Dels Italian Kitchen

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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. Our Chef'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 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!

Private Dining

Del’s Italian Kitchen is a vibrant Italian restaurant with a crafted menu full of house-made items that will please everyone in your group. Semi-private areas as well as a beautifully appointed private room, provide options for many types of events.

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Special Offers

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

This Valentine's Day, Italian becomes the language of love. We will be offering a 3 Course Prix Fixe Menu to all of our guests at $54.95 per person. Enjoy playful appetizers, cocktails and Italian dishes topped off with a delightful dessert duo! Note: our regular menu will not be available

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 1315 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Food was horrible ! The waitress was rushing us ! It was a special occasion for us to celebrate but total disappointment!

RD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great atmosphere, great location, delicious food.
Enjoyed the Chicken Marsala- fantastic sauce, perfectly cooked spaghetti. Chicken was a bit on the rubbery side but was still very good. Generous portion so I got to enjoy it again the next day at lunch!

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am so happy that you enjoyed the Marsala again the next day!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great along with company. Unfortunately there was a little baby who cried the whole time we were there. But I’m sure if we had gone later to eat this would not of been an issue

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining us Wednesday! We did have a little Mariah Carey here that night. Sorry that took away from your experience. Thank you so much for your review!

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BR
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the quiet, comfortable atmosphere at Del's — no loud music blaring, and not too cramped. The food is top-notch and uses fresh, high-quality ingredients. The service was very friendly, smooth, and well-timed. The Family Share deal is an incredible value. Pasta, pizza, salad and Italian sodas for 4 people cost me less than a trip to most fast food restaurants! The unlimited bread (baked fresh in a flowerpot) is enough to keep me coming back, which I'll probably be doing every week!

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded 5 days ago

We love our Family Share deal on Sundays! We truly feel it is the best valued meal in the city! Thank you so much for your incredible review Ben! We look forward to seeing you next Sunday!

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JB
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another wonderful evening at Del’s! The atmosphere and food were a very welcome reprieve from a blistering cold winter night.
Del’s is by far our family and friends ‘official’ go-to place. Warm, welcoming, and unpretentious, it feels like home but tastes better! The Polenta fries and the Pera-Bianca pizza are mouth-watering favourites. (Now I’m hungry again... see you soon)
Jennifer

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded 5 days ago

Chris was so sad that he missed you Jennifer! Thank you so much for another wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We will be back! New favourite place to dine.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded 5 days ago

This makes us so happy to read!! Thank you for your incredible review and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

This was the second year we came for the early new years seating. Price and food was delicious and service was great. The only critique we have is it was really fast service between courses. Could be the new year rush and vibe but we noticed the speed this year over last.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you for your review Jillian! We had such a great time NYE this year. It is true that your service was quick.. your kitchen was on fire that night! I'm sorry if it felt too rushed. We definitely talked about it post-NYE and will be even better for next year!

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ES
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food! Will definitely be back!

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on January 5, 2020

We look forward to your next visit Elaine! Thank you for your review!

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L
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner out with the family. My son and I got the specialty pizza which was amazing and should be a permanent item on the menu. Everyone else enjoyed their meals (pastas and another pizza). The flower pot bread is a big hit too! Will be back!

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you and the family again soon!

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FD
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pizza. Great cannelloni. And the potted fresh bread......WOW!

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review! We cannot imagine not having our flour pot bread!

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SM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent, the food was excellent, which made the evening excellent

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star review Steven!!

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D
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent chicken parm!

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 28, 2019

I absolutely LOVE our chicken parm as well! Thank you for your review Dave!

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JB
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere! A definite favourite of my family and friends.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you so much for your wonderful review Jennifer!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Very enjoyable experience.
10/10 would recommend.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 20, 2019

Thank you so much for your review!!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

My only complaint or downfall was the chicken Marsala was a little too soupy for my liking! Less sauce would make it better. Everything else was great!

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 20, 2019

We will happily make it less saucy for you the next time! Just let your server know when you order it again! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thank you for your review!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fabulous and the food was fantastic. We went for our anniversary and IM super glad we chose Dels

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 20, 2019

We loved celebrating with you as well! We look forward to your next celebration.. or just a nice night out!

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RM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about Dels was outstanding. From the second we walked in, to the second we left. The service was unbelievable and the food was amazing. We will definitely be back.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 14, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review Rebecca! I have posted it for the staff to see! We will see you again soon!

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MR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great place to go for a very good casual dinner. We’ll be back!

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 14, 2019

We look forward to seeing you again soon Mike! Thank you for your review!

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KT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fantastic... our waitress was awesome... Food was fantastic

JM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and attentive service. Very loud noise level so if you want a quiet dinner you would be better off in the steakhouse.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 7, 2019

Thank you for your review Jan. We are lucky to be busy this time of year and to have a 'boisterous' restaurant at times. I'm sorry that it was too loud for you that evening. We hope to see you again soon though!

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JH
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Our bottle of wine was good... our mussel appetizers, was cold, and the mussels were under cooked. There were mussels not even open. The calamari, was tasty, but there was 5 pieces!!
The butternut squash ravioli was tasty. (as usual)The cioppino was horrible for almost $30.00 the 2 people that got it, both expected more. The shrimps were large and over cooked, the scallops were the smallest ever, and the sauce tasted like a can of stewed tomatoes...totally tasteless. Our server was very nice and efficient.
I wanted to bring up all these issues at the restaurant, but as it was a Birthday celebration was asked not to. I would never go back again, I think we will stick with upstairs at Charcoal!

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 3, 2019

I am so sorry to hear this Joyce. I certainly wish that someone in your group would have said something so we could have fixed the issues while you were still here. We have addressed the food issues with the chef and I will be talking to your server about your experience. Please email me kevinb@charcoalgroup.ca so I can invite you back again. We want you to have a wonderful experience the next time! I look forward to hearing back from you!

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TG
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Server was very attentive.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for your review Tammy! I have let your server know as well! We look forward to celebrating with you again soon!

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CD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there for a girl's group Christmas party. It was a great night out. Good food and atmosphere. All the staff were very attentive. Chris, our waiter was amazing. We felt very welcome and relaxed. Thanks to Del's

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 1, 2019

I have passed your comments on your great experience with us on to Chris!! Thank you so much for your review and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JD
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

We had a terrible millennial server who we saw twice the entire time. Everyone served us our food, refilled drinks, etc. It wasn’t super busy.

It took forever to place a drink order. Drinks were fine. My Greek salad was gigantic chunks of peppers and cucumbers with a tasteless dressing, no olives, and a scarce amount of feta cheese. Far too much red onion — when picked out, I had a dessert plate toppling with red onion. My husband’s chicken Parmesan was pink and chewy inside. The fresh mozzarella starter was the highlight but not nearly as good as other Italian restaurants (Scaddabush, for example). This used to be our go to for a night out without our kids, but Del’s was a huge letdown that night, particularly in the service and food department. We likely won’t be back soon.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 1, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me today Jaime! I look forward to having you and your husband back in again soon! Also, thank you for posting this review. We need to know when we fall short so we can ensure not only you, but our other guests don't have the same experience. It was a pleasure talking to you!

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P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

We were never asked how our meals were.
We were never asked if we wanted an after meal beverage.
It seamed if we were an inconvenience to our waiter.

MR
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a great dinner at Dels on Saturday night. The food was very good (I had pizza, my wife had cannelloni, our grandkids had pizza from the children's menu). Bringing raw vegetables and dip for the grandkids (ages 3 and 6) was a nice touch and helped as we waited for our food. My only complaint, and it's a small one, is that the music was quite loud.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 1, 2019

Thank you for your review Marcus! We look forward to having you and the whole family back again soon!!

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RB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have such a wonderful time and experience at Del's. We spend every special occasion there because we know we will always have AMAZING food and excellent services.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you so much for your review Roberta! We love having you too! We cannot wait to celebrate with you again soon!

