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Open for Dine-in, Carryout and Curbside Service. 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. 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
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Tuscan, Central-Italian
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go to Touch of Italy every Saturday night after mass. We live in a resort community so it is still crowded on the weekends. We learned to look for seats at the bar since it is so busy and we have grown too love...this. It is a nice way to meet people and make friends. We are seniors and life is short. The food is excellent here and the service even better. They are known for their chicken parm which the portion size is impossible to finish. Always a second meal. But our favorite is our bartender Morgan! As is everywhere they too have staffing problems but Morgan is there many times by herself busting her butt always with a smile making drinks for the whole restaurant and serving the bar. We look forward to seeing her smiling face after mass every week and come to see her more than more the food. If you want great food, homemade desserts to die for, and friendly staff don’t pass this place up and say high to Morgan!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The five of us stopped for dinner and were immediately seated. All of us ordered something different and when the food came out it smelled wonderful. We all agreed that the meal was delicious and will return on our next visit. We had a hard...time on the way out walking past the dessert counter and not buying one of everything. Next time we will get some dessert. The service and food were excellent.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We try to stop by this restaurant on each trip to OC Beach. This time we were seated at a small table by the pizza making brick oven area. We diligently watched the cooks make the pizzas. Not one cook was wearing gloves. We watched...a couple of guys taking bites from the pizza topping containers. Not impressed with that. Also, one cook was eating a brownie served to him by the female in the bakery section. Not impressed with that move. Overall, the food and service is really good.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third trip to Touch of Italy, we have been very satisfied with our meals every time. The Linguine Fra Diavolo is my favorite, but I just can't eat the little octopus in it, the rest is great.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 14, 2021

We ate dinner at this restaurant on Sept. 8, 2021, during our multi-day stay in Ocean City, MD. Our son had recommended it to us, and we were not disappointed. I would give the restaurant more of a 4.3-4.4 rating, if I could. I ordered...the chicken parmesan, and it was both delicious....and ENORMOUS! Have never seen an entree' this large! (It was delicious for lunch the next day back in the hotel room, as well!). My wife ordered the lasagna, and also received a large portion. Note: We made a reservation (only a day or two in advance, and were very glad we did.......We were seated promptly, at a time when the hostesses were advising walk-ins that there was a two-hour wait, even on a Wednesday night during the week AFTER Labor Day. The restaurant's central location, reasonable prices, and ample parking help make it attractive. Would unquestionably dine here again if/when we are ever in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 8, 2021

I have no idea how this restaurant has such great reviews. I am Italian from the New York area and have had excellent Italian food. This is way below par. The eggplant rollatini is very heavy with the breading. The lasagna is made with muenster...cheese....why?!!! The shrimp scampi is covered in a thick flavorless sauce. The Caesar salad was ok and they gave a large portion. Service was just terrible. We waited over a half an hour for drinks and the food came an hour later. We were so tired from waiting we wrapped most of our food, Staff was friendly and the restaurant was clean. There are too many restaurants in the area, please don't waste your time or money on this one.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed September 5, 2021 via mobile

Food was good. The only thing that bothered me was I ordered shrimp scampi. Flavor was ok but the shrimp were not fresh. Definitely frozen from a bag. You can tell the difference. Our waiter was a little absent from waiting on us. Overall I’d...go back but not get a shrimp dish . The pizza looked amazing!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 26, 2021

First time here for us. We all ordered different items. And liked what we got. Wife had the chicken, parmigiana, it was the size of a Pizza. WOW! Was busy, a lot of take out, which is a good sign. Inside, even looked Real Italian....Would return, if ever in the area. Highly Recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed August 22, 2021

We were amazed by the size of the portions and how delicious everything was. We had chicken parmigiana that was the size of a pizza, eggplant parmigiana, also huge. The soup was delicious as were the meatballs and spaghetti. We ended up with plenty to...take home for lunch the next day. The decor is very rustic Italian. We were too full for any desserts. Servicer was very friendly and I’m sure we will return the next trip to OC.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 22, 2021 via mobile

This place was a surprise and amazingly fresh and good. Been coming to Ocean City for decades and didn’t expect this Restuarant to be so good. Italian market inside with fresh cheeses and meats and Italian pastries to die for. Pasta was fresh and light...and sauce didn’t disappoint. Cheese for tomato mozzarella salad was freshly made and ingredients were very fresh. Service was good and there are gluten free options. Don’t be fooled because this restaurant is in the lobby of a Holiday Inn - food was great. Will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Amber A
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Response from Kelly M | Reviewed this property |
Yep there’s a kids menu, you are also able to ask for small side portions of the salads and the pastas etc. they are very accommodating.
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Caren c
October 11, 2018|
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Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge.
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Donna W
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Response from Georgia Louise W | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that. We walked in for breakfast. Dinner may be different.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Touch of Italy

Yes, Touch of Italy offers takeout services.

Touch of Italy is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4