meal (I've stopped by for their wonderful gelato before) and I finally had dinner on Friday night. I was really impressed with the food, and the service and the atmosphere. What a great addition to a classy setting to have a violinist! We really enjoyed the music. It just made the evening perfect. I will definitely be back soon.

Pros: I think the violinist at dinner made a nice addition to the ambience

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I took my girlfriend here for our anniversary. I called 3 days ahead to make a reservation for a quiet/private booth. The said they would and when we arrived they sat us in the second table from the front door. It was so loud that we couldn't hear eachother from accross the table. It took me three times to ask servers or hostesses and 20 minutes to finally move us to an okay table in the back. Although it was still by the bathrooms. By this time, the mood of the evening was pretty much shot. After our move, the waiter was very pleasant and food was okay for the price. Also, the lighting was horrible, we had one candle on our table. When a elderly group sat next to us, they were complaining as well so we gave them our candle so they could actually read their menus.

I dont think we will return due to their lack of accomodation and the lack of caring that we were upset about our seating/ruined evening. Also, the food was not what we paid for. If you do want to try this resturaunt and are looking for a nice evening, make it VERY clear that you want one of the private, "half circle" booths on the side of the room.

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I took my girlfriend here for our anniversary. I called 3 days ahead to make a reservation for a quiet/private booth. The said they would and when we arrived they sat us in the second table from the front door. It was so loud that we couldn't hear eachother from accross the table. It took me three times to ask servers or hostesses and 20 minutes to finally move us to an okay table in the back. Although it was still by the bathrooms. By this time, the mood of the evening was pretty much shot. After our move, the waiter was very pleasant and food was okay for the price. Also, the lighting was horrible, we had one candle on our table. When a elderly group sat next to us, they were complaining as well so we gave them our candle so they could actually read their menus.

I dont think we will return due to their lack of accomodation and the lack of caring that we were upset about our seating/ruined evening. Also, the food was not what we paid for. If you do want to try this resturaunt and are looking for a nice evening, make it VERY clear that you want one of the private, "half circle" booths on the side of the room.

Pros: Service

Cons: Ambience, Food, Accomodation

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The lunch is to die for! the Panini's are absolutly amazing...appetizers...everything! I've heard their brunch is great too! Dinner was not really my style though, it was all Italian food I'd never be in the mood for or crave at a restaurant that expensive.

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The lunch is to die for! the Panini's are absolutly amazing...appetizers...everything! I've heard their brunch is great too! Dinner was not really my style though, it was all Italian food I'd never be in the mood for or crave at a restaurant that expensive.

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The gelato is absolutely amazing! I couldn't get enough. The portions are generous, but the gelato is a bit pricey. However, it is definitely worth the splurge!

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The gelato is absolutely amazing! I couldn't get enough. The portions are generous, but the gelato is a bit pricey. However, it is definitely worth the splurge!

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I took my girlfriend here for our 2 year anniversary, and I was very surprised at how classy this place was. The atmosphere was very romantic...loved the candles in the walls. It looked very new, and for such a classy place it wasn't too expensive. We both got a pasta dish, and they tasted very fresh. The portions are big, but it tasted just as good the next day. The lighting could have been a little brighter, but the service was very friendly and helpful and the food was awesome, so it was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary.

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I took my girlfriend here for our 2 year anniversary, and I was very surprised at how classy this place was. The atmosphere was very romantic...loved the candles in the walls. It looked very new, and for such a classy place it wasn't too expensive. We both got a pasta dish, and they tasted very fresh. The portions are big, but it tasted just as good the next day. The lighting could have been a little brighter, but the service was very friendly and helpful and the food was awesome, so it was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary.

