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del Dente Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.deldente.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
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, 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: Meredith Roberts (519) 894-0110 x2109

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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Diner Reviews
  • "The host catered to us from the moment we walked and even helped when my son was served a leaky cup. The cup was replaced quickly and the mess was cleaned up on the spot. The food was fabulous and the portion sizes were spot on. My son and I are dairy intolerant and they accomodated that with ease. They also have delicious homemade gluten free penne pasta for those looking to avoid wheat/gluten. And as it was an anniversary dinner my husband and I were served complimentary champagne which was a delightful surprise. The kids got to choose a small parting gift from the treasure chest at the host table."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Good food for dates and special occasions. Always a pleasant experience. Keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I have been a frequent customer to Del Dente's for a number of years (10+) and have always received excellent service. I was at the restaurant again this past Saturday and we received our food much quicker then usual (came out 10 minutes after ordering and before the bread). I didn't say anything to the wait staff (wasn't a big deal to me since I was hungry) and when the bill came they gave our deserts "on the house!". It just goes to show you what excellent service is. We didn't make mention that the food came out early but the staff realized this. With regards to the food, it was excellent (10 out of 10) as always. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone visiting or living in Kitchener."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "When you enter the restaurant the host greets you with an awesome smile!we made reservations but it really wasn't necessary on a Sunday. Flower pot bread was really good! That herb butter - yum! Mussels are to die for. Ordered the Marsala, gnocchi and meatballs. They were alright. Don't go for the gnocchi if you ordered apps - you won't go through the first plate. They're nice and fluffy, but oh so filling. Meatballs were tough and dry - not impressed. We finished off with a chocolate torte to try it out. It was alright. I appreciated the candies almonds on the dessert the most. We came out satisfied and very full. But for what you're paying, it's really a meh experience. Great ambiance though!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "First time back since 5 weeks. Their Poutine was especially good today. It has real meat sauce and real cheese. Chicken Parmigiana was excellent as well."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Came for a friends bachelorette-excellent service and complimentary champagne at the end was a nice touch! C'est bonne!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Staff very attentive and courteous."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "places for family dinner outings. The bread and flavoured butters are particular favourites - the bread is always piping hot and the butters are flavourful without being overpowering. I had a small caesar salad (which wasn't small at all which was a bit of a bonus) to start and the penne arrabbiata for my entré. It was cooked perfectly, the sausage had a nice bite to it and it too was piping hot. It was my daughter's birthday so she enjoyed a complimentary dessert. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "My fiancee and I and our families went to Del Dente to celebrate our recent engagement. Once the staff found out that we were celebrating, they went over and above to ensure that we had a great evening and a memorable dinner. Thank you to our server and the head server for making the night special! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • " We were looking forward to Del Dente, since we both had not been there for years. Unfortunately, we were disappointed with the food. It was okay, and maybe it was just what we ordered, but my chicken parmigiana was overpowered by garlic. And I love garlic! And the chicken itself was flavour less. I forget what the name of my husbands dish was, but he said it was just okay also. My ceasar salad was again, just okay. My husband had a shrimp appetizer, which was decent . They brought my husband a complimentary ice cream pie with a candle in it for his birthday, which was a nice touch. We did think that our waitress and the overall service was excellent! But, I don't think we will go back."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "While the restaurant has a fantastic dining atmosphere, and wonderful food, it was really our server Chris R. who made our dining at del Dente exceptional. I have been to many restaurants where the waiters constantly interrupt conversation at the table, and they become more of an annoyance, especially when you're on a date. Chris was charismatic, was never annoyed by a request, didn't pressure us to leave immediately after the meal, and most importantly, he didn't make my dining experience about him. I find that many waiters feel the need to be constantly checking in, or be overly enthusiastic in hopes of making an impression, instead of just letting the diners enjoy the company of those they're with. Thank you Chris! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We received our bread after our main meal had already arrived. When we asked the waiter about it he said "sorry I was backed up". Egg shell found in chicken parmigiana. Very disappointing considering we went there to celebrate Mother Day. We will not be returning. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Mother's Day lunch but seated quickly, excellent attentive waiter and food arrived in appropriate time. Food was not hot and not tasty which was disappointing.(eggplant parmesan) Mimosas were a nice touch and everything else about the experience was favourable. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We are never disappointed with the food or service at Del Dente. It is our absolute favorite place to go... we actually know the menu by heart. For this meal, our friends asked us what was good and we simply replied with "Everything." Everything on the menu is outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Second time at this restaurant - excellent food served at the perfect temperature. Very child friendly on every level - we were there with our three young children. Highly recommended. Beautiful ambiance. Learned some italian while in the bathroom!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had a great dinner at Del Dente's. As always, we had great service and the food is always good. We love getting the "build your own pizza" and at first were disappointed to see they changed the menu and that was only available on a certain night. But our server was great and asked the kitchen if they could make it tonight for us. We love that they use fresh and authentic ingredients. We had a great night out! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Despite being a party of only 3, we were seated at a large round table that would have easily seated more than double that number. A smaller, more suitable table should have been set aside for our reservation. The room was very busy/noisy all evening and the size of our table made conversation very difficult. The food was delicious and well-presented, the portions were very generous and our server was courteous and knowledgeable, so we might return in the future. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had a wonderful night at Del Dentes, everything was great!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The service was great, and our server was excellent. The restaurant was far too warm so it was hard to enjoy ourselves. Our apps and main courses were exceptional. I had the striploin and it was cooked perfectly. However when paying $40 for a plate I would expect the sides to be better. Just a scope of bland potatoes and a few(3) pieces of over cooked veg. Dessert was not what I expected. Limited and boring selection. The ricotta cheese cake was lumpy and bland. Mid way through I found a hunk of plastic wrap from the ricotta packaging in the cheesecake. The server took it off my bill, and was very polite about it. The manager apologized. I had a cappacino, it was wonderful! Will go back again, but I may skip the dessert next time. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food was good. Had to wait for awhile for main course. But that was understandable, as it was busy."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Our family of 7 attended del Dente to celebrate two birthdays recently. The Charcoal restaurants have always been known for their caesar salad. It was bland. It was like eating just lettuce with no dressing on it. The pasta that several of us had, was too salty. The Charcoal restaurants have also been considered a classy restaurant. All the servers wore T-shirts, and the women servers had their hair tied up with a clip that looked like they just got out of bed. Our server brought the two people celebrating birthdays, a desert, but neglected to ask anyone else if they would like desert. We had leftovers from our meal that we had requested to be boxed up, so we could take them home, and we had to ask our server twice for the leftovers"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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