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DiFebo's Restaurant & Deli, Bethany Beach, DE

DiFebo's Restaurant & Deli

4.6
4.6
548 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
DiFebo’s Restaurant & Deli in Bethany Beach offers a warm Mediterranean décor and authentic modern Italian cuisine. From the small plates and starters through the intensely flavored “yard and sea” favorites, DiFebo’s Restaurant & Deli is sure to become a favorite.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (302) 539-4550

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 548 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Italian

  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. SS

    SkipS

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taste, presentation & service always exceed expectations. Sergio always provides an enjoyable dining experience. Only recommendation would be to offer a cheese tray for dessert; a great complement to a delicious menu.
  2. S

    Steph

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, cocktails and wine selection!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had Reservations for 5:30 on a Saturday night. After seeing our seats we opt to sit @ the Bar. Great service!!! Great pasta!!! Phenomenal desserts🍰
  4. NS

    NickS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only problem we had was condensation dripping off of the ductwork and landing on one of the four people sitting at the table. They said there were no Empty Tables to move us
  5. KM

    KimM

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious dinner. Our server was great! Love this place!
  6. l

    leor

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good service good food
  7. SS

    SkipS

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fine dining in a casual atmosphere. Cocktail & entree special are always exciting and delicious! Always helpfully Michael with reservations; Sergio sets the bar for service. Treat yourself and your family to a great dining experience!
  8. KP

    KikiP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers were so pleasant and efficient and the food was genuine traditional Italian deliciousness! We grew up in New York in Italian families and this food was spot on what we’ve been hoping to find in Delaware. Grazi!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We always revisit DiFebos when we are in Bethany Beach, good food, fresh and love the outdoor courtyard!
  10. NB

    NancyB

    Philadelphia

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Difebo's is always a must when visiting the Bethany Beach area. The food is always delicious and the service is wonderful. We are never disappointed!
  11. VG

    VirginiaG

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    DiFebo's is a predictable experience all the time. Declan, our waitress, was friendly and helpful and attentive. Food was fresh and tasty. My husband had the fish stew, again, and loves it. I had the chicken parmigiana which was great. Wish they offered a gnocchi as an alternative rather than penne. The artichoke appetizer is superb. Wish that they had more choices with appetizers. For desserts, the berry pie was excellent. Add sorbet as another option. I'll try the pasta dishes next time.
  12. M

    Mjsw

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Defebos. Food is fresh and delicious and the portions are huge. Their pasta is homemade and cooked perfectly. The cioppino , veal chop and chicken parm were amazing. All the starters are great. And don’t miss the sangria!! We ate outside in the courtyard. It’s a Lovely space. Mosquitos were biting so suggest bug spray or eat inside. Highly recommend!!
  13. n

    nancy

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Food and service was as always very good. We had a reservation for four. The table was too close to the bar the noise and traffic in and out of the outdoor dining area. It was too crowded to move us to another table.
  14. SS

    SkipS

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always Outstanding! Daily specials are innovative, amazing mixture of taste and textures. Equally delicious are the craft cocktails. Service, as always, exceeds any expectations! Our waiter, Sergio, has set a bar of service not found in many restaurants. The entire staff, from kitchen runners to hostess generally make one feel welcome as a guest. The are alot of dining options in the resort area, DiFebo’s rates and remains on top!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and great service! A Bethany Beach must!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been to both DiFebos locations total 4 x Always for special occasions. Food is always excellent Service also Wonderful menu and ambiance
  17. AS

    AnnaS

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Made my reservation thru open table. Got emails confirming my reservation. However when I got to the restaurant. They had no record of my reservation. So open table and this restaurant do not talk to each other.
  18. H

    Hungrybethanybeachguy

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was great, but an apparent staff shortage slowed down service. Our waiter was great, but seemed to be overloaded at times.
  19. D

    Drk613

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    I was fine until I overheard the sever at the next table and she explained the specials snd was very forthcoming about options, which ours dud not at all. She neve mentioned the drink specials so I missed the sangria. It was fine, but the service just seemed really inconsistent, so I felt a little slighted.
  20. DW

    DaleW

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Waiter was inattentive on our Anniversary day. Also had to ask twice for our dessert
  21. VG

