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Casa Santo Stefano, Ybor City, FL

Casa Santo Stefano

4.7
4.7
2040 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 76 times today

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  • Order online

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 2,040 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. DT

    DanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was awesome! You must try this place out you won't be disappointed
  2. DS

    DarrenS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. Definitely have to go back and try more!

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded todayWe look forward to your return, Darren.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places to dine in Tampa!

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 1 day agoWhat a great compliment! Thank you.

  4. S

    Sydney

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The sangria was DELICIOUS, but I feel like the food could have been better. I was definitely left underwhelmed with the food for the price I paid for it. Service was great though, have nothing to complain about there!

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 1 day agoWithout knowing what you specifically ordered, we suggest asking your server for guidance when ordering. Also, if something falls short of expectations, please let a manager know so we can remake or replace.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service great experience overall !

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 3 days agoThank you! Glad you enjoyed.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vincent our server was fantastic. Food was AMAZING!!! Wine list is adventurous with so many fabulous options. I have to keep going to try everything on the menu.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 1 day agoWe look forward to your next visit.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and will definitely be back. Amazing food and wine! Highly recommend the linguine and clams and the meatballs.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 3 days agoExcellent choices! So happy to hear you found flavors you enjoyed.

  8. H

    Ham6

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    So enjoy going to Casa Santo if I have any suggestion or the only reason I gave food a 4-star rating is the coffee is always cold. We love to enjoy a cup of coffee after our wonderful meal but the coffee is always served cold.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 3 days agoPlease let us know any time your coffee falls short of expectations. It's an easy fix.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, highly recommend the buratta! Service was great and our server was attentive and gave us great wine recommendations! We went to the rooftop for a drink before dinner and that was great as well. The only hiccup we had was having a reservation at 645 and not being seated until 715.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 3 days agoThank you for your patience. You visited on one of the busiest nights in our history, with graduations and birthdays and other events that keep tables occupied. We appreciate your patronage.

  10. t

    tampalocal

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was absutely amazing… excellent service, the place is one of the best gems in tampa

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 3 days agoHow kind of you to say! Hope you visit again. Be sure to try Casa Santo Stefano for lunch!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Sarah was absolutely amazing. Great recommendations on the food and especially pleasant. We were visiting from Texas and had some other poor dining experiences. Sarah redeemed the Tampa dining scene with her excellent customer service.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 3 days agoSarah is a gem. Glad we could provide excellent hospitality.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I dined here last night to celebrate his promotion at work. Our table wasn’t quite ready when we arrived so we sat at the bar. The bartender was so knowledgeable and gave great drink suggestions. We were seated at our table about 30 minutes past our reservation time but we were enjoying ourselves at the bar so much that we didn’t mind at all. Our server was so attentive and let us take our time. So many other places we have gone, we have felt rushed through our meal so the restaurant can turn over the table. At Casa Santo Stefano, it seemed that it was almost expected that we take our time between courses! This was so refreshing! We started with the meatballs and a tomato and cheese salad that were both amazing. For our entrees, I had the Frutti Di Mar and my husband had the lasagna. Both dishes were delicious and the portions were incredible! I wanted to keep eating but also wanted to save room for dessert so we boxed our leftovers. For dessert, I had the Tiramisu and he had the chocolate gelato. Neither disappointed. Their espresso martini is one of the best I have ever had! I would highly recommend Casa Santo Stefano and we most definitely will be back!

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 3 days agoThank you for choosing Casa Santo Stefano for your special celebration, Our congratulations to your husband!

  13. TB

    TracyB

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with a great wine list. Caitlin, our waitress, was attentive, professional and did a great job! The focaccia is light and airy, meatballs and arrancini appetizers delicious and grouper and pastas main dishes were cooked perfectly. Beautiful atmosphere!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The rice balls were AMAZING! salads were fresh. Two of us had the spaghetti and meatballs. Pasta was too Al Dente. I had the pasta with eggplant. The eggplant was not peeled and was tough, bitter and uneatable. The waitress didn’t check back until we were almost done. I shared chicken Marsala with a friend and it was delicious and more than enough. The potatoes could have used salt, and there was none on the table. The manager came over and was lovely. He took off the eggplant and offered another meal. Would definitely give them another try.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 3 days agoThanks for your comments and feedback, Anonymous.

  15. I

    Icdoc

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, excellent look and decoration. Food was superb

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 3 days agoGreat to read this, Icdoc. We do our best to provide all three.

  16. d

    deborahg

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The squid and calamari were cooked just right The black ink pasta was a great texture and taste. The food is enjoyable every time I come here. Even a casual lunch is a dining experience.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 3 days agoWe make the squid ink pasta in-house!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great Ambiance. Great Service. Jacoby , our server made our friend’s birthday celebration extra special! Thank you 💕

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 1 day agoWhat a compliment that you chose Casa Santo Stefano for your special celebration. Thank you!

