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Stephano's

420 Columbia Ave, Lexington, SC 29072-2616
803-359-5436
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Ranked #105 of 167 Restaurants in Lexington
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Sep 5, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Lexington, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Family owned business. The chicken salad tastes as if it's made with fresh chicken chunks, red seedless grapes, pecans, and light on the mayo. I'm sure there's a secret ingredient in there because it's heavenly! Their salads are all tasty too. Fresh veggie soup with real cornbread for lunch! Downside: It is on the pricey side.

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Lexington, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I'm all about supporting small local restaurants instead of the olive gardens or carabbas of the world but this experience was terrible. 1. The table we were sat at was dirty. 2. Pretty sure the waitress was stoned. 3. The soda was flat. 4. The wine was vinegared. 5. It took 30 min for the food to arrive and it... More

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Gilbert, South Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

If you are looking for quality Italian cuisine then this is the place for you and your family. We have dined here for years and love the food and the service.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

The hostess never got the high chair that I requested. The food took 30+ minutes to come to a table of 3 adults, with only 3 other small tables in the restaurant waiting on food. Then, when I requested that the food be boxed up (5 minutes prior to receiving it) to go, they still brought it out to us... More

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Lexington SC
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I periodically visit this restaurant for take-out at lunch. The chicken salad, pasta fruit plate is my favorite. This place is a Lexington Local hangout. You can always count on seeing someone you know enjoying the same great food that you are!!

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