Caffe Gelato

4.5
1563 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, 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 Herb Roasted Rack of Lamb, Pecan Crusted Salmon, Cider Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Pan Roasted Local Free-Range Chicken 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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.5
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Scatspence
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal. Outstanding server.
Quiet private table.

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Cheech
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just awesome service by the staff. Thank you. Walt

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JosephC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All covid restrictions are strictly adhered to... Food is delicious... Service great... Owner exceptional...

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April
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

me and my partner really enjoyed every part of our visit to the caffe. the food was outstanding and the services was also wonderful. We will be returning there in the furture.

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DanielL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Valentine’s Day Brunch.

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out4fun
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

The restaurant was decorated nicely but we were one table away from some kind of industrial floor dryer. The partitions between the booths presented a feeling of claustrophobia. The food was amazing. The waiter seemed to be running a lot. We didn't realize we were walking into a limited menu so that was a bit of a disappointment but the food was amazing! Great job!

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Emily
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Early Valentine’s Dinner was fabulous as always and the greenhouse gave us the comfort to enjoy the evening. Thanks again 💖

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vipAnnetteT
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner! Loved the food and service! Awesome safe environment!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

21rst Bday

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vipGraceL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

One of the best brunches on main street! Great menu.

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Conway
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Food was average, service is lacking, priced too high

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Michael
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Food as always, was delicious. We just had one snafu, it took a while to get our drinks and bread on our table (others who came in after us, were served before us).

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great dinner at Gelato. Only complaint would be timing of everything. From the time our order was placed to the time the apps came out was about 20 minutes. A bit long, but no issue. But not even 5 minutes later, dinner arrived. Apps were a salad and cheese board, nothing cooked. Leads me to believe they were sitting for the steak and lamb to come out so close behind. Luckily, because the apps weren’t cooked, we abandoned those and moved to our entrees, then came back to the cheese board at the end. They did run out of our dessert of choice, so a quick walk down to the cookie store worked out as well. Overall an enjoyable dining experience. Glad we made it out during the pandemic.

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AlvinaQ
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved every moment and are so happy we reserved and enjoyed the entire evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Took a while to get a waiter to see pay attention. In fairness, they were very busy and apologetic.

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Gail
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant week special was outstanding and a great value. I really wanted dessert but was too full from dinner! Their bread and dipping oil is so tasty, don't have too much, save room for the meal! Steaks were done just right, scallop appetizer was fantastic, lobster chowder also amazing.

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CherylM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wonderful experience.

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viprabbitandowl
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

They get a special A+ for “best Covid-era ambience” and the service was excellent.

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Meghan
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Little neck clams were amazing. The filet was delicious. Banana crepes and gelato were very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great staff. Great night!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

my friends credit cards were over charged very shady

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely! Barriers were significant in size and BEAUTIFUL. Customers were spaced apart and it was a safe and delicious experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Food was good. Service was terrible. We had reservations at 7. We finally got seated at 730 and we left at 10, not because we were talking and taking our time... no it was the service. It was so bad that we did not even have our silver ware until after they served first dish. We didn’t have it for the bread and no bread plates. The service was so slow, they put the dessert that came with the special in a box because they had to close at 10, which I understand but 2.5 hrs is ridiculous. To top it off, the server was so bad, he delivered 3 of the “7 courses” twice so technically I got 10 courses. However I had to remind him my meal came with drinks, he never asked.

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KyleA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my girlfriend out to dinner for New Years and we both had an enjoyable time. It was a pretty penny for dinner, but was definitely enjoyable. I have interest in dining again next New Years.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding, as always!

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Dattrini
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday Brunch was amazing!!! It is a little pricey but definitely worth it. BOTTOMLESS Mimosas for $15 a person is a pretty great deal.

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vipJaneN
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great dinner dishes, including homemade butternut ravioli and salmon with risotto. Excellent wine selections and cocktails. The hazelnut chocolate dessert crepes is magnificent and a huge portion—and I ate the whole thing!

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banks
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

I wish someone had called us to let us know we could not be seated inside together. When I made the reservation for 6 indoors the site accepted it. We were forced to sit out on porch alone - no other patrons. Chilly. I understand the new mandates are the reason, but it was an expensive meal and I wish we knew do I could have ordered out or canceled.