Pros: food, service, atmosphere

Cons: lighting too dark

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I came here for lunch...the paninis are SO good. I was amazed at how good it was...definitely worth the price. I also got gelato at the end, and it was the best ice cream I have had in a while. It was the absolute perfect lunch and I recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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I came here for lunch...the paninis are SO good. I was amazed at how good it was...definitely worth the price. I also got gelato at the end, and it was the best ice cream I have had in a while. It was the absolute perfect lunch and I recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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Food, drink and dessert are all fabulous at this restaurant in the heart of Newark's college town. If you are visiting for a U of D game make sure you stop here for at least one of your meals.

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Food, drink and dessert are all fabulous at this restaurant in the heart of Newark's college town. If you are visiting for a U of D game make sure you stop here for at least one of your meals.

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I have never been one to go onto the internet and write reviews, but I feel that Caffe Gelato needs to receive the recognition it deserves. My fiancee and I recently dined at Caffe Gelato and I have to say that it was one of the most positive experiences I've ever had. We were greeted very warmly when we entered the restaurant and were treated with nothing but respect and kindness for the whole night. Not to mention the food, which is absolutely outstanding! I am definitely recommending this restaurant to my family and friends and anyone that wishes to have an amazing meal along with a classy atmosphere. Keep up the good work!!!

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I have never been one to go onto the internet and write reviews, but I feel that Caffe Gelato needs to receive the recognition it deserves. My fiancee and I recently dined at Caffe Gelato and I have to say that it was one of the most positive experiences I've ever had. We were greeted very warmly when we entered the restaurant and were treated with nothing but respect and kindness for the whole night. Not to mention the food, which is absolutely outstanding! I am definitely recommending this restaurant to my family and friends and anyone that wishes to have an amazing meal along with a classy atmosphere. Keep up the good work!!!

Pros: Food, classy atmosphere (very romantic), wonderful service

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We have visited Caffe Gelato twice. Our first experience was fantastic. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Our experience Saturday was less than satisfactory. While the food was still delicious the service was horrible. We were at the restaurant for 2-1/2 hours and it was just the 2 of us. While I do not enjoy being rushed I feel this was a little extensive. Our waiter was practically non-existant. We never got a bread basket even though we asked for it. We were never offered pepper for our salads though other tables around us were. The waiter never asked if we'd like a 2nd drink. When we finally got our entrees he never came back to check if everything was okay. When we told the gentleman serving water we would like to speak to the manger he sent our waiter instead. He couldn't understand why we were upset and then quickly asked if we'd like dessert. When he brought the bill we had been overcharged. I was also disappointed with the noise level in the restaurant. And, I agree with other reviewers that the pasta dishes are overpriced. I don't think I'll get my husband to go back.

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We have visited Caffe Gelato twice. Our first experience was fantastic. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Our experience Saturday was less than satisfactory. While the food was still delicious the service was horrible. We were at the restaurant for 2-1/2 hours and it was just the 2 of us. While I do not enjoy being rushed I feel this was a little extensive. Our waiter was practically non-existant. We never got a bread basket even though we asked for it. We were never offered pepper for our salads though other tables around us were. The waiter never asked if we'd like a 2nd drink. When we finally got our entrees he never came back to check if everything was okay. When we told the gentleman serving water we would like to speak to the manger he sent our waiter instead. He couldn't understand why we were upset and then quickly asked if we'd like dessert. When he brought the bill we had been overcharged. I was also disappointed with the noise level in the restaurant. And, I agree with other reviewers that the pasta dishes are overpriced. I don't think I'll get my husband to go back.

Pros: Food has always been outstanding

Cons: Customer service sporatic; some entrees overpriced

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My husband and I had Caffe Gelato cater our son's First Communion party at our house. They brought everything they needed, even the chef and servers! We had alot of family from out of town and they loved the food and service. The best part about it, my husband and I did not have to do any of the work and could focus on spending time with friends and family! Would highly recommend.

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My husband and I had Caffe Gelato cater our son's First Communion party at our house. They brought everything they needed, even the chef and servers! We had alot of family from out of town and they loved the food and service. The best part about it, my husband and I did not have to do any of the work and could focus on spending time with friends and family! Would highly recommend.

