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All 75 Lewes Restaurants

Touch of Italy

101 2nd Street, Lewes, DE 19958
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Ranked #1 of 75 Restaurants in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $20
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Pizza & Pasta
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Description: Touch of Italy was born out of two Italian family traditions that trace back to the late 1800's. These two families trace their roots to the beautiful Marche and Abruzzo regions in Central Italy, where one can find rich cultural traditions and recipes passed down from generation to generation. Touch of Italy first opened in the fall of 2010 in Lewes, Delaware and proudly runs five locations in Ocean City, Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, serving fresh items like handmade mozzarella cheese, pasta, pizza, cookies and crispy bread, as well as high quality imported items from Italy. Touch of Italy is proud to bring the Italian tradition to costal Delaware and Maryland, and pay tribute to our ancestors, who imparted to us a love of food and family.
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  • English first
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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We heard much about this Italian deli (Restaurant) from our neighbors in our community and thought we would give it a try on our trip to the Rehoboth Beach area. We arrived approximately 1PM on a Sunday and the deli was full with the exception of one table for (2). That worked for us...perfect. My wife and I ordered the... More 

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Lorenzo M, Owner at Touch of Italy, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm very shocked at your experience. As you can tell from all the other reviews for our Lewes location, this is really not the norm. Honestly, we frequently hear that our portions (across the board) are too large. We really expect people to take home leftovers and the statistics bear... More 

Milford, Delaware
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169 reviews 169 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

You enter and the first thing you notice is the aroma of fresh cheeses, and Italian meats. A great variety for purchase to take home or look at the menu and dine in. The hardest part is what choice to make.

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Lewes, Delaware, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

As an Italian myself, I am very selective when I eat Italian food outside of my own kitchen...this place is fabulous whether you want Italian pastry/cookies, a special Italian sandwich or a full hot meal. I have never been disappointed in their food or service...it is a must when you are at the beach in DE

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Lewes, Delaware
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Diane had been wrapping for a few hours; the house was good, it was time to venture out. I looked up a good local and we headed off to Touch of Italy. The calamari was exceptional; Diane had her cheese pizza & I had the tagliatelle; delicious. Lemon wedding cookies for afters and our night was replete ;)

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Frederick, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What a nice Italian shop. The food varieties are terrific. everything is fresh, many things made in the shop. Pizzas, sandwiches, calzones, pasta all terrific. They have a very nice little bar in the back of the shop with a good selection of wine, coffee and liquors. I love this place especially for lunch. But even if your just shopping,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Great deli in historic Lewes. Soups and sandwiches are special. Best to go for lunch. We have visited more than once. Always consistent. Deli sells italian style products and some imported for take home.

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Hanover, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The smell when you walk in brings back so many childhood memories. Fresh cheese, the kitchen... The food is very good and the service always good.

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Arlington, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were in Italy in May; then we returned in October in Delaware. Not really, but the food and atmosphere at Touch of Italy was the same as in Rome and Naples. Real olive oil, real balsamic vinegar, real homemade soup, real Italian meat...plus the wine and beer match well. This is more than a touch of Italy...it's close to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Im a local and this is one of my absolute favorites....I LOVE the second street location...feel like I am in a little italian restaraunt in NYC...the staff is always awesome...and the food is the best around. ..definately worth the trip....again and again...

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Arlington, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

There are two restaurants. The Lewes restaurant has a deli counter and deserts. It is small and cozy. This is the best of the two locations. The other is near the Rehoboth outlets and is more modern. The modern store loses something as far as atmosphere. Dishes that we love are the stacked eggplant, meatballs and pizza (all). We have... More 

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Additional Information about Touch of Italy

Address: 101 2nd Street, Lewes, DE 19958
Phone Number: 302.703.3090
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Lewes
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 20
Cuisine: Delicatessen, Italian, Pizza & Pasta

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