Dels Enoteca Pizzeria
Dels Enoteca Pizzeria

Dels Enoteca Pizzeria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.delsenoteca.ca/
  • Phone: (519) 893-2911
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Mark Brown
  • 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

Getting there

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

At dels we make our pasta from scratch, use only the best 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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Dels Enoteca Pizzeria reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (47)special occasion (32)fit for foodies (30)neighborhood gem (25)romantic (23)kid-friendly (15)hot spot (14)notable wine list (13)great for lunch (12)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Miss the old Del Dantes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Perhaps I am a creature of habit but this was my first time to Dels since the changes and I did not enjoy my experience as much. This was a favourite place for special occassions as the ambiance was perfect. I found this time around there were dozens of kids, it was quite loud, the flower pot bread has changed (quite salty now) and the spreads have changed (I miss the cinnamon and garlic). My pizza was also different (very salty). The service was great as usual and the free dessert was also good that I got for my birthday. I understand that restaurants need to go through changes sometimes-perhaps they are catering more to families now-I get it. I just felt like the experience was different somehow and not in a positive way. Will I come back? Probably... But it won't be my first choice anymore for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    LibbyVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Have dinned here many times and will again.Love he new look of everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Pyrgiotis
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Many amazing dishes to choose from. Check out their daily specials that they offer throughout the week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Our dining experience (party of 7) was notably excellent from our first welcoming to our departure. Every staff member with whom we had contact went out of his way to ensure that we were comfortable and satisfied. The quality of our food was excellent... fresh ingredients, tasty and artfully presented. The little extras that were offered to us as a sampling of appetizers were greatly appreciated. Our server, Bo, was knowledgeable, charming and attentive. The service manager was also attentive and conscientious in ensuring that all was going well. My guests were impressed and will definitely return. We very much enjoyed our evening and look forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What? No meatballs?
    blizzard093VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    It's an Italian place - 6:00 dinner reservation on a Saturday night and there are no meatballs? Come on man!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bring back the old Del Dentes
    Disappointed
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Reception was very slow, disorganized and inefficient. Noise level precluded any real conversation. Two of our party had the flat iron steak and neither would order it again. The pizza and Veal Marsala were very good and we would order those again. Service was intermittent - we sat for a long time between apps and entree. The flower pot bread was fabulous - nice and flaky and the new flavoured butters were great. All in all, the renovations were not to our liking. Del Dentes was always my go-to place for socializing with family and friends but the noise level now is not conducive.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The wait staff were very helpful - Jon was veryu accomodating. The gniocchi was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Satisfactory visit. We thought the food would be better given the descriptions by the server but were somewhat disappointed in the "fresh daily pasta" and the pizza's. The service was knowledgeable and friendly but I don't think I would rush back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favourite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Real food, with amazing service. Lovely ambiance. This place knows how to make supper into an experience. This last time that we went, they paid for our dessert because they felt that our service was a little slow. We thought it was perfect as we were enjoying a leisurely evening out with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what we asked for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Made a reservation for Saturday night at 7pm and requested a private table or a table away from the main room. I called the next day to confirm the reservation and once again requested a private/secluded table and was told no problem. When we arrived we were seated right in the middle of the main room, so close to other tables that we could easily hear their conversation. The service was incredibly slow, the waitress didn't even check to see if our meal was okay or if we wanted to order another drink. Food was okay, not the greatest for the price. Overall, it was simply an okay experience. We will probably not be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed in the PIZZA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I thought they were revamping the menu to elaborate on the pizza's. I would not recommend anyone going there for the pizza. There was not enough choices and you could not make up one of your own with fresh food selections. The noise level was so loud I would not go back again for the dinner time. Good for lunch when you need to get through the rest of the day time. Not at all special occasion restaurant....I was so disappointed in the wine list as I love the selections from the Charcoal menu. I really think the general crowd pleaser will be for the 30s and under. I hope they expand the pizza selection and choices.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My fiance and I love Dels, it has been our favorite date night for years. The veal marsala is absolutely outstanding. We came twice in one week just for the veal and the service is always top notch. As a tradition, we always order the calamari to start... since the menu change there is no longer sausage with the calamari - we really really missed that. We also prefered the bread that you used to serve. Those are the only factors that keep me from giving 5 stars for everything. Apart from those changes, Dels is easily the best Italian restaurant in the tri cities.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    this restaurant was recommend by a friend and a local school from Toronto. Lovely staff, delicious food, good wine, down side was the service was very slow that night, lots of groups and Halloween. The staff was apologetic about it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but waited too long
    Birthdaygirl
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Server was friendly but everything took so long from drinks to apps to meals to leaving. We were there for double the time. The home cooked pasta was delicious, don't get the Cesar salad all you taste is garlic. And please bring back the cinnamon butter and old bread !