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My wife and I and our friends thoroughly enjoyed the wine dinner held in honor of Thomas Jefferson. The speaker was excellent. I highly recommend attending a future wine dinner night.

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My wife and I and our friends thoroughly enjoyed the wine dinner held in honor of Thomas Jefferson. The speaker was excellent. I highly recommend attending a future wine dinner night.

Pros: Informative Speaker, Entertaining Wine Night

Cons: Renovations are nice but acoustics still can improve

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As an extablishment trying to portray itself as "fine dining", Caffe Gelato should look within itself and embrace all that comes with this title. Attempting to cover up bad or unfavorable reviews on their own website is hardly the way to conduct an honest business in such a cut-throat industry. Perhaps the food, beverage and service should be what speaks for the company and not the owner trying to cover up his lack of committment to what is truly valuable to the guests.

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★☆☆☆☆

As an extablishment trying to portray itself as "fine dining", Caffe Gelato should look within itself and embrace all that comes with this title. Attempting to cover up bad or unfavorable reviews on their own website is hardly the way to conduct an honest business in such a cut-throat industry. Perhaps the food, beverage and service should be what speaks for the company and not the owner trying to cover up his lack of committment to what is truly valuable to the guests.

Cons: The doors are open.

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I TOTALLY RESCIND MY OPINION REGARDING CAFE GELATO. RYAN, THE OWNER, THROUGH HIS DEDICATION TO GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE AND OWNERSHIP, MADE THE PAST SITUATION RIGHT. HE IS TO BE COMMENDED. HE WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE PAST OCCURANCE, LEARN FROM IT AND MAKE IT BETTER. I WILL RETURN AND I WILL SEND OTHERS TO CAFE GELATO. RYAN DESERVES A ROUND OF APPLAUSE. THANKS RYAN!!

KEVIN

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I TOTALLY RESCIND MY OPINION REGARDING CAFE GELATO. RYAN, THE OWNER, THROUGH HIS DEDICATION TO GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE AND OWNERSHIP, MADE THE PAST SITUATION RIGHT. HE IS TO BE COMMENDED. HE WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE PAST OCCURANCE, LEARN FROM IT AND MAKE IT BETTER. I WILL RETURN AND I WILL SEND OTHERS TO CAFE GELATO. RYAN DESERVES A ROUND OF APPLAUSE. THANKS RYAN!!

KEVIN

Pros: buss girl!!!!!!!!!!! candles in the walls.

Cons: attitudes, small exspensive salads, certain service providers, food combinations

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My boyfriend and I went out to dinner and had never been to this place. It was very nice inside, and I had recently heard that an addition had been added. The place was beautiful, awesome candles in the wall and everything looked very classy. We didnt wait for a table at all, got seated and given our menus and soon after was greeted by our waitress. Our waitress was very nice and was very attentive to our table. We ordered the calamari which was delicious, along with some salads that could have used a little bit more dressing, but were delicious as well. I ordered a special, the mahi mahi and the presentation matched the taste. My boyfriend got the ravioli and he loved that as well. Both meals were large enough where we could take some home, def got more than you pay for. The gelato was great for dessert, Ive never tried any but it was very tasty. Overall, I loved the atmosphere, service and food. The place is a little pricey, but it was an occasion for us... so why not.

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I went out to dinner and had never been to this place. It was very nice inside, and I had recently heard that an addition had been added. The place was beautiful, awesome candles in the wall and everything looked very classy. We didnt wait for a table at all, got seated and given our menus and soon after was greeted by our waitress. Our waitress was very nice and was very attentive to our table. We ordered the calamari which was delicious, along with some salads that could have used a little bit more dressing, but were delicious as well. I ordered a special, the mahi mahi and the presentation matched the taste. My boyfriend got the ravioli and he loved that as well. Both meals were large enough where we could take some home, def got more than you pay for. The gelato was great for dessert, Ive never tried any but it was very tasty. Overall, I loved the atmosphere, service and food. The place is a little pricey, but it was an occasion for us... so why not.