  18. TF

    TimF

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great again. Gordon did a great job. He did not rush the meal, and he has great knowledge of the menu. Will be back again soon.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 3 days agoGlad that you enjoyed Gordon's hospitality, Tim. Thank you for your kind words.

  19. RR

    RickR

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. Great place for a meal!

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 7 days agoThank you, Rick. Hope you visit again soon.

  20. SB

    SamanthaB

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sarah was an amazing server she made our experience here out standing!!!! The atmosphere and food was incredible and this place made it very special to celebrate my loves birthday!! thank you for everything !!

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on August 1, 2022Thank you for choosing Casa Santo Stefano for your special meal!

  21. BW

    BrendaW

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was top notch. Can't wait to go back!

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 7 days agoWe look forward to your return, Brenda.

  22. JM

    JeffreyM

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The rooftop bar was a fun place to have drinks and begin our meal. We then had our meal in the dining room and everything was well prepared, service was excellent. We recommend the calamari, sea bass, chicken parmigiana

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on August 1, 2022Great suggestions!

  23. S

    Sammy

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Everything was slow. Waited 15 min even with reservations, drinks order took quite a while to arrive, dinners arrived hot, but quite some time after ordering. However the check arrived promptly. Good restaurant, just needs to get its staffing issues fixed

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on August 1, 2022Appreciate your patience, Sammy.

  24. DL

    DaLuzJ

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of, if not the best, Italian-Sicilian restaurants on the planet. Every item is made to order using the best ingredients and artfully prepared and served. Highly recommended

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on August 1, 2022How lovely of you to say! Thanks!

  25. MK

    MoniqueK

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was good and the food was amazing. And don’t forget to order their version of a Manhattan.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on August 1, 2022Great tip on the cocktail, Monique.

  26. BE

    BeverlyE

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here. Awesome! The renovation of an historic macaroni factory was amazing! Gorgeous. Our server L Giannarco (sp?) was professional and gracious. We were catching up with friends & he didn’t rush us. Food was delicious! We’ll be back. Way to go Richard Gonzmart! Excellent!

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on August 1, 2022Thank you for your kind words, Beverly.

  27. MK

    MonikaK

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time visiting this fabulous restaurant! I can't wait to come back. I absolutely love the ambiance of the restaurant! The food is simply fantastic! The staff is amazing!

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on August 1, 2022No bigger compliment than a return visit. Thank you, Monika.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we come to visit Florida we have to visit Casa Santo Stefano for lunch or dinner. It is definitely worth the travel just to eat here. The atmosphere is fantastic, the service is great and the food is unbelievably good. I’ve never had a bad experience here. The manager Michael Piazza runs a tight ship. Flawless operation. We have eaten at some of the best restaurants in the world and this is in my opinion on the top of the list. Our server was Jose. Fantastic service. Ask for him. Prices are very reasonable as well. Can’t go wrong here. Friends from Texas.
  29. l

    lauras

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Two of 3 of us were first timers. We will be back. Service was perfect.

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded on August 1, 2022We look forward to your return, Laura.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Food was excellent, just the service received by server was horrible lack of kindness, short , seemed like she didn’t want to be there. Had to ask multiple times for items bc she would come to table and be quick to leave when we not done with selections. Otherwise food was good just poor customer service
  31. EV

    ElvieV

    Atlanta

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    We had reservations but still ended up sitting in a booth by the bar where we felt crowded by the folks at the bar and isolated from the rest of the restaurant. One member of our party had to stare into the sun streaming through the window for most of our dinner. Food was delicious and service was good but the situation absolutely ruined the ambience. We did ask the hostess for assistance but she was not helpful at all.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Overall a wonderful dining experience. Food was delicious and very tasty. This is exactly what you would expect from an Italian restaurant. Located in the cusp of Ybor City with plenty of parking. This is our second time and will definitely be going back! I’m a tough rater so 4/5 overall rating is appropriate.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was fantastic! Loved heading upstairs to have another drink and enjoy a cigar after dinner!
  34. J

    Jimmy

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome server named Gordon!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and the best tiramisu in the world.
  36. MD

    MicheleD

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delightful surprise! A hidden gem:-) The food was awesome and the service was top notch (thanks George). What a memorable and special experience. Will definitely go back!

    Casa Santo StefanoResponded 7 days agoSo happy you enjoyed your visit, Michelle.

  37. TD

    TampaDiners

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had from appetizers to desserts was really good. Our server Daniel was super nice and helped us navigate the extensive Sicilian wine list. The service was not rushed so we had time to enjoy our wine. Will definitely go back
  38. ML

    MLBBAB813

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service by Estella and the food was very good. Bartender Chris was great as well.
  39. m

    michaela

    Savannah

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu selection and everything we ordered was delicious. Abiamo mangato bene
  40. MJ

    MarkJ

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ravioli & Pesto was great. Swordfish too. Tiramisu!!

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 2040 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 76 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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