    VirginiaG

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is our third visit to this restaurant and certainly the best our waiter, Sergio, was wonderful. Their artichoke appetizer was perfect which we split my husband had their fish stew which was superb. DiFebo's makes their own pasta and he raved about it. I had their veal parmigiana which was wonderful. Nice wine selection. Joel had their espresso which he loved - hot and tasty. We would recommend the restaurant highly. Must have reservations during tourist season.
  22. D

    Dana

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff very accommodating (esp Ronnie); outdoor seating lovely; delicious food and drink.
  23. HG

    HowardG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Portions were small. I think I had 5 ravioli for dinner. The brownie Sunday was large but the tirimisu was tiny.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful as usual. Only distraction was a screaming baby and his parents managed him as well as possible. All good
  25. RA

    RoseAllDay

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service, patio seating was beautiful, very relaxing. To quote my dad, “man, when it’s my time to go, I want this is for my last meal. This is just SPECTACULAR” (he got the seafood and sausage rosé special) he wouldn’t stop talking about it the rest of the weekend. lol will definitely be returning
  26. DD

    DeborahD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Live in DE, dine often at DiFebo’s . This last meal was very disappointing, smaller portions and not the same quality as in previous visits there.
  27. R

    Robertb

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    tried and true the best Italian restaurant in Bethany Beach
  28. V

    Valpo

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  29. LN

    LanaN

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are here from out of town and I have to say that this was the absolute best Italian meal I’ve had in a long time. Service was great, food was great, all in all a wonderful evening.
  30. SM

    SusanM

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the server's recommendations were spot on. We had a great experience.
  31. M

    M12string

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal. Short ribs, Cioppino, cavatelli all perfect, as were the desserts…and Sambuca.
  32. PS

    PaulS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite Italian restaurant. The service is always energetic and welcoming. The food is spectacular. We always have a great time there. All of the staff makes us feel at home. You can actually have a dinner conversation without shouting at each other.
  33. JC

    JohnC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    It's a bit pricey, but pretty much the closest think you'll get to an authentic Italian restaurant.
  34. CP

    ChristineP

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place for dinner.
  35. JM

    JamieM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Around the table it was the best fried artichokes, the best Cesar salad, the best salmon, the best gnocchi, and the best pasta dish (torchetti with wild mushrooms) we've all ever had. And that was before dessert - between the tiramisu, rum cake, and peanut butter pie we couldn't decide our favorite. Service was excellent. Ronnie was a blast and even though he was still in his final days of training, he gave us awesome service, was a good sport with us, and was so personable. We'll definitely be back. Great place for a "fancier" beach dinner amongst friends/family/dates. Reservations are definitely recommended. People were having to wait a long time to get a table without reservations. We had to wait an additional 10 minutes or so for an outdoor table, but it was understandable and totally worth it. Communication was great through the check in and waiting. The only slight negative is that parking is a mess. Grotto's parking next door is off limits. When we go again, we're going to just park at the deli across the street and walk over. Trying to get turned around after finding out that there isn't any parking in their small lot is a total ordeal. Better to just get a spot further away and avoid the hassle. Get a reservation and go. Everything was wonderful. Best meal we've had in ages! Thanks again to Ronnie for making it memorable!
  36. j

    joshm

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Food was delicious and service great.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was good but the lasagna and pasta dishes were too loaded with sauce. Chicken cacciatore special and chicken parmigiana were delicious dishes.
  38. L

    Looda

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Family vacation!
  39. PJ

    PJCopey

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We learned more about specials and favorite dishes from another waiter talking to other tables and not necessarily from our server. She seemed put off and not caring about taking care of clients needs. (Isn’t that what a server is there to do). Food quality was good but for what you pay a side salad should come with the meal. Server never asked when we said we were done to ask if we wanted one check or split since she knew we were 2 couples. Just expected us two do the split in our own head. Overall ok but not running out to tell he world to go here. We were there with a property owner in ocean side who said it was ok but not the “wow” we all expected knowing how hard it is to get a reservation.
  40. EC

    EmilyC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service! They were able to accomodate us although we were a bit early. Recommendations from the wait staff when deciding among the delicious options were spot on. Food was delish.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

DiFebo's Restaurant & Deli is rated 4.6 stars by 548 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for DiFebo's Restaurant & Deli

789 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bethany Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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