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Del Dente

2980 King St E, Kitchener, Ontario N2A1A9, Canada
+1 519-893-2911
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Ranked #17 of 429 Restaurants in Kitchener
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
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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
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105 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
93 reviews 93 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Contributor
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

Kitchener, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went to Del Dente to celebrate our anniversary. They had asked if it was a special celebration when making a reservation, so they greeted us with "congratulations on your anniversary." Brittany was our server for the evening and she was absolutely fantastic. I have to be gluten free and dairy free and she was right away saying, we can... More

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

Hello sylvie d, I'm so glad to hear that you had such a great anniversary dinner with us and that we were able to accommodate any dietary restriction. It is quite common now to see many different food requirements, and we find it a pleasure when we can produce a quality product for all of our guests. I have already... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Excluding dessert which was frozen solid to the point I could not dent it with my spoon, the food was very good. But the dinner was a disaster. The waitress was inattentive and messed up our order so that dinner arrived before the appetizer. Call me old fashioned but I like to see my wife served before me. Never happened... More

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

Hello Gerry - Alannah L, I want to start by apologizing for your experience with us. It makes us proud when people trust us with celebrating special occasions in our restaurants, and I am quite upset that your experience was disappointing. While I'm glad that you enjoyed the food for the most part, the service that you received that evening... More

Kitchener
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My daughter and I went last night for dinner and I wouldn't rush back. The best thing was the bread. My daughter had the mac and cheese with bacon which she said was OK. I had the spaghetti primavera with chicken. Well I'm not sure where the chicken was as I counted 4 pieces. Our waitress was good and the... More

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

Hello Badcook56, I appreciate the feedback that you sent to us. "So-so" and "just ok" aren't what we are going for, and I apologize that this was what your experience was. I would much rather hear that people are happy with the effort that we are putting in to produce exceptional experiences. We make all of our pasta in house... More

Ayr, Canada
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This is a fairly large restaurant and they make their own in-house pasta. They also use "00" flour for their pizza. I should have been impressed but I wasn't. We ordered the daily soup and two pizzas. The soup was okay but I don't understand why a mini loaf of fresh baked bread is offered in a restaurant serving pasta... More

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

Hello Kanadai, Thanks for providing your feedback. One of our signature items is our Flower Pot Bread, in fact, if I ever tried to take it off the menu, I'm sure that I would be run out of town! We feel that bread is one of those items that needs to be offered in an authentic Italian Restaurant, as that... More

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