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Stefano's, an Italian Kitchen

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202 Market ST SE, Roanoke, VA 24011
+1 540-343-6644
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We give people a taste or scent they've never experienced before. We want...
We give people a taste or scent they've never experienced before. We want people to immerse themselves in the food, not just eat it... Stefano's, located on the Downtown Roanoke's Historic Market Square, has both a Cafe for lighter lunch fare and a Bistro, which is the quiet, elegant retreat for dining in a more private and relaxed environment. Both offer a new menu that prescribes to the Mediterranean diet. The Cafe is open seven days a week, with brunch on both Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am to 2:30pm and features somewhat lighter fare and American classics, such as Angus hamburgers. The Bistro's fine fare includes such offerings as Caesar and Mediterranean salads, shellfish dishes, veal Marsala and Parmesan, and a wine selection representing all the major wine regions of Italy. The pastas are either made on site or from Filei Calabresi, famed import of Italy and made of pure durum wheat semolina pasta, produced and dried according to tradition.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Peak Dining Experience in Roanoke

From the moment our party of four was greeted at the door we anticipated a special evening and meal. We were not disappointed but rather astounded at the service provided by master server Tyrone, and all of our selections. We started with appetizers of the very best, most tender grilled... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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ROANOKE
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

From the moment our party of four was greeted at the door we anticipated a special evening and meal. We were not disappointed but rather astounded at the service provided by master server Tyrone, and all of our selections. We started with appetizers of the very best, most tender grilled calamari with a spicy sauce and one of grilled eggplant... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My dining companion and I came here this past Thursday, and the visit was a very pleasant experience. Though the restaurant was almost full, the noise level was very mild, and our very nice server, John, was very attentive and professional. He recommended the duck appetizer, which was delicious. Both of us ordered the 10 ounce filet for our main... More 

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2Yummy4U, Owner at Stefano's, an Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear ABLFAVE, We, at Stefano's, are very proud our our cuisine and service. We will always try to exceed your expectations. Thanks again for choosing us and hurry back, Stefano More 

Mathews, Virginia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

On a snowy night we walked downtown from the Hotel Roanoke looking for a place to eat. Roger the barterder was shoveling snow and was very friendly as we walked by. After showing us a menu we were hooked. The food and service were excellent and John our server was superb. The owner even came by to visit. Would defintely... More 

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2Yummy4U, Owner at Stefano's, an Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Cathy, It was definitely a pleasure to meet you the other night. I am very proud of my staff and delighted to hear that enjoyed your dining experience at Stefano's. Hurry back and see us again. It will even be better! All my best, Doctor Stefano More 

Milford, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had the second best steak that I have ever eaten here! My daughter really enjoyed her dinner as well. The restaurant was almost empty (probably due to it being the day after New Years Day). Waitstaff were very nice but a little too intrusive, probably because it was a very slow night. Wanted to visit more with my daughter... More 

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2Yummy4U, Owner at Stefano's, an Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

PJ, I am delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Stefano's and look forward to seeing you again the next time that you are in Roanoke. Thanks again for your patronage and comments, Stefano More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Very good food and great service!! Perfect date night!!! There bread was also AMAZING!!!the waiter was very nice (:

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2Yummy4U, Owner at Stefano's, an Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Haley, Thank you for your support and kind words. We will always try to exceed your expectations. Thanks for choosing us and hurry back, Stefano More 

Rocky Mount, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It was our first visit to Stefano's since moving here in 2013. We didn't know what to expect but were pleasantly surprised! The overall feel of the place is modern and definitely oriented toward night life. But the formal dining room made it a special experience as you are separated from the remainder of the restaurant/bar. The dim lighting, wine... More 

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2Yummy4U, Owner at Stefano's, an Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Cecilee, It was our pleasure to serve you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience. Thanks for your patronage and hurry back, Stefano More 

Roanoke, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We had an excellent meal at stefano's. The braised shirt ribs and penne alla vodka were excellent dishes. Our waiter Ty was very professional and treated us great. Love the atmosphere. We will definetly be returning...

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2Yummy4U, Owner at Stefano's, an Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Gambler, Thank you you kind words and support. Hurry back and try other dishes. Everything is Yummmy :)) All my best, Doc Stefano More 

Roanoke, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Ty was an excellent server who helped the entire group pick from the delicious choices on the regular menu and the special offerings for Restaurant week. Everyone at the table enjoyed every morsel of our meal from start to finish. I enjoyed crispy calamari for my appetizer and a beautiful pasta dish with shrimp, chicken and sausage for the main... More 

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Sarah, I am delighted that you enjoyed dining with us. It is our job, after all, to please you. Thanks for your patronage and hurry back, Doc Stefano More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went to Stefano's during Downtown Roanoke's Restaurant Week. The food was outstanding. My mussels appetizer was delicious and my wife loved her homemade pasta. For entrees, I had the pork ossobucco and my wife had flank steak--both incredible. Most impressive, though, was our waiter, Tyrone. Ty went above and beyond, making recommendations for food and wine... More 

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2Yummy4U, Owner at Stefano's, an Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you your kind words. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your return. Are goal is to, always, exceed your expectations, Doc Stefano More 

Virginia, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The big attraction for us before ever walking through the door was the gluten free offerings. They did not disappoint here. And my wife (the gluten sensitive one) suffered no ill effects. Also, our server picked up on the "gluten free dining" and refrained from offerings of bread While at first glance I had my concerns that our desire intimate... More 

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2Yummy4U, Owner at Stefano's, an Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Joel, I remember you and your wife fondly. Hurry back and try the Gluten Free Tiramisu, it is to die for ! We are anxious to win the fifth star :)) Thanks for your patronage, Doc Stefano More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 202 Market ST SE, Roanoke, VA 24011
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-343-6644

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

We give people a taste or scent they've never experienced before. We want people to immerse themselves in the food, not just eat it... Stefano's, located on the Downtown Roanoke's Historic Market Square, has both a Cafe for lighter lunch fare and a Bistro, which is the quiet, elegant retreat for dining in a more private and relaxed environment. Both offer a new menu that prescribes to the Mediterranean diet. The Cafe is open seven days a week, with brunch on both Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am to 2:30pm and features somewhat lighter fare and American classics, such as Angus hamburgers. The Bistro's fine fare includes such offerings as Caesar and Mediterranean salads, shellfish dishes, veal Marsala and Parmesan, and a wine selection representing all the major wine regions of Italy. The pastas are either made on site or from Filei Calabresi, famed import of Italy and made of pure durum wheat semolina pasta, produced and dried according to tradition.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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