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DiFebo's Restaurant & Deli, Bethany Beach, DE

DiFebo's Restaurant & Deli

4.7
4.7
524 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 14 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 524 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. HG

    HowardG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    RoseAllDay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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
  3. DD

    DeborahD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  4. R

    Robertb

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

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

    Valpo

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  6. LN

    LanaN

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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.
  7. SM

    SusanM

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the server's recommendations were spot on. We had a great experience.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. CP

    ChristineP

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place for dinner.
  12. 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!
  13. j

    joshm

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Food was delicious and service great.
  14. 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.
  15. L

    Looda

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Family vacation!
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. MT

    MindyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is fantastic, the quality of food, the portions of food, the fine dining experience in a small beach town is truly spot on and the prices make it affordable to take the whole family out for a nice fancy dinner. We try to visit DiFebo’s yearly when we visit Bethany Beach. Thank you again for another outstanding experience ❤️
  19. T

    Taliakay77

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The entrees were good. I ordered the special lump crab with black spaghetti and the flavor was great they could be a little bit more generous with the crab though. My husband ordered pork chop medium rare and he got it rare instead so he had to send it back. My daughter had cheese ravioli with meatballs and that came out perfect. The bread they give you is not good thankfully it’s free. Not the Italian bread we are used to. The desserts were amazing. My husband got the cannoli and my daughter and I split the olive Bundt cake.
  20. b

    bethesdan

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious as always. Service was competent and timely. We always have a great meal at DiFebo’s.
  21. LS

    LindaS

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent service and happy vibes.
  22. w

    wendylynn54

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the herb encrusted Halibut and the others had the Salmon. The entrees were delish as was the sides served. The service was terrific and the atmosphere just right. Love this place.
  23. JB

    JillB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal, our server Rick was wonderful. He made many selections and did not steer us wrong! Peanut butter pie is a must get!!
  24. C

    Cindy

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Despite having a reservation with indoor dining stated as my preference, we waited 30 minutes for a table. Host stand was frenetic that evening which did not instill confidence to our party. Waitress was wonderful and we enjoyed our meal. I suggest going at off hours with a reservation to ensure you are seated in a timely fashion.
  25. MC

    MCOTT

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very fun evening Food was excellent. Felt a bit rushed.
  26. CG

    CaryG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Initially told our waitress we wanted a leisurely dinner and drinks. Had to ask for the bread. Had salad and requested our entrées come later. We were still eating salad when our entrées arrived. Our waitress said she would return it to the kitchen and we would receive fresh cooked entrées later. When my chicken Parm arrived it was crusted around the edges like it had just been reheated. Usually we have wonderful service and delicious food at this restaurant!
  27. O

    Oswegodad6

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated an anniversary with my wife and had their large antipasto which was excellent. Stuffed garlic bread was good too. Wife had chicken marsala loaded with mushrooms and a nice light sauce. I had eggplant parm which had 5 layers of eggplant layered with ricotta. Best I have found in Delaware. Finished with a moist ricotta cheesecake. Nice place to celebrate a special occasion.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous meal with our friends on vacation. Everything we ordered was delicious and we all had a great time. Make a reservation. This place books fast.
  29. RC

    RobinC

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We like this place ! Food is constantly good. We asked for outdoor seating and it was available . That was important to us . We got good service & only had about a ten minute wait for our table . It’s good Italian food !! I have had better bread but it was decent !! I recommend this place for a nice Italian meal !
  30. LS

    LaurieS

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Extremely rude at hostess stand. Gave our reserved table away even though we were 5 mins early. Told us to go to their market across street or wait 45 mins to sit outside in 87 degree weather.
  31. OT

    OldTimeItalianAmbiance

    Detroit

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice patio where we could avoid the crowds. Food good. The meatless lasagne was good, not stupendous. Beet ravioli interesting. Salmon with Caesar salad was excellent as was the mushroom pasta dish. Service was a bit spotty with filling water glasses and knowledge of waiter. But adequate.
  32. S

    Sadiesplace

    Tampa

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was good - smaller portions on what we got. Server was very good. Will go back.
  33. BF

    BrianF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family loves the food , and servers are always great . To anyone that has not been , you will not be disappointed
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always! A must every year for our week in Bethany beach!
  35. D

    Donna

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time! Food is terrific and Sergio is great!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful- we started with the fried calamari. I had the Chianti braised short ribs over the most amazing mushroom risotto. My husband had the eggplant parmigiana- the souse was excellent, the pasta homemade, and the eggplant was layered with creamy ricotta. We were supposed too full for dessert yet the desserts looked amazing.
  37. CM

    CatMD

    Naples

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Our server was great and attentive. However, the food was terrible. Calamari arrived cold, rubbery, and fishy. They did take it off the bill simply because she noted the full plate. The fish was way overcooked. Eggplant parmesan looked and felt like what started out as eggplant parm was then placed in a blender and scooped onto a plate.
  38. s

    sweettooth

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent. Good variety to the menu. Food was fresh and homemade, preparation traditional and some with a twist (like the homemade ravioli with a hint of sweetness). Fine for families and groups. Service was attentive, except at the end when there was a decent wait for the check, but it was a busy night.
  39. K

    Kamilleon

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of our meals and excellent service made for a wonderful last evening of vacation! Our server Sandy could not have been more kind and helpful with our meal selections! From cocktails to dessert-outstanding! We look forward to visiting again!
  40. b

    bmg426

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Been going to DiFebo’s for over 30 years. Have never been disappointed before. Server asked if we’d like salads served before entrees, which we did. Salads came as entrees were served—so if you eat the salad, food gets cold & if you wait, you w just wasted $9-11 in lettuce. Eggplant parmigiana was texture of oatmeal, very unappealing and accompanying pasta was over cooked & mushy. As a courtesy, they gave us $5 off the bill. Laughable.

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 524 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 14 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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