Stefano's Italian Cafe
Stefano's Italian Cafe
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Stefano's Italian Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://stefanositaliancafe.com/
  • Phone: 5134229922
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Monroe
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Stefano's Italian Cafe
Stefano's is THE place to go for authentic Italian in historic Middletown.
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Stefano's Italian Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
  • YUM
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Had a great experience being a first time diner to Stefano's. Delicious food, yummy peach sangria!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stefano's
    Izzie1234
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    My meal was very yummy and service was nice-good double date spot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    We were seated promptly, and our salads and appetizers were brought quickly. The food was delicious, prompt, and expertly prepared. Or server was very helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. The wine she recommended was a perfect match for our meals
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best Italian in town!
    Good2go
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    We have been here many times. The food has always been superb and the amount served almost always requires a doggy bag. Love to go to Stefano's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!!!
    emma
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    Everything we had was delicious. We tried Alfredo, lasagna, and pizza and it was all exceptional. Best Alfredo sauce in the state, and some ingredients come straight from the garden on the premises. Can't beat it! You can keep the bill under $15 per person if you don't get an appetizer. You really should try it, you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre at best
    Elijahbeau01
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    The food was decent but given the lengthy wait time, our expectations were that it would be much better. The waitress failed to bring utensils (until we asked when our salads arrived), the wine I ordered was out, she forgot what my aunt ordered so had to ask again, left the ranch off my mom's salad, and when we asked for more bread, it came out about the size of croutons (it was actually laughable). Overall the dining area (we were outdoors) was nice, the food was okay, the service was poor. My aunt and mom have dined there several times in the past and said up until their last experience a few months back, they had always really enjoyed Stefanos. So, they were willing to give it another trybut....not again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Restaurant
    John
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    A very nice Italian restaurant. Good food with good prices. A great patio for outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stefano's was a good experience
    GermantownCouple
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    This is definitely a neighborhood place where they know most of their customers, but that didn't stop them from giving my wife and me a good experience. The food was very good and the server fun and eclectic. They quickly cleared plates that we were done with and did a nice job keeping glasses full. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Urban Garden
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    Great to see a restaurant that gets it, Stefano's has a working garden and they incorporate the produce in the entrees. Service was excellent, food was simple, portions were moderate (no doggy bags needed) and we will return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shouldn't Take Reservations!
    MothersDayBusted
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    First words out of the greeter was how he hated the OpenTable system, he did not have our reservations though they were made more than hour before we arrived. He said he would have to see what he could do, I said do your best this is my wife's first time here and it was mother's day. He told us we should just leave then, they were very busy....so we did, and we will never be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!!! A+++
    Love2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    The food is exceptional. Long drive from Cincinnati, but definitely worth it. We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a Great evening waitress
    JB43
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Had a Great evening waitress and staff were Great and its right down my street. Will recommend :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good (about like
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Food was good (about like an "Olive Garden"), but kind of pricey.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1st, but not last time @ Stefano's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    We were greeted warmly by name, and made welcome, then given options for seating. Promptly seated, our server, Chris gave a detailed(but concise) description of the specials. We studied the wine list, as he described some newly acquired wines. He left us for a moment and returned with samples of two wines he felt we would enjoy. Both fine bottles, we chose one of his suggestions and found that it cost half as much as a few of the wines we had been considering. No upcost steering here, just solid, efficient, considerate help. Our food was very good, arrived hot, and was exactly as described. Good pace, no rush, no delay. We had an excellent experience, and are looking forward to returning soon. Complements/thanks to all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time back in years.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    First time back in years. Won't wait so long the next time. Nice cozy feel, and outstanding food!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We always like going to Stefano's.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    We always like going to Stefano's. Good food, nice atmosphere. It's quiet if you sit back beyond the bar area, but still nice elsewhere, too. Always go for the Specials, you can't miss :-)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to dine!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    My friend and I heard about this place from friends and when my daughter heard I was going there, said I would love it. I did. We plan to return n the not too distant future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I was disappointed to see
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    I was disappointed to see such an increase in prices from the online menu. Portion sizes were large but still a might bit expensive. Food was good but the server was a little unfriendly. Definitely worth a second try though
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good and friendly service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Good and friendly service Made us feel right at home. Good food. Definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this local, hometown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Love this local, hometown place. We will return with more folks next time around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time there, Food very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    First time there, Food very good, clean, fast personal service, prices reasonable for quality. Will return very pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed our first visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    We enjoyed our first visit to this restaurant. Regretfully, we were under some time constraints, with an event following our dinner. They had a big crowd that evening and did not seem quite prepared to handle the rush. But overall, no complaints. We liked our food and wine and being somewhat in a hurry was our problem, not theirs.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The first problem we had was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    The first problem we had was that the waiter offered us specials without telling us the price. My husband ordered one of the specials. I ordered the Stefano's Pasta Primavera. The sauce was a little spicy and tasted old. When we told the waiter that it was spicy he said it shouldn't it's just marinara sauce. I told him I didn't like it. Most restaurants will offer to get something else. He did not. When the waiter came back and ask if we wanted boxes we again said I didn't like the food. He said he was sorry and handed us the bill. That's when we found out the price of the special my husband ordered. Which was overpriced. Lesson learned there. Always ask price. Will not be going back. Will not recommend!!!
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  • Food was spectacular, service
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Food was spectacular, service was pretty good. They brag about desserts and cheesecake but was nearly out of all deserts (our reservations were 6:15). Had an odd wait when we came. Our table was ready, no others were waiting but were stuck in lobby for 20 minutes. Owner was on phone behind check in talking to someone for a some time while we waited. Then he just walked away. Came back and asked if we were being helped, said no and he walked away again. Finally after 3 different people took our name, we were seated. The quality of the food almost completely made up for this greeting blunder.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food could have been a little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Food could have been a little warmer, but the cheesecake was amazing the best I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Small restaurant so I would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Small restaurant so I would recommend that you make reservations. Love the quaint/romantic atmosphere. I agree with other reviews that prices on the restaurant menu are higher then the online menu. Wine and beer bottle selection nice. Only 3 beers on tap. Antipasto for two was good, but I felt portion was small for two people. Their house bread and salad dressing is wonderful. The pizza was good (pricey and small) and my Husband's pasta dish with meatballs was lacking in taste. Definitely needed to use salt, pepper and cheese to flavor. Overall, our experience was very good and we would go back for another try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good to very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    The food was good to very good and the service was very good and freindly. Great local spot. Much better than going to a chain restaurant, queit little place. Overall pleased with the evening.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian Delight!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    What a fantastic experience. We started at the bar and wow the bartender was so knowledgeable of the menu and make great recommendations! Once at our table our waiter, Steve was so passionate about the specials. We really enjoyed every bit of our dining experience. Food was fresh, an Italian culinary mmmmmm I can't wait to go back!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Place To Go!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    We always get great food and great service. This is my number one place to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining at Stefano's is always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    Dining at Stefano's is always an enjoyable experience. The food is excellent and well presented. The service is very friendly and courteous with great attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate