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del Dente Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.deldente.ca
  • Email: joanner@charcoalgroup.ca
  • Phone: (519) 893-2911
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Daniel McCowan, Jaret Flannigan Chef de Cuisine
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Tavola Room seats 22 people in a private wine themed room. This room is the perfect setting for your next corporate function or dinner meeting with a/v presentation.
  • Private Party Contact: Dianne Balmer (519) 893-1323
  • Special Events & Promotions: Summer in the City on now1 Three course dinner for only $30.00. Visit us at Charcoalgroup.ca for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairway Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large parking facility is shared with Radisson hotel next door.
A word from del Dente
Whether you are celebrating with a group, planning a family birthday or looking for an intimate nook for two, del Dente is a great choice for a night out. Del Dente's vibrant casual setting, open kitchen and comfortable bar are matched with precise and unpretentious service. Chef Jaret Flannigans approachable Italian kitchen cuisine is always prepared with the highest standards and freshest ingredients.

At del Dente we make our pasta from scratch, use only San Marzano tomatoes for our sauce and bake our pizzas in a 600 degree stone hearth pizza oven. Great Italian cuisine is inspired by robust wine; the perfect match can be found by the glass or bottle on our sommelier's wine list. Buon Appetito!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "This time I tried the bruschetta, and boy was I in for a surprise. Best I have ever had. Their pasta's are to die for and the service was excellent. Noice level was pretty loud but well worth it nonetheless!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We have been coming to del Dante since it opened. Friendly greeting at front door, service at bar and our waitress, Hilary was excellent as was the food as always. Few changes since our last visit, one being much brighter lighting. Dimmer lights adds to the ambience. There were a few children present, but not a negative distraction. This is a good upper scale restaurant for children to learn dining skills while enjoying delicious food. Thanks!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "5 superb meals around the table. Everything was absolutely delicious. Brittany, our server, made our meal that much better with her knowledge and wit. Can't wait to return. Our guests are still talking about our dinner together."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Had a great dinner just for two. The atmosphere was great. It was busy (even on a Monday!), yet despite the full house, the service was efficient and the staff appeared to actually be having fun. That energy is contagious. What a great night out. Casual dining atmosphere, yet upscale enough to have a great wine list and knowledgeable serving team. The food was well presented and the arrived in good time. Starter salad was refreshing, steak and vino were perfect. What a great way to start the week. We will be back. The online reservation was very easy to navigate."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Our server was Amy Our special occasion was my Sons 21st birthday. All six members of our party love the food. Amy made it a fun and enjoyable experience! It has been a long time since I had been at deldantes We will be back again soon."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "del Dente's has been one of my favourite restaurants for many years. I have referred many family members and friends to del Dente's and everyone walked away saying what an enjoyable time they had and what great good and service. My compliments again to everyone, we had a simply fabulous time and we will be back real soon!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Overall great........somewhat noisy........main beef tenderloin devoid of adequate side vegetables but ok........."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was delicious. I ordered comfort food -- spaghetti and meatballs-- and the pasta was made fresh in-house. The meatballs had the texture and taste of real meat, not the overly processed taste/feel you often find in this kind of dish. And the service was first rate. I am quite hard of hearing and I'd asked for a quiet table. They had reserved a banquette off to the side which was perfect for our party of four. Our waitress was knowledgeable and attentive, and the manager dropped by our table twice to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. It made for an excellent evening out with friends."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "It's been a number of years since we dined at Del Dente, and I'm so glad we went back again. They still have all the things we loved and so many new items to try, we will need to go back. Service was great and very friendly, atmosphere was casual yet classy and comfortable. We loved the fresh pasta and authentic Italian pizza! They will see us again soon..."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Amazing food and great service, I especially liked the bread in a little flour pot."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "3 of our party had the pizza! They were all very happy with their choices. The pizzas were bigger than expected and my husband enjoyed his leftovers the next day too. I found they were very good about my food allergies and were happy to make substitutions where needed. It was a great choice for my daughter's birthday supper."