Touch of Italy - Rehoboth Beach Delaware
Touch of Italy - Rehoboth Beach Delaware

Touch of Italy - Rehoboth Beach Delaware

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.touchofitaly.com/
  • Phone: 3027033090
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 10:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Road 271
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Touch of Italy - Rehoboth Beach Delaware
Touch of Italy in Rehoboth Beach, DE provides the freshest Italian specialty cheeses, meats, pasta, pizza and pastries and a wide variety of Italian specialty imports. All specialty hero sandwiches are made to order for carry-out service.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Touch of Italy - Rehoboth Beach Delaware reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (49)fit for foodies (47)good for groups (46)special occasion (36)great for lunch (32)kid-friendly (28)hot spot (23)notable wine list (15)vibrant bar scene (12)romantic (7)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • No "host with the most" here
    nonesuchfarms
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Upon entering and telling the host we had reservations we felt like we were bothering the man. He never looked at us or smiled, never said "welcome" or "enjoy your meal". My wife and I figured he was the manager/owner and had better things to do than to seat guests. Really? There are too many other choices in Rehoboth for dinner next weekend. It was our 25th wedding anniversary and I had mentioned this when making the reservations, nothing was acknowledged. Why have the option to note any special occasion or request if no one bothers to read it? Next time I visit I hope I am greeted with a smile and as I leave someone says "Thank you".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    luckyreno
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A wonderful italian restaurant - food is consistently tasty, service is attentive and delightful and it's convenient.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our dining experience
    Annie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Trying to make a reservation is quite an inconvenience, by having to go online to make your reservations. If you do show up just to eat, it's somewhat confusing as to if you need reservations or not, the hostess looks at the book then scans the room looks at the book, then takes you to the table. It seems like it is an inconvenience to seat you, although if they know you there is no problem!!! The music is played way to loud, you can't carry a conversation with your guests. The gentleman who also seats you can be very condescending. I guess the bottom line is the food is great but they need to work on their people skills.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem
    MarkAnge
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My wife and I have lived in New York City all our lives. We love Italian food. Heck, I'm Italian-American and was raised on the stuff. On August 17 my wife arrived in Dewey Beach, DE for a five night vacation. For our first three nights we dined at three great places. On our fourth night we dined at A Touch of Italy 3, a culinary heaven. A Touch of Italy 3 is like eating at the home of an Italian family. Everything is fresh and delicious, the wines are wonderful and the deserts are heavenly. The staff were caring and catered to our every need with a smile and prompt service. I would reccommend this restaurants to any of my friends and family visiting the Delaware shore. We loved it so much that we ate there the following night too!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was Authentic
    CMDHP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was Authentic Italian! Make sure if you you visit the bakery for a ToGo bag!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing experience
    WTLovesMuscles
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I have been to this place twice before for meals, and several times to buy cheese. This time, I tried their pizza for the first time. After having the waiter for the longer than usual wait for food, the pizza came to the pizza cold, and the crust was sort of damp. I believe it had been left in the window waiting for the rest of our order. I mentioned this to our waiter (Jared?), but nothing was done about it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • still amazing
    Charlotte
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We were here last year when Touch of Italy was new. We came back this year, wondering if it could be as good. It was better! The food is excellent. The staff are generally very good and enhance the environment. Our goal this year is to have food from Touch of Italy every day of our vacation. Take out sandwiches are huge and delicious. Cheeses, meats, sauces, are of very high quality. The staff behind the counter are very knowledgeable, and make well-informed suggestions about not only what tastes good, but how flavors are optimized with different pairings or preparations. If you plan to eat in, make a reservation as there might be a wait otherwise. Consider family style for eat in. We had 3 entrees for 4 people and still had leftovers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    LyndaDVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We LOVE Touch of Italy but won't be returning until the season is over. The service is always terrific but the food has gotten continually worse since Memorial Day. The pasta served with the Chicken Parm is just regular spaghetti now and the chicken parm was cold and hard. Maybe they are just too busy now to keep up the quality. The calamari is consistently good. See you in September Touch of Italy!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like my mother's cooking
    Renne
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Touch of Italy is wonderful. The food is the best Italian cooking outside of my mom and grrandma's kitchen. Great red sauce, delicious choices and variety. Friendly owners, excellent service a great place to eat anytime. Always take my guests for dinner and never disappointed. Wonderful Italian baked goods. Don't miss it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Favorite
    tracy
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    One of our Favorites. We are local and frequent all locations.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    JennaD
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My family and I enjoyed the olive bread with warm ricotta as an appetizer along with eggplant parmesan, gnocchi and an avellinesi pesto for our entrees. Everything tasted wonderfully fresh. Their portions were large and desserts look delicious!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love casual Italian!!
    TeresaknowsItalian50
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Love the casual atmosphere and ambiance. The food is uncomplicated Italian made with fresh ingredients. Salad are crisp and large. Have dined there at least five times and always good. The staff has a pleasing and efficient manner. Always enjoy taking some of the ricotta cookies home along with some of the others. Good selection of cheeses and salad also to take home. Enjoyed a particularly good mortedella sandwich before going home with the San Benedetto iced tea. The Lewes location is also great. Love good Italian food and it is here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Arlene1voice
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The waitress Kim was so wonderful! She made our night and the food was delish. The noise level was very high but the food and service made up for it. Can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    Italyhere
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Need a reservation on weekends; expect a high noise level. Food is very, very good. Everything is fresh. The service once seated is excellent. In summer they have fairly young and somewhat oblivious hostesses that seem more interested in their coworkers than customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian Food
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very authentic food! Delicious! Service was excellent! Will come here every time we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but noisy
    mikey
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Food was great. Our server was friendly and attentive. Two issues. One the noise was pretty overwhelming. Very hard to have a conversation. Two, we sat next to a service table and wait staff were continually reaching over us and bumping into us to retrieve items, at least until we objected.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!!
    rbdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I've eaten at the sit down restaurant a few times already and the food is excellent and service is too. I've had their sandwiches before and they are amazing. So are the dinner entrees. The only downside is that is it very loud in the restaurant and the tables are pretty tight once you have 4 people with drinks, entrees, bread, etc. Slightly larger tables would make the experience much more comfortable. But, all in all it's a great place!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The service was slow but it was a busy holiday weekend. Portions were small, but good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Howie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The good was excellent. Four of us had three different course and they were all excellent!! Best Italian food ever!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    service was excellent food was excellent but the hostess was absolutley miserable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • palmergolfer
    ItalianLover
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Just Great Authentic Italian Food. I had the hot soprasetta and red peppers and it was fantastic. Pizza was great which was had by my wife.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never A Bad Meal
    ItalianLover
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Have Been to the Touch of Italy on Route 1 2 times this trip and will probably go back. Great Bolognese Sauce. Great AntiPasta Plate just good tasting food. Always good service also. I highly recommend to anyone wanting good Italian at the beach in Rehobeth
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not ready
    Prospero
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food mediocre. Noise high, even for late dining. Service ok but inexperienced. Waiter meant well. Seemed surprised to see us at time of reservation. Not worth the trip and certainly not worth waiting in line for.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for lunch and dinner
    Django
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We really enjoy the mid day sandwitches and keep coming back for an evening pasta dish or pizza. A definate plus for large beach families.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Excellent food, service but noise level is a problem
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Touch of Noise!!
    Angelo
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The service was very good. Montana was an exceptional waitress. The ambience was notably Italian and attractive to the eye, but the lack of proper acoustics made our visit forgettable. It was so noisy (loud) we couldn't hear ourselves across the table. We just ate our meal and leaned in for an occasional word. The food was reasonably good, but my medium steak was nearly well done and hard to cut. It still tasted okay. I'm not one to send back food because it interrupts the flow of the meal and the other people at the table. My bride and I were celebrating our 42nd Anniversary, and we won't do that again (celebrate an anniv.) at Touch of Italy. We may stop in for lunch, or get something at the deli, but Touch is off our list of frequents.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Off Night
    Easytoplease
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    My previous dining experiences have been excellent. This time not soo much. One of our entrees arrived burnt/over cooked. Also, one entree we ordered never arrived. Our waitress seemed very overwhelmed and never noticed we didn't receive all of our items and still charged us. We will not be going back. Unfortunate since we own a house at the beach.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • finetasteVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Never going back to that one. Will go back to Lewes.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Touch of Italy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Excellent pizza and pasta. Desserts are first rate too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sheriff
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    over cooked pasta or has been laying around for a while .
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ldittya
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Food was good. Little expensive. Asked for high chair and had to remind hostess about this a second time. Waiter was good. Even though we had 6 adults the food took longer that expected. There were people who came in after us and got their food before me.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • homemade pasta chewy, salmon good
    vegfan
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    In our group those who ordered the salmon were quite happy. Two others ordered a pasta dish with an interesting pesto and tomatoes and mushrooms, but the pasta itself was oddly thick and very chewy. This is a casual place and the service matches the casual atmosphere. The hostess said nothing to us and then tossed our menus on the table so that they nearly slid off giving the impression that she doesn't like her job. Our waitress was very friendly but we had to ask twice for water and she did not offer fresh ground pepper for our Caesar salads. The salads were good and the shaved slices of parmesan are really good, but some pepper would have made it even better.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for leftovers
    boxcaja
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The Nonnas dinner for two at $45 for two people was enough for another two meals at home. Abbodanza!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Touch of Italy is the Best
    BKtheRetiree
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Since they opened their first little shop on Baltimore Ave in Rehoboth and I tried one of their Italian sandwiches, I've been a fan of Touch of Italy. Their expansions into downtown Lewes and now on Route 1 in Rehoboth have been well-received and the range of food presented has gotten wider and even better. There are many good things to eat on the dinner menu at the Rehoboth restaurant, which seats about 100. Be sure to try one of their salads, big enough for two, and my favorite entree, the Chicken Parmigiana, will easily feed two, or one very hungry person. On my last visit, I veered from my favorite and tried the Braciole, which was also delicious. T of I's pastries are authentically Italian and so are their Italian meats.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well Crafted
    jimm
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    There were 4 of us for dinner, and all of the appetizers, and the entrees, were superb! Of particular note was the Calamari...melt in the mouth tender. The pizza was also excellent. Very thin crust and tasty sauce, fresh mozzarella, and fragrant basil.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Any of the Touch of Italy locations are worth visiting! Food is always first-rate and the service, always friendly and efficient! Be aware of the large portions! Either come hungry or consider splitting a dish..salads, sandwiches, pastas...all very large portions. One of our favorites!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Touch of Italy
    Rehobear
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Very good food, great service and atmosphere. it. Was a nice e change for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my faves!
    EAGLEFANVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I've been frequenting Touch of Italy for a few years now, but the Rt. 1 location in RB is my favorite. We sat at the bar for HH and dinner and received fantastic service from the bartender. The wine specials, pizza and chicken dish ordered were superb and a great value! I'll be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • feel of Italy
    miamore
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    I love the food, the decor, and the music they play although when the place is just half full, the noise level is such that I can not hear it. It is still a fav of mine. I have had the pizza, pasta with calamari and other seafood, appetizers, chix dishes and the steak-it has all been great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise
    RonP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The noise level for evening dinner was extremely loud. Trouble talking to the person at the other end of table. ( there was only 6 in our party) Could be improved with noise absorbing panels hung from ceiling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.