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Stefano's

Cellars of the Grand Hotel | Seventh St, Mildura, Victoria 3500, Australia
0350220881
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Ranked #4 of 73 restaurants in Mildura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $103 - $141
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Stefano's Restaurant is housed in the cellars of the Grand Hotel. Stefano's Restaurant offers diners the choice of two menus, a six course degustation or an eight course degustation. Stefano's Restaurant is based on three rooms, a Coolroom, the Corridor and the Venetian room. The Coolroom can seat up to 30 guests, the Corridoor is a long narrow space which hosts smaller tables of two and the Venetian room which is private and can host up to 14 guests.
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Travelled with friends from Melbourne specially to dine at Stefano's again. At $175 per person + drinks, it's a very special treat. I wasn't exactly disappointed, but by halfway through our 4-hour long, 13-course degustation, I was longing for some of the straightforward, superbly prepared and presented food I had enjoyed at Stefano's on my previous 3 visits. To my... More

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Heleensburgh
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Arrived for pre dinner drinks that were dropped and spilt all over our dining table. Not a good start! Food was bizarre with combinations that did not mix e.g. Beef with ice cream! Variety is good but it must be done intelligently. All dishes were sweet and oily. Very poor selection showing no idea as to how to build such... More

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Well, it's not often that "old folks" rave. We are fortunate to have had many wonderful meals all around the world with travel in many parts of Australia and internationally - and this meal has to be one of our best lifetime culinary experiences. Daniel the maitre d' and sommelier is passionate in his pursuit of knowledge about wines and... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The service, food and ambience were as fine as anywhere in Australia, or overseas for that matter! But be prepared for 3 and a 1/2 hours for dinner! It was an unforgettable, special occasion. We had the 8 course degustation menu with matching wines. Amazing!

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a degustation only restaurant, not cheap ($135 for 8 courses & $85 for matched wines) but worth it for an indulgent array of subtle dishes. Attentive and knowledgable staff explain each dish as it arrives. Liked the envelope at the end with a copy of the menu to take with you as a memento.

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MANSFIELD
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

What can one say about such a brilliant restaurant as Stefano's. Words cannot do it justice. The food was magnificently thought out and beautifully presented with lots of locally sourced ingredients. The 8 courses were matched with some stunning wines. This was one of those few occasions in one's life to experience fine dining at it's best. The service was... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A place to go when you have a special occasion and wish to experience something memorable. Each dish is like a piece of art, exquisitely presented and above all Delicious. A must visit at least once in your lifetime.

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Pakenham, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We refused to be discouraged by a previous review and we are very glad we did! This is not the restaurant to onto if you are looking for budget priced "food". The idea is to taste something exquisite. Good things come in small packages, and each small package was an event to savour. The wine matching was exceptional and the... More

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melbourne
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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Our group of nine dined at Stefanos Mildura last weekend. We all had a three course meal, together with local wines/beer. In all the cost was close to $ 100 per head. The whole experience could not be faulted in any way. Entree, main and desert offered an excellent variety.....whilst the flavours were truly amazing. One of our group had... More

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Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We were very keen to try this restaurant that we had heard so much about. What a terrible disappointment. Firstly, this is not Stefano’s restaurant. He has nothing to do with it anymore. He actually cooks in the restaurant upstairs in the brewery. The degustation menu was way too over crowded with flavours and attempts at strange combinations. Because there... More

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