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

Touch of Italy
101 2nd Street, Lewes, DE 19958
+1 302-703-3090
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Ranked #2 of 79 Restaurants in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Delicatessen
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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.
Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 restaurant reviews
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“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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36 restaurant reviews
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“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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Clifton, New Jersey
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“Great Italian Food in Lewes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

On a recent trip to Lewes, DE we stopped in a Taste of Italy one evening. It's a small restaurant - salumeria on the corner of a main street in Lewes. The restaurant side was very small and very crowded; the salumeria side was also very small and crowded. We left because it was obvious there would be a huge wait. However, it was obvious everyone was having a great time, the dinners looked delicious, and the cheeses and salami hanging up looked even better.

If you are a New Yorker, this is the place to go. It's hard to believe you can find some authentic real Italian food outside the tri-state area. We returned the following night and were lucky enough to get a small table right away. Although the waitstaff had to squeeze around our table and the refrigerator cabinet, it was well worth it for us.

Terrific Italian food, great wine, and even better cannoli for desert. I hesitated to write this because it means more people may go - making it even more crowded! Time to open a larger, dedicated restaurant - and expand the salumeria.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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“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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“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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