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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

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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
Great hidden gem for breakfast or lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Barcelona, Spain
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Calgary
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38 reviews
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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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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 9 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 34 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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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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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I cycle with a group of my male 60ish pals, and most of us are foodies. We have a weekly ride and have gone to dozens of lunch spots in the Greater Victoria region. Most spots have impressed us- we're picky and do our research so we are seldom let down by an unexpected lunch experience. We collectively rate Tonelli's... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I've been a loyal customer since they opened. Their breads and pastries get better all the time after Susans husband did some extra training in Germany. Very good coffee and breakfasts. Lots of gluten free items and the german apple cake is delicious!

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Victoria bc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The quality of the product is usually good and taste delicious. However I had a hair in my sandwich once and wasn't impressed... who would?. Beside that I think the prices are just a bit too high as I would go back more often otherwise. As for the customer service there is definitely room for improvement. Nice Christmas light though!

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Additional Information about Tonelli's Deli

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

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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?