Dels Italian Kitchen

4.4
1406 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.

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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 1406 people are saying
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Summertime17
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Nathank
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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

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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

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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 6 days ago

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

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TheOlive
Toronto
16 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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Toots
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The pasta dishes didn’t have enough sauce. The bruschetta bread while good it was not ideal to have to make it ourselves. Should have come prepared so we just had to eat it.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on October 6, 2021

I'm so sorry that we fell short for your pasta dishes. Please know that we are always happy to either remake or add to your dishes is you feel they were not up to our normal standards. We have actually just started reinventing our menu and one of the changes will be to our bruschetta. Keep an eye for when it launches! Make sure to say 'hi' to me the next time you are in! I will ensure you have a great experience! Thank you again, Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

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AlexP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice facility, staff is accommodating as we were booked for patio but it was chilly so we could move inside. Great spacing, staff was very prompt and knowledgeable, food was excellent!!!

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on September 30, 2021

It was a bit chilly outside last night by we were happy to move you inside! Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for joining us last evening! We look forward to you next visit! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and amazing food! Service is super friendly and amazing as well!

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on September 30, 2021

Thank you so much for your amazing review! We are so proud of our entire team here! We look forward to your next visit! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

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KellyD
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect dinner. Food was fantastic, service was amazing. Such a great place with wonderful staff.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on September 30, 2021

Thank you so much for your wonderful review Kelly! Our team here is amazing...but so are our guests! Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

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SarahL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every part if our dinner was fantastic!
Can't wait to come back. The pizza was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was a rockstar - we had a lovely anniversary

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Lumpkins
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We were a party of 4 sitting on the patio and sadly, the service was slow and sparse….appetizer forgotten….dinner took 3 hrs!!! We ordered a $75 bottle of red wine and was advised by the waitress that they ran out of wine glasses so she brought a small thin short champagne glasses instead!!! Any knowledgeable staff would know that red wine needs to be served in a large glass to open up! Dinner for 4….approx $300….not worth it! Overall…not up to typical Charcoal group standards…..disappointed.

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vipCatherineG
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Always enjoy Charcoal group; was not overly pleased this time out; service was very slow; food was mediocre for this caliber of restaurant. Will head back upstairs to Martini’s next time.

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SFood
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food great service,Negronis and Zinfandel out of this world. The. House made Mozzarella…Belisimo

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're into great pasta or pizza at a reasonable price then this is your spot. It was my first time and enjoyed the hidden patio even though you're surrounded by a parking garage, it's like a quirky urban piazza.

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vipRonB
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Del’s are incredible from the moment the hostess greets you with the big smile, to the server who makes you feel like you are the only table they have. Mgmt should be commended for hiring exceptional staff

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MichelleA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night out with friends food was delicious and the service was 5 star!

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vipFoxy
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good service. Only one non-alcoholic beverage available - Got a Diet cola instead. Ordered cannelloni but was advised a few mintes later that there was none. Ordered manzo pizza instead - bottom crust was soggy.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Charged a full salad when should have been an appetizer. The attitude of waiter was not approachable, so I wasn't comfortable asking for a switch. The wrong meal was brought to our table and then it was confusion from then on.

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Shawnad
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My pasta dinner was under cooked, the pie was very under cooked ice cream was full of ice.
Bruschetta bread was good. My husband steak was not bad.
It was ok, wont be back too quick

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BrandiC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent service. Amazing wine. FreSh bread and butter was fantastic. Mains and appetizers were fine but nothing to rave about.

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Kris
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little pricey for what you get but it was good. Service was great!

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DanielG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

My and my girlfriend were very excited to eat at dels, the bread and butter were amazing. My pasta dish was like bullets, 3-4 minutes undercooked my jaw was hurting by the end of my meal. My girlfriend got the Michelangelo pizza and it was incredibly sweet and the prosciutto was very chewy. Our waitress was amazing and so was the prices and ambiance, but the food weighed the experience down.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on September 11, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your food Daniel. Please note that we are ALWAYS happy to remake or replace food that our guests aren't satisfied with. Please let us know if this ever happens again! I have brought your comments about the pasta to the chef's attention. You are right, the Michelangelo pizza is a sweeter pizza.. honey and caramelized onions are listed in the toppings! We will find the perfect one for you on your next visit! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

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GusG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!! Fabulous food and dog friendly patio made for an excellent evening out!! Friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere and authentic, tasty, unique dishes. Highly recommend!

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thank you so much for your incredible review Gus! We had such a great time with your group including the furry friend as well! We hope that you are able to visit us again soon! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

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Billb
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good portions, tasty food, good service............