Pros: awesome food/service

Cons: more dressing for salads, i wish they also had a martini list

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Gelato is in the tittle, so expect the best!
They also offer delicious food, and a good wine selection.

Mid range prices, great people watching if you sit on the patio, and great location.

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★★★★☆

Gelato is in the tittle, so expect the best!
They also offer delicious food, and a good wine selection.

Mid range prices, great people watching if you sit on the patio, and great location.

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While the dinners and lunches at Cafe Gelato are extremely tasteful, their best "hidden" gem is definitely their Sunday brunch. It is reasonably priced and tastes delightful! It is not you typical brunch, rather a fusion of your regular breakfast items (eggs, french toast, waffles, etc.) with some unexpected flair ( seafood omelet, apple and brie omelet, paella, and paninis). We have been dining at Cafe Gelato for years and recently discovered the brunch and absolutely love it - it has become a Sunday favorite!

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★★★★★

While the dinners and lunches at Cafe Gelato are extremely tasteful, their best "hidden" gem is definitely their Sunday brunch. It is reasonably priced and tastes delightful! It is not you typical brunch, rather a fusion of your regular breakfast items (eggs, french toast, waffles, etc.) with some unexpected flair ( seafood omelet, apple and brie omelet, paella, and paninis). We have been dining at Cafe Gelato for years and recently discovered the brunch and absolutely love it - it has become a Sunday favorite!

Pros: Great food, easy validated parking

Cons: Wine dinners fill up fast

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Cafe Gelato is my preferred lunchtime restaurant in Newark. Prices are very affordable and there is never any waiting for a table. The Panini sandwiches are the best you will get anywhere in Delaware and the same can be said of the Gelato selection. Coming to Cafe Gelato and not ordering some gelato would be like going to Disney World and not getting on any rides! I recommend trying the gelato flavor of the month because it changes monthly and is always unique but good. This is not the typical cookie-cutter restaurant that you see everywhere else in Newark and that is what makes it great. I work in a building down the road and come to this restaurant a couple times a month and the service has never been anything less than satisfactory. Come here before or after the peak lunchtime hours for the best service if you are a diner that requires constant attention. They do a good job. I have only come here for dinner maybe two times because I don't go out for dinner too often but both times have been positive experiences. The girls I took here really liked it and I thought the dinner menu was great as I am a big fan of Mediterranean cuisine! If you are a guy looking for a great date restaurant and have not been here yet you definately need to try it, just take out that girl you've had your eye on if you don't have a wife! Plus now they have a brand new bar, although I haven't been there to experience it yet, so you have to like it! Oh yea, park in the parking lot behind the restaurant to avoid the annoying mainstreet parking situation, the restaurant will validate your parking. Hope this has been of some help! Now that the renovations are complete I would rate it higher than Highly Recommended if I could, cause this place rocks! Sorry I'm passionate about great restaurants, but this is one of the states very best!

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Cafe Gelato is my preferred lunchtime restaurant in Newark. Prices are very affordable and there is never any waiting for a table. The Panini sandwiches are the best you will get anywhere in Delaware and the same can be said of the Gelato selection. Coming to Cafe Gelato and not ordering some gelato would be like going to Disney World and not getting on any rides! I recommend trying the gelato flavor of the month because it changes monthly and is always unique but good. This is not the typical cookie-cutter restaurant that you see everywhere else in Newark and that is what makes it great. I work in a building down the road and come to this restaurant a couple times a month and the service has never been anything less than satisfactory. Come here before or after the peak lunchtime hours for the best service if you are a diner that requires constant attention. They do a good job. I have only come here for dinner maybe two times because I don't go out for dinner too often but both times have been positive experiences. The girls I took here really liked it and I thought the dinner menu was great as I am a big fan of Mediterranean cuisine! If you are a guy looking for a great date restaurant and have not been here yet you definately need to try it, just take out that girl you've had your eye on if you don't have a wife! Plus now they have a brand new bar, although I haven't been there to experience it yet, so you have to like it! Oh yea, park in the parking lot behind the restaurant to avoid the annoying mainstreet parking situation, the restaurant will validate your parking. Hope this has been of some help! Now that the renovations are complete I would rate it higher than Highly Recommended if I could, cause this place rocks! Sorry I'm passionate about great restaurants, but this is one of the states very best!

