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Casa Santo Stefano, Ybor City, FL

Casa Santo Stefano

4.7
4.7
2144 Reviews
$30 and under
Sicilian
Benvenuti! Casa Santo Stefano is a new Sicilian restaurant from the Gonzmart family, owners of the Columbia Restaurant Group. The lunch and dinner menus feature maccheroni (pasta), steaks, seafood, scacciata, salads, soups, desserts and hundreds of Sicilian wines. Curbside takeout is available by calling the main phone number. The rooftop Santo's Drinkeria also is open.

Housed in a beautifully re-imagined former 1925 Ybor City macaroni factory, the restaurant is a look back to Sunday suppers, simpler times and shared stories.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sicilian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (813) 248-1925

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alessio Selleri

  • Private party facilities

    Call the Columbia Restaurant groups department at 813.248.4961 and specify Casa Santo Stefano.

  • Neighborhood

    Ybor City

  • Cross street

    Between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue

  • Parking details

    Park free across from the restaurant in the large Columbia lot between 21st and 22nd streets. The Columbia also has several other free lots nearby. There is a new drop-off drive at 5th Avenue and 22nd Street, right next to the restaurant. (Look for the boar statue and 1925 Model T.)

  • Public transit

    The TECO Streetcar stops at Centennial Park, 20th Street and 8h Avenue. This streetcar runs between Downtown Tampa and Ybor City.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,144 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JG

    JanetG

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go here often but this was a birthday dinner. Staff was short handed but they were wonderful. Apologized but they didn’t need to. Fabulous food in a gorgeous atmosphere. You should dine here.
  2. TG

    TampaGator

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience. The food and drinks were super, and service by Jacoby in the bar upstairs, and Jose' at dinner were excellent. Jose was very attentive to our table, such a sweet person! We will definitely come back!
  3. AC

    AjaC

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner as always!! We love our family time at the restaurant
  4. CB

    CarolB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought my mother and sister for lunch. Jose was our server and he met us with a smile. He was an excellent server. The food was delicious and very filling.
  5. AP

    AshleyP

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The food was very good, but having to wait between apps, salads, and meal made the experience worse. There was times where we were just sitting with nothing on the table. We had reservations at 8 pm and didn’t leave until about 10:30 pm. Our server told us that the menu changed and so did the stations which is causing confusion. For the money you are spending, I feel this should be all under control. Tables that sat after us were getting their food before us. If it wasn’t for the horrible waiting, I would give it more stars since the food was enjoyable.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 4 days agoHello Ashley, we are extremely sorry for the service you received during your visit. This is not the experience we want ant of our guests to have and apologize for the inconvenience. If you are interested, we would like you to speak with our operations team to discuss more about your visit. Please email you contact information to comments@casasantostefano.c om.

  6. MM

    MarkM

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was on point and the server was great. I highly recommend this place.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got there and our table wasn’t ready but it wasn’t a bummer because we got to enjoy the lovely rooftop bar upstairs with Chris who is PHENOMENAL!! After a bit our table was ready and we were greeted by the LOVELY Rebecca. She made us feel so welcomed and gave great recommendations! All around was amazing and will definitely be back! Don’t forget to grab an espresso martini after or before your meal and I highly suggest the ravioli and hazelnut gelato! 100849930200/10

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 4 days agoWe appreciate your patience and flexibility with your table not being ready. We are so happy you had the chance to enjoy both the rooftop bar and downstairs dining experience as they both have their own ambience but equally as awesome service. Thank you for leaving such an great review!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rebecca was an absolutely amazing waitress! My birthday dinner was perfect.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 4 days agoRebecca is amazing! We are so happy you enjoyed your special day with us at Casa Santo Stefano.

