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Touch of Italy

101 2nd St, Lewes, DE 19958-1356
+1 302-703-3090
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“cookies” (73 reviews)
“meatballs” (50 reviews)
“sandwiches” (95 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
101 2nd St, Lewes, DE 19958-1356
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Reviewed yesterday

We had lunch there today. The pizza was delicious and a great value. The sandwich was packed with meat & cheese, but the housemate bread was like a brick. When we told our waitress her reply was "yes its hard on the outside but soft...More

Thank CaptainStevers
Reviewed 3 days ago

Large portions, chicken parm was outstanding. Sauce a little to spicy for me, but i am not a fan of spices. Meatballs, tightly packed, wasnt sure they were homemade. The caprese salad-the tomatoes for this time of year were not at all what i expected...More

Thank Lauraine B
Lori L, Public Relations Manager at Touch of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review! Feedback is always important to us because it helps to make us better. We hope you will visit us again and yes, the meatballs are an old family recipe.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food & service was good. The place is on the small size, but it gives you that warm feeling.The food is great and they have a take out deli. It is worth the time to stop.

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

We are thrilled you stopped by. Our Lewes location was our first location and yes, the smallest. For a larger dining experience, visit our Rehoboth Beach location or our one in Ocean City. Thank you again and for the great review. Come back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service was excellent. Took out of towner's there . Close to waterfront . Open all year round.

Thank larrya223
Lori L, Public Relations Manager at Touch of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awesome!! Glad to hear your experience was a great one. We hope you will return soon and bring more friends! Thank you

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lewes has lots of great restaurants but don't overlook TOI. Corner store front looks like any other pizza place. It's so much more. When you walk in there is a case with takeout and Italian delights. There is also a private wine room. It is...More

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

Wowwww! This is a fantastic review. You pretty much nailed it! You identified everything that is important to us and our customers, so your review will be helpful to many others. Thank you for stopping by and we hope you will return soon! Next time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So far our favorite spot for dinner. Food was delicious and the staff was super friendly! It is a small dining room so we did have about a 15minute wait, but it was more than worth it!

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

And.....reviews and customers like yourself are our favorites. We work hard to make sure your experience is a great one. Happy to hear it was! Thank you!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Early dinner with my wife tuened out to be one of the most enjoyable dining out experiences we've had lately. From the personnel to desert, everything was perfect. Service, food quality, setting, wine. Aura of friendliness accented everything about this place and everyone was smiling,...More

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

Sounds like a fantastic night! Thank you for choosing us and please come back again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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

2  Thank photogirl411
Lori L, Public Relations Manager at Touch of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$9 - $20
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
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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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