In a bout of spontaneity, Mr. Rache booked a room at a seaside bed and breakfast, The Savannah Inn. While I can’t say enough good things about the Inn (from the location to the rooms to the common areas – this Inn oozes modern charm), I’m really here to talk about food.
While strolling through the town of Lewes, Mr. Rache and I spotted a deli and trattoria aptly named Touch of Italy. Everything about the place – the ambiance, the furnishings – made me feel nostalgic, even though this was my first visit. Maybe it’s because we were greeted by a young man in a paper hat and welcomed like regulars by the rest of the staff. We ordered a pizza to go and enjoyed a glass of house red at the bar while we waited.
Touch of Italy is more than charming. It’s the perfect juxtaposition of casual old-style deli and more refined eatery. Prosciutto di Parma hangs from the ceiling, pretty cookies sparkle on refrigerated shelves, and hunks of rich Parmesan Reggiano and other Italian cheeses decorate the deli case.
After enjoying our late night glass of wine, we went to our room to savor every bite of freshly baked and perfectly seasoned pizza.
Impressed, we went back the next day for lunch, enjoying salad, soup, and another pizza.
If you’re down at the beach this summer, visit Touch of Italy for take-out, desserts, or a leisurely dinner with good friends. And expect to want to go back before you even leave.
101 2nd Street
Lewes, DE 19958