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Tom's Deli


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Experience the real taste of Italy in the heart of the city for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a quick drink. We also stock a range of traditional Italian specialities, from our deli counter. Take a break from your day with a great atmosphere and great company at Tom's Deli. Our fresh, tasty and flavoursome menu is made from products that come direct from Italy. We're a unique friendly community in the heart of Winchester, where you can meet, network and make friends - echoing the Italian espresso bars of old.
US$6 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Mediterranean
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attempted to go for a snack late Saturday afternoon only to find it was closed and opened at 6. We came another time for a coffee and snacks. The "flat white" was disappointing although the cake was nice. We will attempt to go for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank AvidTraveler12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we absolutely love this place. It is small but really cosy. Tom the owner is always here to recommend a good bottle of wine or to tell us all about the specials. In the summer there is a nice terrasse outside.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Marionfi10000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly enjoyed the best Spaghetti carbonara I’ve ever had. The pasta was homemade & it makes such a difference. The member of staff who served us was engaging & attentive. We went for an evening meal & I would suggest the surroundings feel more like...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Breakpeep
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

A fantastic experience every time. The food is delicious, piping hot and reasonably priced. The atmospher is relaxed. The resuturant is small but in a good way, quaint. And the staff are very friendly. I dont believe there to be any competition with Tom's Deli...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CMBALL23
Reviewed 30 December 2018

Went here on account of the good reviews but were sadly not impressed. Maybe as it was Christmas market and a busy Sunday we were just unlucky but we ordered soup which was quite pricey, we waited almost an hour for a rather mediocre bowl...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank discerningtravelller
Reviewed 30 December 2018

We visit Tom’s Deli often and Ihave never given less than five stars. However on the last three visits we have noticed ( others have noticed too) that the portion sizes have become a lot less than you used to be given. We visited on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank wendybrain
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

I’ll kick start my review with a confession. Despite being a local I had no idea that this place existed until my lovely neighbour, Tom, invited myself and my family for lunch at his deli. It’s been open since 1987 and I must have walked...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MrsBlackledge
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Authentic family run restaurant. Proper home cooked food. Great atmosphere. Personal touch. Tom is great. Recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GeoffMcGeoffrey
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

After hearing such great things about this restaurant I decided to bring my friend here for lunch. She wasn’t feeling particularly hungry so just ordered the bruschetta, whereas I ordered a salmon pasta dish. The service was strained at best, my friend was admittedly running...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Phyllida93
Cristian F, General Manager at Tom's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2018

We are sorry you had a bad experience, but we would like to have you back as guest for lunch. Please accepts our apologies

Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Just had a fantastic meal, food lovely, staff brilliant, limoncello to finish off!!! Highly recommend if you’re visiting Winchester but definitely book before as a local gem and reckon it does get booked up quickly!!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Paul H
14 March 2018|
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Response from Alice Mary B | Reviewed this property |
Always worth asking Tom. He is always up for new challenges and can easily say no if necessary.
5 February 2018|
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Response from wendybrain | Reviewed this property |
There is seating outside at Tom's so taking a dog should not be a problem.
25 April 2017|
Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
I don't know for sure. In the summer they have an open air 'bistro' style seating too so there I am sure it is n o problem. Tom is a very friendly and accommodating chap. I suggest you call him and just ask.
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