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Touch of Italy

101 2nd Street, Lewes, DE 19958
302.703.3090
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Ranked #3 of 74 Restaurants in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $20
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Pizza & Pasta
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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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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Wilmington, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Stopped by for a quick lunch while visiting Lewes and we were pleasantly surprised by the food and service at Touch of Italy. We delighted in homemade pizza, cannoli, and cream puffs which were almost as good as our family's favorite homemade recipe! Next time we are in the area, we'll we be sure to eat there again!

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Dallas, Texas
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48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

First, don't forget, you can buy some pre made take it home, warm it up and voila, you feel like a home chef. Or you can stay and eat in the restaurant. The Chicken parmesan is heavenly. The red sauce is flavorful, and vibrant. The calamari, was soft and tender, not chewy, and the sauce that came with it was... More

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Newark, Delaware
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53 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Don't expect a traditional American Italian menu. The restaurant is essentially a wine bar with a limited menu of dishes prepared in the style of contemporary salumerias in Italy today, upscale, informal with strongly flavored dishes and good wines. In my opinion it is a winning combination and is a great addition to Lewes.

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great to go stuff. Meatballs, sauce, cookies, so much more. Pizza and wine and such in house. The one in Lewes can be real crowded and noisy.

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very good bakery with a nice selection of breads, cookies and sweets. A little pricey, but great when friends drop by and you want to impress them with your excellent taste.

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Montpelier, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We ate at Touch of Italy while on vacation and had an excellent meal. I ordered a pasta dish with homemade pasta and sauce, while the rest of my family ordered pizza. They said the pizza was excellent as well. The service was very good and the people were friendly.

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Lewes, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have lived in Italy for about 3 years and when we moved to Lewes De I was happy to see an Italian store? restaurant? deli? close by. I was told the owner traveled to Italy on a regular basis to buy things for his stores. However, I think he should spend more time on training the staff on what... More

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Mike B, Guest Relations Manager at Touch of Italy, responded to this review

Hi Joe – Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I’d like to respond as you raise some very interesting points. I do have to apologize that our restaurant is crowded. We continue to rated in the top 3 restaurants in Lewes. (That’s pretty huge because almost all the restaurants in Lewes are superb!) Obviously everyone loves... More

Lewes, Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I have been here before but this time I tried their misty salad. Wow! It has strawberries, walnuts and a special dressing. I also had a meatball parm sub and it was awesome! Both of these dishes were shared as the portions are huge. You just can't eat it all by yourself.

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Huntington, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Visited Touch of Italy II while on vacation in Delaware. The selection was very good but coming from New York I found the food to be just OK. Our server Mark was excellent which made the experience a little better. John & Barbara Huntington, NY

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Hamilton, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

What can I say...we ate there 3 times during the week - it was that good. I had the tagliatelle fra diavlo which contained shrimp, clams, mussels, and baby octopus....it was perfect! Their pizza is to die for. They make their own sausage (and sell it on site as well) which was a real hit for my husband. The bakery... More

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