About Ristorante Zebra

Ristorante Zebra is a contemporary full service Italian restaurant created in an historic Victorian beach house in 1993. Enjoy refreshing cocktails in the intimate yet dynamic bar and exquisite dinner professionally served in the Safari themed interior or on the charming outside wrap-around porch.

32 lake ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Open Monday thru Saturday for dinner and Sunday for brunch and dinner. Our food menu features all of the wonderful items you have come to expect as well as delicious specials, all prepared to order by our talented kitchen staff and served with care by our professional servers. Our bar continues to offer fine wines and spirits as well as expertly prepared cocktails. Join us today! We look forward to seeing you.

Cross Street:
City Hall dr

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 226-1160

Website:
http://www.ristorantezebra.us/

Catering:
Please call 302 226 1160 and leave a message for Eric for all of your catering needs. We look forward to hearing from you.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Now offering Sunday Brunch from 11 AM to 2 PM. Delicious fare and refreshing cocktail specials for a delightful way to spend your Sunday Brunch-time. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Ristorante Zebra Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
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Good for a Date (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Romantic (8)
Notable Wine List (6)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Seasonal (4)
Business Meals (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Casual (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Fun (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent food. our server couldn't have been more attentive. We went just a few days before they closed for the season so they were out of few things that weren't really important to us. We will definitely be back when they re-open in the spring

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Seasonal
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Everything was excellent! We came for our anniversary which just happened to be on Monday and it turns out that they have a fixed price menu available on Mondays which is a great value. They had Veal Osso Bucco which is one of our favorite meals and it was done impeccably! We were only sad to find out that they close for the winter and we won't be able to come back and enjoy their wonderful food again until the spring.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Sit at the bar for dinner. Michael is great and makes sure you get what you order. Food is not as good as it used to be. Sandy scallops, ordered veal piccata and received chicken not veal. Found out waiter was leaving in 2 days - his attitude and service clearly showed he was already gone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Zebra continues to be the outstanding choice for finest dining in Rehoboth Beach. Food is a treat for the palate, setting is charming. Staff always pleasant and helpful wanting only your utmost enjoyment from the experience. The prix fixe meal is a steal. Don't hesitate, just go and have a marvellous evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

We went on a Sunday evening and the restaurant was empty. And except for the waitress nothing relieved this feeling, which -- for me -- was unimproved by two hours of 50's Sinatra et al. My main dish was served barely warmed. No one at the table was entirely satisfied. Given that the meal was uninspired, the prices were way too high.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Having eaten before at Zebra I was anticipating an excellent meal as before. It wasn't as good as last time I was there and very expensive for what you got . I don't mind paying $$$$ for a meal if it's good.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We have enjoyed Zebra for many years and have found in our last two visits that the service and food are on the decline. Theses are dishes and some of the same service staff that we have had numerous times????? I hope that it is not a trend that continues.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 8, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: Stars are inaccurate because we did get further than water.

Made a reservation via Opentable at Zebra. Indicated on the reservation that it was for 2 people plus a child and requested a high chair. We made the reservation for 5:30 as we are cognizant of other diners who may or may not want to dine in the presence of a well behaved 2 year old. When we arrived at Zebra, we stowed our stroller outside and walked in dressed for the occasion. We were not greeted by the host who was standing there looking at us funny, but were greeted by the bartender. The host showed us toward the table, pointed and turned around. I asked for a high chair and he looked back while walking and said "We don't have high chairs" My wife and I sat down with our child, and nothing happened. Nothing for 5-6 minutes in an empty restaurant. We were the only people there besides the staff. The waitress finally came over with menus and greeted us. We asked for a booster seat if they had one. She responded "I'm not really sure if we have one." She left. Water was delivered and again we waited. No one checked back or took a drink order. After another 10 minutes, we stood up to leave and walked out. The Bartender did ask if everything was ok, we politely said "Our daughter would do better with a high chair and we do not want anyone to have a bad meal."

It was as if the whole time they wanted us to leave. Our daughter just sat on the chair playing with her book. We felt unwelcome, watched and stared at, so we just left. There was no visible staff except for the water person and the waitress dropping the menus off.

This could have been handled at the outset had Zebra called after reviewing the reservation and saying they do not have high chairs or do not welcome children. That would have been fine with us. Either way they wasted our time and made for an unpleasant experience. We were looking forward to trying their food.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We found this place on line and were impressed by the menu. The food did not disappoint! We were torn by so many great choices, but the apps and the main courses we chose were awesome! Great dining choice!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Have eaten here before. Just an excellent spot for dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Made my day was a wonderful finale to rainy day. Can't say enough about service and quality of food and bar.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 5, 2017

We love Zebra! Great food and terrific service. The carbonara is a must!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Definitely the best restaurant in this area, amazing food! Thank you 😊

