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Stefano's Italian Cafe

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2200 Central Ave, Middletown, OH 45044-4604 (Monroe)
+1 513-422-9922
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are six of us in the group and we all love the specials at this restaurant. They have scallops every Friday night. I was never a scallops person, but now I am

Thank Frankgw6
Maineville, Ohio
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67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Came on at 6:30 Thursday night early Feb with my parents. Place was not crowded at all. Help was very friendly and kind. Atmosphere somewhat overly dark. 70's crummy rock playing a little too loudly. Not sure why classic lite rock was playing as it did not fit the mood. I got a large pepperoni, sausage and sun-dried tomato calzone... More 

Thank Tom Y
Middletown, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Stefano's is an outstanding local restaurant. They have original home made recipes which are excellent . Love eating there.

Thank Peggy M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

On the way to our daughter's away game we passed an intriguing restaurant - Stephano's - in the middle of this older town and when we arrived at the opposing team's school, we asked about it. We were told it is the best restaurant in the area and decided to check it out. It did not disappoint! My husband ordered... More 

Thank Lori D
Darien, Connecticut
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173 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

A friend of mine from the town invited me to this local Italian restaurant. What a great place. Nothing gorgeous, nothing luxurious. Just nice, just comfortable. Great foods at warm and friendly ambient. Really enjoyed it.

Thank 3millionmiletraveler
Centerville, Ohio
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were looking for a place to eat and saw the sign for Stefano's advertising wood-fired pizza. It was a blustery night and Italian food sounded like a good idea. Walking in the ambience was perfect. Beautiful back bar with patrons in each stool greeted us. We were given a choice to sit in the main dining room which was... More 

Thank Buckeye937469
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Before attending a concert on the Miami U campus in Middletown we wanted a meal a step above the national chain restaurants and found it at Stefano's. Their menu had the usual array of pizzas and pastas but they also had daily specials not on the menu but just for that day. I got the fruitti di mare which was... More 

Thank BallardSimone
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Give it one try and i bet you love it! Try the "strongIsland iced tee"!!! If dinner time you might try a secret offering called the "Steve special". Just don't go on Monday! (closed)

Thank Craig M
Monroe, Ohio
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Loved the wood fired pizza. Nice variety of menu items. Good selection of drinks and service was great.

Thank nivins32
Greater Cincinnati
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Stopped on a whim for an early dinner and was not disappointed in any way. Food excellent and service by Chris was absolutely outstanding. Wife had Meat Lasagne while I had Seafood Special on Linguini. Pasta was firm and not the normal soggy seen in most restaurants. Sauce was just spicy enough to remind me of east coast Sicilian sauce.

Thank Steve K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 Central Ave, Middletown, OH 45044-4604
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Butler County  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 513-422-9922
Stefano's is THE place to go for authentic Italian in historic Middletown.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?