Casa Santo Stefano
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.
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Spaghetti and Meatballs
"Spaghetti with meatballs" blend of beef, pork and veal, gently braised in rich succo, with Pecorino Romano cheese
Pasta alla Norma
Fried eggplant, fresh grape succo sauce, garlic, grated ricotta salata cheese
Casa-made assorted gelatos, flavors: dark cioccolato, vanilla, Sicilian pistachio, hazelnut, stracciatella, Flavor Of The Day
Food is very good authentic Italian. Disappointed that no longer offer bread and oil (substituted focaccia bread). Service was not as attentive as experienced in past (e.g. water not filled until one hour into seating and brought 5 pieces of focaccia bread for table of 6 people). Pleasant atmosphere but music was loud and required louder voice to talk at table. Definitely would return but opportunities for improvement.
Love this new Sicilian restaurant. Parking was a breeze and the food was excellent. Love the ambiance!
Server recommended the most expensive bottle of wine on the list each time. Did the same with the food.
Amazing! The chef came to our table and was so enthusiastic about the food and choices based on what we wanted to eat. Everything suggested was delicious. The drinks where perfect. The atmosphere was delightful and pleasant. Will definitely be coming back
Our food was served hot and cooked perfectly. My husband had the swordfish and I had chicken. We also had an appetizer of tomato and cheese topped bread which was delicious. Our server, Cynthia was very helpful and attentive. Great couples evening!
The staff was friendly and gave great suggestions! We sat at the pasta bar and it was a great experience interacting with the chefs. The food was outstanding, can’t compliment it enough! We’ll definitely be back!
Nice restaurant. My ravioli were delicious. Friend ordered clams and linguine- not very many clams. Service very good.
Absolutely amazing! Great food, wine list and the team was amazing! Can’t wait to return!
Our server (Mateo) was extremely helpful with choosing a wine, as the only person with knowledge of Sicilian wines commented. I love having choices among a whole region of Italian wines I have had little experience with.
I love that Mr. Gonzmart has chosen to celebrate and share the Sicilian food experience of his childhood with those of us who remember eating Nonna’s or Nana’s
Very good food, and great service! Beautiful building and decorated
What a lovely luncheon with friends. The food was spectacular, the restaurant is another Ybor landmark.
This was a birthday celebration which I noted on my Open Table reservation. At the end of the meal cake with a candle and a birthday card signed by the team serving us and preparing our food was delivered to the table. Very special for my daughter-in-law!
A perfect birthday dinner celebration!
Awesome place will come back. The food was delicious and service was excellent. Price was good too. I loved the raviolis !!!!
I love the food here and have an overall great experience every time we visit. Tonight I felt that the service was a bit slow. But I know with post COVID lockdown it is hard getting people back to work and we need to have an understanding as consumers that restaurants are doing the best they can.
Overall I would 100& recommend Casa Santo Stefano to anyone looking to have a great meal with a fantastic ambiance and great dining experience in the heart of Ybor.
Excellent food and superb service. Enjoyed the experience!
Best calamari ever! Service we received from Gordon was outstanding He knew how to handle all our needs without hovering.
After 2 years attended the Theater for a play. Celebrating the occasion with one of Tampa’s new restaurants.
I would say this was out 2nd visit to Casa San Stefano. Our dinner started with the meatballs. They were very firm in texture and a bit salty. The burrata salad was overdressed which defeated the great burrata cheese, picked onion and arugula. The bolognese was a huge portion, but was incredibly salty (very sad). The grouper was really good but the vegetables were not right off the grill. The lemon sorbetto was a winner, incredibly tart and silky as it should be. Overall we were disappointed with the lack of precise execution. We hope the best for this venture however we won’t return for a while. It’s a shame Gonzmarts.
Chef Enzo and his team are fantastic food taste and preparation are wonderful
The service was excellent. Lovely ambience. The food was delicious.
Great introduction to this restaurant. I can’t wait to go back and try some other dishes ! Great unobtrusive but timely service from Andrew! Everyone at the table mentioned this detail! The food was paced very well, from the bread and olive oil to the dessert. The main dishes were all delicious and a good value! It was my birthday and they brought out a complimentary dessert as well as a personal Thanks from the manager!
Outstanding Italian food and great service. Nice size portions reasonably priced considering the good quality of the food.
Food and service was excellent. Octopus was amazing.
I came from out of town to eat here and was very excited to try it out. Based on all the rave reviews. We came in the side door and when we reached the hostess stand they seemed stunned that we appeared. They weren’t friendly at all and with the masks it’s so hard to hear in a loud restaurant. We were finally spoken to when the hostess’s finished doing whatever it was that preceded both of them greeting us and we were shown to our table. It seemed to take longer than it should for our server to appear but once he did the rest of the evening was very nice. The service was good and the food was spectacular. I will definitely try again on my next trip to Tampa and expect that these were just moments of lapse that aren’t the norm.
Decor and atmosphere great! Food was good but bring to quickly to tables in order to turn. Felt a little rushed by our server. His attitude and social skills need an improvement!
Perfect! Great food and great staff!
Wonderful place, outstanding food and menu choices, creative. Service was exemplary, thoroughly enjoyed the evening
Friends visiting from out of town
Everything was amazing! The service, decor and of course the food was fantastic. I will definitely be back
Very picky about my Italian food....thus place was amazing
I cannot say enough about Michael and all the employees with their attention to detail, kindness and making sure everything was perfect from drinks at the bar, dinner plus a cocktail and cigar at the rooftop.
Ran a little late, hostesses seemed unorganized even though not busy, some tables were not bussed.
Great atmosphere and lots of room. Love the decor and the food was authentic and huge portions! Perfect place for a group or a date night!
The restaurant is beautiful, but it’s too pricy for ordinary food. Will hardly come back.
Our server Daniel was excellent on a very busy and short staffed Sunday evening. 5 of us, 4 have dined here several times ,my son a restauranteur visiting so it was a must he experience the newest of Columbia group.
Started with cocktails and appetizers, Daniel chose a nice bottle of red Tuscan blend as well. Caponata excellent served with original hearth bread. Artichoke is great presentation and flavorful, but could have been cooked a touch more for tenderness.
Entrees were Duroc Pork Chop, Swordfish, Ravioli, Linguine Clam Sauce, and Lobster Pasta. All were very flavorful, Swordfish was the standout entree.
Don’t miss dessert. We always get affogato, cannoli, and cappuccino and added the cassata cake. Our new favorite as they make a true cassata with lots of candied citrus and marzipan.
Thank you again for another great evening to enjoy delicious food and drink.
The food was amazing and authentic and fresh. We will be back 100%
Authentic Sicilian! (Not typical Italian/American fare) Adam, our waiter, was knowledgeable and attentive. Loved the atmosphere as well. Highly recommend for a unique dining experience.