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Del Dente

2980 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario N2A 1A9, Canada
519.893.2911
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Ranked #17 of 431 Restaurants in Kitchener
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $27
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Fairway Road
Description: Del Dente has evolved and is now dels Enoteca Pizzeria. Our focus on fresh Italian cuisine is ever more refined and we now offer imported Italian beers, inspired cocktails and wine by-the-ounce on tap! Where our food comes from is just as important as how we prepare it. We love to make food we love to eat, and we can't wait to share our fresh homemade pasta, stone hearth pizza and house cured salumi with you. Colourful, social, fun and fresh...Meet the new dels! Mark Brown, Chef de Cuisine Neil Robinson, General Manager Joanne Robb, dels Manager
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We were trying to celebrate my grandparents anniversary, and my sisters 11th birthday. After the 3 hours, we were starving and the food was poor, they were busy however, three hours is a long time to wait for food. The servers, (John and another girl) were very kind and sorry. They brought the general manager out to apologize for the... More

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were seated at our table after a short wait, as the host was not manning the front desk for a few mins, but that was not a big problem. Then it was another 10 minute wait until anyone came to bring us water or take our order. This was due to a mixup where the host forgot to tell... More

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CSH2980, General Manager at Del Dente, responded to this review

Hello Richard B, Thanks for posting your feedback, and I'm glad the management team in dels was able to rectify our initial missteps when you arrived to our restaurant. With our recent renovation, we have opened up the restaurant to obtain a lively atmosphere. That being said, we do have some quiet corners, and spots we can find for more... More

North Bay, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First they serve warm bread with flavoured butter , both we're amazing . I had caesar salad witch was one of the biggest regular salads I have ever had in any restaurant . Then the main dishes came and they were without a doubt amongst the best meals we have ever had . Pasta was done to perfection in both... More

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CSH2980, General Manager at Del Dente, responded to this review

Wow. We're so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us, and you took the time to let us know as well. We are very proud of the experience that we are trying to provide, and it is always great to hear when we hit all of our marks. Cheers, Neil Robinson General Manager The Charcoal Complex More

Cambridge, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

have to admit was a little reluctant to continue with our reservation as we thought we were coming to the "Old Del Dente's" pleasantly surprised. Servers friendly food very good Nice atmoshere Only one negative comment was it did take almost an hour to serve our table of ten entrees(pasta and pizza). We would definitely give it another try based... More

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CSH2980, General Manager at Del Dente, responded to this review

Hello, We're happy to hear that you decided to keep your reservation, and enjoyed the changes that we have made. We're making sure that the quality of our items matches the surroundings. I'm glad that you will be back. Cheers, Neil Robinson General Manager The Charcoal Complex More

Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Went here with friends and realized that we would have to wait 40 minutes for a table on a Wednesday night, which says a lot about the place. We opted to sit in the bar at a large table, which was fine for us. They have a great wine list and menu options. I had the seafood pasta with quid... More

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CSH2980, General Manager at Del Dente, responded to this review

Hello Greg B, I appreciate that you took the time to leave your feedback. We have been incredibly happy with the response from the community to the changes that we have made in dels when it comes to the food, wine, and atmosphere. I'll be sure to pass along your feedback to the culinary team to ensure that all dishes... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I came to Del Dente maybe 15 times and after a few years in this area, I can say that both their place and Charcoals upstairs have proved to be a great round the clock 7/7 operation that caters well for families and businesses. We always have a good time and decent food. A must do .

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CSH2980, General Manager at Del Dente, responded to this review

Hello, We really appreciate your patronage over the years, and are glad to hear that you enjoy not only dels, but the Charcoal Steak House as well. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Cheers, Neil Robinson General Manager The Charcoal Complex More

Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My friends and I had a birthday dinner here, and it was one of the best meals I've ever eaten! Traditional Italian food was served with a modern flare, and the atmosphere was sleek and sophisticated. Little touches made the meal an experience to remember, as we were served warm bread in little flower pots and our server recommended truly... More

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CSH2980, General Manager at Del Dente, responded to this review

Hello K C, You're making us blush! Letting a restaurant know when you have had one of the best meals you've ever had really makes us feel proud. The team in dels works extremely hard making sure that the little details get taken care of. I'm glad you had such a great time. Cheers, Neil Robinson General Manager The Charcoal... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I went here for dinner and it was terrific! He had lasagna and I had a vegetarian gluten free pizza which was very good! Our server was attentive and had a great personality. A free glass of champagne to toast our anniversary topped it off! We will be back!

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CSH2980, General Manager at Del Dente, responded to this review

Hello Linda, I'm happy to hear that you spent your anniversary with us, and that you had such a great experience. The team that took care of you will be happy to hear that you had such a great time. Cheers, Neil Robinson General Manager The Charcoal Complex More

Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very few good Italian restaurants in the K-W area. Del Dente's is not one of them anymore. Had the meatball appy, the sauce tasted processed. Main dish was the Toscana penne. The pasta was left in pan to long which made the penne crusty and brunt tasting. I have eaten here before but the last couple of times the food... More

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CSH2980, General Manager at Del Dente, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience at dels. I'm disappointed to hear that our food did not meet your expectations. I have passed along your comments to our culinary team. We take pride in our food, as we feel we are trying to produce dishes that are as authentic as possible. For... More

Oshawa, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Service was great, the food was excellent. My veal and pasta was very good. The room is quiet, and very clean.

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CSH2980, General Manager at Del Dente, responded to this review

We're so glad that you took time to comment about your experience in dels. We are quite proud of the food being served in this restaurant, as we feel we are doing the right thing by making everything from scratch including all of our pastas. We look forward to taking care of you again the next time that you are... More

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