  9. LO

    LeaO

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful birthday celebration of my husband's and my best friend's birthdays last night at Casa Santo Stefano! The food was excellent...we especially enjoyed the Arancini and Calamari Fritti appetizers, the Pasta alla Norma and Porchetta as entrees, and of course, the Tiramisu and Affogato Al Caffe for our incredible desserts up on the rooftop deck! Our server was outstanding...I hate that I don't remember his name...but, we were seated at the first four-top on the left as your first come into the restaurant. All in all, it was a magical evening for a very special celebration! Thank you, Casa Santo Stefano!
  10. PL

    PattiL

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, great ambiance, service a bit slow(understaffed?). Really enjoyed it as we weren’t in a hurry.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 4 days agoHello Patti, thank you for leaving us feedback about your visit. We are so glad you really enjoyed it and apologize for any slow service you experience while dining with us.

  11. JW

    JamesW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was very good, and the price was appropriate. The service was questionable. We wanted a glass of wine, and the menu included items with merlot and chardonay in the title. These were digestives, which ive now learned about, however when you mention that next is a tour of a rum factory, and ask whether the item you are interested in is a “red or a white”, in my experience that indicates an interest in table wine, especially at 3pm. Hard alcohol, best for after a meal, seems a bit out of place. A question of “would you like that after the meal?” Or, “would you like to see the full wine list” would have alleviated a HUGE amount of confusion. Additionally, we had a total of 1 glass of water each, despite asking for more, repeatedly. The server mentioned the bread was just baked, and she would be bringing it, but it never came. We did have the initial two portions, but when offered, and we thanked her for the consideration, and then to have it not arrive? She said, probably at least 3 times, that she’d be bringing more water as well. I am sure I’ll be back, the meals and the dessert were very good, but I’ll be sure to be much kore careful with the wait staff.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 4 days agoHello James, we appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback about your experience. We apologize for the confusion over the wine and any inconveniences that occurred during your visit. Please let a manager know during your next visit if you are experiencing any issues so we can fix them and ensure you have a lovely evening. Thank you for your patience and we hope you dine with us again so we can correct these mistakes.

  12. LD

    LaDa

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Atmosphere is nice, service was s-l-o-w and food was average. It’s not like a real Italian restaurant with authentic food. It caters to serving masses.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 4 days agoHello, thank you taking the time to leave a review. We apologize that we did not meet your expectations during your visit. We serve authentic Tampa Sicilian and apologize if your meal was underwhelming. Please let your server or a manager know of any issues so we can ensure you have a better dining experience.

  13. C

    Cameron

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pasta and meatballs, and the service was amazing as well. Would suggest to anyone looking for a nice date night.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 4 days agoWe are so glad you enjoyed dining with us, Cameron. We suggest trying some of the new dishes we recently added to the menu during your next visit.

  14. K

    Kayla

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best espresso martini of my life! Dinner was fabulous too.
  15. JP

    JordanP

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food quality and service has increased since last visit a lot. Very happy with visit and service was top notch.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 7 days agoHello Jordan, we appreciate you returning and giving us another try. We are constantly working to improve things within the restaurant and value your opinion. We hope to see you again soon.

  16. SS

    SpiceSpiceGravy

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new dishes are outstanding, especially the red snapper entree. My business lunch guest was impressed.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 4 days agoWe are so happy you enjoyed the new dishes! We suggest trying the new cocktails as well during your next visit.

  17. BA

    BobA

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I had heard so many good things about CSS. I was very disappointed in the food. Calamari appetizers were flavorless and arancini tasted like Rice a roni. Chicken marsala was half decent. My wife's pork chop had lot of tendon in it. The tiramisu had too much powder on top and not too much flavor and they brought over a small bday cake/tart that was dry and tasted like a half baked cake. Our waiter was very nice, wish the food were better.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 20, 2022Hello Bob, we would first like to thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your dining experience during your visit. We sincerely apologize for not meeting your expectations with the food. We clearly missed the mark but suggest next time to let a manager know if you are unhappy with anything and we will gladly have it remade for your liking.