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flower pot bread is fantastic!
    Erewhon
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The salumi was also nice, want to try combined plate. My nine year old loved it too, especially the prosciutto pizza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • coffeeroaster
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The place was very nice. The atmosphere and food were awesome. The server Nancy was very nice and friendly but a little slow. maybe you were a little short on staff. We usually eat upstairs and the service is always excellent. May have been an off night. We still enjoyed ourselves very much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Fonthillbilly
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    super food and service. If anything, food came so fast we felt a bit rushed but overall excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Kelly our server was terrific. Food fantastic. Pricing was reasonable and well worth coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Russell Peters Show
    FreddieFreeloader
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Our server for the evening was fantastic ,well trained ,knowledgeable,courteous,nice,efficient. She helped to make our evening a very enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • i'll go again,
    Svenson
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food was great, ambiance was great, but our server seemed a bit off his game. We will definately go again, just hope for a little more promptness, and attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reincarnation of Del Dente
    Kitchenerfoodie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Went with a group of 5 to Dels Enoteca Pizzeria on Sunday night. The service was excellent. The restaurant has been redecorated and I'm pleased to see that they've kept the great large tables throughout the restaurant. The menu has been updated - most of us enjoyed pizza and we were all impressed with our choices. Glad to see that the flowerpot bread has been kept, though enjoyed the previous butter options better. The white wine list by the glass, however, needs to be improved as there were no outstanding options on their list. Overall a great experience and we'll definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SERVICE
    JANI
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    MY WIFE AND I WHERE PLEASED WITH OUR FOOD. BUT NOT WITH THE SERVICE. NO BREAD WAS OFERT. WEN WE ASKED ABOUT IT WE WHERE TOLD, IF YOU DON'T ASK YOU DON'T GET. VERY BAD ATTITUDE.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new menu + layout
    bobeh
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The layout was improved with the renovations, however the menu has been reduced. There were a good number of kid menu options and portions were generous on those. For the normal menu there is a heavy slant on pasta and pizza and most had the former. While home made it was not properly prepared for most and while still tasty the small flaws brought down the dish. Service was attentive and knowledgeable however the long distance to the kitchen made those receiving their items first have a noticeable wait.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but used to be better
    Foodiechris
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I have been to Del Dantes many times. I miss the old ambience and feel of the restaurant. I find it feels more casual now compared to how it used to. Also, I wish they still had the butters they used to use with the bread (cinnamon, and garlic, etc.). Neither me nor my friend were too keen on the citrus and olive butters. Service was great as usual.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too LOUD!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The music was WAY too loud, you have to yell for your dining partners to hear you. Not a place for romance. The watiress forgot who ordered what, never showed up with the promised cheese or pepper and kept getting our drink orders mixed up. Food was excellent but noise level and service was unacceptable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent place
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Slow service right after opening hours (empty). I had to Milano pizza. It was way too big and heavy to be able to eat in one go. It was 'okay' at best. Everything is very clean and it's a nice atmosphere unless there are kids. Generally okay, not as great as expected.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The pizza was not good at all. 2 people out of 4 got the pizza and it was really terrible. We took over 1/2 of it home and ended up throwing it out. The service I felt was slow and the waitress was very pleasant and helpful to obtain mozzarella cheese on one of the pizza's but really could not pronounce most of the menu. Seemed liked we waited a long time for our drinks and food. Also one of the best parts of this place was the flower pot bread which we did not get any of? Something was wrong with the bread so we got other kinds. There was no Chardonnay available ont he wine list which was very disappointing. I drank water instead. To tell the truth we won't be coming back. Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time at Del's since the reno
    MargotWallaceVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have frequented Del Dente's often over the years so it was to my surprise when I went to make a reservation on my OpenTable app that the name had changed to Dels Enoteca Pizzeria. I noticed that many of the menu favourites were still there but they had created a new menu. The new look is great however I was slightly put off by the fact that the romantic feel was gone, it is now a lot more modern. I ordered the Chicken Parmigiana which has always been a favourite for me, to my delight they did not change the recipe at all. The food was great however they have begun to make the flowerpot bread themselves instead of ordering it pre made from Grainharvest, which I do not like as much. I strongly recommend Dels Enoteca Pizzeria!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Terrible
    luvtoeat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Del Dante used to be our favorite place to eat, now since the changes they've changed the recipe on the Chicken Tetrazzini, they've taken some favorites off the menu. I asked for meatballs for the kids spaghetti and the waitress never mentioned there was a bit of a bite to them. Kids didn't like their pasta. This may have been our last time there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Change in Decor
    LRG1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food and service was good as always, but we did not like the change in décor. My husband and I had our first date at Del Dente, and always return to eat there whenever we are in Canada. However we didn't feel like the ambience was the same. The new setting is good for very casual dining only, I would not recommend it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too bad
    goldendogkulaVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Much better when it was Del Dente's. Food not as good. Waitress didn't know what was included in their date night special. Had to go ask. Probably won't be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More than i expected!
