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420 Columbia Ave, Lexington, SC 29072-2616
803-359-5436
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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I remember this place being much better than this "in the old days" the décor might be the same. My wife and I were looking for some Italian food this past week and we went to Stephano's. She ordered the lasagna and I ordered the baked spaghetti. The salads came out and not really anything to say... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
Todd R
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Lexington, South Carolina
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Lexington, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Amazing cuisine. I was surprised at the depth of the food choices. Even more amazed when the food arrived and was just like my Nonna's food. All that was missing is someone grabbing my cheeks for a big Italian kiss.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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22 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Our favorite thing to get is the chicken salad/fruit/pasta plate. The chicken salad is chunky with pecans and grapes in it. I've ordered it for parties and it's always the first thing to go! The spaghetti is good, too, but it has a little kick to it that might be bothersome to an older person.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I remember this place being much better than this "in the old days" the décor might be the same. My wife and I were looking for some Italian food this past week and we went to Stephano's. She ordered the lasagna and I ordered the baked spaghetti. The salads came out and not really anything to say. They were salads.... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The food is good, but nothing to rave about. The good thing is that Stephano's is consistent. Their chicken salad is out of this world.

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Leesville, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Save room because you are going to want to eat it all! The fried green tomatoes topped with their famous pimento cheese are some of the best ever! (You can even buy some pimento cheese to take home. Don't let the price shock you, it is worth it!) We had the lasagna and veal. Can't wait to go back and... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Loud table in the back ruined any sense of atmosphere. Ordered salad specifically with no onions. Onions were front & center on plate. Lackluster waitress brought back another salad with no apology & no bacon bits and crackers like the original salad (we were snacking on those while we waited about 5 minutes.) Salad was old grocery store bag mix... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Wouldn't recommend to anyone :( Sorry I tried this place! The veal tasted old; my husband couldn't bite through his pizza and the management didn't do anything to fix it

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My daughter and I like to patronize local restaurants when we travel, and Stephano's seemed like a good bet when we passed by. We turned around and ordered the small pizza and salad lunch combos. The portion size was just right, a small personal pizza and small salad, salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and capt. wafers. The homemade salad dressing,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Really terrible in every way. Poor service, bad quality food, dirty. Felt like an episode of Ramsays Kitchen Nightmares before the transformation. Hope he turns up soon...

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South Carolina
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61 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Italian type food and atmosphere, their specialty. Have known the owners for 40 years. The main chef and proprietor went to school with one of ours. Great family and great food. Nice atmosphere from casual to dressy if you like. Good service. Moderately priced. Good customer service. Friendly staff. Small restaurant and nice to not be as noisy and hurried... More 

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Additional Information about Stephano's

Address: 420 Columbia Ave, Lexington, SC 29072-2616
Phone Number: 803-359-5436
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Lexington
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 420 Columbia Ave, Lexington, SC 29072-2616
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 803-359-5436

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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