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“AMAZING Italian Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Touch of Italy

Touch of Italy
101 2nd St., Lewes, DE 19958
302-827-2730
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Ranked #1 of 73 restaurants in Lewes
Price range: $9 - $20
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“AMAZING Italian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We are in Rehoboth Beach for vacation, and we stopped in this restaurant around 8:30-9 and they were ready to stop seating, but they allowed us to sit. We had no idea that this was the first day for the new location for the Touch of Italy off of route 1. At the beginning the service wasnt great, but it was fine considering that it was a brand new restaurant. After everyone got settled the service was great. There was also an Italian singer that was very good, and the atmoshpere was pretty good. I ordered a meal that had shell pasta with Italian Sausage and Broccoli and it was unbelievably good. The chicken and eggplant parmesan was probably the best I have ever had, and the meatballs were good too. This place was an amazing Italian place and it was MUCH better than the Zebra restaurant which we went to the night before.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Delaware
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Very poor customer service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I will start by saying this place offers high quality, Italian food. That is the only positive thing I can say about this establishment. The lack of focus on customer service should be an embarrassment to the stores owner. Employees in this store are more concerned with standing around and counting their tips than listening to what customers are ordering. On a recent trip, all of the sandwiches were made incorrectly. It also took them 25 minutes to make 4 sandwiches. When I flagged thus to the manager I was told that I needed to be patient because they had new hires that we're still being trained. It doesn't seem like this should be my problem to deal with. Luckily there are so many other better spits to visit for a lunch.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A true restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Many restaurants in touristic locations feel engineered only to cater to tourists, but this was a spot where you can feel that the food is front and center in importance. At the entrance, you first see the Little Italy style deli counter filled with olives, salads, and desserts, with cured meats like sopressata hanging from racks above it. Across from the deli counter is a crush of little tables. It was pretty loud in there with all the tables filled, and it seemed a little weird to have tables mixed in with Italian items for sale, rather chaotic. The thin crusted pizza was excellent, however, and made up for lack of decor. We had the sausage with broccoli rabe and smoked mozzarella and the flavros were a fantastic combination.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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baltimore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“The BEST sandwiches EVER”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We went here for lunch almost everyday. You can eat the sandwich over 2 meals and they are just so freaking good. No where to sit and eat inside but you can find a bench outside. Their meats and cheeses are awesome and we also tried their desserts. You should definitely check this place out, soo much better than the crap sandwiches you find on the boardwalk.

Visited July 2013
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Authentic and excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

The town of Lewes finally has an authentic restaurant which is consistently great. The arugula pizza was awesome and the little Italy feel a pleasant atmosphere. All of the dishes being served around us looked amazing. We enjoyed the prosciutto, artichoke, and mushroom pizza and the arugula and prosciutto pizza.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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