DELAWARE TODAY | AZZURRO ITALIAN OVEN + BAR TAKES A FRESH, ELEGANT APPROACH TO ITALIAN CUISINE

A glimpse into what makes this Rehoboth Beach restaurant so special.

BY PAM GEORGE Published: 08.30.2018

Since 2007, several restaurant concepts have occupied the former Chez La Mer location in downtown Rehoboth Beach. Many longtime visitors, however, still refer to the site as “the old Chez La Mer”, undoubtedly because the French restaurant occupied the Second Street and Wilmington Avenue location for nearly 30 years.

But thelatestoccupant,Azzurro Italian Oven + Bar,justmighthave the chops toclaim the space anewin regular diners’minds.

For one, owners Tonya and Francesco Agostino have transformed the décor to makeittheir own. In the past, the 19th-century building felt dark and cramped.But no longer: Light materials—including granite, white-washed siding, textured stone tiles and driftwood-colored tabletops—make a dramatic difference.

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