Pros: Great atmosphere, awesome food, new bar and more space!

Cons: That all restaurants can't be more like this one!

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Caffe Gelato is far and above the top restaurant in Newark and the surrounding area. The restaurant offers Northern Mediterranean cuisine, with lots of pasta, seafood, and meat entrees. One previous review cited an unchanging menu as one of the cons of the restaurant, yet when I was there two nights back, our server pointed out three new appetizers, two new entrees, a new pasta dish, and the daily specials sheet, which features five distinct entrees for dinner every night. We sat in the newly-renovated side of the restaurant in one of the spacious booths on the side. The lighting is perfect, complete with candles on the wall and a romantic, intimate, but not overwhelming atmosphere. There was also a classic violinist playing while we were there. Even though the restaurant was packed with customers, the service was great, with friendly hosts, competent management, and an attentive wait staff. We never felt cramped or confined. I had the Mediterranean pasta, the creamy feta sauce was perfect and my girlfriend had the fennel salmon, which was exquisite. The owner came by our table, chatted with us for a few minutes, and even took us on a personal tour of the newly renovated part. Although the hostess offered to check our coats, I would recommend holding on to yours, as it can be a little drafty in the new part of the restaurant. Other than that, our dining experience was great and Caffe Gelato is highly recommended!

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★★★★★

Caffe Gelato is far and above the top restaurant in Newark and the surrounding area. The restaurant offers Northern Mediterranean cuisine, with lots of pasta, seafood, and meat entrees. One previous review cited an unchanging menu as one of the cons of the restaurant, yet when I was there two nights back, our server pointed out three new appetizers, two new entrees, a new pasta dish, and the daily specials sheet, which features five distinct entrees for dinner every night. We sat in the newly-renovated side of the restaurant in one of the spacious booths on the side. The lighting is perfect, complete with candles on the wall and a romantic, intimate, but not overwhelming atmosphere. There was also a classic violinist playing while we were there. Even though the restaurant was packed with customers, the service was great, with friendly hosts, competent management, and an attentive wait staff. We never felt cramped or confined. I had the Mediterranean pasta, the creamy feta sauce was perfect and my girlfriend had the fennel salmon, which was exquisite. The owner came by our table, chatted with us for a few minutes, and even took us on a personal tour of the newly renovated part. Although the hostess offered to check our coats, I would recommend holding on to yours, as it can be a little drafty in the new part of the restaurant. Other than that, our dining experience was great and Caffe Gelato is highly recommended!

Pros: great food, good service, newly renovated atmosphere, easy parking

Cons: slightly cold in the restaurant from the draft

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We went to Gelato on Saturday night and had Valentines Day dinner. They do a special menu for a few days in a row so you don't have to out on one of the most busy nights of the year, what a great idea. Every thing was great from the food to the service and it looked like they had some renavations done, there is just so much space. We cant wait to go there again soon, we heard they have a new chef and new menu items so we are going back soon.

2
★★★★★

We went to Gelato on Saturday night and had Valentines Day dinner. They do a special menu for a few days in a row so you don't have to out on one of the most busy nights of the year, what a great idea. Every thing was great from the food to the service and it looked like they had some renavations done, there is just so much space. We cant wait to go there again soon, we heard they have a new chef and new menu items so we are going back soon.

