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Illuminate Restorante

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125-1077 56 Street, Delta, British Columbia, Canada
604-943-5900
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Excellent Food -- the rest disappointing

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
Stephen C
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Delta, Canada
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Delta, Canada
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 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
2 reviews
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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 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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Tsawwassen
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I love to wander in after a long day at work and sit at the bar. It's fun to watch Roland and the crew put together the fare for the evening.. love the Baratta salad and whatever fish is fresh that day. The service, the food, the wine......it's all worth every penny. I highly recommend Illuminate for that special dinner... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It's pricey and it's worth it. I really love their food. Their coconut prawns are a MUST try. I've been there a few times and every time we've been extremely satisfied with the food. Service is good. Only place they lose points is that it can be a little cold.

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Victoria, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The portions are small but the prices aren't. Nice atmosphere and good service however. Probably won't be back.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?