Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Emperor Caligula famously elevated a plate of lasagna to the Roman Senate. Feast on political recipes with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $15 for $30 worth of Northern Italian for dinner
- $7 for $15 worth of Northern Italian for lunch
- $7 for $15 worth of Sunday-brunch
Dinner options include gluten-free roasted organic chicken atop sauteed mushrooms, truffled parmigiano risotto, and organic vegetables ($25.75), and frutti di mare—shrimp, littleneck clams, Prince Edward Island mussels, and calamari sautéed with garlic, crushed red pepper, and white wine resting on house-crafted linguini pasta ($23.50). Lunch features basil-pesto-chicken panini on fresh-baked focaccia ($10.99), and Sunday brunch includes entrees such as crème brûlée french toast ($11.99) and a crab-and-asparagus omelet ($12.49). All menus notate gluten-free options.
Caffe Gelato sates appetites with Northern Italian and French- and Mediterranean-inspired fare, house-made gelato, and vino from a 1,500-bottle cellar, all of which has amassed the restaurant an impressive collection of praise and awards from the likes of Delaware Today and Wine Spectator. Meats such as filet mignon and prosciutto-wrapped veal appear alongside a rotating collection of seafood entrees, such as pan-seared scallops, truffle maple-roasted salmon, and local line-caught rockfish. House-made pappardelle and linguine pastas entangle ingredients ranging from littleneck clams to lump crab to chiffonade-cut basil. Twenty-four rotating flavors of gelato are crafted on the restaurant’s premises, delighting tongues with a chocolate-hazelnut blend or scoops of raspberry. Sommeliers strap on their headlamps and crampons to belay into the caverns of the restaurant’s opulent wine cellar, where more than 100 varietals nestle in bottles.
Half-moon booths welcome companionable groups among sunny yellow-and-red-orange walls in the dining room, and the gleam of a granite bar inspires tipplers to toast the memory of loyal pet rocks.