Dels Italian Kitchen

4.4
1405 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
We thank you for booking at Dels!
Dels Italian Kitchen is a great choice for a casual night out with its vibrant setting, cozy patio, open kitchen and comfortable bar. Our Chefs approachable Italian kitchen cuisine is always prepared with the highest standards and freshest ingredients. We know you will appreciate the details that make dels special...pasta made from scratch, house made sauces, fresh baked flowerpot bread, hand stretched pizzas baked in our stone hearth pizza oven.

Buon Appetito

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve Prix Fixe!

    CA$85.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    New Year's Eve - Sapphire Jubilee! On New Year's Eve we will be Celebrating our 65th Anniversary with The Charcoal Steak House, dubbed our Sapphire Jubilee! Featuring an elegant 4 course prix fixe menu; Bursting with custom dishes and Italian classics! The restaurant will be decorated with beautiful jewel tones and glittering accents, a beautiful backdrop for the most romantic night of the year! $85 per person, enjoy an early seating or a later seating and ring in the new year with us at midnight with a champagne toast! We will be hosting some surprises though out the night and encourage our guests have fun and dress to match the blue and metallic themes!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1405 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here twice now, I am celiac and have tried both the gluten free pizza and the gluten free penne and loved both immensely. The service is amazing as is the food, and loved both experiences I had there. Would highly recommend!

N
Nibbler
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We were not impressed with some aspects of our experience at Dels. My husband's Chicken Parmesan was poor. He said the breaded chicken was tough, dry and seemed like it had been sitting around for a while. It was placed on a mound of spaghetti with very little sauce (husband asked that the cream sauce be replaced with a tomato based sauce) Presentation not impressive. He left behind half of it.

My dinner of Sausage and Pepper Cassarecce was well- seasoned and nicely hot but again not enough coating on the pasta.

The Butternut Ravioli was very good as was the caesar salad.

The mini loaf of hot bread presented in a clay baker with flavoured butter was excellent.

We ordered one dessert: Mango Gelato which tasted more like pureed mango. Three flavours of gelato were promoted on a blackboard propped up near the bar area although the menu did not show it as a dessert choice. It was served in a cheap little plastic bowl with a spoon stuck in it. For a restaurant that uses cloth napkins, has candles on tables and fresh baked bread, this seemed really tacky. Even greasy spoons will use china for their desserts. We brought these misses to the attention of our waiter who was understanding. He did not charge for the gelato but nothing was suggested for the bad chicken meal. Also worth noting is the pizza ovens were broken down that night.
On a positive note, the service was timely and the atmosphere nice.

One last comment... the parking spot we used, one of two near the Morgan St entrance, has a bush right beside it with branches that have grown into the parking space. It needs to be trimmed before someone getting out of their car has an eye poked out.

ML
MichaelL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Our critical point was a 20 minute pause, after finishing our mains, and not seeing our server, David D, who was missing in action. When he did arrive, he did apologize by saying he was very busy with other guests and had a number of tables to settle up with at the same time. This was far below the standards we have come to expect from the Charcoal Group.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my first time here for my birthday. The mozzarella ball appetizer was fantastic. I ordered the NY striploin as my main which was okay. I was not a fan of the Parmesan truffle polenta. It didn’t come with cauliflower or Brussel sprouts instead, just mushrooms and I believe spinach. My husband ordered the spaghetti and meatball which he enjoyed. The tiramisu was dry which was disappointing. The service was great though! I will definitely come back though to try their pizza and pasta which I should have ordered in the first place.

CA
CourtneyA
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. The food was incredible and the venue is very romantic.

CD
CarlyD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time here in 2 months - impeccable service and incredible food! Love the flower pot bread, too!

SB
ShirleyB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed getting out with firmer coworkers on a rainy day.

A
Adnan
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Arancini was delicious. Tetrazzini and Butternut squash ravioli both amazing. Flowerpot bread was so light and fluffy, paired very well with the garlic butter and cinnamon butter. Best creme brulee I've ever had!

S
Steve
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

nothing special about the pasta that I ate. Seemed equivalent to less pricey restaurant

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent! The butternut squash ravioli was wonderful! Went for my partners birthday. Great experience, wonderful service, tasty food.