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Wow. Caffe Gelato has pretty much the best gelato all around. There is an entire display case filled with about 24 different types of gelato, from raspberry, to my personal favorite, baccio (a chocolate hazelnut). What makes it even better is the free samples you get before deciding on which decedent flavor to get. Not only is the gelato amazing, but also the food. We have had many events catered by Caffe Gelato, each with a different menu. Everything is delicious, and the presentation in incredible. If you ever need a party or event catered so you are able to socialize and enjoy yourself, Caffe Gelato is the place to call. By having our events catered, we had one less thing to worry about and could focus on having a good time. The servers who come are very professional and do their best to accomodate you and your needs. Overall, I would definately reccomend Caffe Gelato to anyone!!!!!!!!! Also, they just expanded the restaurant into the former music store next door, so there is much more seating available and it is just beautiful! There is a new bar and wine cellar and the ambiance is incredible.

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★★★★★

Wow. Caffe Gelato has pretty much the best gelato all around. There is an entire display case filled with about 24 different types of gelato, from raspberry, to my personal favorite, baccio (a chocolate hazelnut). What makes it even better is the free samples you get before deciding on which decedent flavor to get. Not only is the gelato amazing, but also the food. We have had many events catered by Caffe Gelato, each with a different menu. Everything is delicious, and the presentation in incredible. If you ever need a party or event catered so you are able to socialize and enjoy yourself, Caffe Gelato is the place to call. By having our events catered, we had one less thing to worry about and could focus on having a good time. The servers who come are very professional and do their best to accomodate you and your needs. Overall, I would definately reccomend Caffe Gelato to anyone!!!!!!!!! Also, they just expanded the restaurant into the former music store next door, so there is much more seating available and it is just beautiful! There is a new bar and wine cellar and the ambiance is incredible.

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Caffe Gelato continues to be our favorite place to visit for a great meal and relaxing, candle-lit atmosphere. The recent expansion of the dining area is beautiful and has allowed for more spacious seating, while maintaining the excellent food and service that makes Caffe Gelato the best dining experience around.

The Pork Tenderloin With Mushroom Risotto is quite possibly the best meal around. We're already looking forward to our next visit.

2
★★★★★

Caffe Gelato continues to be our favorite place to visit for a great meal and relaxing, candle-lit atmosphere. The recent expansion of the dining area is beautiful and has allowed for more spacious seating, while maintaining the excellent food and service that makes Caffe Gelato the best dining experience around.

The Pork Tenderloin With Mushroom Risotto is quite possibly the best meal around. We're already looking forward to our next visit.

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My husband and I enjoy a night at Caffe Gelato. The quaint, intimate atmosphere sets it apart from the cookie cutter franchise restaurants in the area. If you have the opportunity to dine on Friday or Saturday night you will be pleasantly seranaded by a classical violinist. This made for a very romantic dining experience. The food was fantastic, sevicer was attentive to all our needs allowing us to enjoy the music and our meal.

2
★★★★★

My husband and I enjoy a night at Caffe Gelato. The quaint, intimate atmosphere sets it apart from the cookie cutter franchise restaurants in the area. If you have the opportunity to dine on Friday or Saturday night you will be pleasantly seranaded by a classical violinist. This made for a very romantic dining experience. The food was fantastic, sevicer was attentive to all our needs allowing us to enjoy the music and our meal.

Pros: Ambience

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It's always a pleasant experience @ Caffe Gelato. The food is consistently excellent, the waitstaff is attentive, and the owner Michael is visible and available ensuring that his guests are pleased. Get on the mailing list to enjoy the frequent special deals - it keeps us coming back & we're never disappointed Free validated parking behind the restaurant makes eating in downtown Newark a breeze.

2
★★★★★

It's always a pleasant experience @ Caffe Gelato. The food is consistently excellent, the waitstaff is attentive, and the owner Michael is visible and available ensuring that his guests are pleased. Get on the mailing list to enjoy the frequent special deals - it keeps us coming back & we're never disappointed Free validated parking behind the restaurant makes eating in downtown Newark a breeze.

