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Illuminate Restorante

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125-1077 56 Street, Delta, British Columbia, Canada
604-943-5900
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
So worth it!

Is it expensive - yes - is it worth it? YES! The food was divine. I had the best Osso Buco ever. I read a review about how good the calamari appy was - and it was but it is literally two bites. Atmosphere A++

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Point Bob
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Is it expensive - yes - is it worth it? YES! The food was divine. I had the best Osso Buco ever. I read a review about how good the calamari appy was - and it was but it is literally two bites. Atmosphere A++

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Delta, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Compared to Vancouver we don't have a huge selection of good restaurants in our neighborhood and we feel very fortunate to have this one close to home. We have never been disappointed with any meal we have ordered. The ambiance is terrific and the service is great. From excellent pasta dishes to entrees - everything is great!

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Delta, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is a long drive to a good restaurant from Tsawwassen and Ladner. I have been well served with Illuminate for at least 10 years. Whether a family dinner or one of their weekly specials, I have never been disappointed.

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Delta, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went as a couple on New Year's Eve, so experience was probably not the usual. All the food was fantastic! -- Salad, Salmon and Seafood. The portions were not large, but they were sufficient. The price was a little high -- but not ridiculous. It was a cold evening, we were seated next an outer wall and we could... More 

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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The restaurant is in a row of half a dozen other restaurants. With all the lights and signs, the area looks very festive at night. Illuminate is a higher-end restaurant with fantastic food. Great for small gatherings.

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Eaten here several times, whenever I am in the area. Roland Smith (owner - head chef) continues to keep the menu alive, and we haven't had a bad dish yet. His beef carpaccio is the best I have ever had anywhere in the world, worth the return trip by itself. The short ribs are the best my wife has ever... More 

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Delta, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

By far the best fine dinning in Tsawwassen. The veal is so tender, the other Italian dishes are among the best in the Vancouver area. Great wine list. Very romantic getaway!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was Saturday night and it was fortunate that we had reserved a table for four, because the restaurant was very busy. They have an interesting menu and a very good wine list, as well as some interesting beers. Going around the table, we had Osso Buco - good but not outstanding; grilled Romaine heart - very good, Tuscan Chicken... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Fantastic dinner at Illuminate tonight. Steak was fantastic (best ever - so says my dinner companion) and goat cheese pasta dish was superb. Roland and his team always hit it out of the park.

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Kingston, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Illuminate is the best restaurant South delta has to offer. The food and staff are consistently excellent across our 4 visits at different times and years. It can be a little pricy for some but well worth every penny. If trying this restaurant on the weekend make sure to make reservations as it is a small place and can fill... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125-1077 56 Street, Delta, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Delta
  • Phone Number: 604-943-5900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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