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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

By Dena Hillison February 18, 2022

The University of Delaware’s student-operated and managed restaurant Vita Nova offers fresh gourmet cuisine prepared and served by UD hospitality business management students. As one of the items on the #UDbucketlist, dining at Vita Nova is considered a classic and unique UD tradition.

Located on the second floor of the Trabant University Center, Vita Nova is now open for lunch with a buffet served 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Monday through Friday. Dinner seatings are available from 5:30 – 7 pm Wednesday through Friday. Vita Nova will be closed for spring break starting March 26 and will reopen for service on April 4.

This semester, Vita Nova will present Theater Evenings on select Thursdays and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. offering a 3-course dinner in the Darden Bistro bar for guests of the UD Resident Ensemble Players performances. The Bistro room is also available to rent for private events, perfect for groups up to 24 people looking for a more private dining experience.

For reservations, call 302-831-0500, email vitanova@udel.edu or visit Vita Nova online. Vita Nova lunch menus are posted weekly during the semester on the Vita Nova Facebook page, along with information about upcoming events and dinner menus.