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Funeral Catering Services

Funeral catering services is something we offer to better meet the complete needs of the families we serve. That’s Italian Catering offers catering  for private family dining, memorial gatherings, after-service receptions and at other times as needed.

Restaurant Functions

Our modern dining room can accommodate up to 65 guests on our main floor and up to 35 guests in our lower level private room.  We over several preset packages starting at $29 per guest.  Our event specialist will work with you in creating a customized meal to fit your budget and preferences.

Funeral Catering Services For Family Lounge

Many families feel they cannot leave once visitation has started.  We can provide a variety of hot or cold items, including all plates and disposables, for delivery, all across the Greater Toronto Area.  This will give your family the opportunity to remain together and eat at their leisure without having to worry about leaving and coming back within a short time-frame. View our CATERING MENU.

We’ve offered catering services to the following funeral homes: Scott, Bernardo, Vescio and Ward.

Church Catering

Not all churches provide full funeral lunches. Some may only provide the facilities for you to bring your own food.  We will work with the church and volunteers to assist with the set up, delivery and clean up of your event.

In-Home Catering

Many families wish to offer a reception in their home, but do not wish to cook, serve and clean up once everyone has left.  We offer a hostess who can attend to your home as a security measure before the funeral.  Our staff will arrive to set up while you’re attending the service and will have the food ready when you arrive.  Our staff will also remain for clean up should the need arise.

Gift Cards

In times of grief, neither family nor friends have the time or willingness to cook.  We offer gift cards which can be given to grieving families so that they won’t have to worry about cooking.  They’re available in any denomination, they don’t expire and they’re easily re-loadable.

Please email catering@thatsitalian.ca should you have any questions and/or wish to book an event.  Alternatively, we can be reached at 905.856.5600.

 

Catering For Pharma Reps

Let us cater to your doctors

That’s Italian Catering specializes in pharma catering

Catering for pharma reps and the medical community is a large part of our business.  There’s a reason why sales reps from Bayer, AstraZeneca, Allergan, Alcon and Novartis love That’s Italian Catering.  It’s because we make their jobs so much easier when it comes to feeding their clients.  One call to 905.856.5600 or an email sent to catering@thatsitalian.ca is all it takes to have one of our sales rep create a customized menu.  Our catering reps email a detailed proposal and has it signed electronically.

Customizable Menus

That’s Italian Catering has a variety of different foods to offer your clients. That’s Italian offers a varied selection of vegetarian, vegan and even halal dishes. Everything will arrive hot, on time and ready-to-eat.  We include paper plates and serving utensils at no additional charge.  That’s Italian delivers to Toronto, Brampton, Markham, Thornhill, Richmond Hill and Maple. We can work with many budgets and accept all major credit cards.

Platinum Buono Points Program

All our top-tier clients are enrolled in our loyalty program.  They earn one point for every dollar spent and when 1000 points is achieved, they receive a reward.  A $50 gift card to one of 60 national retailers or a $75 gift card to That’s Italian which you can use for catering or inside the dining room.  It’s an easy way to stretch your budget. Sign up is easy and free.  Simply click the link and download the mobile app on your phone.  The mobile application is available for both Apple and Android phones.   Should you have any questions, please contact a team member at 416.482.5426.  It’s win-win for everyone!

Free Local Area Delivery Is Now Available At That’s Italian

FREE local area delivery

Free Delivery From That’s Italian Ristorante

That’s Italian Ristorante is pleased to announce that we’ll be offering FREE local area delivery commencing in July.  We’re sick and tired of being ‘bullied’ by 3rd party delivery companies such as UberEats and SkipTheDishes. High commission. Poor customer service. Poor communication skills. These companies do nothing to support the local economy.  In fact, they do nothing more than harm the local mom-and-pop shops which are the pillars of your local community.

Rather than paying $5 or more, you’ll be getting FREE delivery when you order from our site.  All you need to do is order a minimum of $30 and be within our local area delivery zone.  It’s as simple as that. No coupons required. No promo codes needed.  Who doesn’t want to save money?

Unlike the other guys, our delivery drivers care about the clients.  We see them all the time.  When was the last time you saw the same UBEREATS driver twice?  When the weather hits minus 30 degrees, does your driver bring an insulated bag?  We didn’t think so.  How often are they on time?  What happens when the food is late?  Do you get stuck speaking to someone in another country who really doesn’t care what you think? These are part of the reasons we ditched both UberEats and SkipTheDishes.  Too many problems and our clients weren’t happy.

Earn Prizes Just For Eating!

Our website is www.ThatsItalian.ca.  On it, you can quickly and easily order some of your favourite dishes.  When ordering, don’t forget to register your BUONO POINTS first.  This way, you’ll earn points towards free food and other great prizes.  Don’t have one?  Don’t worry.  Sign up is quick and free.  All you need to do is download the mobile app HERE and register your profile.  Each time you order online, you’ll earn points.  Mondays and Tuesdays are DOUBLE point days which means more points sooner!

With hot weather like this, it’s nice to know that you can get a hot, fresh, authentic Italian meal delivered to your home or office. Buon Apetito!

