Vita Nova, UD's student-run restaurant, provides experiential training for future leaders in the hospitality industry.

Vita Nova reservations

Vita Nova restaurant now accepting reservations for spring semester


8:08 a.m., Jan. 13, 2014--Vita Nova, the University of Delaware’s student-run restaurant located on the second floor of the Trabant University Center, is now accepting reservations for the spring semester.

Vita Nova opens for lunch Monday, Feb. 17, and for dinner Wednesday, Feb. 19.

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The students offer an award winning lunch buffet Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. and elegant four-course dining Wednesday through Friday from 5:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

For those guests looking for more casual fare, the Darden Bistro, also located on the second floor of Trabant, offers a three-course theatre menu, a tapas style small plate menu, custom cocktails and an extensive wine selection. The Darden Bistro is open Wednesday through Friday from 5:30 p.m.

To make reservations for lunch or dinner, call 302-831-0500 or send email to No reservations are needed for the Darden Bistro.

The Vita Nova Restaurant Laboratory is dedicated to educating tomorrow's hospitality professionals, and is part of the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management within the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics.

HRIM is consistently ranked as one of the top hospitality programs nationwide. Those who dine at Vita Nova are also actively supporting the education of future leaders in the hotel and restaurant industry.

Visit the Vita Nova website for current menus or see the Facebook page.

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