Caffe Gelato

4.6
1593 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

I always had a great meal at Cafe Gelato. Haven’t been since the update to interior, it’s beautiful. Celebrating a birthday dinner. Service was sub par, was surprised as it’s been great in the past. Food was average for the price, was looking forward to a great meal. The table next to us was experiencing the same issues with service and returned their dinner 3 times before they got it right. I really like this place and hope this was just a bad experience due to how difficult it is to hire staff.

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Alex
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

What a great night out here! This was place was perfect for our date, the food was to die for, and the gelato was so good that I was surprised I had the room to finish it all. 10/10 recommend

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JoeBDE
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I’ve been coming here for over a decade. Current host is a bit rude, just got some attitude. It’s good food and a good ambience and I keep coming back and don’t let the guy who you spend 10 seconds interacting with ruin the experience.

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Michael
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience2

Food as always was excellent! Service was poor due to a holiday, I guess. Usually service is excellent, but Mother's day.....

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vipHowardB
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time my wife and I were out to restaurant with newest granddaughter. It was great. We had our own enclosed dining area so we could enjoy the restaurant with a one-plus year old and her parents. Food and service were was great. Thoroughly enjoyed evening! We will be back!!

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Klev
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love your restaurant! Everything!

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vipDenneciaC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite places for brunch! Always great service, yummy food, and clean, relaxing, romantic ambience!

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vipSueD
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Love cafe gelato however there must have been a miss in the server as we were seated for a good 10 minutes before anyone came over. Once finally serviced food and drink were excellent as always!

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vipBobC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Al fresco night in Newark. Great seating at Gelato’s for watching all the folks go by.

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MaryR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Both our meals were outstanding. The only negative was there was an overhead pipe that dripped water on my head twice.

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DebbieL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

We have been to Caffe Gelato in the past and have really enjoyed our experience. The food is always good. Unfortunately, the service was really bad. It was pretty crowded at Sunday Brunch, but they should have anticipated the crowd. The waitstaff was inattentive - not asking if we wanted more coffee, tea or water. Three of the four breakfasts were delivered and the fourth showed up about 15 minutes later. Someone in our group asked for corn chowder soup and mushroom soup showed up. The waitstaff apologized because the corn chowder wasn't supposed to be on the menu. Someone asked for hot sauce for his eggs and it was delivered 15 minutes later after his eggs were cold.

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vipMartelN
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

By far my favorite eatery and experience in Newark.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
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
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dinner as always and a very safe environment.

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vipNewYorkerInDelaware
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 2 April 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
87 reviews
Dined on 30 March 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
3 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Every employee looks either fearful or snooty

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 March 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
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 March 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
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Matt was so attentive !!!

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JeffD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 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
7 reviews
Dined on 12 March 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 8 March 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
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always outstanding service and the best food.

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vipCraigR
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 6 March 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
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 March 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
12 reviews