  18. D

    Dale

    Tampa

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals that I’ve had i years. I had the SPAGHETTI AL NERO CON. It was simply the best. Wife had LASAGNA and our friend had SPAGHETTI NANA MARIA. Everyone loved their meals. The service was the best. Nothing but good to say about the entire experience.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 20, 2022The flavor in the Spaghetti al Nero Con Polpo is absolutely delicious! You all chose some amazing dishes and we are happy you have a great experience dining with us. We hope to see you again soon!

  19. PL

    PhyllisL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service, good food, great wine. Had a great time with family and friends and will definitely return to Casa Santo Stefano.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 20, 2022Hello Phyllis, we appreciate you bringing in your family and friends to dine with us. We carry over 100 types of Sicilian wine and glad you found the right pairings with your dishes. We suggest checking out Santo's Drinkeria Rooftop Bar during your next visit.

  20. NM

    NanaM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Casa Santo Stefano several times and have never been disappointed. Always fast, friendly service and delicious food!

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 20, 2022Hello Nana, we are glad to continue to see a familiar face and appreciate your patronage. We recently added a few new delicious cocktails and dishes and suggest trying them during your next visit!

  21. JS

    JessicaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is beyond delicious with giant portions. Well worth the money. The ambiance is to die for. I love that after or before dinner you can go to the rooftop drinkeria that has an inside and outside option.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 20, 2022Thank you for providing us feedback about your experience, Jessica. We are glad you we able to enjoy both the main dining experience along with the rooftop bar and their different but amazing ambiences. We added new cocktails to the menu this past week and recommend giving them a try during your next visit!

  22. C

    Colleen

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jonny made my birthday very special. He was supper attentive and very sweet. Made our first visits awesome. Great food, great atmosphere and wonderful service.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 20, 2022Thank you for choosing to celebrate your special day with us, Colleen. We are happy to have provided you with a memorable experience during your visit at Casa Santo Stefano.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    I was disappointed with my chicken parm sandwich, dry chicken and hardly any sauce. Had to ask for more sauce. First time I was disappointed with what I ordered.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 20, 2022Hello, we apologize for not meeting your expectations with our food during your last dining experience although we are happy to have made the mark for your previous visits. We suggest during your next visit to ask your server to have any dish remade if you are unhappy with it and we will gladly have it fixed. We hope to see you again in the future to make it up to you.

  24. JM

    JackieMike

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the food, atmosphere& how we are treated ! Such a great experience every single time we come here! From the hostess, waiters, runners etc! Everyone is so super sweet!!

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 20, 2022Thank you for your patronage, Jackie. We do our best to provide you with amazing customer service and a memorable experience every visit and it looks like we have done just that!

  25. J

    Jason

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonder waiter, great drinks. Fantastic food. Definite get the risotto balls.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 13, 2022Thanks for the wonderful feedback, Jason. The arancini are a great starter! We hope to see you again soon.

  26. S

    Scott

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and delicious. We were pleasantly surprised and the unbelievable waiter made our dining experience the best of the best! We will be back.
  27. TM

    TonyM

    Tallahassee

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    I’m sorry to say it was not a great experience. We arrived at 1245 and did not get our food till 2:15

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 13, 2022We are very sorry to have disappointed you, Tony. We clearly mishandled your visit and we hope you are willing to give us another chance. We suggest telling a manager next time you have any issues so we can fix them right away. Making our customers happy and providing them with a great experience is what we strive for and we hope to make this up to you soon.

  28. KS

    KarenS

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best nicer restaurant I’ve been to in Tampa in a long time. Great food, and excellent service!

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 13, 2022We sincerely appreciate your kind feedback, Karen. We do our best to give you a taste of Sicily without the need for a plane ticket!

  29. CV

    CVG2019

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Swordfish was so delicious. Cocktails were great too. Love the decor. Staff was great. Parking is good.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 4 days agoThank you for leaving such a nice review. The swordfish is a great choice. We suggest checking out Santo's Drinkeria Rooftop Bar the next time you return.

  30. AM

    AngelaM

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit and just as great as the first. Enjoyed the food, service and the ambiance!