    MJKswag
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I was thoroughly impressed with this place from the very start to the end. The service, atmosphere, food quality and pricing! I would definetly come here again and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great changes!
    Favourites
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This has always been one of our favourites, but really like the brightened space, the decor changes, and the menu updates. A wonderful upscale, but casual, place to dine where the food and the service is always up to the "Wideman" standard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miss the old menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Used to be our favorite restaurant. New chef .....new menu ..... New twist on preparation not nearly as good . Miss the quality and consistency of the great meals we were used to :(
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great renewal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Very nice renovations that opened up the space quite nicely. Feel like you are outdoors and somewhere in Europe. Good menu selections. Particularly liked the idea of wine on tap by the ounce. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely amazing!
    LucyN
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Del Dantes has always been one of my favorite places to eat and Wednesday’s experience just topped that. The service was absolutely amazing, the greeter as well as the waiter went out of their way to make sure all our needs were met without us ever having to ask for anything. They asked if we were celebrating a special occasion today? And I mentioned it was my daughter’s 19th birthday  as king gesture for the short wait for our meal.They brought us over a free Italian meatball platter (appetizer)amazing. And since it was my daughter’s birthday they surprised her with a nice piece of lemon torte to share with a candle on top. It was a special night and I can’t thank the staff at Del Dante’s for making it such a memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 719 reviews are from the Dels Enoteca Pizzeria reviews archive.
  • First exp., left more to be desired
    vorch
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Service was slow to start, took a while to order our drinks. Being pregnant, I ordered a melon mint Italian soda and was disappointed when it was finally delivered to the table, nothing fancy, no garnish, it was like I was at some generic restaurant; I thought some crushed mint in the glass would have been a perfect touch, similar to a mojito. My husband's beer was delivered after we had each had a couple sips of my drink. The cheese board was great. I enjoyed my pizza selection, but my husband was disappointed in his and the amount of gorgonzola cheese, it over-power the other ingredients. Overall, we'd go back and recommend it to friends. We're confident the negative points are not typical to del dante's.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Del Dentes
    Table815
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Looking for Kitchener-Waterloo's best restaurant group...start with Charcoal that within its building hosts 3 of our best The Charcoal Steakhouse, Del Dentes (Italian) and Martinis. Then you can travel through the region and experience Beertown (Waterloo and Cambridge), Bauer Kitchen and Wildcraft (both Waterloo). If you're looking for Italian - highly recommend Del Dentes. One of my most favourite restaurants in KW! Great for a night out, a Christmas lunch, a celebration of any kind. Compliments to Jessie and David who made our Del Dente experience - not five stars as stated above; but truly 100!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Evening
    dddining
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I took my son and daughter-in-law for their first experience at Del Dente's to celebrate their 1st anniversary and my her 25th birthday. We had a spectacular meal and wonderful service. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service, Delicious Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Went to Del Dentes with my family, and recieved amazing service, was told about all of the specials and any questions were answered without hesitation. We made many substiutions and special requests to our meals, and these were delivered without hesitation. The food was delicious, and we will be coming back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.