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DiFebo's Restaurant & Deli, Bethany Beach, DE

DiFebo's Restaurant & Deli

4.7
4.7
575 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 8 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 575 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Ocean City / Delaware Shore

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. JE

    JoeE

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food. Isabel was a delightful server. We will be back!
  2. s

    surfergirl

    Washington DC

    133 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were visiting the beach for Thanksgiving, and DiFebo is closed in Rehobeth, we drove and really enjoyed our dinner in Bethany
  3. CW

    ColetteW

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Agnolotti too Al denté for me. Short ribs are always phenomenal. Very pretty and cozy restaurant.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Great ambiance. Limited parking.
  5. DC

    DCEpicurean

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I ordered the turbot with Polenta, which was very tasty and well prepared. They always offer excellent food, attentive service and relaxing fine-dining atmosphere. The bread was excellent, the Roman artichoke appetizer very tasty. They have a nice selection of wines by the glass -- I recommend the Primativo.
  6. m

    mike

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Food and service were good, especially our waiter. Table we were provided was too small to eat from and there were too many tables crammed into the room, making you feel like you were on top of other diners.
  7. VG

    VirginiaG

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ronnie was our waiter and he did a great job of explaining the dishes to our out of town guests. Kept our water glasses full and service was excellent! I only wish there was more of a fuss for their anniversary! But the food was spectacular as always. From bread to dessert, really a wonderful meal and evening.
  8. JB

    JanBap

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re blessed to have many great Italian restaurants in NJ/NY, but DiFebo’s is every bit as good if not better. We enjoyed everything, great variety too.
  9. d

    debbiel

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great dinner! Waitress forgot our appetizer but we had big dinners and were full! Chef made a special request for me!
  10. JO

    JOEL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been going here 15 years, never disappointed, always consistently great Italian food !!
  11. m

    mediamgr

    Denver

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a customer for over 18 years, the meals keep getting better and better. Always a delicious meal, terrific menu, nice wine selection and they most certainly make the best Italian wedding soup in the country.
  12. SS

    SandyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place for an intimate dinner or for a group of friends. One of the nicest places for an enjoyable evening on the coast. Food was delicious and rivals NYC Italian eateries
  13. SR

    SusanR

    Baltimore

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Studied the menu ahead of time because I don’t eat lots of carbs. Thought my choices were limited until the waiter mentioned Zucchini noodles available instead of pasta. It opened up a world of options. Food was delicious. I got salmon on top of zucchini noodles with Alfredo sauce with crabmeat and shrimp. It was wonderful. Husband got seafood on top of spicy sauce and pasta. Took a bite of his pasta and it was fantastic. Great meal!
  14. DP

    DianaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Italian cuisine, service was extremely polite, helpful, and overall wonderful. Definitely will be going back.
  15. VG

    VirginiaG

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sherry is a super representative for the restaurant. We tend to eat the same meal there but she got Joel to try their short ribs by describing the meal so beautifully that he ordered it and truly enjoyed it. I had the encrusted chicken breast which is a superb meal. We substituted asparagus for the broccoli rab and took home at least half of it. A really lovely venue and a great meal.
  16. V

    Visitor

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food, quality, service, Excellent! Having said that I was disappointed with the cioppino. Yes it was great but the quantity of fish in the dish was sparse, nowhere near what I have had in the past. I’m still coming back.
  17. S

    Shedinesaround

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Bright and energetic dining experience—great food and wine. Not the the place for a quiet dinner but still our fo-to for great food!
  18. JB

    JackB

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy our meals at DiFebo's. The service is excellent because the wait staff all work in concert with each other. The menu is a mix of what you might expect to find in an "old-style" Italian restaurant combined with some more esoteric dishes. The various pastas and risottos are exceptional. I had the crab risotto special and it was sublime. It is in of our "go to" places for special occasions, or if we just feel like treating ourselves to superb Italian cuisine
  19. p

    patm

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Drinks and bread were delicious- the food was okay, the service was wonderful
  20. PO

    PartyOnGarth

    Tampa

    120 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Difiboes has been around a long time in Bethany. Our waiter was very good, experienced and attentive and you could tell he knew how to sell things in a nice way. Overall, our biggest complaint is that this is an Italian restaurant that raves about its home-made Pop-pop Italian pasta sauce yet for us, was way too thin and bland, with hardly any flavor - you could not taste the garlic, oregano, salt, zero...maybe they are trying to reach people who like that sort of thing ...and they may get compliments but it's a shame, the sauce is the boss when it comes to Italian restaurants, weak sauce = weak food. We had eggplant parm, chicken parm and a special with seafood and pasta. On a positive note, the portions are very good and generous for the money and could be shared...everything was cooked nicely. My chicken was juicy and thank goodness not overcooked. My wife loves eggplant parm - their eggplant parm had ricotta cheese in it which isn't traditional but tasty however my wife said she likely wouldn't order it again. We got the garlic bread appetizer, that was good. The dining room is nice and clean but nothing to rave about, the chairs old and uncomfortable. All in all it was just okay.
  21. KD

    3KidsatDinner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were treated like family from the minute we walked in the door at DiFebo's. The service was excellent, the food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable. Will definitely go back again.
  22. S

    Sterncroft

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Lovely dinner on the patio. Food was excellent, service was great, and we appreciate the heaters.
  23. AB

    AndreaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our experience. Our server was wonderful.
  24. ML

    McLean

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food and service in a lovely environment
  25. SS

    SkipS

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, an outstanding meal! Shrimp with pancetta over creamy risotto was delicious; the star of dinner is the chocolate & rum bread pudding with homemade pumpkin ice cream! Again, as always, Sergio’s service exceeds expectations!
  26. F

    Food

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful, best Caesar Salad ever and love the short ribs!
  27. SS

    SkipS

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    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.
  28. S

    Steph

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, cocktails and wine selection!
  29. 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🍰
  30. 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
  31. 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!
  32. SS

    SkipS

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 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!
  33. l

    leor

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good service good food
  34. 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!
  35. 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!
  36. NB

    NancyB

    Philadelphia

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 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!
  37. VG

    VirginiaG

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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.
  38. M

    Mjsw

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 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!!
  39. 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.
  40. SS

    SkipS

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 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!

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 4.7 stars by 575 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 8 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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