Canada Day Long Weekend

Canada Day long weekend reminder:  we will be CLOSED on Sunday July 1st and Monday July 2nd to spend time with our families for Canada Day.  Even though we LOVE our jobs and our guests…. we still need to make time for our loved ones.  The hospitality industry is very demanding and we’re open 7 days a week with very few days off.

Since the weather network is calling for a severe heatwave to start the weekend, why not bring in your family and friends to That’s Italian either today (Friday) or tomorrow?  We have plenty of A/C and lots of cold drinks to keep you cool!

You can book directly via our site by clicking RESERVATIONS or by calling us at 416.ITALIAN / 416.482.5426.

If you’re lounging at home or by a pool, we’ll happily have one of our drivers deliver some food to you.  Our convenient online ordering system makes it a breeze.  Pizzas, pastas, salads…. and even Freshouse juices!  Whatever your craving… we’ll definitely have something for everyone.  Make sure to try our delicious gluten-free pizzas and pastas if you’re trying to maintain that beach body!

Freshouse Juice Available At That’s Italian For Delivery

Great News!  That’s Italian Ristorante has teamed up with our neighbours at Freshouse Juice Bar.  Our guests will now be able to order select juices for delivery when placing their orders online at www.ThatsItalian.ca.  They’ve been creating delicious, healthy and organic juices for many years and for thousands of clients.  We thought we would add a few additional options for our guests, especially when ordering for large groups.  While some people may crave pizza and pasta, maybe someone else may want a salad or something a little lighter.  As long as the juice is in stock at Freshouse, and the order for food is at least $30 or more, our drivers will be more than happy to pick up a juice (or two) for you.  Not only are you getting two great products from one source, but your also helping out local businesses which create jobs in the community.

Get your hands on I AM PURE or I AM SEXY.  Order a FLU SHOT for preventative measures (we could also double-up on the garlic in our Spaghetti Aglio e Olio…. just sayin’.).  If you have any questions with regards to the juice, you can always call them at 905.605.9000 or email info@freshouse.ca.

Delivery of both food from That’s Italian and Freshouse Juice is available online.  It’s easy to use and very convenient.  You can order from your PC or mobile device. We even have a nifty little app you can download it on your ANDROID device by clicking HERE.  We also have an ordering app for Apple devices which can be downloaded HERE.

 

Online Reservations Are Available

Online Reservations

Did you know that you can make online reservations to That’s Italian using Yelp?  Now, with just a few clicks of a button, you can book a table at your favourite, local Italian restaurant.  The service is available 24/7.  It’s very easy to use and you’ll even get a text message and/or email reminder.  The days of waiting on the phone to book a table are a thing of the past. To try our service, click HERE. You can even change your guest numbers, cancel or amend your reservation from your mobile phone.  You don’t have to call back.

Business Events At That’s Italian

Are you in charge of planning the next business event? Team building? Client appreciate night? Have you thought about hosting it at That’s Italian? We would love to help you host your next session at our restaurant. Our main dining room holds up to 65 guests comfortably and our lower level, private room, can accommodate up to 35 people. We offer complimentary use of our Wifi, LCD monitors and whiteboards. We offer various breakfast, lunch and dinner options including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and halal options. It’s no wonder large companies such as TD Canada Trust, Scotiabank, Bayer, Allergan, eNerCare and Coca Cola trust us when it comes to feeding their staff.

Here is a link to some of our BUSINESS EVENTS menu.

Our restaurant is conveniently located near Highway 7 and Pine Valley. Literally minutes away from highways 407 / 400 and the 427. We’re 15 minutes away from Pearson airport and there are many hotels located nearby. We offer all our guests plenty of FREE parking.

Give us a call today at 905.856.5600 and we’ll help prepare a detailed proposal for your event. We’re open 7 days a week and can be reached via email at events@ThatsItalian.ca.

 

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Avoiding 3rd Party Delivery Companies Like UberEats

You may have heard of UbeEats, SkipTheDishes and Foodora.  Some of you may have even used their services.  What you may not know is that often, these companies have negative impacts on small, local businesses. Many feel compelled to use these companies in order to compete with larger chains.  These companies take anywhere from 20 to 35% of the gross sales on top of any additional service fees, promotions and penalties applied on top.  UberEats is the largest and most notorious of the ‘Big 3’.   Another negative to add are the subcontracted delivery drivers who don’t really care if you food arrives hot and on time. It’s no surprise that food often arrives cold and/or late.  The best thing you can do, if you truly want to help your neighbourhood, is to order DIRECTLY  from the restaurant.

Local Delivery Rocks!

That’s Italian is pleased to offer local area delivery.  Our entire menu is available for your convenience.  You can either order directly by calling 416.ITALIAN / 416.482.5426, by visiting us online at www.ThatsItalian.ca, or by downloading our online ordering app for Apple or Android devices.  The beauty of ordering online is that you can sign up for BUONO POINTS and you’ll earn points on every purchase which translates into FREE food, discounts and gift certificates.  You can find out more about our loyalty program HERE.

Share the News

Tell your friends, family and co-workers to help support small businesses.  We’re the back-bone of your local economy and we provide jobs for people in and around our community.  Unlike UberEats and SkipTheDishes, we care about our guests and we have pride in what we do.