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.
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 Restaurant, Patio/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
The atmosphere is still good overall, bu ...
The atmosphere is still good overall, but the noise level can be deafening and the restaurant could use some TLC. For example, you shouldn't see torn wall paper or holes in walls. A place that charges $49 for halibut and $60 for lamb should look the part!
Service was not up to usual specs ( tabl ...
Service was not up to usual specs ( table of ) and they were not really busy. And we were on the porch. "Ray" spent a lot of time inside. The Dover Sole(we had 2 of them) was overcooked and disappointing.
We may not go back.
This place is outstanding. Ristorante Ze ...
This place is outstanding. Ristorante Zebra is an authentic, delicious Italian Restaurant. The pastas, salads, and meats are amazing. I got the Chicken Milanese and I can't stop thinking about how yummy it was and how I want it every night for dinner. It's like a bread-crumbed chicken pancake! If you are looking for a place in Downtown Rehoboth to eat at for dinner, come here. It has a great atmosphere, with animal skin designs painted on the walls and candles lit everywhere. The service is very good and the waiters/waitresses and hosts/hostesses are so nice, and overall, this is a fabulous restaurant.
I dined there on a busy night, and as a ...
I dined there on a busy night, and as a result, we were surprised when we opened the menus and found out that there would be no substitutions or modifications in dishes that evening, something we had no warning of until we sat down. I asked and they would not even take a simple request that one would assume would save them time, unless almost everything was pre-prepared. As a result, I ended up having the chicken breast with mushrooms and marsala wine. We asked if the bread rolls were made in house, and found out that they were purchased elsewhere, which was rather disappointing as they were simple French rolls. When the entrees arrived, my chicken was very tough, to the point that I was unable to finish it, as it was so unbearable to eat. Once we were given our dishes, no one asked if we wanted anything else, and no one checked in on us for so long that we ended up getting up and taking the pepper that was on a cart nearby so that we could use it. Our waitress only arrived to give us our check. Overall, it was a disappointing experience.
This was our first time dining at Zebra. ...
This was our first time dining at Zebra. It was a beautiful evening so we dined outside which was really nice. The restaurant is in a really nice spot downtown but off the beaten path. The food took a really long time to come out but it was delicious when it finally did. Overall we were pleased with the experience.
Great value for restaurant week. Many varied menu choices. Portion sizes smaller than regular menu but very generous. We had oysters rockerfeller (3) and a burratta with citrus salad app, both very good. Veal saltimbocca and veal francese, both served with asparagus and a sliced potato gratin plus spinal on the saltimbocca. Delicious cheesecake full size slices!
This was my second trip to Zebra during ...
This was my second trip to Zebra during Rehoboth Beach restaurant week. The $35 fixed price 3-course menu was very good and had high quality and tasty selections. My only complaint was the fact that I made a 6pm reservation and was greeted by a less-than-gracious hostess at the front door. The restaurant was empty both inside and outside and when I requested a seat outside on the patio/porch, she begrudgingly sat us at an outdoor table seating us in a cramped two-seat table on the side of the outdoor patio. There were plenty of four-top tables on the porch that stayed completely empty until we left at 7:15pm. I was a bit confused why we were treated so badly when requesting a seat outside at a fairly quiet time of the dinner hour.
Elegant and Delicious
This was our first time at this restaurant, and boy am I glad we came here! The atmosphere is elegant and chic. The service was wonderful, and the food was scrumptious. For a beautiful restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, the prices are reasonable and you don't feel ripped my ft like you do at some other places in town, especially the one where you sit in a so called "porch."
Love the Zebra!
OK food, not good for those with food allergies
My husband and I went to Zebra for a nice dinner. My husband had plenty of choices, but I had limited choices due to a gluten allergy, and I did not find the staff or the chef very accommodating. Luckily for me, this is quite unusual even with an Italian restaurant. I was surprised and very disappointed in the service and flexibility. I will not go to Zebra again.
Good location, but parking was very inco ...
Good location, but parking was very inconvenient! Maybe they need to get a valet parking service!
Food looks great, very nice presentation, taste good, service was not so great! Wine list need a major update! Please add more Napa! Same with cocktail list! Very marginal, nothing exacting :(
Again, food was good!
Great food and good service
The food was Great. We showed up early and we able to have drinks at the bar. Nice small bar, a little restricted in selection, but they certainly have all the basis and give you a nice pour. The staff seem very helpful and polite. We both had pasta which was excellent. Overall had a nice time and would definitely go back. I would not recommend the restruant for kids. It has the feel of a nice country club dining experience.
Be prepared to pay!
We still love this old favorite. Very good food, sometimes great. Crisp service until the crowds arrive, no hard feelings. But oh my-- the prices! Be prepared to pay $16-18 for appetizers, $48 or $49 for special entrees. Hard to see why osso bucco is $48, last time I bought a veal shank it was cheaper than say, a steak or a good piece of fish. The price creep in appetizers this year in Rehoboth is everywhere. But the overall feeling I am left with is, they are making money in the high season, when they can, because they can.
Overpriced, unfriendly wait staff and di ...
Overpriced, unfriendly wait staff and did I mention not worth the price. We ordered 3 entrees and received appetizer sized portions. They also brought us the wrong food twice when serving our entrees. Also, we were brought an appetizer in error. We politely told the waiter that we did order an appetizer. They removed it from our table and immediately delivered it to the table next to us.
Overall we were very upset with our experience.
Appreciated wine taste to decide which o ...
Appreciated wine taste to decide which one I wanted. Love Italian food and this was all homemade pasta, tender veal, and interesting combinations. Tried tiramisu and it was great! Waiters glad to take pics as we celebrated. Decor will surprise you but we loved it.
My wife and I enjoyed a quiet dinner. We enjoyed a nice bottle of wine with our dinner. The veal picata and the veal Milanese were very good, as we're the specialty coffee drinks we had as we shared a baked Alaska for dessert. The service was very good, as well.
Great place for special occasions.
As new residents in the Rehoboth Beach area we are learning to find dining opportunities during the summer that are not impossible to get into because of the seasonal crowds. Zebra is a little outside the main drag, though still in the parking meter area, and clearly upscale for a beach town. An early reservation got us in and out without being crowded. In fact it was half empty. The food was great, albeit well on the expensive side, and the staff very professional. The restaurant passed both our litmus tests: the specials were printed with prices (not rattled off by a waiter demonstrating memory skills) and the used silverware replaced for the next course. This is probably a once a year treat for retired people, but well worth it for a special night out.
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