Pros: Food quality & attentive staff

Cons: Some tables should be avoided, particularly at restaurant entrance

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I went to Caffe Gelato on Main Street with a group of friends earlier this week. The menu has been recently updated with the expansion of the restaurant. We sat on the new side and tried some new menu items. The service was great and the overall experience left us very satisfied. I would highly recommend visiting Caffe Gelato restaurant and I plan on returning.

2
★★★★★

I went to Caffe Gelato on Main Street with a group of friends earlier this week. The menu has been recently updated with the expansion of the restaurant. We sat on the new side and tried some new menu items. The service was great and the overall experience left us very satisfied. I would highly recommend visiting Caffe Gelato restaurant and I plan on returning.

Pros: Parking, Service, Ambience

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We've been going to Caffe Gelato since the month it opened! Each and every time the
food has been superb. The menu varies with the season. Just recently I was there with
a friend and the service was fabulous as always. I had an amazing crab and shrimp special...
and the dessert fabulous! Not only have we been to the restaurant for lunch and dinner, we've
been to the wine dinners. We are really looking forward to the upcoming wine dinner on February 24!

2
★★★★★

We've been going to Caffe Gelato since the month it opened! Each and every time the
food has been superb. The menu varies with the season. Just recently I was there with
a friend and the service was fabulous as always. I had an amazing crab and shrimp special...
and the dessert fabulous! Not only have we been to the restaurant for lunch and dinner, we've
been to the wine dinners. We are really looking forward to the upcoming wine dinner on February 24!

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I have been to caffe Gelato several times over the past years with my husband and never before have I been so impressed. The renovation that was recently completed is gorgeous with a great new bar. The service was excellent as usual and the food was incredible. I especially liked the chocolate pyramid dessert!

2
★★★★★

I have been to caffe Gelato several times over the past years with my husband and never before have I been so impressed. The renovation that was recently completed is gorgeous with a great new bar. The service was excellent as usual and the food was incredible. I especially liked the chocolate pyramid dessert!

Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere

Cons: Parking

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I had dinner at Caffe Gelato last night with a couple of friends. We have been to this restaurant at least 6 times previously. The menu is the same all the time.....I haven't been there for 1 year and really expected to see something different. I usually try something I've never had before. The quality of the food has always been good although overpriced. This establishment is very small, so the tables are squeezed together leaving very little room to move about, especially when trying to put your coat on or off. You have to keep your coat with you as there is no other place to put it. When we sat down, two of us almost dumped all the dishes and silverware in the floor because of the tightness and catching the tablecloth with our clothing.

I personally believe that $21 for a pasta dish is ridiculous. It's PASTA nothing extravagant. I ordered what he menu stated as Lump Crab and Shrimp Fusilli. The "lump crab" was dumped on top of the pasta and the crab was cold. There were no "lumps", it looked like it came out of a can - it was very fine and had no taste. There were exactly 4 shrimp. I know because I counted them. A guest at my table ordered the same entree and was also very disappointed. Everything was delicious but, it's very overpriced and you feel like a sardine while trying to enjoy your dinner and have conversation with your guests. The deserts are very overpriced as well, $7 for a small slice of cheesecake is just not worth it. The service was excellent, the waitress very friendly and very accomodating. I just wouldn't recommend this restaurant because even though the food is good, it's predictable and expensive. Since the parking in Newark is attrocious - by the time you get to the restaurant - you are very frustrated anyway. For people who cannot walk even short distances, the public parking lot in the back is difficult. If it hadn't been for a gift card, I would not have made the effort to go.

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★★★☆☆

I had dinner at Caffe Gelato last night with a couple of friends. We have been to this restaurant at least 6 times previously. The menu is the same all the time.....I haven't been there for 1 year and really expected to see something different. I usually try something I've never had before. The quality of the food has always been good although overpriced. This establishment is very small, so the tables are squeezed together leaving very little room to move about, especially when trying to put your coat on or off. You have to keep your coat with you as there is no other place to put it. When we sat down, two of us almost dumped all the dishes and silverware in the floor because of the tightness and catching the tablecloth with our clothing.

