Best of Delaware 2010
You told us your favorites. We have a few of our own. Herein, the great big list of winners.
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Best Greek Restaurant
READERS, UPSTATE | Cosmo’s Diner
316. S. Maryland Ave., Wilmington, 994-0920
READERS, DOWNSTATE | Captain Pete’s Mediterranean Cove
700 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 537-5900
CRITICS, OVER THE LINE | Grecian Delights
1362 Naamans Creek Road, Boothwyn, Pa., 345-3117
Family-run Grecian Delights does big business out of the Booth’s Corner Farmers Market, where customers line up for the 12 seats and any available counter space for fresh stuffed grape leaves, lamb gyros with homemade tzadziki and pastitsio. The spot also twists Greek elements into creations such as pita-inis—panini made with light pita bread from Chicago. The Zeus takes grilled chicken breast, fresh spinach and provolone and smears on spinach-feta cheese spread.
Best Indian Restaurant
READERS, UPSTATE | Nirvana Fine Indian Cuisine
1601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 652-3846
READERS, DOWNSTATE | Flavor of India
348 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 677-0121
Best Italian Restaurant
READERS, UPSTATE | Café Scalessa’s
504 Greenhill Ave., Wilmington, 656-0955
READERS, DOWNSTATE | Zebra Ristorante
32 Lake Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-1160
CRITICS, UPSTATE | Ristorante Marco
1847 Pulaski Hwy., Bear, 392-2244
3801 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 254-5427
Ristorante Marco owner Marco Rizzo has always treated customers at his original restaurant in Bear as if they were family. When he opened his Greenville restaurant, he wanted to improve service—as if that were possible. Rizzo cut a few standards at the Greenville place and offered more upscale entrées. “Before we were just preparing good food,” he says. “Now we’re doing more on the prep side and paying more attention to presentation.” There is excellent veal, fresh fish and classics such as lasagna, at the Bear spot. This month, expect salads with Jersey tomatoes and cucumbers, as well as lots of fresh fish.
CRITICS, DOWNSTATE | DiFebo’s Restaurant
789 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach, 539-4914
It is hard to choose the best entrées at DiFebo’s. We’ll throw caution to the wind: Try the cavatelli Bolognese, elegant penne tossed with San Marzano tomato and fresh basil, or lobster gemille, a heaping plate of lobster sautéed with roasted red pepper and roasted corn in lobster cream. Not into pasta? Try the veal medallions in a Marsala demi-glace.
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