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Dell'Arte Readers' Choice for Best Italian Deli

Route 37 shop tops weekly poll

In a close vote, readers have chosen as the best Italian deli in Toms River.

The Route 37 shop garnered 20 percent (45 votes) of responses in our weekly poll, with 219 total votes. Close behind was Luigi's on Dover Road with 18 percent (40 votes) followed by on Fischer Boulevard with 16 percent (37 votes).

Thanks for voting! 

Editor's Note: Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch. Official rules for the Readers' Choice Poll are attached to this story.

. May 14, 2012 at 10:34 AM
Where is the poll?
Shelly May 14, 2012 at 02:32 PM
My vote is for Montedoro's on Fischer Blvd. The staff is always helpful, accommodating and courteous. The food is always fresh and homemade. Their sauces are outstanding as are their fresh pastas! Best Italian bread around. Why go anywhere else????
. May 14, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Mid Shore is a well established business. My family has been going there for many years. Besides the deli, with all the Italian favorites, you have home cooked specials daily and the best butcher shop around. I tried Montedoro once and they didn't even have fresh mozzarella that day. There were young kids working there that weren't very knowledgable. After that, I wouldn't give them another chance. Whenever I pass there, there are never any cars at all.
. May 14, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Didn't Toscano's close and someone else has it now?
Rick Molinia May 14, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Correct Mr. No Name.. and Toscano's is now " LA BELLA ABRUZZI " and it certainly gets my vote for Best Deli in toms river.. HMMMM . they make delicious panini sandwhiches and have plenty of REAL CHICKEN BREAST ( not deli meat) Plus they may or may not have THE BEST CANNOLI'S in Town!!
Kaplat May 14, 2012 at 09:16 PM
There are none! Joe Leone- please come to TR!
1stcav May 14, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Kaplat: Got that right !
1stcav May 15, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Rick: Ponderelli's in Silverton, Pino is from Italy and knows his trade !
CR May 15, 2012 at 02:26 AM
Joe Leone, hands down. La Bella Abruzzi, a distant, but strong second- best Italian roast pork in town...have one every time I make it home!!
. May 15, 2012 at 10:37 AM
I live right near there. I will have to try it.
D. Brown May 15, 2012 at 10:58 AM
I second Joe Leone's!! By far the very best in everyway!!
D. Brown May 15, 2012 at 11:18 AM
NEW LOCATION ON JUNE 2ND. (Beautiful new building) 510 Route 35 South Pt Pleasant Beach
M. Davis May 15, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Vitale's Italian Deli just opened on Rt 37 east bound, across from Burger King. They have the BEST Broccoli Rabe I ever had!!!!
Scott May 16, 2012 at 11:51 AM
I agree as well!!! I don't mind driving a few extra miles for some good Italian food.
Roy N Lunchbox May 16, 2012 at 05:53 PM
All these places suck.
Barry Fleckmann May 16, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Toms River DOESN'T have decent pizza, Chinese food or Italian deli. Toms River IS the MOST nowhere place in the country for ethnic food. You want good Italian deli?Get in your car, and drive to New York City!! Mulberry Street, in Little Italy. Somebody told me it's in the water, or something like that. Heck, WHAT do I know? Apparently, nothing. I'll see you all at the Chili Cook-off, this weekend. Oh, you want GREAT chili? Go to The Miracle Pub, on Route 37 West, near Lakehurst Road. Chili, I know.
Ceil May 20, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Wow people are crazy Montedoro is the best ok mr. No name so they ran out of fresh Mozz one day the food is amazing no good delis in tons river ppl are so crazy!! Go to Montedoro u won't b disappointed!!
Ceil May 20, 2012 at 01:05 AM
People are really ignorant
JR August 02, 2012 at 12:26 PM
TRY LUIGI'S IN STR OR CESTERO'S ON RT 166 in TR BOTH ARE GREAT IF YOU DONT WANT TO TRAVEL TO NEWARK OR NYC

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