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The food was excellent but the service had a great negative impact on the overall experience. This was our first time here and will probably be our last. What a shame, as the atmosphere was wonderful and the food was outstanding. The server came to our table twice. Once to take the order and the other time to give us our check. Service is important to us at any fine dining restaurant and this was awful. Just being honest.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great service from Rachel.
Nice Italian background music.
Prix fix menu is a good value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Get an early reservation gets busy later in the evening.
The food had good favors however it was a little pricey.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Despite a fire outside the restaurant that shut down the kitchen, we had an excellent experience! Would definitely recommend the restaurant! We will come back!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Had the Osso Buco, OMG it was out of this world!! want a fantastic dinner, and Roberto went way out of his way to make this dinner a very special dinner. Simply Fantastic!!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Outstanding!! Ad as always the service is incredible, the meal is so delicious! That's why we keep coming back!! Like I always say it's a must on your "to do " list!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We had the short ribs ravioli, chicken Milanese, and the prawns.
Cleaned our plates - our favorite being the ravioli and the Milanese - It was really nice that the restaurant gave the salad separate of the Milanese so you weren't drowning in the dressing and losing the flavor of the breading.
Our server was very nice and everyone was accommodating. We'd come back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 15, 2017

OMG!!! My my was so delicious and out friends enjoyed themselves!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Had a lovely dinner on a Monday night as part of a group of six. On Mondays they feature an excellent 3-course prix fixe menu for $35. Very good selection of appetizers and entrees. Also nice drinks and wine selection and very friendly service. We will go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

We come to Ristorante Zebra every time we come to Rehoboth. Food and service are always excellent! Love to sit on the porch! Have been coming here for over 10 years. It is pricey but you get what you pay for. Have had pasta, meat, fish, salads, you name it. Never a disappointment.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We were supposed to be a table of 8 people, and our friends cancelled. I went on Open Table at 8:15 and was able to get a table for three the last minute. We requested outdoor seating and were accommodated within a few minutes. The food was excellent and the service was prompt, courteous and friendly. I had the Chilean Sea Bass, my wife had the Veal Marsala and my daughter had the chicken Milanese. This was the best dining experience of the three restaurants we dined in while in Rehoboth Beach, DE

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We had a great meal; Buratto Salad always delicious, Grilled Avocado Salad with Salsa was way to spicy for us, so not loved. Scallops delicious and Prime Rib Special was wonderful as well. We passed on dessert as there was nothing creative or unique in its preparation- just the usual Italian dessert standbys.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Another great meal at Zebra- never disappoints . We sat inside on this visit and had wonderful service on a very busy night.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Had a fantastic meal of food. Ordered two of the nightly specials and everything was prepared perfectly. A very pleasant experience overall.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Once again the same waiter gave us bad service and was not attentive to the table.
We saw him in the back of the restaurant smoking when he should have been paying
Attention to us. It's a shame this was my favorite restaurant but due to this happening a
Second time we will be going elsewhere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Excellent food and service. They were very accommodating when we requested for a table change. Our server was outstanding!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I took my spouse to Zebra based on some online reviews I had seen. The service was absolutely terrible. The waitress had to come back to the table 3 times to ask again what we had ordered. She gave us bottled water that belonged to another table (we gave it back). The appetizers and entrees came at the same time a good 45 minutes after we ordered. Our waitress blamed the poor service on being overwhelmed with tables, but the place was not busy at all. On the upside, the food was very good. The hostess was also super nice, and when she saw what was going on (2 other tables around us had similar issues with service), she compt'd the meal. Hopefully, the issues we had were because of a single waitress and not representative of a typical experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent food & service. Mike the bartender was great

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Fantastic!! OMG a must order on the menu is the Veal Chop it is to die for!! Roberto and Kathy create an outstanding dinner memory you won't forget! And the creme brûlée simply heaven, go a head Make a reservation today.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Wonderful Outstanding meal and service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This was our first time here and plan to return. Our server Rachael was awesome! She genuinely wanted to make our dinning experience one that we would remember. She hit a home run! The food was authentic and made perfectly.
I highly recommend Zebra for your next dinning experience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Zebra's is our go-to place in Rehoboth when we're looking for a more upscale dining experience. Tablecloths, impeccably dressed experienced waiters, fresh flowers, interesting decor, and background music are the extra touches that compliment the amazing food. We started with grilled avocado salad and cheese ravioli appetizers, followed by the fish special and lobster ravioli entrees, and finished with creme brulee and a memorable evening!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

One of the few restaurants in Rehoboth Beach that takes reservations during summer season AND is actually very good. Consistently prepared Italian with great service and a nice wine menu. Importantly they will also prepare off menu items if you request and they are able - like veal parmigiana (which should be on their menu!!). A bit more expensive that some other restaurants in town but well worth it, especially if you have guests in town. Folks visiting this restaurant typically dress casual but nice and it adds to the ambience. Worth the visit.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Beautiful, unique ambiance. The food is absolutely delicious and reasonably priced for a bigger end restaurant. Great service and staff are very knowledgeable about their offerings. One of my favorite finds in Rehoboth! We can't wait to go back next year!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Zebra has been one of my favorites due to the careful attention by the maitre' D Roberto Pereio His management skills and overseeing of his customers is second to known and make this restaurant a pleasure for any night and even better for that special occasion.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great service. Food was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Had the special crab cakes that where on the menu and they where outstanding!! And they service was incredible, Roberto was fantastic! Thank you for a great time!!! Oh and my dessert was incredible !!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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