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Tonelli's Deli

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6991 East Saanich Road | Saanich, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z5Z3, Canada
778-426-2822
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8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue - Fri 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 12
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Just a super cafe!

I love this cafe! The food is of excellent quality and taste and the coffee is always fresh. Also, there is always a gluten-free option.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Kathryn-and-Rob
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I love this cafe! The food is of excellent quality and taste and the coffee is always fresh. Also, there is always a gluten-free option.

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Austin,Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a hidden gem that was started by two sisters and built from the heart. Just off island view road is mouthwatering dishes and bakery goods. Top quality ingredients stimulate every taste bud. Cozy in formal interior with a personal staff to make sure your experience is one to be remembered. I wish one item would stand out to... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful sandwiches, meals and desserts! Great little place inside and out! Nice portions and well priced. Friendly staff! Great coffee! Can't go too much!

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Calgary
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We went with a friend to Tonelli's for breakfast on a sunny June morning. It was busy! Getting to the till and then to the cream and sugar station was a bit of a challenge as the entry and till area is cramped. Our food was acceptable and served in good time in the small umbrella-ed garden area outside. If... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Had a great lunch here! You must order inside first & then sit down either inside or outside patio. Fantastic latte (huge cup), #3 & #4 sandwich were delicious. Their baked goods look great. Gelato was great as was the chocolate milkshake. I noticed many locals chose to purchase scones and tea and eat at outside patio. Very nice atmosphere.... More 

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Central Saanich, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

On a beautiful sunny day in Central Saanich we went for a long walk ending at Tonelli's Deli for brunch. It was packed with many families and bicycle riders. The menu gave us lots of choices and the bakery selection looked great. We enjoyed our brunch items on the patio overlooking fields, ocean and Mt Baker. This is a hIdden... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Stopped by for coffee and what a pleasant surprise! Homemade bread and pastries are excellent and make a great cup of coffee.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Our local realtor said she heard about this small deli close to her, so we figured why not. I have to say we were all very pleased we found this little gem. It's not big, and gets pretty busy at lunch, so its not fast food. But the home made Panini's are great, and the desserts are splendid.

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

A first time visit with friends showed us why others rave about Tonelli's. A great European atmosphere, with food to match, much of it locally sourced. The Panini's were so good, as was the daily soup. They certainly know how to make a Latte and the taste of a friend's lemon tart was that lemony pucker you remember from France.... More 

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Sidney, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We ventured in here last weekend for the first time. It was packed, so it is obviously popular. We got the last available table even though we were there after 1:00 pm when we expected it to be a little less busy. We ordered the Panini and soup sets – a Toscano Panini and a Vienna Panini. Both came with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6991 East Saanich Road | Saanich, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z5Z3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 778-426-2822

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, European
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?