Casa Santo Stefano

4.7
935 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 935 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Genial la comida exquisita

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vipPhilB
Tampa
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

New favorite Italian restaurant in Tampa. Awesome place.

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vipVicki
Tampa
41 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Casa Santo Stefano. Every time we have dined there we have had a wonderful experience. Our waiter, Mateo, was exceptional. He provided wonderful service and was extremely helpful and charming. The food is delicious and menu has a large variety of selection. The portions are very generous. Some of our favorite selections are the stuffed artichoke, calamari, ravioli and the many pastas at they offer. We highly recommend Casa Santo Stefano for an enjoyable dining experience

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BrianP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

2nd time there and 2nd time they messed up the special occasion we were celebrating. Didnt have what was requested at the table both times. Service was slow. Food makes up for the lack of attention to what you request at time of reservation. They did, both times, provide what was requested after I asked.

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vipSophia
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, food and service!

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JeffS
Western NC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food,service and cleanliness.
The menu choices were so much better than the normal fare offered at other Italian restaurants. Even though we live near Orlando, we look forward to coming back again soon.

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Trey
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Waited 30 mins after our reservation time (not awful but still). Service was slow and food not as good as it should be (considering the other restaurants in this “family”).

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AnnR
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything we ate was excellent but 2 of the 4 appetizers our table ordered never were served

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AlmericoEats
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our server Mateo was the best. My 3rd time there will keep going.

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WayneSwagKrewe
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this great new addition to the Columbia Restaurant Group. They've done it again. Rich in tradition with the Sicilian theme, the ambiance is fresh, bright, open and warm. The food is wonderful...flavors I haven't had before...many with a Tampa twist.
You haven't had this red sauce before! The waiter was knowledgeable and very helpful when I hit an ingredient I didn't know. And don't forget the deserts. You will be as happily surprised as I was.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a stellar experience. Cynthia was perfect in her availability and response.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Went for a birthday dinner and was blown away by the quality of food and service! I got the swordfish entree which was over-the-top delicious. The only downside was the very bland potato spears the fish was served with. This was easily remedied by my two (again, delicious) Manhattans. My boyfriend had the Nana Maria pasta and finished off his meal with the espresso martini. He said both were home runs! Would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality meal without the pretentious feel.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our anniversary there. We’ll definitely be back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Ugh. I keep trying this place but it was my last time. Food was slightly below average (aside from the bread), service was SO slow - put in an app right away and it took forever, and $95 later I’m mad at myself for giving them another chance. Also, there were a couple flies circling the whole time (indoor). So disappointed with the restaurant as a whole and me for going again.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience at Santo Stefano. Service is always on point with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Phone was amazing as always

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vipMuma
Tampa
167 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We liked the restaurant. They need to work on their timing. We waited over 45 minutes for our table. Some of our pasta dishes missed ingredients such as Eggplant and Lobster.

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vipGlen
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonight we tried a few new dishes. One new to us and one new menu item. The spaghetti Al Nero Con Polpo (Black ink pasta with Octopus) was outstanding. Thank you to Mateo for sending over for us to try. The Linguine Frutti Di Mar is a great new addition to the menu as is the Broccoli Rabe.
We cannot say enough about the management and staff at Casa

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TampaGirl
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Fun vibe and tasty food but watch when you bite: my husband's veggies had a metal screw in them! Best we can guess is maybe it fell from an overhead exhaust vent in the kitchen. Thankfully he felt it in his mouth before he chomped down. Manager was apologetic and covered the cost of the meal. This will certainly be the topic of discussion at our table if/when we ever return. This is a lovely place to take out-of-town visitors.

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Frenchy
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and nice people
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was excellent and want to try an entree. We just did an appetizer and salad. Service was a lot to de desired! It was horrible!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was amazing. I would recommend!

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vipMichelle
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner! Everything was delicious and our server was excellent! We’ll be back soon!

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vipmo34
Tampa
41 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Chicken Marsala and squid ink pasta were a hit at our table

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go! Ask for Logen to be your server! Excellent service, food, drink & scene!

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ReginaldG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lasagna was delicious and the meatballs are a must for an appetizer.

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birthday0
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends getting together catching up !

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vipTampadiner
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time in, for lunch this time. Great for business lunches. I'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love squid ink pasta and dish was exceptional with exception of pasta itself - a bit over cooked and mushy. Everything else was great!

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barbara
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and lively atmosphere with friendly and efficient wait staff. Open kitchen, high ceilings and good food. what more do you want?

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vipEllieS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, friendly greeting from hostesses. Delicious, freshly made food. Excellent server (Gordon). Beautiful atmosphere. All made it an amazing lunch experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server was Ms. Caitlyn she was great. The food was ok - the mushroom chicken wasn’t the best. My chicken parmigiana was great. The bologense was the best plate overall. (We all shared to try the plates) certainly interested in coming back to try different plates. I enjoyed the scenery in the restaurant.

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vipDCoxRoush
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipBarb
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant! I was disappointed that the dinner menu no shrimp dishes like they do on the lunch menu. The Caesar salad was delicious but skimpy for 12.00! The burata salad was awesome! The service was wonderful!

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CheriS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After meeting Michael Piazza on Saturday afternoon, we had to bring friends for dinner! We were very excited to be at the chef's table. A great view of what is happening in the kitchen and to talk with chefs as they prepared food.
Decide to have the Ravioli Di Ricotta as an appetizer and Porkchop Grigiato and Veal dish with friends having spaghetti Nana Maria.
After dinner we went up to the roof top patio for drinks and desert.
A wonderful evening with friends and great food!
I will be back...soon!

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LindaS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great overall experience, great food, friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was phenomenal! Josh took great care of us! The Eggs in Purgatorio are amazing! We will be back later this month to introduce the restaurant to more new people!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic from start to finish. Wonderful setting as well.

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vipJordanP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

This is the third time dining at this restaurant.
1st time server forgot our appetizers and failed to refill drinks until someone went up to host stand. They apologized and treated us to dessert
2nd time server forgot to deliver salads. Didn’t say anything until after paid and on way out door.
This time the server was new, needs some time to get better but great customer service and very friendly. Dishes piled up on our table the entire dining experience. Food quality seemed different this time. Bread was changed, it was a different kind cold and flavorless. Appetizers came out 4 minutes after ordering them which means they were premade and ready to go. First round of meatballs were cold. Quality of meatballs which were amazing first two times was different. Texture was off, flavor was off, and much smaller meatballs. Pasta sauce was bland this time and needed salt.

Good concept back execution all 3 times. Gonna take a break from eating here for a bit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews