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Cafe, Soups, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed April 11, 2021 via mobile

This little spot is busy, especially with bicycle riders that pass through. They call themselves a Deli, but they didn’t seem to have any displayed Meats or bread. It’s more of a baked goods, light lunch type of place. They have about 4 or 5...featured Panini Sandwiches. I have eaten Panini’s in many Italian restaurants, so I was looking forward to trying one here. I ordered the Montreal Smoked Meat Panini. When I opened the wrapping of my Panini, I was a bit surprised. This was not a Panini, as advertised. Instead of using a Panini Press to grill the Panini, they just toasted the Rye Bread and then built the Sandwich. This is not how a Panini is made. It’s just a toasted Bread Sandwich. Either this place doesn’t know what a Panini is, or they were just being flat out lazy and decided it would be faster to just toast the bread. Maybe they don’t even have a Panini Press. Anyways, that was a big disappointment. The Sauerkraut was very weak in flavour and there was barely any Mustard or Cheese inside. They did put a fair amount of Montreal Smoked Meat in my Sandwich. Overall, the Sandwich tasted just ok. Service was good and prices were average.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 20, 2020

It was awesome to see that Tonolli's was open for take out on March 19. We had delicious pear brie panini and then we had awesome triple chocolate cakes to celebrate my birthday -- with fresh Americanos. Nirvana! My friend and I briefly cozied for...a quick photo then back to 6 feet distance between us as per COV 19 directives.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 14, 2020

First time! Lunch at Tonelli's with my students was awesome. Great flavour choices beautifully prepared and presented, and superb baking for dessert. Going again today!.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

This place is so great. Staff great. New owners had a bit of a learning curve to get all in order but they’re well on their way. They’re now working on updating the website and adding some new menu items including some vegetarian options. Don’t...miss out on their scones!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 18, 2019

Today, I had the Roma Panini and a bowl of the soup of the day which was roasted corn. Hands down the best Panini, I've ever had! The soup was delicious as well. Both were very filling. I also bought a loaf of their Rye...bread for home.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 18, 2019

Had a wonderful lunch today of freshly made baked potato soup and gourmet pizza. They have a wonderful assortment of mouth watering pastries. The service and friendly staff is top notch. Highly recommend it. Sue C

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

I stopped by this place as it was recommended by a friend who frequents this restaurant. I had to stop by Brentwood Bay yesterday so I grab some dinner which was the pizza pesto pasta salad and their cabbage roll soup. They're freshly made pizza...dough and pizza was amazing but their cabbage roll soup was absolutely amazing. I think I'm going to head back to see if they have some more. The men you look very good when I went in there and I can't wait to go back to try some more items on their menu. Staff was really friendly. Very quaint little place. A cute cozy little outdoor patio is down the side of the building.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

Best little hideaway, food is home made and delicious.I especially love the gluten free bread!!The ambiance is lovely and the staff wonderful.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

First you are tempted by the showcase of deserts - it's hard to concentrate on what you want for lunch when you've already figured out desert!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 22, 2019

We've tried this place a few times and every visit we've experienced miserable service. It seems a smile and/or basic courtesies are at a premium. Call me old-fashioned, but I thought it made good business sense to present customers with a warm welcome. Pity, as...the baked products are pretty good.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Yes, Tonolli's Deli offers takeaway services.

Yes, Tonolli's Deli offers delivery services.

Tonolli's Deli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5