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January 28th, 2010

DiFebo’s…Italian…Restaurant…Review…Delaware Beaches…Bethany Beach…


Where has time gone?  It seems just like yesterday when we were celebrating the opening of a new restaurant in Bethany Beach.  I say it this way because at the time I was living in Bethany.  DiFebo’s opened 20 years ago.  Yes, the year was 1989 and they have been serving the Bethany Beach area since then. 

DiFebo’s is located at 789 Garfield Parkway (Rt. 26) in Bethany Beach, DE 19930.  Tel. is 302-539-4550.  For carry out please call 302-539-4914.  The website is  The Executive Chef is Ricardo Jimenez and you may e-mail him at


Remember when I mentioned the group of friends called the Usual Suspects?  Well I went to meet 2 of them; Debbie and Shelley.  We decided on DiFebo’s because none of us had been there in a long time.  I really don’t remember when I last ate there but I don’t have a reason why I have not been there in such a long time.  It really has been years.  Well, enough of that.  I am glad we went because we all had an excellent meal.

Upon entering the restaurant, I noticed that it still looked the same.  The dining area where we were directed was a little too dark, too many tables; I was not crazy about the decor; it’s just my own particular taste.  I was not there for the decor so that did not matter much.

Sergio was our waiter.  I noticed he had an accent.  He told us he was from Chile and so I spoke to him in Spanish.  He was nice and very attentive.

Last Tuesday there was a special going on; soup, salad, entree and dessert for $19.95.  Debbie had the Chicken Marsala and Shelley had the Mahi Mahi with shrimp, asparagus and risotto.  Sometimes, when restaurants offer these specials, their portions tend to be smaller.  DiFebo’s portions were just the right size.

I chose their House of Greens which was a salad of field greens, classic balsamic vinaigrette and imported Parma cheese.  Light and perfect for a starter.

My dish was not on the special but was very reasonable, as well.  I had the Fresh Fish of the Day with Mussels en Brodo.  The fish was Mahi Mahi and it was grilled over pan-roasted mussels gently poached in a saffron broth with San Marzano tomatoes and fresh spinach.  Garnished with frizzled leeks.  The word “en Brodo” means “in Broth”.  All I can say is that it was delicious.

Mahi Mahi with Mussels en Brodo

Mahi Mahi with Mussels en Brodo

The dessert that my friends chose was the bread pudding.  I took a few bites and it was not too sweet and had just the right density.

DiFebo’s has plenty to choose from.  They are open daily and even deliver.  Their Lunch & Carry Out Menu, as well as their Dinner Menu can be found on their website above mentioned. 

This family owned and operated restaurant has a unique feature for the beaches.  They have Family Style Meals to Go.  This catering menu is designed for parties of 10 guests or more. They have created affordable, hot delicious food that can go from their kitchen to yours; ready to serve.  You can pick and choose your trays.  Have them delivered or for pick up.  You can even let them know if you are in need of a chaffing dish to keep the food warm.  I have never used this service but I can imagine how popular this is, especially, at the height of the summer season.  How convenient!!

Isabella’s, next door, is their sister restaurant.  I will review that one at another time.


In the meantime, enjoy the good restaurants the Delmarva Peninsula has to offer……Until next time…

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