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6991 E Saanich Road | Saanich, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z5Z3, Canada
778-426-2822
Today
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

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  • 8
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  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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What a find

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Victoria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We had breakfast and everything was very fresh and delicious. The smell of the baking was heavenly and the prices very reasonable. I liked the room a lot - homey with lots of character.

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Victoria, BC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I went into Tonelli's mid afternoon to pick up a few pastries after hearing a few decent reviews from friends. After standing at the till with 3 employees behind the counter and in the kitchen area for almost 5 minutes without even an acknowledgment that I was there, I walked out with nothing. I can understand this happening at a... More 

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Victoria, BC
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The correct name of this little place is Tonolli's Deli. It is a Mediterranean deli with fresh, local products and a casual ambiance (a few tables inside and several on a patio). You order at the counter and staff brings it to your table. The paninis are delicious. Try the one with brie, walnuts and pear slices. Lots of homemade... More 

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BC
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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

This little deli is a great place for some delicious food cooked with passion and care. The owners have taken care to select high quality local and mostly organic foods, the coffee is fair-trade from local supplier Level Ground. The breakfast I had (twice so far!) was the best breakfast I've ever had out: coddled free range eggs cooked with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6991 E 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, European, Mediterranean
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?