Vita Nova, the University of Delaware’s student-operated gourmet restaurant in the Trabant University Center, is back and better than ever. After closing for renovations, it has re-opened with its award-winning weekday lunch buffet and four-course dinners Wednesday through Friday. For those who prefer casual fare, the Bistro offers a three-course theater menu for guests going to performances on campus, as well as a tapas-style small plate menu and an extensive beverage selection. 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 in UD’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics. For reservations, call 831-0500, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Open Table website.