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“Great food and service”

D'Ortone's Homestyle Italian Restaurant & Tap
Cuisines: Italian, American
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff
Dover, Delaware
Level Contributor
36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

Wonderful food and great service -- love the Lasagna, spag and meatballs, rigitoni with sausage, and a REAL Philly Cheesesteak made with your choice of cheese (including Whiz). Home cooked food, friendly staff, clean restaurant. Nice children's menu and they will allow substitutions in case your little guy wants plain spag noodles (no sauce or meatballs) in place of the french fries that come with the chicken finger meal. They will also prepare meals "to go", just call ahead -- very accomodating. The Orange Crush is the best bar drink -- made with fresh squeezed OJ and a dash of vanilla vodka!

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Ocean View, Delaware
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195 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Weekend breakfast!”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

Not as crowded on the weekend for breakfast like other places around. Food is plentiful and tasty. Service is slow; staff are "fun".

Visited March 2012
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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Family Restaurant - Great Food!”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Went there last night. All dishes are made to order. You may have to wait but its worth the wait!!! Food was delicious and service was spot on!! We had a large crowd(13 in all) and all the food came hot and correct. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Thanks for good food and good memories!!

  • Visited July 2012
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Washington, DC
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187 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Cute "local" Italian Restaurant”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

We've been to D'ortone's twice this season. It's up Hickman Road, just north of the Harris Teeter behind the Seafood store. You gotta know it's there to know it's there. It's a cute family run Italian restaurant with a bar along side.

We were there during spring break for a Sunday dinner special and again this year on a Friday night. They had quite a crowd and the servers were huffing and puffing. Entrees come with soup or salad, I had a good meatball soup in a tiny cup-size portion. The entrees are good-sized and the red sauce comes heavy on everything. The children's menu has a good selection as well. All the parms - chicken, eggplan, veal, etc... pasta dishes. The entrees come with a side of spaghetti and sauce unless you specifically ask for one of the other offered sides.

A table of six seated next to us (at 9pm) was told that the kitchen is backed up... drink order was taken and waitress said she would not take dinner order yet but be back. A good restaurateur would have offered complimentary cocktail or appetizer...

So, portions are good, prices are modest, free parking, decent but hurried service.

  • Visited July 2012
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