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TG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was very good. The dinner for 4 Sunday special was very good but good enough for two people.
My problem was with the amount of spaghetti & meatballs. The bowl of spaghetti looked like it would be a very large portion for one person. There were only 5 meatballs in the bowl to split 4 ways?? We should have each ordered our own meals then we wouldn't have left still being hungary. The food quality was great so I do recommend Del's.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on November 7, 2019

Thank you for your review Ted! I am sorry that you did not feel that our family share was of the best value. We want our guest to leave happy and FULL! We will look into the portion for the meatballs for sure. We will ensure the next time you are in that you even more satisfied! Thank you again!

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OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the wood fire pizza!

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on November 7, 2019

Me too!! Thank you for your review! See you again soon!

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LM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

My food was not very good but the server and manager were very concerned and dealt with the issue appropriately.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on October 29, 2019

I apologize again for the cannelloni Louise! We look forward to wowing you the next time!

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SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

We used to go here regularly years ago, when it was Del Dente, and loved it. We went back a few months ago. We weren't thrilled with it, and it felt like the food had really gone downhill from what we remember.

Despite that, we thought we'd give it a second chance, and went for dinner. Despite it being only a little busy, we had some minor problems with our waiter, as he was hard to find, we didn't get bread, etc. The flower pot bread was always fantastic here.

Out of a family of five, I think only one of us was happy with the meal. It felt like either one meal took longer than the rest, and the others were either left to sit or cook too long. The food was dry and tough, felt like it had been overcooked. It was edible, but that's about as much as I can say for it.

It really was a huge disappointment, especially considering how good this place used to be. The first time, we chalked it up to an off night, but twice seems like a pattern. Since it was probably $150 for the five of us (2 adults, 3 kids/teens), I can't say I'm willing to keep trying it until they get it right.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on November 22, 2019

I am so sorry about your repeated poor experience Shawn. Our owner will be contacting you directly. This clearly is not our standard both for food and service and we want to show you that we do get it right. Thank you for reaching out to us to let us know we have let you down. We look forward to wowing you in the future.

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CS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

I made a reservation for my boyfriend's birthday at a high top table because it was recommended to us. We arrived and were sat at a low table near the kitchen. I was disappointed in the entire experience aside from the food. It took our server 20 minutes to greet us. The manager did come over but over the course of the dinner it seemed as though our server completely forgot about us. I could see a handful of other high top tables that were never taken. Overall kind of sad it wasn't more fun and special like it was recommended.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on October 28, 2019

Thank you for the feedback and my apologies for your recent experience. I will be trying to reach out to you personally as this is not the type of experience we are wanting to provide by any means. I look forward to speaking with you soon. Dave

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p
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Waitress was not experienced enough to answer my questions on the menu. She did not return to ask for a second round of drinks. Several menu items were not available.

TT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Incredible food. Service a bit slow but otherwise great.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you for your review Tamara. We have addressed the issue of service with your server. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was beyond amazing. We so indulged, apps were amazing and the gelato for dessert. Great pizza. Fantastic beer selection and yummy ceasars. Our serve was wonderful, always around when we needed something, helpful suggestions (he recommended the grilled calamari app... It did not disappoint). Overall a great place.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on October 24, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review Megan! I have shared your review with the whole team and specifically your server! (I love the grilled calamari too!!). We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The arrancini was delicious.... our pizza Pera Bianca was much too salty. At our table of 4 everyone tried and no one could get past the salt flavour. The other pizza Soppresata was fine and it was devoured. Service was great

SM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eveything was excellent, the place is like a hidden jem

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you for your review Steven! Make sure to tell your friends and family about your 'found hidden jem'!! We look forward to your next visit!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience3

Decent food. pizza crust is delicious. Great service.

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on October 19, 2019

Thank you for your review!

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SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great pizza and pasta. Easily accommodated our group of 6. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. I have been here many times, and would go back

Dels Italian Kitchen
Responded on October 19, 2019

Thank you so much for your review. (p.s.- love the name!!). We love our staff as well so it is always great to get personal feedback supporting that! We look forward to your return!

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CR
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We frequent Dels very frequently and absolutely love Robyn and team. Their service and food are top notch. I would highly recommend them for a pleasant dinning experience.

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