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Once again, del Dante's was a great experience for dinner. The wait staff was exceptional. Our server was named John and he couldn't have been better. The food was top notch as always and the bill was very reasonable. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Romantic and a hit with the date, thank you for the experience!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food was outstanding from app's to dessert. The server was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. It was a perfect night, one for the books."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed our night celebrating our daughter-in-laws birthdays and having the pleasure of enjoying it with our 15 mo & 18 mo old granddaughters. Staff was great accomdating our requests for the little ones."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Located below the Charcoal Steakhouse, del Dente has nice and cozy Mediterranean décor. Very friendly service staff, our server was prompt and caring. The food is great too, I particularly enjoyed the meatball appetiser. Not easy to find such a easy going spot with delicious food in the KW region. Definitely worth coming back to. $120 for drink+app+main+dessert+tip"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I used to go there a lot years ago but hadn't been for a while. I was so glad to return. It's just as good as it was years ago. Had lots of good times there and hope to have many more. It's a great atmosphere. Thank you for making our experience a great one."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Too many times you eat at a restaurant and you wish the server would give you time between apps to enjoy the mood. Well, our last meal on Sat Feb 22nd at Del Dente was excellent in both the food and the service. Chris, our waiter, immediately spotted that we were out to enjoy our anniversary dinner and the meal was raised to a new level because of his excellent service. Management came by at the beginning of the meal and brought a small plate (complimentary) to share....Wow! The mussels were in a brilliant broth (sometimes these broths can be too salty but not here) that we enjoyed all on its own. Overall, the Charcoal Group delivered at Del Dente!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My partner and myself decided to go to Del Dante for our date night. We had made a reservation through open table and when we arrived we were seated right way. Our first table was awful we mentioned that we would like to move and we were taken to a much better table. Our waitress was okay but after us saying we needed a couple minutes with the menu it was about 15 minutes before we saw her again. The food was to die for my partner had the Mac and cheese and I had the chicken tetrazzini both were absolutely delicious. The prices are fair and the free bread is wonderful! I would highly recommend del Dante for any occasion!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We were out with friends we haven't seen in a while so we wanted to have a nice night out. We don't get out often either as it's difficult with small kids. But they're older now and can be left alone, so we're starting to get our pre-children life back! Our server was Katie and she was delightful to say the least. She was very knowledgable of the menu and was able to answer my questions and make suggestions concerning dietary needs. She made it easy for me to decide. I ordered the veal Marsala with extra veg (no starch). Probably the best restaurant meal I've had in years! Thanks to all for making this a very enjoyable evening out with old friends!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is my girlfriend and i's new spot for our wednesday date nights. Wednesdays are build your own pizza night and its great, nice thin crust pizza you can build with your choice of authentic italian topings like smoked provolone and arugula. The staff is great and very welcoming, their service is spot on always asking if they can do something else to make your night more enjoyable. I recommend the ceasar salad and mozzarella frico....we split these and a pizza and our bill is around 30$ before drinks which in my opinion for 3 courses of fresh and delicious food is a great price. I recommend this restaurant to everyone"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "It was a great time! Waited a bit for a server, but they made sure to take care of us by offering a free appetizer. Overall pretty good experience!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Food was good, but not as good as expected. 4 Star Italian, not quite 5. Food 4 star, ambiance 5 star, service 4 star."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The service as absolutely outstanding. The food was delicious and we loved the unique atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and I look forward to my next visit!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our daughter surprised us with a Valentine's Day reservation. Our visit was great: greeted from Happy pleasant women and gent at the reception desk; Amy our server was wonderful, prompt and really paying attention to my request for gluten free pasta, she even brought me some gluten free bread so I didn't have to eat the flower pot bread; Amy also knew the menu well for portion size and types of foods on the menu-- you may think this is basic but many servers do not know the menu; the manager who came over and greeted us and enquired how I liked the gluten free pasta which was a recent addition and told us about how all their pastas were homemade. I was VERY impressed. Well done! You should be proud!