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Touch of Italy

101 2nd St, Lewes, DE 19958-1356
+1 302-703-3090
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“cookies” (73 reviews)
“meatballs” (49 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
101 2nd St, Lewes, DE 19958-1356
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1 - 10 of 688 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

I had delicious Eggplant Parm, with authentic Italian "gravy." The portion was huge. I had the leftovers for lunch twice. I also had a glass of Touch of Italy brand Pignot Grigio, also delicious. The restaurant is very small, but the food is outstanding. My...More

Thank Michele19809
Lori L, Public Relations Manager at Touch of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you! It's important to us what others think and this review is awesome! Thank you for the great review. Be sure to check out our other locations as well. We have Lewes, Rehoboth, Ocean City, and coming soon Milford and Christiana!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are regular diners at TOI. Recently quite a few items have been removed from the menu. Many of our favorites such as short ribs, shrimp and polenta, pork chops etc. were removed. I understand this is an Italian restaurant but not everyone wants pasta,...More

Thank newtomilton
Lori L, Public Relations Manager at Touch of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate the feedback and thank you for being regular customers. Menu changes often stem from many reasons. Sometimes dishes aren't as popular, sometimes the pricing doesn't make sense, or sometimes we just add new things to try. We will certainly take into consideration your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 5 couples went and had the pleasure of the private dining room. It is a small, quaint restaurant serving pizza and a menu of fine foods. A fabulous array of wines and awesome desserts. In addition, they sell assorted deli items, pastas,...More

1  Thank photogirl411
Lori L, Public Relations Manager at Touch of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awww! Love this review. We are so happy your dining experience was such a pleasant one. The wine room is awesome to have to yourselves! I will pass along the feedback to Emma as well. Servers love when they are praised for doing a good...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined her for lunch and just LOVE the setting and the food. It's such a cute Italian setting with the best wood fire pizza. It's a much everytime we come to the beach! The nice part is you can purchase a lot of what...More

Thank Mjk21love2travel
Lori L, Public Relations Manager at Touch of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awesome awesome review!!! We agree! It's a pretty special place. Thank you for the great words and for visiting us often!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by for a quick dinner on a Saturday evening after 9 pm. Food was fresh. Pizza was delicious!!!!!!! Very impressed! Will definitely go back. Did not have the most pleasant waitress (I guess we were a late arrival) but meal made up for her...More

Thank FrequentTraveler59
Lori L, Public Relations Manager at Touch of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We LOVE a YAY review! Thank you! Glad the pizza was awesome! A little fun fact we just placed top 10 internationally 3 places for our pizza. We placed 3rd, 6th, and 7th. Will certainly pass along feedback regarding the waitress to our manager so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Touch of Italy is our #1 favorite restaurant in the area. We mostly go to the location on Route 1 because it's easier for us, but all locations are outstanding. If you want to eat in or get take out for dinner, you won't be...More

Thank lewesgal
Lori L, Public Relations Manager at Touch of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Our eclairs are divine, but so are reviews like this. We love that you are part of our Touch of Italy family and visit us often. We definitely are a one stop shop for all of your Italian needs and are thrilled you take advantage...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super authentic Italian, the Calzone was one of the best I've ever had! Also, really great service and the restaurant itself was super cute!

Thank Dalton S
Lori L, Public Relations Manager at Touch of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great review!! Thank you. Please come back again soon or visit one of our other locations in Rehoboth, Ocean City, or coming soon, Christiana and Milford!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

12 of us, including children had dinner here. Service was excellent. And the food. Superb! Everything was wonderful. Everyone, all 12, enjoyed their dinner. Fresh and expertly prepared. This is on the must go to list.

Thank Jade C
Lori L, Public Relations Manager at Touch of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! Great review, especially, for such a large party. We are glad you all enjoyed your food and your visit. Don't forget you can always purchase things from the salumeria or pasticceria so you have real fresh Italian items at home too!! Thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is fantastic and the Sunday feast is extraordinary. The place is very popular and so there is likely a wait. Unfortunately, for those who want to wait at small bar receive very poor service. If the bartender is at the bar, he is...More

Thank Robcentpa
Lori L, Public Relations Manager at Touch of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review and the feedback. Summertime does make things very busy in the restaurant and yes, at times staffing may be an issue. Unfortunately, this is for all establishments, but when it affects your business, it is a bigger issue. I will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casual dining place with brisk retail sales and takeout business. It can get noisy but not bad. We had an appetizer we hadn’t seen before: bocconcini, thee handmade mozzarella balls wrapped in prosciutto and pan-seared was salty but really delicious. Good prelude to the Pizza...More

Thank M_Lightfoot
Lori L, Public Relations Manager at Touch of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

This is fabulous! Thank you for such a great review. It means a lot to us. We hope you come back again real soon and try some of our other favorites!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$9 - $20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 2nd St, Lewes, DE 19958-1356
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: +1 302-703-3090
  • E-mail
Description
Home for Bob Ciprietti is Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. Growing up there and falling in love with the food, tradition,and people of NY inspired him to bring a little bit of home to Delaware. Touch of Italy first opened in the fall of 2010 in Lewes, Delaware and now has locations in Rehoboth Beach and Ocean City, MD. Each ristorante has a salumeria(deli) and a pasticceria (bakery) in house. Although our dining room opens at 11 AM, the bakery and deli open at 10 AM.

We are known for our most popular Chicken Parm, our mozzarella, our crispy bread, our internationally recognized brick oven pizza, our pasta, and our eclairs.

It's important to us that when you dine with us you enjoy a true authentic Italian experience with good food, friends, family, and great conversation. Stop by for a glass of wine and some good pasta or some meatballs and bread. Regardless of your choice, you won't be disappointed.
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