MW
MegW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time.
Nonna's salad was packed with excellent quality ingredients and the serving size was quite large.
The gnocchi and butternut squash ravioli were incredible!
And the wine was perfect.
Absolutely a 10/10 experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Meal was exceptional

PD
PeterD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall food was good/ok. Apps, Caesar and aranchi balls were amazing. Main pasta courses were ok, I had the Stella fettuccine while my daughter had the chicken parm. Chicken parm was a little over cooked and sauce had softened the breading making it mushy. Recommend pick something else.

H
Heather
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very friendly and they adapted to our very tight timeline.
The food was excellent as well!!

RO
RussO
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Had the NY strip loin. The steak was great but the veggies (Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, mushrooms) were terrible. It seemed like the Brussels sprouts were past their expiry. My wife’s dish was one of the pizzas and she really enjoyed it.

JS
vipJacqueS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what a wonderful dining experience! The service, food and ambience were fabulous. We have already booked another date for this restaurant and intend to take clients/friends to enjoy the experience as much as we did.

AD
AshleyDHK
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food: as always, the flower pot bread and flavoured butter was a hit. My friend and I shared the shrimp and sausage skillet - delicious, the shrimp was cooked perfectly.
I ordered the tetrazzini and it had a variety of different noodles, (oversized macaroni and long noodles) which was kind of strange, but the flavour was great and I added chicken, which was very tender and moist.
I ordered the crème brûlée for dessert, it was delectable (strangely served with just a fork, not a spoon, which made it difficult to eat, but not a huge deal)

Service: our server was lovely. She was reasonably attentive, without interrupting too frequently. She got everything we ordered accurate. My only real complaint was the timing of everything. We ordered our appetizer and drinks first and waited to order our meal after she brought us our drinks (wine and a cocktail). We had our appetizer for less than 5 minutes when our meals showed up.
One of my biggest pet peeves about dining out is feeling rushed and having my meal show up while I’m eating my appetizer. Then I had to choose which part of my meal that I was going to let get cold while I ate the other - kind of annoying.
Overall, it was a decent experience, but please please don’t bring out entrées while people are still enjoying the appetizer - it defeats the purpose. I expect this from cheaper chain restaurants, but not from an establishment that considers itself a bit finer.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We always enjoy dels and love the ambiance. We would go back again and take friends and family there because we love the vibe so much.

Perhaps an opportunity for the kitchen- I found there was a lot of fried peppers with the calamari and think the dish for the price should have more calamari.

S
Sami81
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy Del’s. The food is top notch, everything came at the perfect time, server was friendly, drinks were great. Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great!

S
Shyanne
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Server was definitely new but was quite friendly. Spinach dip was not the best and the pita was way too doughy, preferably wanted them toasted.
Ravioli was not hot and not enough sauce. Love the place but for the amount of money, food wasn’t worth it at all.

R
Rockway18
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Second time attending Dels. First time knocked it out of the park for us in terms of everything that's why I wanted to come back. Couple issues on the second visit.
1) The waitress that was serving our table was great along with I think the manager. They both worked very hard. However, it seems like our waitress was making drinks for the entire restaurant which caused a delay early in our visit. Not a big deal really but on our first visit the same issue happened so there might be some delegation issues.
2) My chicken parm was cold, the first time I was there it was amazing likely the best I have had in KW. Little disappointing.
3) Maybe consider ditching the birthday brownie, it was rock hard and not good. I am not sure of the profit margins but a very small bowl of gelato with a candle in might be a much better touch and generate some lasting juice that people will remember after their meal.

All in all I still would reccomend Dels to people and will be going back, just my thoughts.

MM
MissM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Way too noisy for conversation with friends. Food was good as was cocktail.

My partner forgot his proof of vaccination at home and the host would not seat him without it. Kudos!