I personally believe that $21 for a pasta dish is ridiculous. It's PASTA nothing extravagant. I ordered what he menu stated as Lump Crab and Shrimp Fusilli. The "lump crab" was dumped on top of the pasta and the crab was cold. There were no "lumps", it looked like it came out of a can - it was very fine and had no taste. There were exactly 4 shrimp. I know because I counted them. A guest at my table ordered the same entree and was also very disappointed. Everything was delicious but, it's very overpriced and you feel like a sardine while trying to enjoy your dinner and have conversation with your guests. The deserts are very overpriced as well, $7 for a small slice of cheesecake is just not worth it. The service was excellent, the waitress very friendly and very accomodating. I just wouldn't recommend this restaurant because even though the food is good, it's predictable and expensive. Since the parking in Newark is attrocious - by the time you get to the restaurant - you are very frustrated anyway. For people who cannot walk even short distances, the public parking lot in the back is difficult. If it hadn't been for a gift card, I would not have made the effort to go.

Pros: Service, gelato

Cons: parking, expense, same menu over and over and not as described

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The food at Cafe Gelato is great, but the best thing about it is their homemade Gelato for dessert! If you don't have room after you've eaten a meal there, be sure to take some home for later. You won't regret it!

2
★★★★★

The food at Cafe Gelato is great, but the best thing about it is their homemade Gelato for dessert! If you don't have room after you've eaten a meal there, be sure to take some home for later. You won't regret it!

Pros: Ambience and Gelato

Cons: Spotty service

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If you haven't been to Caffe' Gelato yet, you're missing the hidden treasure in Newark for gelato, brunch, an upscale lunch without the upscale price or a nice dinner out. I've done all, but was there last month for dinner with the family. A family favorite is the daily ravioli special, and particularly the crab ravioli. It was not that day's special but the chef was willing to oblige! The salad was fresh and I recommend the house dressing. The soups were hot and creamy and dinner was filling for all. The teens managed to find room for gelati which my daughter compares favorably to the gelati she had in Rome. The live violinist was a nice treat.

We cannot wait until the addition is open

2
★★★★★

If you haven't been to Caffe' Gelato yet, you're missing the hidden treasure in Newark for gelato, brunch, an upscale lunch without the upscale price or a nice dinner out. I've done all, but was there last month for dinner with the family. A family favorite is the daily ravioli special, and particularly the crab ravioli. It was not that day's special but the chef was willing to oblige! The salad was fresh and I recommend the house dressing. The soups were hot and creamy and dinner was filling for all. The teens managed to find room for gelati which my daughter compares favorably to the gelati she had in Rome. The live violinist was a nice treat.

We cannot wait until the addition is open

Pros: Great daily specials reach beyond "the soup of the day"

Cons: The finicky eater may not find plain enough choices

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I am a lover of Italian food and culture. Having visited Italy many times, I am always on the lookout for new and exciting Italian food. At Cafe Gelato, I found classic recipies with a modern twist. At my last visit I had the black bean pasta with scallops. The sauce was thick, flavorfull and well seasoned. The scallops were fresh and tender. The service was prompt and cheerful. My mother and I had a wonderful evening. The atmosphere very artistic and modern with lots of original artworks. I will be visiting again and again.

2
★★★★★

I am a lover of Italian food and culture. Having visited Italy many times, I am always on the lookout for new and exciting Italian food. At Cafe Gelato, I found classic recipies with a modern twist. At my last visit I had the black bean pasta with scallops. The sauce was thick, flavorfull and well seasoned. The scallops were fresh and tender. The service was prompt and cheerful. My mother and I had a wonderful evening. The atmosphere very artistic and modern with lots of original artworks. I will be visiting again and again.

Pros: Very creative menu and ever changing daily specials.

Cons: Parking can be a little bit of a hassle.

 

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