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thank you so much for pointing out the three main things that we focus on here at Dels! This one went up on our staff board! We hope to see you again and thank you so much for the review Bill! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

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AdamK
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, food was cooked perfectly. Little slow with courses, but restaurant was very busy.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thank you so much for your review Adam! It was nice to be so busy! It had been a while so we appreciated your understanding that evening! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

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GregB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and service were great. We haven't been there in a while and were pleased with the entire experience.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on September 11, 2021

We were happy to welcome you back again! Thank you so much for visiting with us again Greg and don't wait so long before you do so again! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

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RimpsS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our Anniversary dinner on Saturday. From the moment enteeed we felt welcomed and were greeted by Happy Anniversary.

As it was our first time at Del’s We we’re really impressed with how big & lovely this place was. Seating arrangements were wonderful as they were private yet we could see the whole restaurant and the way everything flowed.

Our server was amazing and food was delicious. I couldn’t stop eating the hot, fresh bread that was served.

We were surprised with a special complimentary dessert for our special occasion. It was really nice to have such gracious staff. We truly felt that Del’s has best food and service. Our evening was made super special and enjoyable.

Thank you Del’s and we look forward to visiting with our families and friends.

P.S. it was nice to see all the precautions they took for cleaning tables & seats after every guest left. Felt really safe to be dining in a restaurant which takes extra care for sanitation during these times of pandemic.
Well done!

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thank you so much for not only the wonderful review, but really lifting all of our staff's spirits! We have been working so hard through the last year to surpass our guests expectations even with ... well.. you know. It is so wonderful to know that our hard work continues to pay off. All the staff have proudly read this review on the staff board and it has only bolstered us to do even better!! We cannot wait for your next visit with us! Thank you again! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

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vipSparky
Toronto
59 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to Kevin and the Del's staff for making my wife's birthday celebration a special evening. The service, meal and ambiance are always top notch. The special attention by Kevin on this milestone day was so appreciated!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Patio was quiet and sheltered.
Servers were great, allowing us to move to another table.
We had a leisurely dinner and did not feel rushed at all.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on September 4, 2021

We were so happy to have you join us Thursday evening! I was so surprised how many people didn't sit on the patio! I was lovely out there. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience! Thank you so much for your review and we will see you again soon! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

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SamanthaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Dels with my husband for a date night away from the kiddos and it was great! The food was delicious, the vibe was good and the service was excellent!

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on September 3, 2021

We are so happy you two had such a great date night with us! Thank you so much for the wonderful review and we will see you again soon! With or without the kiddies! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on September 2, 2021

I completely agree! I am so proud of both our front of the house and back of the house team here at Dels! Most of whom are very very very new with us so to have them be recognized just makes us even more proud! Thank you so much for your review! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

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JenC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were seated on the patio in the extended section so it was nice but not as nice as the seating upstairs. Our section didn’t have the greenery or the sticks to block the view of the parking lot. Kids were biking through the lot which isn’t a big deal but not something I want when dining at a restaurant.

Our server was friendly and did a good job but messed up a chicken parm order that was altered to have the zucchini primavera instead of the fettuccine. It came with just the zucchini and when sent back it came back in a bowl with the chicken on top of it and was not like the past orders of primavera. It was very watery and made the chicken soggy. The other meals were good and the steak was delicious but the polenta over a potato option wasn’t enjoyed. One guest also asked for a second beer twice and was never brought it. Cheesecake was delicious.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you for your review Jen. We have tried our best to make out outdoor space as comfortable as possible. I have already followed up with your server regarding clarifying the 'modified' order (she is our newest server and had never had that request - for that matter - neither had I!) I will also follow up with her about the beer. It will be a good teachable moment for her. We know your next visit will be even better! Thank you again! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

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Alissa
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Bella was SO helpful ! One of the best servers I’ve ever dealt with !!

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on September 2, 2021

We LOVE Bella!! You have made her day with this wonderful review Alissa! Thank you so much for joining us! We can't wait to have you join us again soon! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

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LucoC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Decent speed. The servers seemed a little inexperienced. One was leaning over the welcome
Desk chatting with the host when we arrived. They were both so distracted that it took a few minutes for them to
Notice us come in. Our server didn’t know about the pressed cocktails advertised on the chalkboard. She
Went to ask and they weren’t available. They were also out of Moretti beer.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on August 28, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We will (hopefully soon) have our cocktail list back again which will include our pressed cocktails. I love them as well! Moretti, as well as a number of other things are in short supply due to things well beyond our control. I will talk to my team about being on alert when on the floor as well. Great teachable moment for sure - sorry it was at your expense though. We look forward to impressing you on your next visit! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

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JF68
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is good, staff is knowledgeable and service is great!

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on August 28, 2021

Thank you for your review! We had a blast with you and your friends! Sorry about the consistency of your cocktails - 2 different people made the 2 martini's.. I won't say which one I made.. but let's just say I will be showing the other person how to make it better! We look forward to having your and your friends in again for another fun night soon! thank you again! Kevin Blokhuis, Dels General Manager

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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 1406 OpenTable diners.

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