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125-1077 56 Street, Delta, British Columbia, Canada
604-943-5900
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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: Dinner, Reservations

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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
Home cooking, better than!

Refined dining with an air of Mediterranean lushness. We've had the house-made pastas, enjoyed the salads made with imagination, wines for any mood. Very accommodating & affordable for family meals, but over-the -top is something that's also done well here

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Refined dining with an air of Mediterranean lushness. We've had the house-made pastas, enjoyed the salads made with imagination, wines for any mood. Very accommodating & affordable for family meals, but over-the -top is something that's also done well here

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Located at the end of a strip mall. When we visited the open sign was off although they were in fact open. Interior has pleasant decor with good spacing between tables. Service could be improved by being more congenial and welcoming. Found the servers a bit gruff and unpolished. Food was well presented and plentiful. Bit pricey for value however.... More 

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Vancouver, B.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

When we don't feel like hassling the traffic into Vancouver we often head over to Illuminate in Tsawwassen. The food is cooked to perfection and there is a fairly extensive wine list, but limited choices by the glass or carafe. On our latest visit I started with the crispy prawns since they no longer were doing the roasted beet salad... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I've been forced to go to this wannabe 4* restaurant too many times and each time was bored, disappointed and turned off. The food is always hit and miss. The service is pretentious without any reason ( they don't know anything about anything, particularly wines etc. ). The crowd ( yes I know it's Delta ) also thinks they're chic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My wife, myself and our friends have regularly gone to Illuminate since it opened. This place gives us a chance to enjoy the downtown dining experience without having to go downtown. The food is on fabulous, prices are cheaper than downtown and the wine list is extensive and well priced for all budgets. Make sure to make a reservation as... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I've lived in Delta for about 18 months now. And Illuminati is the established fine dining restaurant in town. Unfortunately they seem to be resting on their laurels and the other places keep begging better and better. Each time I've dined with Illuminati I've left slightly disappointed. Either the service is poor or the reservation goes missing and the food... More 

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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Illuminate Restorante

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

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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, Japanese
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?