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“Nice authentic Italian meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Stephano's Italian Cuisine

Stephano's Italian Cuisine
11849 Millpond Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337-1278
(952) 895-1639
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Ranked #26 of 118 Restaurants in Burnsville
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Burnsville, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice authentic Italian meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant several times having different meals and always have been satisfied. Service was very good on last visit. Had the lasagna with a salad and food was wonderful. Prices very reasonable and nice wine choice. Only complaint was coffee tasted a little old on last visit.

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  • English first
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English first
Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“COCKROACHES”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

Don't eat here! Family member ordered a bottle of wine. With the wine came a salad and some bread. Also served with the food was a live COCKROACH!

The lack of shock and disgust by the waitress should tell you something.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“TERRIBLE SERVICE!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

AVOID!!!! This place was terrible! We went to this place on a Monday night at 6:00p.m. We did not get our dinner by 7:30. We ended up leaving because the food never came and the service was horrible! We sat down and were given menus, but no water. It took about 20 mins. to get the waitress(rude) to take our drink orders. Since we were waiting so long we also ordered our dinner. It took another 15 minutes to get our drink order. We asked for water. It never came. After about 45 mins. waiting for our salads, we complained. They brought out a plate of cold bread. Our salads came after sitting there for an hour and 5 minutes. They were not what we ordered. It was a romaine salad with UNRIPE tomatoes DROWNING in salad dressing. Un-edible! We ordered the "Wedge" with bacon and gorgonzola - it was horrible. After getting such poor service and the wrong food and waiting forever, we finally left. And we were not the only ones. Will never go back!!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Great local restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

We live in the neighborhood and are frankly quite surprised at the negative reviews we have just read about Stefanos!! Wow!

We have really enjoyed coming here for the past few years for food and wine. The pizza is good, the mussels are great, and my husband loves the seafood diavolo (spicy seafood pasta) dish. We've always had good service and never left unsatisfied. We brought my aunt and uncle from CA who love authentic Italian food and they loved it! I hope you will give this restaurant a try!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Awful experience!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2011

We live in the area and thought we'd give this place a try. Our waitress was nice. We ordered mussels for an app, they were fishy and only half of them were cooked enough that they opened. We gave the upopened ones back and told her they were duds and hadn't been cooked long enough.
We ordered the gnocci with pesto, while it tasted good it certainly lacked pesto, which is why we ordered it.
Also we ordered a spicy seafood dish over risotto. It was tasteless and it came over white rice. I sent that back as well explaining that it wasn't risotto.... the server said it was was the sauce...heh?
We were present our bill and were charged for everything! When the waitress came to process the payment I told her I found it ridiculous to be charged for undercooked mussels and the 'risotto' dish I sent back after taking three bites off. She went and got Stephano.
I'm the vocal one and have been in food industry for 15 years. He immediately looked at my boyfriend expecting him to talk when I piped up instead. Why would he assume it was the man who was going to talk. The next thing he said floored us.... 'well i do understand we are all going through tough times....' it was like he was insinuating we were trying to get free food and couldn't afford it! We do plenty well. In the end he gave us half off the app and took off the 'rissoto dish. We will not be back.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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