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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
Dining options: Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Walk to Brunch

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Hawk288
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Central Saanich, Canada
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Central Saanich, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
2 reviews
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?