MM
MikeM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere

DC
DeboraC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good place for couples and family. Great food and wonderful service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Salmon was WAY too salty- and I love salt.
Chicken was signicantly overcooked. Mozzarella in appetizer was far too firm.
Great staff good ambience, food was so disappointing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service, even though we were 2 of the only 4 guests in the restaurant at the time, treated like a second class citizen. I will never go here again. Food was mediocre. Mozarella app looks like they took a mozarella ball and cut it into thirds and then flattened it to use it for more than one app. It also tasted rubbery and to be able to cut into it, I had to use significant force. This is not how mozarella should be & not how it used to be in this restaurant. The calamari was clearly frozen & tasted freezer burned. Our waitress Bella, was just bad. So disappointing. I regret going here for our anniversary.

L
Lola
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time visiting Del’s and we were pleasantly surprised at the quality of all of our food and the drinks. Our server was also lovely!

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on November 4, 2021

Thank you so much for your review Lola! We hope we have earned another regular for us here! See you again soon! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

Report
KS
vipKathiS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent! So sorry that Kevin is leaving. He has been awesome - a huge loss to the Charcoal group. Thanks Kevin!!

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on October 28, 2021

We love you Kathi! Thank you so much for your sweet words! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

Report
AP
AlexP
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great fresh pasta, great atmosphere. Dress up or dress down option.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your review Alex! We can't wait for you to visit with us again soon! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

Report
M
Mhoop
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Waiter was too casual
Did not have the bread basket
Did not have a wine we wanted
Forgot the basil on my pizza
Nona salad was overpriced

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to have heard from a number of our wine suppliers that things are coming in soon so our list will hopefully be fully available soon! As for the service/food issues I would love to hear more details from you to help your next experience be a 'wow' experience. Please feel free to contact me directly at kevinb@charcoalgroup.ca I look forward to hearing from you! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

Report
S
Summertime17
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you so much for your incredible review!! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

Report
N
Nathank
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty. Very nice atmosphere as well.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on October 28, 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review Nathan! We look forward to your next visit! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was stellar and atmosphere was awesome, really enjoyed the food and will be back again soon.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on October 16, 2021

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We look forward to your next visit! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

Report
E
Eric
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flowerpot bread is always a 10/10.

Chicken tetrazzini was fantastic alongside the manzo pizza!

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on October 16, 2021

You have pointed out my favourites as well! Thank you so much for the awesome review Eric! We hope to see you again soon! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

Report
SL
SarahL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Very very slow service, server was also making drinks. We were there for a birthday dinner but because service was so slow, we had to skip dessert. (3 desserts) Kids weren't offered their kids ice cream.
Birthday brownie was brought out before even asking if we would like to order dessert. No coffee/tea offered. No checking in to see how our meals were. Reservation was made for 5pm so that we could have time to get to a later event.
The food was terrific but we were disappointed in comparison to our visit last month which was outstanding.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on October 17, 2021

I am so sorry Sarah that the service wasn't up to our normal standards. I was very proud of your server, who, gratefully, stepped in to bartend for us when our bartender called in sick. Having said that, they should have been more attentive and definitely should have offered the kids their desserts. This falls directly on my shoulders as I should have noticed that your service was lacking. I will be contacting you personally to apologize. Kevin Blokhuis Dels General Manager

Report
TO
TheOlive
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bruschetta is quite bad. Bitter, very little cheese, very poor value for the money. Sorry, love this place but this was a big miss.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, very helpful & friendly staff, and delicious food/drinks!

PH
PatH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The appetizers were excellent, so were the entrées (salmon and stuffed pasta - forgot the name), and caramel tiramisu for dessert was a high note finish. Argentinian wine was smooth and delicate.

The only comment: we specifically told the waiter we were not in a rush at the beginning of dinner... Seriously, this was easily the fastest nice dining experience I have ever had in my life, lol. I felt like they wanted us out the door asap (6 o'clock reservation). I am concious a greater table turnover is more $$, but I am one of those customers who will handsomly rewards the waiter for his / her time and consideration.

PL
PaulaL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were outside - to extend the season - our choice although we are fully vaccinated. The heaters worked well and we were warm. Staff were very good - one was in training and she was fine. The ambience is prettier inside. We also decided as we are vaccinated that the inside would be our next choice. Thought that the bruschetta would be warm - it wasn't. Steak was good. Seafood canneloni was good.

FAQs

Dels Italian Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 893-2911.

Dels Italian Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 1405 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

Tweets by Dels Italian Kitchen