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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.
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
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.
City Hall dr
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call 302 226 1160 and leave a message for Eric for all of your catering needs. We look forward to hearing from you.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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