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The students in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management welcome you to our Vita Nova dining room. "Vita Nova" in Latin signifies new life or a new beginning. It is appropriate for our evening dining operation since it is the last applied classroom experience for our students prior to beginning a new life in the hospitality business.
The food and service for your dining experience is the responsibility of students who rotate each day through 17 different positions. The person making your salad tonight could be the Manager of the Day or Team Captain tomorrow. There are also students you don't see in the kitchen cooking, baking and evaluating the previous day's operation. This process ensures each student a controlled educational experience in both management and skill-level assignments. The hospitality industry values students who have applied their theoretical knowledge in a hands-on environment. This premier classroom is dedicated to educating tomorrow's hospitality professionals.
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|Lunch: 11:30am - 12:30pm Monday through Friday||Dinner: 5:30pm - 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday|
Vita Nova is open for Lunch service on Tuesday, September 3 and for dinner service on Wednesday, September 4. Our last Dinner service will be on Friday, November 22 and our last Lunch service will be on Wednesday, December 4.
We will start accepting reservations for the Fall semester on Monday, August 5th.
Due to the celebration of our 25th Anniversary, Vita Nova will be closed to the public on the following dates:
October 3 : Lunch and Dinner
October 16 - 18 : Dinner
Please note: Reservations are not required for the Darden Bistro. Hours of Operation for the Darden Bistro: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 5:30 - 8:30 pm.
2nd Floor - Trabant University Center, 17 W. Main St., Newark, DE 19716.
Directions to Vita Nova By Car from the North: Take I-95 South to Delaware Exit 1B, Route 896 North. Continue past Delaware Stadium to campus. At the fifth light, turn left onto Main Street. The entrance to the parking garage is on the left. The Trabant University Center is next to the garage. Vita Nova is located on the second floor in the Trabant University Center.
By Car from the South: Take I-95 North to the 896 North exit. Continue past Delaware Stadium to campus. At the fifth light, turn left onto Main Street. The entrance to the parking garage is on the left. The Trabant University Center is next to the garage. Vita Nova is located on the second floor in the Trabant University Center.
(302) 831-0500 - Reservations are required.
You may make a reservation by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and UD Purchasing Cards.
Gift Certificates are available. Please call 302-831-0500 or see a member of the Vita Nova staff.