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 13, 2022That is lovely to hear, Angela. We hope to see you again very soon. We suggest also checking our Santo's Drinkeria Rooftop Bar! It has its own ambiance and a great place to enjoy a cocktail and a pretty view.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server was outstanding and food was amazing

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 13, 2022We do our best to ensure every customer has an exceptional experience. Thank you for choosing to dine with us.

  32. JR

    JRod03

    Tampa

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Richard Gonzmart really hit a home run with this restaurant. Being a big fan of the Columbia my wife and I were excited to try this new Sicilian style place and it did not disappoint. We took our adult children and my mother to celebrate multiple birthdays and we all were raving about how great the food and the service was. From the drinks and bread, to the starters, and entrees all the food was excellent and definitely authentic Sicillian-Italian We even tried their desserts which were fabulous too. Our server was very polite, courteous, and suggested some good dishes which was very helpful and a nice experience. A definite must for an excellent dining experience and the authentic Sicilian-Italian decor is a nice touch.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 11, 2022Hello JRod, this is the type of review we strive to see and the experience we hope to provide to all of our customers. We appreciate you taking the time to write out this review. The Gonzmart family wanted to shed light on the Tampa Sicilian culture and we are happy you took notice the the authenticity and love that goes into the restaurant. We also have a plethora of options for Sicilian wine and suggest asking your server next time to help pair the perfect bottle with you dish of choice.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Our server was extremely rude, made us feel extremely uncomfortable, and curt. It was our first time there and were celebrating a birthday and didn’t feel comfortable asking questions

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 13, 2022Hello, we are extremely sorry for your negative experience at our restaurant. We would like to learn more about your specific situation and try to make things right. Please message us with you contact information, we would like our operations team to speak with you therefore we can improve training.

  34. M

    Mickey

    Orlando

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!!!!!

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 13, 2022Thanks for the feedback, Mickey!! Glad we continue to provide an awesome experience.

  35. F

    Fsu1jester

    Tampa

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch as always! Congratulations to the Gonzmart family and their team on the unique product in Casa Santo Stefano’s Sicilian cuisine

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 11, 2022We sincerely thank you for the positive feedback! A lot of time and effort went into curating Casa Santo Stefano, just like our sister restaurants and we are glad you are happy with the outcome.

  36. FF

    FrancesF

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food,Great service, Beautiful place,Good menu

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 11, 2022Thank you, Frances. Sounds like you had an awesome experience dining with us and we hope to see you again soon.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Sarah was amazing! She was very attentive and informative. The food was fantastic. The rooftop was great to have dessert & cocktails after.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 8, 2022Sounds like a great night! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. The rooftop is always a great way to end the evening.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Italian food! Nice ambient.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 8, 2022Thank you so much. We suggest also visiting Santo's Drinkeria rooftop bar, a great place to enjoy a fresh cocktail and enjoy the sunset.

  39. L

    Laurica

    Tampa

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant always delivers! It has become one of our favorites!

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 6, 2022What a compliment, Laurica. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again very soon.

  40. B

    Borden

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious! Our server Daniel was great! Had to wait a bit long for our entrees but overall very good experience!

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on September 6, 2022We appreciate your patience and understanding during your visit. We are so glad you enjoyed your dishes.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Casa Santo Stefano using the Order Online button. Casa Santo Stefano also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 248-1925.

Casa Santo Stefano is rated 4.7 stars by 2144 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Casa Santo Stefano

1607 N 22nd St, Ybor City, FL 33605

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Ybor City

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sicilian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Park free across from the restaurant in the large Columbia lot between 21st and 22nd streets. The Columbia also has several other free lots nearby. There is a new drop-off drive at 5th Avenue and 22nd Street, right next to the restaurant. (Look for the boar statue and 1925 Model T.)

  • Public transit

    The TECO Streetcar stops at Centennial Park, 20th Street and 8h Avenue. This streetcar runs between Downtown Tampa and Ybor City.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alessio Selleri

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (813) 248-1925

  • Private party facilities

    Call the Columbia Restaurant groups department at 813.248.4961 and specify Casa Santo Stefano.

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