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Tonelli's Deli

American, Cafe, European, Canadian
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6991 East Saanich Rd | Saanich, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 5Z2, Canada
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue - Fri 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been here twice with my family. Both times, the food was excellent. We have 2 young kids, one with severe food allergies, and they were SO accommodating. They offered to make him whatever he'd eat (grilled cheese, ham sandwich, etc). The paninis are great and the floats are even better. I had the carrot soup on one visit and... More 

Thank Jane123456789
Victoria, Canada
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is a lovely small deli with decadent desserts ( notice that is my first thought!) and sandwiches with lots of cool combinations of ingredients. Love the food. Nice area to eat outside. Can be crazy busy. Enjoyed the lavender latte.

Thank Brenda P
British Columbia, Canada
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Our first choice for lunch was crazy busy, so we decided to head to Tonelli's instead, and I am I glad we did! The sandwiches were packed with real sliced meats, amazing cheeses, and fresh vegetables. The soup today was turkey noodle, and even the noodles tasted homemade. I would absolutely recommend this place for a fabulous lunch... And don't... More 

Thank EastWestWxGirl
Victoria, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

One of the best places to eat on the peninsula. The eggs benny is different than the traditional, but in a good way. Staff is friendly, fairly quick, coffee is good, the sandwiches are good, great atmosphere. The only negative thing I can say is that they get so busy there is a line up out the door some times.

Thank William W
British Columbia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Of course, you can't please all of the people all of the time. This is not a candle-lit, white tablecloth kind of place. It is a DELI, after all, as the name says. There are not a lot of tables, unremarkable ambiance, no waiters and it is often very busy with line ups at the till. So, why do people... More 

Thank Bluemoonstarship
Ottawa, Canada
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is a great European style deli A wonderful cozy, cramped, busy little deli Their baking is fantastic, the German apple cake is over the top Breakfasts are good Be patient as it is busy but worth the wait Customers and staff are all friendly

Thank oldtiredandretired
Victoria, Canada
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I love this cafe! The food is of excellent quality and taste and the coffee is always fresh. Also, there is always a gluten-free option.

Thank Kathryn-and-Rob
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

This is a hidden gem that was started by two sisters and built from the heart. Just off island view road is mouthwatering dishes and bakery goods. Top quality ingredients stimulate every taste bud. Cozy in formal interior with a personal staff to make sure your experience is one to be remembered. I wish one item would stand out to... More 

Thank cwiltens
Saskatoon, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful sandwiches, meals and desserts! Great little place inside and out! Nice portions and well priced. Friendly staff! Great coffee! Can't go too much!

Thank Tobi155043
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We went with a friend to Tonelli's for breakfast on a sunny June morning. It was busy! Getting to the till and then to the cream and sugar station was a bit of a challenge as the entry and till area is cramped. Our food was acceptable and served in good time in the small umbrella-ed garden area outside. If... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, European, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6991 East Saanich Rd | Saanich, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 5Z2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 778-426-2822

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?