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was fantastic! However you need way more veggies with the entrees. I had the Chicken Marsala and my husband had the 7oz Tenderloin. Both of us wished there were more vegetables on ourplates."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The entire reason why I wanted to go here was for the Flaming cheese... Last few times I went we had that as an ap and when we went for valentine's day I was extremely disappointed to find you had taken it off the menu... To me that's what set Del Dante's aside from other restaurants.... Please bring back the flaming cheese!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "If you want Italian this is thee place so stop looking. You found it!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I love going to this place! This is our favorite of all the charcoal group resteraunts because we love the food, atmosphere and the quality of service that you receive. Our last visit here was on valentines day. Every table in the resteraunt was full but the wait staff and the manager made you feel like you were the only one there. They were polite, accurate and fast. We were surprised that the manager came around to every guest and made sure they were comfortable, having a good time and they had everything they needed. The food was spectacular ad always, craft beer list-spot on. And the energy in the place is awesome! Eat here."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We visit this restaurant several times a year and are never disappointed. Food, service and ambiance are all good. Reasonable prices, and a good wine list make this restaurant good for an evening out or a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "It's fun to able to pick our own toppings on the pizza. They have some very interesting toppings to choose from. It's worth going back on Wednesday just for that. Meat and Cheese board was also excellent tonight too."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Not really a great time...wish these forms allowed more characters so I can explain why!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "First time here. Deanna our server was excellent! She was very knowledgeable about the various dishes and bar menu. We couldn't decide on a dish so we each got something and shared it. Deanna had them split the spaghetti and meatballs in the kitchen so we didn't have to. Loved that a lot of their food is from local producers thus lessening their carbon imprint. Manager stopped by and was great to chat to. We will definitely be back. The prices were very reasonable for the quality and service. Drinks, apps, entrée, dessert and coffee for two about $100 with taxes."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The Veal Marsala was tender, tasty and cooked to perfection!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Our server was friendly and prompt. The appetizers and entres were absolutely delicious. The dessert - creme brule, was a little over-cooked and not very creamy, but otherwise it was a great experience."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I am never disappointed with the food or service at Del Dentes. They absolutely never rush you and make a point of telling you to take as much time as you would like. I have never had a single entrée that was not outstanding and the prices are extremely affordable. The service is always friendly and the atmosphere is very relaxed. A perfect place to go for a date, girls night out or family meal."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We went for my birthday and it was a very good experience. The waitress and the food and the appearance of the place were all that we could hope for."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We recently visited Kitchener for an informal company function. Due to the bad weather, lots of snow, high winds and road closures the dinner meeting was cancelled. As it was a Saturday night and we had a hotel booked, we decided to go anyway from Oakville. While at the hotel I used trip advisor etc to review area restaurants and was pleasantly surprised to find this restaurant which was attached to the hotel got very good reviews. Anyway we made reservations and we very pleased with the friendly service and very good food. I even had a special request to add an egg to my pizza, just cracked and dropped into the centre and the did it no problem. They were actually very interested in this lol. Overall very satisfied :)."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I met some friends I hadn't seen for a long time for dinner. It was a great place to meet. The noise wasn't too loud so we were able to talk very comfortably. Our server was attentive but gave us plenty of time to catch up. The food was excellent! Overall, it was a great experience."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We didnt love the food. To be honest my favourite part about Del Dentes, is the flowerpot bread. We both ordered the chicken parm, it was dry, and the noodles were dry and what sauce was on was dry. For a 20 dollar piece of chicken, and a handful of noodles, that is just ridiculous, too over priced. It should have been the best chick parm ive ever had in my life for that cost, or at least i should have had nothing bad to say. My fiance felt the same way about the meal. He was not impressed with the meat at all. Its pretty sad that ive had a better chicken parm at Crabby Joes, which is pub grub which should hold no expectation. But The Charcoal Group - i expected amazing."
    Dined on 1/19/2014