Caffe Gelato

4.5
1542 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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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.

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BRIANH
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

‪GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST, AND ON EARTH PEACE, GOOD WILL TOWARD MEN (LUKE 2:14). ‬

‪MERRY CHRISTMAS IN JESUS CHRIST MIGHTY NAME AMEN!!!

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DavidsonJack
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

CAFFE GELATO - always chef quality, appreciated bday voucher
With such a gloomy and soggy Monday, we chose to lift our spirits after a doctor appointment by having lunch at Caffe Gelato. Quality is always chef level and consistent. I had the tortellini fromaggio and my partner had the chicken panini. Both were tasty and plentiful; my totellini needed a bread accompaniment. Hats off to owner Ryan German for sending us the birthday voucher and for his tasteful addition of wood windows to separate seating during Covid. Always nice to have an Open Table reservation.

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RonaldM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner out for our Anniversary. Everything was great. I just hope they can keep going with the restrictions in place.

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place ! Love the wine and the food! 5 stars

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RuthC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caffe G is always a wonderful dining experience. This last time was unusual in that there
were lines of people waiting to pick up to go orders for their Thanksgiving dinner the
next day. There were very few of us eating in the restaurant that night, buy the food was
still superb. Not sure how they do that----cook all those to go meals and still manage to
do such a good job with the on-site diners' orders. Ryan and his staff are miracle workers,

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vipLavoy
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Set up well for safety under COVID, limited menu but plenty to choose from. Good service.

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Debbie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Caffe Gelato several times. I have never had anything there that wasn't excellent.

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RichW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Definitely will be back.

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Annabelle
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My entrée was the scallops with mushroom risotto with an apple cognac glaze and green beans. It was excellent! I order the scallops frequently at Caffe Gelato and I have never been disappointed. There were so many sliced mushrooms in the risotto, it was almost a meal of its own. I have rarely ever been disappointment at Caffe Gelato. There may be an occasion when service may be a tad slow. It’s usually because they’re so busy, which is a good thing!

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vipYemar
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We sat outside and street noise was high. Otherwise setting, service and food were very good. Will come back.

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PamM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Menu was limited, food was bland and expensive, too much noise in the bar. The waiter felt the need to share his political views and, although I agreed with him, you simply DO NOT share political or religious views in the workplace. Totally unprofessional. Used to really like this place. Will be a long time until I go back.

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Mickeyd
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!!!

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NormanH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food. Good value. Outside seating is typical city scape with a little traffic noise but still charming. Almost always pleasant.

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Alfie
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Restaurant is frequented by U of DE students. Our party of six adults were there for a Sat. lunch. Both the food and service were average, although a couple of us did complain that our food was not hot when delivered to our table.
The acoustics in this restaurant are terrible and absorb none of the loud voices or the clanging of bussed dishes.
An OK restaurant but not for a romantic date.

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lisa
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the meal was excellent and the service was excellent also... Who ambience of the restaurant was beautiful... I was M are disappointed in the music part where in the website it said 4-9... For the alfresco dining... That music did not start until 6... When my husband and I Made reservation for 430... They were setting up.. For an hour and a 1/2... I would have liked to listen to the music more with my Dinner... Was one of the reasons why I picked this restaurant so we could sit outside... Enjoy the Fall Weather... Oh well

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vipNewYorkerInDelaware
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Fall menu pizza options and charred octopus as appetizers. The Diver Scallops were excellent. Service was excellent!

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Walt
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service! Thank-You for your great service.

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KathyM
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, good food, we were able to eat outside.

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AngFalk
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious dinner at Cafe Gelato. This is one of our favorite downtown Newark upscale dinner spot. Only problem was, my husband was a bit cold Bc the gas heater was not near him. Also, lots of drunk college kids screaming while walking by, but hey, I was there once. That doesn’t bother us much.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1